At the very least, we made her work for it, and in last November’s election, the Republican won by over 20 points. So there’s a storm brewing for them.
As for dumb punditry, Chris Cillizza of CNN wins for telling me that the Democrats blew an easy win. In a district that hasn’t been won by the Democrats since the Carter administration, the fact that Jon Ossoff came within ten points was pretty damn good. So bite me.
Bonus Track: Josh Marshall.
This is a big disappointment. But remember, by any objective measure these races show a Democratic party resurgent and a GOP on the ropes. These seats came open because they were vacated by people Trump picked for cabinet appointments. They got those picks because they came from safe seats. They are by no means a cross section of House seats. The thing to do is learn what we can from coming up just short and move on to the next fight. No one should expect any of this to be easy. If you do, bow out of civic questions and just watch movies and TV. We need people with more endurance.