Karen Handel’s 5% victory over out-of-town Ossoff is not one Brits will know much about and yet it’s hugely significant for Brits in the long term.
Handel ran on a Trump platform but also a ‘first woman elected’. Simple truth is, it’s a good political move to play the woman card … provided the woman is good. This has been a major theme at this blog – that the women on offer have been so appalling.
But conservative women have been doing well by-and-large and so it was in Georgia overnight, our time. It was a litmus test for Trump at a difficult time.
The margin was significant – around 52%, give or take, which is pretty well the Deplorable margin over here too. It’s a fair figure which comes through over and over. Significant also is that there would be 48% or thereabouts who still support the politics of hate, instability, mayhem, illegality and dishonesty, listening to people like Sanders and Corbyn, not men of integrity.
“The Georgia Congressional race should serve as a wake-up call for the GOP in Washington, D.C. to get to work on President Trump’s agenda. The Ryan-McConnell rope a dope strategy where they spend more time on vacation than doing the people’s business will lead to catastrophic results in November of 2018. Speaker Ryan should immediately cancel the August recess and move aggressively forward on the President’s agenda with an emphasis on economic growth measures, including laying the groundwork for tax cuts, turning the President’s infrastructure plan into legislation and sending it to the Senate, and cutting the budget in accordance with the Trump budget.
“The House of Representatives is not saddled with the filibuster and the GOP Conference needs to be aggressive in passing limited government legislation across Capitol Hill to the Senate.”
I’d imagine for most Brits, that won’t mean a lot but the background and significance was summed up well by the National Review which, you’ll recall, last year had all those signatories to Never Trump on its cover:
The problem with the election of President Donald J. Trump was not just that he presented a roadblock to an ongoing progressive revolution.
Instead, unlike recent Republican presidential nominees, he was indifferent to the cultural and political restraints on conservative pushback — ironic given how checkered Trump’s own prior conservative credentials are.
Trump brawled in a way McCain or Romney did not. He certainly did not prefer losing nobly to winning ugly.
CNN and the entire global liberal press immediately played it that the candidate Ossoff had lost, not that Handel or Trump had won, even while chants of Trump Trump Trump reverberated around the hall.
Pelosi [or rather those backing her] had sunk between $23,000 and $50,000 into this candidate in a desperate attempt to bloody Trump’s nose. The polls – oh yes, those polls again – had her ahead by 2% in the exit.
The message, as ALG wrote above, is that there is no reason for the GOP to now not swing in behind the President for his 8 year term – they can win it if they fulfil the promise to the people but methinks they won’t.
People like Ryan are paid up globalists, their meal tickets dependent on the cosy Washington swamp continuing. We shall see. Why significant for Brits? Momentum – it is pressure on May to drop her Remoaner policies and get with the Deplorables for once. Had she done so in GE17, she’d have romped home.
No, Handel did not win by "distancing" herself from Trump.
Her crowd was chanting "Trump! Trump! Trump!" tonight.pic.twitter.com/qpPvwk7Kvv
— Newt-Trump Fan Club (@NewtTrump) June 21, 2017
A word of caution
Whilst being delighted that anything stopping the global left is a good thing, many who know me might be puzzled, knowing it’s all smoke and mirrors, why would I write such a post?
Particularly when the winning candidate makes the satanic handsign for all in the know to note.
There is trouble down the track.
Answer is that, though we know it’s all wrong, smoke and mirrors, Deplorable policies still win through, they’#re still front and centre on an international stage. Just as we know the Pope is a bad ‘un, an impostor, nevertheless he still brings Christianity to the table in these Islamic times when he’s forced to defend it, before he waters it down.