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Flashback 2017: Despite Most Expensive House Race in History, Jon Ossoff Lost Bid For #GA06

Flashback 2017: Despite Most Expensive House Race in History, Jon Ossoff Lost Bid For #GA06

Wrong for Georgia district 6 in 2017, will he be wrong for Georgia in 2021?

As attention turns to the January 5, 2021 Senate runoff elections in Georgia, I thought it would be interesting to look back at our 2017 coverage of Democrat Jon Ossoff and his bid for the House in Georgia’s 6th congressional district.

At that time, Ossoff was running for a House seat in a conservative, anti-Trump Georgia district he didn’t live in, was allegedly supported in part by tax dollars via Rep. Hank “Guam will tip over” Johnson, and was deemed by anti-Trump MSNBC host Joe Scarborough as a “Bernie Sanders socialist.

With all the Democrat focus on mail-in ballots, it’s interesting to recall that Ossoff didn’t vote in the 2012 election because “he was studying abroad.

Ossoff’s House race for Georgia’s 6th district was the most expensive House race in U. S. history, with Ossoff raising at least five times the amount raised by his opponent, Republican Karen Handel.  Then, as now, he complained about “dark money in politics.”  Despite the profligate spending on his campaign, the bulk of it coming—then as now—from out of state, Ossoff lost that election.

If you recall, Democrats were very excited about this race because it was going to be a “referendum on President Trump,” but it ended up being a “gut punch” to Democrats when Ossoff lost by nearly four points.

As an interesting side note, Johnson (of Guam will tip over fame) asserted in 2017 that the election was “stolen” from Ossoff.  Apparently, only Democrat allegations of election irregularities are acceptable, as is (only) Democrat refusal to accept presidential election results.

This theory of Democrats’ and their social/media activist arms’ uneven partisan application of what’s acceptable in contesting an election may well be put the test in January.

Ossoff, who has never held political office, is currently running against Sen. David Perdue and is again being blasted for his far left ideology.

The Tennessee Star reports:

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) took to task Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock for their political motives and agendas.

. . . . The interviewer, Maria Bartiromo, also mentioned Andrew Yang’s plans to move to help with the general election runoff efforts. Yang also encouraged his followers to do likewise. While Yang later clarified that he wasn’t moving to vote because he already did so in New York’s general election, others have openly encouraged individuals to move to Georgia temporarily just to vote.

“Well, you know, they kind of got their hands slapped on this. Telling people to move in, claim Georgia residency, and vote,” stated Blackburn. “Here’s what we know: Chuck Schumer is definitely on the ballot in Georgia. His agenda: first we take Georgia, then we change America.”

Then, Blackburn emphasized the two main issues that each Senate candidate presents.

“These two Democratic Senate nominees are the two most radical, leftist Senate nominees I have ever seen. You have an Ossoff: a trust fund socialist who has been on the payroll of a Chinese Communist Party-owned company and failed to report it until he got caught.”

Ossoff served as the CEO of a London-based investigative documentary filmmaking company that was paid at least $5,000 in the past two years by PCCW Media Limited, a Chinese business chaired by communist party supporter Richard Li. Ossoff failed to report these assets when he initially filed his financial disclosures in May.

However, Ossoff later asserted that the payments were to air his work on two investigations into ISIS war crimes. His campaign then condemned the Chinese Communist Party publicly.

As he makes his case for Georgia’s voters to elect him, Ossoff warns that failure to hand the Senate—and thus a unified government if President Trump cannot prove his victory—to Democrats will result in “gridlock in Washington.”

Given Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer’s vow to “Take Georgia and then change America” alongside Biden’s horrific “build back better” globalist agenda, I’m not sure Ossoff’s warning about “gridlock in Washington” will have the effect he hopes.

Anything that slows down the radical leftward lurch toward a “changed” and “reset” America might sound pretty good to Georgia’s right-leaning and moderate voters at this point.


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Conservative Beaner | November 20, 2020 at 7:22 pm

We’re probably screwed no matter what the Georgia out come is. Maybe we need a new country where there are no political parties, campaign donations are limited and there are strict term limits. Public corruption should be punished by severe jail terms or even a death sentence in extreme cases.

I would like to see the gulf coast states secede and form that country but it is only a dream.

Where’s that bottle off vodka.

I am 100% in favor of complete gridlock in Washington.

FWIW: I predicted Trump would win the election but a few days later massive voting fraud would deliver the White House to the Communist candidate. That seems to have come to pass. So with that (very short) track record I think the GOP will win at least one of the Senate seats, maybe both.

Assuming my prediction turns out correct the question will then be: will Republican control actually do any good? A political party that has Mitt Romneycare and the Abortion Twins in positions of power does not seem to be the sort of party capable of being even a legislative speed bump, let along protection against totalitarianism. The prospect of a GOPe-controlled Senate reminds me of what the Duke of Wellington said about his own troops: “I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me.”

(Of course Wellington ended up beating Napoleon, so maybe there is hope.)

If Georgia republican voters think the election is rigged won’t that depress turnout for the special election? Because republicans only won the election in 2018 by 2% can’t it also be stated he is running in a much more democrat friendly state than Georgia 2017?

    In more than 20 years living here I have never seen a single statewide runoff break in the Democrats’ favor.

    Then again, I’ve also never seen Georgia vote for a Democrat presidential ticket since 1992.

      Eastwood Ravine in reply to McGehee. | November 20, 2020 at 8:36 pm

      “Then again, I’ve never seen Georgia vote for a Democrat presidential ticket since 1992”

      That’s assuming it it actually did.

    Georgia Republican leaders seem strangely passive and supine in the face of Third World-level voting fraud. I don’t know the state well enough to determine if that roll-over-and-play-dead attitude stems from anti-Trump animus or incompetence (or both).

    But maybe the threat of losing their sinecures will finally motivate the Georgia GOPe to do something about the fraud. If the Constitution, the law and simple decency won’t motivate them to do the right thing, self-preservation might.

      Georgia’s Republican voter base was solidly for Trump almost before he declared for 2016, and Republican candidates here have gone to great lengths to sell themselves as pro-Trump. Kelly Loeffler has made a big deal about her pro-Trump voting record since being appointed by Gov. Kemp — it’s why I voted for her in November 3rd’s free-for-all special election despite my having started out thinking Collins should have been appointed instead.

      If there’s any top Republican here that I’ve lost confidence in, it’s Raffensperger. I think Kemp has been content to let him deal with the election business because he used to be where Raff is now, and expected him to measure up. What happens leading up to 2022’s GOP primary for SecState will tell whether I’m giving Kemp too much benefit of the doubt, or just enough.

        Melinda in reply to McGehee. | November 20, 2020 at 9:29 pm

        It looks like Kemp is going to certify the election results in Biden’s favor. I’ve always liked him and was happy that he’s our governor when it came time to reopen businesses after the Covid hoax shut things down, but in terms of this election he’s a major disappointment.

          His statement suggests that certification at this point is required and necessary so that Trump can proceed with legal challenges.

Jon Sodoff is wrong for anyone but the Chicoms.

Here’s hoping “Jon Ossoff” is how you spell “Beto O’rourke” in Georgia.

Eastwood Ravine | November 20, 2020 at 8:31 pm

He’s the male version of Stacy Abrams, with each loss he works his way up the ladder. If he loses the special election, he’ll be running for a statewide office, then another and another, or he’ll be begging for an under- or deputy-secretary appointment.

Has he ever had a successful career in the private sector. Probably not, or it never occurred to him to try.

Where do these guys come from, with no accomplishments and thinking they know it all?

Take this guy, look ahead 47 years, and he’s Joe Biden.

This asshole Ossoff is the stuff of nighmares, but the GOP is the stuff of nightmare-enablers.

We need to completely abandon the GOP and reduce them to a mere voting block. Starve them.

After President Trump Carries Her Campaign, Senator Joni Ernst Accuses Attorneys of Lying:

SITREP: On TV, we watch a South Carolina station. It’s just flooded with Ossoff ads and negative ads for the Republican candidates. Somebody is spending a lot of money on those ads.

“”Somebody is spending a lot of money on those ads.””

They’ve already spent billions on this election cycle. A few million more is just pocket change, given the potential gain.

    Eastwood Ravine in reply to txvet2. | November 21, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Although political ads are only effective up to a point, buying and airing ads is a way to lander ChiCom money.