Now, I hope you’ll agree that that is a wonderful clip.
If you disagree, then you should simply click elsewhere now, because you won’t want to listen to what I have to say.
Which is: the game is still not over.
Joe Biden has won the US election. At this point, that is simply indisputible. Arizona declared in his favour just hours ago, taking Biden to 290 electoral votes (and he only needs 270 to win). The supporters of T****’s failed regime will disagree: they will continue to assert ‘widespread electoral fraud’ — without providing any evidence at all for it, because that is what cults do.
But that’s not the end of the story. Biden needs control of the US Senate, or his presidency will be largely ineffective. The Democrats control the House of Representatives (by a narrow margin) — but they do not (yet) have control of the Senate. There is a slim chance that they will be able to control the Senate, if (and it is a big if) the Democrats are able to win the two Senate seats in Georgia. Doing so would tie the Senate — and in the case of a tie, the Vice-President gets the casting vote. Which means that those two seats are crucial.
… and that, my friends, is, I believe, why the Republicans are pandering to T****’s petty refusal to concede that he has lost. Why? Because it’s a distraction.
Let me take you back to Tuesday, 6 June 1944. The Allied invasion of Normandy: the beginning of the end for the Third Reich in World War II. A major contributing factor to the success of the landings in Normandy was the effort on the part of the Allies to convince the Axis that any invasion would take part farther east: this subterfuge depleted the defence to the west. Without that misdirection, the invasion might well have failed.
Classic Sun Tzu: attack where the enemy isn’t. This is exactly what the Grand Old Party is trying to do, here and now. They don’t care about T**** and his fragile ego: but they’re quite happy to indulge his egotistic, narcissistic tantrums because these are a wonderful distraction from the Senate run-off elections in Georgia, that take place on 05Jan2021 (voter registration deadline: 07Dec2020).
Now, I’m a Brit, not a USAn. But I, like many others, have watched in horror at what’s been going on in the ‘United’ States of America for the last four years as this mendacious, malignant, egotistical narcissist has perverted power to his own ends. Enough is enough. It’s time for the USA to get back on track and resume its position as a front-runner for global democracy: but to do that, it first needs to focus on Georgia, and not get distracted.
The game’s not over. Keep your eyes on the ball, Americans!