Jon Ossoff raised millions of dollars from people who couldn’t vote for him. He couldn’t even vote for himself. In retrospect, maybe that was a problem.
Congratulations to our newest member of Congress, Karen Handel. But if you think feminists and other Democrats are happy about a woman winning an election, if you think they’re celebrating this victory over rape culture and toxic masculinity and whatnot, you haven’t taken into account that the woman in question is a Republican.
Here are just a few delicious morsels of post-election schadenfreude:
At what point is this not a failure of Democrats but toxic, vindictive voters willing to elect hateful bigots? https://t.co/EYNDuzxzGL
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) June 21, 2017
One important lesson is that when they go low, going high doesn't f**king work.
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) June 21, 2017
Best thing that could come out of the #GA06 results is for Democratic Party to finally give up its self-destructive obsession with centrism
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) June 21, 2017
(Democrats: Please listen to Sally Kohn.)
nothing to get too excited about when you realize it cost a republican 23 million dollars to keep a solid gop seat
— Aminatou Sow (@aminatou) June 21, 2017
Anyone who understands how profoundly 30 years of conservative media framing has altered America isn't surprised by GOP victories. #GA06
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) June 21, 2017
Tomorrow we start doing the work again…at least, those of us who understand the phrase, “nevertheless, she persisted."
— Karoli (@Karoli) June 21, 2017
Yes, that’s exactly what Karen Handel did. No matter what the Dems threw at her, she persisted nevertheless.
A woman shatters the glass ceiling, and the same people who told you to vote for Hillary Clinton whether or not you like her or agree with her — based solely on her genitalia — are super-bummed. The same people who called you a misogynist for refusing to vote for a woman are angry that another woman won something. It’s almost as if Democrats’ ideals and principles are disposable when they interfere with their political goals.