DNC Chairman Tom Perez’s “new” Democratic Party didn’t “come together and fight back” for Jon Ossoff, a first-time candidate who, with some party backing, would have won Georgia’s 6th Congressional District seat outright in a special election. The seat became vacant when Republican Tom Price became President Trump’s secretary of health and human services. Ossoff stunned the political establishment with 48.1 percent of the vote, just shy of the 50 percent needed to avoid a June runoff.
Capturing this Republican congressional seat—and the more than 1,000 others the Democrats lost at the local, state and federal levels in the 2016 Trump tidal wave—should have been a No. 1 priority for the Democratic Party. One would think that helping candidates win near-certain victories would be a great way to “come together and fight back.”
Multiple, substantiated sexual-harassment complaints against him brought commentator Bill O’Reilly’s association with Fox News officially to an end yesterday. But was he fired? The language being used to describe why O’Reilly is no longer at Fox News is both imprecise and interesting.