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Fri Dec 18, 2020, 01:51 PM

A disgusting GOP attack ad shows what's really at stake in Georgia

Opinion by Greg Sargent

If you want a single fact that neatly captures the stakes of this political moment, you probably canít do better than this: The Republican Party is pumping millions of dollars into an attack ad in Georgia that spends literally less than one second mentioning the coming recovery.

Which underscores a basic fact about this moment once again: At a time when our country is confronting arguably the biggest crises it has faced in the modern era, much of the Republican Party, with just a few exceptions, has nothing serious to say about any of it.

The GOPís attack ads in Georgia are detailed in an important new report in The Post. The story provides an illuminating glimpse into many of the deeper pathologies afflicting the GOP, one that illustrates whatís on the line in Georgia with great clarity.

Thereís a deep contradiction in the GOP argument in Georgia right now, as the report shows. The two GOP senators campaigning in the runoffs ó David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler ó still refuse to admit that Joe Biden won the presidential election. Vice President Pence, campaigning there on Thursday, insisted that President Trumpís fight for reelection is still alive.


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dutch777 Dec 2020 #1

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Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:05 PM

1. "deeper pathologies afflicting the GOP'? They run by their own rules and they win at them...

...people rail on about GOP being bad, but their message resonates enough for them to win in many, many cases. We have to learn to not try to run a separate game that ends up with us losing and find messaging that counteracts their tactics. We've missed it two major elections now, better this last time, but still lost seats in the House and didn't take the Senate. Biden will be hamstrung if we don't take the Senate and the country will suffer from another 4 years of this gridlock. Greg Sargent isn't wrong, but it misses the point that Dems have to win, not just be right in our cause, to make change happen.

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