Opinion Democrats' Georgia blunder: 'Resist Trump' is not a winning strategy

19:35  19 april  2017
19:35  19 april  2017 Source:   FOX News

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- breaking news -. Politics. Democrats ' Georgia Blunder : ' Resist Trump ' Is Not a Winning Strategy . Published April 19, 2017. Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre0 Email Print.

In Georgia , Jon Ossoff’s candidacy and failure to secure the seat in the first round of voting, we've just seen is the quintessential example of why the Democrats ’ strategy of resisting Trump at every step is imprudent.

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Everyone who wants to resist Trump should read this new manual.

I was in West Virginia, where Trump won a landslide victory, but where many people are beginning to rethink the wisdom of that decision. This strategy forgives the Democratic Party leadership of their total negligence of holding a democratic primary, and of defeating, and now, resisting Trump and

In the special election for Georgia’s Sixth District Congressional seat, Democrat Jon Ossoff has fallen short of the 50 percent threshold needed to win the seat out-right, triggering a runoff in June.

Ossoff’s candidacy and failure to secure the seat in the first round of voting, despite holding an $8.3 million war-chest, is the quintessential example of why the Democrats’ strategy of resisting Trump at every step is imprudent and that the more effective way to win in a solidly Republican district is with a positive agenda of change.

Today, the Democratic party is deeply fractured. While some pragmatic leaders continue to fight for the traditional Democratic values which have long-defined our party, the “resistance” to President Trump is more concerned with obstructing Republicans and has no plans to enact the economic policies or health care reforms that hard-working Americans deserve.

Trump goes after leading Democrat in Georgia race

  Trump goes after leading Democrat in Georgia race President Donald Trump is attacking the leading Democratic candidate running in a special election in a conservative Georgia congressional district. On Twitter Monday, Trump said the "The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!"Republicans are trying to prevent a massive upset in the primary on Tuesday. Democrats have united behind 30-year-old former congressional staffer Jon Ossoff, who has been boosted by opposition to Trump and an $8 million fundraising haul.

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Error 404: Page Not Found. Win over Gators gives Georgia much-needed boost.

In his Congressional campaign, Jon Ossoff has generally said the right things, often appears to be positioned as a moderate, and has even suggested that he would not be “campaigning across the district talking about Donald Trump at every event.”

  Democrats' Georgia blunder: 'Resist Trump' is not a winning strategy © Provided by Fox News However, these aspects of Ossoff’s candidacy do not change the underlying narrative that has catapulted his campaign to national prominence. Above all, Ossoff’s digital media campaign has centered on the slogan, “Make Trump Furious,” which has summarily helped him raise millions of dollars from nearly 200,000 individual donations. Uniquely, these donations are primarily in small dollar amounts averaging $43 and have come in from out of state.

Ossoff needs more than a negative, anti-Trump message to emerge victorious in June. It is clear that this election will be more about message than money and Karen Handel, Ossoff’s June opponent and former Georgia Secretary of State, is independent of President Trump and will not be associated with him at all.

Trump goes after leading Democrat in Georgia race

  Trump goes after leading Democrat in Georgia race President Donald Trump is attacking the leading Democratic candidate running in a special election in a conservative Georgia congressional district. On Twitter Monday, Trump said the "The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!"Republicans are trying to prevent a massive upset in the primary on Tuesday. Democrats have united behind 30-year-old former congressional staffer Jon Ossoff, who has been boosted by opposition to Trump and an $8 million fundraising haul.

The first test of the Democratic resistance is on Tuesday in Georgia , and the question is whether Democrats can take advantage of Republican chaos to bring home a win in this deep red state. Trump won the solidly Republican district by just 1.5 percent. over Hillary Clinton.

It’s a strategy that Democrats refer to as "expanding the map": taking the opportunity presented by a flailing Trump The mobilization opportunity: Democrats could turn Arizona and Georgia blue by mobilizing voters of color. But in previous years, Bonoff resisted running against incumbent Rep.

In terms of Ossoff’s positioning, though, if not for President Trump’s extraordinarily low approval ratings in the first 100 days of his administration, Ossoff would likely be nowhere.

Further, now that Ossoff has been unable to attain 50 percent of the vote despite Democrats getting maximum attention for their turnout in recent special elections, Ossoff’s chances in a head-to-head race against Handel are limited. After all, going back to 1979, Georgia’s sixth district has been represented by three of the state’s most prominent Republicans: Speaker Newt Gingrich, Senator Johnny Isakson, and Secretary Tom Price.

In November 2016, Price won this solidly Republican district by more than 20 points and President Trump narrowly won the district as well.

In the coming months, the Trump resistance movement may continue to get broad attention and liberal voters may be more mobilized than they were in November 2016, but their unflinching desire to obstruct is not an effective governing strategy.

In the past, Republicans have offered compelling, alternative policies when faced with a Democratic majority, most notably through the 1994 Contract with America, as well as the more recent Tea Party Movement.

The current Democratic minority does not seek to offer alternatives to Republican policies in this way, but instead promotes resistance at every step and blocking anything that comes from the White House.

If not by 2018, certainly by 2020, this non-strategy will not only destabilize the Democratic party’s future, but also cripple our nation in the process, leaving key constituencies to suffer the consequences.

Dems launch pro-Ossoff ad blitz in Georgia: report .
A flood of new ads attacks Republican House candidate Karen Handel.The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) hit Karen Handel in a $450,000 ad campaign deriding her as "just another career politician," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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