So, Democrats…Let’s Talk Money in Politics, Shall We?

Democrats just love talking night and day about getting the big money out of politics.  They constantly rail about elections being “bought” by “special interest groups” and rich donors (they love to demonize the Koch brothers and Wall Street).  Their cure for the big money in politics is often “public financing”, meaning government support of political candidates (don’t they care that some of their money might be used to finance campaigns by those filthy Republicans?).

This week, there was a well-publicized and analyzed special election in the state of Georgia, to replace Republican Tom Price who left to join the Trump Administration.  The Democrat candidate was a first-time youngster, who didn’t even live in the district he claimed to want to represent.  His opponent was a well-regarded, experienced local candidate, with lots of name recognition.

The Democrats figured that this was a good chance to confirm that everyone hates Trump, and are most anxious to replace Republicans with Democrats so they can take over the House in the 2018 midterm elections.  In pursuit of that goal, prominent Democrat celebrities held fund-raisers and made commercials in support of Jon Ossoff.  The party raised over 23 million dollars for their candidate.  Now, that sounds like Big Money to me!  The Democrats out-spent the Republicans three to one in this election.  Here is the result.  How about those long faces on the CNN “reporters” on Tuesday night?


They don’t look very happy, do they?  TWENTY-THREE MILLION DOLLARS spent, 90% of it from outside the state of Georgia!  And they still lost.  In fact, there have been a total of five special elections recently to replace officials who joined the Trump Administration, and not one Democrat won.  Congratulations to Karen Handel, new Representative from the 6th District of Georgia.

The sound that could be heard from many conservative households this week?   BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

5 thoughts on “So, Democrats…Let’s Talk Money in Politics, Shall We?

  1. sirpercival01

    Not only did the money not prove decisive, the presence of the money was used by the Handel campaign to saddle Osoff with Nancy Pelosi.

    The people of the GA 6ᵗʰ might not be Trump fans, but they loathe Nancy.

  2. Right Angles

    I love it. The voters keep sending them loud and clear messages, but they just can’t hear. Their only approach to any problem is to throw money at it. What I don’t love, though, is the utter waste of all those millions of dollars that could have gone to help the poor people the Democrats always claim to care so much about.

  3. I believe the most campaign money is spent on TV ads. Well, I don’t watch TV any more, so i never see them. How many millions are like me? How many millennial “cord-cutters” who don’t even have a TV are affected in the least by political ads? What a waste! Hey, R/A, welcome, and thanks for your comment!

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