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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