Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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How the Republican Party lost control of the Senate

Mitch McConnell lost his obstructer position as Senate Majority Leader.

Truth be told, it was a team effort. I’m not sure it would have happened if even one of the following people would not have delivered. But boy, did they not disappoint!

● Two excellent Democratic men running in Georgia, ready to enable the Biden/Harris Administration. Unprecedented, not only because Georgia had been Red for decades. Also the first Jew (and child of immigrants) and Black American representing Georgia.

● Stacy Abrams worked tirelessly for years with a growing army of especially Black women helping African-American voters in the Republican-run State to brave racist voters suppression.

● Trump even made a triple whammy. 1. He made himself completely ridiculous not accepting his defeat. 2. He told the whole world that the elections were stacked and rigged against him, convincing countless (pardon the pun) Republicans to stay home. 3. Just before the Georgia run-off Senate race, he tried to pressure the highest election officer in Georgia to falsify the presidential election results, through sweet talk or if needed threats. The latter no dummy taped it. So when Trump began trashing this Secretary of State for refusing to do the unthinkable, he released the one-hour phone call, which came out on the eve of the election. If progressives still thought that it was not so important to stop Trumpism, here was their proof it was. And that Georgia elections will be honest and can be trusted.

● The Senate Majority Leader was so greedy that he would not elevate the stimulus cheques for ordinary Americans from $600 to $2,000, days before the election. Less than $Billion was too much for two more years of control of the Senate. The GOP came to power via greed in 2016 and they lost it in 2020/21 through stinginess. He spend his farewell address contesting Trump’s election fraud hoax!

● The Republican Georgian Governor and Administration had an each-nut-is-free-to-do-as-they-please corona ‘policy.’ The number of sick and dead and poverty were sky-rocketing, especially among Black Georgians. A sad but clear sign it’s high time to rise up and vote.

I want to thank everyone who made this possible and the L^rd Who brought it all together. May we all know much blessings from the new administration, may its power last, and be used for everyone’s good only.

Please watch out for any violence emanating from the White House now. This sentence I wrote yesterday. I didn’t know how quickly my warning would come true. An Attack on America, reminding me of 9/11 all over again, but now by domestic terrorists. The police doesn’t shoot the White MEGA mob storming the Capitol. Trump, after calling them to the Capital, now put up a token video message that they’re right but must go home.

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, a daily blog contributor to the TOI. He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (, born in 1953 to two Dutch survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork, and holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam). He taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. He's a strict vegan since 2008. He's an Orthodox Jew but not a rabbi. * His most influential teachers (chronologically) are: his parents, Nico (natan) van Zuiden and Betty (beisye) Nieweg, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach, and, lehavdil bein chayim lechayim: Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo, Rav Zev Leff, and Rav Meir Lubin. * Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years, he wrote hasbara for the Dutch public. His fields of attention now are varied: Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science (statistics), Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight Truth), Oppression and Liberation (intersectionally, for young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, LGBTQIA, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Sometimes he's misunderstood because he has such a wide vision that never fits any specialist's box. But that's exactly what many love about him. Many of his posts relate to affairs from the news or the Torah Portion of the Week or are new insights that suddenly befell him. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, reassure the doubters but make the self-assured doubt more. He strives to bring a fresh perspective rather than bore you with the obvious. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds must be disputed. In short, his main political positions are: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, democracy, anti the fake peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, Science, Free Will, anti blaming-the-victim and for down-to-earth optimism. Read his blog how he attempts to bridge any discrepancies. He admits sometimes exaggerating to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quite a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * His writing has been made possible by an allowance for second-generation Holocaust survivors from the Netherlands. It has been his dream since he was 38 to try to make a difference by teaching through writing. He had three times 9-out-of-10 for Dutch at his high school finals but is spending his days communicating in English and Hebrew - how ironic. G-d must have a fine sense of humor. In case you wonder - yes, he is a bit dyslectic. November 13, 2018, he published his 500th blog post with the ToI. If you're a native English speaker and wonder why you should read from people whose English is only their second language, consider the advantage of having a peek outside of your cultural bubble. * To find his earlier blog posts on a certain subject XXX, among his over 1200 ones, go to the right-top corner of the Times of Israel page, click on the search icon and search "zuiden, XXX". His second daily active less tame blog, to which one may subscribe, one may find here: or by clicking on the globe icon next to his picture on top. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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