“Vote for Dems in Georgia and you get the $2,000 checks ASAP” is such an effective campaign message that even Dems can’t screw it up— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) January 4, 2021
Polls show this is the top issue for GA swing voters https://t.co/ksvtheoKgV— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) January 5, 2021
SEE YOU IN D.C.! pic.twitter.com/pq7I7qXWJv— Blompf2024 (Shadow Presidency™) (@blompf2020) January 5, 2021
I’m hoping they both lose.
Even though I would prefer to stay out of it, I’ve even been pushed to the extraordinary lengths of endorsing Ossoff and Warnock just to get rid of Turtle as Senate Majority Leader.
“Tomorrow will mark the official end to the 2020 general Senate election cycle, both of the undecided Senate races in Georgia will be held to decide whether or not Georgia has become a blue leaning swing state or if Biden’s statewide win was just a result of a temporary White suburban shift away from the GOP. More importantly to discuss though is whether or not these Republican Senators deserve the vote of Georgians, more directly of conservative Georgians. Without mentioning their failure to secure election integrity back in November we will be making the case as to why both or at least one of these Senators should not be re elected into the Senate. …
Usually I don’t really care about how politicians were pieces of shit before they got into office but Perdue and Loeffler are so egregious it isn’t even funny. Starting with Perdue to his credit he has actually won an election before but his business history was one that has assisted greatly in the destruction of the rural communities Republicans are supposed to represent and the destruction of the industrial base. In the mid 2000’s Perdue became the CEO of a then downwards spiraling company that is now seen as a death marker but rural communities across America. Dollar General was turned around under his leadership and began its rapid expansion that now makes it a staple of every economically abandoned small town in the United States, he sold the company after saving it in 2007. Perdue also as a businessman was an expert in outsourcing jobs overseas. Perdue with this record exemplifies the controlled American decline that led to Trump’s 2016 victory, his predatory monster destroying small towns has created a hotbed of Right Wing Populism and his record of outsourcing and corporate first business policy makes him completely unqualified to be a part of a party that should profess pro Nationalist ideals.
Kelly Loeffler is the wealthiest member of the US Senate, her business dealings you can read about here but more relevant to this discussion she should lose for one simple reason, everything that comes out of her mouth is a control group tested statement. She is somehow more of a robot that Hillary Clinton is and repeating shit talking points and meaningless platitudes should not be rewarded at this crucial time when the GOP clearly needs to learn some lessons. Loeffler exemplifies the mindless dipshittery that takes advantage of the emotions of Republican voters while doing nothing but making their lives worse and Perdue being the spokesperson of rural and industrial decline have to be defeated to send the message to the GOP that this kind of politics is unacceptable and these kinds of people should be chased off to the new Democratic corporate establishment where they belong. And we didn’t even get into the insider trading sandal because everyone already knows about that.
As for Senate leadership Mitch McConnell does not deserve to be rewarded with the power of kingmaker after his behavior during Trump’s presidency and the pandemic. For all of Trump’s term McConnell has done virtually nothing to help pass and in some cases actively fought against Trump’s agenda on immigration, trade, and foreign policy. McConnell got his precious judges out of Trump and did nothing to return the favor. McConnell has also fought against increased aid to Americans after he encouraged unconstitutional lockdowns and arguably cost trump the election by delaying and delaying stimulus talks with retarded poison pills that make him look “good” to the GOP simps on twitter but in reality would never be enacted and has resulted in the unnecessary suffering of millions of Americans who lost unemployment benefits. Senator Schumer is a better man than McConnell is quite frankly and as Majority leader will not do nearly as much damage as many claim he will do. …”
In last month alone, Turtle has used his Senate majority to …
- Override Trump’s veto of the 2021 NDAA which cost $740 billion, includes $3.3 billion in military aid to Israel every year through 2028, renames military bases named after Confederate generals and keeps American troops indefinitely in Afghanistan.
- Pass a cheap labor visa giveaway bill for Big Tech by unanimous consent which fortunately died in the House before it could become law.
- Personally killed $2,000 stimulus checks at least six times in the Senate.
Aside from costing me $2,000, why should Mitch McConnell remain in control of the Senate? He refuses to represent the views of both populist voters and the majority of voters in his own party.
McConnell has been so awful as Senate Majority Leader that major parts of the populist agenda stand a better chance of moving through Congress with Democrats in charge of the House and Senate. Without McConnell in power, $2,000 stimulus checks could pass Congress along with other issues like repealing the Trump corporate tax cut or passing the infrastructure bill which went nowhere under Trump. Maybe the Democrats could use their shot at power to do something big and popular on universal health care. The Democrats also want to renegotiate the Iran Deal and ease tensions with Iran.
What is the alternative? Two more years of gridlock in which nothing at all gets done in Congress and performance art “deficit hawks” engage in more grandstanding, failure theater and empty rhetoric while citing the national debt to kill anything that they dislike. They quietly killed Trump’s MAGA agenda this way without a vote on it. Joe Biden’s Made in America agenda is arguably better anyway. Even if the Democrats win both Senate seats, they only have 50 votes and Joe Manchin will kill anything radical.
The choice is between having Turtle in power for the next two years, learning nothing and reverting to the Tea Party era, OR, the Democrats using budget reconciliation to pass the more popular aspects of their agenda which are the issues like $2,000 checks that populists support. Also, if the fate of populism hinges on the likes of Dollar General Perdue, Kelly Loeffler and Turtle, what have we been doing in politics? How did we come to be represented by people this awful and opposed to our values?