May 20th, Senate Primaries
Today, May 19th, we get to hear about how horrible these Tea Party “extremists” are. No, that was Karl Rove, and Mitch McConnell, not Harry Reid, oh, I mean it was also Harry Reid. Apparently, these boys play in the same circles. Tomorrow, voters get to decide. And Wednesday, we will get to read such stalwarts of knowledge as the New York Times as they | Read More »
The Rundown on the Georgia Runoff
Most political eyes will be focused on Georgia’s Republican primary on Tuesday. With Mitch McConnell a sure thing for re-election at this point (though see if Bevin can break 40%, which I think he can), Georgia is where the great unknown is. In fact, there are only three things known about Georgia’s elections right now. One, the Democrats are not going to win the state | Read More »
Republican Primary Endorsements in Georgia- Part 2
It is rare when an incumbent Governor finds himself endangered in a primary, but Nathan Deal finds himself in that position. Amidst a swirl of controversy involving campaign finance allegations left over from 2010, Deal may find himself out of politics this year. With the Democrats running the grandson of ex-governor and “president” Jimmy Carter- Jason Carter- name recognition on that side is no problem. | Read More »
Quick Correction to Georgia House Primaries
In the previous article regarding the Georgia US House primary races for the GOP, I inadvertently hit the “publish” button too soon. In the 9th District race, Doug Collins was incorrectly endorsed. In a district rated +30 Republican by Cook and likewise by this writer, a review of the congressional record of Doug Collins indicates that for such a GOP/conservative district, Collins does not meet | Read More »
Georgia Republican Primary Endorsements- Part 1
This is the first of a two-part series on the Republican primary in Georgia. This state is split into a two part treatment because the resignation of Saxby Chambliss has created a domino effect where three sitting congressmen are vying to be the Republican candidate for his seat thus creating three open Republican-held seats in the House out of Georgia in addition to the other | Read More »
David Perdue Sounds Like a Man Who’d Raise Taxes
I told you people he’d go there. You didn’t believe me. But he is a CEO who lives in the private, gated community of a private gated island. They see the world differently. CEO’s make really crappy senators because they feel compelled to cut deals and transcend the rubes of party politics to prove their own statesman like qualities. And David Perdue finally went there | Read More »
My Georgia Picks
People keep asking me to put all these in one place, so here it goes. Below are the candidates I have recommended in Georgia. I have not recommended people in every race. Statewide Governor: Nathan Deal U.S. Senate: Karen Handel School Superintendent: Nancy Jester (alternative: Ashley Bell) Congress US Congress, District 1: John McCallum US Congress, District 10: Jody Hice US Congress, District 11: Barry | Read More »
Jimmy Carter Invites the Money Changers Back to the Temple
And Jimmy entered the temple and invited in all who sold and bought in the temple, and he set up the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of politics,’ but you make it a den of rich contributors.” Going back to the nineties there have | Read More »
GA Senate race: Karen Handel is the only one with cojones
With high profile support from Sarah Palin, and now the American Future Fund, it’s very possible that Handel can accomplish it.
I hope she does.
Of all the candidates, she is the only one to show pure backbone. As my uncle used to say “if the queen had balls, she’d be king,” Karen’s got ’em where the other candidates don’t. Where they’ve got resumes, she’s got scars. Where they have degrees, she has life lessons.
This is not to say that Kingston, Broun, and Gingrey are without merit, but they are more properly in the House, where they can be followers and group-thinkers. In the Senate, which the GOP is expected to take from the Democrats this year, we need pure cojones.
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Who is Lying to @RebeccaKiesslin?
Rebecca Kiessling is a real pro-life warrior. Her mother was raped. Thankfully, Rebecca was not aborted, but adopted. She is an advocate of the personhood amendment and spokeswoman for Personhood USA. I was kind of flattered she would tweet at me, but then became really disturbed that someone is lying to her. She thinks I am helping create a new pro-life group in Georgia that | Read More »
The Georgia Life Alliance
We had hoped to sit back and make it through this weekend, but opponents are attacking us as “the establishment” trying to weaken the pro-life cause. In fact, in an email from a reporter, I was asked about us having a less hard line position than the other organization. I’m talking about the Georgia Life Alliance, of which I am a part and will be | Read More »
Of ‘dadgum minds’ and New York City confabs
Georgia Democrats sure know how to come charging out the gate. Last week the General Assembly said ‘Sine Die’ to the 2014 session, meaning full-fledged campaign season has arrived. The Peach State’s left-wing set rang it in with some muddled messaging, ethical questions, and a trip to New York City to raise some dollars to make Georgia resemble it more. I’m not joking. For starters, | Read More »
Jason Carter, Jimmy Carter’s Grandson, Starts His Gubernatorial Campaign With an Ethics Problem
Democrats in Georgia are having such a hard time finding candidates to run for office, they’ve had to go back to the seventies. They’ve conjured up Jimmy Carter’s grandson Jason and Sam Nunn’s daughter Michelle to be their statewide candidates for Governor and Senator. Jason Carter had intended to make ethics a big issue in his gubernatorial campaign. He might want to rethink that with | Read More »
The Georgia Legislature Should Support Allen Peake’s Medical Marijuana Legislation
Today, the Georgia Legislature meets for its final day. By constitutional mandate, the Georgia Legislature can only meet for 40 days. Any legislation that does not pass today will die. My friend Allen Peake has been pushing legislation this year to legalize possession of a form of medical marijuana. It is not, as in some places, marijuana that is smoked. This is an oil based | Read More »
Wendy Davis Will Cause the Democrats to Divert Resources to Georgia
Georgia is about to get the spoils of the train wreck that is the Wendy Davis campaign. Tuesday night, Democratic voters in Texas signaled they would be aborting Davis’s campaign in November. In the Democratic Primary in Texas in 2014, Wendy Davis somehow managed to get fewer votes than any Democratic gubernatorial nominee since 1998. She got fewer votes than the Democrats’ nominee in 2002, | Read More »