Lindsey’s moment of clarity he had back in 2016 before he decided (or was blackmailed) to be Trump’s full body masseuse has turned out to be quite prophetic. Trump went into office with the GOP controlling the House and Senate and now they have lost the Presidency, House, and Senate (Senate is a bit more complex because it will be a 50/50 tie, but with a Democratic VP, Mitch McConnell finds himself as Minority Leader, which sounds so good I need to repeat it. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell). Ossoff has not officially won yet but it’s looking really good right now. This is a pretty big blow for the GOP who thought the path to victory was lining up behind an absolute lunatic.
And it may have been enough, except Stacey Abrams did such an amazing job at raising enthusiasm and voter turnout that enough can’t be said about how she has carried that state for the Dems since her loss to Kemp in the Governor’s race in 2018.
There’s a lot of praise going to Stacey Abrams right now (as it should), but let’s not forget @MsLaToshaBrown of @BlackVotersMtr and all the other black and brown women organizers who have been at this for years. This is their victory! #GASen #GeorgiaIsBlue pic.twitter.com/fa4ZlRIavV
— Zara Ahmed, DrPH? (@ZarainDC) January 6, 2021
and now Kelly Loeffler has a decision every GOP candidate must face, either concede or next week get Covid from breathing in one of Rudy Giuliani’s farts
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) January 6, 2021
Democrats once again pulling their old trick of demanding all the votes be counted.
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) January 6, 2021
And let the blame game begin:
Republicans, who enabled President Trump with their silence and compliance, are privately furious with him for blowing their Senate majority. https://t.co/pQYEU4xYCe
— Axios (@axios) January 6, 2021
Today is the day that Congress counts the votes and makes Biden’s win official. Of course, Trump thinks that Pence is going to just light a match and burn any votes that would give Biden the win:
If Vice President @Mike_Pence comes through for us, we will win the Presidency. Many States want to decertify the mistake they made in certifying incorrect & even fraudulent numbers in a process NOT approved by their State Legislatures (which it must be). Mike can send it back!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
To be clear, this is not a thing. Pence has no power to just toss votes. Pence is opening up envelopes and handing them to be counted to the bipartison counters. It’s a no win situation for Pence because Trump and the MAGAts are going to turn on him in a big way.
If Mike Pence was smart (he’s not), he’d say he got COVID and let Wednesday be Chuck Grassley’s problem.
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) January 5, 2021
This cake looks amazing, and ridiculous to make. But still worth posting: