Michael Gaynor
Warnock wins, Campos-Duffy explains why, and ACORN founder Rathke celebrates
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By Michael Gaynor
January 7, 2021

Only the ruler of the People's Republic of China may be even more thrilled than Rathke, who smartly calls the Biden-Harris team "middle road."

On Fox News this morning Rachel Campos-Duffy answered a question about the significance of the Georgia Senate election results by explaining them as the result of "multi-generational indoctrination" and warned that socialism won in Georgia and therefore can win anywhere.

Mrs. Campos-Duffy is the wife of former Congressman Sean Duffy and, as reported in Wikipedia, "the national spokesperson for the LIBRE initiative, a non-profit organization, funded by the Koch Brothers, that promotes ideas about constitutionally limited government, property rights, rule of law, economic stability, and free market capitalism to the Hispanic community.

Mrs. Campos-Duffy was born in Arizona in 1971. Her grandparents had emigrated to the United States from Mexico and she proudly noted during her appearance that socialism had been much more successful in Georgia with African-Americans than with Hispanics and warned that the country could be lost.

Perhaps the surviving Koch brother should fund an initiative like LIBRE to deliver the same message to African-Americans.

President Trump did better with African-American voters in 2016 than Mitt Romney did in 2012, and better still in 2020, but it appears that the key to Democrats picking up at least one of the two Georgia Senate seats in the runoff elections belongs to Georgia's African-Americans, who turned out in unprecedented numbers in a Georgia runoff election.

Raphael Gamaliel Warnock, an African-American pastor, apparently is the United States senator-elect from Georgia and will succeed incumbent senator Kelly Loeffler.

Reverend Warnock is the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

That is the late Dr. Martin Luther King's church, and Reverend Warnock surely is no Dr. King. For example, Reverend Warnock is pro-abortion and, as Mrs. Campos-Duffy recognized, his apparent election is the result of "multi-generational indoctrination."

I can personally attest that the "multi-generational indoctrination" recognized by Mrs. Campos-Duffy is real and started before she was born. I was in law school when she was born and remember the Eisenhower years, when the Cold War was on and the bulk of Republicans and Democrats had a common enemy.

Radicals are both insidious and persistent and apparently the radical influence on education at all levels in the United States has reached the point that Reverend Warnock can be elected to the United States Senate.

ACORN founder Wade Rathke is proud and delighted, of course, and falsely modest:

Rathke:

"Victories have a thousand fathers and defeats are orphan children, or something like that. ACORN, the Voter Purge Project, and Labor Neighbor are glad to count coup in Georgia for our small part in an enormous an[d] historic victory in Georgia. Where we worked against suppression in Clayton County the vote went from 85% for Biden to 88% and 89% for Ossoff and Warnock respectively. There were bigger players and mountains of money, but we were on the ground, on the phones calling and texting, to do our part, and in races this close, every little bit mattered.

"Rev. Raphael Warnock defeated incumbent Republican Senate appointee Kelly Loeffler making history as the first African-American Senator elected in Georgia, and one of the first in modern history in the South. This is sweet, partially because Loeffler had made herself so craven in her ambition to retain her seat by crawling up Trump’s nose. A rich woman with a Wall Street husband who was appointed to the vacancy by the governor based on her donations suddenly is wearing jeans and a red puffy everywhere to convince people she’s a country girl from Illinois in a hard sell to the rightwing base even as she mouthed every conspiracy theory as her own. Warnock will have to run again in two years, but that’s then. Meanwhile Jon Ossoff leads with votes still coming in from strong Democratic precincts in metro Atlanta suburbs. All the numbers favor a victory sweep here. #byeMitch is trending on terrible Twitter as the Democrats line up to take over the Senate on a 50-50 split with Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris the tie vote.

"Celebrate now for sure, but keep your feet on the ground. This is not the revolution. This is a changing of the guard and with an even split in the Senate it really is likely to mean moderate-leaning government at the best. A new mod squad of Senator George Romney (R-UT), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will keep big dreams from happening, and assure that even Supreme Court picks, if they come in the next two years, will be solid, but not expansive choices. They will have to be made happy, so we need to take a chill pill once we finish happy dancing.

"I don’t want to be Debbie Downer. We’ll win plenty. Cabinet nominations should be secure making the bureaucracy work for people again. We’ll get a minimum wage increase, and it will be a good one. We’ll get a better labor board, better climate and environmental regs, better workplace safety, civil rights, and maybe even housing programs. We’re likely to get another stimulus to save the economy.

"The list is long, but it’s not endless, and it’s not going to be a Sanders and AOC world, but a Biden-Harris middle road with the new Mod Squad pushing the edges and the whack right yelling to the roof beams, while we try to hold the line in 2022.

"The work pays off, but it never ends."

Only the ruler of the People's Republic of China may be even more thrilled than Rathke, who smartly calls the Biden-Harris team "middle road."

© Michael Gaynor

 

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Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member... (more)

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