I hope my fellow Americans aren’t sick of elections. They’ll will be getting a few more of them to start the year.
That’s because two more U.S. Senate elections are slated in Georgia on January 5, 2021. And these elections could be just as important as the recently concluded presidential election. That is the seeming concluded election that a few say is still an open issue.
President Trump was continuing to challenge the results in the court over the election of former vice president Joe Biden. But Trump’s court challenges have all failed to this point. Trump is claiming enough votes were filched to change the election.
So far various courts have dismissed these arguments. Still, Trump’s legal heavyweights were promising things would be different when their various cases were consolidated and reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court. However, as I write this, the high court said it would not listen to these arguments. But the political battle over the control of the U.S. government is not quite over.
The U.S. Senate Up for Grabs
Control of half of Congress is yet to be determined. The House of Representatives, where budget bills originate, will remain in the hands of Biden’s Democrats. Although Democratic control will narrow as the Democratic majority will be thinner in this new session beginning in mid-January. This comes despite predictions of a Democratic Congressional landslide. By contrast, Republicans picked up about a dozen seats. That’s not enough for Republicans to take control of the House but they’re getting closer. Republicans are within range of winning back this part of Congress in the next House elections. That will be about two years from now.
What about the Senate?
The other part of Congress, the Senate, which concentrates on foreign policy and reviews presidential appointments, is still to be decided. That’s because Senate control is still up for grabs.
So likely just as important a decision as the presidential race will be made at the ballot boxes in Georgia next month. That’s where two key seats in the U.S. Senate will be decided. At this moment the Senate remains under Republican control, but just barely, 50-48. If the Democrats win the last two seats, the 50-50 split would leave them in control of the Senate. That’s because a Democrat, vice president Harris, would cast the deciding vote when the new Senate meets and chooses its leaders next month.
The two Senate elections in Georgia could determine if we have divided government for at least the next two years or one completely under the control of the Democrats, most of whom have promised to make radical changes if they gain total control of the federal government.
The New Democrats
Many of these Democrats are completely unlike the Democrats of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. These were Democrats who were on the left, but the moderate left. Many like John Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and even the Joe Biden of a few years ago believed in a reformed capitalism. They didn’t want to destroy it. They believed there were problems to solve but that the country was basically good; that it wasn’t “systemically corrupt” or “systemically racist,” as Biden sometimes said on the campaign trail.
Anyone believing such draconian drivel, will argue the only thing to do is to destroy the country, its history and traditions, and start all over again, preferably using the Karl Marx playbook.
The old-time Democrats never would have advocated such things as “defunding the police” or reparations for the scions of slavery or the Balkanization of America through identity politics. Several longtime Democratic friends have complained these “are the Democrats we used to vote for.”
Indeed, most of today’s Democrats have skewed so radically left over the past few years and months that they tacitly or explicitly support a Marxist group like BLM. BLM is a Marxist group that says it wants to destroy the nuclear family so this is not an opinion.
These democrats will also say nothing bad about the radical group Antifa, which was responsible for much of the rioting and deaths of the past year. One of them, Congressman Gerald Nadler, actually said Antifa doesn’t exist.
These very different democrats are primarily supported by most of the mainstream media, which has been complicit in the campaign remake America immediately. It hushed up the Biden family scandals during the campaign. When someone tried to bring up the subject, the mainstream media either dismissed it or insisted it “sounded” like a Russian disinformation campaign, without producing one piece of evidence.
As I write the media blackout has run into a problem: The Biden campaign conceded that federal investigations of the Biden family—pere, fils et frere—have been going on for months. But luckily for the Bidens those facts were not disclosed to Americans before they voted. Very few media outlets even tried to report the story and some that did were blocked out on social media. Indeed, Big Tech was another group pulling for Biden.
Our Next President
Although he appears to have won, Joe Biden is a sad figure. Biden is 78, but he seems on the verge of 98. (One is reminded of the De Gaulle comment about aging. “Old age is a shipwreck,” De Gaulle said. In that case, Biden is the Titanic).
Biden hardly ever holds press conferences. An accommodating mainstream media rarely asks any questions of substance.
Like Trump or not—and I have mixed feelings about El Donaldo—contrast this with the way the mainstream media treated the president. Most of the press, which I believe was the biggest loser in the last election because of its blatant anti-Trump bias and outright Biden advocacy—constantly demanded that Trump condemn white supremacy. He repeatedly did, but obviously they never took him at his word.
There’s a fair number of bad things you can say about Trump, but racial bigotry isn’t one of them. Trump actually won awards before his presidency for working on desegregating construction unions in New York. That never made it into the mainstream media narratives. And the same biased mainstream media never asked Biden if he condemned BLM or Antifa.
Marching Through Georgia
These two Senate seats are critical because they will determine if the Republicans retain control of the Senate, which is now narrowly Republican, 50 to 48. If the Democrats were to win these last two seats, the numbers in the Senate, when it assembles and chooses it leaders in January for a new session, would be locked at 50-50.
But, although the vice president sometimes presides over the Senate, the Veep normally doesn’t vote except in the case of a tie vote. Then, and only then the vice president gets to vote and gets to break deadline. Assuming that Biden and Harris are president and vice president, a fairly good assumption considering courts are generally hesitant the results of election, the Democrats, on a 51-50 vote, would control the Senate.
“Let’s Change the World”
If that happens, Democratic Senator Charles Schumer, now the minority leader in the Senate, could suddenly become the majority leader. Then he promises not just some changes; but he promises “to the change the country.” This has an ominous sound; it is virtually a threat of a radical restructuring of our nation, our culture and even a re-writing of our history since many Democrats now say they want to tear down the institutions and replace them with a Marxist or quasi-Marxist model.
That would be a tragedy for our country, which is not anywhere near a perfect country but certainly a very good one. But, if I’m wrong, why do so many people want American citizenship?
Any country that throws away the best parts of its history and that destroys private property is headed for disaster.
Is this what we want?
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