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Hey Georgia, Don’t Be Stupid

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Posted: Dec 06, 2020 12:01 AM
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Hey Georgia, Don’t Be Stupid

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Think what you will of Lin Wood and Sidney Powell as lawyers – I have no idea if they’re any good at the law or not, they’ve just had some high-profile cases that went well – but as political strategists…they make fine lawyers.

I don’t know who the Democrat is who came up with the idea of convincing Wood and Powell to tell people in Georgia not to vote in the upcoming run-off, but whatever they’re paid is not enough. They may be good at riling up a crowd, but they’re really dumb when it comes to winning elections.

Powell has been a blessing to General Michael Flynn in his fight against the bogus charges stemming from the Spygate scandal. Flynn was railroaded by rogue elements in the Justice Department and Powell is righting those wrongs.

Wood has successfully represented Nick Sandmann against CNN and the Washington Post, and is currently pursuing more media outlets that defamed the high school student whose only crime was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.

Like I said, I’m sure they’re both very good lawyers. But what neither of them are not is election law experts or strategists.

So far, they’ve done a great job. Unfortunately, that great job hasn’t translated into any legal wins anywhere. They have, however, been successful at drawing crowds to rallies.

Personally, I’d think lawyers working on an incredibly condensed timeline – the Electoral College is voting on December 14 – would be too busy to hold rallies, but I’m not a lawyer so I have no idea how much time any of it takes. Maybe traveling the country, holding press conferences where you over-promise and under-deliver is a strategy that works better than diligently working to make sure words are spelled properly and counties your refer to in a legal filing actually exist in the state in which you’re filing those briefs and not another one.

Again, I’m no lawyer, so maybe this misdirection is some form of “Kraken” release with which I am unfamiliar, akin to the “Chewbacca Defense” from South Park.

Whatever the case, and all joking aside, when both lawyers, from whom the Trump campaign has severely distanced itself, tell a crowd of people in Georgia not to vote in the January 5th run-off election, for whatever reason, they become destructive to the cause for which they claim to be fighting.

Since there doesn’t appear to be a Kraken, and control of the Senate is at stake, the run-off election is all that matters. President Trump’s actual lawyers are making a hell of a case for wide-spread voter fraud that should, if Republicans are not idiots, lead to significant reforms in the various states and, at a bare minimum, get the Republican National Committee to be proactive in the future to prevent fraud, not reactive after it’s already occurred.

But none of that will matter if Republicans lose both of those run-off elections. The entire Trump term will be wiped clean from the books, like it never happened, if Democrats pick up those seats.

I know people are holding out hope for a miracle from Rudy Giuliani and the team, but with each day that passes, it is less likely to happen. Knowing fraud occurred and proving fraud occurred are two different things.

Republicans have to multitask here, allow the president’s real lawyers to do whatever they’re going to do, while the party spends all its time and every last penny it has on that Senate race in Georgia. We can’t have people who are admired for past work telling people not to vote.

If Democrats sweep, every accomplishment over the last four years is gone.

True, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said he would oppose ending the filibuster and packing the courts, but why on earth would anyone leave something so important up to the word of a man who has never once bucked his party when the outcome wasn’t already a foregone conclusion? Manchin has voted with Republicans, but never when he would have been the deciding vote. He’s with his party when it matters and, therefore, can’t be trusted when literally everything Democrats want would be at their fingertips.

Every Republican must vote in Georgia. Anyone favorably inclined to liberty must vote in Georgia. They must all make sure everyone else who will vote for David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler either gets and returns a mail-in ballot or shows up at the polls and votes. This isn’t up for debate. The choice for Republicans in Georgia is between voting and being stupid. Don’t be stupid.

Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show on WCBM in Maryland, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter