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December 22, 2020 · OPINION

Republicans at crossroads heading for November 2021

By Bob Lewis
Virginia Mercury

We’ve entered a new election season in Virginia with recriminations of the election seven weeks ago still raging and the Grand Old Party facing a moment of reflection on the course it will take in Virginia as November approaches.

On one hand is a party that in 1969 broke the historic stranglehold a then-segregationist Democratic Party had held on the commonwealth since Reconstruction by offering Virginians a new, more diverse and inclusive path.

On the other is today’s GOP, much of it loyal to President Donald Trump whose politics of polarization and White grievance cost him re-election. He amassed the largest vote total of any sitting president yet still lost the popular and Electoral College vote to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden.

In Virginia, Republicans have won when they’ve focused on universal, kitchen-table issues and offered conservative alternatives that resonate across broad economic, social, racial and ethnic strata. That was true at the end of the 1960s, a decade as turbulent as this one, when Abner Linwood Holton broke the back of the segregationist Democratic Byrd organization that controlled Virginia politics from courthouses all the way to the statehouse for much of the 20th century. It was the political machine behind “Massive Resistance,” state government’s structured effort to defy the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling that ended racially segregated public education.

Mr. Holton, now 97, came along in the late 1960s promising to listen to the voices of those long unheard and to make Virginia more egalitarian. He also benefited from a tectonic shift in politics one year earlier when Richard Nixon’s “Southern Strategy” won whites in former Confederate states who had reflexively voted Democratic for a century over to the GOP – a trend that recent elections show is still largely intact except for Virginia.

When he took office, Mr. Holton lived up to the promise, particularly on matters of race. “The era of defiance is behind us,” he said in his inaugural address. “Let our goal in Virginia be an aristocracy of ability, regardless of race, color or creed.”

Those are universally acclaimed truths today, but not so much in the Virginia of January 1970. Mr. Holton, the first Republican Virginia governor since Reconstruction, inherited a state where the outright rebellion of Massive Resistance had grudgingly morphed into a cynical strategy of slow, minimalist compliance with federal district court mandates to desegregate public school divisions, particularly in Richmond, the Confederacy’s onetime capital.

In August 1970, with the city’s recalcitrant public schools under a sweeping new federal court busing order and whites fleeing Richmond for its suburban counties, Holton set a personal example. He and First Lady Virginia “Jinks” Holton enrolled their three school-age children in Richmond city schools nearest the Executive Mansion although, as the governor’s children, they could have attended any public school. A photo of the governor escorting his 13-year-old daughter, Tayloe, into the mostly black John F. Kennedy High School to begin her freshman year appeared in newspapers nationally the next day, including above the fold of the The New York Times. The Holtons’ two younger children, son Woody and daughter Anne, were enrolled in Richmond’s Mosby Middle School. Anne would eventually marry a civil rights lawyer named Tim Kaine whose election as governor in 2005 gave her a second residency in the Executive Mansion before he became one of Virginia’s U.S. senators and the 2016 Democratic vice-presidential nominee.

Mr. Holton’s actions — not only in officially supporting racial desegregation but also by the first family’s practicing it — marked a historically significant turning point after which desegregation was broadly, though sometimes grudgingly, recognized.

“That iconic photo represented not only the acceptance but the endorsement of desegregation in Virginia,” said longtime political analyst Bob Holsworth. “That photo certified the righteousness of the movement.”

It didn’t stop there. Mr. Holton enjoyed broad support from African American organizations and reciprocated by becoming the first governor to widely bring Black professionals into influential posts within his administration.

It came at a high price for him politically. Barred by the state Constitution from seeking re-election to a second term, he sought to re-enter politics four years after leaving office with a U.S. Senate run, only to finish third in a field that included Richard Obenshain and John W. Warner for the GOP nomination in 1978. The nomination passed from Mr. Obenshain, who died in a plane crash shortly after becoming the nominee, to Mr. Warner, who served five Senate terms.

After Mr. Holton, no governor would ever attempt to impede the pace of school desegregation. While the Civil Rights Act of 1964 officially made discrimination illegal, Mr. Holton’s term signaled the start in earnest of gains for Black people in business and politics that, 20 years after his election, made Virginia the first state to elect an African American governor.

Inclusion works well when Republicans practice it. Jim Gilmore connected with Black voters in 1997 to win in a landslide, as did the last Republican to win a statewide election nearly a dozen years ago, Bob McDonnell. Both built solid conservative records and statewide renown from terms both served as state attorney general. Both ran campaigns that effectively reached out not just to Black voters but the state’s burgeoning Asian-American and Hispanic communities. And both focused their campaigns on pragmatic household concerns — Mr. Gilmore pledging to end the hated tax on automobiles and Mr. McDonnell articulating a plan to grow jobs at the depths of the Great Recession.

Those examples, Dr. Holsworth said, “represent a path that the Republican Party, in a more contemporary form, might want to consider.”

Next year, Virginia Republicans have such a choice before them when they select a nominee for November’s gubernatorial race — an election that has historically served as a first look at the nation’s political barometer a year after a presidential election.

On one hand is Amanda Chase, a firebrand state senator who calls herself “Trump in heels” and urged Mr. Trump last week not to concede his loss to Mr. Biden but to declare martial law to stay in power. Ms. Chase, rebuked numerous times by her party, initially said she would run for governor as an independent after the state GOP voted to pick its nominee in a convention rather than a primary as she preferred. She reversed course last week, promising to fight it out in the convention.

If she can keep Mr. Trump’s loyal and noisy following, she could be formidable within her party, particularly in a crowded field of candidates. Corey Stewart leveraged Trumpism to secure the GOP Senate nomination two years ago, but voters roundly rejected it — and him — in 2018’s off-year elections.

On the other hand, there’s Kirk Cox, one of the General Assembly’s longest-serving members who was House speaker before Democrats took legislative majorities earlier this year. Like Mr. McDonnell, Mr. Cox’s conservative credentials speak for themselves, though he alienated some on the GOP right by allowing the expansion of Medicaid in Virginia in 2018. Also, like Mr. McDonnell, Mr. Cox’s career as a public-school teacher affords him genuine credibility with minority voters and authentic standing on resonant household concerns such as education and jobs. Unlike Mr. McDonnell, Mr. Cox lacks broad name recognition.

It’s a crossroads moment for the Republican Party. It will signal whether it is a party still tied to Mr. Trump or one willing to chart a course more akin to the one Mr. Holton blazed half a century ago.
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Mark House · January 15, 2021 at 9:48 am
Any Trump supporters will be known as the "Loyalist" Party from this day forward, be they Republican or Democrat, etc.
Tony Bentley · January 14, 2021 at 10:37 am
JohnQ - "Their hateful and intolerant posts expose them for what they are really are."

Open ended sentences expose you for what you are, someone who is seeking provocation and unwilling to accept that there are people who are madder than you are about all the lies that have been spread by so called neighbors, friends, and family members.
Tony Bentley · January 13, 2021 at 10:54 am
JohnQ - You forgot me! Wah! Were you one of the people who took at crap in the Capitol?
Tony Bentley · January 13, 2021 at 10:52 am
Republicans at the CROSSROADS should be run over and removed.
JohnQ · January 12, 2021 at 8:16 pm
https://youtu.be/4Pjs7uoOkag

As evidenced by the frequency of their posts, LW, CR, and BE feel the need to dominate, denigrate, censor and dismiss without any consideration of their neighbors, community members, friends and possibly some of their own family members. Their hateful and intolerant posts expose them for what they are really are.



Jerome Fields · January 12, 2021 at 6:29 pm
I'd like to know what RIGHTS do people think that Biden and the Democrats are going to take away from them. NAME THEM, not just say "RIGHTS". NAME THE RIGHTS YOU BELEIVE are going to be taken away from you. NAME THEM.

Linda Ward · January 12, 2021 at 10:10 am
The 14th Amendment, Section 3 -

"No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof."

Time to pull the plug on a few people, they are brain dead.
Tony Bentley · January 12, 2021 at 9:51 am
Putin is laughing his ass off at all the stupid Americans. That money he paid to the Republicans and Trump is paying off in spades.
Cammie Rodgers · January 8, 2021 at 10:10 am
BestKeptSecrets - Let's start with you first. How honest are you? Have you ever shoplifted? Do you lie on your taxes? Do you always tell the truth? Have you ever done anything that was/is illegal or immoral? Before you start cleaning someone else's house, you had better make damn sure your own house is clean and beyond reproach.

It's called hypocrisy.
badelectronics · January 8, 2021 at 9:38 am
Farmbum, maybe BestKeptSecrets has secrets..
Secretly likes smart women but can't tell.
Typical Republican Christian Fartsniffers. Bravo.
farmbum · January 8, 2021 at 9:09 am
Interesting spelling issue on that last. LOL.
farmbum · January 8, 2021 at 9:08 am
Comparing social unrest to a government overthrow is quite a reach.

Black people getting shot in the back vs. white people planting physical bombs in the Capital of the Untied States.

One is based on truth, the other lies and conspiracy.

Which side do you fall on? There is no middle ground for comparison. If you elect to compare and say the issues are the same, you are in denial of the issues.
badelectronics · January 8, 2021 at 6:08 am
Police killed in Trump mob.
This 'Verticle Oscillator' thinks that is bad.
Trump committed insurrection. JeffersonianFartsniffer? A-Okay!!!
BestKeptSecrets · January 8, 2021 at 5:12 am
Cammie, start with Biden and his son. Did you check their character etc... How about Kamala Harris. She is as corrupt as they get. Let's put them under the microscope and under investigation. Start with your own party. Donna Brazile and Wasserstraum both head of the DNC and were fired. Both corrupt. How about Bernie Sanders. He joined the democrat party just to get on the ticket. He is not a democrat but a communist. He is just as corrupt as Biden.
Jeffersonian American · January 7, 2021 at 11:34 pm
Ah, Yes... The Case of Mr. Bad Vertical Oscillator... He seems to believe some of us write in this publication section exclusively for his demented reading pleasure- but he is mistaken. Most contributors to this section actually write for all of their fellow Fauquier citizens and neighbors who may happen upon this section that they might gain a different perspective than what is often being indoctrinated to all of us. Sometimes we share our own original thoughts and writings; sometimes we call attention to excellent, timely writings or quotes by others. Always without fail, as in the examples below, Bad 2050 Electronic Tube seems unable to grasp what clearly are credited writings interspersed with original thoughts and writings to make a point. Short-Circuited should try the learned art of debate with facts instead of the excrement-laced profanity and vicious slanderous personal attacks he launches against my pseudonym and other fellow citizens at least engaging in some level of discussion on a given topic. Failed Voltage Regulator cannot comprehend his written raw sewage is a window into his soul- be it the evil residing in his heart- Hell's Curse seems to be upon his head forever. He and their would-be Government of Committed Marxists will fail to conquer, subdue or match the Americans of traditional common sense and/or patriots who seek to protect the American Dream for everyone blessed to live in this land- and his disappointment, rage and malice will continue to find vent on the helpless and inoffensive.

Hyena like, the Failed Rectifier enjoys tearing others to pieces. Demon-like, he does it without even the pretext of revenge, for we never saw or harmed him. Burned Out Fuse's office is not to lead, like a brave man and soldier- men to fight in the ranks of war, but his work has been to separate himself from all danger, and with his incendiary band steal unawares upon helpless other writers, giving not a moment's warning to the startled inmates of his wicked purpose. Vomiting filth, he is execrated by his unseen fellow readers for the cruel smears he inflicts upon them, for they have human hearts and blush at such unspeakable bile.

I ask who that does not wish infamy and disgrace attached to Shorted Diode forever would stand with him? His name will stand on this publication's page as the hunter of the weak and defenseless among us; and thrilled to torture afresh the agonized hearts of Traditional Americans of all ages and backgrounds who read here- and to lure them on to ruin and death of soul and body that is the Marxist-Communist Doctrine. The Broken Tormat Memory Unit with the relentless heart of a wild beast, the face of a fiend and the form of a man. Oh, Earth, behold the monster! Can I say, "God forgive him"? No prayer can be offered for him! Were it possible for human lips to raise his name heavenward, angels would thrust the foul thing back again, and demons claim their own. The curses of millions, the scorn of the manly and upright and the hatred of the true and honorable, will follow him and his kind through all time, and brand their names infamy!
badelectronics · January 7, 2021 at 8:36 pm
Insurrectionists Cruz, Hawley condemn terrorists.
JohnQaeda and JeffersonianFartsniffer? Whaddabout dem??? But But....
Hey idiots, Trump sent mob.
badelectronics · January 7, 2021 at 8:26 pm
American flag lowered in capitol.
Trump flag Raised in the capitol. What?
JohnAlQeada? He's okay with that.

badelectronics · January 7, 2021 at 8:22 pm
Q...Qanon or qunt??? JohnQ....
Yeah, BLM assualted the Capitol, right? JohnQ.
What about Oregon??? JohnQAEDA, Yeah.
badelectronics · January 7, 2021 at 8:14 pm
JohnQ. Another what about them?
Headless dick, just like Trump. Nazi scum.
Everyone's fault but yours. Scum.
JohnQ · January 7, 2021 at 7:53 pm
Folks, when Seattle, Portland, Oakland, Minneapolis, Kenosha, St. Louis, New York City, Richmond, and DC were being burned, vandalized and looted by far LEFT demonstrators, where was your righteous indignation? Were you en masse (not just one or two), talking about how terrible politically-based violence is? The answer is no. You made excuses. The news media made excuses and called it "mostly peaceful" protesting. Our political leaders (mainly Democrats) excused the behavior because they believed it would help their political ambitions. But now, when the same behavior (and it is the same) comes from some members of an opposing political viewpoint, suddenly there is widespread outrage about how terrible it is. The country is divided and our government (Executive Branch, Legislative Branch and Judicial Branch) is failing to address divisions and appears to be unlikely to do so in the future.
badelectronics · January 7, 2021 at 7:47 pm
JeffersonFartsniffer posts crap, deflecting blame.
Phuck you, you nazi piece of shit.
You member of Vanilla ISIS.
badelectronics · January 7, 2021 at 7:33 pm
Honesty? Time for honesty folks.
Republicans are the party of sedition, terrorism.
What place did Dante reserve?
Cammie Rodgers · January 7, 2021 at 6:14 pm
In all honestly, it would be just if everyone of those people who were part of the sedition and destruction at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, gets sick and dies, that includes the politicians who aid and abet Trump, especially Cruz and Goetz.
Cammie Rodgers · January 7, 2021 at 6:01 pm
“We need to look infinitely harder at who we elect to any office in our land — at the office seeker’s character, at their morals, at their ethical record, their integrity, their honesty, their flaws, what they have said about women, and minorities, why they are seeking office in the first place, and only then consider the policies they espouse.” ~ John Kelly

Amanda Chase was there at the Capitol yesterday. She is now a wanted "seditionist".
badelectronics · January 7, 2021 at 10:34 am
JeffersonianFartsniffer, one trick pony. Kook.
Copy paste, copy paste, copy paste, yawn.
No original thinking, so sad.
Jeffersonian American · January 7, 2021 at 7:18 am
Andrea Widburg, writing at AMERICAN THINKER, correctly observes yesterday's betrayal of the American people and our U.S. Constitution is an urgent warning bell telling us something very profound about ourselves and the path that we’re on- proving even Americans can become the functional equivalent of “good Germans;” that is, we are on the verge of becoming the type of people who, while not actively complicit in evil, just go along with it.

Widburg relates years ago, when Obama was consolidating his unconstitutional changes in America, an Irish friend noted it was inconceivable to him that Americans would give up their liberty. He felt that liberty was in Americans’ DNA and that nothing would cause them to abandon that core principle. Her friend never imagined the Wuhan virus, an infectious disease with a 99% survival rate for people under 70.

In a matter of months, in most American states, millions of Americans meekly abandoned liberty, allowing themselves to be imprisoned in their own homes, they gave up their businesses, they stopped educating their children, and they treated religious worship as something akin to a satanic ritual.

Our politicians– not our legislatures– issued arguably unconstitutional edicts, our police enforced them, and we backed down. We also allowed all the Karens and tinged Marxists- to cow us into abandoning our liberties. Whispering, but letting them have their way.

Widburg notes there’s a vaccination in play and we listen meekly as Herr Doktor Fauci keeps ruminating about making these vaccinations– the long-term effects of which are a mystery- mandatory for work or travel. In New York, the legislature is seriously contemplating a law that would empower it to imprison anyone with a communicable disease that the state, in its unquestioned wisdom, doesn’t want to have around. If you’re accused, even your right to a lawyer is constrained by the state. It’s in this environment that Dennis Prager has written, “I Now Better Understand the ‘Good German.’” The “Good German” is not the fanatic Nazi or the anti-Semite happy to see the Nazis appear. The good German is the person who simply acquiesced to the Nazis’ ever-increasing cruelty and madness (remember that Hitler never won more than 38% of the popular vote- he consolidated power because good Germans, afraid of his violence and not wanting to make waves, acquiesced).

These past few years we observed "the Quiet German" all around us. Of course, I still judge Germans who helped the Nazis and Germans who in any way hurt Jews. But the Germans who did nothing? Take a good look around, watching what is happening in America (and Canada and Australia and elsewhere, for that matter).

The ease with which tens of millions of Americans have accepted irrational, unconstitutional and unprecedented police state-type restrictions on their freedoms, including even the freedom to make a living, has been, to understate the case, sobering.

Just as sobering as the willingness to abandon liberty is the American people’s willingness to abandon free speech. Rather than fight back against cancel culture, good Americans fall silent or, when BLM threatens, some ignorant Americans raise their fists too.

Prager understands that many Americans have simply been brainwashed. Our media, educational system, corporations and government (filled with people pumped out by our education system) hate America and Americans. We’re marinated in that hatred- primed for decades. The lockdown was the spark. And instead of an explosion of freedom from that spark, we had an implosion of fear and self-loathing.

Please read Prager’s article. After you read it, you’ll know how we got here but, if you still value freedom, you’ll also be asking yourself how we back out of this truly frightening, existential dead end:

https://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2021/01/05/i-now-better-understand-the-good-german-n2582563

Now watch the very moving and prescient historical events based, 1998 film, "Life is Beautiful," for what is coming to our formerly American republic- to a place where all National Socialism eventually leads.

The late Roger Ebert noted the movie actually softens the Holocaust slightly, to make the humor possible at all. In the real death camps there would be no role for Guido. But "Life Is Beautiful" is not about Nazis and Fascists, but about the human spirit. It is about rescuing whatever is good and hopeful from the wreckage of dreams. About hope for the future. About the necessary human conviction, or delusion, that things will be better for our children than they are right now.

And to my fellow Fauquier citizens- the 57.8% who supported President Trump and who are mourning today our America Lost- remember that the ultimate revenge against tyranny is to lead as good and noble lives with family, friends and loved ones- for even the Christians lead good and noble lives during the fall of ancient Rome.
Jerome Fields · January 6, 2021 at 7:38 pm
After today how can there be any doubt that Trump needs to be removed. The 25th Amendment for abuse of power, inciting violence, and encouraging SEDITION. If not that then IMPEACH him again, and INDICT this time. Make sure he NEVER is able to run for office anywhere.
Jerome Fields · January 6, 2021 at 7:36 pm
Sammy - McConnell sounds good on the face of things, but he was/is one of Trump's biggest and most powerful ENABLERS. Anything Mitch says is hypocritical BS.
Sammy · January 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Senator Mitch McConnell, excerpt from today:

"Trump claims the election was stolen. The assertions range from specific local allegations to constitutional arguments to sweeping conspiracy theories."

"I’ve supported the president’s right to use the legal system, dozens of lawsuits, perceived hearings in courtrooms all across our country. But over and over, the courts rejected these claims — including all-star judges whom the president himself has nominated. Every election we know features some illegality and irregularity, and of course that’s unacceptable. I support strong, state-led voting reforms. Last year’s bizarre pandemic procedures must not become the new norm."

"But, my colleagues, nothing before us proves illegality anywhere near the massive scale — the massive scale — that would have tipped the entire election. Nor can public doubt alone justify a radical break, when the doubt itself was incited without any evidence. The Constitution gives us here in Congress a limited role. We cannot simply declare ourselves a national board of elections on steroids."

"The voters, the courts and the states have all spoken. They’ve all spoken. If we overrule them, it would damage our republic forever."

"This election actually was not unusually close. Just in recent history, 1976, 2000 and 2004 were all closer than this one. The electoral college margin is almost identical to what it was in 2016. If this election were overturned by mere allegations from the losing side, our democracy would enter a death spiral. We’d never see the whole nation accept an election again. Every four years would be a scramble for power at any cost. The electoral college, which most of us on this side have been defending for years, would cease to exist, leaving many of our states with no real say at all in choosing a president. The effects would go even beyond the elections themselves."

"Self-government, my colleagues, requires a shared commitment to the truth. And a shared respect for the ground rules of our system. We cannot keep drifting apart into two separate tribes with a separate set of facts and separate realities with nothing in common except our hostility towards each other and mistrust for the few national institutions that we all still share."
badelectronics · January 6, 2021 at 7:15 am
Today. This is the day.
The day JeffersonianFartsniffer finds out about Pence.
He's part of DEEP STATE!!!!!
badelectronics · January 5, 2021 at 5:24 pm
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/police-protesters-outside-sen-josh-hawley-s-home-were-peaceful/article_f5adb15c-171b-542d-85ce-236579716c2d.html

Idiot JeffersonianFartsniffer depends on thegatewaypundit.
Not on the police that were there.
Police? Part of DEEP STATE?!?!?
Mark House · January 5, 2021 at 4:37 pm
"In charging Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio in the burning of a Black Lives Matter banner taken from a historic Black church in downtown Washington, police relied on his statement to the news media and videos that show him crouched with others near the banner as it was being set on fire.

The arrest warrant unsealed Tuesday morning in D.C. Superior Court says video and photos posted on social media do not show Tarrio “personally lighting the banner on fire or holding an open flame to it.” But the warrant also says, “The available video does not preclude defendant Tarrio had an opportunity to apply an open flame to the banner.”

D.C. police arrested Tarrio, 36, on Monday as he arrived in the city ahead of demonstrations Tuesday and Wednesday by supporters of President Trump’s false assertions that he won the Nov. 3 presidential election. The Proud Boys are a male-chauvinist organization with ties to white nationalism."

What I don't get is this guy is Hispanic, and Trump talks smack about Hispanics all the time. Why would they defend him? Trump is also inciting violence, another CRIME!
badelectronics · January 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Oh my dear. Sammy please!
Didn't you know George Will is RINO?
Also Deep State and liberal?????
Sammy · January 5, 2021 at 10:27 am
conservative columnist george will:

"on Wednesday, the members of the Hawley-Cruz cohort will violate the oath of office in which they swore to defend the Constitution from enemies “foreign and domestic.” They are its most dangerous domestic enemies."

add so-called jeffersonian american to the list
badelectronics · January 5, 2021 at 8:55 am
I just squeezed out JeffersonianFartsniffer.
He came out long, stinky, but tapered.
Then I flushed him down.
Jeffersonian American · January 5, 2021 at 7:50 am
The constitutional guardrails provided by our wise founders are indeed working. The Wisconsin Legislature announces resolution to be introduced on Thursday which will likely decertify state and award to President Trump. We shall all learn soon enough.

Meanwhile, the Marxist-Communist BLACK DEMOCRAT ANTIFA LIVES MATTER violently terrorized Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley's wife and newborn baby at their home in Washington, D.C.:

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/violent-leftist-mob-swarms-attacks-senator-hawleys-dc-home-pounding-door-screaming-threats-terrorizing-wife-newborn-baby/

For those who cannot or refuse to view legitimate news sources, note the following remarks delivered in Georgia last night by the duly re-elected President Trump:

"There’s no way we lost Georgia, there’s no way. That was a rigged election but we’re still fighting. You’ll see what’s going to happen. We’ll talk about it. I just want to thank you this is some crowd."

"You know Biden was here also. They had 14 people in 3 cars. Naw, there was no way and I just want to thank you. You know I’ve had two elections I won both of them. It’s amazing. And I actually did much better on the second one…"
…I’m complaining about eight different states and I think we’re going to win them all…"

"…We have to go and we have to go all the way. That’s what’s happening and you watch what happens over the next couple of weeks. You watch what’s going to come out. Watch what’s going to be revealed. You watch…"

"They’re not taking this White House. We’re going to FIGHT LIKE HELL. I tell ya. You know I was telling Kelly before, you can lose and that’s acceptable. You lose, you lose, you go and ya go where ever you’re going and you say maybe I’ll do it again sometime. Maybe I won’t and I’ll get back to life. But when you win in a landslide and they steal it and it’s rigged. It’s not acceptable, not acceptable."

The President continued, "The people of Georgia will be at the mercy of the left-wing socialist, Communist, Marxist, and that’s where it’s going. You know we don’t like to use the word “communist.” How about the press? Look at them back there, look at them. (boos)… The fake news media, they go silent anymore. They don’t talk about it. And that is the beginning of communism. That is exactly what happens. Because I think they hate our country and they despise Georgia and your values. And a lot of them despise you as you know. There is nothing the radical Democrats will not do to get power… I hope Mike Pence comes through."

President Trump rightly observed that if he and the Senators in Georgia don’t win or allow the Democrats to steal their elections, we will have Communism in control of America. Much of the "Demican and Republicrat" U.S. Congress, Big Media and Big Tech are already there. The remarks above are not from a president who feels defeated or who feels hopeless or consumed with hatred.

This was a president who knows he holds the truth despite all the best efforts of the Deep State in the U.S. Congress and other Globalists who COMPLETELY SURROUND HIM who will do anything to continue to hand us all over to their fellow international Globalists.

David Solway, writing at AMERICAN THINKER, summarizes it best:

This election isn’t going to stand.

It will not stand up to the facts pouring in from every quarter that a fraud of unprecedented magnitude has been perpetrated on the American people -- or, at any rate, on those who may still be considered, and who consider themselves, as loyal Americans. (CONTINUED NEXT POSTING)
Jeffersonian American · January 5, 2021 at 7:49 am
(CONTINUED) It will not stand against an unmitigated force of a million or more American patriots flooding the streets of Washington, DC in a massive display of support for a legitimate president and a threatened Republic.

It will not stand against the raw determination, the Jacksonian character, and the astute and resourceful intelligence of a president like none in modern American history, despite the orchestrated campaign of unrelenting media slander launched against him.

Licit resistance against a pervasive electoral hoax will, of course, be contested by a veritable army of those either too invested in pulling of a swindle that dwarfs anything ever seen before -- not excluding the 1824 “corrupt bargain” that cheated Andrew Jackson of the presidency -- or those too cowardly, fearful, indifferent and morally invertebrate to oppose the “Olympian” machinations of the elite classes or to face down the specter of mob violence.

Licit resistance is also potentially undermined by many well-meaning, ostensible “pragmatists” who have already conceded victory to a flagrant impostor in the belief that it is inevitable and that various subsequent “workarounds” may be possible to dilute or parry the political repression of a Democratic administration. The delusion persists. But in the last analysis loyal Americans in their multitudes will not be daunted by domestic enemies or confounded by ideological fissures in their own ranks.

If the word “American” is to mean anything at all, including the pledge to defend the Constitution against enemies both domestic and foreign as per the Oath of Office, to contribute to the nation’s prosperity and maintain its traditions, to preserve its history, to defend its borders, and to love the ideal of greatness which is its patrimony, then the word does not apply to those who practice treachery or who are too timid and abject to rise to the defense of the nation in its time of trial and turbulence, wherever such tergiversators may be found.

AMERICAN THINKER contributor Peggy Ryan insightfully adds, this election will not stand. It is too corrupt to withstand scrutiny. Many may regard it as too big to fail. But it is not big enough to stand against the will of those who still consider themselves American.

What those (including the corrupted Deep State Republican Establishment Swamp Creatures) who accept the Biden-Harris-Marxist Democrat massive election steal as the winner are saying is, "Sure, Democrats cheated, lied, broke the law, conspired to overthrow our government, and used their media to cover up their crimes, but hey, they ran out the clock, got Biden over the finish line, he wins."

No, Joe Biden will not be president, because Joe Biden lost the election.

To the government/media cabal staging this coup, you don't get to force an unelected dictator on America. You don't get to take our massive power, our vast wealth for yourselves because you pulled off a cheap illusion. Whether we have enough honest people in government to expose the Biden lie or not, we know the truth: we elected President Donald J. Trump to a second term. We will not allow an enemy occupation of the White House.

In closing, clearly, if you love your country, your liberty, your kin, your posterity, and our traditional American way of life, then FIGHT for and with President Trump.

We need not look further than the example our noble Virginia forebears to know what to do- our Virginia forebears whose names are being erased from history and whose statues are being systematically eradicated by the Bolshevik Left, lest our current and future generations of Americans be reminded of their fortitude and greatness:

"The battle, Sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, Sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable; and let it come! I repeat, Sir, let it come!" —Patrick Henry
badelectronics · January 4, 2021 at 5:37 pm
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nashville-bomber-anthony-quinn-sent-conspiracy-theories-to-people-before-explosion/

Anyone here know a loon???
JeffersonianFartsniffer, are you a loner? And alone?
Go to a doctor. Soon!!!
badelectronics · January 4, 2021 at 11:46 am
"...US constitution assigns resolution of disputes to our courts, not the libation-fueled imagination of blowhards..."

Dear Sammy, such eloquent verbiage.
Eloquent words lost on a non-thinking idiot.
Sad waste of gray matter.
Sammy · January 4, 2021 at 9:34 am
morning cut and paste:

Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton: "Cotton said on Sunday that plan oversteps Congress’s largely ceremonial role, and warned that if the GOP prevailed, it “would essentially end presidential elections and place that power in the hands of whichever party controls Congress.”

“The Founders entrusted our elections chiefly to the states — not Congress,” Cotton said in a news release. “They entrusted the election of our president to the people, acting through the Electoral College — not Congress. And they entrusted the adjudication of election disputes to the courts — not Congress.”

He argued that it would further embolden Democrats to abolish the electoral college, claiming that if Republicans decline to count electoral votes this time, Democrats could imitate the response in the future.

“Democrats could achieve their longstanding goal of eliminating the Electoral College in effect by refusing to count electoral votes in the future for a Republican president elect,” Cotton added.

He also suggested that it would motivate the left to push for standard election laws nationwide.

“Congress would take another big step toward federalizing election law, another longstanding Democratic priority that Republicans have consistently opposed,” he said.

And Cotton noted that the challenge wouldn’t change the election.

“Objecting to certified electoral votes won’t give him a second term,” said Cotton, referring to Trump. “It will only embolden those Democrats who want to erode further our system of constitutional government.”

what a tangled web he weaves ... the idiot proposes conservatives shoot themselves in their feet, hastening the demise of the electoral college they pretend to defend as they attack its roots .. fire away!
Sammy · January 4, 2021 at 9:18 am
to the village idiot: article III of our US constitution assigns resolution of disputes to our courts, not the libation-fueled imagination of blowhards .. the courts have spoken and continue to speak loudly and unanimously: Biden won the election and will be inaugurated week after next, the remainder is sedition and treason, plain and simple
badelectronics · January 4, 2021 at 7:08 am
Trump pardoned four murderous villains.
They murdered children, women, men, indiscriminate. Death.
Trump and Republicans think??? A-OKAY!!!!
Jeffersonian American · January 4, 2021 at 6:35 am
Long ago and in more recent decades, America's military veterans all swore to support and defend the U.S. Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. Many past and present compatriots I know, if we had to chose sides right now, based on who is following the Constitution- and who isn't- we would chose to be on President Trump's side because the electoral votes in question were all certified by Governors and Secretary of States who changed the voting laws in violation of their state constitutions and our U.S. Constitution. As itemized in the U.S. Constitution, state legislators make the rules regarding how votes are to be administered in their respective states, and by extension, across the country. So believe me, the military will do what is right by the Constitution. Our loyalty remains to the Constitution and those constitutions of the sovereign states which created THESE United States- and not to Presidents or the Secretary of Defense who act to undermine those Constitutions. Whoever is following the law will be worthy of our support.

William Gensert, writing at AMERICAN THINKER, notes this past year is clearly the year when the left, media, and big tech dropped their masks and let us know they were no longer going to waste their time trying to convince us. They are going seize this nation, and they care not whether we know it.

Our elite overlords seek to rule us by fiat — all while they accumulate power and wealth for themselves. Make no mistake: everything the Democrats do has a "make me rich" component.

Gensert observes there is no mercy on the left, even for its own, but especially for us. The ideology is so comprehensive and strict, and ironclad in its expectation of total loyalty and devotion, that any deviation must be met with not only the harshest of immediate punishment but also the cancelation for all time of the deviator.

All those 74-100 million American citizens who lawfully voted for Trump — they are (we are) canceled, and the left will try to make sure there is not a damn thing we can do about it.

Peggy Ryan also astutely writes at AMERICAN THINKER, observing the current 2020 insurrection. Can we now stop calling this an election? By pretending this insurrection is a legitimate democratic process, we're playing into our enemy's hands, giving credence to the lie that a decrepit, corrupt, sickly old man, Joe Biden, has been elected president of the United States. This is not an election; it's a coup.

Ryan continues noting a coup d'état is any "sudden and decisive action in politics, esp. one resulting in a change of government illegally or by force." Note that the definition says "illegally or by force," thus equating a rigged election with a military invasion. But election fraud is the weapon of choice for these enemies. They concentrated their efforts on one objective: capture and occupy the White House.

Every phase of this operation was mapped out well in advance of this election. Governors-turned-tyrant imposed lockdowns to keep people from the polls. The panic press scared people into staying home as much as possible. This virus hysteria was used as a pretext to send out millions of mail-in ballots to everyone, dead or alive, legal or illegal, real or imaginary. (CONTINUED NEXT POSTING)
Jeffersonian American · January 4, 2021 at 6:31 am
(CONTINUED) Then it was a matter of deploying troops — governors and secretaries of state to bypass any law that might exclude the fake ballots from the final count; boots on the ground in counting centers to enter and re-enter the fraudulent votes; Dominion software to flip Trump votes to Biden. This was nothing short of a coordinated, full-on attack on our Republic.

It's the same with evidence of 2020 election fraud. Governors deny it, and judges ignore it. Yes, the evidence proves fraud beyond any doubt, but it makes no difference if the government and courts disregard it, if proof of a rigged election doesn't change the outcome.

Ryan correctly notes Americans want the president to fight the steal. But some high-minded conservatives say the president shouldn't invoke the Insurrection Act because they think it's unconstitutional. They need to wake up- it's an insurrection. What do these people need to see before they understand that our Republic is under attack?

But maybe this soft coup is too nuanced for them. Would they have recognized the assault had the enemy used military force instead of an illegal election? If armed forces gunned down our troops, stormed the White House, and forcefully removed our president, would they fight back then? Or would these virtue-signaling Republicans concede that sure, they had to use guns and tanks to get in the White House, but hey, they got in, and possession's 99% of the law?

That's essentially what those who accept Joe Biden as the winner are saying. Sure, Democrats cheated, lied, broke the law, conspired to overthrow our government, and used their media to cover up their crimes, but hey, they ran out the clock, got Biden over the finish line, he wins.

No, Joe Biden will not be president, because Joe Biden lost the election.

To the government/media cabal staging this coup, you don't get to force an unelected dictator on America. You don't get to take our massive power, our vast wealth for yourselves because you pulled off a cheap illusion. Whether we have enough honest people in government to expose the Biden lie or not, we know the truth: we elected President Donald J. Trump to a second term. We will not allow an enemy occupation of the White House.

They believe they can do this to America and Americans. This fight over our liberty and freedom and our constitutional republic has just begun, and they take us lightly at their own risk. After all- we have Patrick Henry and our American founders on our side.
badelectronics · January 3, 2021 at 3:36 pm
What? The Proud Boyz! SWELL!!!
What JA in attendence with rainbow flag?
Poor confused 'conservative simpleton folks.
Mark House · January 3, 2021 at 3:23 pm
Proud Boys on Main Street yesterday coming out of local restaurants hopping on their motorcycles. They are gathering now! The Harrington Hotel in DC cancelled all reservations and are closed January 5-6-7 so that the Boyz had to find new digs.
Mark House · January 3, 2021 at 3:21 pm
JeffAmer- "President Trump's overwhelming landslide victory via illegal, criminal, unconstitutional means thoroughly documented before the American citizenry..."

You said it yourself in your comment, I just fixed it.
badelectronics · January 3, 2021 at 1:40 pm
Ctrl+c, ctrl+v, music to JA!!!
Not a thought in his head. Follower.
Modern Day Tom Sawyer??? Not.
badelectronics · January 3, 2021 at 12:25 pm
JeffersonianFartsniffer railes against evil! NO!
Oblivious to the evil that enshrouds him.
JefforsonianFartsniffer by another name? Nazi.
badelectronics · January 3, 2021 at 12:12 pm
Trump just crapped his pants!!!
JA just bent down to sniff aroma.
More of the same bullcrap.
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