It was supposed to be a sure thing.
Liberals spent oodles of millions to support a young, urbane candidate who ran against a frumpy-looking middle-aged Republican in a Congressional district President Trump barely carried in November.
It was gonna be a big night, and Democrats were getting ready to pop champagne corks in celebration. But something happened on the way to the victory speech.
Democrat Jon Ossoff lost — and lost big — six percentage points big to Republican candidate Karen Handel.
But you didn’t have to look at the results to get the picture — it was written all over the faces of liberal media hosts and guests. Here’s MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
— JohnWickofPolitics (@Gingrich_of_PA) June 21, 2017
Here’s CNN’s Dana Bash along with her election night panel. It looks as though they’re on their way to a funeral.
Reaction among liberals on social media was much the same — somber and devastated, beginning with loony actor George Takei, who put up a brave face.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 21, 2017
Group hug anyone?
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 21, 2017
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) June 21, 2017
— RC (@Pedlar7) June 21, 2017