by John Walters
It took awhile, almost his entire presidency, but Donald Trump at last achieved his goal of making America great again. In Georgia’s two Senate run-off elections, both Pastor Raphael Warnock and Jon “Laughing My” Ossoff won narrowly.
Both are Democrats. That means beginning in two weeks, the Senate will have a narrow Democrat majority. In just a few short years, Donald Trump has helped transform both the House and the Senate into Democratic majorities.
Wonder Woman 2021
(Nice callback here to Lady Olenna from Game Of Thrones)
They’ll be making a movie about Stacey Abrams some day. And because Hollywood is still Hollywood, I can imagine Meryl Streep in the title role.
Two years ago Abrams, 47, an attorney, lost Georgia’s gubernatorial race to incumbent Brian Kemp. Instead of whining about it or phoning Brad Raffensperger to find her some votes, Abrams got off her ass and become a one-woman dynamo in terms of registering people to vote and looking out for voters’ rights.
Tuesday was Abrams’ day of validation. Make no mistake: No single human being (other than Donald Trump himself) did more to oust the state of Georgia from red to blue during both the presidential election and the senate run-off election. She destroyed both Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell.
Crown her ass.
And erect a statue to her.
(Also, let it be known that Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is a graduate of Howard and Abrams an alumna of Spelman. Both are Historical Black Colleges, a.k.a. HBCUs).
It Was Only A Dream, It Was Only A Dream
Funniest thing we read last night was someone attempting to parody the lyrics from “Mr. Brightside” to describe the run-off elections (Now I’m falling asleep/And he’s calling DeKalb…). But there’s no denying that “It was only a Dream,” as in the Atlanta Dream, helped pivot the outcome of this election.
Back in the summer, Senator Kelly Loeffler (R), who was appointed to her position and is a part owner of the WNBA Atlanta Dream, spoke publicly with contempt for her players openly showing any support for the BLM movement during games.
“This is a very divisive organization based on Marxist principles,” Loeffler, who has been a co-owner of the Dream since 2011, told Fox News. “This week, they threatened to burn the system down, literally and figuratively, if they don’t get what they want. This is an organization that seeks to destroy American principles, and I had to draw the line.”
So the players reacted by wearing these shirts. At the time Pastor Warnock, who was running directly against the person who figuratively signs their checks (Loeffler), was polling at about 9%. Yesterday, he won.
Mr. Smith Goes To Heisman House
On the same night as justice prevails in Georgia, it also follows suit in the Heisman race as the most deserving player, Alabama wideout DeVonta Smith, wins the bronze statue. Smith is the first non-QB/RB to hoist the Jay Berwanger totem since 1997 (Charles Woodson) and the first WR to win it since 1991 (Desmond Howard).
The man they call the Slim Reaper is fully deserving. Forget his 2nd-and-26 walks TD catch in overtime of the 2018 national championship game that ended Georgia (in Atlanta). I mean, don’t forget it entirely, but what he did his season validates his winning: He led the nation in receptions (105), TD receptions (20) and receiving yards (1,641). That’s pretty good.
May this begin a trend.
Weird note: Smith’s teammate and the starting tight end for Alabama, Miller Forristall, was the QB at Lawrence’s high school before Trevor Lawrence beat him out.
Also of interest: Including Smith himself, Alabama probably had SIX first-round WR picks in the time he has been in Tuscaloosa (the first three are already in the NFL): Calvin Ridley, Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III, Smith, Jaylen Waddle and Jon Metchie.
It didn’t even make ESPN.com’s list of headlines, but at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Edmonton, Team USA blanked Canada 2-0 in the gold-medal game.
The Yanks lost the opener of the tournament on Christmas day to the Russians, then went on a six-game win streak allowing a total of five games. Great to have the trophy back where it belongs.