The Georgia congressional race was supposed to be a referendum of President Trump. The Democrats were so determined to get a foothold, some momentum, that they threw around $30 million into the race. They got nothing in return. The self-described party of the working class spent $30 million attempting to repudiate President Trump, and failed. They were sure that the voters in Georgia would indicate their displeasure with President Trump by electing a Democrat to go and fight the policies of President Trump, and they miscalculated by a few dozen million. From the reports of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, it looks like the elected Republican, Karen Handel, spent about $18 million, all told.
How can any party that represents the working class get $30 million to throw at one race? I am aware that there were other parties involved, but no one in the working class, even collectively, has $30 million to invest in an office that pays $174,000 a year. The Democrats wanted to rub this election in President Trump’s face, but instead, they’re wondering where they went wrong. The “old guard” of the Democrats is being challenged. Some in the Democratic party are suggesting that Nancy Pelosi step down. The Republicans are keenly aware of the power that Nancy Pelosi has, and they want Nancy Pelosi to remain a leader and mouthpiece in the Democrat party, for obvious reasons. I think it was Newt Gingrich that said Nancy Pelosi should remain in power for at least another ten years.
This was supposed to be the turning point for the Democrats, the referendum on the Trump presidency and the Trump policies, all of six months into his presidency. This special election in Georgia was supposed to be so important that everyone with a few hundred thousand or million to throw away chipped in. The Democrats are now beginning to reconsider their position. I really wish they wouldn’t reconsider, because I like them the way they are, envious, frustrated, and sullen about their loss of the presidency. Did I say the presidency? Allow me to add the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and many offices in the states. The Republicans now hold the state legislatures of 32 states and 33 governors.
My prediction: The Democrats will continue to use anything possible to impeach President Trump, although if the same had been tried with President Obama, well, we all know what label would have been used. I would urge the congress and the senate to censure any Democrat who initiates an investigation of President Trump that leads to nothing. They are wasting valuable time and taxpayer money (no surprise there) while investigating things that occurred during the Obama administration, not during the administration of President Trump. Keep that in mind. If there was any hacking, it was done not under President Trump, but under President Obama. The Democrats conveniently forget that the election took place under President Obama, not President Trump, and they rarely mention all of the other associations of Hillary and the Clinton Initiative with the Russians. Collusion and contact with the Russians when Hillary or Billary do it is just fine, but when Trump does it, well, that might be treason. It's amazing that the party that has allowed multiple transgressions of its members now trying to pin anything they can on the serving president.
I’m sure that when Billy Clinton had a conversation with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, they were just talking about their grandkids. That’s why they were on the tarmac with no one else in the plane. I always insist that I have complete privacy (the extraordinary privacy of being in a government jet on a tarmac) when I talk with my friends about their grandkids. Sure, I believe that, and if you do too, please give me a call because I have a great deal on a bridge in New York for you.
What happened, why the disconnect? There are a few books out there already. I read the review of the book written by the people from Hillary’s campaign, and it appears that Hillary did everything right, and it was the campaign staff that screwed up her campaign, and Billy as much as told them so, in some scoldings that would have put William Jennings Bryan to shame. It’s pretty much an accepted fact that Hillary used an unsecured server, something that would have landed you or me in a federal prison for a good while. Despite the disrespect for security protocol, the encouragement of deep state bureaucrats to resist all of the Trump initiatives, and the courting of the corporate elites, the Democrats cannot figure out why they aren’t getting votes anymore. American politics is becoming known for gridlock, jealousy, resentment, and sore losers. We are the arsenal of democracy with our guns pointed at one another.