Bonus: Next Door In Alabama, Trump Destroys "Woke" Insurrectionist Mo Brooks
In Trump's eyes, Brian Kemp, a complete conservative shit-bag, committed the most venal of sins-- not taking orders. Trump ordered Kemp to overturn Georgia's tight 2020 election. Biden had beaten Trump narrowly-- 2,473,633 (49.47%) to 2,461,854 (49.24%)-- and Kemp tried with a hand audit and several recounts-- all of which just found more Biden votes. In the end though, Biden had 11,779 more votes than Trump. Biden increased the Democrat vote share in Gwinnett (from 48% to 50%), Cobb (from 50% to 58%) and Henry (from 56% to 60%) counties in the Atlanta suburbs. Those counties were his margin of victory-- and there was nothing Kemp could do about it without breaking the law. Trump was the first Republican to lose Georgia since George H.W. Bush in 1992 (when Ross Perot's 13.3% of the vote threw the state to Bill Clinton). Georgia voted bluer than either North Carolina of Florida, usually considered swing states. It drove Trump into a frenzy that saw him lashing out wildly at the Georgia Republican Party, and especially at Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Late last night, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Greg Bluestein reported that Señor Trumpanzee's endorsement of some guy named John Gordon, who suddenly announced a campaign against Republican Attorney General Chris Carr is part of a "vow to exact revenge on Brian Kemp [which] has morphed into an all-out effort to also punish the governor’s closest allies. For the second time in as many weeks, the former president endorsed a little-known Republican challenger to one of Kemp’s closest political loyalists. In both cases, the Trump-backed candidates launched last-minute campaigns against the pro-Kemp incumbents just ahead of a March deadline."
Here's Trump's one-size-fits all, kiss of death canned endorsement for Gordon against an imaginary enemy named Chris Can-- and it's been up on Trump's website for several days and no one even noticed it's all wrong!
Trump indicated Tuesday his support had more to do with Carr than Gordon, who ran a failed campaign for state Senate in 2018. In a statement, Trump claimed Carr did “absolutely nothing” to support his false claims of rampant election fraud in Georgia.
“Chris Carr was a disaster every step of the way,” Trump said. “He wasn’t looking for election integrity, but rather an easy way out.”
There is no evidence of widespread voting fraud in Georgia. Three separate tallies of Georgia’s election have confirmed Trump’s defeat to President Joe Biden, and bipartisan election officials have repeatedly vouched for the results.
Up until recently, Carr managed to avoid Trump’s wrath. In December, Trump warned the attorney general against rallying other Republican officials against the failed Texas lawsuit that sought to invalidate Georgia’s election results.
Carr, who opposed the litigation, assured the then-president he wasn’t actively encouraging other attorneys general to join him. At the time, Trump seemed satisfied with Carr’s response.
But that dynamic has changed as a May 24 Republican primary approaches-- and Kemp’s chances against former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, another Trump-backed GOP challenger, have seemed to improve.
Trump, who is holding a Saturday rally in Commerce for his slate, has only intensified his push to upend Georgia’s GOP. He’s now doled out seven Georgia endorsements, including Herschel Walker for U.S. Senate and Jody Hice for secretary of state.
Before Gordon, the most obscure Georgia candidate he had backed might have been Patrick Witt, who had been a longshot contender for an open U.S. House seat until he announced a challenge to Insurance Commissioner John King, a Kemp appointee.
Days later, the former president issued a glowing statement in support of Witt in what was seen as yet another sign of Trump’s seeming obsession with damaging Kemp.
Though Gordon has little statewide profile, he has ties to Perdue. The former U.S. senator now lives in Gordon’s coastal property while his new estate is under construction. Perdue’s advisers say he played no role in helping Gordon win Trump’s support.
Georgia Democrats say that Trump's interference in down-ballot races, especially against Raffensperger and Carr, will help Democrats win in November. State Senator Jen Jordan (D) is likely to face the politically mauled and financially depleted Republican AG nominee in the general election. The Democratic Attorneys General Association: "This week, another out-of-touch, far-right Republican entered the Attorney General race in Georgia, drawing a primary for current AG Chris Carr-- who himself is pretty out-of-touch with Georgians. The GOP seems to love a messy AG primary. First Texas, then Michigan and Nevada, now Georgia is well on its way to being next on the list of states where GOP AG challengers are racing to the right to secure support from former President Donald Trump and his allies... We’ll get the popcorn ready as the GOP primary heats up in the Peach State."
As he's been signaling he would for a couple of weeks, Trump withdrew his endorsement from pathetic insurrectionist Mo Brooks today. Brooks entire campaign was based on Trump's endorsement. This was the deranged statement from the cognitively declining ex-president that was put into the White House by Vladimir Putin:
"Mo Brooks of Alabama made a horrible mistake recently when he went "woke" and stated, referring to the 2020 Presidential Election Scam, 'Put that behind you, put that behind you,' despite the fact that the Election was rife with fraud and irregularities. If we forget, the Radical Left Democrats will continue to Cheat and Steal Elections. Just look at what is happening in Wisconsin, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and elsewhere, but tremendous progress has been made that will help us in 2022 and 2024. The 2020 Election was rigged, and we can't let them get away with it. When I endorsed Mo Brooks, he took a 44 point lead and was unstoppable. He then hired a new campaign staff who 'brilliantly' convinced him to 'stop talking about teh 2020 Election.' He listened to them. Then, according to the polls, Mo's 44-point lead totally evaporated all based on his '2020' statement made at our massive rally in Cullman, Alabama. When I heard his statement, I said, 'Mo, you just blew the election, and there's nothing you can do about it,' Very sad but, since he decided to go in another direction, so have I, and I am hereby withdrawing my Endorsement of Mo Brooks for teh Senate. I don't think the great people of Alabama will disgaree with me. Election Fraud must be captured and stopped, or we won't have a Country anymore. I will be making a new Endorsement in the near future!"
Not even this ultimate ass-kissing ad Brooks rushed out this week to please Trump, helped him stave off what was already baked into the cake and inevitable:
Trump is likely to endorse Mike Durant, who he secretly met with at Mar-a-Lago on Monday. Brooks said he's "baffled because my position on voter fraud has not changed one iota since Jan. 6 (2021). In fact, much of what I said at the Cullman rally was also what I said at the Ellipse speech on January 6. We have to win elections and 2022 and 2024 in order to have the political power to ensure more honest and accurate elections."
The real reason Trump withdrew his endorsement is that he doesn't ant to be associated with losing candidates. Apparently, no one has dared to explain the concept of "kiss of death" to him.
UPDATE: Mo Brooks Strikes Back At Trump
Brooks just released the explosive statement below. Be sure to read it; I'm sure everyone in DC already has. I hope Brooks agrees to testify in front of the House Select Committee investigating Trump's coup attempt. Even if he doesn't, this statement should be enough to put Trump behind bars.