December 4, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – On January 5, 2021 there will be a run-off election for Georgia’s two US senate seats, currently held by Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Both seats are at risk of being lost to the Democrats. Should they be lost, the Democrats will assume control of the United States Senate. In the wake of the uncertain outcome of the US presidential race, something of a dispute has erupted over whether Trump supporters in Georgia should vote in the run-off. Newt Gingrich, for example, attacked attorney Lin Wood who had suggested that Georgians not vote for the Republican candidates unless they supported Trump’s efforts (see here).
I am a Georgian who has voted Republican my entire life. However, as of this moment, I have zero intention of voting for either of the Republican senatorial candidates. I suspect there are a good many other Republican voters in Georgia who will sit out the election. I know some–and I know they are very angry at the Republican Establishment. While I don’t speak for other Georgians with intentions similar to mine, I thought I would explain why I do not currently plan to vote for Senators Perdue and Loeffler in January.
The American Republic has suffered a series of attacks over the course of the last four years that threatens its very survival. The roots of this crisis goes back into the Obama-Biden administration, and indeed, even farther back than that. However, a detailed analysis of these causes is not the purpose of this commentary. It suffices to say the forces of the so-called “Deep State,” aligned hand in glove with the Democratic Party, sought with all its might to defeat Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy, and then, when this failed, to undermine his presidency. President Trump’s populist agenda of “America First” was seen back in 2016 as a threat to the globalist agenda of the elites. The legal, technical and HUMINT assets and capabilities of US intelligence, FBI, the Department of Justice, and Office of Special Counsel — aided by the Democrats’ ministry of propaganda consisting of CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, New York Times, Washington Post, etc. — were weaponized by former President Obama and Vice-President Biden to bring down Trump with the Russia hoax. Yet, even when this effort failed miserably, like the mythical phoenix rising from the ashes, the hoax morphed into the ridiculous, failed attempt to remove the President from office over a Ukrainian phone call.
Just like the dirty cops, politicians on the take, corrupt lawyers and judges, and newspapers in the pocket of the mob; what has emerged as a national phenomena in our time is something akin to the Godfather movies, or perhaps Al Capone’s Chicago of the 1920s, but now writ large. That is not to say corruption hasn’t been there all along in our institutions. Of course it has — men are not angels. Rather, the organized webs of corruption that might have been relatively confined to mafia-controlled city like Chicago has now been nationalized. Our country has been “Chicago-fied” as it were; not run by mafia thugs of old, but rather by globalist elites. It is perhaps fitting that it took a Chicagoan like Barack Obama to perfect this transformation. The decline and corruption of the intelligence agencies, and the FBI are not random, historical accidents. Dirty cops were a necessity for globalists to protect themselves and harass their enemies. Just look at the obvious examples of the handling of Hillary’s emails, and the Hunter Biden laptop — both erupting in the midst of high-stakes presidential campaigns. The FBI took a pass on conducting a serious and honest investigation in both cases, even when confronted by overwhelming evidence of corruption. Yet, the pursuit of Trump was justified on the basis of the flimsiest of evidence, i.e., the infamous Steele Dossier, which in the end turned to have been concocted and paid for by the Democrats — a fact known by the FBI. Then there is our corrupted media. We’ve always had a left-leaning press, but at least as recently as a few decades ago, the major media probably would have passed on the flimsy Russia hoax while it probably would have extensively covered a story like the Biden laptop. Recall, the liberal press researched and ran the plagiarism stories that ended Biden’s initial presidential hopes long ago. But now? Not only does the FBI cover it up, but all major news media refuse to cover the Biden laptop story in the least. They couldn’t be bothered to do any reporting. They couldn’t be bothered to simply repeat the reporting of others. On top of that, Big Tech platforms (e.g., YouTube, Twitter, FaceBook) have actively suppressed the spread of the story.
Given the illegal and unethical lengths to which all these bad actors had stooped in their attempts to topple Trump over the course of the last four years, it should not come as a surprise they would neither spare any resource nor shrink from any means to prevent the re-election of Donald J. Trump. They attempted a coup against him. Of course they would try to steal the election! I discussed the steal right after the election in my article Biden: The President-Suspect. The similarities of electoral abuses, irregularities, vote spikes, etc., all occurring in key swing states, and or in key cities under Democrat control points to a coordinated conspiracy. Given the active cooperation of the mainstream media and Big Tech in once again suppressing free speech, and denying even the possibility of electoral fraud, it is clear the corporate owners of these businesses support the fraud, that is, if they are not in fact in on the conspiracy.
The scope and span of this plot is simply breathtaking. Under the excuse of COVID, Democrats pushed for the expansion of the use of mail-in ballots; prone to irregularities (e.g., failure to verify signatures), and fraud which could only redound to the benefit of Biden. The Democrats, infamous for electoral corruption in the big cities, clearly coordinated efforts in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit and other major cities where many of the same types of irregularities and fraud continue to be uncovered by Trump’s legal team, and or other experts and researchers. In several of these cities, vote counting mysteriously shut down on election night about the same time, only to see strange spikes in the vote counts appear in early hours of the morning on November 4th. In Fulton county Georgia, an exaggerated tale of a water main leak, quickly repaired in the morning of November 3rd, was used as an excuse to close down the vote count later that same evening. However, after poll watchers, the press, and many of the vote counters had been sent home, a small group of individuals remained behind to resume counting. Now we have video of these individuals pulling out suitcases full of ballots that had been hidden beneath a cloth-covered table and then resuming their counting activities unobserved (see National Pulse). Elsewhere, there are good reasons to believe either curated or fraudulent mail-in ballots were shipped from New York to Pennsylvania (see Amistad press conference).
All of the above brings me back to the point of my commentary: the senate run-off in Georgia, and why I do not intend to vote in that election as of this moment. As I have outlined above, I believe these are unprecedented times for our Republic. There are evil forces that have shown themselves willing to use intelligence agencies, law enforcement, legal processes, the media, and technology to gain power, whether by coup or electoral fraud.
President Trump understands this moment is critical to the future of the Republic. President Trump and his team of lawyers, and a few other groups allied with him are fighting hard for a fair and honest look at what occurred during this election. For this, he and they are alternatively mocked and ignored by the mainstream media.
But for a Trump supporter like me, the question is: where are the leaders of the Republican party at both the national and state level — whether it be in Washington D.C., Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, or Wisconsin? Few in the Republican party support Trump in any meaningful way, and those that do so are notable precisely because they are the exception to the rule. Republicans in Washington D.C. seem more worried that Biden has not yet received intelligence briefings or federal funds for the transition. These Republicans seem to have bent the knee without any fight. These Republicans have accepted a world that is a post-Trump one but that is really not a surprise; most of them never really accepted a Trumpian world. For example, Republicans controlled the House early in Trump’s term, but under Paul Ryan’s leadership it did little to advance Trump’s agenda. Lindsey Graham, a fixture on Hannity’s shows about the Russia hoax, was all talk and no action about investigating the origins of that coup. He held limp-wristed hearings on the question only as a cynical effort to help his own re-election; pathetically giving out his campaign fund-raising phone number on whatever FOX news program he appeared.
One could go on. Where is Senator McConnell in this crisis? Why aren’t the Republicans in the Senate and House holding news conferences every evening in support of Trump? Why aren’t these Republicans lobbying their home state Republic office holders, state-level senators and representatives — pressuring them to investigate the election, and or to call special sessions to hold hearings on Trump’s case, etc.? Why aren’t these officials appearing at the many Trump rallies — speaking to the “troops”?
Then there is the depressing situation in my home state of Georgia. Governor Kemp is an absolute disaster. Trump’s support got him elected. He could call a special session of the legislature, but he refuses to. He could pressure Secretary of State Raffensperger, a Republican, to order all signatures on mail-in ballots to be audited and verified. He refuses to. The Republican Secretary of State Raffensperger and Republican Lieutenant Governor Duncan dismiss any calls for an investigation into the November 3rd presidential election. All seem to be afraid of looking into it, possibly owing to a questionable consent decree the Secretary of State signed with the Democratic Party and Stacey Abrams earlier this year; or perhaps due to their roles in the selection of the Dominion machines. Regardless, rather than address the valid concerns of Trump’s supporters protesting at the capitol, they run to CNN or other media to cry and defend themselves against President Trump’s demands. Furthermore, I’ve been to several of the protest rallies at the capitol. No Georgia state senator or representative to my knowledge have appeared or spoken at a single one.
Then there are our Georgia Republican candidates for the US Senate: Senators Perdue and Loeffler. While their commercials now run nonstop on TV; they have not appeared at any of the many protest rallies. Why are they not questioning the election results of the presidential race? Why are they not insisting on verification of signatures? Why are they not calling attention to some of the election oddities and irregularities in Fulton County? Why are they not publicly and privately pressuring Governor Kemp to accede to the demands of the Trump team for a full election audit, including the verification of signatures?
I’ve outlined above and in my former article why I believe our country is in a moment of crisis. In another grave moment of crisis for our country, Ulysses S. Grant wrote soon after the outbreak of the Civil War:
“We are now in the midst of trying times when every one must be for or against his country, and show his colors too, by his every act.” (Letter 17: Ulysses S. Grant Sides with the North)
Unfortunately, the national and state Republicans of the establishment, by their collective failure to fully and vigorously support President Trump at this dire moment, are showing their colors. Grant in the same letter observed of his time that “there are but two parties now, traitors and patriots.” Because of their dereliction of duty and gross inaction during this moment of crisis, I count all the aforementioned Republicans in the former category.
Now I can’t speak for all Georgia voters who might be of similar mind to me, but there is still a chance I could vote for Perdue and Loeffler on January 5th. However, for me to do so would require decisive and concrete action by Republicans across the board, both at the national and state level. I want to see Senator McConnell and other senate Republicans speaking out daily in support of Trump in Washington DC; I want to see and hear them pressuring Republican state legislatures — publicly and behind the scenes — to not certify electors for Biden. I want to see pressure brought to bear on Kemp, Raffensperger to do the right thing by Trump. I want to see the full weight of the Republican establishment brought to bear on all these state level Republicans — officials, legislators — in Georgia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, etc., to support Trump’s efforts, whether in the courts or legislatures — wherever they have influence. I want to see the Republican Establishment do whatever is necessary to ensure Trump takes the oath of office on January 20, 2021. I want to see Perdue and Loeffler at protest rallies for Trump, demanding Kemp call a special session of the legislature to decertify the vote. Time is running short. The electors must be selected by December 14. Clock is running, Republicans!
Okay…you get the idea — I want to see and will be watching what each of these Republican do “in his or her every act.” That will do for a start. The way I see it, if the Republican Establishment won’t fight for what matters most to us now, why would we expect they would fight for us later? Consequently, in the absence of an honest and rigorous effort to do all the above, I am willing to suffer the great loss of Georgia’s two seats in the U.S. Senate. I am also willing to suffer through a Republican loss of the US Senate.
Yes, I realize the Democrats can do much mischief with a majority in both the Senate and House. However, there will be some restraints on that amount of mischief that can be done. For example, the country is against the packing of the court. Also, we still have the Supreme Court. Furthermore, the Democrats lost much of their lead in the House, and in two years more Democratic seats will be at risk than Republican ones. Consequently, Democrat legislative overreach may very well put them at risk of losing both chambers in Congress in 2022. Finally, if the Left attempts too much mischief, I am confident Trump’s base will take to the streets in protest, just like the Tea Party did — but in greater numbers.
The political parties in the United States are in the process of realigning. Now is as good a time as any for this realignment to further crystalize. If the Republican Establishment, Governor Kemp, Senators McConnell, Perdue and Loeffler, etc., cannot be counted upon by Georgians to fully support Trump in this moment of crisis, then let the realignment and purging begin in earnest here — in Georgia. Perdue and Loeffler first. Then we primary Kemp, Raffensperger, and Duncan.
Steven O’Reilly is a graduate of the University of Dallas and the Georgia Institute of Technology. A former intelligence officer, he and his wife, Margaret, live near Atlanta with their family. He has written apologetic articles and is author of Book I of the Pia Fidelis trilogy, The Two Kingdoms. (Follow on twitter at @fidelispia for updates). He asks for your prayers for his intentions. He can be contacted at StevenOReilly@AOL.com or StevenOReilly@ProtonMail.com (or follow on Twitter: @S_OReilly_USA or on Parler: @StevenOReilly).