Posted originally on The Conservative Tree House on January 2, 2021 by Sundance
Before going deep into the motives surrounding this announcement from Senator Ted Cruz, let’s first just focus on the statement.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx) now leads a group of republican senators in an effort to support the January 6th challenge to the electoral college certification in the senate. The senate republicans include: Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), as well as Sens.-elect Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.).
The group is proposing that “[c]ongress should immediately appoint an Electoral Commission, with full investigatory and fact-finding authority, to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states. Once completed, individual states would evaluate the Commission’s findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed.”
The group noted a similar commission – made of five representatives, five senators and five Supreme Court justices – reviewed allegations of fraud in the 1876 election.
The statement continues, “[a]ccordingly, we intend to vote on Jan. 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified’ (the statutory requisite), unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed.” (full statement)
The approach is in general alignment with a request to congress made by President Donald Trump and weakly, politically, initiated by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. However, it is worth noting the change in position amid the GOP(e) only comes after Senator Josh Hawley formerly announced he would challenge the certification; and, as a consequence, there is going to be a recorded roll-call vote in the Senate.
Let us not be obtuse in our honest discussion of what the actual background of these participants -and their connection to the developments- actually means.
As a result of Senator Hawley the republican senate is in an uncomfortable position. None of the aforementioned senators would participate in an electoral challenge without the authorization of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the ultimate DeceptiCon.
McConnell knows that Hawley’s action is going to initiate a roll-call vote. In order for McConnell to survive the backlash of We The People showing up en masse at the same time as the Senate certification is taking place, Mitch is positioning his upper chamber to give the impression of support. The action by Ted Cruz et al is politically motivated; consider it bandwaggoning as an outcome of what Hawley is forcing upon the chamber.
If Hawley never announced his intent, this effort by Ted Cruz et al would never have been initiated. However, that said, once you accept the politics and motives involved – it becomes possible to use the DeceptiCon weakness, strategically, against them.
The upper-chamber wants to give the illusion of support to the massive MAGA audience. This means We The People who support President Donald J Trump can now define the rules of that support…. this is the power we rarely exhibit because we -mistakenly- accept their false-face and give them benefit-of-doubt. Do not do this again, not now.
Accept the GOPe are doing an exercise in-name-only and push them into proving they are genuine in their demands. Send emails, call your senators, and give support to those who are positioned to raise objection, while demanding the constitutional fulfillment of those expectations (promises) regardless of support from the Democrat wing of the UniParty bird. DO NOT let them deflect inaction to parliamentary processes.
♦Second, call and email the Senators who are not listed in the Cruz contingent, but would normally say they support President Trump. Where is Tim Scott, Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, Chuck Grassley, Thom Tillis etc. Why are they not supporting the effort? These are the direct questions and demands that must be made.
♦Third, we already know the Mitch McConnell, John Barrasso, Jodi Earnest and John Thune leadership group will not publicly support this effort…. However, the remaining DeceptiCons must be forced on the record. Where is Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, Lisa Murkowski, John Cornyn, etc etc.? Force Mitch McConnell’s DeceptiCon coalition to take a position; DEMAND IT.
♦Fourth, GEORGIA MAGA VOTERS need to get out and support the republican special election. I know it sucks to vote for the lesser of two-evils, but right now strategy demands we align all effort in the best possible way for success. WE NEED the victory on January 5th in order to fuel momentum for the electoral challenge on January 6th.
We accept the spineless nature of the GOPe senate. If you think they are spineless now, think about how feeble their effort will be on January 6th if they know in advance they will be in the minority.
Think strategically. Leader McConnell would not be adverse to a minority position, do not give it to him (them). Force them to take action by forcing them to actually deliver on what ‘they claim’ publicly to want….
…Use the public face of the republican apparatus, despite it being false, against them, to achieve a strategic objective….
…Read that again slowly if needed.