Rainy Night in Georgia; Roll Up Sleeves; Get Back to Work
Well, it was a long, rainy night in Georgia. We just came up short. So, now what? Take a deep breath and dust off those storm clouds. This fight is not a sprint. It is a marathon. Let’s get back to work. As The West Wing’s President Bartlet said, “what’s next?” Well, for starters, the fight for quality health care for all.
And, that is a fight worth joining. We all want good governance. Let’s take the lessons learned and deploy them for health care. We have the rest of this week to sway the Senate that Americans don’t want millions to lose access to quality health coverage.
And, we have five months to get challengers ready for local and state races this November then 17 months for the 2018 midterms. How do we get progressives and liberals on the same page and motivated?
First and foremost, look at the precinct map from last night. There is way more blue on that map than there was in 2012 and 2016. How do we channel this momentum for 2018? Remember, this seat is still up for grabs in 17 months. If Jon Ossoff runs again, shall we get back to work ?
While we consider the lessons learned and deploy them for this November and 2018, let’s man the phones and call daily re the health care bill.
And, consider this in all the primaries this spring, progressives have lost by a whisper when everyone said no chance. Montana, Georgia, South Carolina... These are reliably red districts and we are within a whisker. And, more importantly, there is still time to Flip the Sixth in 2018.
One thing to note coming out of this election is the solidarity and community we have created. We can do this. Maybe not today, but definitely tomorrow. Remember, it is always darkest before dawn. We are heading into the dawn. Don’t lose hope or fight. We have work to do.#159SixthDistrict #159LongNight #159StayStrong