Last night in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, an election was held in order to replace Tom Price, who vacated his seat after being selected by Pres. Trump to become Secretary of Health and Human Services. And the Democrats were ready. It was their time. On Tuesday April 18th, the Democrats were ready to #Flipthe6th!
John Ossoff was going to win election to Congress this month, it was going to happen. This election was going to be the biggest middle finger to Pres. Trump, his agenda, Republicans in Congress and anyone who has ever voted for a Republican or even uttered the word “Republican”, ever.
Except it didn’t. Ossoff didn’t win the election outright. Instead, he fell short of the 50 percent threshold.
Simply put, Democrats didn’t #Flipthe6th! But never fear, failing to win election is still a win.
Only in the world and minds of our friends on the left is a loss still a win. Think I’m wrong?
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) April 19, 2017
— CNN (@CNN) April 19, 2017
— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) April 19, 2017
And then here’s this little gem of pure genius.
— Em (@Em_Jay333) April 19, 2017
Ossoff won 48.1 percent of the vote, short of the 50 percent needed to win outright election. Now, Ossoff and the Republican, Karen Handel head to a runoff election in June.
But Georgia was the one. This was the election! This was going to be the biggest referendum on Trump yet. And before Georgia, it was Kansas and there the Democrat went on to lose. Never you mind, Kansas really didn’t count. It was a run through for the big one, Georgia. Georgia was really on the Dems’ mind and everyone knew that, right?
Now, Karen Handel may very well go on to lose to Ossoff in June. It could happen. But to keep calling what happened last night “a near miss” when your objective was to win the election still doesn’t change the fact that you loss.
I “nearly missed”getting that job. I “nearly missed” winning the lottery. I “nearly missed” exercising today.
We’re not saying Congressman-elect Ossoff today, right? But remember, a loss is still a win.
Participation trophies for everyone!