On the subject of the Senate, Wallace asked if the majority leader is Mitch McConnell, won’t that hurt some of the “boldest” parts of Biden’s election promises? Buttigieg first stressed that Georgia’s runoff Senate races are likely to be extremely competitive, and if Democrats don’t win, McConnell’s caucus will have a decision to make. – Advertisement – “Is his purpose in Washington to defy the American people? Who, along with the president and the House of Representatives, will believe in expanding, not taking away health care, ensuring that the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes instead of slashing their taxes, no matter what, raising wages, treating climate change as real?” Basically, Buttigieg posited, does McConnell want to move forward with progress or stop progress?Perhaps the biggest takeaway? Just how very important the Georgia Senate special election really is. The double runoff will be held on Jan. 5, 2021. The Georgia run-off is January 5th. Request an absentee ballot by Nov. 18. Early in-person voting starts Dec. 14. And REGISTER TO VOTE here by Dec. 7. And give $3 right now to rip the Senate majority from Mitch McConnell’s cold dead hands. Here’s that clip.x As my colleague, Hunter, noted, the Trump administration is not expected to make any major moves when it comes to handling the pandemic before Donald Trump leaves office in January. On the other hand, as we count down the days until he takes office, Biden is likely to urge the American people to listen to health and science expert recommendations (what a breath of fresh air, eh?), including wearing face masks and practicing social distancing amid a literal global pandemic. Wallace opens the dialogue by saying that Biden claimed the American people gave him a “‘mandate for action.’” Wallace then referenced the House’s slimmer majority and what he describes as the “likelihood” of a Republican-controlled Senate. Wallace asked Buttigieg, “The question is: What mandate?”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Buttigieg’s answer is nothing short of refreshing. “Well, I think he has a mandate to deliver on the winning campaign agenda that the Biden-Harris ticket offered the country. This not only earned us the support of the majority of Americans who voted for him to be the next president, but also, we should remember that those who supported him, and a remarkable number of President Trump supporters support the agenda that Joe Biden is going to lead our country forward with.In other words, the idea of getting serious on COVID and having a science-led approach, which he’s already underway on. The idea of raising wages and protecting workers. And making sure corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes. Taking climate seriously. Doing something about racial justice. As we look forward, whether we have a divided government or not, I know this. What Joe Biden wants for the country is what most Americans believe is right for this country. And that, I think, is where the real propulsion of his administration will be. Just as it’s been the propulsion of this campaign and led to this win.”- Advertisement –
The 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs protected their home turf in the second round of the SEI Tournament knocking off South Ripley 35-12 Tuesday night. The Bulldogs had a total team effort on both ends of the floor to advance to the Finals. Leading the way scoring was Aly Peters with 14 points; followed by Sophie Gesell 7 points; Marlee Obermeyer 5 points; Veronica King 4 points; Eden Williams and Ryan Oesterling 2 points each; and Addyson Weiler 1 point. We hope to see everyone make the trip to Sunman-Dearborn Middle School on Thursday for the Championship Game. Tip is at 5:30 pm. Come out and support the Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 7th Grade JCD Lady Eagles fell to Sunman Dearborn Red in the Semi-Finals of the SEI Tourney 34-22. Lady Eagles Scoring was Kelsey Borgman 6, Sophia Sullivan 5, Bailey Groth 3, Ashlynn Moorman 3, Cheyenne Cullen 3, Hailey Kunz 2. The 8th Grade Lady Eagles defeated South Dearborn 41-16 in the Semi-Finals. Scoring for the lady Eagles were Reagan Hughes 16, Reese Obendorf 11, Julia Meyer 10, Emma Wagner 4. The Eagles will play St Louis for Championship Thursday night.Courtesy of Eagles Scorekeeper Brandy Meyer.The St. Louis’ 8th Grade Lady Cardinals played Greendale in Round 2 of the tournament at Batesville Middle School. St. Louis won this game with a final score of 34-16. Scoring for SLS was Catherine Streator with 14pts, Claire Saner with 9pts, Ava Owens with 4pts, and Rhea Miller, Kate Weber, and Lilly Schebler all putting in 2pts. Playing a game more of our style and controlling the tempo was essential for us. We were able to stay in tune with our defensive end and our offense worked hard to take shots and draw fouls. Nice job ladies on a solid round 2 win. SLS is off to EC on Thursday for the final game against JCD. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.