‘OBSTRUCTION AND RESISTANCE’ FAIL THE DEMOCRATS
Democrats are still blinking in disbelief over Karen Handel’s victory over Jon Ossoff in a much ballyhooed special election in Georgia on Tuesday. Republicans observers mark that victory as more evidence that both Democratic strategists and the news media continue to ignore the authentic grass-roots appeal, which has been percolating in the Grand Old Party since the 2016 election.
Applause is also due for the practical side of the GOP, which does not rely on mawkish feelings, melodrama, outrage or grandiose claims to motivate voters. Boots on the ground and clear messaging matter. Unwavering support for President Trump matters. And importantly, Republicans have steel-clad infrastructure that could carry them through the midterm elections.
“In Georgia, we had a robust ground game. We had 2 million voter contacts. We were knocking doors every day. We knew our voter universe, and we are going to continue to do that,” Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel told Fox News in the aftermath of Mrs. Handel’s victory.
“We are already building an infrastructure in these states where we think we can pick up Senate seats in 2018, and we are ready to compete in House seats across the country. What the media needs to recognize is that Donald Trump’s message is resonating. When he is saying, we need to improve our economy and add jobs and wages and fix the health care system that is falling apart and crumbling every day — that is what’s resonating with voters,” Ms. McDaniel continued. “They are sending Republicans to Washington to help the president, and they’re going to continue to do that as they see him working on behalf of the American people. Democrats have no vision. Obstruction and resistance is not a vision and it’s lost for them these last four elections.”
Karen Handel’s victory over opponent Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s Sixth District was a surprise to Democrats, but not to Republicans. News media continue to ignore authentic grass-roots appeal of the GOP.