Special Election In Georgia

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JUNE 20, 2017

         TODAY’S SPECIAL ELECTION IN GEORGIA IS LESS ABOUT ISSUES THAN ABOUT A NARRATIVE. THE LEFT KEEPS FRAMING THESE POST-TRUMP SPECIAL ELECTIONS THIS WAY: IF DEMOCRATS WIN, IT PROVES TRUMP IS FADING. IF THE REPUBLICAN WINS, AS EVERY REPUBLICAN HAS SINCE LAST NOVEMBER, NEVER MIND.

         THIS ONE IS NO DIFFERENT. A RECORD AMOUNT OF MONEY == $60 MILLION --  HAS POURED INTO THE CAMPAIGN OF DEMOCRAT JON OSSOFF, WHO DOESN’T LIVE IN THE DISTRICT HE WANTS TO REPRESENT. VIRTUALLY ALL OF IT IS FROM LEFT-WING OUTSIDE GROUPS.

         THE REPUBLICAN, KAREN HANDEL, SAYS “THIS IS A RACE FOR THE HEART AND SOUL OF AMERICA.” THAT MAY BE OVERSTATING THE CASE, BUT YOU CAN BET IF SHE LOSES, THE DEMOCRTS WILL CLAIM THEY OWN THE NATION’S HEART AND SOUL. OVERSTATEMENT IS NOT LIMITED TO REPUBLICANS.

         AS ALWAYS, TURNOUT WILL BE THE KEY. DEMOCRATS HOPE THERE ARE ENOUGH TRUMP VOTERS WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S PERFORMANCE THEY WILL EITHER STAY HOME OR VOTE FOR OSSOFF. THE GOP HAS HELD THE SEAT FOR DECADES. WATCH FOR THE LEFT’S REACTION, WHICH WILL BE PREDICTABLE NO MATTER WHO WINS. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.