Karen Handel’s win in a Georgia special election yesterday sparked a flurry of tweets from Democrats seeking to rationalize the loss, bash the new congresswoman, and even blame the weather. Here are ten hilarious reactions to Democrats’ loss in a race they tried to make a national referendum on President Trump.
They spent millions trying to convince their base — with a white, straight male nominee.
Rationalizing the loss at its finest.
Republicans gained literally nothing in #GA06 election. They are losing tons of voters in every special election and calling them wins. Sad!
— Jason Kander (@JasonKander) June 21, 2017
If Dems didn’t win, the Republicans must have cheated.
Dirty tricks, voter suppression and outside money help Republican Karen Handel limp to narrow victory in #GA06 pic.twitter.com/wKwfhu9qbc
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) June 21, 2017
Obviously Democrat voters were rained out.
But only if they’re, you know, the values of the Left.
Easy for Dems/progressives to become demoralized by the current political reality. Credit to those who keep fighting for their values.#GA06
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) June 21, 2017
There’s never a bad time to pivot to Russia.
Karen Handel won.
Trump is under investigation for colluding with Russia & for multiple counts of obstructing justice. #TrumpRussia #Resist
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 21, 2017
Still looking for someone to blame.
Despite gerrymandering & voter suppression,@Ossoff came within 4 pts of winning #GA06,where Republicans regularly won by 20+ pts for decades
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) June 21, 2017
Personal attacks did always make for intelligent debate.
Ossoff comes across as an intelligent, compassionate, great guy
Handel comes across as a woman who would complain over expired Kohl's Cash
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 21, 2017
They won’t stop fighting for women, unless they’re unborn.
Jon @Ossoff came within 5% in a district that elected @SecPriceMD by 23% 7 months ago. We won't stop fighting for women. #GA06
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) June 21, 2017
Emphasis on “nearly.”
One more thing: it's because of women volunteers that Dems nearly pulled off a miraculous upset tonight. Their labor. Their grit.#Ossoff
— email@example.com (@cmclymer) June 21, 2017