Democrat Michelle Nunn Has Commanding Lead in Georgia Senate Race

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Democrat Michelle Nunn Has Commanding Lead in Georgia Senate Race (Photo credit: MichelleNunn.com)

Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn has a commanding lead over potential Republican candidates Rep. Jack Kingston and David Perdue in the Georgia U.S. Senate race. A poll by released Landmark Communications on Sunday finds against Rep. Jack Kingston, she is up by eight points, 49% to 41%. The same poll also shows her leading businessman David Perdue 48% to 42%.

David Perdue and Jack Kingston are heading into a GOP primary runoff on Tuesday. Kingston has a seven-point lead over Perdue, 48% to 41%. While Nunn holds leads against both men, the thought is that she’d prefer to face Kingston in the general election. Atlanta-based political analyst Bill Crane had the following to say after this poll was released.

Michelle Nunn winning the seat would be a damper on the GOP’s quest to win control of the Senate in November. The Republican Party would need to win six seats in the midterm elections to become the majority in the Senate. Losing the seat held by Saxby Chambliss, which Michelle Nunn and her two potential rivals are competing for, would mean the GOP would be virtually unable to win control.

Democrats also have a good chance of flipping Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) seat. He is in a tough race against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. Polls show the two are in a virtual tie. I drove through Kentucky last week and was amused to see a “Ditch Mitch” bumper sticker.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley Looking More Like a Presidential Candidate

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Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley Looking More Like a Presidential Candidate (Credit: Wikipedia)

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is looking more and more like a possible Democratic presidential candidate and he’s putting some distance between himself and President Obama, particularly on the border crisis and the undocumented children streaming across the borders. Watch out Hillary, maybe the nomination isn’t yours for the taking.

O’Malley believes these children, or “refugees” as he calls them, should be able to make “their case for protection and asylum.” He said sending them back would be “contrary to everything we stand for as a people.”

He dinged President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying they could “at least have done a better job” of building partnerships with the Central American countries where the children are coming from. These countries are ravaged by gang violence. He said, “We have failed to be good partners and neighbors,” Buzzfeed reports.

Martin O’Malley is presenting himself as an alternative to Hillary Clinton in 2016, if she decides to run. He’s banking on the party dissing Clinton for a second time, as they did in the 2008 presidential elections. O’Malley may be a longshot to many, but Hillary Clinton is walking a very tightrope. She risks alienating the base if she runs to the right of President Obama. If she runs to the left of the president, she also runs the risk of torpedoing her carefully crafted reputation as a centrist. That means, O’Malley could get by her and become an appealing candidate.

Martin O’Malley doesn’t have the charisma of Bill Clinton, the oratorical skills of Barack Obama or the star power of Hillary Clinton, but you can’t count him out. Let’s not forget a relatively obscure Gov. Bill Clinton won the Democratic primaries in 1992 and went on the beating then-president George H.W. Bush after his poll ratings soared in the aftermath of the 1991 Gulf War.

South Miami Mayor Says Sen. Marco Rubio is an “Idiot” on Climate Change

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South Miami Mayor Says Sen. Marco Rubio is an “Idiot” on Climate Change

South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard slammed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who is a potential 2016 presidential contender, for his views on climate change, saying he is an “idiot.”

Stoddard was quoted by The Guardian saying “Rubio is an idiot.” “He says he is not a scientist so he doesn’t have a view about climate change and sea-level rise and so won’t do anything about it.”

Experts have said the sea-level could easily reach six to 10 feet by the end of the century. That could put most of Miami under water, The Guardian reports. Sen. Rubio and Gov. Rick Scott are among several Florida politicians who have refused to address the warnings.

Rubio told ABC’s “This Week” in May, “I don’t believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it.” He added, “That’s what I do not, and I do not believe that the laws that they propose we pass will do anything baout it. Excdpt it will destroy our economy.”

 

Virginia GOP Attacks Hillary Clinton with Monica Lewinsky Bumper Stickers

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Virginia GOP Attacks Hillary Clinton with Monica Lewinsky Bumper Stickers

GOP’S MONICA LEWINSKY BUMPER STICKERS: “Monica Lewinsky’s X-Boyfriend’s Wife for President.” That’s how low the Virginia Republican Party has sunk, blaming Hillary Clinton for her husband’s indescretions. Retired journalist Carole Donoghue said she found a stack of bumper stickers at the Fairfax County Republican Committee headquarters in Fairfax. In case the state GOP tries to deny they had anything to do with the bumper stickers. The small print says it all: “Authorized by Republican Party of Virginia.”

Here’s more from the Talking Points Memo:

Carole Donoghue, a retired journalist, said she found the bumper stickers at Fairfax County Republican Committee headquarters in Fairfax, Va. The bumper stickers read “Monica Lewinsky’s X-Boyfriend’s Wife for President.” In small print, they included the words “Authorized By Republican Party Of Virginia.”

Donoghue talked to TPM hours after a spokesperson for Republican Party of Virginia denied the state party had anything to do with the anti-Hillary bumper stickers. The spokesperson told the Washington Post that the stickers were “an amateur effort” and the state party’s strategy “does not involve that.”

Donoghue’s discovery, however, raises questions about the denial.

Donoghue said she was out walking her dog on Sunday when she found an older man sitting on the pavement who looked like he “wasn’t doing well.” The man told her he was out campaigning for the Republican Party, and that he was diabetic and needed insulin, she said. Worried about the man’s condition, Donoghue drove him back to the county Republican Party headquarters.

Hogwash: Is Obama Planning to Snub Hillary Clinton, Back Elizabeth Warren in 2016?

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Hogwash: Is Obama Planning to Snub Hillary Clinton, Back Elizabeth Warren in 2016? (Photo Credit: Daily Kos)

The New York Post is out with an article claiming President Obama has quietly given his word to Sen. Elizabeth Warren that he will back her over Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nominee. Um, there are all kinds of problems with that theory. For starters, just think back to the 2012 presidential election when Bill Clinton rescued Barack Obama during the Democratic National Convention.

President Obama has quietly promised Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren complete support if she runs for president — a stinging rebuke to his nemesis Hillary Clinton, sources tell me.

Publicly, Obama has remained noncommittal on the 2016 race, but privately he worries that Clinton would undo and undermine many of his policies. There’s also a personal animosity, especially with Bill Clinton, that dates from their tough race six years ago.

A former Harvard law professor and administration aide, Warren would energize the left wing of the Democrat Party just as Obama did againstClinton in 2008.

Thanks to her outspoken stand against big banks and the top 1 percent, Warren is the darling of progressives. She won her Senate seat thanks to millions of dollars in donations from outside Massachusetts, including from rich environmentalists and Hollywood celebrities.

 

The Clintons have come through for President Obama time and time again. Even when he getting a huge black eye over Obamacare. Bill Clinton went to bat for him, even showing up at a press conference. So, no, I don’t believe Barack Obama would go with Elizabeth Warren over Hillary Clinton.

Obama has authorized his chief political adviser, Valerie Jarrett, to conduct a full-court press to convince Warren to throw her hat into the ring.

In the past several weeks, Jarrett has held a series of secret meetings with Warren. During these meetings, Jarrett has explained to Warren that Obama is worried that if Hillary succeeds him in the White House, she will undo many of his policies.

He believes that the populist Warren is the best person to convince the party faithful that Hillary is out of touch with poor Americans and the middle class. Warren, in his view, would carry on the Obama legacy after he leaves the White House.

Besides, is there really much difference between the two women and their political ideology? Heck no. Hillary Clinton is just as liberal as Elizabeth Warren. The only difference is that she’s a heckuva lot shrewder that Warren. Let’s not underestimate the Clinton machine. President Obama owes them big. How about taking a good look at Gov. Martin O’Malley as a possible Democratic presidential candidate?

Did Michelle Obama Diss VP Joe Biden by Calling for a Woman President?

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VP Joe Biden Cleans Up Foreign Policy Mess as Michelle Obama Calls for Woman President (Credit: Donkey Hotey)

(OPINION) — Is the White House through First Lady Michelle Obama slighting Vice President Joe Biden by saying she would like to see a woman president quickly? And that we have a few options for one? You know she’s talking about Hillary Clinton and possibly Elizabeth Warren. Why are they dumping on Biden?

Michelle Obama was interviewed by ABC’s Robin Roberts at a Washinton D.C. summit focused on work-family policies on Monday. She said, “I think the country is ready” for a woman president. Mrs. Obama said, “The person who should do the job is the person who’s most qualified. And we have some options, don’t we?”

The White House has called on Joe Biden to get involved in the all foreign policy nightmares unfolding before our eyes and he has done it. It seems that he is being dissed by the White House. We know President Obama owes the Clintons a huge favor for all their help, particularly Bill Clinton’s help during the 2012 presidential campaign, but Biden also saved the ticket some face during his knock-out vice presidential debate against Rep. Paul Ryan. This was after Obama’s horrible debate performance against Mitt Romney.

The fact is, I doubt Joe Biden is a viable alternative for the Democratic Party, but for the White House to openly diss him is just wrong. That’s my opinion. Hillary Clinton is being framed in much the same way as Mitt Romney — out of touch with the majority of Americans due to being fabulously wealthy.

 

GA GOP Candidate Rev. Jody Hice Says Muslims Not Protected by First Amendment

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GA GOP Candidate Rev. Jody Hice Says Muslims Not Protected by First Amendment (Credit: Facebook)

Rev. Jody Hice, another conservative wingnut from the state of Georgia says Muslims aren’t protected by the First Amendment. Really?

“Although Islam has a religious component, it is much more than a simple religious ideology,” Rev. Jody Hice wrote in his 2012 book It’s Now Or Never, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It is a complete geo-political structure and, as such, does not deserve First Amendment protection.”

The House candidate also believes the Muslim Brotherhood is secretly infiltrating the United States in a plot to impose Sharia law on the entire country, a conspiracy theory he shares with Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX).

Hice tied Mike Collins in the Georgia Republican primary in May, with each candidate getting about 34 percent of the vote. The winner of the July 22 runoff election will face Democrat Ken Dious in November. Source: Raw Story

Will T. W. Shannon Attract Black, Native American Voters in Oklahoma GOP Primary?

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Will T. W. Shannon Attract Black, Native American Voters in Oklahoma GOP Primary? (Credit: TW Shannon for US Senate)

T. W. Shannon, (real name Tahrohon Wayne Shannonone of the three conservative Oklahoma candidates running in Tuesday’s Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat, is getting a lot of attention because he is half black and half Native American. But will he get those groups to the polls to keep his senate ambitions alive?

Shannon, 36, who is the youngest speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, is a member of the Chicksaw Nation. Though Shannon trails U.S. Rep. James Lankford in the polls, he has captured the attention of the GOP as its looking to expand its base of white voters.

While Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has endorsed T. W. Shannon, calling him a “conservative fighter,” an Oklahoma tea party group rejected Shannon saying he has “too many masters to serve.” That’s including Native American tribes.

Oklahoma State University political science professor Brandon Lenoir said, “The fact that Shannon is Native American and African American will be an appealing factor for a sector of the population, but traditionally, African Americans and Native Americans do not vote Republican.”

TX Gov. Rick Perry: “I’m More Jewish Than You Think I Am”

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TX Gov. Rick Perry: “I’m More Jewish Than You Think I Am”

You can’t make this stuff up but Texas Gov. Rick Perry tells the New York Times Magazine, “I’m more Jewish than you think I am.” He said, “I read the part of the Bible that said the Jews are God’s chosen people.” He also bragged that he has been going to Israel since 1992. Um, gee, whatever. This is coming from a former presidential candidate who wanted to trick us into thinking he was smart enough to be the leader of the world’s largest superpower.

NC GOP Senate Candidate Thom Tillis Laments Decline of “Traditional Population”

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NC GOP Senate Candidate Thom Tillis Laments Decline of “Traditional Population”

North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis is lamenting the decline of the “traditional population.” Um, code words for “white.”

Tillis said the “traditional” voting bloc in his home state wasn’t growing as minority populations, TPM reports.

Thom Tillis noted that unlike black and Hispanic populations, which have been growing, the “traditional population of North Carolina and the United States is more or less stable.”

If that’s the case, why not try to attract more black and Hispanic voters to the Republican Party instead of alienating them?