Their candidate, Jon Ossoff, didn’t live in the District he was attempting to represent (he said he’d move if he won the race). He spent an amazing $23 million dollars (18 times more than an average election), in an attempt to get elected. The amount of money Democrats spent on this election was historic.
A whopping 97% of his campaign funds came from outside the state of Georgia and almost all of the outside money came from California. He had celebrity endorsements. Samuel L. Jackson did Robo-Calls for him. There’s something very wrong when one state pours this much money into another state so they can get another Democrat in the House. The bottom line is that his constituents weren’t the ones investing money in him instead it was outside interests.
Jon Ossoff’s Republican challenger, Karen Handell, spent seven times less than his campaign. It will have cost Ossoff over $200 a vote which is shocking. I believe our forefathers are rolling over in their graves right now. His constituents would’ve been better off if he just gave them the cash because he wouldn’t have done anything for them. He would’ve gone to D.C. and he would’ve ended up towing the Party line just like all the Democrats are doing. Republicans are way more inclined to vote outside their Party whereas you’ll notice Democrats stick together no matter what.
A question I always have is, what do people get for their investment? Ossoff’s $23 million wouldn’t have come without strings attached. If you don’t believe this, you shouldn’t vote because you wouldn’t be politically aware enough to cast an informed ballot. It doesn’t matter which Party it is, when this much money is being poured in there’s at least one major quid pro quo somewhere down the line.
As a side note…Based on how many members are in Congress, it cost taxpayers billions of dollars just to get them elected. This is outrageous. It cost us around $133 million dollars a year to keep them employed based on their salaries and benefits.
Their salaries alone are $174,000 so they make way more than an average business owner in the U.S. who makes around $85,000 ($32 an hour), based on their average work week of 53 hours. I averaged working around 60 hours a week when I was a business owner with 368 employees. Members of the House and Senate make all this money and they only work around 200 days out of the year so they make around $109 an hour; just what exactly are U.S. citizens getting for this?
Even with the record breaking amount of money Democrats spent on this particular election, heavy hitters like Pelosi getting involved, and celebrity endorsements, Ossoff still lost the election. The New York Times who had been selling Ossoff and calling the election a referendum on Trump, backed off of their hyperbole and said Democrats need to reflect on why they aren’t winning.
If the mainstream media said the election was a referendum on Trump I guess it ended up being a great referendum for him. Republicans won all four elections yesterday. A message was sent alright, and it was: 1) Pelosi and Schumer are toxic to the Democrat Party. 2) Stop wasting time going after Trump and start doing what they were paid to do…legislate. 3) Stop the divisive rhetoric and start working with the Republican Party because clearly voters are sending a message that although not perfect, the Republican Party is more mainstream than their Party.