This morning, millions of people who care about democracy and the progressive direction of this nation woke up saying, “whew!” And millions of Georgians who didn’t want to be represented in the United States Senate by a hypocritical lying moron who resides in Texas said the same thing.
This morning, Republicans are wondering how they could have lost Georgia after working so hard to suppress the vote. Didn’t they change voting laws making it harder for black people to vote? Republicans even made it illegal to give bottles of water to people in voting lines that they made unnecessarily longer. So naturally, there will be accusations by Republicans and goons on Fox News that the election was stolen. And as usual, they won’t have any proof.
Republicans are at a loss as to how Georgia voters would reject a lying deadbeat dad in Herschel Walker who spent time on the campaign trail, when he wasn’t taking those five days off during the runoff, talking about how he’d rather be a werewolf than a vampire. Didn’t that fake police badge convince them he was legit?
Instead of supporting policies that appeal to a majority of voters, Republicans decided it’d be easier to change voting laws, thus making it harder for people to vote who support stuff other than tax cuts for billionaires and racism. Instead of putting up a solid candidate, Republicans decided to put up a famous name with an “R” beside it, believing that was good enough. They also thought selecting a black Republican would appeal to black voters in Georgia, which was insulting to believe that they’d ignore his policies or the bullshit that came out of his mouth.
Georgia Republicans believed that nominating a guy who ran well with a football back in the 1980s and was a hometown hero for Georgia, would put them over the top, never mind the fact he actually lived in Texas. In the final days of the campaign, Republicans were accepting that Walker was a terrible candidate and was telling voters to vote for him just because he was a Republican and that he would vote in the Senate the way white GOP overlords would tell him to vote. They may as well have come out and said Walker would pick their cotton.
Governor Brian Kemp refused to run with Walker or support him during the general election. He didn’t believe he could afford it. After he won in the general election, and in the last days of the run-off, he finally came out with an endorsement, not so much of Walker but for the Republican slot. Brian Kemp is a coward and what he was doing here was winning favors from the Republican establishment, especially with Mitch McConnell. Brian Kemp may run for the Senate someday. Let’s hope when that day comes and he runs against either Senator Jon Ossoff or Senator Raphael Warnock, that Georgia has gone further blue.
Republicans made sure to keep Trump out of the state during the general election and runoff even though he hand-picked Walker. Republicans know that whenever Donald Trump holds a rally for a candidate, that candidate typically loses. Donald Trump is a loser and now, so is Herschel Walker.
Maybe in the future, the Republican Party should choose candidates who are actually qualified. Running idiotic goons who can’t tell you the three branches of government might work in red states like Alabama, but not so much in states trending blue.
Republicans believed Raphael Warnock was a bad candidate for the Democratic Party. But why did they believe that? Have they never heard him speak? Did they not look at his record? It’ll be interesting to see where Raphael Warnock’s political career goes as he is an excellent candidate. Proof of that is, he won… in Georgia.
Creative note: I googled images of werewolves and vampires, mostly to see how they would dress. I do wish Google would stop throwing images at me of those Twilight vampires. I’m no expert, but those aren’t vampires.
Music note: I listened to Foo Fighters, Mumford and Sons, and Apple Music must have known what I was up to, because it threw a Vampire Weekend song at me. I don’t know anything by Vampire Weekend.
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