The January runoffs of both Georgia Senate seats is critical for the Democratic Party to wrest control of that chamber from the GOP. But they’re going at it in an odd way — by treating voters in the Peach State like hicks living in flyover country.
The most non-Southern, un-Georgia-like voice exuberantly stated the Democrats’ plan for Georgia — it came from Senate Minority Leader Chick Schumer, a Democrat from New York, and with the accent and chutzpah to prove it.
"Now we take Georgia, then we change the world," Schumer shouted.
"Now we take Georgia"? Does Schumer fancy himself Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman in the Atlanta and Savannah campaigns?
Then Schumer saw it as a moment to fundamentally change the heart of America.
"Now we take Georgia," he repeated (with bugles playing "Charge" in the background?), "then we change America."
Maybe Georgia doesn’t want to change America; maybe Georgia thinks America is fine just the way it is. Even Jonathan Martin, national political correspondent for The New York Times saw this as a blunder and fodder for a Republican get-out-the-vote (gotv) message.
"It is such a Dems-in-disarray perfection that on the same day they finally clip Trump, Schumer hands the NRSC six weeks of gotv material about Georgia."
But then it got worse. Tommy Virtor, former Obama administration National Security Council spokesman, insulted their intelligence and knowledge of current political figures.
"I'm not sure that the seven Georgians who know who Chuck Schumer is are going to find this all that compelling," he said.
He must imagine all Georgians speed around the countryside in souped-up Dodge Chargers with the Confederate flag painted on the top.
Just as insulting, Democrats plan to take over Georgia by invading it.
The plan, promoted by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, was to temporarily move into the state to take advantage of Georgia’s lax voter registration laws.
"The best thing we could do for Joe is to get him a Democratic Senate," he tweeted. "There should be coordination of resources. Everyone who campaigned for Joe should get ready to head to Georgia. I’ll go. It’s the only way to sideline Mitch and give Joe a unified government."
Yang followed that up with a list of deadlines.
"There isn’t much time," he said. "The earliest date for absentee ballots to be mailed for the runoff is Nov. 18. The registration deadline is Dec. 7. The In-person early voting begins Dec. 14."
All at once the image of Sherman’s scorched earth March to the Sea, leaving Atlanta, Savannah, and all points in between in smoldering ruins, comes into greater focus.
Yeah, that’s gonna give everyone in Georgia a case of the warm and fuzzies.
The scheme was actually initiated in a Facebook post by Democratic activist Tamara Stevens, who noted that the state has no real residency requirements prior to registering to vote.
"Hey all you Northern Democrats! You are all invited to spend the Winter in Georgia!!! Come on down and we will cook for you too!!! Y’allywood . . . start ramping up productions and get those West Coast Liberals here too!" wrote Stevens just two days after the general election.
New York Times columnist Tom Friedman also encouraged Democrats to migrate to Georgia on CNN’s "Cuomo Prime Time" Tuesday night.
"I hope everybody moves to Georgia, you know, in the next month or two, registers to vote, and votes for these two Democratic senators," he told host Chris Cuomo.
Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., gave the would-be invaders a friendly waring.
"Liberals are urging people to move to Georgia just to vote for Democrats in the Senate runoffs," he tweeted, after his appearance on Newsmax TV’s "Spicer & Co."
"Here's a friendly tip: It is a FELONY to vote in GA if you're not a legal resident or if you're in the state briefly with the intention to vote and then move away."
Georgia’s Sen. Kelly Loeffler is defending her seat against Democrat Raphael Warnock; Sen. David Perdue is defending his against a challenge from Democrat Jon Ossoff .
As it currently stands, it appears as though Republicans hold 50 seats, Democrats 48. If Democrats can somehow snatch both of Georgia’s seats, any ties in Senate votes would be broken by the vice president — Sen. Kamala Harris if Joe Biden’s victory stands.
But invading Georgia and insulting its citizens is probably not going to work out for them.
And if it does, it’s not gonna work out for Georgia — or the United States.
Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He is also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. Read Michael Dorstewitz's Reports — More Here.
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