Georgia Democratic Party Plays on Ferguson Unrest in Early Voting Flyer

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Georgia Democratic Party Plays on Ferguson Unrest in Early Voting Flyer

The Georgia Democratic Party mailed early voting flyers playing on the Ferguson unrest stemming from the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson. The flyer reads: “If we want a better, safer future for our children, it’s up to us to vote for change. The choices may not always be perfect, but the cost of inaction is simply too great.”

It’t troublesome to invoke the Ferguson unrests in the voting process, particularly since the grand jury is still deliberating whether or not Darren Wilson will be charged. Yes, there are a myriad of problems confronting the black community, but why not stick to the issues we are grappling with in the state of Georgia, such as the high unemployment rate?

Still, we know there’s another reason for stirring up the hornet’s nest — Democrats expect to be shellacked in the midterm elections unless the black voter turnout is very large.

Separately, a mysterious flyer, that includes lynching imagery, has been circulating in North Carolina saying if Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan doesn’t win reelection, President Obama’s impeachment will begin. The flyer said it is paid for by the Concerned Citizens of Cumberland County, Fayetteville Observer reports.

Shouldn’t George H.W. Bush Be Upset David Perdue is Slandering Points of Light?

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Shouldn’t George H. W. Bush Be Upset David Perdue Slandering Points of Light Than Michelle Nunn Video? (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Shouldn’t former president George H. W. Bush be more upset that Georgia GOP Senate candidate David Perdue is slandering his Points of Light foundation as helping terrorist organizations than being ticked off being used in Democrat Michelle Nunn’s new campaign video?

David Perdue has often painted her as a Barack Obama lackey, though she has worked with Republicans in the past.

Nunn:  “Throughout my career, I’ve been able to work with Republicans and Democrats,” as images of her with four presidents flash across the screen.

Bush spokesman, Jim McGrath, sent an email voicing his displeasure:

“Michelle and her team have been clearly, repeatedly and consistently told that President Bush did not want them to use his photo as part of this campaign. Apparently, the Nunn team feels they can repeatedly disregard the former president’s wishes, which is very disappointing because it’s so disrespectful.”

I’m sorry, but I would be more peeved at David Perdue, who George H.W. Bush endorsed, then at Michelle Nunn for telling the truth and showing that she has worked with both Democrats and Republicans.

Michelle Nunn’s latest campaign video:

Gov. Nathan Deal, Who Bungled Atlanta Snowstorm, Slams Obama Ebola Czar

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Gov. Nathan Deal, Who Bungled Atlanta Snowstorm, Slams Obama Ebola Czar

(OPINION) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal dismissed President Obama’s Ebola Czar, Ron Klain, and the response on the federal level as basically incompetent. That’s coming from the person who, along with his team, bungled the 2-3 inch “snow-storm” that crippled the city of Atlanta earlier this year. Talk about hubris.

It should also be noted that Gov. Deal, repeating talking points from state health commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, was ridiculed for saying water kills the Ebola virus. Who’s the incompetent person?

Gov. Deal:  “We have a very competent individual, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who is the head of our department of public health. She admits she misinformed me as she briefed me initially. But she is a very competent individual, unlike what we are seeing at the federal level of somebody being called an Ebola czar.”

There were more BS emanating from Deal during the debate. He also claimed the unemployment numbers were politically motivated and that he was confident the Bureau of Labor Statistics would revise the numbers in February. Deal basically said that no-one pays attention to the unemployment numbers.They  are “only good for political advertising,” adding “economists don’t pay any attention to them.” He also bragged that Georgia had the highest level of growth in the U.S.

Details on the debate. Watch the debate here by clicking here.

Mitt Romney Cracks Obama Joke at Joni Ernst Campaign Event

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Mitt Romney Jokes About President Obama at Iowa Event (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

Two-time presidential candidate (loser) Mitt Romney cracked a “joke” about President Obama during at a rally for Joni Ernst.  He began by saying, “Now when you’re running for office people tell you, you shouldn’t tell jokes. But I’m not running for office, so I can tell one, National Journal’s Shane Goldmacher reports.

Here’s Romney’s joke:

President Obama went to the bank to cash a check and he didn’t have his ID. And the teller said you’ve got to prove who you are.

He said, “How should I do that?” She said the other day Phil Mickelson came in, he didn’t have his ID but he set up a little cup on the ground, took a golf ball, putted it right into that cup so they knew it was Phil Mickelson. They cashed his check.

And then Andre Agassi came in. And Andre Agassi didn’t have his ID either. He put a little target on the wall, took a tennis ball and racquet– hit it onto that target time. We knew that was Andre Agassi so we cashed his check.

And she said to him, “Is there anything you can do to prove who you are?” And [Obama] said, “I don’t have a clue.”

And she said, “Well, Mr. President, do you want your money in small bills or large bills.”

Sounds like Mitt Romney should stick to his day job. Um, how could I forget, he’s a one-percenter, who can do as he pleases, unlike the 47 percenters he mocked during the 2012 presidential campaign.

Here’s Mitt Romney telling his Obama joke:

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb Mulling 2016 Presidential Bid

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Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb Mulling 2016 Presidential Bid (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Former Virginia senator Jim Webb (D) said he is “seriously” considering a 2016 presidential run. This could pose a problem for Hillary Clinton and her presidential aspirations. He will be a formidable challenger.

During an appearance at the National Press Club, Jim Webb said, “We’ve had a lot of discussions among people I respect and trust about the future of this country, and we’re going to continue to have these discussions over the next two to five months,” ABC News reports.

Webb, 68, said he is looking for a “support base” for a potential campaign. The decorated Marine Corps veteran, who served in the Senate from 2006-2012 and as Secretary of the Navy during the Reagan administration, recently conducted a three-day, 800-mile tour of Iowa, and has plans to visit New Hampshire in October.

Webb, who largely focused on foreign policy and the economy in his speech Tuesday, is seen as an intriguing challenger to presumptive Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

He’s an unabashed economic populist who in the 2007 Democratic State of the Union rebuttal said the health of the economy shouldn’t be measured “with the numbers that come out of Wall Street, but with the living conditions that exist on Main Street.”

“True fairness is not an impossible dream,” Webb said. “Those at the top have continued to separate themselves from the rest of our society.” Source: ABC News

 

 

Wisconsin GOPer Jacob Dorsey Apologizes for “N*ggers” and “F*gs” Tweets

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Wisconsin GOPer Jacob Dorsey Apologizes for “N*ggers” and “F*gs” Tweets

Wisconsin Republican state assembly candidate Jacob Dorsey, 19, is totally sorry for disparaging blacks and gays on social media by referring to them as “n*ggers” and “f*gs, The Gazette reports.  He dropped out of the race after admitting he made offensive comments on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

Here’s more from Talking Points Memo:

In December 2013, Dorsey tweeted “fags need 2 leave my favorite state alone” after a judge decided not to stay the ruling that struck down Utah’s gay marriage ban, according to the NOManiancs blog.

Now, Dorsey admitted that he made other offensive comments on Twitter and YouTube, which were discovered by the NOManiacs blog.

In comments on YouTube videos, he used the words “fags” and “niggers.” In one comment he said “Niggers trash cars. I’m not selling my town car to one…” according to NOManiac’s screenshots, which were also posted on the Janesville Community Facebook page.

Seems to me that Jacob Dorsey is apologizing because he got caught. He isn’t apologizing because his behavior is offensive and plain racist. Get ready, the election cycle is heating up and more venom will be spewed by the haters. Gee, I wonder if failed vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan knows him? Isn’t Janesville in his district?

GA GOPer Fran Millar Upset Early Voting Will Draw Large Number of Black Voters

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GA GOPer Fran Millar Upset Early Voting Will Draw Large Number of Black Voters (Photo credit: GA State Senate)

Georgia state Sen. Fran Millar (R-Dunwoody) is against early voting in DeKalb County because of the high concentration of black voters. And Reince Priebus & Co. would have you think the Republican Party isn’t about voter suppression. Millar is vowing that October 26th will be the last time Sunday voting will be allowed in DeKalb County. One of the polling stations that will be used for early voting will be at the Gallery at South DeKalb, which is located in a predominantly black community.

Here’s more on Fran Millar’s comments [H/T Political Insider]:

How ironic! Michelle Obama comes to town and Chicago politics comes to DeKalb.

For the third time in recent months Governor Deal appointee Interim CEO Lee May has disappointed those of us that hoped he could help bring the county together.

First, he assembles a task force of 15 with no elected Republicans to review various aspects of county government. I called his hand and Representative Jacobs and I were asked to serve on the group. This seems like a good idea since legislation will be required for many changes.

Second, he schedules meetings throughout the county with Tucker being the only north location. Again, I called his hand and several north locations were added with little publicity.

Now we are to have Sunday voting at South DeKalb Mall just prior to the election. Per Jim Galloway of the AJC, this location is dominated by African American shoppers and it is near several large African American mega churches such as New Birth Missionary Baptist. Galloway also points out the Democratic Party thinks this is a wonderful idea – what a surprise. I’m sure Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter are delighted with this blatantly partisan move in DeKalb.

Is it possible church buses will be used to transport people directly to the mall since the poll will open when the mall opens? If this happens, so much for the accepted principle of separation of church and state.

Interim CEO May says this election decision is an administrative matter and he can unilaterally make this decision. I don’t think this is necessarily true and we are investigating if there is any way to stop this action.

This may be another reason to eliminate the CEO position.

I have spoken with Representative Jacobs and we will try to eliminate this election law loophole in January. Galloway summed it up, “Democrats are showing their hand on how they might boost their numbers”. For this to be called a “non-partisan opportunity” by Interim CEO is an insult!

Another first for DeKalb! So much for being inclusive.

Now all that’s left for the black voters of DeKalb County to do is to come out in droves come October 26, so this lunatic can go nuts. I didn’t realize the right to vote was only reserved for whites. In Fran Millar’s rebuttal to a scathing rebuke by DuBose Porter, chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party, he pulled out his DeKalb NAACP award, as a way of saying he’s not against black voter suppression.

UPDATE: 09/09/14 8:20 pm:  The pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Raphael G. Warnock also issued a scathing rebuke of Fran Millar’s vile comments. Here’s an excerpt from Political Insider:

This is not a partisan issue, as Mr. Millar’s statement would suggest. It is certainly not a racial issue. And that he would argue otherwise is shameful and disturbing. Senator Millar’s statement that he would prefer “more educated” voters rather than those who attend “several large African-American mega churches” in DeKalb County is a clear and unabashed echo from our ugly and painful racial past. How does he propose to determine who is more educated? Literacy tests? Grandfather clauses? Poll taxes? We have been there before.

Jason Carter Warns Voters in New Campaign Ad: “We’re Going to Reap What We Sow”

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Jason Carter New Campaign Ad: “We’re Going to Reap What We Sow”

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter  is out with a new campaign video, “Reap,” telling voters “we are going to reap what we sow,” warning about the impending “destruction” of Georgia’s education system, with a message of hope if he’s elected.

Carter has focused on education for much of his campaign. He plans to create a separate education budget that would be protected by lawmakers and also plans to boost education funding significantly with an audit of wasteful spending. He also vowed to go after tax cheats.

Here’s the transcript of Jason Carter’s ad, complete with the campaign’s cites [H/T Political Insider]:

“Over the last five years, you have seen the worst contraction of public education in the history of our state. You have 9,000 fewer teachers. We had 45,000 people leave our technical schools, and they haven’t come back.

This year, there will be fewer HOPE recipients, and I worry that we’re going to reap what we sow from that destruction of our education system. 

When I’m governor, we’ll have a separate budget for education, and we’re going to protect it not just in the good times but all the time.”

Call me cynical, but exactly what will Jason Carter do for the black community on education and jobs? Seems like we haven’t heard much on that front. Nathan Deal hasn’t made it a priority either.

Here’s Jason Carter’s latest campaign video — REAP:

President Obama Plays Politics by Delaying Immigration Action Until After Elections

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President Obama Plays Politics by Delaying Immigration Action Until After Elections

BAD STRATEGY:  President Obama enraged pro-immigration activists with his decision to delay immigration reform until after the November elections. Um, that’s called playing politics — a blatant political move. But will the immigration advocates run to the other side? I scarcely believe the Republican Party is right faction to align with.

What makes this upsetting to many pro-immigration Obama supporters is the fact that he promised to take executive action on immigration before the end of the summer, but had some kind of epiphany and decided to wait until after the November congressional elections. Unnamed White House officials told the New York Times that executive action risked undermining Democrats in the 2014 elections.

Let’s backtrack a bit…

On June 30, President Obama pledged to review recommendations for executive action and “adopt those recommendations without further delay,” but as usual partisan bickering after that pledge led to Congress going on recess without a final bill. So, technically, Congress, as usual, is behind this inaction.

Fast-forward to the present…..

This is yet another broken promise by the president and by the U.S. Congress. Once again, immigration reform has been punted for all the wrong reasons — politics.

Immigration advocacy groups called on President Obama to go it unilaterally, but would that have been in the best interest of those Democrats in tough re-election bids? They want policy over politics. Cristina Jimenez of United We Dream called President Obama’s stunning reversal a “slap in the face of the Latino and immigrant community.” United We Dream said the president “has further cemented his legacy as the #DeporterInChief by delaying the usage of his executive authority to stop the deportation of millions of immigrants.”

Um, Obama just played the Hispanics and he has been playing the black community since Day 1. Yeah, I said it. It’s another broken promise but will that mean these groups won’t support the Democrats in the next presidential election? The alternative certainly is no better.

The fact is, when President Obama had the votes in the House and the Senate, they could have easily passed immigration reform, just like universal healthcare. Cornel West’s head must have just exploded over Obama’s latest move. I’m just saying.

Right wing chorus is loud and shrill…..

House Speaker John Boehner called President Obama’s decision a political move, though he wants him to forego using executive orders altogether. That’s laughable, but why even dignify Boehner’s opposition with a comment?

Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Manager Jesse Benton Resigns Over 2012 Bribery Scandal

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Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Manager Jesse Benton Resigns Over 2012 Bribery Scandal

Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) campaign manager, Jesse Benton, resigned over his alleged role in a 2012 bribery scandal. The Kentucky Herald-Leader reports Benton met with McConnell on Friday afternoon and gave the Senate Minority leader his resignation letter.

Jesse Benton’s resignation is effective Saturday.

The bribery scandal stems from when he was the political director for Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) 2012 presidential campaign and could be a major headache for Mitch McConnell as he faces a tough reelection challenge from Democrat Alison Lundergran Grimes.  Benton said he is innocent and blamed his troubles on “inaccurate press accounts and unsubstantiated media rumors.”

Benton’s resignation comes two days after former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson (R) pleaded guilty to taking $73,000 from Rep. Paul’s campaign in exchange for his endorsement. Sorenson also pleaded guilty to an obstruction charge for lying about his role in the exchange. The guilty plea included two sealed documents that could lead back to Benton.