It’s always all about HIM:
Thank you @FoxNews "Huge win for President Trump and GOP in Georgia Congressional Special Election."
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2017
Tribalism is the best word to describe our electoral times. It doesn’t matter what the issues are, to Republicans if your name has a (D) after it, you are the enemy.
It’s unflinching, it’s rote, and it’s like breathing for them. It doesn’t matter to them that they are about to get the whammy delivered to them by Preznint Stupid and the GOP congress (healthcare stripped away to give tax break to billionaires, and no return of coal—or other jobs, and no wall), to vote for a Democratic Party candidate is the same thing as treason.
And it doesn’t matter that Karen Handel is a monster (“I do not support a livable wage” and she doesn’t support much of anything else, including women), it doesn’t matter that she would not even say the name of the deeply unpopular Russian Usurper at her victory speech (or at any other time): she had an (R) after her name. It was enough.
So here’s the thing to keep in mind: 1) Ossoff ran in Noot’s old district, and came close to winning. 2) It is the South. 3) It was an off-cycle, special election. 4) Wingnuts spent millions of dollars to protect that seat, and they won’t be able to do that everywhere in November 2018.
This is why the 50-state strategy is so important.