The People Of Georgia, On Behalf Of America , Deliver A Tremendous Rebuke To Donald Trump
Category: News & PoliticsBy: john-russell • 2 weeks ago • 104 comments
In the end, both Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff will have received higher winning margins in Georgia than Joe Biden did. I wonder if Donald Trump appreciates just how much that means to his bogus claims about his own race against Biden in Georgia, and elsewhere.
Trump has been claiming , including very recently, that he won Georgia by hundreds of thousands of votes. The results from yesterday make that a highly dubious claim, to say the least, lol. If Trump had actually won , Loeffler and Perdue would have won ..... or are we now going to hear that the Democrats simply repeated the steal, even with the world watching ever more closely this time?
No folks, the senate elections in Georgia have once again demonstrated the olympian level buffoonery of President* Trump. I know he thinks he got what he wanted, the humiliation of the republican leadership in Georgia, but he is the only one who sees it that way. Republican leadership in Georgia is openly blaming Trump for their debacle yesterday. Adding insult to injury, the county where Trump held his rally Monday night had a lower voter turnout this time , after Trump urged them to get out and vote for Perdue and Loeffler , than it had two months ago. Republican turnout in rural areas in Georgia was less than expected, which would seem to signal that some of them had washed their hands of the whole circus in that state.
Or maybe it was Mitch McConnell's opposition to the 2000 dollar stimulus checks that doomed the Republicans in the Georgia senate races. That is what some pundits are saying today. Now there is considerable speculation that the Democrats will use the reconciliation method to add the 2000 dollar sum to the covid relief package. Using the reconciliation method the threshold for passage is just a majority in the Senate , and not the 60 vote filibuster proof total required for normal legislation in that chamber.
Many of us wanted more from the November election even though Biden would be president. We wanted a clear rebuke of Donald Trump. While today's result is not near as good as a landslide defeat of Trump and a 3 or 4 seat advantage in the senate would have been , it is enough to signal a brighter future for the country for now. Hopefully the Trump-induced Republican debacle in Georgia will make him less prominent on the political stage of the next few years.