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Democrats begin to wonder:
When do we win?

Politico, by Gabriel Debenedetti

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Posted By:garnet, 4/19/2017 7:48:36 AM

As it became clear late Tuesday evening that Jon Ossoff would fall just short of the 50-percent mark in the first round of voting in a suburban Atlanta special election, Democrats back in Washington started leafing through their calendars and asking: When does the winning start? Ossoff’s moral victory — capturing 48 percent of the vote in a conservative-oriented district — was welcome, but after two successive close-but-no-cigar finishes in House special elections in Georgia and Kansas, a new worry is beginning to set in. For all the anger, energy, and money swirling at the grassroots level, Democrats didn’t manage to pick


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pchristopher, 4/19/2017 7:51:03 AM     (No. 11226390)

Never....God willing...unless it´s a conservative, which is not likely these days.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross, 4/19/2017 7:54:54 AM     (No. 11226397)

Money swirling at the grassroots level? Give me a break. Ossoff had money out the kazoo from major donors and Hollywood elites, not from Joe Schlabotnik of 321 Main Street in Alpharetta.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kate318, 4/19/2017 7:54:58 AM     (No. 11226398)

There is only one way this guy got that much of a vote republican district, and we all know what it is.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: vingoombatz, 4/19/2017 7:57:02 AM     (No. 11226402)

"moral victory" ? Please.

What morals would those be?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kate318, 4/19/2017 8:10:13 AM     (No. 11226419)

In a republican district

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 4/19/2017 8:12:17 AM     (No. 11226421)

Sorry, I quit reading then the Democrat said, "We have the vast majority of the people behind us."

I sure hope these stupid, hate filled Democrats stay in that fantasy world. I hope to Hades they never win another election ever! They are extraordinarily dangerous for our nation. Anyone who votes for a Democrat is our nation´s enemy.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lefthanded_rightminded, 4/19/2017 8:19:21 AM     (No. 11226426)

#3 and #5,
I live in District 6, and can tell you this hasn´t been a true Republican district for quite some time now. It can best be described as purple, and is inching closer to blue every year.

The irony is, it´s turning blue because the people from the Democrat strongholds inside the perimeter are fleeing the results of the policies they approved in those districts, but haven´t learned a thing from their failures so they cling to the same mindset when voting in District 6 contests.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 4/19/2017 8:23:34 AM     (No. 11226428)

FTA: officials at the DCCC should cut the doom-and-gloom messaging in their fundraising emails — a significant way the party communicates with backers.

I can only imagine - every policy vote in DC or any special election held anywhere is framed as a titanic must-win struggle. At some point Dems will get tired of forking over money for another lost cause.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Socio, 4/19/2017 8:23:58 AM     (No. 11226429)

If the GOP in Congress continue to spit in the will of the peoples face the Democrats will get their wins as the voters on the Right will throw their hand up in the air an give up their lost cause, because that will be what voting Republican will be.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: turninggrey, 4/19/2017 8:26:35 AM     (No. 11226435)

Hysterical! So how many times can they nash their teeth before they can´t chew their food anymore? Even after cheating, lying, resisting, burning things, wearing pussy hats, wearing pajamas, demanding at colleges, beating Trump supporters etc, etc, do they realize they are not a majority in America, and that their actions are galvanizing the rest of us behind Trump? Bring on 2018.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 4/19/2017 8:40:09 AM     (No. 11226448)

Number 7, Colorado turned reliably democrat when liberals who escaped the socialist rot they created in California moved to the Front Range and continued to vote the way they always have --- living proof of Einstein´s theory of insanity. Colorado has fallen. If Georgia and Texas fall, it´s game over for the GOP in presidential elections.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: planetgeo, 4/19/2017 9:15:03 AM     (No. 11226493)

I don´t know when or if the Democrats will win again...but for the moment I´m really enjoying laughing my Ossof.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: curious1, 4/19/2017 9:16:16 AM     (No. 11226494)

#9, since they´ve all seen what 8 years of Obola did, recently, it should be clear that throwing their hands in the air isn´t an option. When they reach that point, the people should realize it´s time for the cartridge box, drag the uniparty members from their offices and hang them publicly, after a fair 5 min trial. Giving the progtards power isn´t a solution or an option. We the people have to take back control of this Republic. Period.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 4/19/2017 9:28:34 AM     (No. 11226509)

This should have been a straight win for the republicans if the stupid republican party didn´t allow so many candidates that diluted the vote. This was not a primary.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: happywarrior, 4/19/2017 9:32:56 AM     (No. 11226517)

I´m with #6. I have NEVER voted Democrat and a special pox on those that have, especially the ones that gave us those white trash Clintons - TWICE. Losers all!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 4/19/2017 10:23:26 AM     (No. 11226583)

I´m sure a large part of the money raised by the Democrats flowed to the majority of the Republicans running in the primary, that shouldn´t have been running in the first place. Diluting the opponent´s vote is a tried and true method of undermining a constituency. Remember Ross Perot?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: gaeditor, 4/19/2017 10:30:47 AM     (No. 11226592)

#8, that is based on their "black and white thinking" which is, of course, highly dysfunctional. You can hear it from them in a constant, inane stream. (Trump is _____. Fill in the blank with anything absurd; they´ll bite.) Of course, they´re democrats, so they are easier to appeal to if you speak their language. Reason won´t work, but that´s fairly obvious, isn´t it?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 4/19/2017 10:34:00 AM     (No. 11226595)

I can answer the simple question. Democrats will win when they stop lying to the world and themselves. When they start to be honest and stop the illegal actions and cheating that is all the anti-Democrat party. I can be certain this is not happening yet because they are lying now about what this vote means which is the field was crowded and the Republican votes were split. They tried to buy the vote with millions of outside money.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lucky5, 4/19/2017 11:04:11 AM     (No. 11226626)

I am a blindly Republican voter. I only vote for people with an R next to their name.
I live near SF, so I often wonder why I bother, yet I continue to vote.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: strike3, 4/19/2017 11:09:36 AM     (No. 11226632)

When you stop being democrats! Your little PC-propelled sock puppet barry obama fixed that for you for at least the next 20 years.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: belwhatter, 4/19/2017 11:12:41 AM     (No. 11226636)

#7 explains what is happening. The same is true in Texas and other states as they absorb the Californian escapees, who can´t seem to understand the reason why they left the blue nursery in the first place.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: chance_232, 4/19/2017 12:15:29 PM     (No. 11226737)

Democrats eill start winning again when Trump voters get tired of winning. /s/

I aint in no ways tired yet of winning.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: JansGraphix, 4/19/2017 1:34:34 PM     (No. 11226833)

Totally agree #9. Democrats obviously WILL win again... if the GOP and the White House (along with the media and democraps) continue to make conservatives one of their ´targets´.

And I dont see this changing anytime soon. To date, Trump has not got one staunch constitutional conservative on his staff to advise him. Lots of populists, nationalists and liberals, but no conservatives. Ultimately this will not shake out, like may of us had hoped. Hopefully this will change and we will get 8 years with Trump and we will get another republican after Trump who will not be like Preibus or Ryan. We can hope, can´t we? I certainly do.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Hermoine, 4/19/2017 2:03:17 PM     (No. 11226862)

I live in the 6th District and agree with #7. We are slowly but surely turning into a contested district. Cobb County, a once reliably strong "sea of red" went for Hillary by 6,900 votes. Part of the reason is that the GOP took Cobb for granted and didn´t due the grassroots work they needed to do during the election but the other part is because the district has become much more "diverse" with people from outside the state moving here as well as people in solidly blue areas around the perimeter moving here because of the lower tax rate and superior school system (yet, they continue to vote for Dems).

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