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Karen Handel

Karen Handel

President Trump won.

That’s the verdict based on the results of Georgia’s intensely fought special election to fill the seat vacated by Rep. Tom Price, who was named the president’s health and human services secretary.

The actual winner was Republican Karen Handel, a multiple percentage point victor over defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff.

But former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich cut immediately to the bottom line, writing at Fox News.

“For the left this race had been portrayed as a referendum on Trump. After Trump’s tweets and robocalls, there was a verdict. Trump won,” he wrote.

“It will be interesting to watch the elite media and leftwing activists try to deal with losing four straight elections. It will be equally interesting to watch them try to comfort themselves while they attempt to explain away Karen Handel’s victory.”

He was citing special elections since the Trump victory in the presidential race – in Kansas, Montana, South Carolina and Georgia. Republicans have won in each state.

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Jonah Goldberg wrote in National Review that had the Democrat won, the leftist party would have been able to tell donors, “We bought a seat in a Republican district with a hipster dufus candidate, who got trolled into getting engaged. If we do it 23 more times, we get a Democratic House, a Speaker Pelosi, and maybe impeachment.”

Longtime Democratic consultant Douglas Schoen wrote in Fox, “It is clear the Democratic Party needs to do some soul searching before it can return to power in Washington.”

But he said the four election losses is a movement that will serve Democrats well, since the margins of loss are getting narrower.

“Coupled with President Trump’s flagging approval ratings, which have recently begun to fall consistently below 40 percent in the latest polling aggregates, put Democrats in a prime position for future electoral success statistically speaking,” he wrote.

NBC wrote in a commentary, “Democrats have little to show for their anti-Trump resistance.”

“Democrats threw everything they had into GA-6, and Republicans still won. This is only going to embolden Trump – and perhaps also Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on health care, as well as with the NRCC on retirements.”

The network also noted, “Nancy Pelosi remains a big drag on Democrats… Democrats have to admit they have a Pelosi problem, especially in (GOP) states and districts. Yes, she brings money and legislative savvy to the party. But if Democratic candidates like Ossoff are going to campaign on change, Republicans can quickly undercut that message by simply showing Pelosi.”

Even CNN, which has been labeled “fake news” by Trump, posted a stunning question: “Democrats just went 0-4. When will they win?”

“Democrats tried an inoffensive moderate message in Georgia. They ran a banjo-strumming populist in Montana. They called in the cavalry in South Carolina and tried to catch their foe sleeping through a long-shot in Kansas.

“None of it worked.”

The network reported the conclusion from Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., an “emerging Democratic leader,” was that the Georgia fight, with spending on the Democrat candidate in excess of $30 million in the most expensive congressional race in history, “better be a wake-up call for Democrats.”

“We need a genuinely new message, a serious jobs plan that reaches all Americans, and a bigger tent, not an (sic) smaller one. Focus on the future.”

CNN continued to encourage the Democrats, with, “The losses aren’t all doom and gloom for Democrats. The party got closer than it has in decades to winning some of the four seats – a sign they’ve closed their gaps with Republicans in both suburban and rural areas and in 2018 will have a broad playing field with dozens of more competitive districts.”

And it charged that Republicans “were spiking the football.”

“In a memo, National Republican Congressional Committee communications director Matt Gorman said Democrats have a ‘competence problem’ and said there were no moral victories to be had,” the network said.

House Democratic Caucus chief Rep. Joe Crowley of New York said in a statement the party’s resistance to President Trump will continue.

But CNN conceded, “With Handel’s win, Republicans on Capitol Hill are likely to feel they are on the right track – helping the GOP’s push for health care and tax reform legislation. It could also show House incumbents that they can separate themselves from Trump effectively on the campaign trail, and stave off a potential wave of retirements.”

The results also could be a view into how the Democrat Party is moving so far to the left that it is leaving even some of its own supporters adrift.

The party has, in recent years, emphasized a pro-abortion position for all its candidates, and thus earned the opposition of the vast swaths of American voters who are not.

“We congratulate pro-life champion Karen Handel on her historic victory,” wrote Majorie Dannenfelser, the chief of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List.

The group contacted more than 65,000 voters in the district ahead of Handel’s victory.

“Although America’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood, spent six figures in support of her opponent Jon Ossoff, Karen’s record of courageous leadership won the day,” Dannenfelser said. “In the weeks before the election, SBA List contacted tens of thousands of inconsistent voters in Georgia’s sixth district to impress upon them the importance of this race. We are encouraged that the voters rejected Ossoff’s extreme pro-abortion agenda and are sending Karen Handel to Washington to stand up for women and children and get taxpayers out of the abortion business.”

The National Right to Life organization also congratulated Handel.

“Jon Ossoff supported abortion on demand and lost,” said Carol Tobias, National Right to Life president. “Karen Handel’s position on life reflects the true values of Georgia’s voters. Karen Handel is pro-life and opposes using tax dollars to pay for abortions. She will help us continue to pass pro-life laws and save babies’ lives.”

RTL pointed that that just weeks ago, “Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez decided that the DNC would only support candidates who support an extreme abortion agenda calling for unrestricted abortion for any reason – including late abortions after 20 weeks and taxpayer funding of abortion. In many areas of the country, Democratic candidates must have pro-life votes in order to win, however they also must appease the pro-abortion masters of the Democratic Party, including Planned Parenthood, NARAL and EMILY’s List.”

Twitchy noted Ossoff’s apparent disconnect from reality regarding finances.

His statement to NPR was, “The role of money in politics is a major problem. And particularly the role of unchecked anonymous money. There have been super PACs in Washington who have been putting up tens of millions of dollars in attack ads for months now.”

Twitchy said, “Though his campaign spent tens of millions of dollars in an attempt to defeat Republican Karen Handel, in an NPR interview that aired the morning of the election, Democrat Jon Ossoff lamented money in politics.”

Among the social media responses?

“Looking up the word ‘chutzpah’ right now,” from Ed Morrissey and the Morning Education said, “Democrat Jon Ossoff on the reportedly $40 million spent in the Georgia election: ‘We need campaign finance reform.‘”

Added Charles Cooke, “Remind me who had more money and where it came from.”

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