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  • Rep. John Lewis Wants To ‘Take A Bullwhip’ To People So They Care About Civil Rights

    09/22/2017 7:50:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2017 | Liam Clancy
    Democratic Rep. John Lewis said Thursday he sometimes feels like “taking a bullwhip” to people in order to make them care about civil rights. “It doesn’t matter whether they’re black, or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American. When you see something that’s not right, not fair, not just, you have an obligation to do something, to say something. They’re just too darn quiet. I really wanna use some other words sometimes,” Lewis told the audience of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Town Hall on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “I believe in the philosophy and the discipline of nonviolence,...
  • Lawsuit seeks to void Georgia congressional election results (Handel vs. Ossoff)

    07/04/2017 2:11:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    KWQC-TV ^ | July 4, 2017 | The Associated Press
    ATLANTA (AP) - A new lawsuit claims Georgia's electronic touchscreen voting system is so riddled with problems that the results of the most expensive House race in U.S. history should be tossed out and a new election held. The lawsuit by the Colorado-based Coalition for Good Governance and six Georgia voters was filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court. It seeks to overturn the results of the June 20 runoff election between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. Handel was declared the winner....
  • Why Ossoff Lost

    06/22/2017 1:49:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 21, 2017 | Molly Ball
    Despite the opposition Trump has galvanized, the Democrats still haven’t figured out how to win in the places where they’re trying to stage a comeback. ATLANTA—Around midnight, hours after their candidate conceded he had lost the Most Important Special Election in History, the last remaining supporters of Jon Ossoff took over the stage where he had recently stood. One of them waved a bottle of vodka in the air. Together, they took up the time-honored leftist chant: “This is what democracy looks like!” Sometimes, this is indeed what democracy looks like: you get outvoted. Democrats were counting on Ossoff, the...
  • Vanity - Karen Handel, the unlikely female Giant Slayer destroys the Democrat party, politically!!!

    06/22/2017 9:01:03 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 29 replies
    Well, you know folks, Ms. Karen Handel, now, Republican Congresswoman, Karen Handel, is a bit on the frumpy side and certainly not among the great orators of all time, but Ms. Handel is supreme in her dedication and devotion in never giving up on her dreams. Her life was not star studded...she and, only she, made it that way with great support from her husband, and those around her that discovered her talent and drive to become something that she was not handed by birth. Do you know who Karen Handel really is.....she is simply the true embodiment of the...
  • If GA-06 Was a Referendum on Trump, Democrats Had Better Be Worried

    06/22/2017 2:18:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | June 21, 2017
    Last night’s election in GA-06 has been widely portrayed as a referendum on President Trump. If you do a Google search for GA-06 and “referendum on Trump” you will get over 1.1 million hits. For instance, there is this from the New York Times: High-Stakes Referendum on Trump Takes Shape in a Georgia Special Election. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, it was dutifully and gleefully parroted by many self-described conservatives who have made #NeverTrump a lifestyle choice. The votes have been cast and if the GA-06 was a referendum on Trump and not simply a congressional race in which the winner was...
  • Don't sugarcoat it — Ossoff's loss is a big disappointment, and a bad sign, for Democrats

    06/20/2017 11:53:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Vox ^ | June 20, 2017 | Andrew Prokop
    Democrats need to outperform Hillary Clinton to take back the House. Ossoff did worse than her. Democrats faced yet another disappointment in Tuesday’s special elections, as Jon Ossoff, their candidate in the runoff for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, fell short and Republican Karen Handel came out on top. Meanwhile, in the much lower-profile race for another open House seat in South Carolina’s 5th district, Democrat Archie Parnell came far closer to winning than expected in a heavily Republican territory. In the end, he lost to GOP nominee Ralph Norman. The results make Democrats 0-for-4 in the House districts vacated by...
  • Democrats sweat the details in Georgia special election

    06/19/2017 4:47:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 19, 2017 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    Party officials fear the potentially demoralizing effect of a defeat. SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Democrats are closer than they ever could have imagined to winning a House seat in the Republican suburbs of Atlanta, and dealing a resounding blow to Donald Trump. But they’re also gripped by anxiety about what happens if they fall short Tuesday. A loss in Georgia’s special election here could leave the party demoralized, with little to show for all the furious organizing, fundraising and spending in a handful of congressional special elections in the early months of the Trump administration. As a result, Democrats are...
  • Poll Shows Ossoff's Lead Over Handel Narrow Slightly In Georgia House Race

    06/18/2017 8:59:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | June 17, 2017 | Caitlin MacNeal
    A new poll released by WSB-TV on Friday night showed Democrat Jon Ossoff’s lead over Karen Handel Shrink slightly in the special election to fill an open U.S. House seat in Georgia. Ossoff led Handel by 1.7 points, 49.7-48, among likely voters in the poll conducted by Landmark Communications. In the last WSB-TV/Landmark poll released last week, Ossoff led Handel by 2.5 points. The poll released on Friday surveyed 800 likely voters on June 15 with a margin of error plus or minus 3.46 percentage points.
  • Karen Handel gets Bikers for Trump help before Georgia election

    06/18/2017 6:35:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2017 | Seth McLaughlin
    MARIETTA, Ga. | Chris Hummel got an unexpected Father’s Day surprise Sunday when Bikers for Trump — sporting tattoos galore, black vests and a massive flag with the group’s insignia — came to his doorstep in an Atlanta suburb and politely encouraged him to support Karen Handel in the high-profile runoff for Georgia’s empty seat in Congress. Mr. Hummel and his wife, Karen, assured Chris Cox, founder of Bikers for Trump, and the six men and women who were going door to door with him that they had voted early for Mrs. Handel over Democrat Jon Ossoff.....
  • Democrats Have A Slight Edge In The Georgia 6 Runoff: But the race is too close to call.

    06/12/2017 10:27:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | June 12, 2017 | Harry Enten
    Democrat Jon Ossoff fell just short in his bid to capture the seat representing Georgia’s 6th Congressional District in a first-round knockout. Polls show a tight race, but it looks like he might have better luck in next week’s decisive Round 2. The June 20 runoff in the Georgia 6 special congressional election pits Ossoff, a former congressional aide, against Republican Karen Handel, Georgia’s former secretary of state. In the first round April 18, Ossoff won 48 percent of the vote, far more than any of the other 17 candidates but short of the 50 percent he would have needed...
  • Rep. John Lewis calls GA candidate Ossoff the new JFK

    06/06/2017 5:14:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 6, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    He's never held elective office and is in a tight special House election fight, but Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff has won a stunning comparison to former President John F. Kennedy by a civil rights hero and icon. To a crowd of Ossoff supporters, Georgia Rep. John Lewis made the tie about his one-time intern. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) "I've met every president since President Kennedy. And I tell you, President Kennedy young, smart and gifted. John Ossoff is young, smart and gifted," he said to cheers......
  • Vanity - Thank you...Kathy Griffin!!! Karen Handel thanks you, too!!!

    06/03/2017 7:41:55 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 36 replies
    Kathy Griffin, Thank you from Karen Handel, The Republican Party, and of course, me!!! Without a long worded ensemble with details, your beheading photo featuring POTUS, Donald J. Trump's beheading by you is a God send to the Republican party and Republican candidate, Karen Handel of the Georgia 6thCD. You most likely have destroyed the political campaign of "Obama's, Jon "Pajama Boy" Ossoff" in his political race to be elected the Congressman of the Georgia, 6CD!! Mr. Ossoff will be handily defeated on June 20th, and the millions of dollars spent by Ossoff & the Democrat Party has gone for...
  • Vanity- Anyone know the Jon "Pajama Boy " Ossoff position on the "Kathy Griffin" photo caper?

    06/01/2017 7:06:47 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 19 replies
    Folks, does anyone of you know the official position and stance of the Georgia 6th CD, Democrat, candidate, Jon "Pajama Boy" Ossoff, relative to the "Kathy Griffin" photo of a "Bloody, Beheaded", POTUS, Donald J. Trump?
  • Vanity - Americans, Destroy the Democrat Party in one fell swoop!!!

    05/29/2017 5:53:31 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 20 replies
    We have won congressional special elections in Kansas & Montana. We have two more coming up on June 20, 2017, Georgia & South Carolina. South Carolina is an assured Republican victory, Georgia is right now, a tight race. We can politically destroy and forever weaken the entire failed Democrat Party, if we win all four races. winning these four political races insures a massive defeat for the Democrat Party, come the Mid-Term elections of 2018. IMHO...we will win in the Georgia, 6th CD...if all the registered Republicans, Conservatives and Independents turnout on election day and cast their votes for Republican,...
  • Lying Jon Ossoff is Unfit for Offic

    05/23/2017 5:43:46 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 13 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 5/23/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    The most expensive congressional race in U.S. history has again dispelled the myth that conservatives are the aggressors in the moral wars that plague our politics. As Kyle Wingfield of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution recently pointed out, in the race to replace Tom Price in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, it was only a matter of time before Jon Ossoff went after Karen Handel for her brief experience at the Susan G. Komen organization. And like almost every other liberal when it comes to matters involving abortion, Ossoff lied. The ad uses an OB-GYN corrupted by liberalism—Mindy Fine from Cobb County, Georgia...
  • Why Trump Allies Want To Talk Impeachment And Dem Leadership Doesn’t

    05/22/2017 7:45:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 22, 2017 | Matt Fuller and Sam Stein
    With President Donald Trump’s approval rating sinking and congressional Republicans pushing a deeply unpopular agenda, Democrats have a real chance to take back the House. But that opportunity is being complicated by one word that is coming up with increasing regularity on the midterm campaign trail: “impeachment.” That’s the conclusion House Democratic leaders have reached through internal polling, and it’s one that top Republicans, including allies of the Trump administration, shared in conversations with HuffPost. “In focus groups in swing districts and in Georgia-06 (where a special election is being held this June) ― where we do think Trump is...
  • New GA runoff poll shows … what momentum looks like?

    05/07/2017 6:10:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 6, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, maybe. Democrats for some reason bragged about an internal poll in Georgia’s 6th Congressional district runoff election last week which showed their candidate, Jon Ossoff, picking up absolutely no more support than the 48% he got in the all-in primary. Instead, Republican Karen Handel jumped from 19% to 47% in a week. When Ossoff declared on Twitter that “this is what momentum looks like!”, one could be forgiven for wondering just who he meant to promote. Last night, a new poll from WSB and Landmark Communications showed Handel with slightly more momentum, if it can be called that, narrowly...
  • John Lewis to protest Trump at NRA convention: report

    04/27/2017 6:43:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2017 | Ariella Phillips
    Georgia Rep. John Lewis will join protesters outside of the National Rifle Association's convention in Atlanta on Saturday. Several hundred gun control advocates are expected to gather ahead of President Trump's speech to the annual convention, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report. In January, Trump criticized Lewis on Twitter, saying the civil rights icon is "All talk, talk, talk — no action or results." Lewis did not attend the inauguration and said he did not see Trump as a "legitimate president." More than 80,000 people are expected at the NRA convention. Several hundred people have also RSVP'ed to protests organized...
  • Democrats' Georgia blunder: 'Resist Trump' is not a winning strategy

    04/20/2017 6:52:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | April 19, 2017 | Douglas E. Schoen
    In the special election for Georgia’s Sixth District Congressional seat, Democrat Jon Ossoff has fallen short of the 50 percent threshold needed to win the seat out-right, triggering a runoff in June. Ossoff’s candidacy and failure to secure the seat in the first round of voting, despite holding an $8.3 million war-chest, is the quintessential example of why the Democrats’ strategy of resisting Trump at every step is imprudent and that the more effective way to win in a solidly Republican district is with a positive agenda of change. Today, the Democratic party is deeply fractured. While some pragmatic leaders...
  • DNC chair: Heck yes, we’re pouring more money into Ossoff

    04/19/2017 10:29:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 19, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Heck? Darned? Tom Perez doesn’t work blue on cable TV, especially in the early hours, apparently. “I’d rather be Jon Ossoff right now than Karen Handel,” the DNC chair told Morning Joe earlier today after $8.3 million and a fractured Republican field failed to keep their special-election candidate from a runoff in June. “He’s already at 49% of the vote, and there’s a heck of a lot of energy out there,” Perez bragged after Joe Scarborough questioned the strategy of Democrats in investing heavily in TV spots. Perez pledged full Democratic Party support, saying that they had a “darned good...