The Democrats are getting hammered from members of their own party and the liberal media after political newcomer Jon Ossoff lost the special election in Georgia on Tuesday to Karen Handel—a race both the Democrats and the media expected him to win.
One notable critic was Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski, who criticized DNC vice chairman Keith Ellison (D-MN) for the party’s lack of a message, which she felt led to Ossoff’s loss.
Before Brzezinski made her comments, co-host and fiance Joe Scarborough weighed in, saying that Democrats aren’t going to win by holding rallies and marches when they should be knocking on doors and talking with voters:
“I’ve been saying all along, if you need to do that, if it makes you feel good, then do that, but understand if you want to change America and you want to change the world, you’re much better off going into districts campaigning for somebody.”
Scarborough added that the Republicans are winning because they have built from the ground up—school boards, county councils, all the way up—something the Democrats have failed to do.
Brzezinski agreed with that assessment and mentioned a conversation she had with a friend who participated in the Women’s March on Washington a few months ago:
“They are great, but you’re shouting in the street. You’re chanting. You’re singing with people who agree with you. So going out and knocking on doors, as you talked about, gets you listening.”
She then criticized Ellison for previously downplaying issues in the Democratic Party—something he continues to do despite the recent string of election losses.
“[Ellison] just seemed to be going off and spouting, ‘Come on man, we’re good. We’re going to be good.’ No, what’s the message? What is going to bring people in?” Brzezinski said.
Brzezinski then turned to Willie Geist, saying that Democrats made the mistake of thinking that President Donald Trump’s 36 percent approval rating and problems with the Trump presidency and the GOP would automatically lead people to their side:
“No, we’re not inevitable. This isn’t ours. We have to work for it. That’s what Democrats need to say to themselves.”
Others who have jumped on the Democratic Party include left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA):
…get a friggin' clue. The DNC&DCCC has NO idea how 2 win cause they have no message, no plan, no leaders, won't fight &hate the resistance
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 21, 2017
#Ossof Race better be a wake up call for Democrats – business as usual isn't working. Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future.
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) June 21, 2017
The Democrats and the liberal media thought they finally had the referendum on Donald Trump that they have been waiting for, only to fail miserably after the Democrats spent $23 million in losing their fourth straight special election since Trump was elected.