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  • Tea Party, Teachers Unite vs. Georgia’s GOP Gov. Nathan “Real” Deal

    04/18/2014 9:32:09 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 3 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | April 19, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    Next thing you know, cats and dogs might start sleeping together. In today’s brave new world, teacher responsibilities seemingly grow by the hour. With classroom responsibilities that now include nutrition, character development, parenting, sex education and family counseling, the very last thing teachers need is ignorant, anti-scholarship, disrespectful politicians stripping them of their ability to exercise their professional judgement. Teachers, just as other performing artists, need certain freedoms to create, improvise and respond to the needs of students, just as musicians need flexibility to play to their unique audiences. Teacher union’s have long argued that a smaller class sizes offers...
  • POLICE MEET GEORGIA PARENTS OUTSIDE SCHOOL FOR OPTING CHILDREN OUT OF STATE TEST

    04/17/2014 2:00:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by DR. SUSAN BERRY
    On Wednesday Tracy and Mary Finney of Marietta, Georgia were met by a police officer outside their children’s public school and informed they were trespassing on school property because they opposed the school’s process of testing all children. The Finneys, whose children attend West Side Elementary School, had decided to opt their children out of Georgia’s state test, the CRCT. ~~~snip~~~~ Meg Norris, an organizer of United Opt-Out Georgia, told Breitbart News she is “shocked” at how the mandates to test children are being enforced in Georgia. “It’s happening in schools all over Georgia,” Norris said. “Even children who are...
  • Hank Aaron Flooded With Racist Hate Mail After GOP Attack

    04/16/2014 7:54:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Drew McKenzie
    The offices of the Atlanta Braves have been flooded with racist letters, emails, and phone calls attacking Hall of Famer Hank Aaron after his interview comparing the way Republicans treat President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan. USA Today writer Bob Nightengale said the "sheer racism" of the attack against Aaron was similar to the racist onslaught that the African-American star faced in 1974 when he broke Babe Ruth's home-run record. Nightengale noted that the new hate mail messages came as baseball was celebrating Jackie Robinson Day, April 15, on Tuesday. One bigoted writer named Edward wrote an email...
  • Barrow raises $290K, has $1.4M in bank

    04/15/2014 8:32:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | Cameron Joseph
    Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.) brought in $290,000 during the first fundraising quarter and has more than $1.4 million in the bank as he fights to hold onto his House seat. Barrow, the only white Democratic congressman left in the Deep South, has more than $400,000 more in the bank than he did at this point in 2012
  • Allen West Calls Trayvon Martin Shooting an ‘Outrage’ and Endorses Federal Investigation

    03/22/2012 9:03:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 464 replies · 10+ views
    The Blaze ^ | March 22, 2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Ever since his CPAC Keynote Address in 2010, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has been one of the gold standards of modern American political conservatism. He has also been widely hailed as a political model for conservative African American politicians. And now, following recent revelations surrounding the highly suspicious shooting of Trayvon Martin, Rep. West has joined a growing bipartisan consensus calling for the case to be reopened, possibly even with Federal assistance. West’s statement, put out today by Talking Points Memo, resonates with controlled fury (emphasis added): itself in Sanford, Florida involving the shooting of 17-year-old Treyvon Martin. First of...
  • Georgia on My Mind (Political Tsunami Brewing)

    04/14/2014 7:17:45 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 11 replies
    About Common Core ^ | April 14, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    In 2 minutes, this video message (linked) explains why Karl Rove, "elite" GOP, the RNC and the RGA, are nervous as chickens in a poultry factory. Common Core outrage is uniting Teachers and Tea Partiers, Progressives and Patriots, Atheists and Believers. ALL parents 1) love their kids 2) hate high stress, robotic testing 3) are revolting over data collection and privacy invasions and 4) once awakened, see that corporate profiteering off students and teachers has taken priority over learning. We are "taking it to the streets", sharing this truth with every non-GOP, non-Conservative, non-traditional primary voter in Georgia. Our outreach...
  • Augusta blanketed with anti-Obama art for the Masters

    04/12/2014 11:10:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-12-2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Greeting the rich and connected as they take in the Masters Golf tournament in Augusta, GA is a plethora of anti-Obama art. Breitbart features one photo, but thanks to an anonymous source, we have access to over 30 views of the extent of the campaign. Here is a sample:
  • Jimmy Carter: U.S. Shouldn’t Bomb Iran Even If They Get a Nuclear Weapon

    04/10/2014 12:20:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 9, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    Chris Matthews for an interview on Hardball Wednesday and made some news by saying he does not think the United States should bomb Iran even if they were to succeed in building an operational nuclear weapon. This statement differs not only from recent comments made by former Vice President Dick Cheney but also from the stated position of President Barack Obama. “I never have felt that Israel had a capability militarily to go 1,200 miles or more and bomb Iran effectively and then return back to Israel,” said of Cheney’s suggestion that Israel could attack Iran unilaterally. “The only country...
  • Union threatens retribution for House Dems opposing Keystone

    04/11/2014 5:16:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    A top building trades union is launching a midterm-election assault on House Democrats who oppose construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. A letter distributed Friday by the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) to the districts of 27 House Democrats calls for union members to make sure their representative "feels the power and the fury of LIUNA this November." Their crime: signing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry last month urging him to reject Keystone, which would carry oil sands from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
  • Atlanta Braves accidentally set fire to American flag

    04/10/2014 2:36:35 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 17 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 04-09-2014 | Houston Mitchell
    As a scheduled part of their home opener, the Atlanta Braves set off fireworks before their game against the New York Mets on Tuesday. As an unscheduled part of their home opener, the fireworks set fire to the American flag that flies above the Braves Vision video screen in center field. "It happened because of new pyrotechnics," Braves spokesperson Beth Marshall said. "For the first time, they put pyrotechnics on Braves Vision. One of the pyrotechnics flew at the flag and lit it on fire." Marshall added that the material of the flag is flame retardant, so it went out...
  • The Color of Georgia

    04/10/2014 4:35:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My father, Newt Gingrich, ran for congress in rural, west, middle Georgia in 1974. At the time, Georgia was dominated by the Democratic Party, there were few Republicans in the state and Watergate was in full swing. Somehow, against this headwind, he managed to garner 49 percent of the vote. He never stopped running, waking up the day after the election to shake hands at the Ford Factory as their shift changed. In spring of 1976, when former Georgia Jimmy Carter swung ahead in the Democratic Presidential Primary polls, my father knew that this would make his race tight. Working...
  • The Color of Georgia

    04/10/2014 4:28:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My father, Newt Gingrich, ran for congress in rural, west, middle Georgia in 1974. At the time, Georgia was dominated by the Democratic Party, there were few Republicans in the state and Watergate was in full swing. Somehow, against this headwind, he managed to garner 49 percent of the vote. He never stopped running, waking up the day after the election to shake hands at the Ford Factory as their shift changed. In spring of 1976, when former Georgia Jimmy Carter swung ahead in the Democratic Presidential Primary polls, my father knew that this would make his race tight. Working...
  • Hank Aaron Compares Republicans That Oppose Obama To KKK

    04/09/2014 10:32:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 108 replies
    Atlanta CBS ^ | 4/9/14
    ...Hank Aaron compared Republicans that oppose President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan.... “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated,” Aaron told USA Today Sports. Aaron continued: “The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”
  • Health Plan Premiums Are Skyrocketing According To New Survey Of 148 Insurance Brokers,

    04/09/2014 6:27:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7 Apr 14 | Dr. Scott Gottlieb
    Health Plan Premiums Are Skyrocketing According To New Survey Of 148 Insurance Brokers, With Delaware Up 100%, California 53%, Florida 37%, Pennsylvania 28%13 Health insurance premiums are showing the sharpest increases perhaps ever according to a survey of brokers who sell coverage in the individual and small group market. Morgan Stanley’s healthcare analysts conducted the proprietary survey of 148 brokers. The April survey shows the largest acceleration in small and individual group rates in any of the 12 prior quarterly periods when it has been conducted. The average increases are in excess of 11% in the small group market and...
  • Ron Paul supporters threaten Atlanta family with rape, death

    01/15/2012 1:27:57 AM PST · by Mozilla · 91 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Jan. 14, 2012 | Joe Newby , Spokane Conservative Examiner
    Jere Brower, his wife Clara, and his 4-year-old daughter Ana, have a very good reason to believe Texas Congressman Ron Paul when he said people view his supporters as "dangerous." The 38-year-old Atlanta man and his family have been targeted by militant Ron Paul supporters, one of whom threatened to "kneecap" him, then rape his wife and young daughter. Mr. Brower said he has also received death threats from supporters of Ron Paul. The trouble started when Brower and some of his Facebook friends decided to have a laugh over Ron Paul's ties to racist and anti-semitic groups. He wrote...
  • Georgia Mayor’s Response to Mayors Against Illegal Guns is PRICELESS

    04/07/2014 6:13:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    gunssaveslives.net ^ | 4/7/2014 | Dan Cannon
    According to a local report, the mayor of Forest Park, GA, David Lockhart, received a communication from Mayors Against Illegal Guns asking him to join their organization.
  • For Dems, a problem with seniors

    04/06/2014 3:44:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/06/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrats are facing a senior problem that could get even worse this year. The party has traditionally had trouble with older voters, losing the group aged 65 and over by 21 points in 2010 — when Republicans picked up 63 seats — and by 12 points in the 2012 presidential race. Seniors are the GOP’s most reliable voting bloc in midterm years, turning out in higher numbers than Democratic base voters. A recent Gallup poll showed seniors have become even more Republican over the last two decades; in 2013, 48 percent considered themselves Republican. That spells trouble for Democrats, who...
  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker Suggests People with Southern Accents Not 'Smart' or 'Sophisticated'

    04/06/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2014, 9:11 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    After NBC's "Meet The Press" host David Gregory ran an anti-ObamaCare ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor from Arkansas featuring a couple with a southern accents questioning the confusing nature of the Affordable Care Act, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker objected to Americans for Prosperity using people with southern accents in political ads running in Arkansas: "I think you could find someone who doesn't have a southern accent who is confused by this act," Parker said. "We always seem to find the character who seems a little countrified, who can't just fathom this. You know there there are plenty of smart...
  • Chick-fil-A Takes KFC's Chicken Crown Even With Fewer Stores and Closing on Sundays

    04/04/2014 10:45:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Despite having fewer stores, which are also closed on Sundays so employees can spend time with their families and attend church, Chick-fil-A has taken KFC's crown as the leader in the U.S. chicken fast-food industry. A Yahoo! Finance report noted that YUM! Brands, which owns KFC, removed the phrase from the company's latest annual report that once described KFC as "the leader in the U.S. chicken [quick-service restaurant] segment." That title, says food industry researcher Technomic, now belongs to the worshipful Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A because its locations do more business than KFC restaurants, according to The Associated Press. While KFC still...
  • COME AGAIN: Liberal Radio Host to NRA Board Member, ‘I Will Shoot You’

    03/31/2014 4:26:39 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    News Busters ^ | 3/30/14 | Jack Coleman
    Never thought I'd admit this, but maybe liberals are right when it comes to guns -- perhaps more has to be done to keep firearms from people who are unbalanced. I wondered about this after listening to libtalker Mike Malloy's radio show Tuesday in which he railed against Georgia's Safe Carry Protection Act, which would allow licensed gun owners to bring concealed carry weapons to schools, bars, churches, airports and government offices. The legislation, derided by opponents as the "guns everywhere" law, has been approved by state lawmakers and awaits the governor's signature. (Audio after the jump) It didn't take...
  • ‘Imperial Presidency’ Becomes Republicans’ Rallying Slogan

    03/31/2014 11:01:12 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 31, 2014 | ASHLEY PARKER
    COLUMBUS, Ga. — Republicans, poised for strong gains in the midterm elections, are offering starkly conflicting messages about President Obama to rally their voters. In one moment, they say the president is feckless and weak. But in the next, they say Mr. Obama is presiding over an “imperial presidency” that is exercising power that verges on dictatorial. So far, they are succeeding in having it both ways. Representative Paul Broun, Republican of Georgia, who has criticized Mr. Obama for “leading from behind” on foreign policy, stood before a gathering of Republican women here recently, his voice loud and deliberate, as...
  • Georgia high court disbars former Congresswoman Majette

    03/29/2014 8:29:55 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 34 replies
    AJC ^ | March 28, 2014 | Rhonda Cook
    The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred former Georgia Congresswoman Denise Majette, finding she overbilled clients and misled the court about how much she was owed in fees. *** DeKalb County voters elected Majette to Congress in 2002 after she defeated then-Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney in the Democratic primary. She resigned after one term to run for the U.S. Senate and lost to Republican Johnny Isakson in the general election in 2004. In 2008, she sought office again but lost her bid to unseat state School Superintendent Kathy Cox.
  • Georgia Catholic organizations win permanent exclusion from Obamacare birth control mandate

    03/28/2014 10:01:03 PM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:49 EST | by Kirsten Andersen
    ATLANTA, GA, March 28, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge has blocked the Obama administration from enforcing its controversial contraception mandate against Roman Catholic-affiliated organizations in the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Diocese of Savannah. U.S. District Judge William Duffey ruled Wednesday that the federal government cannot force Catholic schools, hospitals or charities to cover sterilizations, contraceptives or abortion-causing drugs in their health plans, as Obamacare requires of all employers, because to do so would violate their religious freedoms. The Catholic Church teaches that artificial contraception of any kind is gravely sinful.
  • Anti-Gun Liberal Wants to Murder NRA Board Members

    03/28/2014 4:39:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    An anti-gun liberal talk-show host apparently wants to shoot NRA board members. But, before we talk about the precarious possibility of some imbalanced leftist abusing Second Amendment rights (that he fights against) we should get some background information. Georgia has recently passed some legislation (awaiting approval from the Governor) that would expand the state’s Concealed Carry law. In short, the bill would broaden the locations that lawful concealed carry is permitted. Acceptable locations would be expanded to include churches, schools (Adam Lanza would not only be unwelcome – he’d probably be shot), airports (federal restrictions would still apply), bars (no...
  • The NRA Wins Again

    03/28/2014 12:06:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | MAR 28 2014 | CONOR FRIEDERSDORF
    The Newtown shooting led gun-control advocates to try the same failed strategies again. And once again, they didn't work. After the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, many in the American media insisted that the tragedy should prompt a "conversation about gun control." These articles were written as if there had never been such a conversation. In fact, the issue had been debated for decades. Given the results, I argued, there was no reason to presume that a new conversation would end in more gun control. That conversation has now come and gone. The result? "Perverse as it may sound, the...
  • Controversy as challenge Georgia Right to Life for National Right to Life affiliation

    03/28/2014 8:17:38 AM PDT · by topher · 4 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu Mar 27, 2014 18:49 EST | by Kirsten Andersen
    NORCROSS, GA, March 26, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A scuffle within the pro-life movement in Georgia is brewing as a brand-new pro-life advocacy group has emerged in the state, announcing its intentions to replace Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) as the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC).
  • Catholic Groups Exempted from Contraceptive Mandate

    03/28/2014 3:01:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    (Atlanta) Daily Report ^ | 3/27/2014 | R. Robin McDonald
    A federal judge in Atlanta ruled Wednesday that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah are "entirely exempt" from the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act, including a provision that would let their female employees or female family members secure contraceptive coverage from their third-party insurers. U.S. District Judge William Duffey Jr. also permanently enjoined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from enforcing the contraceptive mandate against Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese, a nonprofit organization that provides social services; and Catholic Education of North Georgia Inc., which...
  • Liberal Radio Host to NRA Board Member: 'I Will Shoot You'

    03/27/2014 9:27:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 27, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Angered by Georgia's pending expansion of concealed carry laws within state lines, liberal radio host Mike Malloy said he'd like to invite an NRA board member to come meet him, then shoot the board member and claim "Stand Your Ground" in defense. The Georgia bill--the Safe Carry Protection Act--has passed the state House and Senate but still awaits the governor's signature. It would expand concealed carry into schools, bars, churches, and the portions of airports that are outside the security parameter. According to Newbusters, Malloy's reaction to the bill's passage was: [The] organization founded by Gabrielle Giffords...the former Arizona Congresswoman...who...
  • How Conservatives Win

    03/27/2014 12:41:46 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    heritage.org ^ | 3/27/14 | Mike Needham
    It should come as no surprise The New York Times would bury news of a conservative victory over President Obama on page eight. The lead paragraph said it all: Senate Democrats, bowing to united House Republican opposition, dropped reforms of International Monetary Fund governance from a Ukraine aid package on Tuesday. The real question is whether this was merely a moment in time or a seminal shift in how congressional Republicans will approach future showdowns. And to be clear, future showdowns are inevitable if we are to achieve any conservative policy victories. Before going further, it is important to explain...
  • Palin Endorses Karen Handel in Georgia Senate Race

    03/27/2014 9:04:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 118 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 3/27/14 | Michael Warren
    Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has endorsed Karen Handel for U.S. Senate in Georgia. Palin made the announcement on her Facebook page, citing a quotation attributed to Margaret Thatcher: "If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman." Handel, the former secretary of state and an unsuccessful candidate for governor in 2010, is in a five-way GOP primary for the Senate seat currently held by retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss. Palin SarahII Handel has found herself locked into an effective tie with most of the other Republican candidates, although businessman David Perdue has been...
  • Amid Wave of Pro-Gun Legislation, Georgia Proposes Sweeping Law

    03/25/2014 12:18:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 25,2014 | Herbrt Buchsbaum
    ATLANTA — Pro- and anti-gun forces do not agree on much, but they do agree on the breathtaking sweep of the Georgia legislation allowing guns in bars, schools, restaurants, churches and airports that is now awaiting the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal.
  • Amid Wave of Pro-Gun Legislation, Georgia Proposes Sweeping Law

    03/25/2014 9:58:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    nytimes ^ | 3/25/2014 | HERBERT BUCHSBAUM
    Americans for Responsible Solutions, founded by Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was critically wounded in a mass shooting in 2011, calls it “the most extreme gun bill in America” and the “guns everywhere” legislation. The National Rifle Association, which lobbied for the bill, calls it “the most comprehensive pro-gun” bill in recent state history, and described the vote at the Capitol on Thursday as “a historic victory for the Second Amendment.”
  • Billionaire mogul Sheldon Adelson looks for mainstream Republican who can win in 2016

    03/25/2014 6:45:28 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/25/2014 | Matea Gold and Philip Rucker
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who along with his wife plowed more than $92 million into efforts to help mostly losing candidates in the 2012 elections, is undertaking a new strategy for 2016 — to tap his fortune on behalf of a more mainstream Republican with a clear shot to win the White House, according to people familiar with his thinking. In 2012, Sheldon and Miriam Adelson spent so much of their money on long-shot candidate Newt Gingrich that they helped extend an ugly intraparty fight that left the eventual nominee, Mitt Romney, severely bruised by the time he faced President...
  • Affidavit: Teacher had sexual encounter with student at a Waffle House

    03/24/2014 8:01:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A judge granted bond, set at $50,000 in cash, to a former teacher charged with having sex with several students. The judge set bond for Lori Quigley for all three counts she faces. Police arrested Quigley a week ago at her Georgia home. She resigned from her math teaching job about a week before her arrest.
  • ‘Downton Abbey’ Democrats May Cost their Party the Senate

    03/24/2014 3:12:48 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03.24.14 | Lloyd Green
    When it comes to green gentry liberalism, think of an Americanized version of the PBS hit—where everyone knows his or her place, and our betters look best. Last week was a good week for natural gas, but a bad one for green gentry liberalism. John Podesta, a veteran of the Clinton White House who is once again a presidential adviser, tried to explain some energy facts of life to the true-believing liberal base. Still, it’s unclear if Podesta’s intended audience was listening, and that willful blindness may cost the Democrats control of the Senate. Podesta warned that opposition to natural...
  • Ga. Senate Candidate Veers Left of Crowded GOP Field on Wall Street Reform (liberal Purdue!)

    03/24/2014 5:39:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 3/21/14 | Abby Philip
    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 party’s 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...
  • Nate Silver: In Georgia Senate Race, 70% Chance of a GOP Win

    03/24/2014 5:44:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    peachpundit.com ^ | 3/23/14 | John Richards
    Last week, we reported Charlie Cook’s Political Report rated the Georgia Senate race as a tossup. This morning, Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com takes a detailed look at the battle for the Senate nationwide, and concludes that there’s a chance of Republicans taking control in November. In the Georgia race to replace the retiring Saxby Chambliss, he predicts a 70% chance of a GOP win. Here’s what he has to say about the race: Georgia might be the slightly better opportunity for Democrats. The Republican primary, to be held May 20, has been a mess in the polling, with any of...
  • Gingrich: As soon as 2016 is about substance, Hillary starts losing support, literally, overnight

    03/23/2014 2:16:48 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 51 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 23,2014 | Newt Gingrich
    NEWT GINGRICH: First lady, Senator, Secretary Clinton is very famous for being famous and as long as she can continue to be famous, she will be famous. Now, you're in the middle of a mess in Russia, her reset, which by the way was mistranslated and actually said in Russian overcharge and had apparently been taken from a jacuzzi or a swimming pool from a Geneva hotel. The reset -- the fact is as Secretary of State, she reset our relationship with Russia so well that you currently have the occupation of Crimea and the potential occupation of Ukraine. So,...
  • Has foreign policy saved Lindsay Graham?

    03/23/2014 7:44:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 3/23/14 | Cameron Joseph
    Once a top target of conservative groups, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has used his full-throated criticism of President Obama on foreign policy to tamp down the threat of a serious primary challenge. From his perch on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Graham has attacked Obama on everything from Benghazi to Syria to defense cuts to Israel, shoring up his conservative bona fides and helping to quash a potential Tea Party challenge -- he faces a handful of nominal primary opponents, none of whom who have much of a chance. Even though he's likely safe in his June primary even if...
  • Rep. Rakestraw Braddock's (Article V) Balanced Budget Bill Passes Georgia General Assembly

    03/22/2014 8:25:08 PM PDT · by Strawberry AZ · 20 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | March 22, 2014 | PRWEB.COM Newswire
    State Rep. Paulette Rakestraw Braddock announced that on Wednesday, March 19, the Georgia Senate passed by a vote of 30-25 the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment. "I am thrilled to see Georgia take the lead to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington," said Rep. Rakestraw Braddock, the lead sponsor of the legislation. Our Georgia lawmakers are saying, 'Enough is enough' to the burgeoning $18 trillion federal debt. We are the first in the nation to call for an Article V constitutional convention of states to rein in out-of-control Washington spending." The Amendment now awaits Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's signature. Read...
  • GA Senate Poll: Perdue 29, Kingston 19

    03/20/2014 3:57:26 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 20, 2014 | Michael Warren
    A new poll of registered Georgia Republican primary voters shows businessman David Perdue leading his fellow GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate, with congressman Jack Kingston in second. Perdue gets 29 percent support, according to the Survey USA poll, while Kingston gets 19 percent. Three other candidates are effectively tied for third: congressman Phil Gingrey (12 percent), congressman Paul Broun (11 percent), and former secretary of state Karen Handel (10 percent).
  • Bill Allowing Guns in Churches, Use of Silencer During Hunting Passes Georgia Senate

    03/20/2014 7:38:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/19/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A bill allowing concealed carry permit holders to carry guns in churches passed the Georgia senate late March 18th.
  • Callaway, a Georgian Visionary

    03/20/2014 4:40:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Georgia may appear at first glance to be a red state, solidly Republican, but its history is more complex. Those unfamiliar with its political history might be surprised to learn that, for 90 years, the Democratic Party so dominated Georgia that no Republican would run for the governor's office. In the 1960s, there were only a handful of Republicans in the state. Rodney Cook, Sr., who died last year, was one of them, and Howard H. "Bo" Callaway, Sr., who died this week at age 86, was another. Others who rose to prominence include Mack Mattingly, who served as a...
  • Georgia: Thanks to your active help and involvement, the Georgia Senate passed House Bill 60

    03/19/2014 6:43:43 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 25 replies
    NRA - ILA ^ | March 19, 2014 | NRA - ILA
    Thanks to your active help and involvement, the Georgia Senate passed House Bill 60 with an additional amendment by a 37-18 vote last night. Your support is still needed, however, to ensure that this comprehensive pro-gun reform receives a vote of concurrence in the state House TOMORROW before the General Assembly adjourns. Please contact your state Representative immediately and urge him or her to agree to HB 60.
  • Legislature: Keep Obamacare out of our State

    03/19/2014 7:43:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 19, 2014 | By Misty Williams
    After an extraordinarily eventful day that stretched well into the night, the General Assembly on Tuesday passed two bills that, in effect, deploy a large sign at the state line saying: Obamacare not welcome here. The first piece of legislation, House Bill 990, gives the Legislature the authority to decide whether the state should expand its Medicaid program, a power that currently resides with the governor. The second, HB 943, goes farther, barring any state or local governments, agencies or employees from advocating for Medicaid expansion, except under certain circumstances, or from creating a health insurance exchange.
  • Michelle Nunn’s Gun Problem

    03/15/2014 10:07:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | Brandon Howell
    Michelle Nunn’s got a gun problem. The Democratic Senate hopeful in Georgia, one half of the That 70’s Show ticket looking to bring the party back to prominence in the state, seems to have a problem telling voters where she’s at on the Second Amendment. In a weekend interview, she voiced opposition to recently passed Georgia legislation loosening restrictions on carrying firearms in the state, which passed by an overwhelming margin. That in and of itself is unlikely to win any of the rural conservative votes needed to pull off an upset. Then things got dodgy. When asked if she...
  • Soon, you might be able to carry a gun just about anywhere in Georgia

    03/14/2014 1:17:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    While a handful of blue states have rushed through a number of high-profile gun-control measures over the past year, the more general trend of recent years among the states has been toward gun liberalization. Even Illinois has a real concealed-carry permitting procedure now (I still have to pinch myself over that one), and a bunch of states are still working on further measures to expand the list of places where law-abiding citizens are legally allowed to defend themselves and their neighbors — like Georgia, which is gearing up to pass new bills that will do away with a lot of...
  • MY EMAIL TO THE WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF.

    03/14/2014 12:46:26 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 45 replies
    Vanity ^ | March 14, 2014 | Dick Bachert
    Briefly, here's the story from the owner's neighbor. A Walton County Sheriff's deputy shot my friends dog last night while the dog was in his own yard. The officer said he shot him because "he had that look". This was one of the sweetest dogs ever...a big clumsy pup that would lick your face off. Yes he was a blue nose pit bull but he was a PUPPY who loves to play and chew stuff up! The dog actually belonged to Taylor, a 5 year old little girl...now COMPLETELY broken hearted, not to mention confused because a policeman, someone she...
  • A Carter Could Turn Georgia Blue

    03/14/2014 6:28:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 14, 2014 | Patricia Murphy
    As Wendy Davis’s campaign for Texas governor flounders, Democrats in Washington have begun to cast their eyes elsewhere for a good news story in the solid-red South. They believe they may have found that in Georgia, where a combination of demographic trends and a slate full of famous political names is giving Democrats in the state an unfamiliar feeling: Hope. Topping the ticket (which Republicans have tagged as "Downton Abbey Democrats" for children seeking their ancestors' titles) is Jason Carter, the 38 year-old state senator and grandson of former president Jimmy Carter, who is challenging Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.
  • Georgia Republicans Ram Gun Ban Through

    03/14/2014 3:43:09 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 90 replies
    email from georgia gun owners ^ | 3/13/2014 | D. R. Leonard
    NRA endorsed Republican State Senators Jesse Stone and Hunter Hill rammed gun control through the Senate Judiciary Non-Civil Committee late yesterday. Just like that, HB 875 became nothing more than a piece of trash. But the news is even worse than that . . . NRA lobbyists at the Capitol continue to play games with gun owners, saying they "have the Senate covered," yet their endorsed elected officials routinely stab gun owners in the back. The Executive Director of another gun group at the Capitol, Georgia Carry, said this last week about the gun bill in the Senate: "Expect them...