It is not a normal day in America when people who choose the path of thoughtfulness, compassion, and civility have to second guess their approach.

What does it say about America when, in the post-mortem of decision-making, one has to wonder if fear-appeals, divisiveness, and aggressive confrontation would not have been a more affective approach for garnering the support and admiration of your neighbors?

Karen Handel won in Georgia last night, and many supporters of Jon Ossoff are asking this very question.

It’s June 21, 2017.

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