While the pairing of an NFL team with a political party may seem odd, they actually have some commonalities. The main one is that they insist on losing. Even when victory is in sight, cough cough 28-3, they find a way to fumble the bag. The Falcons lost their first four games of the season after having a substantial lead at halftime against subpar teams. With a top tier quarterback, one of the best if not the best wide receiver in the NFL in Julio Jones, they should be able to score enough points to win even with a weak defense.
The Democrats, with the help of black women like Stacey Abrams and LaTosha Brown, were able to turn Georgia blue on January 5th largely on the promise of Biden emphatically stating that $2000 stimulus checks would be given immediately. Turning Georgia blue is like having a halftime lead. All the Democrats have to do is deliver on that promise. Send $2000 checks, TOUCHDOWN! Game is over, fat lady is singing. But, like the Falcons, they insist on finding a way to lose. Now, it’s $1400 to be added to the $600 checks received under the previous administration that totals $2000. Ahmmm, no ma’am. Addition was not involved in the promise. That $600 was so long ago that I don’t even remember what I spent it own. And, I’m fortunate enough to have a job that has allowed me to work from home during this pandemic, not missing a single paycheck. So, I can’t even imagine how long ago that $600 feels like for those who aren’t so lucky and are unemployed.
The Falcons do not have the killer instinct and nor do the Democrats. After a halftime lead, the game plan falls apart. Conservative, suspect play calling and they blow it. With the majority in the House and Senate, after an insurrection where some Democrats could have been assassinated by white domestic terrorists, and after all the underhanded ways McConnell has done to stifle progress, they still want to negotiate. I thought the United States didn’t negotiate with terrorists. Alas, some folks insist on losing by any and all means necessary.