Saturday, May 20, 2017

Jon Ossoff Bad Choice

Jon Ossoff is a flaming liberal with ties to LGBT and Al Jazeera and he lives in Washington DC. He worked for Hank Johnson, Atlanta Democrat Congressman for 5 years. Johnson is the moron who asked if Guam could capsize.


Jon Ossoff stirs LGBT excitement in Georgia special election, By Matt Hennie 4/4/17
“As our representative in Congress, Jon will fight tirelessly against discrimination, hate speech, or violence against Americans on the basis of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or place of birth”.

Jon Ossoff: Candidate for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, by Voterguide, 2017

Jon Ossoff is a Democrat running for Congress in Georgia’s 6th congressional district.  Jon Ossoff made a big splash as he entered the race for Georgia’s 6th congressional district.
With the election just weeks away, we took a close look at his record, and found some frightening discrepancies.

Perhaps most concerning are Mr. Ossoff’s ties to Al Jazeera, for whom he used to work. Al Jazeera as you may remember has been accused of, “being a propaganda outlet for the Qatari government and of having an anti-Western bias.”

These accusations, combined with his ties leave many questions in our mind, not the least of which is, “To what extent does he share the views of his former employer?”

Back at home, we did a routine residency check, but we were surprised to find not only does he live outside the district, but has a record of outsourcing work to England.

With this startling track record, we have no choice but to recommend voting No for Jon Ossoff in Georgia 6th’s special congressional election.

From Wikipedia:,Ossoff was born on February 16,1987 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was raised in Northlake, an unincorporated community in Georgia's 6th congressional district. Ossoff attended the Paideia School, a small private school in Atlanta.  While in high school, he interned for Georgia congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis.

Ossoff attended Georgetown University from 2005 to 2009, earning a bachelor's degree in the School of Foreign Service. He attended classes taught by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright and former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren. 

Ossoff went on to earn his Master of Science degree from London School of Economics in 2013, where he wrote his thesis on trade relations between the United States and China.

Political Career: Ossoff worked as a national security staffer and aide to Rep. Hank Johnson for five years where he drafted and managed legislative initiatives that passed the House and Senate. He had top-secret clearance for five months.
 Since 2013, he has been managing partner and CEO of Insight TWI, a small business which produces investigations targeting corrupt officials and organized crime for international news organizations. In 2016, Ossoff was an executive producer for a documentary film by Insight TWI for BBC Three; the film exposed atrocities committed by ISIL in Iraq.

2017 special election: Main article: Georgia's 6th congressional district special election, 2017 - After learning that Tom Price of Georgia's 6th district had been appointed secretary of Health and Human Services, Ossoff announced his candidacy for this special election on January 5, 2017. Ossoff quickly emerged as the most viable Democratic candidate out of a large field of candidates. He was endorsed by prominent figures such as congressmen Hank Johnson and John Lewis and state House Democratic leader Stacey Abrams. Ossoff raised over $8.3 million by early April of that year.

The election is seen by many as an early test of how the first few months of Donald Trump's presidency may have shifted the opinions or voter enthusiasm of educated suburban voters who live in swing districts. Trump under-performed in districts with demographics similar to the 6th during the 2016 election, having won the 6th District by only 1 percentage point. Ossoff grew up in the 6th congressional district, where his family still lives, though as of the election he lived about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) outside the district's boundaries. As a result, he was unable to vote for himself in the primary.

He has said that he temporarily lives in a neighboring district so that his girlfriend, Alisha, an Emory University medical student, can walk to the hospital where she works. His current home is only 10 minutes outside the 6th, and he intends to move back there after Alicia completes her medical studies.

Ossoff has been sharply critical of United States President Donald Trump. Ossoff said, "I have great respect for the office. I don't have great personal admiration for the man himself." He criticized Trump for a "divisive approach to government".[25] The day before the April 19 primary, Trump sent out a tweet calling Ossoff a "super Liberal Democrat" who wants to "protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes".Ossoff dismissed Trump's claims in a statement, calling him "misinformed".

In the April 18 primary, no candidate received 50% of the vote in the blanket primary ("jungle primary"). Ossoff led with about 48.1% of the vote, Republican candidate Karen Handel received 19.8%, while the remainder of votes were scattered for 16 other candidates. Because no candidate secured an absolute majority, the top two-vote-getters,

Ossoff and Handel, will compete in a runoff election on June 20, 2017. Ossoff won all but 1% of the Democratic vote, while the Republican vote was more heavily split.

Republicans collectively won 51.2% of the overall vote. This was as close as a Democrat had come to winning this district since it assumed its current configuration as a northern suburban district in 1992; previously, Democratic challengers had only won more than 40 percent of the vote twice.

Political positions

According to The New Yorker, Ossoff has "progressive positions on women’s issues and health care" and "moderate stances on jobs and security."

Ossoff supports the right to abortion and access to contraception. He opposes legislation that would "allow insurance companies to discriminate against women."

Ossoff opposes prison sentencing for nonviolent drug offences. His website says, "Violent crime, murder, rape, human trafficking, and corruption are rampant, while we spend billions locking up nonviolent drug offenders."

Ossoff said that he would be willing to work with Donald Trump on issues of mutual interest, such as infrastructure spending. He said, "If the administration introduces a fiscally responsible infrastructure bill, I’ll work in a bipartisan way to make sure it delivers transformative solutions to Georgia."

He opposes tax increases, and has called for reduced taxes on small businesses and to simplify small business tax filing. He supports tax credits for small businesses. In April 2017, Trump asserted that Ossoff "will raise your taxes", but found no evidence that Ossoff had ever advocated for any broad-based tax hikes. He has called for the repeal of "wasteful, anti-competitive special interest subsidies that make it hard for entrepreneurs to raise capital, enter the market, create jobs, and compete with larger firms who have lobbyists in Washington." He supports American participation in the Paris Agreement, and has pledged to "work to make the United States a global leader against climate change."

He supports the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). His health care policy aims to serve three basic principles: "One, no American should suffer or die from preventable or treatable illness. Two, no one should go broke because they get sick. And three, no business should go under or lay off employees because it can’t keep up with health insurance premiums."

Ossoff opposed both the March 2017 and May 2017 versions of the American Health Care Act, the GOP's replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act. Ossoff said that the May 2017 version was worse than the earlier one "because it does even less to protect those with preexisting conditions. And those are children and families here in Georgia who need to be able to get affordable health insurance despite a preexisting condition."

Ossoff supports comprehensive immigration reform that would both strengthen enforcement of the Mexican border and provide a path to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants. According to FactCheck.Org, "That generally has been the position of most Democrats in Congress and some prominent Republicans including President George W. Bush and the party’s 2008 presidential nominee, 
Arizona Senator John McCain."

Personal life: Ossoff's mother Heather Fenton, an Australian immigrant, co-founded NewPower PAC, an organization that works to elect women to local office across Georgia. His father, who is of Russian Jewish and Lithuanian Jewish descent, owns a specialist publishing company. Ossoff was raised Jewish.

On May 7, 2017, Ossoff's campaign confirmed he and his longtime girlfriend, Alisha, a former Georgetown schoolmate, are engaged.


Democrats are not demanding that the FBI investigate Jon Ossoff’s ties to Russia.

Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

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