Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Some 'Resistance!'

No matter what they did, no matter what they said, they just couldn't get them damned deplorables to see the error of their ways.

The Democrats mounted a major effort to unseat the Republicans in the Georgia 6 by election.  It didn't work.

Georgia 6
Karen Handel97,20252.7%
Jon Ossoff87,15547.3%
50% of precincts reporting

With 50% of the vote counted, the gap between the Rebuplican candidate and the Democrat candidate is over five percentage points.  That's going to be mighty hard for the Democrat to pull back.


gravedodger said...

Reportedlythe most expensive one off congressional spend on one seat in history.
California snowflakes sent gazillions to give Trump a kick in the nuts turned into yet another example of fools and their money being seperated.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

The count now is well over 80% and the margin has not changed.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

And here's the kicker, from The Wall Street Journal:-

"Republicans held on to a hotly contested U.S. House seat in Georgia on Tuesday, beating back an aggressive challenge that showed the Democrats’ inability to turn opposition to Donald Trump’s presidency into electoral gains. "

Anonymous said...

2016 results....Republican 61%....Dems 38% with an extra 120,000 votes cast. Looks like a copy of the UK election to me....huge majority cut to the bone in a "safe" seat.

Betty Swollax

Adolf Fiinkensein said...


You need to go to Specsavers.

Anonymous said...

This was a safe GOP seat, and the Republicans spent their greatest ever campaign contributions on fighting the seat, only to see a 23% margin in the polls reduced to under 4%. This represents a swing of 10% to the Dems. The GOP got 49.9% in the 2016 elections while the Dems got 44.8%.

If the Georgia vote is anything to go by, and don't forget, this was a safe seat for the GOP, then it reflects a 55% to 40% vote in favour of the Dems in the next elections in 2018. A similar swing in the Senate will give both Houses to the Dems.

Right now, there must be quite a few GOP Congressmen and Senators thinking that Trump will be their downfall. Time for an "Et to Brute" moment methinks.

Innocent Bystander

The Veteran said...

Innocent Bystander ... reality 'cheque'. Ossoff (D) lost the election by a wider margin than 'Crooked' Hillary did in the 2016 Presidential election. In doing so he outspent the Republicans by $30m to $27m.

I do have to wonder at the appellation 'Fat Cat Republicans' ... hardly justified here and certainly not the case in the Presidential election where Clinton outspent Trump $1.191b to $647m.

This is the US where they do it their way but I don't think it's healthy for democracy that these huge sums of money are involved. We are lucky in NZL that campaign expenditure is controlled and that it's not possible to buy an election (except in a policy sense and notwithstanding the Labour/NZ First 2005 rorting of the system).