Georgia (GOP Club)

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  • Jeb Bush wades into thorny Georgia battles

    03/19/2015 6:47:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made his case to state leaders at the Georgia statehouse Thursday and waded into several thorny policy debates facing legislators as he prepares a likely run for the White House. Bush said he approved of a state push to legalize medical marijuana and gave a tacit endorsement to the Republicans behind a controversial "religious liberty" measure. He also urged lawmakers to embrace school choice legislation and talked with Gov. Nathan Deal about the Georgian's plan to give the state broad new powers to intervene in struggling schools. The likely candidate was in town as part...
  • 8 Desperation Moves from Democrats That Show They'll Be Crushed on Tuesday

    10/31/2014 6:02:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 31, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Friday, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), in an act of pure political desperation, has now labeled her own constituency racist and sexist. “I’ll be very, very honest with you,” Landrieu said. “The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as leader.” The goal: drive out the black vote, the same way President Obama did in 2012. Landrieu then added that the South is “more of a conservative place” and said that women have a problem “presenting ourselves.” The goal: driving out...
  • In Georgia, Democrats’ last hope for preventing GOP takeover is collapsing

    10/29/2014 11:18:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 29, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    The polls this cycle have been cruel to Democrats. A number of surveys have given the president’s party undue hope that they could pull off the impossible on Election Day and retain control of the U.S. Senate. But, like Lucy van Pelt ripping the set football away from a rushing Charlie Brown at the very last minute, Democrats have been robbed of that intoxicating hope just as the buzz was getting good. After abandoning the party’s nominee as determined by the voters, Democrats were thrilled by the prospect that ruby red Kansas might elect a Democrat masquerading as an independent...
  • Scoring On Your Own Goal

    10/28/2014 7:19:48 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies ^ | 10/28/2014 | Steve Berman
    Michelle Nunn has fired her primary weapon: a TV ad running in Georgia featuring Dad, former Senator Sam Nunn.
  • Ted Cruz on Democratic ticket: It’s like ‘That ’70s Show’

    10/26/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Political Insider ^ | October 25, 2014 | Greg Bluestein
    More GOP cavalry arrived in Georgia today as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stumped with David Perdue and Gov. Nathan Deal in Canton, invoking memories of long gas lines and stagflation as he attacked their Democratic rivals. “Here in Georgia, we’ve got on the ballot Jimmy Carter and Sam Nunn,” he said. “It’s like ‘That 70’s Show.'” The Texas firebrand echoed Perdue’s talking points by saying that an election of Michelle Nunn, the Democratic nominee, equals a stamp of approval for President Barack Obama’s agenda. Republicans need a net gain of six Senate seats to take control of the chamber, and...
  • Obama: Hey Georgia, do me a solid and elect Michelle Nunn

    10/23/2014 8:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 23, 2014 | Guy Benson
    After President Obama compounded his ‘every single one of my policies are on the ballot’ assertion by praising vulnerable Congressional Democrats as staunch water-carriers for his agenda, I joked that the only way he could assist Republican ad makers any further would be to call out each Democrat by name. And that’s precisely what he’s now done in Georgia, where Michelle Nunn has been impersonating Gumby to avoid being linked too closely with the unpopular president. Over to you, champ — via America Rising:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) “If Michelle Nunn wins, that means that Democrats keep control of the Senate, and that means...
  • Democratic turnout flyer: ‘If you want to prevent another Ferguson…’

    10/21/2014 6:59:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Political Insider ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jim Galloway and Daniel Malloy
    The Democratic effort to pump up the African-American vote in Georgia just took an interesting turn. A reader has sent us this early-voting turnout mailer sent out by the Georgia Democratic party that focuses on the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Mo. It contains an interesting line that concedes the problem of low interest among black voters: “If we want a better, safer future for our children, it’s up to us to vote for change. The choices may not always be perfect, but the cost of inaction is simply too great.” Here’s a complete look: And...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Newt Gingrich: Obama’s upcoming executive order on amnesty will start a civil war in his own party

    08/05/2014 11:38:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 5, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via RCP, I want to believe it, I almost believe it — but I don’t really believe it. All the makings of a Democratic clusterfark are there. If O legalizes five million workers, plenty of blue-collar Democrats are bound to put two and two together and wonder what that means for their wages. And plenty of Democratic Senate incumbents in red states, like, oh, let’s say Mark Pryor, are going to panic, knowing what could happen if the backlash among conservatives is as ferocious as everyone expects. In fact, as Newt alludes to, both Pryor and North Carolina’s Kay Hagan...
  • Palin Endorsee Barry Loudermilk Wins! (So does Buddy Carter!)

    07/23/2014 1:23:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | July 22, 2014 | Isabel Matos
    Just a simple SHOUT OUT to Barry Loudermilk who won the primary in Georgia tonight. He posted this comment on his timeline just moments ago: A sincere thank you to our wonderful team for your hard work and dedication to the cause. To those who came out to the polls today; thank you for exercising your freedom and fulfilling your duty to vote. US4Palin (Facebook page) reported: Things were not peachy keen for Dr. Bob Johnson. He lost GA-1 getting 46% of the vote as 221 (95%) of the 232 precincts came in Ibatom tonight reported. The winner, Buddy Carter...
  • David Perdue wins Republican Senate nomination

    07/22/2014 10:27:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 22, 2014 | Daniel Malloy
    Businessman David Perdue stunned Georgia’s Republican political establishment Tuesday by capturing the party’s U.S. Senate nomination in his first run for office. The former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General toppled 11-term Rep. Jack Kingston by a narrow margin, setting up a battle of political newcomers with famous kin in the fall. Perdue’s cousin, Sonny, was a two-term governor and Nunn’s father, Sam, was a four-term U.S. Senator....
  • Sarah Palin backs Barry Loudermilk, Bob Johnson in House runoffs (Georgia)

    07/15/2014 12:15:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Sarah Palin visits South Fulton in April to campaign for Karen Handel. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin weighed in via Facebook this morning with a couple of Georgia GOP U.S. House runoff endorsements: former state Sen. Barry Loudermilk of Cassville in the 11th and surgeon Bob Johnson of Savannah in the 1st. It’s another tea party stamp of approval for Loudermilk and Johnson, who have the backing of national groups as well. When Palin backed Karen Handel in the U.S. Senate primary, the Handel campaign reported a surge of donations. Here’s Palin’s full post: Just back from a beautiful weekend...
  • First Karen Handel TV Ad Features Sarah Palin

    04/13/2014 3:17:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Roll Call's At The Races ^ | April 11, 2014 | Emily Cahn
    Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, one of about a half-dozen Republicans running in the Peach State’s open Senate contest, will hit the airwaves Monday with a new ad that prominently features former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. The 30-second ad, which is narrated with audio from the April event where Palin endorsed Handel, will air statewide on cable and broadcast, according to Handel’s campaign. “You know her background, you know her record, the conservative who has walked the walk cutting budgets,” Palin says of Handel in the ad. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Among the other top Republicans in the crowded field are three...
  • Palin Campaigns for Handel in Ga. Senate Race (Perdue knocks Handel's lack of college degree)

    04/03/2014 11:48:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | April 3, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy
    Sarah Palin forcefully defended the only woman fighting for the Republican nomination for Georgia's open Senate seat and hit back Thursday against a rival's apparent dismissal of Karen Handel's high school education. David Perdue, the former Dollar General CEO, said that "there's a high school graduate in this race, OK? I'm sorry but these issues are so much broader, so complex" as he talked about the economy and the federal deficit during a January meeting captured on video....
  • They Wonder Why We Call Them Racist: Republican Gov Opines on Obama’s Birth Certificate (Hurlicious)

    04/14/2013 5:25:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Politicususa ^ | April 13, 2013 | Sarah Jones
    Republicans spend a lot of energy explaining that they are not racists, and if you dare call them a racist based on their racist policies/comments, then they will gleefully accuse you “playing the race card” as if that exempts them from what they are doing. Here to exemplify this right wing cognitive dissonance in action is Georgia’s Republican Governor Nathan Deal, who yesterday made headlines by refusing to condemn “whites only” proms. Here’s a compilation of Nathan Deal quotes: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Ghetto grandmothers: Speaking before the Cherokee County GOP, then congressman and candidate for governor Nathan Deal was fear-mongering about the...
  • Gingrey says he’s open to certain gun control measures (Georgia RINO)

    01/10/2013 10:30:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | January 11, 2013 | Jon Gillooly
    SMYRNA — U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) tackled such sensitive topics as gun reform, abortion and rape during the Smyrna Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce breakfast which took place Thursday at the Smyrna Community Center. Gingrey said he was open to considering certain gun control measures in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school massacre. “There are some problems, and maybe these huge magazines even for someone who says, ‘look, I just use an AR-15 for target practice,’ but do you really need to be standing there shooting at a silhouette a shot a second or even...
  • 7 Secretaries-of-State Criticize Michelle Obama for Claiming Voter Suppression Occurred in 2012

    12/15/2012 11:41:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | December 14, 2012 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Seven Secretaries of State have released a statement criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama for her false claim that Republicans engaged in voter suppression in the November election: “Unfortunately the First Lady’s comments continue the baseless attacks that have been made upon those leaders who are simply taking reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of elections. This past election speaks for itself. In Arizona, a state that has a photo ID requirement, Hispanic voter turnout was the highest in the state’s history. In Georgia, African American turnout has remained high in each election after the state adopted its photo...
  • GOP Redistricting its Own Candidates

    11/20/2012 8:04:30 AM PST · by Scooter100 · 35 replies
    The biggest enemy of conservatism is the Republican Party itself. Get out the TEApots, let's have a Party!!
  • Sheer hypocrisy of the left: Iraq War under bush VS. Benghazi scandal

    10/14/2012 6:37:23 AM PDT · by Milagros · 13 replies
    On NBC, DEM Rep. --former . Gov Jennifer Granholm (D-MI)-- again repeated VP Biden's line that that was the info we got from the intel, at the time of the attack, and that it was the REP. that cut the defense, thus(as a result) it affected (somehow) the security around the embassy... My question is, why is it that liberals can not stop hammering us on Iraq and refuse to take the truthful answer that we all thought that Saddam Hussein had WMD according to our intel at the time? -- BTW The DEM Mayor Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta) kept spinning...
  • Georgia Democrat John Lewis says segregation will return if Romney wins

    09/07/2012 9:46:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 7, 2012 | Christopher Collins
    Yesterday, Georgia Democrat Congressman John Lewis of Georgia’s 5th District used the race card tactic with his speech at the Democratic National Convention in pressing points that if Romney wins in November, surely the GOP and Romney will send African-Americans back to the days of segregation. After three minutes of telling the story of the days of segregation when he and other Africans-Americans were forcibly denied access to restaurants, public transportation and the ballot box, Lewis asked, “Brothers and sisters, do you want to go back? The democratic audience shouted no. After continuing using race as a reference in relation...
  • Ron Paul and Tea Party supporters rally before Republican National Convention

    08/27/2012 4:01:52 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 63 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2012-08-27 | Patton@Bastogne
    . NBC News : Free Republic's Patton@Bastogne calls-out Myth Romney as a "Pathelogical Political Liar" at the Tampa 2012 GOP Convention ... Patton@Bastogne calls-out Myth Romney as a "Pathelogical Political Liar" in Tampa ...(click) Internet Link: .
  • Zell Miller endorses Collins in congressional race (Georgia alert)

    06/16/2012 4:54:41 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    The Athens Banner Herald ^ | June 12, 2012 | Blake Aued
    Former Gov. Zell Miller and House Speaker David Ralston are among 30 elected officials who have endorsed Doug Collins for Congress, the Collins campaign announced Monday. Miller, 80, has mostly stayed out of the political limelight since serving a partial term in the U.S. Senate that ended in 2004. The Young Harris native and Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, both live in the 9th District Collins is running to represent. State Rep. Doug McKillip, R-Athens, also endorsed Collins, a Gainesville Republican who served in the state legislature. Collins cosponsored McKillip’s bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Others who endorsed Collins include...
  • Georgia Representative Lee Anderson: Political Smoke and Mirrors? You Decide

    03/28/2012 9:44:39 PM PDT · by Billlknowles · 2 replies
    WeArePolitics ^ | 3/27/2012 | Bill Knowles
    In the Republican Primary for Georgia’s 12th Congressional District Lee Anderson has demonstrated he is very different from his three Republican opponents Rick W. Allen, Wright McLeod, and Maria Sheffield. And not in a good way. Lee Anderson has, in effect, made the primary a three person race for conservatives based on four instances where he demonstrated a negative approach to the campaign which disqualifies him from serious consideration. 1: Walking Away from Ethics Lee Anderson attended the press conference held by the Ethics Alliance, made up of various organizations concerned about the state of ethics under the Gold Dome,...
  • Newt Gingrich 11Alive Interview: On politics, immigration and compromise

    03/02/2012 7:44:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WIZ-TV | March 2, 2012 | Doug Richards
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  • Poll: Romney Slips in Michigan. (Milt 31%, Newt 26%)

    01/30/2012 1:15:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2012 | Janet Adamy
    Mitt Romney, once seen as a sure bet to win the Michigan Republican presidential primary, now appears locked in a surprisingly tight race with challenger Newt Gingrich. Michigan is home turf for the former Massachusetts governor. His late father, George Romney, was a popular governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969, and the younger Romney grew up in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills. But with the state’s primary approaching on Feb. 28, Mr. Romney’s lead remains small, given his home-court advantage. A poll released last week by the Detroit Free Press/WXYZ-TV found that 31% of likely voters supported Mr....
  • Here we go Again

    A constitutional expert offers information on Obama case

    01/29/2012 10:56:09 PM PST · by PrayAndVoteConservesInLibsOut · 15 replies
    The National Patriot ^ | on January 26, 2012 at 2:09 pm | By Craig Andresen
    For the first time, this morning in Georgia, the question of Obama’s eligibility to serve, became official. No longer the stuff of speculation, no longer dismissible by liberals as something which will never be heard in court, Obama’s eligibility became a matter of an official court record.
  • Newt's Contagious Swagger

    01/21/2012 5:22:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | January 21, 2012 | Artemio Muniz
    Newt Gingrich now has that intangible that unfortunately our Republicans have been missing, except for Sarah Palin. It is called swagger. I am talking about the Contract with America creating, welfare reforming, budget balancing, race card killing, CNN bashing, Obama debate challenging swagger. More than confidence, it's pure belief and trust in his own ability to carry out the conservative cause while winning hearts and minds. Public arena winning, back room brawling, media manhandling, Newt is a seasoned, battle tested statesman who has finally found his rhythm. It is very contagious to witness a confident conservative who can articulate our...
  • Sen. DeMint Not Ready to Endorse Romney (Author thinks he will endorse Ron Paul!)

    01/18/2012 7:45:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | January 18, 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II
    In a recent article published by The Daily Beast, its Washington bureau chief, Howard Kurtz, reasoned that if “moderate” Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination for President, he’ll need to choose a running mate with the conservative bona fides to balance the ticket. While the notion that Mitt Romney is "on the verge of sewing up the Republican nomination" is still just a neo-con fantasy (especially in light of Ron Paul’s surging poll numbers and his respectable showing in Iowa and New Hampshire), pundits and soi disant opinion makers have suggested that the former Governor of Massachusetts choose a VP...
  • Beverly LaHaye Endorses Newt Gingrich for President

    01/16/2012 11:32:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 16, 2012
    ATLANTA - Beverly LaHaye has endorsed Newt Gingrich for president and will be joining Gingrich Faith Leaders Coalition as a national co-chairwoman, along with her husband, Pastor Tim LaHaye, who joined last week. “It appears it will be between two front-runners, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. I have worked along beside Speaker Gingrich and know he has a history of being a strong conservative,” LaHaye said. “I have chosen to back him because he supports the key issues and values that I consider most important....
  • Romney's top donor: Goldman Sachs, Ron Paul's top donor: US Army

    01/02/2012 10:06:05 AM PST · by packback · 75 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 1.2.12 | Andy Booker
    Mitt Romney's top ten is made up of Goldman Sachs, followed by Credit Suisse (Switzerland), Morgan Stanley, Barclays (UK), Bank of America and JP Morgan. In contrast Romney's co-frontrunner in Iowa, Ron Paul, has a top three donor list made up of the US Army, US Navy and US Airforce.
  • Why Conservatives Can’t Fix Poverty: Gingrich’s new idea offers a stark reminder (Barf Alert)

    12/14/2011 10:27:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    In These Times ^ | December 11, 2011 | James Thindwa
    Newt Gingrich’s recent utterances about poor children–they “have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works”–reflect not only the inability of conservatives to talk seriously about poverty, but a mean-spiritedness that, unfortunately, largely eludes public scrutiny. Apparently, Gingrich and the approving Iowa crowd have never heard of “the working poor”–folks stuck in low-wage jobs (often more than one), but still unable to escape poverty. Based on the crowd’s reaction, Gingrich’s November 28 speech achieved a key objective. Conservatives enjoy being told that poverty is caused by the bad behavior of its victims, a belief famously reaffirmed by...
  • Georgia Tea Parties' Police Targets GOP

    12/13/2011 5:38:55 AM PST · by Billlknowles · 44 replies
    WeArePolitics ^ | 12/13/2011 | Charles Jackson
    A few years ago, I was an early, enthusiastic supporter of the Tea Party movement. Its essential belief in limited government and individual freedom form the core of conservative principles. The group's message of low taxes, deficit reduction and fidelity to the Constitution resonated with me. However, my Tea Partying days are over. The shot gun wedding between the Tea Party and the Republican Party after the 2010 midterm election has been consummated. It definitely wasn't a match made in heaven. Unelected Tea Party police chieftains are calling the shots. They demand acquiescence to their agenda and intimidate Republican officeholders...
  • Georgia AG Sam Olens Calls US Representative Hank Johnson 'Embarrassing To All Georgians'

    12/09/2011 5:53:35 AM PST · by Billlknowles · 14 replies
    WeArePolitics ^ | 12/09/2011 | Bill Knowles
    In a classic understatement, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens sent out a Facebook message this morning calling the performance of United States Representative Hank "Guam Is Tipping Over!" Johnson at yesterdays' 'Fast and Furious' hearings 'embarrassing to all Georgians'. Quoting Olens, "Rep. Hank Johnson's performance at AG Holder's hearing was embarrassing to all Georgians."
  • For Herman Cain: His Run Was Net Plus For His Brand (Actually a RINO anti-Palin hit job)

    12/04/2011 2:09:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | December 4, 2011 | Joe Gandelman, editor-in-chief
    I agree with those who say that, in the end, Herman Cainz has helped his brand: he’ll probably sell more books, get higher speaking fees and most likely wind up with a national radio talk show or a big fat contract at Fox News, perhaps if Roger Ailesz finally boots out the political star who disappointed and frustrated him, Sarah Palinz, when her contract is up: Rob Frankel, author of “Revenge of Brand X,” said the harassment allegations will “go away” and leave Cain with a valuable personal brand. Cain left the Republican presidential race Saturday in the wake of...
  • Georgia Redistricting

    11/21/2011 2:01:00 PM PST · by The Georgia Conservative · 5 replies ^ | September 7, 2011 | Cecil Staton
    In 2001, the Democratic Party in Georgia barely clung to power. The state, at that time, was moving ever closer toward a Republican majority. When the Democrats began the redistricting process, they knew the only way they could attempt to retain power was to gerrymander the districts in such a way that Republicans would have a difficult time getting elected to office. Well, it didn’t work. After weeks of work during a special session – a session where secret maps were drawn and unreleased until well into the process – the new districts looked outrageous. Lawsuits followed and the process...
  • Cain could cause Obama sleepless nights

    11/03/2011 10:52:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Alexandria Echo Press ^ | November 4, 2011 | Dennis Dalman
    Herman Cain said that if he becomes president, he will bring "humor" to the White House. Yes, I believe he would. Every time I hear Cain's voice coming from the living-room TV, I drop what I'm doing and rush into the room to watch him and listen to him. No, don't worry, dear friends, I'm not morphing into a Republican. However, here, in the person of Herman Cain, is a right-wing Republican I actually like, believe it or not. Now, mind you, I don't agree with hardly a thing he says; I would never vote for him. And yet I...
  • Occupy Wall Street: Ron Paul versus Herman Cain

    10/19/2011 11:00:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | October 19, 2011 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Last night’s CNN Republican presidential debate generated some new heat, but very little light on the issues conservatives and Tea Partiers really care about – the one exception being, and perhaps the most interesting exchange of the evening, was the discussion of the Occupy Wall Street protests between Congressman Ron Paul and businessman and former Federal Reserve Board Member Herman Cain. CNN’s liberal commentator Anderson Cooper posed to Herman Cain a question he received from Twitter, "How do you explain the Occupy Wall Street movement happening across the country? And how does it relate with your message?" Cain reiterated a...
  • Could Cain Have Palin Effect?

    10/03/2011 1:25:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Georgia Public Broadcasting News ^ | October 3, 2011 | Jeanne Bonner
    Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain is gaining visibility. His surprise Florida straw poll win last month shows he’s still in the game. And he may have a role to play whether he gets the GOP presidential nomination or not. To be sure, there’s much going against Herman Cain’s presidential campaign. The former pizza chain mogul has never held political office. And he has few staffers in states such as Iowa and New Hampshire where the first primary elections occur. But as an African-American conservative in a race that includes the country’s first black President, he may have outsized influence. Emory...
  • Update: Only 92% of Newt Gingrich's Twitter Followers Are Fake

    08/02/2011 1:16:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    TPM ^ | August 2, 2011 | John Cook
    Yesterday, we published an item based on a former Newt Gingrich staffer's claim that Gingrich assembled his 1.3 million Twitter followers--a number that he's taken to bragging about--in part by buying fake Twitter followers. A lot of people did not think that was true! But today social networking search firm PeekYou announced that it had crunched the data and come to the conclusion that roughly 106,055 of Gingrich's million-plus followers are real people. The rest are fakes. Our source yesterday told us that about "80 percent of [Newt's followers] are inactive or are dummy accounts created by various 'follow agencies'"...
  • Most of Newt Gingrich's Twitter Followers Are Fake, Report Suggests

    08/01/2011 6:45:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    WHBQ-TV ^ | August 1, 2011
    <p>ATLANTA, Ga. -- Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has boasted about his 1.3 million-strong following on Twitter, but a report out Monday suggested a majority of his virtual flock is fake.</p> <p>"I have six times as many Twitter followers as all the other candidates combined," Gingrich told the Marietta Daily Journal in an interview published Sunday. He was discussing a Politico report that chalked up the former House Speaker's Twitter success -- he has more than twice as many followers as the social media-savvy Sarah Palin -- to his "personal touch" since he "tweets and manages his Twitter feed himself."</p>
  • Time Sensitive, Personal Invitation for Thur, Jun 30, 7 pm. Kennesaw, GA.

    06/29/2011 10:13:02 AM PDT · by RobaWho · 4 replies
    Georgia Organize4Palin ^ | June 29, 2011 | Rob Cunningham
    For all Georgia State leaders, business owners and local professionals, your attendance AND participation in generating maximum awareness of the Georgia screening of "The UNDEFEATED" movie is urgently requested. Please help spread the awareness of this VIP, invitation-only event with all Georgia leaders that meet the following criteria: 1 - They have a general predisposition of support for the conservative, common sense, practical solutions held by Gov. Palin. 2 - They're a person of influence within their community (business, church, media, government, sports, arts, education). 3 - They're a person willing to share their thoughts and opinions on this epic...
  • Cynthia McKinney Blasts Obama On Libyan TV

    05/25/2011 7:52:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | May 24, 2011 | Casey Gane-McCalla, Lead Blogger
    LIBYA-Former Georgia congresswoman and Green Party presidential nominee, Cynthia McKinney blasted President Barack Obama for his involvement in the bombing of Libya and his economic policies on a pro-Khaddafi television station. CNN reports: “I want to say categorically and very clearly that these policies of war … are not what the people of the United States stand for and it’s not what African-Americans stand for,” she told state TV. “Under the economic policies of the Obama administration, those who have the least are losing the most. And those who have the most are getting even more,” she said. “The situation...
  • Chameleon: The long-buried liberal history of Newt Gingrich

    03/02/2011 10:01:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 3, 2011 | Ed Kilgore
    After many feints in this direction dating back to 1996, Newt Gingrich seems to be finally preparing a run for president. Generally, he is not being taken as seriously as potential candidates like Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee—or even D.C. insider heartthrobs such as Haley Barbour, Mitch Daniels, and Chris Christie. I agree with this assessment of Gingrich’s potential, to an extent; he’s the opposite of a fresh new face, and the guy’s baggage rivals Charlie Sheen’s. Yet having carefully watched Gingrich up close since he was a Rockefeller Republican in the 1970s, I also know that he...
  • Barbour: 'I'm crazy about Newt'

    03/02/2011 9:39:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 2, 2011 | Kasie Hunt
    Haley Barbour is all about Newt Gingrich Continue Reading "I'm crazy about Newt," Barbour told reporters after a breakfast at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce after he was asked about Gingrich's likely presidential announcement. "We've been friends for a very long time." Gingrich is considering a presidential run and has been the focus of intense speculation this week after it was reported that he planned to announce the formation of an exploratory committee on Thursday. His spokesman, Rick Tyler, issued a strong statement Tuesday night insisting Gingrich would not use his Thursday trip to Georgia to make a presidential announcement.....
  • Newt Gingrich: Obama Could Be Impeached Over Gay Marriage Reversal (Plus 1st gay WH social sec'y)

    02/25/2011 5:17:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    US News & World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | February 25, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who plans within two weeks to announce if he will run for president, said today that if President Obama doesn't change his mind and order his Justice Department to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, Republicans in Congress should strike back and even consider impeachment proceedings. "I believe the House Republicans next week should pass a resolution instructing the president to enforce the law and to obey his own constitutional oath, and they should say if he fails to do so that they will zero out [defund] the office of attorney general and take other...
  • Sarah Palin Despises Newt Gingrich (If they're trying to make me like her more, it's working!)

    02/22/2011 9:22:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 22, 2011
    There are a lot of interesting tidbits to be found in the tell-all penned by Frank Bailey, an aide to Sarah Palin while she was governor of Alaska, which draws on Bailey's firsthand experiences and Palin's own e-mails. Much of it confirms what we already know about Palin — namely, that she's obsessed with her portrayal in the media, with gossip about her family, and with slights from her enemies. But of all the book's revelations, one that might actually be relevant/entertaining going forward, if Palin runs for president, is the nasty e-mail she wrote about Newt Gingrich. Here's what...
  • Rep. Broun to Obama: 'You believe in socialism'

    01/25/2011 9:29:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 25, 2011 | Jordan Fabian
    GOP Rep. Paul Broun (Ga.) rebuked President Obama using perhaps the sharpest language among his Republican colleagues following the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Broun took to Twitter during the address, accusing the president of believing in socialism. Obama touched on several economic themes during his address, emphasizing the need for the U.S. to be competitive in the global marketplace. "Mr. President, you don't believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism," the tweet reads. Remarks like Broun's have come under the microscope recently due to the increased emphasis on civility following the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords...
  • Updated: Two black Democrats bolt party for GOP

    12/11/2010 12:15:29 PM PST · by · 25 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 9, 2010 | Aaron Gould Sheinin
    Two African-American Democrats on Thursday announced that they were joining the Republican Party.
  • District by district - Georgia - 08 Rep. Marshall down by 13 points

    10/27/2010 6:54:21 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/27/2010 | The Hill Staff
    Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.) is down 13 points, 37 percent to 50, against Republican Austin Scott, with 10 percent of likely voters undecided, according to The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll. Ironically, voters give the four-term lawmaker high marks: Forty-five percent rated him favorably, compared to the 40 percent who rated him unfavorably. Scott had higher ratings, however, with 50 percent giving him favorable marks compared to 19 percent who didn’t. Marshall is a conservative Blue Dog who’s indicated he won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for Speaker next Congress. In an ad for Marshall, an announcer notes: “Jim Marshall...