Thank Trump for Republicans Blowing Georgia Runoffs

A Donald Trump political message is engraved into the grass at a farm in southeast Minnesota. The state hasn't backed a GOP presidential candidate since Richard Nixon in 1972. (Noah Fish / Forum News Service)

MINOT, N.D. — For at least the next two years, Democrats will control the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate and the White House.

Republicans have President Donald Trump to blame for this, and not just because that supposed political mastermind couldn’t manage to get himself re-elected against a doddering Joe Biden.

Trump cost Republicans those Senate seats in Georgia that were won by Democrats last night. As I write this, Republican Kelly Loeffler has lost and the other Republican, David Perdue, is losing by a number of votes no recount is going to overcome.

Why is Trump to blame? “With control of the Senate at stake in the state’s two races, the president chose to spend weeks peddling baseless claims that Georgia’s electoral system was rigged, fueling an online movement to boycott Tuesday’s election,” Politico reports. “He demonized the state’s Republican leaders and fractured the local GOP.”

These days, to hear the vocal-but-shrinking number of Trumpkins tell it, to criticize Trump is to abandon conservatism. You either believe Trump is a good president or you’re a RINO. Which is to say, a Republican-in-name-only.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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