Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed hates Bain! …Except the parts* that are helping *him*.
This Bain thing is getting weird. And by weird I mean “self-immolating for Democrats.” Point: [Atlanta Mayor Kasim] Reed said on NBC’s Sunday political broadcast he was alarmed by the internal Democratic skirmish over whether or not President Barack Obama should attack his GOP rival’s business career, likening the prospect of campaigning without the volley to fighting “with one hand behind his back.” “[F]or Democrats | Read More »
Anti-health care rationing legislators getting packed town halls, too.
Now this should be what worries proponents of health care rationing: citizens showing up in much larger-than-anticipated numbers to complain about an issue – to legislators who agree with them. U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., learned constituents were more engaged than he may have thought. Hundreds turned out in Waycross for a town hall meeting Wednesday on House Resolution 3200, the House bill on reform | Read More »
Mass rape, murder in Georgi… no, wait, one of the ‘victims’ had a gun.
So that becomes One dead, one injured in foiled robbery/rape/murder attempt in Georgia. Via Fausta: College Student Shoots, Kills Home Invader …Bailey said he thought it was the end of his life and the lives of the 10 people inside his apartment for a birthday party after two masked men with guns burst in through a patio door. “They just came in and separated the | Read More »
Now that we’re done with Jim Martin, let me sum him up.
It’d be a lie. Anyway, tell the truth: you saw this… …and then you probably thought this. White & Nerdy Weird Al YankovicUploaded by cramchur Or at least now wish that you had. Moe Lane PS: Oh, don’t scowl, lurkers. As one of my cobloggers noted privately, at least now Martin has everything he needs to lose the Governor’s race in 2010.
Comparing Georgia’s retention rate for the runoff.
Looking at CNN’s numbers, Chambliss had 64%… and Martin had 51%. Yup. That’s one impressive turnout machine that the Democrats have bought for themselves. An impressive turnout machine… as long as you only need it to do one thing. A real shame that Presidents don’t serve two-year terms, isn’t it?
The Georgia Senatorial Runoff Results Open Thread
UPDATE, 9:00 PM: With 68% of the vote in, it’s 61/39 Chambliss/Martin, and I’m going to go back to watching Hellboy 2. But the big question is: did Obama know that he wasn’t going to be able to pull this one off for the Democrats, or did he just not particularly care? Either answer would be interesting for his Party, in the Chinese proverb sense. | Read More »
Some of Gov. Palin’s Georgia speech.
(The CNN video doesn’t work here. Go to the Hot Air link.) Via Hot Air, which also links to a 53/46 Chambliss/Martin split. And she’s certainly still able to draw a crowd, yesno?
McCain’s Statement on Georgia.
STATEMENT BY JOHN MCCAIN ON RUSSIA’S AGGRESSION IN GEORGIA For Immediate Release Contact: Press Office Friday, August 8, 2008 703-650-5550 ARLINGTON, VA — U.S. Senator John McCain issued the following statement regarding the current conflict between Georgia and Russia: “Today, news reports indicate that Russian military forces crossed an internationally-recognized border into the sovereign territory of Georgia. Russia should immediately and unconditionally cease its military | Read More »