The Special Ones in Georgia (Part Two)
The Special Ones, Part 2. Last week I did a column on “The Special Ones” wherein I contended that 5% of you Georgians are special because you passed the moral fitness test to get a GWCL. It’s pretty good to be part of the 5%, right? But did you know that there’s an even more select group? The Georgia Legislature has, over the years, carved | Read More »
Top Fundraiser for Jason Carter (D-GA) Wants Carbon Tax. Calls Opponents to the Idea “Nutcases”.
Jason Carter is the Democrats’ nominee for Governor of Georgia. His top fundraiser flew to Aspen, CO on Tuesday to champion a carbon tax to fight “global warming.” Carter’s fundraiser also called those who oppose destroying the economy to deal with global warming “nutcases.” Do not be surprised. Jason Carter’s top fundraiser also recently called Hamas a legitimate political actor and accused Israel of war | Read More »
Georgia Guns Everywhere?
The Georgia Safe Carry Protection Act (HB60), called “Guns Everywhere” by its detractors, has created a bit of confusion in the general public, so I thought I’d go over some points very briefly that you can tack on your refrigerator as a daily reminder of how safe, or unsafe, Georgia remains after HB60’s passage. I get asked lots of questions: 1. “Does everyone need a weapons | Read More »
The Special Ones in GA (Part One)
Georgia’s Legislature gives special privileges to certain folks when it comes to carrying a weapon. While most of you are ineligible to carry a “weapon” (handgun or knife with blade greater than 5″), some of you have taken the time and trouble to get a Georgia Weapons Carry License at the probate court so that you can carry a handgun outside of your home, business | Read More »
#GAGov: Jason Carter Doesn’t Want to Talk about Gay Marriage
Carter is, of course, the grandson of Jimmy Carter, who was until recently the worst President since WWII. Anyways, he’s running against incumbent Republican Nathan Deal this November, and he apparently really doesn’t want to talk about how he feels about gay marriage. Jim Galloway’s Political Insider blog at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tells us that he recently spoke at a LGBT fundraiser in Atlanta last Thursday organized | Read More »
Ending Spending Uses Michelle Nunn’s Memo for Advertising
Michelle Nunn’s campaign in Georgia is off to a rough general election start with the release of her campaign memo. It gives away the game that she’s a liberal outsider who is going to have to pretend to be a moderate Georgian. Our friends at Ending Spending are first out of the gate with an ad based on that memo.
Michelle Nunn: A Consultant’s Golem Coming for the Jews
A golem is a being of inanimate material magically given anthropomorphic abilities. Back when I was a political consultant I would tell candidates that they were lumps of clay to be molded. In a memo discovered by National Review, Michelle Nunn has all the makings of not being her own woman, but rather being a consultant’s golem. Not only a golem, but one whose organization | Read More »
Michelle Nunn (D-GASen Candidate) Wants Jewish Donors, Gives to Hamas
Eliana Johnson broke news today with the release of a confidential campaign plan from Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn. The campaign plan details the demographic models, special interest groups, donor targets, and the assumption in the campaign plan that Nunn will have a compliant media. This is what Johnson focused on in much of her post. For me, the real news comes in the | Read More »
The Chamber’s Immigration Stance Hurts Their Georgia Pick
All the public and private polling I saw, like this for example, had Jack Kingston ahead of David Perdue. All the buzz privately was Kingston ahead of Perdue. And Kingston lost. I supported him. He’s one of the few candidates I supported in the Georgia runoffs who lost. And I can tell you why Kingston lost. I have evening drive time on the most listened | Read More »
Republican Mike Collins’ Campaign Staff Endorse Democrats Hijacking a Republican Primary
Mike Collins is the son of former Congressman Mac Collins and is trying very hard to grab his dad’s old congressional district. He’s even willing to use Democrats to do it. In the last two weeks, as I’ve previously reported, Democrats have begun receiving absentee ballot applications in the mail encouraging them to vote for Mike Collins. There has been a question about who is | Read More »
Democrats Deploy Their Mississippi Strategy Against Jody Hice in Georgia
The Georgia Republican runoff is less than two weeks away on July 22, 2014. Having successfully swung the Mississippi Senate runoff against the conservative, Democrats in Georgia are coordinating with the GOP establishment to defeat the conservative running in Georgia’s tenth congressional district. Jody Hice, the undisputed conservative in the race to replace Congressman Paul Broun, is . . . well . . . a | Read More »
Will The Real Bob Barr Stand Up?
Two days ago, in response to a question from D. A. King, the president of the Dustin Inman Society, former congressman, Libertarian presidential candidate, and current Republican congressional candidate Bob Barr said he would work to pass federal legislation that mandated the use of E-Verify for all employers nationwide. The survey itself appeared in the Marietta Daily Journal like this: *Q – Given that it | Read More »
Georgia Congressman Tom Graves Embraces His Role as Leadership Judas Goat
A judas goat is a trained goat used by a slaughterhouse to lead other animals to slaughter with its own life being spared. Congressman Tom Graves of Georgia, long a conservative darling in the House of Representatives, has embraced the role of judas goat for the House Republican Leadership. Within twenty-four hours of Eric Cantor’s defeat last Tuesday, two members of Congress called me and | Read More »
Jody Hice for Congress
Mike Collins and Jody Hice are running in the tenth congressional district in Georgia. The tenth district covers an area to the southeast of Atlanta and northeast of Macon. I spoke this past weekend at a fundraiser for Jody Hice. I am supporting Jody and, luckily, the largest part of population in his district lies within my listening audience’s reach in Atlanta. I am happy | Read More »
Bob Corker: Another Reason to Not Support David Perdue
David Perdue, running for the Senate in Georgia, wants to be one of those guys who reaches across the aisle to get things done. He wants to transcend partisan the way all the CEOs who get into politics claim they want to do. David Perdue also likes Bob Corker. In fact, several times Perdue has mentioned has admiration of Bob Corker. Corker is one of | Read More »