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Considering the gravity of Georgia’s January 5 U.S. Senate runoff elections and the obvious need to entice Democrats to vote for Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, I recommend these four steps toward victory:
First, Republicans and conservatives should stress that many millionaires and billionaires in professional sports, Silicon Valley, the news media, Hollywood, Wall Street, and others outside Georgia are spending a fortune on this race and even have moved to Georgia (illegally) solely to vote for Democrat challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. Activists and advocates on the Right should explain that an Atlanta resident with a $100,000 annual salary would need 10 years to earn $1,000,000. Someone in Macon who earned $40,000-per-year would need 25 years to make a million. And yet wealthy non-Georgians — from Malibu to Manhattan — are spending millions upon millions to add two Georgian votes to the Senate Democrat conference and assure themselves special influence and profits from the U.S. government, leaving regular Georgians behind.
Second, Republicans and conservatives should remind voters that this effort to buy Ossoff’s and Warnock’s way into Washington insults loyal Georgians. If elected, these Democrat contenders will owe too much to those auctioning Georgians’ wellbeing. Everyday Peach State residents will have no true representatives in the Senate if these Democrats win. As Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer of New York notoriously put it: “First we take Georgia, then we change America.” Change America to what? Surely nothing better than what we have now. Schumer did not pledge to improve America but, instead, to change it.
Remember how far Left these two Democrat candidates are. They would support Schumer’s socialist agenda. For starters: D.C. and Puerto Rico statehood (complete with two new senators each, almost certainly and permanently Democrats), the Green New Deal, Medicare and Mail-in Ballots for All, and a packed Supreme Court to applaud these radical changes. Ossoff and Warnock would push Schumer even further Left than that.
Third, Loeffler, Perdue, and their supporters should promise that these two Georgians will represent Georgians. If re-elected, the GOP incumbents will preserve, protect, and defend Georgia’s interests in the Senate — not those of the Pacific and Northeastern coastal elites.
Fourth, volunteers should start casual political conversations, without microphones or cameras, praising and criticizing both the Democrats and GOP in general and their platforms. This will give a feel for what Georgians think and how they might vote. Republicans then should run political ads based on those findings.
The hour is late. It’s time to win!
Oscar Murdock is a conservative activist, Tea Party pioneer, and a member of Southern California’s Murrieta-Temecula Republican Assembly.