Axios Ludicrously Spins Likely Stacey Abrams Loss Into 'Long Game' Win

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In this episode of Election-Denier Stacey Abrams: The Darling of the Democrat Party…

What else can be said about Stacey Abrams, the loser of the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race, that hasn’t already been said — while laughing, shaking one’s head, swearing in disgust, or all three?


While Abrams no longer insists that the election was “stolen,” or that she “won,” she still claims Republican-supported voter suppression laws — one of the Democrats’ favorite made-up bogeymen — handed the race to incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, whom she faces in an uphill, Nov. 8 midterm rematch.

While Abrams and her over-the-moon admirers (See: Oprah Winfrey’s “too much at stake” silliness) continue to claim otherwise, they know — deep in those crevasses in their brains they don’t like to visit in the middle of the night — that the undeserving Darling of the Democrat Party is about to go 0-2.

So along comes Axios, which fancies itself as a reputable news outlet — but has become nothing more than another left-wing rag — and does a double backflip off the high board with the ridiculous assertion that even “if” Abrams again loses to Kemp, she “has amassed the influence and financial strength to play a long game statewide and nationally.”


In other words, the more Abrams loses, the stronger she becomes — including nationally. According to “dozens of Democratic officials and operatives,” that is. Uh-huh. If that nonsense isn’t a glaring example of the sorry state of today’s Democrat Party, what is?

In a recent Axios article, ridiculously titled “The Making of Stacey Abrams,” writers Emma Hurt and Thomas Wheatley began their Abrams fairy tale thusly:

Stacey Abrams became a household name following her historic 2018 bid to be Georgia governor, her voting rights work, and her White House ambitions. Since her last time on the Georgia ballot, she’s gone from state lawmaker and tax attorney to a sought-after national speaker with lucrative book deals.

Less well understood is the network of nonprofit and for-profit enterprises the Democrat has built over two decades and how it laid the groundwork for her national platform and her rise to millionaire status.

Another Democrat millionaire, lauded on the national political stage? Who knew? No, wait — my bad. According to Abrams, conservatives are simply “mad” at her because she’s “not broke.”

Hence, Axios “explained”:

She rejects GOP criticism of her career. Abrams told the 19th last month: “They’re mad because I’m not broke. They’re angry because I leveraged my intellectual capital and my business acumen to do something over the last four years.”


Where have we heard that excuse before? Oh, yeah — AOC’s silliness about conservatives being mad because we “can’t date her.” And God knows Stacey Abrams’ intellectual capital is on par with that of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, so…

“So yes,” Axios reiterated, “[r]egardless of the outcome in November, Abrams has amassed the influence and financial strength to play a long game statewide and nationally.”

“The intrigue” — according to Axios: 

Over the years, Republicans in state government have alleged unlawful blurring of nonprofit and political lines among these groups as well as voter fraud during her voter registration efforts — accusations she and her allies have decried as politically motivated.

Democrats, meanwhile, have at times been skeptical that Abrams’ touted voter registration strategy truly lived up to expectations, but few are willing to speak on the record about it.

“The Democratic Party is, in effect, Stacey Abrams and her machinery,” a longtime Georgia Democratic activist told Axios on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution.

Wait. So both Republicans and Democrats in Georgia think Abrams and her “business acumen” are suspect? Yet Axios tries to spin everything about Abrams into a “long game” win. Very impressivein a blatantly hypocritical left-wing manner.


According to an Axios review of disclosure reports, business records, public statements, and interviews, Abrams’ holdings and ties include eight businesses across multiple industries, nine nonprofits, advocacy groups, and political action committees, and at least 15 book deals—including two that are yet to publish.

The Bottom Line

For argument’s sake, let’s momentarily accept Axios’ farcical argument that by losing, Abrams wins — aside from continuing to amass millions of dollars.

Axios is incapable of admitting that when Abrams loses, the people of Georgia win.


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