I’m being bombed by political mail. To date, I have received a single, lonely Christmas card and a dozen or more giant, colorful postcards about the Republican candidates, David Purdue and Kelly Loeffler. So far the Democrats have AI that determines that I am not to be one on which to waste their postage. I’ve received not a single Dem mailout. There’s no party voter registration in Georgia but the Dems have ways of finding stuff out. Repubs also.
“Urgent notice: your absentee ballot needs your immediate attention.” Kinda like those urgent phone calls I get about my car warranty having expired. I don’t have no stinkin’ absentee ballot.
“Official Republican Party Notice” reads another. I’m officially sposed to apply for my absentee ballot. Never mind that. I’ll vote in person…get a copy of the ballot…and scan it into the system while a poll worker looks over my shoulder. I got me an electronic vote. I got me a paper vote. I got me a scanned paper vote. What could possibly go wrong? I dunno, ask election expert Brad Jurkovich. He seems to know a lot.
There’s businessman Purdue, smiling, distinguished looking. He should be scowling having narrowly missed a majority vote in the general election. Now he’s in an ugly runoff with Democrat Jon Ossoff. Ossoff, according to my mail has a first name: “Radical” as in radical Jon Ossoff. He makes movies which is suspicious, even though Georgia is near the top as a location for feature films. Ossoff has clients like Al Jazeera and communist countries. Purdue just watches as money managers trade his stocks.
And there’s the tall, slender Kelly Loeffler, like Purdue in the top ten richest senator list. Both came from more humble backgrounds. Farm kid for Loeffler. Purdue is a child of school teachers. Went to Georgia Tech, but I’ll hold my nose and vote for him anyhow.
Here’s Raphael Warnock, a preacher, running a strong race against Loeffler. He’s got two new first names: “Liberal” and “Radical.” His sermons are fair game and he has this riff on the Sermon on the Mount where he quotes Jesus (“You cannot serve God and Mammon”) and expands it to, “You can’t serve God and the military.” Not sure what he had in mind but since I served in the military it doesn’t ring right. It’s not a great line for Warnock.
Both races will be close. I’ll cast a vote for truth, justice, and the American Way; against socialism, communism, and Obamaism, free stuff-ism, and a lot of others…when early voting begins. I love divided government.
Oh, Trump looms large. “Trump wants you,” reads the big postcard with a somber looking Trump pointing at me, “to vote Republican.” No need to scowl at me, Mr. Lame Duck Prez, I haven’t voted for a Democratic senator since I was young and dumb.
And you guys outside of the Peach state are all about Advent and Christmas cheer. Politics here, 24/7. Five weeks from today, the election.
BTW, polls show the Dems ahead now but what idiocy it is to pay for polling with the track record they’ve got. Ummm…we’ll see. No Dem has won a state-wide runoff in Georgia in decades.
BTW, my father-on-law was on a ship in Pearl, this date 1941. Survived. Career Navy. “Cannot serve God and the military” would probably not hit him right, RIP.