Militantly divisive Democrat leaders Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer – among others – terrified half of the country with proposals that would radically disrupt long-standing American institutional structures and traditions in ways that no "moderate uniting" Joe Biden can possibly defend.
Included in the monstrous mix of miseries are threats to pack the Supreme Court, nullify the 60-vote legislative filibuster rule, and eliminate the Electoral College to cede eternal executive, legislative and judicial powers to a few most populous states.
Given that a President Biden would enter the White House without any mandate other than not to be Trump, the greatest threat to his popular support will come from far-left elements both inside and outside party ranks that installed him as their last-ditch most winnable option in a more radical primary field.
Although having flamed out early in the primary debates, Kamala Harris, ranked by GovTrack.us as the Senate's most liberal member, was pressed in as an olive branch to uber-progressives as their presumptive true party leader.
A President Biden can only hope to escape ownership of disastrously extreme progressive agendas by an immediate Republican Senate firewall. He will also need the leverage of a Majority Leader Mitch McConnel to steer a middle course against House Democrats and the Bernie Sanders-Elizabeth Warren wing of the Senate.
Many of the most tragically transformational changes could be implemented very rapidly – before any 2022 mid-term election congressional realignments – if the Republicans lose even one Senate seat in an upcoming January 5 two-seat Georgia runoff election, yielding tie-breaking power to a Vice President Harris.
That's how close we are to forever ceding America's two-party system to single-party control by openly socialist-leaning Big Government – Big Info Tech authoritarians.
As Wall Street Journal editors recently summed up the situation, "powerful partisan insider elites only trust democracy when they dominate it."
And now, at least temporarily, they truly do.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., a co-chair of the Sanders side of the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force, has described Biden as "movable," publicly bragging about her ability to "significantly push Joe Biden to do things that he hadn't signed on to before."
A coalition called the "Working Families Party" is openly hell-bent to shift Biden abruptly leftward. It's members including the AOC-plus-three "Squad" along with leaders of Black Lives Matter (BLM), the SEIU union, MoveOn, the United We Dream and the Sunrise Movement, and a climate activist group, have issued a "Peoples Charter" legislative roadmap to accomplish this purpose.
People's Charter organizers acknowledge that while Joe Biden wasn't their top choice, they expected to be able to influence him to adopt their mandates after he takes office.
Working Families National Director Maurice Mitchell issued a statement clarifying, "We've always said that electing Joe Biden was a doorway, not a destination."
Still, although Biden can use executive powers to cancel previous orders issued by Trump – re-imposing environmental, energy and other regulations for example, and re-signing the unenforceable Paris Climate accord, his narrow victory margin won't provide much leeway to persuade vulnerable congressional members of his party to take big bullets on his behalf.
Although a President Biden can rejoin the World Health Organization, renegotiate and reshape trade deals with adversaries and allies, and reestablish some form of the failed Iran Nuclear Deal, he would do so at risk of reversing widely popular and successful Trump policies.
But he now owns both the progress and pains of coronavirus responses that he campaigned so heavily on, including economic and social impacts of future shutdowns.
Biden won't be able to deliver on massive economy-crushing tax hikes, Green New Deal spending, or universal health care agendas without Senate sign offs.
A Republican majority will, however, empower Biden support by Senate moderates such as Sens. Susan Collins of Main and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to persuade Majority Leader Mitch McConnel and other colleagues to invest more money in roads, airports, nuclear power, natural gas development and other tangible infrastructure.
Republican Senate control of presidential confirmation appointments can also provide Biden with an excuse for not installing radicals such as Elizabeth Warren as Treasury Secretary, Bernie Sanders as Labor Secretary and other polarizing firebrands to positions of executive power.
In any case, we shouldn't expect Biden's honeymoon – much less his marriage – with radical rock stars who drafted and will hold him accountable for delivering on the Devil-in-Details Biden-Sanders Unity Platform he signed onto. Included are woefully wacky provisions of the Green New Deal co-sponsored by Harris and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez which – up to now – he has successfully dodged talking about.
Above all, a Georgia GOP Senate win is vital for the nation.
Republicans would lose their committee chairmanships … and thus the power to check all manner of radical judicial and executive appointments, along with limitless unmitigated domestic foreign policy disasters.
Imagine (if you dare) putting socialist Bernie in charge of running the budget and squeezing funds for national defense, having Elizabeth Warren run the financial institutions subcommittee, and letting Ohio's Sherrod Brown run banking.
Contemplate (or not) having Oregon's Ron Wyden run finance … a guy who supports a $4 trillion Biden tax increase plus taxing unrealized capital gains as ordinary income … taxing the appreciation in the value of assets even if they aren't sold during the year.
With Wisconsin's Senate Oversight Committee Ron Johnson replaced by a Democrat, also wave goodbye to ongoing probes of partisan Deep State abuses of public trust and international Biden family influence peddling scandals clearly evidenced in Hunter's laptop from hell.
If you assume that even with a 50-50 Senate split, moderate West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin who has publicly come out against Supreme Court packing would save the day on radical proposals ... don't rely on that occurring. If anything, he's a reliable Democrat vote on most big issues that matter most.
So, Willie Nelson got it totally right:
Georgia, oh Georgia
No, no, no, no, no peace I find
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind.
Other arms will reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you, yeah
Yeah, and that road to Georgia leads forward as well.
Larry Bell is an endowed professor of space architecture at the University of Houston where he founded the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) and the graduate program in space architecture. Larry has written more than 700 articles for Newsmax and Forbes and is the author of several books. Included are: "How Everything Happened, Including Us" (2020), "Cyberwarfare: Targeting America, Our Infrastructure and Our Future" (2020), "The Weaponization of AI and the Internet: How Global Networks of Infotech Overlords are Expanding Their Control Over Our Lives" (2019), "Reinventing Ourselves: How Technology is Rapidly and Radically Transforming Humanity" (2019), "Thinking Whole: Rejecting Half-Witted Left & Right Brain Limitations" (2018), "Reflections on Oceans and Puddles: One Hundred Reasons to be Enthusiastic, Grateful and Hopeful" (2017), "Cosmic Musings: Contemplating Life Beyond Self" (2016), "Scared Witless: Prophets and Profits of Climate Doom" (2015) and "Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax" (2011). He is currently working on a new book with Buzz Aldrin, "Beyond Footprints and Flagpoles." Read Larry Bell's Reports — More Here.
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