On January 5. Georgians return to the polls for two elections. Incumbent senator David Perdue is in a runoff contest with Socialist Jon Ossoff. Perdue led Ossoff in the general election but failed to break the 50% threshold to win outright. The other election is a special election to fill the remainder of the term of Johnny Isakson, who resigned on December 31, 2019, for health reasons. Kelly Loeffler was appointed to fill the vacancy. She will face off against Democrat Raphael Warnock, who is running on an anti-police, anti-military, racial-identity-trumps-all platform (read Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock Is Not Being Opposed Because of His Faith but Because He Is Anti-American and Has Bad Ideas).
No matter if President Trump wins or loses his efforts to correct the outcome of the election in Georgia, this election is critical. If we win one of those seats, Mitch McConnell will still be Majority Leader. Still, he will give up a lot of authority to the VichyCon Caucus, including luminaries like Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski. If we win both, McConnell’s control is a lot stronger. If we lose both, then we have a 50-50 tie, and Chuck Schumer becomes Majority Leader. Nothing good will come of a somnolent and semi-demented Joe Biden being led around by Harris, Schumer, and Pelosi’s totalitarian troika.
No matter what you think of the GOP, a weak Mitch McConnell better protects our liberties than a unified Socialist government.
Not everyone sees it that way. Some folks have convinced themselves that if the Georgia legislature will not commit to overturning the certified vote totals that there is nothing left to live for and, like Achilles, they will sulk in their tent while important rights and freedoms are stripped away or diluted into nothingness. Read: Noted Grifter Tries to Hurt GOP Turnout in Georgia Runoffs for Fun and Maybe Profit.
While not very helpful, at least the proposed boycott has an ostensible tactical purpose. Other idiots are actually promoting the idea of writing in President Trump’s name on the senate ballots in January, apparently unaware that each such write-in is a spoiled ballot and will not be counted.
Today, President Trump came out strongly against this really bad idea.
Reacting to a story in Newsmax claiming that many conservatives were going to sit out the January elections, President Trump responded:
No, the 2020 Election was a total scam, we won by a lot (and will hopefully turn over the fraudulent result), but we must get out and help David and Kelly, two GREAT people. Otherwise we are playing right into the hands of some very sick people. I will be in Georgia on Saturday! https://t.co/1ziqFq9S6O
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2020
I think President Trump knows that if he loses this election, he will be the de facto leader of the GOP and the head of a government in exile. For that to work for him, with either an eye on another run in 2024 or to be in the position of kingmaker for that election, he has to show leadership, and he has to work to help the GOP retain control of the Senate and take back the House in 2022.
This kind of strong and decisive statement was exactly what was needed to pull in some folks who haven’t thought through the impact of what they are encouraging others to do, to ward of grifters hoping to fatten their PayPal account at the expense of the rest of us and to fire up Georgians to turn out on January 5.