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Friday, April 21, 2017

GOP is Already Hitting Jon Ossoff With ‘Unlikeable’ Playbook They Used Against Hillary

What someone needs to do sometime is put togehter a real comprehensive study, an analysis, of the GOP campaign against every major Democrat going back to LBJ. I think you’ll find it’s all part of the same meme.

The attack against Hillary was ‘She’s not likable. Nobody likes her.’ The media snatched up this GOP narrative with a spoon.

But if you recall, Al Gore and John Kerry were also accused of not being likable and of being uninspiring candidates. Now this same playbook is starting to be used already against Jon Ossoff.

“On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” New York Times White House Correspondent Glenn Thrush reported, “my inbox this morning’s been flooded by Democrats who are sort of saying Ossoff was a terrible candidate.”

 Thrush said, “[W]hat is interesting is my inbox this morning’s been flooded by Democrats who are sort of saying Ossoff was a terrible candidate.”

Thrush added, “[H]e was not electric. He was more static electric. But I think, in general, that is an issue. Look, the other thing is, look how deep the bench was down there. There were a lot of people who wanted that seat. I think the larger issue that we’re dealing with here right now, is the fact that the Democrats just don’t have a lot of candidates, not just in Georgia, but around the country in general. There’s not a lot of people to kind of catch this Trump wave.”

Of course, Thrush’s ad hominem attack based on phantom anonymous Democrats was picked up by Breitbart.

A rather headspinning contradiction-the Democrats don’t have a lot of candidates after claiming that there were a lot of people who wanted the seat.

Here’s the rub. Post 1932, the GOP is on the wrong side of the issues. So they have to win not on policies but personalities. So they caricaturize and demonize each Democrat as ‘unlikeable, out of touch. The favorite of Hollyweird and the East and Left coasts, not Middle America.’

I believe there is some GOP master playbook they dust off for every important election and simply change the names. From Gore, to Kerry, to Hillary. Now Ossoff who clearly has fired up a lot of grassroots support is being called unlikeable and not inspiring. Huh?

I don’t get this distniction between ‘electric’ and ‘static electric.’

It’s really quite mind boggling. First of all, what is this ‘was?’ Last I checked there is a runoff June 20. Why do these Democrats say ‘was’ like Sean Spicer as if Ossoff lost? He got 48% of the vote in a district Tom Price won by 28 points and that’s a terrible candidate?

And of course, the GOP’s favorite Democrat is all in to help them slander Ossoff. Yup, Bernie Sanders.

Bernie thinks it’s important for the world to know he doesn’t consider Ossoff a progressive.

No he’s not a Democrat and his goal is not to unify the party but to divide it so we can all righteous purity.

“But perhaps Sanders never expected as much. He’s made clear that he doesn’t care about Democratic unity so much as transforming the party in his progressive image. “I think the oddity here is to get your head around the fact that Democrats think he’s on their side,” said journalist Harry Jaffe, who wrote a biography of Sanders last year. Hilary Rosen, a Democratic strategist and longtime supporter of Hillary Clinton, told me that “Bernie Sanders thinks his brand is not to be a unifier.” “I don’t think he has much interest in encouraging everyone to get along,” she added. “I think he’s decided that his differentiator in the Democratic Party is to continue to be an outside critic.”

Those who want to tell us Bernie the the road to salvation only need check out Jeremy Corbyn’s fine work in the UK. In the coming early election, he’s trailing even among Labor.

P.S. As we saw in my poll out last week, the long awaited poll results are in, and right now I’m just 11 points down vs. Peter King (GOP-NY-District 2). And the voters don’t even know who I am yet.

There is nothing more important in getting answers to Trump-Russia collusion than a Democratic House in 2019. Please donate to help me in my part of the effort to fight for a Dem House.

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