Georgia Has a Chance to Offer a Major Rebuff to Trump Today
The only way the GOP can win is to cheat which may explain the mysterious theft last week of voter rolls.
— justin kanew (@justin_kanew) April 18, 2017
Just like in the general last year, Trump obtained voter rolls in swing states through Columbia Analytica.
In any case, the stakes are high. Jon Ossoff will certainly get the highest vote, but can he crack 50%? If so, he can offer a major rebuff to Trump today. If not, he still can in a June runoff.
Ossoff, who raised a startling $8.2 million dollars in three months has gotten under Trump’s skin.
“On Twitter Monday, Trump criticized Jon Ossoff, who is leading a crowded field of candidates in the race to replace former Rep. Tom Price, who stepped down to become the president’s Secretary of Health and Human Services.”
“The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal [sic] race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!” Trump tweeted.
Ossoff responded with a statement, “While I’m glad the President is interested in the race, he is misinformed. I’m focused on bringing fresh leadership, accountability, and bipartisan problem solving to Washington to cut wasteful spending and grow metro Atlanta’s economy into the Silicon Valley of the South.”
Trump misinformed? In other news, the Sun came up this morning. Experts say it rose in the West.
“Democratic House candidate Jon Ossoff said Monday that while he respects the presidency, he does not share those feelings for President Donald Trump.”
“I have great respect for the office,” Ossoff told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, speaking on the eve of a closer-than-expected special election in Georgia. “I don’t have great personal admiration for the man himself.”
You have to respect the office enough, not to disrespect it by calling an illegitimate President legitimate.
“The 30-year-old political neophyte is running a surprisingly competitive bid to claim the House seat for Georgia’s predominantly conservative 6th Congressional District. The race is being widely interpreted as an early referendum of the Trump administration and congressional Republicans.”
“The seat has remained vacant since Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price stepped down from it to join Trump’s Cabinet.”
“Ossoff also expressed disappointment at what he described as continued divisive rhetoric from Trump since entering office. Ossoff said he had hoped the president would be able to unite the country following a bruising 2016 presidential campaign.”
“It was one of the most divisive and destructive presidential races in U.S. history and I think that many have been hoping that the president will heal some of those wounds, show good faith and a more inclusive approach to governance,” Ossoff said. “So far, I don’t think he’s allayed those concerns among those who believe that that divisive approach to government is not recognized.”
It would be doubly satisfying to win Tom Price’s old seat.
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) April 18, 2017
We will be pulling for Ossoff and pulling for Georgia.
Off topic, Shadi Hamid has said a lot of things I don’t agree with in defending Trump. Like this:
“I have been very outspoken about Trump’s anti-Muslim bigotry. That bothers me on a very personal level, as an American Muslim. That said, I don’t really see the direct connection between that and the question of military intervention in Syria. It’s not clear how Trump’s problems with Islam would necessarily be a red line for those of us trying to figure out how we feel about things in the military arena.”
This is a classic example of a comment that as they say on Twitter ‘Hasn’t aged well.’
— mike sax (@evilsax) April 18, 2017
Talk about playing into ISIS’ hands.
Finally, it turns out that killing TPP actually had bad effects:
Good work, everyone pic.twitter.com/oIZvRYZpQC
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) April 13, 2017
Trump is now saying that China isn’t a currency manipulator. So China is not a currency manipulator but killing TPP is actually hurting us in terms of trade.
Gareth Evans sure has Trump pegged though.
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.
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