Joe Biden has notched plenty of accomplishments during his first few months in office. And while he’s reached out to Republicans about his policy goals, he’s been happy to move on without them if they weren’t willing to compromise.
This sweeping legislation isn’t just about suppressing the vote; it’s about prohibiting collective care and action, criminalizing any sense of human solidarity, any acting upon the recognition that others’ lives matter.
When President-elect Joe Biden won the state of Georgia, he became the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state since 1992. That achievement was in large part due to the efforts of former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, whose organization, Fair Fight, helped register a slew of new voters in the state. The Georgia race was one of the most closely watched races during this election cycle, and Biden’s victory has wide-ranging implications for future Democratic success in the state.
Despite that success––and the eyes of the nation on the upcoming runoff elections that will determine which political party has control over the Senate––Abrams has detractors, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who suggested that she stole the election and went so far as to declare that President Donald Trump actually won the state.
“This election is going to come down to turnout,” he said in an appearance on “Fox and Friends” earlier this morning. “The objective fact is, I believe, Trump probably did actually carry Georgia. I believe that the election process is a mess. I really wish that Governor [Brian] Kemp would call a special session to clean it up and Republicans simply to have turn out more votes than Stacey Abrams can steal.”
“It’s a very straightforward thing. They will probably keep both seats Republican,” he continued, “but it’s going to be… every person who’s worried about the future of the country from a conservative standpoint has to go vote, and that’s the number one challenge. It’s not the debate or arguments: It’s getting people to vote.
You can watch Gingrinch’s comments in the video below.
Fox's Newt Gingrich: "The objective fact is I believe Trump probably did actually carry Georgia. … Republicans simply have to turn out more votes than Stacey Abrams can steal." pic.twitter.com/xKhpwEBdqU
During the 2020 election, voters in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania voted for Joe Biden. This wasn’t too big a surprise as those states had traditionally voted blue.
The GOP, though, was dismayed by the fact that Democrats were able to flip Arizona and Georgia. Georgia, a long-time stronghold for Republicans, was particularly galling.
Since the party can never blame Donald Trump for anything, they’ve turned their anger towards their own. Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue ripped GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
And now, some in the party are angry with Governor Brian Kemp, saying that he didn’t do enough to help the party. Among those upset with Kemp is Newt Gingrich who served Georgia’s 6th District for 20 years.
During a Tuesday interview with Sean Hannity, Gingrich encouraged Trump supporters to demonstrate against the Republican governor. The host said, “The bottom line is, and this is just true, we will never be able to have faith in the ultimate outcome of this. You just can’t.”
The former congressman responded:
“That’s right and until it’s cleaned up it’s going to always be [inaudible]. But look, I would say to every person in Georgia who favors Donald J. Trump: Go to the governor’s mansion, physically. Go to the Capitol, physically. Communicate that you’re prepared to stand up for America and you’re prepared to stand up for an honest election and that you are sick of politicians selling you out.”
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich congratulated President Donald Trump for receiving a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize and claimed former President Barack Obama merely received the prestigious award “for waking up and they gave it to him at the very beginning of his administration.”
Gingrich said Obama received the award
“then frankly failed in Syria, failed the Palestinians, and failed in the Middle East.” Gingrich lauded Trump for pursuing a “very different approach from the Obama administration” and “creating a real relationship with such nations as United Arab Emirates as well as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Sudan.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich repeated President Donald Trump’s own false claims about mail-in voting, saying that Democrats can’t win an “honest election” so they are trying “to set up an ability to steal it.”
Gingrich pointed to the state of Nevada, which the president announced his administration will sue after its legislature approved a measure to provide absentee ballots to all registered voters.
“They’re going to mail ballots to 200,000 people, who according to the post office don’t exist. They’re either dead, they’ve moved, the address doesn’t work, 200,000 extra ballots floating around out there,” Gingrich said.
Newt Gingrich has suggested that Donald Trump can turn his campaign around by adopting Richard Nixon’s 1972 election strategy. That was the year of the Watergate break-in.
In an extensive new report, Politico outlines how the President’s usual tactics don’t seem to be working against former Vice President Joe Biden. The article explains Gingrich’s thinking.
He was Republican Speaker of the House in the 1990s and is seen as a party grandee.
“Trump, in his view, is still using Nixon’s strategy of 1968, when he was an outsider, but he needed to adopt Nixon’s strategy of 1972, when he was the incumbent president running for reelection,” Politico explains.
“It’s not a great analogy because Nixon benefited from a good economy. But the gist is for Trump to stop emphasizing that the country is in chaos. ”
Lots of fun stuff in this @RyanLizza story but I'm stuck on Gingrich's revelation that Trump should "adopt Nixon's strategy from 1972." You know – embracing China, counting on Ds to nominate far-left candidate, doing crimes that bring down your presidency https://t.co/bXsLt34zut
Are the majority of Americans lazy and averse to work? Would they prefer not to work and to enjoy a free ride from the government?
How we answer this question, or how congressional leaders answer it, has a lot to do with what is really life-or-death legislation coming out of Washington, particularly with regards to COVID-19 relief packages.
Americans enduring unemployment have typically, in the culture of the U.S. political economy, not been responded to with sympathy but rather with disdain, judgment, and blame.
And this has been true, we see, even when the nation has faced conditions of great economic austerity, begging the question, how can we blame people for not working when there is a scarcity of jobs?
Donald Trump has been attacking Bob Mueller’s special counsel investigation for nearly two years, calling it “a witch hunt” and “a hoax.” But according to the Associated Press, he may try to claim victory and upend Robert Mueller’s report no matter what it says.
Mueller may issue a report any day now, and as we wait the president and his Republican allies are saying that they expect it to show no clear evidence of Trump wrongdoing. They continue to maintain that the Trump campaign did not conspire (or “collude”) with Russia during the 2016 campaign which gave Trump a surprising victory.
Trump and his GOP congressional allies seem strangely confident that he will be exonerated despite Mueller’s findings. In fact, they are now saying that the Muller report will be used for Trump’s political advantage.
The AP reported:
“One scenario would have seemed downright implausible until recently. The president will take the findings and run on them, rather than against them, by painting the special counsel as an example of failed government overreach and Trump himself as the victim who managed to prove his innocence.”
"They're going to get somebody, and they're going to get him for something. And they're probably going to go to jail."
"They should abolish the Congressional Budget Office. It is corrupt. It is dishonest," Gingrich said.
"Those bureaucrats overwhelmingly voted for Clinton. There won’t be any real cooperation until we change federal law so we can fire them.”
"This a ridiculous shame? He loves these kids, has raised millions of dollars for them, and now must stop. Wrong answer!"
"I'm told he now just disclaims that. He now says it was cute, but he doesn't want to use it anymore."
"He could simply say, ‘Look, I want them to be my advisers. I pardon them if anyone finds them to have behaved against the rules. Period."
Ethics violator and Chief Clinton conspiracy monger from the 90s Newt Gingrich called Jill Stein the "nut wing of American politics" today in an effort to defend Donald Trump from her recall.
The Trump campaign has spent months questioning the legitimacy of the FBI.
Megyn Kelly took down Trump surrogate Newt Gingrich while destroying the Republican presidential nominee, and igniting the next phase of the implosion of the Republican Party.
"I think you have a duty...to have the courage to stand up and tell the truth; tell the truth about those who would impose a totalitarian secularism on us"