At the end of the day, Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in the GA-6 special election runoff to replace Republican Tom Price, who resigned from the seat due to his appointment and confirmation as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Trump Administration. This has caused much weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth by liberals and Progressives nationwide.
Simply put, this is because Liberals and Progressives, the Lamestream Enemedia, and the movers and shakers of the Democratic Party are delusion idiots deep in thrall of apocalyptic fantasies. Ossoff was nigh on if not exactly the absolutely wrong candidate to try to take any district in Georgia, much less the traditionally Republican 6th. He was fundamentally just a carpetbagger and carpetbaggers have never been very popular in the South.
- Ossoff doesn’t live in 6th District and hasn’t done so since he was a child and, even then he attended an elite, private school in Atlanta.
- Ossoff, at only 30 years old, is younger than most Southerners prefer their politicians to be.
- Ossoff is unmarried and has no children, which is seen as having no roots or ties to the community by many Southerners.
- Ossoff isn’t a church-going man or, in his case, a synagogue-going man, which further signals him out as having neither roots in- nor ties to the community.
So Mr. Ossoff was already facing an uphill battle from the very start. The approximately $20 million that Ossoff received as campaign contributions from outside of Georgia, mostly from California, New York, and Massachusetts, rather than helping him up that hill, hurt him by painting him as even more of a carpetbagger whose interests, ties, and loyalties weren’t to the 6th District. Then, when you add in all left-wing pundits and the media painting this election as a “referendum on Trump,” you’re actually crystallizing the thought that Ossoff isn’t for the people of 6th District even further.
Perhaps the biggest telling point is the fact that Ossoff got 48.1% of the vote, exactly the same as in April when he failed to reach the 50% threshold to avoid a runoff but did garner more votes than all the Republicans on the original ballot combined (40.2%). Yet, after the vast and ungainly goliath of liberalism got involved, Handel went from getting 19.8% of the vote in April to getting 51.9% and the victory.