Who Will Win?
When Trump campaigned for Republican Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue on January 4th, instead of talking about the candidates, he ranted and raved for more than an hour, litigating his election loss to a vociferous crowd in Georgia.
An aerial view may lull someone into thinking that Georgia is turning into a deep blue state, as it went from Democrat Stacey Abrams losing a statewide race by 54k votes against GOP’s Brian Kemp in 2018 to Biden winning the Presidential election by 11k votes to Raphael Warnock winning the Senate seat in Georgia by 93k votes.
But the reality is Donald Trump killed GOP’s chances in the state by convincing Republican voters that their vote does not count as the system is rigged beyond belief. Despite getting his ass kicked by Biden in the Presidential election, the liar-in-chief has made more than half of Republican voters believe that the Democrats stole the election from him.
A naive Republican GA lawmaker told Politico, “He should have learned from what happened in Georgia. Instead, he cost us Georgia by focusing on the election.” I call him naive because he assumes Trump's actions as an honest mistake by an aggrieved man who lost the election.
Trump knew exactly what he was doing, but he went with it anyway. He told GOP voters in Georgia during his Jan 4th rally,
“If they win, I’ll get no credit. If they lose, they’re going to blame Trump.”
Donald Trump was absolutely right. GOP squarely blamed Trump after their loss in Georgia early this year, and Mitch McConnell never credited Trump for GOP’s unexpected down-ballot success.
In fact, Mitch McConnell used the down-ballot Republican wins to make the case that the country rejected Trump, but not the party. It is typical of GOP to single-out Trump for their Georgia loss, while they were also equally responsible as they allowed Trump to carry on with his election fraud theories.
Had they intervened earlier and punched back on Trump’s election fraud claims as soon as he started beaming it, the GOP could have avoided the one-two punch in Georgia…