One State. Two Stories

Shankar Narayan
4 min readNov 21, 2022

Georgia Senate seat is Raphael Warnock’s to lose

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The GOP establishment has fully embraced the MAGA rules

Rule number 1: Never accept defeat

Rule number 2: Always keep blaming someone else

Republican establishment leaders are busy blaming Donald Trump for the losses in the 2022 midterms. It all started with Trump’s behavior, which the GOP establishment humored. Now his cult is all over the GOP establishment.

There were multiple opportunities for the GOP establishment to knock Donald Trump off the pedestal. But they never took advantage of them.

When Donald Trump questioned the integrity of American elections and made America a laughing stock in front of the entire world, establishment Republicans just sat there and watched him disparage the nation. They weren’t ready to call him out, because they needed the votes. They collectively flipped the middle finger to American democracy.

When Donald Trump delivered an insurrection on January 6th, GOP leaders ran for cover. But when they came back, they shielded Trump from impeachment because they needed MAGA votes.

So, how did your plans go Mitch & Co ?

Republicans lost both Senate races in Georgia last year. They lost control of the Senate again in 2022. They barely won the congress. If not for the aggressive maps drawn by Florida Republicans under governor Ron DeSantis and the New York Court striking the excessively gerrymandered New York maps, the Dems would have easily won the Congress.

The GOP could have avoided this stinging rebuke, if they banded together in times of need and stopped Trump’s crazies from taking over.

The results for 2018, 2020, and 2022 clearly point in that direction. MAGA ain’t gonna make them win. Donald Trump is not helping them win. The GOP is losing competitive districts by a wider margin because of Donald Trump and the MAGA base.

The GOP allowed Donald Trump to become he who is today. They need to stop whining now. It is time to enjoy the fruits of the tree planted by the GOP several years ago.

On December 6, Donald Trump’s presence in the American political space will alter the picturesque Georgian landscape…

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Shankar Narayan

Lov stats and hate status-quo. Forecasted all the states Biden won in 2020. Correctly forecasted the twin Georgia elections in 2021, House and Senate in 2022.