What will the future bring, based upon Georgia vote for U.S. Senate?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, speaks during a news conference following a weekly meeting with the Senate Republican caucus, Tuesday, Dec. 8. 2020 at the Capitol in Washington.

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports

Atlanta and Washington, D.C., January 6 – Yesterday, Georgia voters elected two United States Senators. With Republicans holding 50 Senate seats and Democrats holding 48, and with Democrat Kamala Harris likely to serve as Vice President and the President of the Senate to break any ties, the significance of the Georgia Senate Runoffs could not have been greater.

Yesterday’s edition of “The Morning” in The New York Times began with the following comment, which accurately portrayed the importance of the vote in Georgia yesterday:

“Georgia voters will decide Senate control — and so much else — today.

“Will the United States spend tens of billions of dollars over the next few years to slow climate change?

“Will Congress reduce medical costs for middle-class and poor families — and raise taxes on the rich?

“Will Joe Biden be able to appoint the judges of his choice to the federal bench?

“And will Biden be able to enact the coronavirus policies he favors?

“These questions and many more are effectively on the ballot in Georgia today. The state is voting in runoff elections that will choose both of its senators, after no candidate won 50 percent of the vote in November. Republicans need to win only one of the two races to keep Senate control; Democrats need both to retake control.

“Observers on the both the political right and left agree that the difference between those two scenarios is profound.

“‘The stakes could not be higher,’ Barack Obama wrote on Twitter yesterday.

“It will ‘echo far into the future,’ The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board wrote, citing the possibility that Democratic wins would bring corporate tax increases and tougher regulation of Wall Street and the energy industry. If Republicans hold the Senate, they can block those moves, protect some of President Trump’s deregulation and investigate Hunter Biden, The Journal added.”

What an objective and truthful newspaper should have written instead was:

“Georgia voters will decide Senate control — and so much else — today.

“Will the United States spend tens of billions of dollars over the next few years to slow climate change, even though scientists have made clear that climate change is not anthropogenic, so that the spending of those billions of dollars will accomplish nothing, other than to take money out of the pockets of hard-working Americans?

“Will Congress reduce medical costs for middle-class and poor families — and raise taxes on the rich, and destroy all free market competition in the health care and health insurance industries?

“Will Joe Biden be able to appoint the judges of his choice to the federal bench so that the Rule of Law and the unborn will die at a record pace?

“And will Biden be able to enact the coronavirus policies he favors which will trample of individuals rights under the Constitution, vastly increase government power, utterly destroy liberty, and bring an end to American individualism?

“These questions and many more are effectively on the ballot in Georgia today. The state is voting in runoff elections that will choose both of its senators, after no candidate won 50 percent of the vote in November. Republicans need to win only one of the two races to keep Senate control; Democrats need both to retake control.

“Observers on the both the political right and left agree that the difference between those two scenarios is profound.

“‘The stakes could not be higher,’ Barack Obama wrote on Twitter yesterday, as he eagerly looked forward to his nomination to the United States Supreme Court and to the Democratic Party’s assumption of a vast swath of power the likes of which effectively will end American individualism, free markets, and the work ethic.

“It will ‘echo far into the future,’ The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board wrote, citing the possibility that Democratic wins would bring corporate tax increases and tougher regulation of Wall Street and the energy industry. If Republicans hold the Senate, they can block those moves, protect some of President Trump’s deregulation and investigate Hunter Biden, The Journal added.”

That Mitch McConnell, a neoliberal Senator who calls himself a “Republican” but has consistently shown a willingness to ignore American liberty, increase federal government spending, pass massive “stimulus bills,” and work “inside deals” at every turn, is the sole remaining bulwark against democratic socialism in the United States should motivate freedom-loving Americans to work harder than ever to bring real reform to government at every level.

 

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