Dems hope of reclaiming the U.S. House is the thrust propelling liberal Ossoff
Today we’re looking at Georgia Congressional District 6 runoff race, taking to heart House Speaker Tip O‘Neil message to Americans, “Al politics is local.” O’Neil was a Democrat who was actually a friend of Republican President Ronald Reagan’s.
Georgia’s 6th congressional district special election failed to produce a clear winner Tuesday falling just short of the 50 percent threshold needed to win, and throwing the unconventional race into a June 20 runoff. This time contenders are liberal Jon Ossoff and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, who proudly calls herself “a lifelong conservative.” Her Issues Page attests to that fact.
Democrat Ossoff is a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide, who doesn’t reside in the district he wants to represent. Nontraditional Ossoff and his girlfriend of 12 years haven’t bothered to move into the district or get married. He says it’s enough that he lived in the district as a child.
Ossoff has raised an astronomical $8.3 million mostly from out-of-state donors, in a 18 person race in which the top two candidates — regardless of political party affiliation — vie against one another This political skew is known variously as Top Two or Jungle Primary, a concept effectively disenfranchising voters, is pushed by the far left-leaning Arizona Republic. The newspaper’s hope it that the only choices available are two Democrats. Columnist Robert Robb is the stand-alone voice against this con job. We’ve linked to his 2012 article. Acquaint yourself with this deceptive scheme. It will be back.
Ossoff’s puerile campaign theme is “Make Trump Furious,” offering no solutions to the citizens of the district as he runs to represent a traditionally Republican stronghold. He’s gained reliably liberal celebrity endorsements, Fully 95 percent of his money came from out-of-state donors, demonstrating a further disconnect with the Georgia district.
The 6th congressional district has been in GOP hands since the 1970s, providing a stronghold for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who represented it from 1979 to 1999. This election has been characterized as a referendum on Donald Trump and a wake-up call for the GOP. It is neither. It’s rooted in high dollar fundraising and Hollyweird glitz heaped on an unqualified liberal.
The winner will replace Republican Tom Price, who left the seat vacant when he was appointed Health and Human Services secretary by President Trump. Candidate Trump won the district by a slim 1% margin, giving Dems hope for a victory.
Though Ossoff lacks personal political experience himself, he is a former intern to U.S. Rep. John Lewis who declared then-president elect Trump “was not a legitimate president.” Ossoff was also an aide to genius U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, who worries that “Guam will tip over and capsize” (must watch video) if U.S. Marines are stationed there.