How naive I was to think all of the hullabaloo would end after November 3, 2020, election day. It was going to be over, one way or another. We weathered the SCOTUS election decision involving W. Bush and Gore. We thought that was extraordinary!
The winner was clear. President-elect Biden won both the popular vote and the electoral college by a solid margin. Trump refuses to accept the people’s choice. He thinks he can bully his way to a second term. Just enough republicans form the mob behind Trump, as he carries the torch, searching for the ever elusive ogre of democratic election fraud, chanting “Stop the steal!”
Weary of COVID already, reasonable Americans of all types now just want Trump gone. Back in 2016, we wondered what kind of a president he would be. Could he remake himself, reaching to behave presidentially, as he had assured nervous voters. Sending Sean Spicer out the first day to spit crowd size numbers at the press corps, that were easily and immediately refuted, set the tone for the next four years. Trump wasn’t trading TrumpWorld for a turn as president of the U.S. He was bringing TrumpWorld to DC and expected everyone else to celebrate and idolize his vision.
We’ve come full circle. Trump has lied to us from his first day to his last, tens of thousands of lies. Who let him run amok? Mitch McConnell. Early on, Mitch agreed to allow Trump’s nonsense as long as Trump let Mitch control federal judiciary appointments. He could have reined the president early on when absurdities came to surface, but he stood by silently.
Our best hope now for moving forward with a clear, productive path is for Georgians to vote for Ossoff and Rev Warnock, giving Democrats a one seat majority in the US senate. They won’t be able to make sweeping changes on their own, without republicans, due to such slim majorities in both sides of Congress. Whereas, if Perdue and Loeffler, monied and out of touch, are elected, Mitch and the republicans will spend the next four years doing nothing more than obstructing anything President Biden and Democrats try to accomplish.
Georgia, it’s all in your hands. Please, for the love of God, defeat Mitch McConnell’s negative, do-nothing agenda by voting for Reverend Warnock and Jon Ossoff.
“Georgia, oh Georgia, no, no, no, no, no peace I find. Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind,” James Brown.