(National Sentinel) Elections: It was hyped as the beginning of the end of Donald J. Trump’s presidency by the disgustingly dishonest “mainstream” media: A win by Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff against Republican Karen Handel for a House seat in a special election created after Tom Price vacated it to serve as the administration’s HHS secretary.
Granted, Price won his seat by 24 points during the last election, so Democrats will no doubt spin this loss as really a victory and “proof” that Americans are having buyer’s remorse over Trump.
But you’d expect the Democrats to do better with Ossoff than in the last Price race, after both candidates spent a collective $59.9 million on the contest, making it the most expensive House race in U.S. history. Ossoff out-raised and out-spent Handel 5-to-1 ($23.9 million to $4.8 million); with much of the money being spent on behalf of Ossoff coming from wealthy out-of-state Leftists.
The message here for the Republicans is to not let their political opponents spin this into an anti-Trump victory, despite losing the seat. With so much money spent and so much effort into a get-out-the-vote campaign by both sides, you’d expect a district that has been trending, demographically, less “red” in recent decades since Newt Gingrich held the seat to become more competitive.
But all other indicators prove without a doubt that the Democrats’ attempts to convince the nation that Trump is unpopular among the electorate (he’s not) and that a great malaise has settled over the land (it hasn’t) are not working.
In fact, if Trump voters are blaming anyone for Republicans’ inability to get a damned thing done despite having majorities in both chambers of Congress, it’s House Speaker Paul Ryan.
That is the message the GOP should take away from yesterday’s narrow election victory. As for the Democrats, one House member says all Trump hate all the time isn’t cutting it.
“It’s not going to work for us just to have an anti-Trump message,” Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois told CNN last night.
“Donald Trump frankly, had a message that resonated with people who haven’t got a raise in the last five years, who saw their jobs, like a plant in my district, Maytag, ship every last one of the jobs over to Mexico,” she said. “We’ve seen so many of those stories, and when he talked about making America great again in very simple terms, that resonated with people who wanted hope. What we didn’t talk about enough, consistently, was about jobs, the economy, and fighting for people who want better times ahead.”