The U.S. Senate race score is 50-48. Republicans need only to win one of the two seats up for grabs in the January 5, 2021, Georgia senate runoffs to keep their majority.
At stake is the remaining firewall normal Americans have against high taxes, intrusive government regulations, Medicare-For-All and open borders that President Trump fought against. President Trump had the veto and the Republican Senate had his back. The chilling prospect of lugubrious snake oil salesman Chuck Schumer pairing up with the Wicked Witch of the West Nancy Pelosi, is almost too horrible to imagine.
Among other things, what is at stake is the sanctity of the Supreme Court. Democrats want to add three more liberal judges, after having their heads handed to them by President Trump. That score is 5-4, tilting the balance of judges who uphold the Constitution. The 4, including liberal convert Chief Justice Roberts, view our founding document as having hidden messages that grant Liberals permission to do anything not specifically mentioned therein—including forced bussing and the holocaust of abortions.
Also, the Senate has remained as a powerful shield against liberal emotionalism with its Filibuster and Cloture Rule. Since 1917 it has taken 60 votes to cut off filibustering and limit further debate to 30 hours. In 2013, Democrats under Senator Harry Reid voted to remove that restriction when the Senate votes on judicial appointments, hence the Republican’s easy path to approving President Trump’s three replacements.
If Democrats win both Georgia Senate seats–making the score 50-50 with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris having the tie-breaking vote—they could abolish Cloture completely. Take away the threat of filibuster, and pretty soon every liberal dream from repealing the Second Amendment to free medical care for illegal immigrants will surrender the United States government to socialist control.
Up for reelection are incumbent Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
Perdue is the serving senior senator from Georgia and came up just short (49.7 percent) of the 50 percent majority required by Georgia law.
Running against Senator Perdue is Democrat Jon Ossoff, an investigative journalist who lost his 2017 congressional election. Ossoff is a Beto O’Rourke metrosexual clone from Atlanta and the purported darling of white suburban women.
Senator Loeffler was appointed by Georgia’s governor in 2019 to complete the term of retiring Senator Johnny Jackson. She ran against one Republican and five Democrats, edging Republican Doug Collins’ with 26 percent. (Both Republican candidates combined beat top running Democrat Raphael Warnock by nearly 637,000 votes.)
Senator Loeffler’s opponent is Rev. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor at the same Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached in the 1960s. New to politics, Warnock is widely recognized as a “prominent figure” in Atlanta’s Black community. According to one editorial in the Washington Post, as a Bernie Sanders and Green New Deal supporter, “Raphael Warnock might really be too radical for Georgia.”
Both Republicans are favorites to win in a state where no Democrat has won a Senate seat in over 20 years. Even though Biden was dragged over the finish line with a narrow win of the state’s electoral votes, his place at the top of the ticket didn’t influence down-ballot races. Republicans won the overwhelming majority of House and Senate seats in last month’s election.
The unknown is whether Democrats who wanted “anyone but Trump” will return with the same enthusiasm for the upcoming senate race. Both races are currently essentially tied according to the polls, but we all know we can’t trust the polls anymore. The bottom line is that Democrats in Georgia are still the underdogs.