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For Michelle Nunn, What Kind of Week it Has Been
Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2014 | Brandon Howell

Posted on 08/02/2014 6:42:14 AM PDT by Kaslin

Dominating the Senate race headlines this week was a leaked campaign memo from Democratic nominee in Georgia, whom their party establishment has touted as the vehicle to revival in the state for well over a year.

What a memo it was, too, laced with language that’s going to dog her campaign from now through November.

Some real whoppers could be found, including but not limited to – planning to raise more money out of state than in, admitting that a “Peach State Pledge” to reject outside groups pouring money into the race was a fundraising gimmick, and listing her message on Israel as “To Be Determined.”

The caveat of said position, or lack thereof, ensuring a fundraising goal from the Jewish community gets met over the course of the campaign.

It gets worse. A list prioritizing policy lists “rural issues” dead last – nevermind the fact that agriculture is Georgia’s number one industry.

Furthermore, Nunn’s campaign team worries that she’ll be perceived as “too liberal” and unable to connect with rural Georgians, given the reality that she grew up far away from the Middle Georgia stomping grounds of her family’s roots.

What’s drawn the most headlines is the concern expressed regarding Nunn’s time at the helm of Points of Light. The group validated as a charity organization, in turn equaling a $33,000 grant, a group that has ties to Hamas and has been banned from being active in Israel.

Already the first ad hitting many of the above points is on the airwaves, and a poll conducted early in the week shows her trailing Perdue by 9 percentage points.

Chuck Todd stated earlier in the week that “it’s everybody’s worse stereotype of what politicians look like.”

Separately, a key component of a National Journal story noted the memo and mused on the fact that red state Democrats just don’t appear genuine when they say they’re different than those within the national party.

In other words, big trouble for Michelle Nunn.

Perhaps more than any other, the damage done to Nunn’s campaign this week speaks to the broader conundrum confronting red state Democrats nationwide.

In order to win, she and others must convince a lion’s share of folks who did not vote for Obama, disapprove of his policies, and aren’t fans of Harry Reid that they won’t choose them over their constituents when the pressure is applied.

Flying in the face of that effort is a Nunn memo literally listing issue positions as “to be determined” by what can meet a fundraising target within that community. That’s side by side with notes on the importance of connecting with rural Georgians while listing “rural issues” dead last, not to mention noting the need to build a coalition of hunters yet depending on maximum donations from Michael Bloomberg to fill the warchest.

As for the targeted constituency a sportsmen’s coalition would be aimed at – the media.

You’d have to imagine something so similarly brazen exists within the campaign war rooms of Alison Lundergan Grimes, John Walsh, Natalie Tennant, and others.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
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1 posted on 08/02/2014 6:42:14 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

This reminds me of John Kerry goin’ huntin’ during his Pres. bid.


2 posted on 08/02/2014 6:45:29 AM PDT by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: georgia peach

Or Shrillary’s on again/off again southern twang.


3 posted on 08/02/2014 6:48:19 AM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: Kaslin

4 posted on 08/02/2014 6:48:33 AM PDT by Perdogg (I'm on a no Carb diet- NO Christie Ayotte Romney or Bush)
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To: Kaslin

Democrats show their conniving ways when they think no one will see. I really hope America wakes up and throws the bums OUT this November.


5 posted on 08/02/2014 6:48:37 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Kaslin

They really aren’t different, they say whatever they have to say in public to get elected while scheming behind the scenes in private. The most important vote she has will be voting for Harry Reid to run the Obama block in the Senate. Once she turns the power over to him, he decides everything you vote for or don’t vote for so you can say you’ll stand for something conservative but you’ll never advocate for it let alone have to vote for it. If they need your vote you’ll be just like Ben Nelson or Mary Landreau. Another nepotism Senator!


6 posted on 08/02/2014 6:49:04 AM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Kaslin
Her dad arranged for Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps to perform at the U.S. Capitol. I'm in this picture somewhere:

Doesn't mean I like her.

7 posted on 08/02/2014 6:54:42 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Stay In The Fight - Kyle Lamb)
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To: Kaslin

I strenuously object to ALL these would-be political dynasties. Just because your dad was a big time politico doesn’t mean you should or must be one.Of course seeing how easy it is to lie and cheat and graft one’s way to wealth and power does appeal to the children of the privileged.

Sometimes I seriously think there ought be a law prohibiting multiple political officeholders in any family.


8 posted on 08/02/2014 7:00:03 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Kaslin
Leaked memo eh?

Mole or disillusioned Dem???

9 posted on 08/02/2014 7:03:38 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Perdogg

Miss Jane!


10 posted on 08/02/2014 7:05:21 AM PDT by rabidralph
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11 posted on 08/02/2014 7:06:58 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: georgia peach
This reminds me of John Kerry goin’ huntin’ during his Pres. bid.

Where can I get me a day-umm huntin' license, Cletus?


12 posted on 08/02/2014 7:38:10 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Steelers6

Exactly how the scam works.


13 posted on 08/02/2014 7:42:10 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: Kaslin

I have read her bio and she’s never had a real job. She’s had a few fluff positions because he father was a senator but never a real job she got on her own. She basically tried to be a community organizer.


14 posted on 08/02/2014 7:43:33 AM PDT by boycott
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To: boycott

Hmmm that’s a resume similar to Caliph Baraq.
Sounds like she’s aiming too low.
Maybe run for POTUS in 2016?


15 posted on 08/02/2014 7:46:45 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Kaslin

Remember Sam Nunn, he wanted your gun,
For gun control was he;
Now his little girl wants to run,
Does the apple fall far from the tree?

Do her loyalties lie with that Obama guy,
Does she think he’s a real, cool, cat;
Hear every word, hear every lie,
Cause they both vote democrat.

As America dies, based on the lies,
All the liberal talk and rants,
Remember this November to vote them all out,
It may be our very, last chance!


16 posted on 08/02/2014 7:53:57 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: boycott

Michelle Nunn was never going to be a serious contender for Chambliss’ senate seat. It was just a bunch of hype pushed by the pinko commie rage the AJC. GA is still a very red state and that’s not changing anytime soon.


17 posted on 08/02/2014 7:58:07 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Perdogg
GUILTY!

(oops, wrong thread)

18 posted on 08/02/2014 8:06:38 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Michelle Nunn was never going to be a serious contender for Chambliss’ senate seat. It was just a bunch of hype pushed by the pinko commie rage the AJC. GA is still a very red state and that’s not changing anytime soon.

Bingo!

Her November smackdown at the polls will be epic and the AJC will spend months attempting to spin it away...

19 posted on 08/02/2014 8:15:29 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Michelle Nunn was never going to be a serious contender for Chambliss’ senate seat. It was just a bunch of hype pushed by the pinko commie rage the AJC. GA is still a very red state and that’s not changing anytime soon.


Glad to hear that. I know the media was trying to make her more competitive.

Her only qualification for any job she’s ever had is being a senator’s daughter.


20 posted on 08/02/2014 8:17:10 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Kaslin

The main purpose of being a leftists leader is to elevate yourself over others while fooling them into thinking you are helping them.


21 posted on 08/02/2014 8:35:42 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Kaslin

Is Sam able to go out on the stump too? That’s who Georgians really want. Just like the American people have to take HRC to get back their “bill”.


22 posted on 08/02/2014 8:56:46 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Prov1322

If Michelle loses, the media can blame it on the unpopularity in GA of “IN”’s “Little Richard” Lugar.


23 posted on 08/02/2014 8:57:51 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: FrankR

I had forgotten that Sam is a gun-grabber; but I don’t think Georgia people know that either.


24 posted on 08/02/2014 8:58:37 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: hoosierham

The American people like these dynasties though; it makes it easier for them to remember politicians’ names.


25 posted on 08/02/2014 8:59:24 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Kaslin
"Patricians were historically afforded more privileges than plebeians. They were better represented in the Roman assemblies. The Comitia Centuriata, the main legislative body, was divided into 193 voting centuriae (centuries). The first two houses (which consisted largely of patricians) together had 98 centuriae, a number which was enough to obtain a majority, despite the fact that they were fewer in number. That meant that if the patricians acted in concord, they could always determine the result of the voting of the people's assembly. So, although it was not forbidden for plebeians to hold magistracies, the patricians dominated the political scene for centuries.

Nice to see we have not advanced much (politically) since the days of the Roman Republic. Our patrician class is alive and well.

26 posted on 08/02/2014 9:13:36 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Dilbert56
Or Shrillary’s on again/off again southern twang.

Or Barry's on again/off again "Negro dialect" (according to Harry Reid).

27 posted on 08/02/2014 9:18:05 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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