At his blog, Buchanan.org, Pat Buchanan explains the importance of the Georgia Senate races. He writes (abridged):
“In Victory, Magnanimity… in Defeat, Defiance.”
That counsel about human conflict comes from Winston Churchill.
And President Donald Trump, given all he has endured for five years from those piously pleading now for a “time of healing,” cannot be faulted for his defiant resolve to unearth any and all high crimes or misdemeanors committed in the counting of ballots in the election of Tuesday last.
Trump owes his people this, and he owes the establishment nothing.
Yet, in making this his priority, Trump should be mindful of several realities. From what we have seen so far, the prospect that the decision in the battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona or Georgia will be overturned does not appear high.
And Trump should realize that in alleging fraud, he is creating an imperative upon himself and his team to provide the evidence to prove it.
In politics as in poker, there comes a time when you have to show your cards or fold your hand. Are the cards there?
Minutes after Biden declared victory last week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, exulted, “Now we take Georgia, and then we change the world.”
Schumer was referring to the two Senate races that will be decided Jan. 5, both runoffs where none of the four candidates got the Georgia-required 50.0% of the vote on Nov.
If Rossoff and Warnock both win, Democrats take control of the Senate. Schumer will be the new majority leader, displacing Mitch McConnell.
Before the “Green New Deal,” “Medicare for All” and the Biden-Bernie tax hikes could be passed, before a trillion-dollar bailout of blue states like Illinois could be enacted, before the Supreme Court could be packed, the Senate filibuster would have to be eliminated.