Jon Ossoff

In yet another crushing blow to the Democratic party, Karen Handel won Georgia's special election to become the first female House Republican from Georgia.

Handel easily defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff, whom the Democrats branded their "Trump-killer". The Democrats turned a meaningless local election into a referendum on President Trump -- only to suffer a stinging defeat.

The Democratic party poured $40 million into a meaningless local election only to lose by a wider margin than Hillary Clinton's loss in Georgia.

So far, the Democrats are 0-4 in special elections in the Trump era.

No one was happier for Handel than President Trump, who tweeted, "Democrats trying to get a "handle" on what just happened to them in Georgia. @karenhandel declared winner. @realDonaldTrump winner too.#GA06"

Handel's win will hopefully kickstart President Trump's political agenda that has become mired under false allegations of obstruction and Russia collusion.

The Democrats hoped a win in Georgia would send a message to the Republicans that the 2018 midterm elections was up for grabs.

Instead, Tuesday night's loss sent a message to the Democratic party to start working together with Trump to unify America and to create jobs and lower taxes for the American people who put them in office. Americans want affordable health care and more money in their bank accounts, not bickering among the parties.

American propaganda network CNN, which is virulently anti-Trump, took Ossoff's loss very hard.

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Trump supporters mocked CNN on Twitter.com after Ossoff's stunning defeat on Tuesday. Thousands of users retweeted photos of the long faces on CNN's political analysts sitting at the news desk.

Cheer up CNN; you still have that Russia investigation to hang your hopes on. Maybe you can convince your viewers that the Russians meddled in the Georgia special election?

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  • imright

    Streets Raised Me - Mobb Deep ???

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Not sure this is such a big deal...
    This was a deep-red congressional district that's gone Republican for decades. The Democrat was trying to pull an upset win, but couldn't do it.
    I don't see any reason for the Trump supporters to be crowing about winning a seat they were supposed to win anyway.

  • Phillybruh

    Sure they won, but the issue the republicans face is these districts becoming competitive by 2018 and 2020. Which was the real tests, sure a win would have been great but being competitive in areas that they weren't before should cause concern, They had to spend 26 million dollars to win a seat they were supposed to win.

  • Renee26

    So childish...we are the winners...Republican's win again....WHO THE FUC CARES!!! NONE of the politicians are looking out for the best interest of society. These people are only concerned with themselves and lining their own pockets. I care for none of them..Fk them just like they are F'kng us!!

  • Wile E. Coli

    Oh God.. that pic of the anchors all sad .. sweet.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Hollywood sent him 7200+ donations giving him 23 mill. He spent more money than any prior congressional election. The media thought they had their 'Trump Killer'. .. once again, they were shown to be the miserable amateurs that they are.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Um.. the DEMOCRATS spent the money, honey. Not the Republicans.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Oh God. Exit stage left.

  • Phillybruh

    So did the republicans for a seat they were supposed to win. The media will be the media anything to get you to tune in. Politics all the time is getting a little old, I do wish they went back to actual news. But republicans had too match that money in order to retain a seat they should have easily won, now the even bigger elephant in the room is when this term of the senator who left the seat is up how this district will be up in the air by 2020.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I have officially given up on America.

    The Republican dude last week said that the shooting in VA would help them win this contest.

    Trump made 90 second robocalls about Pelosi and voters responded like Pavlov's dogs.

    Trump and Republicans are trying to ram through a health care bill in secret that will take health care from over 24 million and will make it so pre-existing conditions are no longer covered and lifetime caps on treatment are the new normal.

    Trump has shown himself over the first few months as not only being corrupt but also inept and maybe in mental decline and the Republican outperformed the polls by 4 points.

    America deserves what they get.

    I am done.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "So far, the Democrats are 0-4 in special elections in the Trump era."
    ------
    Um... These elections were in South Carolina, Kansas, Montana, and Georgia, and all in solid Republican/conservative districts. They can pat themselves on the back all they want, but there's nothing all that impressive about any of these wins.

  • Wile E. Coli

    She only spent 4M.
    "Politics all the time is getting a little old"
    yup. But as long as we have butthurt liberal snowflakes, we'll have political media lookin' for the almighty dollar.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You're joking right?

    Maybe you need to dig deep and see how they won or they won in spite of--Trump and not only his corruption but his ineptitude and borderline mental illness.

    The local Republican guy said that the shooting in VA would help them win.

    Trump made a 90 second robocall and the Republican overperformed by 4 points according to the polls so obviously Republicans were motivated.

    Democrats need to call it a day and let these folks have what they want or at least what they think they want.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "Trump has shown himself over the first few months as... maybe in mental decline"
    ====
    No maybe about it. Just look at any video clips or interviews of Donald Trump in the 90's or early 2000's. He spoke way more clearly and intelligently than he does now.
    Today, a lot of times he seems to have the vocabulary of a 12-13 year old, and has trouble even stringing two coherent sentences together. Clearly his speech and mental abilities have been regressing, especially over the past 5-7 years or so.

  • Phillybruh

    Copying and pasting what you wrote above won't change the point. They won in a republic stronghold. They were supposed to win this.

  • Phillybruh

    The republican party spent 22 million dollars on this race!

  • Keesh5000

    Sandra, we are one Country..I understand we have Dems and Repulicans but in the end we are AMERICA!!! If a Civil War breaks out...will you cut your green card and go home and stay and .....which side would you be on....Rich. Poor

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Trump only won last year by 1.5.
    Handel was by 4.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yet he convinced enough yahoos with his robocall to vote for him.
    I am still pissed about the Castile verdict so I am not in a good frame of mind.
    This country is going to hell with a quickness and no one seems to care.

  • Wile E. Coli

    You're right.. she 'raised' 4.5M. But they both spent about $50m. Looks like it paid off. The Dem influx of cash was met with Republican cash.

    my bad.

  • Phillybruh

    The senator who left the seat won it by 20+, it shouldn't have been that close, and they had to pour in Millions to retain it. Once they hone their message and get younger candidates these districts will be competitive, the republicans can't afford to spend 22 million dollars in each campaign coming up in 2018. Younger and sleeker is what the Dems tested last night they didn't pull it off but they will by 2018 and 2020.

  • Phillybruh

    They were going to vote for her anyway. The republicans aren't going to turn on Trump for at least another 6 months.

  • darealwifey

    The mask is coming off of America, and the true colors are showing. And to think, all they needed was a black President to wake up politically correct whites who were afraid to show their true feelings about "diversity" or the idea of black people actually running something important. I have seen so many non-black "acquaintences" say some of the most disrespectful and hateful things since Obama was elected. It's clear that more white Americans than previously thought don't like black or brown people or anyone who supports us.

  • JENNYJONES1

    ACTUALLY HE HAD THIS GA ELECTION WON UNTIL THAT TYPHOON CAME DOWN HERE YESTERDAY. I WAS TALKING TO MY SISTER IN FLORIDA WHEN THE MASSIVE RAIN STARTED AND I SAID TO HER 'OH WELL IT'S A WRAP FOR OSSOFF B/C BLACK PEOPLE WHO ARE 99% DEMOCRAT DO NOT COME OUT TO VOTE IN THE RAIN' AND YESTERDAY WAS A MONSTER OF A RAIN/FLOOD STORM. THEY SHOULD'VE BEEN PLAYING MILLI VANILLI'S SONG 'BLAME IT ON THE RAIN' AT HIS ELECTION PARTY B/C THAT'S WHAT COST HIM THE WIN..........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Phillybruh

    Not all of Georgia could vote in this election.

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  • Li

    Hey, it's like I've been writing for a long time. The dems run the WRONG CANDIDATES. Although Ossof did good - within 3% - that's very good. But, he was from outside the district. If, during the primary, the other Dem candidates had dropped out and let him win 51% of the vote, he would be the new rep.
    But the DNC didn't talk the other candidates out of running against Ossof.

  • Li

    That's another reason. The weather kept people home. But think back to the primary. Why didn't those other 4-5 candidates drop out and let Ossof run so that he could get 51% of the vote and win it all?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thank u it was expected FOH

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Sandra, let's be clear that Karen Handle ain't shyt. MOving on

  • JV

    Newt Gingrich held this district for like 17 years or something.

  • Cie Be

    Just goes to show what a Buffoon of a President this country has...Trump tweeting about this election like he has nothing to do...what a simple minded nut! smh

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But the polls were tied and Ossoff was leading by 7 as late as a week ago but he lost by 4 or 5 which is a 12 point swing.

    That's my point. It's not the time but everything that has happened since Trump was inaugurated.
    The stupid statements. Calling the health care bill 'mean' after he threw a Rose Garden signing ceremony.
    Trump has been all over the place on every single issue.
    Not to mention the Russia investigation.
    It should be obvious to even a blind man that something is wrong with Trump.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No these fools have signed some type of suicide pact with the Republican party.
    There's no hope.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Karen Handel is a very unattractive woman who looks as if she eats all three meals at all you can eat buffet restaurants.

    The 6th is not a good indicator of national voter sentiment; its a rock ribbed conservative Republican stronghold--and that's the way it was designed to be. The (white) money centers that connect Fulton/Dekalb/Cobb are heavily concentrated to the north and every time the 6th is redistricted, that emphasis is included in the new map. That said, the race was always any Republican's to lose.

    Ossoff miscalculated and I think in the end, he was too robotic and scripted for a lot of those voters. He needed to talk more about Trump, not less. The fact that the race was close to begin with was a result of the Trump effect. But Ossoff was so afraid he'd alienate wavering Trump supporters so he started talking about issues that were irrelevant; he'd have got more traction focusing on healthcare and Trump.

  • Li

    As for the progressive policies, the states will go forward with environmental causes, medical health, etc.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I agree. His message was not strong enuf

  • Peter Piper ATL

    One other thing, I don't think Republicans should be gleeful. The Democrats' resistance isn't going anywhere; after multiple losses, they are just gonna keep fighting, and Ossoff urged them to do so last night during his concession speech. And I think they will.

    Democrats, like I've said here before, need a new message. And candidates who are willing to run rough and tumble campaigns. They need to identify the real issues and frame them in ways that motivate people. And they need candidates who aren't afraid to hustle.

    Jon Ossoff has a bright future ahead of him in GA politics, there's no doubt about that. He's young and intelligent and Republicans may have woken a sleeping giant with him. Moving forward, Ossoff suddenly is a formidable opponent for Lt. Governor, Governor, Senate, or even a House seat--with a possible rematch against Handel next year.

  • JENNYJONES1

    OH I KNOW B/C I ACTUALLY DID GET OUT IN THE RAIN TO GO VOTE AND REALIZED WHEN I GOT TO MY POLLING SITE THAT I'M ACTUALLY IN THE 5TH DISTRICT NOT THE 6TH. LOL!!! MY SISTER GOES 'WELL ATLEAST YOUR HEART WAS IN THE RIGHT PLACE', I TRIED..........JENNY JONES!!!

  • Peter Piper ATL

    It got so generic. I was so tired of seeing his face and hearing his voice because he wasn't saying anything.

    And his "attack ads" were more had the impact of a 10 year old girl windmilling in a street fight. Handel really got a pass in this election, when he should have been on her about all her messy and ineffective years in office. She had a wealth of baggage he could have taken advantage of.

  • JENNYJONES1

    EVERYONE IS GOING TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES AND PRIDE WILL KEEP PEOPLE FROM DOING THE RIGHT THING. IF YOU RECALL KAREN BARELY GOT 25-30% IN THE PRIMARY B/C THERE WERE 4-5 OTHER REPUBLICANS IN THE RACE SO I GUESS THE SAME COULD BE SAID ABOUT THEM. WHAT DID HE HAVE LIKE 49-50% IN THE PRIMARY?.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • Branch Davidian

    Welcome to the Republican party of the last 8 years. Did you ever stop and think that this is all a game meant not for us? For the last 8 years, Obama was going to ruin America and the Republicans were obstructionists. Now it's the same song just played backwards. We are all pawns...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What message do we need?

    Republicans won on obstructing Obama for eight years and they won.

    Not only did they win but they won the White House with the most vocally retrograde candidate in history as well as mentally ill but his base isn't abandoning him and the so-called Independents seem to be confused.

    The Republican platform is so unattractive that even Republicans don't want to talk policy they want to talk personality and that's how they win.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Except Trump and the Republican policies will actually have adverse impacts on America.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    The biggest loser in all of this IMO? Kasim Reed. That's because Jon Ossoff has now become the most popular Democrat in Georgia-- a fresh face without all the baggage that do-nothing, money grubbing Kasim Reed has. Kasim wants to be governor and if not, he'll settle for John Lewis's seat. Interestingly, John Lewis and Jon Ossoff are very, very close...

    Ossoff has the potential to derail all of Kasim Reed's political ambitions. Don't think that Kasim Reed doesn't recognize this. Kasim is very manipulative; he doesn't do anything to hype up any other Democrat he views as a threat to his political future. Notice how mum he was on Jon Ossoff...

    Let me remind y'all that Bill Clinton lost his first House race--almost exactly the way Ossoff did, and by essentially the same margin.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Which is exactly what Republicans want-dismantling the federal government.
    I guess I need to start looking into a new career.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The DNC has been in turmoil since the email fiasco last summer and I don't believe the leadership elections had been decided when the primary was held in GA 6 so there was no way the DNC could have swooped down and cleared the field for Ossof.

  • Cheese eggs

    Agree. White affluent Americans LIKE trump. They like what he says, how he acts, and what he stands for. That is true no matter how many marches they organize

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I think Democrats need a makeover. Do you want my honest opinion? Democrats have an Obama hangover, and the fact of the matter is, the voters that Democrats need to win feel like they have been left behind by Obama.

    Democrats need to come up with economic solutions. They need to recruit better candidates. They need to get back to seriously reaching out to black voters--and poor white voters as well. They need to recruit more white women candidates, more black male and female candidates, more Asians, more Latinos and definitely, more young white male candidates. They have GOT to start getting more white support because white people still comprise the majority of the electorate. Its mathematics.

    But people have to know what you're fighting for, and how it benefits them. Most Democratic voters are not illegal immigrants or transgenders; so why focus on those issues? Challenge Republicans on their issues, but offer solutions not sound bytes.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    The other Dem candidates barely drew 1% combined. Republicans, combined, drew 51%, so even without the Dems in the race, Ossoff likely falls short.

  • darealwifey

    Yep. They were enjoying seeing black people get beat up at his rallys. Too bad people don't understand that the pain you cause someone else REALLY DOES come back on you in one way or another. Karma is real.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And after the Democrats passed Obamacare what happened?

    Democrats stayed home because it wasn't perfect and Obama wasn't able to magically pull back the economy from the worst recession since the Depression quickly enough and it set off a domino effect which will probably allow Republicans to maintain control of the House through 2022.

    As for the illegal immigrants/transgender progressives always fight for the next disinfrancrised group not the groups who already have rights.

    Poor whites are plain racists and it's a waste of time trying to convince someone who consistently vote for rich men so they can get an acknowledgement from them.

    Rich whites have been playing poor whites since the Civil War.

    Ask yourself how did rich white slave owners get a bunch of poor whites who didn't own slaves to give their lives for 'the cause' of the South?
    Rich whites gave poor whites social status just above blacks and that's all poor whites still see--at least I am above those n*gg*rs.
    Ha,ha,ha!!

  • Ryan

    This district has been red since before anyone on here was born. No news here. Rednecks voting against their own interests, cutting off the nose to spite the face. Shocking. ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Isn't there a black lady running for Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial nod next year?

  • Ryan

    Civil war breaks out I'm taking my passport and getting the phuck outta here. Bunch of damned hillbillies running around with guns shooting at all the brown folks. NOPE.

  • Ryan

    Yep, Stacey Abrams.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Yeah, she's the minority leader in the state house. Very intelligent and has years of experience, but she'll lose. She's not the right candidate for this sort of state at this point in time.

    20 years from now, maybe. That's when Georgia's demographics will skew heavily minority.

    But I don't think she actually expects to win at all anyway; I think she's trying to build statewide name recognition, which she, even as the top Dem in the state, doesn't have. I suspect she wants to be a U.S. Senator and is laying the foundation for a future run along those lines.

  • Look@m3

    I live in the south and I don't know why I thought I had to vote for him in South Fulton, but when I walked in and the guy was like it was just for Cobb, Douglasville and North Fulton. I said well it was a nice run Ossoff...its a wrap for you!

  • Look@m3

    Yeah and Im ready for Kaseem to LEAVE!!! I wish could have "impeached" him years ago!

  • Look@m3

    YOU HAD ME AT ALL THREE MEATS AT GOLDEN CORELL! Did you take your meds today!! LMAO!!!

  • Wile E. Coli

    Colorado.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I said from the beginning that Obama was oversimplifying the healthcare situation. Bush sat in office 8 years and avoided that hot potato. I think Obama should have taken a piecemeal approach as well.

    But he made it HIS ISSUE. And its an issue that continues to reap dividends for Republicans, who have now tied everything they see as being wrong with healthcare to Obama. Even though their likely plans will make things potentially worse.

    I think Obama should have worked harder on voting rights. He did very little in that area.

    And I think he should have advocated even more for criminal justice reform. He instead chose to fight an immigration battle, hoping he'd lay the groundwork for massive Latino support for the Democrats--but a third of them voted for Trump anyway.

    Republicans also tied Obama's global community efforts to the notion that he was helping to outsource American jobs.

    Poor whites don't exclusively vote GOP. Some racist poor whites still vote Democratic. Keep in mind that West Virginia has a Dem governor, and Arkansas did for many years as well, and those places are filled with blue collar whites who proudly call themselves rednecks.

    But Dems need to reach young whites, socially progressive, moderate and independent whites with a message that offers them something as well. Everybody wants job security. Some of these whites do indeed think Dems are looking to give the farm to illegals and foreigners and they don't support Dems because of it.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Americans obviously prefer to be lied to and entertained rather than think about actual policy and that's why Trump won.

    And of course when you beat up on 'out groups' it is even more fun as long as you're not a member of said out group.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Yes, she looks like she has a frequent shopper card at Golden Corral. And all her clothes look like they don't fit. Her shoes look second hand, her make-up looks caked on and sloppy, and her hair is a disaster. She has zero style, and even less beauty.

    I wouldn't be surprised if that ugly, werewolf looking husband of hers sleeps in a separate bedroom.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Kasim is a disgrace. Crooked, corrupt, and incompetent. He's a tool for corporate developers, essentially a mayoral lawn jockey, and he has completely sold Black Atlanta OUT.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    "Poor whites don't exclusively vote GOP. Some racist poor whites still vote Democratic. Keep in mind that West Virginia has a Dem governor, and Arkansas did for many years as well, and those places are filled with blue collar whites who proudly call themselves rednecks."

    Arkansas has had a Republican governor for sometime now and the had two Democratic U.S. Senators as recently as 2010 but their hatred for Obama.
    Trump won WV by 40 points and Manchin is a dead man walking. There's a lady who wants to challenge Manchin in the Democratic primary next year. I hope she wins so at least there will be a real Democrat in the general election next fall.

    "Some of these whites do indeed think Dems are looking to give the farm to illegals and foreigners and they don't support Dems because of it."

    Those are people who want to scapegoat illegals for all of their problems.

    Furthermore they are more concerned that if illegals are made legal whites will lose their majority more quickly and that's why so many whites are suddenly against abortion--since whites are the only racial group where the birth rate is below replacement rate then abortion and birth control disproportionately impact them

  • Simone

    Yes, it is a red district and President Trump won that district during the presidential election. However, Democrats pumped millions of mainly outside dollars into this congressional race despite it being a red district meaning Democrats believed they could win. This a huge financial loss for the Democrat Party & very demoralizing too.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So when will be the right time for a minority candidate?

    Democrats have tried running white moderate/conservative candidates in red states like Georgia but they go so far out of their way to be Republican lite that the Democratic base doesn't show up to vote.

    Democrats have nothing to lose by running minority candidates for statewide races in Southern states even if racist white Democrats don't vote for them.

    It doesn't matter if you lose by one vote or 100,000 you still lose.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Republicans keep redistricting the 6th in order to insulate higher income whites from minorities but they won't be able to do that dance indefinitely because the demographic change is moving too fast.

    Georgia is quickly turning into a majority minority state. Even the margin Ossoff lost by would have been unthinkable in the 6th just a few years ago.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha,ha,ha!!!

  • Moon Lee

    THIS WASN'T ABOUT MINORITIES, WHITE ON WHITE CRIME....LOL....

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I don't think so Simone. I think Dems viewed it as a test case also. They were trying to see how much money and what kind of message is needed to compete in upper income, mostly white suburbs.

    It was a $30 million lesson but I can see two things they learned: first off, Nancy Pelosi is not a winner. They are doing themselves no favors by keeping her in charge because she's hated by a lot of those voters--voters they need to win.

    And they learned they need to strike a balance between trashing Trump and hammering relevant issues. I think the sweet spot is somewhere in the middle.

  • Simone

    As Kellyanne Conway said "I'm laughing my Ossoff". Democrats cannot win elections. The "I hate Trump" slogan of the Democrat Party is not motivational or inspirational. It was a good night last night. I knew Handel would win. It's a red district. It was a whole lot of hype and no substance backing Ossoff.

  • jazzysmith12

    Some of us frequent this site at work on our lunch break.Sandra I never did like you and I just knew you had a nasty ghey side to you.That picture of the black c00n on the motorcycle tutted up is is disgusting.
    I didn't and won't click on it but as soon as you go to sandrarose.com,that shit hits you dead in the face.I'm done with this site!!!!!

  • Peter Piper ATL

    That's what I'm saying--they need an array of diverse candidates.

    There was nothing wrong with running Michelle Nunn a couple years ago--but she did not inspire black voters; ditto for Jason Carter. They spent their campaigns wooing whites that were never gonna support them en masse because of that "D" by their names.

    You can have a white statewide candidate but he/she needs to be a candidate who can shore up the base; in the South, the Democratic base is black voters.

    As it relates to minority candidates, on the flip side, you need a candidate that appeals to enough white voters to make even a decimal point difference.

    The type of minority candidate who would be able to steal enough white votes and still solidify the black vote statewide in Georgia ideally would be a former law enforcement official and/or a military vet. Not a lifelong politician like Kasim Reed, but people who have lived in and succeeded in the private sector and actually gotten results.

  • Lady_Elle

    What substance did Handel provide? Thanks in advance.

  • NeverSurprised

    Fabulous day!!! Don't forget Sandra, Republicans also won in South Carolina's special election.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    "Nancy Pelosi is not a winner. They are doing themselves no favors by keeping her in charge because she's hated by a lot of those voters--voters they need to win."

    And if Pelosi is gone the Republicans will find another target and when Democrats acquiesce to that demand Republicans will demand something more.

    Republicans are like rabid dogs who've gotten a taste of blood and they will savage everything in sight until there is nothing left.

    I knew Obama was in trouble when his people told him to invite the white cop who arrested Henry Gates to the White House for the beer summit.

    That entire incident was manufactured by Fox News and Republicans smelled weakness and they knew they had Obama.

  • Lady_Elle

    For those that use Planned Parenthood... this is another nail in the coffin.
    Planned Parenthood is considered a place where people go for ABORTIONS... this is the GOP mantra.
    It seems like Planned Parenthood provides low cost care for women. I am really concerned about women who may depend on this agency for their care (breast exams, gyn visits, etc.).
    Karen Handel defunded them when she was with Susan G. Komen... I stopped supporting them as a result. If you say you fight breast cancer... why stop others from doing the same thing!

  • Cheese eggs

    Black people need to catch a clue, rich white people were slave owners and they STILL to this day have a slave owner mentality. When are we going to start caring for our selfs?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    PPA:It got so generic. I was so tired of seeing his face and hearing his voice because he wasn't saying anything.

    How do you appeal to all of the groups you believe Democrats need to win without being generic?

  • Ryan

    Keep telling yourself that.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Trump won because of ONE issue--immigration. And to a lesser degree, also, promised jobs, and the Obamacare repeal.

    That all resonated with many Trump voters whose mindset is an "Us" and "Them" mentality.

  • Ryan

    And the issue of gerrymandering is being dealt with in the Supreme Court as we speak.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The Republicans had to scramble to win the seat in a solid red district... won it by about 3%, and now they're actually gloating like they did something special?
    Wow. These people are so delusional it's almost comical to me. SMH.

  • Wile E. Coli

    so, it isn't a place where people go for abortions?

  • Wile E. Coli

    Wait. The weather only kept Democrats home?

  • Lady_Elle

    They do perform abortions but they have other services they perform. Not all women believe in abortion.
    Hospitals & private doctors also perform abortions. They are legal.
    I completely understand not using federal $$$ for abortions.
    But to defund a place where women go for low-cost health care is extreme.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Actually, Arkansas's previous governor was a Democrat--Mike Beebe, and he didn't leave office until 2015.

    Manchin won the governor's office in the Bush era, and he also won in 2010 during the "Wave" election. So, a Democrat can fine tune a winning message in even the roughest political terrain, but they need to understand what the voters want and articulate that into a solid campaign message and agenda.

    I agree that much of the opposition from a lot of whites toward illegal immigrants is cultural/racial; but I also support enforcing our immigration laws because its just common sense to wanna secure your border. I lock all my doors at night and in the daytime; I want the government to do the same for our country. That's not a racist ideal--its a public safety ideal.

    You see? How hard would it be for a Democrat to express that notion as opposed to trying to make U.S. citizens feel guilty about the plight of people in Syria who may or may not be ISIS influenced?

    We have people here in the U.S. that live in more violent places than parts of Syria. You can't tell those Americans to set aside their misery to accommodate somebody else's at their own expense.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I lock all my doors at night and in the daytime; I want the government to do the same for our country. That's not a racist ideal--its a public safety ideal

    Ha,ha,ha

    There are costs and Alabama found that out the hard way after they passed their anti-illegal immigration bill in 2010 which they quickly repealed after food was left to rot in fields because Americans wouldn't pick it.

    How hard would it be for a Democrat to express that notion as opposed to trying to make U.S. citizens feel guilty about the plight of people in Syria who may or may not be ISIS influenced?

    Because our foreign policies have created refugees from all over the planet.

    That's what happened in Vietnam and Nixon's expansion of the war contrary to his campaign promises led us to bring in more refugees from South Asia, but Americans have never been that great at understanding actions have consequences.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    We're talking about Stacy Abrams not Reed.
    Ha,ha,ha!!

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Economics. Everybody wants economic security for themselves and their families.

    The problem for Democrats is they no longer have a message that resonates because the voters who could most benefit from Democratic economic policies do not trust or believe Democrats have a plan to help them prosper in today's economy.

    Democrats want to preserve essential safety net programs and I agree with that. Some people need that support, specifically the elderly and disabled. People who can work need to and its simple as that.

    That said, economic freedom comes with opportunity. Dems used to understand this. They have not made the connection that inequality is related to poverty. they used to make that point well but nowadays, its not even mentioned.

    Remove the inequality, improve opportunity, then people move up. That message resonates with black voters.

    They don't talk about reversing outsourcing--a topic that resonates well with whites.

    They don't sound the alarm effectively enough regarding Medicaid and Social Security, topics that resonate with elderly voters.

  • Wile E. Coli

    so, it is a place where people go for abortions. just wanted to get that cleared up.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I'm skeptical of what the end result will be.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    They aren't reading the tea leaves. Voters are apprehensive and suspicious of not just Trump, but Republicans on Capitol Hill in general.

    Republicans still could lose the House next year. They are competing in 71 districts that are considered competitive; Dems need 25 of those to retake the House.

    Many of these districts are a lot more evenly balanced than the 6th.

  • Dem Moore

    Win again? The man has been in office for less then a year. Why are people making like its a side thing with those people running this coutry we have all lost.

  • Ryan

    Who knows. But I do agree with you about the landscape rapidly changing and affecting future election results.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Pelosi, though, was an architect of Obamacare so she is useful as a boogeyman (or woman) for Republicans.

    Nancy Pelosi is almost 100 years old, Roderick. She oversaw the Dems in 2010 when they lost in the "Wave". They've been out of Congressional power since then. The party is seeking to electrify young and minority voters. Exactly how does one do that with this ancient white woman pulling the levers?

    A fresh face has less baggage, presumably. And at this point, we don't know if someone else could be the next punching bag but we DO KNOW that Pelosi is. All the more reason to get new faces in there.

    Nancy Pelosi is not helping anybody win any elections. Dems need to step up and challenge her and get some new people in those positions. Minorities, younger people.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Reed will have zero appeal in majority-white rurual areas of Georgia, and those have to be contested to win statewide. That's why Georgia has no Dems in statewide office. They aren't competing in every community. They either pander to whites and ignore blacks or vice versa. Its ridiculous. Find some balance.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The local GOP dude said that the shooting in Virginia was going to help Handel win.
    That's what the GOP stands for these days---let's win an election based on a violent tragedy.
    The GOP never campaigns on policy because they only cater to the 0.1% but they do the personality bit just like Trump and now some of his voters are stupidly surprised that they don't agree with his policies.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    True. If the Republican justices took it up they will make sure it benefits the GOP.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.

    No Pelosi is a female and that's the only thing that makes her a target.
    There are several top GOP men especially in the Senate who are older than Pelosi but no one mentions their ages.
    Again kick Pelosi to the curb and Republicans will demonize her replacement.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    They either pander to whites and ignore blacks or vice versa. Its ridiculous. Find some balance.
    The problem is that those two sides are 180 degrees from each other--diametrically opposed especially in the south.
    So unless there's a massive opioid overdose on election day Democrats won't win a statewide race in the South in the foreseeable future.

  • samuel severino

    Planned Parenthood was created to kill black people. 53% of all blacks are killed via abortion. It is the number one killer of Blacks and nothing else is even close.

  • samuel severino

    The people that funded Hitler and Margaret Sanger are the people that created Planned Parenthood.
    Once slavery ended they were worried that Blacks would rise up and kill them one day as payback. They knew that they couldn't outright kill Blacks so they came up with a way to get Black people to kill themselves. This is how Planned Parenthood came about and it is why you only see the clinics in the hood.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Man-o-Man!!! The Democrats have a lot of work to do. Betcha they will rethink taking us for granted and assuming that folks are going to vote for them just because. Everything in politics is cyclical, though. The party in power now gets a chance to screw up the country royally before they are ousted...

  • samuel severino

    It is because it was designed that way. They try to spin the reasons it was created now because the internet exposed it but you can still easily find the original books, letters and meeting notes of their real agendas.
    Also look up race based Eugenics.

  • ouzad D

    this was a heavily Republican district and Republicans just barely held onto the seat. If you take the average Democratic over-performance in these districts and apply it to the entire House, Democrats are quite likely to take the House next year.

  • Willetta

    BULLSHIT!!! What hood do you live in??!! I live in the Urban core (by Choice at present) & I haven't seen a planned parenthood clinic in decades!! Abortion is NOT an issue in the Black community. REPUBLICAN TROLL ALERT!!!

  • Li

    Blacks aren't the only ones that vote. There are a lot of POC who vote from different nations, LBG, women. Actually anybody can win without black votes, and just the others.

  • Lady_Elle

    The VP visited and had a closed door session with supporters.
    Several congressmen (Perdue, Kemp, Isakson, Scalise), Deal, and the NRA endorsed Karen Handel.
    A presidential tweet, bikers for Trump, Palin,
    The only thing I heard her say is "I balance budgets"
    It seems like you don't have to offer substance.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The Democrats messed up when they targeted children with their gay agenda.The gay agenda brought out the retirees and others who normally don't vote in elections. The Dems will never win another major election because they want to see a man in every women's restroom.

  • Li

    You misread what I stated. The other Dems in the primary split about 5%. That 5% could have gone to Ossof or one candidate who would have won the seat. Period.
    Am I wrong? Are you in Georgia? Do you have an election law that says 51% wins it all?

  • Simone

    That is why my Mom, a life-long Democrat here in America (and was even a JLP loyalist in Jamaica) started voting for Republicans in 2012 starting with Romney and Trump in 2016. She is a born-again Christian and feels like the Democratic Party has left her & her morals behind. The gay agenda from marriage between same sexes to the transgender bathroom thing. She is pro-life & against abortions. She feels like it's become the party of death and Sodom and Gomorrah.

  • Simone

    "The dude" that shot Rep. Scalise was a diehard Bernie Sanders supporter. What are you talking about? I voted for Trump to repeal Obamacare, for safe borders, national security and a better economy. Republicans run on policies. Democrats run on "We hate Trump. Take down Trump. Russia stole the election" and that's why they can't win elections. It's boring already. President Trump is exciting and fun and effective. I'm excited for the country's future! He's holding a rally tonight...can't wait!

  • Simone

    Thank you! I love hearing from informed, intelligent people like yourself. The founder of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger called Black and poor people "human weeds" and designed abortion clinics to destroy the Black race and the poor. This is well documented and why PP facilities are in hood, poor or rural areas.

  • Simone

    Planned Parenthood released their 2015-2016 annual report and they performed 328,348 abortions, so abortions are big business for Planned Parenthood. That's not GOP propaganda, those are actual numbers of murdered babies. Congress must defund them.

  • Howard Alum ?

    Thank you ??

  • Howard Alum ?

    They are there trust and believe. The name is not plastered on the building like hospitals. In addition, you never see something unless you're actively looking for it. And I'm not a republican or a democrat. And abortion IS the number one killer in the black community...there is statistical data to support those numbers.

  • Mo Mobetta

    IM sorry I despise the fact that folks think because their black, they can automatically assume no other black person could of possibly voted for a republican.. if I stayed in the 6th district there I would of voted for ol girl too.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Trump ran on hating Hillary.

    Even on Fox News Tucker Carlson told Trump that Trumpcare will hurt the people who voted for him most.
    As for the rest well maybe America needs to mind its own business.
    Trump implied that he was an isolationist during the campaign but he's expanding the war in Afghanistan by adding 4K troops and it looks as if he wants to get into some action in Syria and a pissing contest with North Korea but hey if you think Trump is going to be better at national security then knock yourself out.
    As for the economy Trump's massive tax breaks for the well off won't help the economy any more than Bush's or Reagan's tax cuts and Trump wants that border adjustment tax which will be passed onto consumers and will result in less buying power but he you voted for the twit so good luck.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Georgia GOP district chairman: Shooting will win us the special election

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/338391-georgia-gop-chairman-shooting-will-win-us-the-special-election

    Learn to comprehend troll.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    PPA: I think Democrats need a makeover. Do you want my honest opinion? Democrats have an Obama hangover, and the fact of the matter is, the voters that Democrats need to win feel like they have been left behind by Obama.

    Democrats have won the popular vote for president 6 of the last 7 elections. We lost twice due to an outdated mechanism called the Electoral College which was created to favor slave states.
    It sounds as if the other party needs a makeover.
    Republicans are just better at playing dirty and they have the killer instinct to win regardless how they do it. Is that what you want Democrats to do ? Get in the gutter with them.
    The problem with last year's election was that it had the lowest voter turnout since 1996 and turnout among key Democratic groups like black women were lower than in 2012 and we need to shore up our base instead of begging for the white working class vote.

    PPA: Democrats need to come up with economic solutions. They need to recruit better candidates
    We'll just find a better snake oil salesman than Trump and we will lie to Americans that their jobs are coming back or we'll demonize non-whites for taking white folks' jobs like Trump.
    See how easy that is.

  • Kilroy

    KH and her husband are racist. Read and be informed...

  • Kilroy

    What does it matter who wins? Neither party does a damned thing for blacks and poor people. IJS

  • Simone

    If you pay attention, all Republicans run on the following: repeal Obamacare, build the wall, immigration reform, creating jobs, tax reform and protect life/pro-life. These are the things Handel ran on. Ossoff was all over the place. His position flipped and flopped regularly. He didn't even live in the district. He was a joke.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Those races were in GOP strong hold districts they weren't expected to win. Weird. The GOP picks strange stuff to celebrate, my bad, that's for their ignorant base. LOL

  • Gotitbutsmh

    I despise the fact that black GOP supporters automatically assume other blacks give AF who they vote for.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Umm they weren't expected to win those races in the first place. Actually the races should not have been as close as they were. The white population is about 4 times the black race, we aren't needed to win anything truth be told. The mid terms is when everyone needs to show up. Dems have to take one of those houses back. I'm still not sure they will but in all honesty I can only control me. I generally take leave so I can work the polling stations and will put in work to help the cause.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Stats on services performed other than abortions. None, got it.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    The lies you tell troll.