So Jon Ossof lost to Karen Handel. Here’s some tough love: We need to get over it. There’s too much work to do. In my family, we tell a family member when they suffer a setback: “You’ve got 20 minutes to wallow in self pity. Then figure out your next step.” (We’re kind of a tough love family.) And advice from a former Mainstream Media journalist (me): Stop reading the MSM for a few days while they dance on the “grave” of the Resistance. We’re not dead. Not by a long shot. The
Let’s turn, for now, from Trump, Virginia (and Georgia) politics and focus on a really, really important topic: The FFX County Public Schools Board's upcoming special election. No, really. This is important. Five reasons why: 1. The Republicans are trying to manipulate the election. First, some background: Republican at-large school board member Jeannette Hough, elected to the school board in 2015, stepped down as of May 31 because her husband was taking a job overseas. That
Tuesday was a good day for Virginia Democrats. Ralph Northam won the gubernatorial nomination, and Tom Perriello offered gracious congratulations, tweeting: “Let's go win this thing—united. Let's take back the House and ensure VA remains a firewall against hate.” Justin Fairfax won over Susan Pratt and Gene Rossi in a race that was respectful and issue-oriented. Democratic turnout in Rep. Barbara Comstock’s district was higher than the state average. Not good news for her.
What has Brexit got to do with Tom Periello, Ralph Northam and the Virginia primary? Everything. Whatever you think of Brexit, at least in Europe, some momentum against the Far Right appears to have generated. In the U.S., Democrats have come oh so close in Montana and Kansas. And now comes Jon Ossoff in Georgia. But, as the brilliant George Takoff, bestselling author and researcher in cognitive science and linguistics, has pointed out, Democrats are a tribal bunch. This mor