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.

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.

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.

 

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?

GOP Sen. Thad Cochran: “As a Kid, I Did “All Kinds of Indecent Things with Animals”

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GOP Sen. Thad Cochran: “As a Kid, I Did “All Kinds of Indecent Things with Animals”

Sometimes I wonder if people think before they speak? Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) raised eyebrows after he made an off-color joke about his rural boyhood years.

The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported while he addressed donors and supporters at Forrest General Hospital in Hattieburg, he was connected to the area because his grandparents lived their whole lives in the area, saying, “I grew up coming down here for Christmas. My father’s family was here. My mother’s family was from rural Hinds County in Utica.”

Then Thad Cochran went there….

“It was fun, it was an adventure to be out there in the country and to see what goes on. Picking up pecans, from that to all kinds of indecent things with animals.

He didn’t stop….

“And i know some of you know what that is,” he added. Really dude?

They don’t call this the Dirty South for nothing.

 

 

Hillary Clinton Defends Release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Gitmo Prisoner Swap

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Hillary Clinton Defends Release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Gitmo Prisoner Swap (Credit: Wikipedia)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waded into the political muck and defended President Obama deal to secure POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s freedom from a five-year captivity in Afghanistan by releasing five senior Taliban thugs, Politico reports. Not only will the right continue to attack Bergdahl’s father, Robert Bergdahl, they will now go after Hillary Clinton.

Clinton said, “This young man, whatever the circumstances, was an American citizen — is an American citizen — was serving in our military.” She added, “The idea that you really care for your own citizens and particularly those in uniform, I think is a very noble one.”

To be clear, Clinton did not say whether she would have proceeded with a prisoner swap and downplayed the controversy around the deal, CNN reports. She pointed out that American allies, such as Israel, had conducted such exchanges. The Daily Beast is reporting that she had reservations about such a deal during her tenure as secretary of state. She wanted stricter conditions.

Of course, the Republicans are hopping mad, with some calling for an investigation. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called for a Senate hearing into the release of the “Taliban Dream Team,” the five detainees.

Hillary Clinton said that restoring Bowe Bergdahl’s health was the most important issue at hand so the U.S. could get information from him about his time in captivity.

She added that restoring Bergdahl’s health was the most important issue at hand so that the U.S. could get as much information as possible from him about his time in captivity.

Clinton said, “That, I think, is valuable in and of itself. As we are drawing down our troops and ending the longest military engagement in combat in American history … we need as much intelligence as we can get about what is happening inside the Taliban.”

The Republicans will now attack Hillary Clinton for her position, along with the debunked but still being used, Benghazi talking points, including the famous, “what difference does it make” line.

 Hillary Clinton Defends Release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Gitmo Prisoner Swap

Black GOP Congressional Candidate Niger Innis Says Cliven Bundy Isn’t a Racist

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Black GOP Congressional Candidate Niger Innis Says Cliven Bundy Isn’t a Racist (YouTube Video Screengrab)

Black Republican congressional candidate Niger Innis doesn’t think “Welfare King” rancher Cliven Bundy is a racist. It’s no surprise that Innis is running to represent the district where Bundy’s ranch is located — Nevada’s 4th Congressional district.

Niger Innis said, “I don’t consider Cliven racist at all.” He added, “They will try to distract, with the firestorm that Cliven started by using the r-word. The racism word. I can only tell you my experience with the Bundys. Having eaten with them and broken bread with them and I don’t consider Cliven or his wonderful family racist at all.” SMH.

Bundy sparked outrage after telling a New York Times reporter about the “Negro” being “better off as slaves, picking cotton.” No surprise you have a black Republican saying he’s not a racist.

Niger is just as nutty as his dad, Roy Innis. As they say, the apple never falls far from the tree, does it?

[H/T Buzzfeed]

Niger Innis heaps praise on Cliven Bundy:

 Black GOP Congressional Candidate Niger Innis Says Cliven Bundy Isnt a Racist