Voters actually living and voting in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District dealt Anti-American fascist fighters and the fools that follow them in the #altleft Resistance movement a mortal blow last night.
Targeted for defeat by a national movement, Republican Karen Handel won easily over Jon Ossoff, the hand-picked, progressive liberal who lived outside the district and who received a staggering 97% of his contributions from outside the district. Polls had Ossoff with leads from 2-5 points. After Ossoff spent nearly 30 million dollars, Handel carried the suburban district much more strongly than did President Trump in 2016. The resistance loses again, and Americans should celebrate that the resistance is futile.
We don’t have much love for the resistance. It is a classless, gutless, phony movement of extreme radicals engaged in a War on Trump … and by extension a war on their fellow Americans. The democrats formed the resistance from its hard-left elements. The democrats, disappointed by the rejection of Hillary Clinton, sought to overturn an election and rip apart our country. From that endeavor, grew the resistance movement of radicals and rubes that puts party over country.
By embracing the resistance, the Democratic Party and its media arm have become both loud and irrelevant.
The results of the Georgia special election are a lesson that neither side will learn. Trumpers will hail this as a victory for the President. It wasn’t. Handel outperformed President Trump, but she under-performed the district, which is R+8. Secretary Price last won by 22% and in a special election in an R+8 district, a 3.7 margin of victory is hardly a republican party endorsement.
In reality, Georgians stepped up and rejected an angry, bitter, vicious outsider movement with national money and a carpet-bagging, clown candidate.
The Democrats are not going to shift away from the organized coup against the President because they lost the most expensive congressional race in history. They are not going to eschew the radical among them. They are not going to end the politics of racial division and incessant labeling that requires them to put Americans with whom they disagree in a series of little boxes.
Those not in the resistance are either sexist, Islamophobia, homophobic, racist, misogynistic, and greedy. They are the party of labels. Right now, “progressivism” isn’t progress. It is a movement based solely on opposition to everything and everyone who is not with them.
Both parties are part of our collective American problem. Those pulled into the right/left, red/blue game are being used by parties whose primary purpose is the survival of the party, not service to the people.
George Washington warned us of people who put party above country.
The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later, the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.
Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.
It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.
— President George Washington – Farewell Address
Still, while the party before country problem is an American problem on both sides, the #resistance failure is a uniquely democratic party failure. The resistance defines the Democratic Party as the less palatable of two crappy choices. With each loss, the Democratic Party and the resistance move further left, and more at odds with the shinning optimism that once unified a country.
Reagan once won the two largest landslides in American history. He did so based on optimism, love of country, and the embrace of liberty and free markets. Neither party has any idea what that is … but it is the Democratic Party and its resistance that sells the polar opposite of Reagan’s optimism. That is why they will keep losing.
The resistance is lost. Impeachment was a lie. The coup has failed. Trump will be President until at least January of 2021, and if the resistance continues, probably longer.
The Resistance and its party give Americans nothing for which they can vote. They are opposed to free speech. They are opposed to profits and free markets. They hate the police. They raise illegal immigrants over US citizens. They are obsessed not merely with gender, but with creating genders. They mock patriotism. They burn our flags, riot in our streets, and stand screaming obscenities at us and our children when we dare not follow them. In their worst, most virulent form, the resistance is targeting political enemies for actual assassination. Then, they blame the guns.
Readers of our site and my work know that I was not a Trump fan or supporter. I still criticize him heavily, and repeatedly … when he is wrong. Ironically, Trump’s success comes from the lack of alternatives offered by an angry, tired, clueless left-wing with whom few decent people want to associate.
For those who wonder how Trump won, or how the Republicans keep winning … the answer is that as bad as they may be, the Resistance offers only #resistance … and #resistance to American ideals, exceptionalism, and optimism, are a losing strategy. Your #resistance is futile.
Author: Richard Kelsey
Richard Kelsey is the Editor-in-Chief of Committed Conservative.
He is an Attorney, a former Assistant Law School Dean, Law Professor, and Virginia state court law clerk. Dean Kelsey was also the CEO of a technology company specializing in combating cyber-fraud. He is a regular commentator on legal and political issues in print, radio and on TV.
Rich graduated from George Mason law school, clerked for the Arlington Circuit Court, and later joined an AM LAW top 10 law firm practicing commercial litigation. He left the firm to be counsel and CEO to a consulting firm, rising to CEO of Turiss, LLC, a technology firm specializing in computer forensics, digital investigations, and fighting cyber-fraud through civil intel services and new technologies. Upon the sale of the company, Kelsey returned to Mason Law, where in the years before his return, he both taught at the school and served as President of the Law Alumni Association. Kelsey was the Assistant Dean for Management and Planning.
At Mason, Dean Kelsey taught legal writing and analysis and an advanced litigation seminar. In 2014 he was elected by the graduating class as the faculty speaker at their graduation. While serving the former George Mason Law, Kelsey conceived of, planned, and brought to fruition Mason’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as CPIP.
Rich has appeared on radio, TV, and in print hundreds of times as both a legal expert and political and legal commentator. He provided the legal analysis for all stages of the Bob McDonnell trial and appeal for numerous outlets including NPR and WMAL. He writes on occasion for the American Spectator and CNSNews.com. He returned to private practice in September of 2016, and he is working on a book/expose on legal education.
In his free time, Rich is part of the baseball mafia of Northern Virginia, serving on numerous boards and as a little league and travel baseball coach.
Rich has many opinions, and they are his own. His Twitter handle is @richkelsey.