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    Here Are 6 Things You Need To Know About Democrats' Giant FAIL In Georgia's Sixth District

    Here Are 6 Things You Need To Know About Democrats' Giant FAIL In Georgia's Sixth District



    In what the media portrayed as a national "referendum" on Donald Trump, Democrats directed millions of dollars and truckloads of hype to fuel the campaign of 30-year-old Jon Ossoff to fill the vacated seat of Republican Tom Price, now serving as Secretary of Health and Human Services. The Democrats needed Ossoff to win 50 percent of the vote against a divided Republican field in order to avoid a run-off election that would require him to face a Republican opponent head-to-head. But when the votes were tallied up Tuesday night, after all the hype and infusion of millions from out of state, Ossoff fell short, garnering just over 48 percent and thus triggering a run-off with Republican Karen Handel, Georgia's Secretary of State.

    Here are six things you need to know about the Georgia District 6 election.


    1. The Deck Was Stacked Heavily In Ossoff's Favor
    2. Democrats Invested Millions In Ossoff
    3. Around 95 Percent of Ossoff's Donations Came From Out of State

    The total money invested in Ossoff was at least $8.3 million. A report published a few days before the election claims that at about a week out from the election, Ossoff had already spent a stunning $5.3 million on TV, cable, and radio advertisements, dwarfing any of his opponents. Handel, for example, spent only around $100,000 on ads.

    4. Ossoff Spent $57 Per Vote
    5. Ossoff vs. Handel Should Be A Close Race
    6. Ossoff Believes He's Already Won "A Victory For The Ages"
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    Here Are 6 Things You Need To Know About Democrats' Giant FAIL In Georgia's Sixth District



    In what the media portrayed as a national "referendum" on Donald Trump, Democrats directed millions of dollars and truckloads of hype to fuel the campaign of 30-year-old Jon Ossoff to fill the vacated seat of Republican Tom Price, now serving as Secretary of Health and Human Services. The Democrats needed Ossoff to win 50 percent of the vote against a divided Republican field in order to avoid a run-off election that would require him to face a Republican opponent head-to-head. But when the votes were tallied up Tuesday night, after all the hype and infusion of millions from out of state, Ossoff fell short, garnering just over 48 percent and thus triggering a run-off with Republican Karen Handel, Georgia's Secretary of State.

    Here are six things you need to know about the Georgia District 6 election.


    1. The Deck Was Stacked Heavily In Ossoff's Favor
    2. Democrats Invested Millions In Ossoff
    3. Around 95 Percent of Ossoff's Donations Came From Out of State
    The total money invested in Ossoff was at least $8.3 million. A report published a few days before the election claims that at about a week out from the election, Ossoff had already spent a stunning $5.3 million on TV, cable, and radio advertisements, dwarfing any of his opponents. Handel, for example, spent only around $100,000 on ads.

    4. Ossoff Spent $57 Per Vote
    5. Ossoff vs. Handel Should Be A Close Race
    6. Ossoff Believes He's Already Won "A Victory For The Ages"
    Most of the pollsters are betting against Osoff and giving it to Handel. Last I heard, the odds were Handel by 8 points.
    Which is considerably better than TRUMP did in November.
    If they want to bray loudly over a *WIN*, they'd have better luck elsewhere - losing by a LITTLE is still a loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    Here Are 6 Things You Need To Know About Democrats' Giant FAIL In Georgia's Sixth District



    In what the media portrayed as a national "referendum" on Donald Trump, Democrats directed millions of dollars and truckloads of hype to fuel the campaign of 30-year-old Jon Ossoff to fill the vacated seat of Republican Tom Price, now serving as Secretary of Health and Human Services. The Democrats needed Ossoff to win 50 percent of the vote against a divided Republican field in order to avoid a run-off election that would require him to face a Republican opponent head-to-head. But when the votes were tallied up Tuesday night, after all the hype and infusion of millions from out of state, Ossoff fell short, garnering just over 48 percent and thus triggering a run-off with Republican Karen Handel, Georgia's Secretary of State.

    Here are six things you need to know about the Georgia District 6 election.


    1. The Deck Was Stacked Heavily In Ossoff's Favor
    2. Democrats Invested Millions In Ossoff
    3. Around 95 Percent of Ossoff's Donations Came From Out of State

    The total money invested in Ossoff was at least $8.3 million. A report published a few days before the election claims that at about a week out from the election, Ossoff had already spent a stunning $5.3 million on TV, cable, and radio advertisements, dwarfing any of his opponents. Handel, for example, spent only around $100,000 on ads.

    4. Ossoff Spent $57 Per Vote
    5. Ossoff vs. Handel Should Be A Close Race
    6. Ossoff Believes He's Already Won "A Victory For The Ages"
    Since you can never, ever post a balanced article here are some thoughts:

    A week ago you posted about the race in Kansas...a race in which the R won, but by a much smaller margin than should have been given the district dynamics. At that time you and your propaganda claimed that the R won and anyone making any claim that the closeness of the race showed weakness was just blowing smoke..."a win is a win" or something like that.

    So today, you take the exact opposite viewpoint because you must do so in order to keep your pathetic political bias intact. Mr. Ossof clearly won the runoff...he got 48% of the vote...more than any R in the race by far. Mr. Trump won the presidency will less. Mr. Ossof is not the Congressman from the district because of GA rules. You cheer Mr. Trump having beat 16 R primary candidates and belittle the same feat here...why? Because you are a hypocrite who doesn't give one sh!t about anything other than petty politics.

    As for the idiotic points of your article...how much money came into this race from outside the state to support Republicans??? Don't know do ya? The dailywire won't tell you that, will it? here's a little hint:

    The Congressional Leadership Fund in Washington, which has ties to House Speaker Paul Ryan, has spent nearly $3 million running TV spots that attack Ossoff.
    http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/sect...rticle/122919/

    Mr. Trump taped robo calls in an effort to defeat Mr. Ossof.

    Look at all that was done by R's outside of a red district in a red state to prevent a blue candidate from winning...and with all that effort the blue candidate still got 48% of the vote....

    So you can spin it anyway you want (as you always will)...but the plain fact of the matter is that Mr. Trump is damaging the Republican brand and invigorating the Dems.

    Will Mr. Ossof will the runoff election...who knows...it should be close. But no matter the outcome...you will find the propaganda to spin it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    Here Are 6 Things You Need To Know About Democrats' Giant FAIL In Georgia's Sixth District



    In what the media portrayed as a national "referendum" on Donald Trump, Democrats directed millions of dollars and truckloads of hype to fuel the campaign of 30-year-old Jon Ossoff to fill the vacated seat of Republican Tom Price, now serving as Secretary of Health and Human Services. The Democrats needed Ossoff to win 50 percent of the vote against a divided Republican field in order to avoid a run-off election that would require him to face a Republican opponent head-to-head. But when the votes were tallied up Tuesday night, after all the hype and infusion of millions from out of state, Ossoff fell short, garnering just over 48 percent and thus triggering a run-off with Republican Karen Handel, Georgia's Secretary of State.

    Here are six things you need to know about the Georgia District 6 election.


    1. The Deck Was Stacked Heavily In Ossoff's Favor
    2. Democrats Invested Millions In Ossoff
    3. Around 95 Percent of Ossoff's Donations Came From Out of State
    The total money invested in Ossoff was at least $8.3 million. A report published a few days before the election claims that at about a week out from the election, Ossoff had already spent a stunning $5.3 million on TV, cable, and radio advertisements, dwarfing any of his opponents. Handel, for example, spent only around $100,000 on ads.

    4. Ossoff Spent $57 Per Vote
    5. Ossoff vs. Handel Should Be A Close Race
    6. Ossoff Believes He's Already Won "A Victory For The Ages"

    You can spin this however you want but the fact remains that a newcomer Dem beat the pants off of the entire GOP field in a district in which he doesn't even reside. Yea, he didn't get the 50% +1 needed for an outright win but he should've finished in last place in that district.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyjo View Post
    Mr. Ossof is not the Congressman from the district because of GA rules.
    This is the only point your ranting made - at least it is the only one that matters. By following the rules, the R's will win again.
    There are only two possibilities; one is that we are alone in the universe, the other is that we are not.
    Both are terrifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awpitt View Post
    he should've finished in last place in that district.
    I guess that that depends on how gerrymandered the district is. While those in the past have won as an R pretty handily, that is not a positive indication of present or future votes.

    The D won 48% with no real D opponent, the (now) R opponent beat the R rivals 20 to 8 to 8 to 8, meaning R's got about 45 or so percent of the vote. The D goes in with the advantage, to be sure. But, it's easy to be #1 in a field of 1.
    There are only two possibilities; one is that we are alone in the universe, the other is that we are not.
    Both are terrifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awpitt View Post
    You can spin this however you want .....






    The most glaring detail of the Georgia District 6 election was that there was only one viable Democratic candidate, Ossoff, while there were four competitive Republican candidates. A total of five Democrats had entered the race, compared to the crowded field of eleven Republicans. None of the other four Democrats earned more than 0.3 percent of the vote. Three of the Republicans earned more than 8 percent, while the winner, Handel, garnered nearly 20 percent. A few other Republicans picked off around 1 percent.

    The other major advantage Ossoff had going into the election was all of the anti-Trump fervor that has exploded in the first few months of his presidency. With some signs that the "Trump hysteria," which the Democratic Party has been fanning feverishly, is already cooling off a little, it will be interesting to see how long the party can keep its base enthused and engaged.
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    Like I said, spin it how you want. The fact remains that the combined GOP total should've been well beyond 60% of the overall vote. Well, it wasn't. All of the GOP candidates' combined total still fell behind Ossoff's total.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awpitt View Post
    Like I said, spin it how you want. The fact remains that the combined GOP total should've been well beyond 60% of the overall vote. Well, it wasn't. All of the GOP candidates' combined total still fell behind Ossoff's total.
    But not at all far afield from the outcome of the LAST election.

    Which says - the Dems haven't gained anything at all.

    Tucker Carlson said it best last night - how are you going to gain the remaining percentage of voters, since they'll be Republicans? Tell them how bigoted and racist they are?
    This "resistance" is not based on anything other than anger, and it's not enough to sustain anything.
    You can't run a campaign on "Trump sucks". It's not enough to bring voters to the polls in a nation where it's hard enough to get them to show up even for a Presidential election, much less an off-year special election.

    You failed to mention at least one other condition - the amount of *MONEY* poured into this.

    Osoff outspent everyone else by a colossal amount and still managed to get less than 50% against a field of Republicans and in all likelihood will still lose in June.

    What this says to me is, the 'anger' has run its course - now you have to campaign on what people care about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awpitt View Post
    Like I said, spin it how you want. The fact remains that the combined GOP total should've been well beyond 60% of the overall vote. Well, it wasn't. All of the GOP candidates' combined total still fell behind Ossoff's total.
    Just totaling up vote total has the spread has D's 93911, R's 97947, and I's 176 or as percentages D's 48.9%, R's 51.0% and I's .0009%. Looks close enough that it's only going to be determined by turnout numbers.
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