On Wednesday, it has been confirmed that Democrat Raphael Warnock has won the Georgia Senate runoff election, defeating Republican Kelly Loeffler who has served as a Senator from Georgia since 2020.
With 99% of votes already counted, Warnock maintains the lead over Loeffler by nearly 74,000 votes. This will be the first time that a Black Senator will represent Georgia in the House.
Echoing President Donald Trump, Sen. Loeffler has so far refused to acknowledge defeat by Warnock, saying that a ‘game of inches’ is ongoing and that she has won the election.
Loeffler’s unwillingness to accept the election results seems reasonable from the Republican perspective since her loss makes it much more likely that GOP will lose Senate, the last political institution it maintains control over.
As Warnock has been officially declared winner, the Republicans hoped that they will still hold control over Senate through another Georgia runoff race, the one between GOP Senator David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff.
However, Ossoff’s victory marked the end of the GOP control over the Senate.
What does this mean for US democracy and Conservatives?
The outcome in which democrats are controlling the Senate will certainly have numerous negative effects. Many good policies and appointments made during the period behind us are going to be rescinded.
Also, many new measures will be introduced that will have negative effects on the economy and freedom in the U.S.
Keeping this in mind, Loeffler’s position makes complete sense.
Should we be afraid?
Yet, even though the outcome of the Georgia runoff election turned out unfavorably for the Republicans, there are pathways for the party and conservative cause in general to regain its momentum in the coming years.
Furthermore, there are several proposals from the progressives that will not so easily secure support from the Biden administration.
These include raising the minimum working wage to the US $15 per hour for federal contractors, canceling the student loan debt, and declaring climate change as a national emergency.
It is very unlikely that the majority of these detrimental policies will receive approval from the Biden administration.
The positive aspect is that the most radical changes will be eschewed even if the GOP loses power both in Congress and in the White House.
Are all the Democrats happy?
The signs of dissension among the Democrats are more obvious than ever. For example, it is interesting that Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has recently announced that she might retire from politics after some of the centrist Democrats accused her progressives for certain losses in the House of Representatives.
Even though she is almost certainly not going to follow through with what she said, her statement signals that things are not going so smoothly among the Democrats.
In the coming years, there is a chance that these disagreements will result in the deconsolidation of the Democratic Party, paving the way for Republicans to regain power and bring America back to its old track of freedom and responsibility.
Viewing things from this perspective, the impending loss in the Georgia runoff election does not appear like a big deal.
It is true that, in the meantime, Democrats may introduce some totalitarian policies nationwide, such as an increase in taxes or constraints to companies to address climate issues.
They may also encourage irresponsibility by supporting policies such as writing off of some student debts.
It is far from ideal that this will have to happen, but, despite that, there is no reason for defeatism and despair.
Some events indicate that, in the long run, Republicans should prepare for the future in which the core American values will be preserved.
It ain’t over till it’s over.