The road to Donald Trump’s demise now goes through Jon Ossoff

Donald Trump is in deep, deep trouble. His approval rating is historically low. His scandals are exploding. The demise of his presidency is inevitable, if not necessarily imminent. But now comes the question of the endgame in terms of how Trump leaves office, who forces him out, and when it happens. And it’s no overstatement to say that the road to Donald Trump’s demise now goes through Georgia congressional candidate Jon Ossoff.

Whether Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff wins or loses by a small margin in this week’s special election, it’ll be a good sign for the Democratic Party and a terrible sign for the Republican Party when it comes to the 2018 midterm races. The GA-06 is a solid red Republican district that voted for Donald Trump, and voted strongly for the Republican Congressional candidate, just six months ago. Even if the Republican candidate barely wins this race, it’ll be a harbinger of just how difficult it’ll be for Republicans to get reelected as Trump continues to drag them down. But watch what happens if Jon Ossoff pulls off a victory.

Up to now, most Republicans in Congress have been acting like deer in the headlights. They know there’s a threshold at which Donald Trump becomes so toxically unpopular that they’ll have to distance themselves from him in order to avoid getting wiped out in the midterms. But the Republicans are disorganized when it comes to standing up to Trump, because the threshold is slightly different for each of them, depending on the makeup of their own state or district. And many of them are in denial about the non-existent possibility that Trump might somehow find a way to turn things around before the midterms. But if a Democrat wins a red congressional district like GA-06 this week, it’ll set off all the panic buttons.

If Jon Ossoff wins on Tuesday, look for a decent number of Republicans in Congress to conclude that the time is now for them to strategically throw Trump under the bus, for fear they’ll lose their own reelection bids if they keep standing by him. It would only take around ten percent of House Republicans to join all of the House Democrats to initiate impeachment hearings. So if you want the GOP to hit the panic button and reluctantly head down the road to Trump’s demise, make sure Jon Ossoff wins this week. If you’re a regular reader, feel free to support Palmer Report

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  1. Glen Wolf on June 18, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    I hope you are correct.

  2. Claudia on June 18, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Well said Bill
    And I really hope you are right!
    I hope Ossoff wins!

  3. Mary on June 18, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Isn’t Ossof just a watered down Republican? None of his policies seem very liberal, so I can’t see why he would have problem in Georgia.

    • Bill Palmer on June 19, 2017 at 3:29 am

      Nope, that’s an assholic lie made up by far-left fringe lunatic fake “progressives” who are trying to smear Ossoff so they can feel more pure. It’s the same bullshit that regularly costs Democrats elections. Tell those liars to screw off.

      • Kelly on June 20, 2017 at 4:06 am

        I agree Bill. It is those “Independent”, “Green Party” type candidates that throw a wrench into removing Republicans. I only wish that they would open their eyes and see it. I won’t call them “progressive” because the Democrat party has always, during my lifetime, been progressive, pragmatic, accepting of and embracing the change that works for our country.
        That said, we need a platform that will speak to middle America, that addresses their concerns, that listens to them. We have to reclaim our electorate that Trump stole. We have thrown shade on Repubs for having 8 years to create a health care policy and they still have nothing. WE have to walk in with a viable plan. We have to find a way to educate/retrain blue collar manufacturing, coal mining, and steel workers who still need to pay their mortgages and feed their families while not having to drive 50 miles round trip in a 12 year old pick up truck to get to classes.

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