Trump Calls for Supporters to Unite Behind Conservative Candidate to Defeat Pelosi ‘Lapdog’ Liz Cheney

H/T Western Journal.

It is time to send Piglosi’s Lapdog Liz Cheney out for a permeant flea dip.

Former President Donald Trump released a statement on Friday attacking Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, referring to her as Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “new lapdog.”

“Voters in the Great State of Wyoming want clear majority winners in elections, and the only mechanism that accomplishes majority victors is a Run-Off Election, pitting the top two candidates against each other. Conservative Republicans in the Wyoming State Legislature like Senator Bo Biteman and Representative Chip Nieman led this effort,” Trump said.

“Unfortunately and sadly for Wyoming voters, RINO State Legislators stood in the way, defeating the Run-Off Election bills,” he added.

Trump then emphasized his strategy for Wyoming Republican voters to defeat Cheney in the 2022 midterm elections.

“The easiest way to defeat Deplorable Liz Cheney is by having only ONE Conservative candidate run and WIN! Wyoming Patriots will no longer stand for Nancy Pelosi and her new lapdog RINO Liz Cheney!”

 

 

The statement follows the recent report that Trump met with two potential primary challengers to decide which one he will endorse against Cheney during the 2022 midterm elections.

Politico reported the former president planned to meet “with two challengers at his Bedminster, N.J., golf club: state Rep. Chuck Gray and attorney Darin Smith.

Cheney most recently alienated herself from other Republican members earlier this month when she joined Pelosi’s House select committee to investigate the events of Jan. 6.

Cheney released a statement following the announcement that said, “I’m honored to have been named to serve on the January 6th select committee. Congress is obligated to conduct a full investigation of the most serious attack on our Capitol since 1814.”

“That day saw the most sacred space in our Republic overrun by an angry and violent mob attempting to stop the counting of electoral votes and threatening the peaceful transfer of power,” she added.

 

Cheney was adamant about holding people accountable for the Capitol incursion.

“What happened on January 6th can never happen again,” she said. “Those who are responsible for the attack need to be held accountable and this select committee will fulfill that responsibility in a professional, expeditious, and non-partisan manner.

“Our oath to the Constitution, our commitment to the rule of law, and the preservation of the peaceful transfer of power must always be above partisan politics,” the congresswoman added.

Pelosi said in a statement, according to Fox News, “We’re very honored and proud that she has agreed to serve on the committee.”

Cheney is one of only two GOP members on Pelosi’s committee. Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, also an anti-Trump advocate who voted for his impeachment, joined the committee after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy refused to have the party participate in her investigation of the events of Jan. 6.

Right to Arms Amendment will be on Iowa Ballot in 2022

H/T AmmoLand.

Voters in Iowa will hopefully pass the amendment.

 

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Barring further misadventure, the Iowa Right to Keep and Bear Arms (RKBA) constitutional amendment will be presented to Iowa voters in the general election scheduled for 8 November 2022.

The amendment passed the Iowa Senate 29-18. It passed the House 58 to 41. The votes were on strict party lines.

 

From the demoinesregister.com:

The Senate approved the resolution Thursday afternoon in a 29-18 vote along party lines after about two hours of debate. Hours later, the House voted 58-41, also along party lines, to pass the same measure. Both chambers are controlled by Republicans. Every Republican present voted in favor of the amendment, while every Democrat was opposed.

There were a few members which were not present for various reasons.

Republicans control both houses of the Iowa legislature. There are 32 Republicans and 18 Democrats in the Iowa State Senate. There are 59 Republicans and 41 Democrats in the Iowa House of Representatives. There was one Republican in the House who was not present, and three Republican senators who were not present. Their absence did not make a difference in the outcome of the vote.

Here is the amendment. From iowa.gov:

Right to keep and bear arms. 

Sec. 1A. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The sovereign state of Iowa affirms and recognizes this right to be a fundamental individual right. Any and all restrictions of this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny.

Both Democrats and Republicans were willing to pass a constitutional amendment. The Republicans insisted the amendment actually protect the RKBA, by including the provision for strict scrutiny.

Other states, such as Hawaii, have the same language as the US Constitution, but the amendment in Hawaii has not prevented severe infringements on the RKBA in Hawaii.

Hawaii requires registration of firearms, special permission to purchase firearms, and refuses to allow open carry of firearms or to issue concealed carry permits to virtually all members of the public.

The Democrats were perfectly willing to pass an RKBA amendment, as long as it had no serious effect.

The Iowa procedure to pass a constitutional amendment is long and difficult. The amendment has to pass the legislature. Then an election must occur. Then the legislature has to pass the amendment again. The amendment will then be placed on the ballot for the next election.

In 2018, the legislature passed the amendment, but the Secretary of State failed to properly publish the amendment, as required by law. This negated the 2018 vote, requiring the process to start over. The Secretary of State apologized for the error.

Iowa is one of only six states which do not have an RKBA amendment in their state constitutions. The other five states are: California, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York.

Several other states have passed RKBA provisions since 1997.

Wisconsin Constitution’s Section 25, which protects the right to keep and bear arms, passed in 1998 with 74% of the vote.

Kansas passed an amendment in 2010 with 88% of the vote.

Louisiana passed an amendment in 2012 with 74% of the vote

Missouri passed an amendment in 2014 with 61% of the vote.

Alabama passed an amendment in 2014 with 72.5% of the vote.

No RKBA amendment, which has been presented to the people on a referendum, has been defeated in an election.

Beto O’Rourke ‘Thinking About’ Losing Race for Texas Governor

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Little Bobbie Francis O’Rourke(Delusional-TX)wants to become a three time loser Senator,President and Governor.

Failed Senate and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is “going to think about” launching a failed bid for governor of Texas in 2022, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday:

Democrat Beto O’Rourke has left no doubt that he’s weighing a run for governor next year.

“You know what, it’s something I’m going to think about,” O’Rourke said in an exclusive interview on an El Paso radio station earlier this week.

And in case anyone missed the interview, supporters of a political action committee O’Rourke started called Powered By People is circulating it on social media.

Beto, who became a political celebrity after losing to Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) in 2018, entered the Democratic presidential primary in 2020 after telling Vanity Fair he was “born to be in it.” He dropped out eight months later, having failed to find a viable constituency for his central campaign message of unapologetic gun confiscation.

If not senator or president, perhaps Beto was “born to be” governor. But probably not. By launching a (competitive but ultimately unsuccessful) campaign to defeat incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott (R., Texas) in 2022, Beto could achieve a rare trifecta of political failure. Few other politicians in American history have tried and failed to be elected senator, governor, and president within a span of four years.

In the interview with the El Paso radio station, Beto criticized Abbott for his “complete indifference” to saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I want to make sure we have someone in the highest office in our state who’s going to make sure that all of us are OK,” he said.

Texas currently ranks 25th in COVID-19 deaths per million, well behind large Democratic-run states such as New Jersey (1st), New York (2nd), and Massachusetts (3rd).

GOP Leaders in D.C. Don’t Represent 74 Million Trump Voters

H/T Town Hall.

I look for many of these alleged G.O.P leaders to get primaried in the 2022 election.

The media lie. All the time. They lied about former President Barack Obama’s economy; they tried to make us believe the worst economy since the Great Depression was a great economy. Then they lied about President Donald Trump’s soaring economy. They tried to make us believe the best economy in 50 years, maybe the best economy ever for middle-class Americans, was a bad economy.

 

They lied about the Black Lives Matter riots. For months, we saw radical communists, Marxists and violent thugs riot, loot, burn, mug and murder while attacking police officers with bricks, pipes and Molotov cocktails. They burned entire downtown business districts to the ground, such as those in Minneapolis and Kenosha, Wisconsin. They burned police stations to the ground. They took over cities such as Portland and Seattle. They destroyed famous shopping districts such as Fifth Avenue in New York City and the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. They killed over 30 people. They caused over $2 billion in damage.

Yet liberal politicians and the liberal media ignored it all, or made believe it never happened, or made believe it was “peaceful,” or encouraged it, or supported it. In many cases, they did all of the above.

Yet none of them were ever banned, censored, vilified or impeached. Heck, we rewarded Kamala Harris, who encouraged and celebrated that violence, with the vice presidency of the United States.

Then came the Washington, D.C., unrest involving President Trump’s crowd. The liberal media blew that out of proportion into “the darkest day in American history,” even though it was a small case of unrest compared with “the BLM summer of hate, rioting and murder,” even though it may have involved antifa instigators, even though Capitol Police were captured on camera letting protestors into the building, even though it involved a few hundred people out of a crowd of a million or more, even though no one burned down or looted the Capitol. The media made believe it was Pearl Harbor.

Here’s the thing. Trump has had hundreds of rallies for six years now. Millions have attended, maybe 20 million-plus. And there’s never been one window broken, one property damaged, one person shot, one police officer attacked. Yet after one incident in D.C., it’s used as a trigger to ban and censor mention of the fact that the election was clearly stolen; to ban, censor and impeach President Trump; to ban and censor conservatives; and to label all 74 million Trump voters as “domestic terrorists.”

There’s the scam: Cover up hundreds of violent antifa and Black Lives Matter incidents, and blow out of proportion this one incident of violence at a conservative event involving around 170 people out of 74 million who made a bad decision in the heat of the moment. That’s assuming it wasn’t antifa causing the small amount of violence.

The key to this witch hunt was to use RINO (“Republican in name only”), Trump-hating leaders in D.C. as the cover to convince the world that even the GOP has abandoned and turned against Trump.

But it didn’t work. Because those famous GOP leaders don’t represent the people. They don’t represent 74 million Trump voters. They only represent the dirty, corrupt D.C. swamp.

The results are in. The support for President Trump is so overwhelming even liberal media and pollsters can’t hide the truth.

Trump-hating pollster Frank Luntz had to admit 91% of Trump voters would vote for him again and 78% of Trump voters believe the election was rigged and stolen.

A poll by the liberal Axios and Ipsos shows that 62% of Republicans support Trump’s belief that the election was stolen, while 69% don’t blame Trump for the Capitol violence.

But a much higher 91% of Trump voters support Trump’s contesting the election results. Ninety-six percent believe Trump makes the GOP a stronger party. Ninety-two percent want Trump to run again in 2024.

And guess who loses badly in the Trump-McConnell battle? Sixty-four percent of Republicans approve of Trump’s behavior over that of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Trump’s “America First” agenda is also still popular. Eighty-seven percent of Republicans and 63% of independent voters want companies to hire Americans before foreigners.

Democrats and the media keep trying to bury Trump and demoralize his supporters. I have to admit this plan was pretty remarkable. Their propaganda was intense. They came close. But in the end, they failed again.

Because they underestimated the hatred 74 million Trump voters have toward D.C. politicians — even Republican ones. We don’t trust them. We don’t like them. We don’t care what they say. The more they hate Trump, the more we like him.

GOP leaders only represent the D.C. swamp. They don’t represent 74 million Trump voters.

 

Rush Issues Dire Prediction: 2022 Isn’t Going to Save Us ‘Wake the Hell Up’

H/T Western Journal.

If Rush’s words do not chill you down to your soul then you will never wake up.

If you’re waiting for the 2022 midterm elections to serve as a deus ex machina, saving us from the brunt of what four years of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will do, Rush Limbaugh thinks you need to “wake the hell up.”

In a segment on his Monday show, Limbaugh responded to a caller who thought there was voter fraud and asked where conservatives go from here after the Republicans lost the White House and both houses of Congress.

Limbaugh began with an anecdote regarding his friend Vince Flynn, the thriller novelist, who would always exhort people to “keep the faith.”

“He just believed in keeping the faith,” Limbaugh said.

This might not be the time to just keep the faith, however.

“Now, I hear a lot of people talking about — and I’ve got a problem with this — a lot of people talking about the upcoming midterms in 2022. I’m hearing people on our side, the traditional political junkies, ‘Well, let the Democrats do whatever they’re gonna do, ’cause they’re gonna be swamped, baby, we’re gonna wipe ’em out in the midterms. We’re gonna win the House back, we’re gonna win the Senate back, man, it’s gonna be beautiful,’” Limbaugh said.

“I said, ‘Wait a minute, do you people not get what’s going on here? The days of traditional American politics … the Democrats are setting it up so they’re never gonna lose elections again. What do you mean we’re gonna win it all back in 2022? Who in their right mind thinks that that’s in the cards?’”

For those listeners who believed cheating was the only reason for Democrats’ success — be it states unilaterally ignoring their own election laws, historically low ballot rejection rates or outright voter fraud — Limbaugh turned them away from this kind of thinking.

‘Well, Rush, it’s gonna be so massive, they can’t stop it with cheating. They’re gonna be so rejected.’ They’re gonna be so rejected?” Limbaugh asked.

“How the hell did they win? ‘They didn’t run, Rush, they cheated.’ Folks, you’re making a big mistake if you think that all of this success that they’re enjoying is simply due to cheating. There are gazillions of Americans who’ve bought into this. There are lots of Americans who have gone over to the dark side.

“This is not simply because the Democrats fraudulently stole an election. Even if they did, [Biden] still got enough votes to enable them to go over the line by cheating. We have a serious problem here. But the idea that the American people didn’t know what they were doing and in two years are gonna be running to the ballot box to reverse their decision because they had no idea they were electing a bunch of communists, what do you think just happened in Georgia?”

Limbaugh noted that “Georgia has been overrun by people leaving the Northeast,” repeating an apocryphal story that Democrats wanted people to move to Georgia to sway the election.

This part is factually dodgy; one major Democrat, former 2020 presidential candidate and 2021 New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, seemed to suggest he was doing it, although the context of his tweet appeared to indicate this was more to mobilize voters for Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock than to add two votes to the state rolls:

As Slate pointed out, there was a social media proposal circulating for a billionaire — “oh, just for fun, let’s say Michael Bloomberg,” Slate’s Molly Olmstead wrote — to pay people to move down to Georgia and register. This, as she noted, would be illegal, difficult and irrelevant even without the exigencies of 2020. The idea of people picking up stakes and moving to Georgia simply to cast a vote in a close Senate race is similarly dubious.

Rush was right, though, when he noted that “the idea that we are in the midst of a traditional American politics I think — while it would be great if it’s true, it’s woefully naive. It misses the point of what is happening right in front of our faces in this country.

“‘We’re gonna sweep ’em in 2022, baby. That’s right.’ I mean, why didn’t we sweep ’em in Georgia last week? Georgia’s been a red state for I don’t know how long. What the hell happened?” Limbaugh asked.

“’Oh, we’ll get ’em in 2022, Rush, you’ll see.’ Folks, remember my admonition, the Democrats, if they could, if they could, would eliminate elections? What if they effectively have? I mean, we still have them, but what if they’re irrelevant?

“The only thing — you ask me, what can the American people do — wake the hell up, those who haven’t. And understand what we’re up against, because I still think we have the ability to outnumber these people. I still think we do. But I think we’ve got way too much — I don’t know — blindness or ignorance, and perhaps it’s worse than that. Maybe people have gone over to the Democrat Party side knowingly and purposely ’cause they believe in it. Who the hell knows.”

If Limbaugh sounds fatalistic, it’s probably worth noting many of us sounded too optimistic in the days following the 2020 election.

Yes, it became clear that barring legal challenges succeeding, President Donald Trump had almost certainly lost — but against tremendous circumstantial headwinds and media indifference. The Democrats hadn’t outright recaptured the Senate, which had been predicted; Republicans only had to win one of two runoffs in the traditionally red state of Georgia. Instead of bolstering their margin in the House, the Democrats lost seats and almost every toss-up race in the election.

Then came Georgia. We’ll debate endlessly about what happened — bad Republican campaigns, Democratic momentum, L. Lin Wood barnstorming the state spouting crazy theories basically accusing every entity but Judge Crater and the Sultanate of Zanzibar of rigging the election, what-have-you. There are several problems here, though.

The first is that the electorate in many states is changing. People are fleeing blue states with high costs of living and moving to red states — and bringing their politics with them. CNN noted Georgia had one of the highest numbers of newcomers of all the states in the union in 2019. Other states like Arizona and Texas are seeing similar influxes.

Then there’s the media, determined to treat the Biden administration with a reverence and awe not seen since the days of John F. Kennedy and Camelot. There’s social media, which — the moment they knew the Senate would be in Democratic hands and therefore unwilling to hold them to any sort of account — showed a new (but wholly unsurprising) willingness to censor people, organizations and publications. At CNN, Oliver Darcy even called on TV providers to deplatform Fox News. All of these factors have only intensified since the Capitol incursion.

And if you think the voting rules for 2020 were just a matter of emergency procedure, some Democrats would prefer they stay. California secretary of state nominee Shirley Weber, for instance, told KQED she would be in favor of automatically mailing a ballot to every voter in the state on a permanent basis.

You may remember in 2018, ballot collecting — the practice of a third party collecting absentee or mail-in ballots instead of the individuals mailing them in themselves — helped the Democrats turn historically red seats blue in the Golden State. That practice reversed itself to some extent in 2020, but all bets are off in 2022 if California manages to carry this year’s rules on. Other states are considering making them permanent, as well, according to The Wall Street Journal.

And no matter what, enough people bought into the message of not only Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Georgia; they bought into two hard-left candidates in Ossoff and Warnock in Georgia.

Rush is right. Yes, 2022 can be a great year for Republicans. No, 2022 won’t automatically save us.

In fact, it may be an uphill battle.

Dem Rep Screams at Colleagues, ‘We Will Get F***ing Torn Apart’ in 2022: Report

H/T Western Journal.

It will be interesting to see what will happen in 2022.

Forget, for the moment, the eventual outcome of the presidential race, which is mired in counting delays, legal threats and malefic Twitter takes. Congressional Democrats are operating under the impression it’s theirs. They also have the House and a shot at the Senate.

And they seem pretty unhappy about it.

Not without reason, either. However disgruntled conservatives might be, for instance, the words “blue wave” — usually spoken on MSNBC with a degree of ruefulness for things that might have been — can still elicit a grim chuckle.

That’s because for the left, Election Day was a bit like Christmas for a Dickensian orphan who thought he was getting new parents and instead ended up with a stale candy cane and a bottle of castor oil.

The Democrats’ House majority, never in doubt, will likely shrink once all the races are called, according to NBC News projections. Joe Biden’s national vote total, once expected to be a landslide, now stands at a 50.5 percent to 47.8 percent lead — less than 3 points. And if they’re going to get control of the Senate, they’ll have to win two runoffs in the state of Georgia. (That’s not what was projected, of course. Another bad-laugh headline, this one from FiveThirtyEight: “Final Forecast: Democrats Have A 3-In-4 Chance Of Flipping The Senate.”)

This led to a Democratic House caucus conference call which, from all reports, was a lot more entertaining than any of the cable news coverage. It included anger, crying, stark admonitions to stay away from the rhetoric the party was embracing just a few months ago and this prediction from one Blue Dog Democrat regarding what will happen to the party in the 2022 midterms: “We will get f—ing torn apart.”

According to Politico, during the Thursday call, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants warned that rhetoric that tacks to the left by members in the lower chamber could kill any chance the party has of taking the upper chamber.

“This has been a life or death fight for the very fate of our democracy. We did not win every battle, but we did win the war,” Pelosi said during the call. “We held the House. Joe Biden is on a clear path to be the next president of the United States.”

However, she emphasized that House Democrats needed to focus on an “agenda of lowering health care, better paychecks, building infrastructure.”

In case you don’t get the subtext, Politico’s Heather Caygle and Sarah Ferris spelled it out neatly: “While she didn’t explicitly say it, those ideas are more likely to be appealing to moderate Georgia voters who will decide the fate of the Senate in January.”

Georgia’s election laws stipulate that if a candidate doesn’t get over 50 percent, it goes to a runoff. Both of Georgia’s Senate seats were up for grabs this year because former GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson resigned in late 2019 due to health reasons. The special election was little more than a Republican primary between establishment favorite Sen. Kelly Loeffler and conservative-backed Rep. Doug Collins. Loeffler won (more’s the pity) and will go on to face the Democrat candidate, the Rev. Raphael Warnock, in the January runoff.

In the regular sexennial election, incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue is leading Democrat Jon Ossoff but with under 50 percent of the vote. He’s unlikely to get back over that number, so to January we go.

Now, back to that tear-stained printout of that “Final Forecast: Democrats Have A 3-In-4 Chance Of Flipping The Senate” that’s laying on the passenger’s seat of the aunt’s Subaru Outback, the one with the “Coexist” bumper sticker on it. The premise of that prediction, at least as far as FiveThirtyEight saw it, was that there were five seats where Democrats had a better than 50 percent chance of flipping and another three where the chances were over 30 percent.

While the Democrats were always going to lose one seat — Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama was only there because he ran against an alleged sexual abuser in 2017 and had done nothing to distinguish himself as an independent voice in the intervening years — that still put the three seats they needed for a tie well within reach.

However, only two of the seats with an above-50 percent chance of flipping have actually flipped thus far, with former Gov. John Hickenlooper beating Sen. Cory Gardner in Colorado and Mark Kelly besting Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona.

Two others almost certainly won’t flip. (The fifth was Loeffler, and that remains to be undecided.)

In Maine, Sarah Gideon face-planted against GOP Sen. Susan Collins, not even coming close despite the fact Collins was behind in every single poll conducted in the state.

While North Carolina is undeclared, GOP Sen. Thom Tillis looks certain to hold on against businessman, veteran and adulterer Cal Cunningham.

Other Democratic candidates adjudged to have a decent chance of winning — such as Steve Bullock in Montana and Theresa Greenfield in Iowa — also underperformed and lost.

With an undeclared race in Alaska likely to go Republican, that would give the GOP 50 seats in the Senate, meaning the Democrats needed both of the Georgia seats in January. Thus, the warnings on the House Democratic caucus call on Thursday weren’t aimed at setting the stage for two years hence.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of Georgia, for instance, warned that if “we are going to run on Medicare for All, defund the police, socialized medicine, we’re not going to win.”

Pelosi, meanwhile, said the two months until the runoffs would be “fraught with meaning.”

It’ll also be fraught with finger-pointing among Democrats if things don’t go as planned, if the call was any lodestar. The postmortem elicited sniping between the traditionally liberal faction of the party and the progressive wing.

“We need to not ever use the word ‘socialist’ or ‘socialism’ ever again,” said Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia, a Blue Dog Democrat who declared victory in her reelection bid despite the fact victory hasn’t been declared for her. “We lost good members because of that.”

It’s unclear how shout-y Spanberger was; Politico said she “grew angry,” whereas The Washington Post said she delivered her remarks “heatedly.” Picture the tenor of the remarks, therefore, somewhere between “The McLaughlin Group” and “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.”

And then there was this, better reserved for “Real Time with Bill Maher”: “If we are classifying Tuesday as a success … we will get f—ing torn apart in 2022.”

Progressives and socialists, meanwhile, urged the rest of the party not to take away the obvious lesson from Tuesday’s disappointment.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, she of the four-member “squad” of far-left members of the House Class of 2018, said Democrats shouldn’t “blame myself and others.”

Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, co-chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said “conversations about language” were needed but moving from the left would turn off younger voters and the base.

“If we don’t keep these folks engaged … we will lose again in 2024, and we may lose again in the next midterm,” Jayapal said. “I ask my colleagues to quickly jump to not quickly blaming certain people, who incidentally play a part in energizing young people.”

And then there was Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell of Florida, who, through tears, urged Democrats not to “tweet” barbs at one another. Can’t we all just get along?

Politico’s Caygle and Ferris acknowledged that winning both Georgia runoffs would be “a long shot, to say the least.” Loeffler was the more likely of the two to get sniped off. Voters in general are disposed to view her as an establishmentarian, and conservatives in particular were loath to energize around the businesswoman, given that RINOs that big are usually spotted in wildlife preserves.

That being said, that was before keeping her seat in a runoff could be the difference between turning the Senate into a rubber-stamp for a potential Biden administration and keeping the GOP in power.

As for Perdue, while he’s generally undistinguished as a legislator, he’s also not Jon Ossoff, a man who should come with a warning label for insufferableness.

And that’s just what remains of 2020.

If this is how the party continues to tack, 2022 doesn’t look particularly good for the Democrats no matter who ends up being president. The 2018 midterm map proved to be unsustainable in the House. Meanwhile, the 2020 Senate map — which contained the most amenable slate of seats possible for the Democrats — probably won’t deliver them the upper chamber.

Some “blue wave” that was.