Oh, and get lost, KKKelly.
The Beagle-loving Rev. Raphael Warnock defeated Attila the Hun wannabe Kelly Loeffler in Tuesday's Georgia Senate special election. While hardly a shocking Cinderella story, it's nevertheless a reminder that cruelty doesn't always prevail.
Republicans considered Warnock the weaker link of the two Democratic candidates, an easier target than his "running mate" Jon Ossoff. We don't need Stan Lee's imagination to understand why. They hit him with everything, seeking to paint the pastor as a radical, a Marxist, and unapologetically Black. That last one is actually true but it's something Republicans still view as a liability.
In a political world that contains Donald Trump, Loeffler managed to run the most racist campaign in recent memory, but it didn't work in the year of our Stacey Abrams, 2021. Black Georgians didn't like Jim Crow the first time, and they turned out in overwhelming numbers yesterday in support of Warnock. Now that the phony farm girl's political career has melted, we can focus instead on Warnock, the real Warnock, the kind man who took the punches and never joined his soulless opponent in the mud. He didn't stray from the path he knew was right.
Warnock's response to Loeffler's bigoted defamation campaign was poetic: "People who have no vision traffic in division." And so I repeat: Kindness won.
Senator-elect Raphael Warnock pays tribute to his mother in victory speech: "Because this is America, the 82 year… https://t.co/EhkUAbY3QR— The Recount (@The Recount)1609912529.0
WE FUCKING DID IT. We just sent Senator Kelly Loeffler packing. And God willing and the crick don't rise, that bony sack of racist crap will take her self-dealing buddy Senator David Perdue with her. Come on DeKalb County!
As of this typing, Dave Wasserman has seen enough in the special election. Rev. Raphael Warnock will soon be Senator Raphael Warnock (D-Georgia), and Kelly Loeffler will go back to being an evil gazillionaire who eats puppies (probably), is despised by the WNBA team she owns (definitely), and spends the rest of her miserable life trying to wash off that Trump stink (we hope).
Welcome to the New South, and welcome to the Sunbelt Strategy.
Lies, damn lies, and the Loeffler campaign.
The Georgia Senate runoffs are Tuesday. Georgians can choose to keep their current, crummy old senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, or upgrade to Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock. It's not a tough choice, but Republicans are doing their best to slander Ossoff and Warnock as “radical" and “anti-American," which conservatives define as anyone who's to the left of Ronald Reagan.
Loeffler says Warnock has been linked to “child abuse” and “spousal abuse.” Someone yells “lock him up!” “We learn… https://t.co/xxTKai0N1N— Dave Weigel (@Dave Weigel)1609601960.0
Loeffler, who supports noted humanitarian Donald Trump, has ramped up the personal attacks against Warnock. At a rally this weekend, she suggested Warnock's pastimes include beating up women and molesting children.
LOEFFLER: Raphael Warnock has been involved in child abuse, domestic abuse. He's hiding out. He won't answer these questions. And now, now, we've learned this morning that the lawyer for Harvey Weinstein has been contributing to his campaign. I don't think that's a coincidence.
It's possible that Loeffler is too stupid to understand what a "coincidence" is. However, someone who represented Harvey Weinstein donating to an unrelated Democratic Senate campaign is still a coincidence. She should avoid guilt by association charges considering she was recently photographed posing with a white supremacist.
Lock him up!
Good Morning, Georgia! If you're heading outside today, don't forget your umbrella and waders, because you're entering an absolute shitstorm of disinformation courtesy of President Trump and his allies.
Grandpa Crankypants stayed up late last night tweeting from his Florida garbage palace.
...The consent decree signed by the “Secretary”, with the consent of Kemp, is perhaps even more poorly negotiated t… https://t.co/gfDa0RcV2V— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1609303492.0
How about before we just allow them to "find the crime," we just allow the Bloodhound Gang to find Brad Raffensperger's brother who "works for China, and they definitely don't want 'Trump.'" These geniuses have been plugging away for eight weeks looking for evidence of voter fraud, but it will probably take them even longer to track down Brad R's nefarious brother "Ron" who "works for China," because that person does not exist.