Skip to comments.Ga. Senate Candidate Veers Left of Crowded GOP Field on Wall Street Reform (liberal Purdue!)
Posted on 03/24/2014 5:39:55 AM PDT by cotton1706
With the Georgia Senate primary for the seat held by retiring GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss roughly two months away, the crowded field of Republican contenders are tripping over each other in an effort to differentiate themselves.
Most observers expect the primary to push candidates to the right on issues as they try to solidify support among the partys conservative base.
But at least one candidate has taken a different route.
On the campaign trail, Georgia businessman David Perdue, who was CEO of Dollar General and whose cousin Sonny Perdue was Governor of Georgia, is talking about of all things working with Democrats.
At a candidate forum earlier this year, Perdue declared that he doesnt intend to repeal the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, something most conservatives have repudiated, if hes elected to the Senate.
Im not going to go up there and tell you Im going to repeal Dodd-Frank, Perdue at the Coweta Republican Partys breakfast in January, according to a YouTube video posted by the organizers. I will tell you Im going to fight to amend it. And to do that, I think I can find some Democratic senators who will join in with logic and be led into a reasonable solution.
Thats the only way out of this box frankly, he added.
At this point in the primary, the three GOP lawmakers who are also running, Rep. Paul Broun, Rep. Jack Kingston and Rep. Phil Gingrey, are on the right on just about every issue.
If anything, they have each tried to emphasize their anti-establishment bona-fides and their commitment to halting a Democratic agenda in Washington.
Unlike Perdue, all three of them have vowed to repeal Dodd-Frank, which has been on the books for nearly four years.
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What about the crook? What’s his name- Ralph Reed?
Well that locks up the liberal vote for Perdue and divides up the conservative vote among the many other contenders. That was Romney’s game and McCain’s.
“Well that locks up the liberal vote for Perdue and divides up the conservative vote among the many other contenders. That was Romneys game and McCains.”
Yup. They know exactly what buttons to press to get their guy the nomination. They scare the people into voting against somebody new, somebody not groomed and “established.”
They work very, very hard to protect their aristocratic body, the US Senate. Because they want to make sure the international treaties get passed and the liberal judges get through! They pick who they want to work with, and the people be damned!
From the AJC
The poll, commissioned by the lefty guerrilla group Better Georgia, has Rep. Paul Broun of Athens at 27 percent in the GOP contest. Rep. Phil Gingrey of Marietta is at 14 percent, Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah is at 13 percent and businessman David Perdue is at 12 percent. Former Secretary of State Karen Handel notches 9 percent in the question, which involved only those who identified themselves as GOP primary voters. About a quarter were undecided.
I remember Karen Handel as the one who joined up with Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and led the organization to stop funding Planned Parenthood because it was a controversial organization involved in abortion.
There was a firestorm with Michael Bloomberg going in front of the cams saying he would replace any money lost, Dianne Feinstein and other liberal politicians raising hell and so on.
Handel left Susan Komen of course and the organization bowed under to reinstate Planned Parenthood funding.
Given that Christopher Dodd and Barney Frank should be doing time for the economic damage they inflicted to this country while in office, giving them the opportunity to ‘fix’ things with a bill named for them is the absolute height of stupidity.
Repeal Dodd-Frank. It is a start, but only a start, to fixing what ails us.
The whole premise of this article is off. Conservatives are not clamoring to repeal Dodd-Frank, corrupt bankers are.
Conservatives note that Dodd-Frank was whitewash that did not address the real causes of the financial crisis or punish those responsible.
isn’t higher on the list.