One of my favorite songs performed by Ray Charles is "Georgia on my mind".
Another version that is worth listening to is the version that Usher sang at the White House in 2016:
By the way, Obama is also a huge Ray Charles fan. At the same gathering, he and Usher sang together on stage:
Tomorrow, Mark Kelly will be sworn in as the 48th senator, replacing March McSally, who was appointed to complete John McCain's term after she LOST her previous bid to Kyrsten Sinema. Like Trump, she is a two time loser, if you are counting the popular vote. The last time that Arizona had two Democratic senators was 1946, when Ernest McFarland and Carl Hayden were both in office.
The current senatorial races in Georgia have been very close and will be settled in a run-off election on January 5.
A poll average done by 270 to win shows Ossoff with a narrow lead over Perdue.
Real Cleat Politics polls show that Pastor Warnock has a more substantial lead over Loeffler.
If you have been following this election closely, may have notices that both Perdue and Loeffler have recently been involved in insider trading controversies.
Loeffler and Perdue have released a panicky statement demanding that Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State resign immediately. In other words, Loeffler and Perdue don’t think they can win the runoff elections fair and square. They’re pinning their hopes on getting Georgia’s Secretary of State to resign, and hoping that his replacement will be more corrupt. But there’s no reason to believe the Secretary of State will resign just because these two turds said mean things about him.
Meanwhile, Kelly Loeffler’s coronavirus insider trading scandal just got even worse. David Perdue also appears to have criminal exposure in the insider trading scandal. The irony is that after Trump isn’t there to protect them anymore, Loeffler and Perdue could both eventually end up going to prison.
If both Warnock and Ossoff win, the makeup of the senate becomes 50-50, with Kamala Harris becoming the tie breaker vote.
Both of the Democrats will be getting help from an unexpected source this week, since Trump is planning to visit the state on December 5. The general consensus is that Trump's appearance will hurt, rather than help, the incumbent Republican senators, and he did not do them any favors when he criticized Brian Kemp a few days ago.
The Daily Kos had several comments about the last paragraph this morning:
Donald Trump's hostility toward yet another sitting Republican governor once again risks begetting yet another primary challenge: In a bonkers interview on Fox News on Sunday (which reporters for actual news outlets slammed as "propaganda"), Trump complained bitterly that Gov. Brian Kemp hadn't sought to overturn the results of Georgia's elections and moaned, "I'm ashamed that I endorsed him."
That outburst led the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Greg Bluestein to suggest that it "appears increasingly possible" a fellow Republican might seek to unseat Kemp in 2022, adding that "perhaps" outgoing Rep. Doug Collins could be the one to do it. Collins already lost his own challenge to a sitting GOP office-holder this year when he fell 6 points short of squeezing past Sen. Kelly Loeffler in the first round of Georgia's special election for the Senate. But Collins remains a favorite of Trump, who tapped him to lead his recount team in the state.
You may remember Collins from the House impeachment trial: