Jonathon von Maren seems to have left out a few important things.
“As the chaos and conspiracy theories swirling around the train-wreck presidential election continue apace, many MAGA diehards seem positive that without Donald Trump, the GOP is useless. It is hard to tell who speaks for the president and who doesn’t these days, but Trump attorney Lin Wood is willing to play brinkmanship with the Senate, urging people not to vote in the two Georgia runoff races. If the GOP holds the Senate, Biden will be prevented from court-packing, the Equality Act, and other transformative elements of his agenda. If the crackpots driving the Trump clown car get their way, the Democrat could end up controlling both houses of Congress as well as the presidency. …
It is certainly true that Donald Trump’s presidency has been a catalyst in many ways. His victory and impressive showing in 2020 highlight new potential paths forward for the GOP. He has emboldened conservatives by illustrating the simple fact that things are only unsayable until someone says them. He has consistently exposed both the press and progressives. But for all that, he has been a volatile and narcissistic leader with an absolute inability to exercise impulse control (if he had, he’d have easily won a second term.) And the idea that it is primarily Trump who is responsible for the policy achievements, the Supreme Court justices, and the hundreds of judicial appointments over the last four years simply isn’t true. The very rank-and-file Republicans who get trashed by Trump supporters as useless cucks are the ones who strategized and delivered all that.
If the GOP can learn the right lessons from Trump’s presidency, they—and us—will be better off without him at the helm.”
Mitch McConnell has fought …
- To conserve the student loan debt burden
- To ensure that no one gets a second stimulus check
- To pass the 2017 tax cuts
- To keep Americans troops indefinitely in Syria and Afghanistan
- To ensure that Kris Kobach lost his primary in Kansas
- To ensure that Doug Jones was elected to the Senate in Alabama
- To exclusively condemn White Nationalists for Charlottesville
- Tirelessly, for Israel
- To rename military bases named after Confederate generals
- To limit Trump’s power to negotiate trade agreements
As for David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler …
Sen. David Perdue: “History tells us that the price of socialism is freedom.” pic.twitter.com/zn8Ns3xdC2— The Hill (@thehill) December 5, 2020
What is going on in this video? pic.twitter.com/Bd4xW4uMvy— Cerno (@Cernovich) December 4, 2020
Sen. Kelly Loeffler: “We cannot send an anti-Israel radical like Raphael Warnock to the Senate.” pic.twitter.com/XxkX9pZ4vL— The Hill (@thehill) November 21, 2020
Proud to announce my Prosperity Plan — a comprehensive framework tailored to propel minority communities to new heights of success through:— Senator Kelly Loeffler (@SenatorLoeffler) December 3, 2020
??Economic Prosperity & Access to Capital
??Family Prosperity & Opportunity
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More? https://t.co/IF3ebtRJhG pic.twitter.com/xYcODleLCz
The only reason that Kelly Loeffler was ever a senator in the first place is because she was a major Republican donor. Mitch McConnell backs these people like Martha McSally who lost twice in Arizona. Earlier this year, Loeffler sold off a bunch of stock after a confidential briefing on COVID-19. In their defense, Loeffler and Perdue have relatively high rankings on immigration and can probably be relied on to vote against any amnesty that Joe Biden might try to push through the Senate. Otherwise, they don’t have much going for them. Loeffler is running on her own version of the Platinum Plan.
I currently don’t have any position on the Georgia Senate races. I’m torn on the issue between my views on immigration and the sense that I am simply being used by the GOP to advance their own agenda. I’m not convinced the GOP Senate won’t make another go after amnesty even if it retains power in Washington. It has delivered so little on the issues that I care about that I am indifferent to its fate.