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Re: Stacey Abrams wins Democratic nomination in Georgia gov's race
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2018, 01:31:22 pm »




























































Yeah, I strongly agree with this opinion here. peewee ryan is truly loathsome.











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Re: Stacey Abrams wins Democratic nomination in Georgia gov's race
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2018, 07:58:22 am »






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Re: Stacey Abrams wins Democratic nomination in Georgia gov's race
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Re: Stacey Abrams wins Democratic nomination in Georgia gov's race
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COUNT THOSE BLUE BALLOTS, GEORGIA!
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Re: Stacey Abrams wins Democratic nomination in Georgia gov's race
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2018, 07:57:05 pm »
Friday, 18th october 2018
Desperate, racist PAC won’t pull ad suggesting ‘lynching’ if Democrats win
by Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press


(Little Rock, Ark.) - A political action committee said Friday that it won’t pull a widely condemned radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections in Arkansas next month.

Vernon Robinson with Black Americans for the President’s Agenda said Friday that the group won’t cancel the radio ad running in the Little Rock area in support of Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill.

He said the group also won’t pull a similar ad he says is airing in Missouri.

The ads in both states are scheduled to run through Friday, Robinson said.

“There’s no plan to change the current mix of ads. We have a plan, we’re executing the plan,” Robinson, the PAC’s co-founder and treasurer, told The Associated Press.

Hill and his Democratic challenger, Clarke Tucker, have condemned the Arkansas ad, which invokes the accusation that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman when he was a teenager.

The ad implies that Democrats’ support for Kavanaugh’s accuser means black men wouldn’t be protected from unfounded rape claims.

A woman in the ad says that “white Democrats will be lynching black folk again.”

“I’m voting to keep Congressman French Hill and the Republicans, because we have to protect our men and boys,” the woman in the ad says.

“We can’t afford to let white Democrats take us back to bad old days of race verdicts, life sentences and lynchings when a white girl screams rape.”

Arkansas Republicans on Friday filed a complaint with the state Ethics Commission against the PAC over the ad.

The complaint said the committee had not registered to campaign in Arkansas and that the ads were running illegally.

Robinson said he planned to talk with the Ethics Commission staff to determine the next step.

Robinson has said the ad is part of a $50,000 buy.

Tucker and Democrats are relying in part on heavy turnout from African-Americans to flip the 2nd District seat, which covers Little Rock and seven central Arkansas counties.

The ad isn’t the first time racially charged issues have come into play in the race.

Tucker last month denounced immigration attack mailers sent out by Republican Sen. Tom Cotton’s PAC as “racist.”

Tucker earlier this month said a statue of his great-great-grandfather should be removed from the U.S. Capitol, condemning his ancestor’s statement that the South looked to the Democratic Party to preserve “white standards.”

Hill and Tucker are both white. The 2nd District is about 23 percent black, according to U.S. Census estimates.






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Re: Stacey Abrams wins Democratic nomination in Georgia gov's race
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2018, 04:41:20 pm »
Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
In leaked audio, Brian Kemp expresses “concern” over Georgians exercising their voting rights
The comments came as the Georgia secretary of state and GOP gubernatorial candidate spoke about voters turning out for Stacey Abrams.

by P.R. Lockhart


Facing allegations of voter suppression, scrutiny from voting rights groups, and calls to resign from his opponent, Georgia secretary of state and current GOP gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp recently said that Stacey Abrams’s voter outreach effort “continues to concern us, especially if everybody uses and exercises their right to vote,” according to a new report.

Rolling Stone’s Jamil Smith reports that Kemp made the remarks during a ticketed October 19 “Georgia Professionals for Kemp” event held at Atlanta’s Blind Pig Parlour Bar, which was closed to the press. Someone who attended the event provided roughly 20 minutes of audio from Kemp’s speech to Rolling Stone.
 
Early in Kemp’s remarks, Smith reports, the gubernatorial candidate expressed concern about early voting in Georgia, particularly “the literally tens of millions of dollars that they [the Abrams campaign] are putting behind the get-out-the-vote effort to their base.”

Kemp also said that Abrams’s campaign had focused heavily on absentee ballots.

“They have just an unprecedented number of that, which is something that continues to concern us,” he said, according to Rolling Stone.

“Especially if everybody uses and exercises their right to vote — which they absolutely can — and mail those ballots in, we gotta have heavy turnout to offset that.”

Kemp’s campaign confirmed that the event did take place but did not respond to Rolling Stone’s requests for comment about the candidate’s remarks.

Smith reports that a Facebook page for the event was no longer publicly accessible on Monday.
 
Kemp’s comments at the event were made public hours before he and Abrams, who could become America’s first black woman governor, face off in their first televised debate Tuesday evening.

The Georgia race remains tight, with recent polling showing Kemp with a 2-point lead over Abrams, a figure within most polls’ margin of error.
 
News of Kemp’s remarks also comes as Kemp, whose office oversees voting and elections in Georgia, continues to face allegations of voter suppression and calls for his resignation from Abrams’s campaign and voting rights advocates.
 
In recent weeks, Georgia has attracted national attention for a number of measures and practices that voting rights advocates say are aimed squarely at decreasing minority turnout in a close contest.

Kemp’s recent remarks are likely to further aggravate those concerns.

Kemp’s remarks come as talk of voter suppression takes center stage in Georgia’s governor race.

Georgia’s gubernatorial race has become center of a national debate about voting rights, with advocates arguing that the state is aiming to suppress minority turnout in an effort to control the Georgia government for years to come.

On October 9, the Associated Press reported that 53,000 voter registrations, 70 percent of them from black applicants, were being held by Kemp’s office for failing to clear an “exact match” process that compares registration information to Social Security and state driver records.

On October 12, a coalition of civil rights groups filed a lawsuit calling for the end of the exact match program. Kemp’s secretary of state office defended the pending registrations, arguing that voters will still be able to cast a ballot if they present identification at the polls.
 
In addition to the exact match lawsuit, Kemp and election officials in Gwinnett County are facing a pair of federal lawsuits from civil rights groups who say the county is rejecting a high number of absentee ballots from African-American and Asian-American voters.
 
According to CNN, the county rejected close to 600 ballots, more than a third of the total number of rejected ballots in the state, despite Gwinnett County accounting for just 6 percent of absentee ballots submitted in Georgia.

Kemp’s office is also under scrutiny for voter purges across the state. A significant number of voters were purged from the rolls in Georgia in the past five years.

According to a report released this summer by the Brennan Center, Kemp’s office purged roughly 1.5 million registered voters between the 2012 and 2016 elections.

The AP notes that Kemp’s office purged some 670,000 voters last year. A recent report from American Public Media finds that around 107,000 of these voters were purged due to a controversial “use it or lose it” law that removes voters from the rolls if they don’t vote for a certain amount of time.
 
In recent weeks, Kemp’s office has countered that much of the criticism of his office is misplaced, and that Abrams and other Democrats are “faking outrage for political gain” and attempting to hurt his campaign.

“Despite any claim to the contrary, it has never been easier to register to vote in Georgia and actively engage in the electoral process,” Kemp noted in a recent press release.
 
Voting rights advocates and Abrams’s campaign are intensifying calls for Kemp to step down from office.

“Brian Kemp is barely trying to hide the shameful fact that his strategy is to win through voter suppression,” Abigail Collazo, a communications director for Abrams’s campaign, told Rolling Stone.







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Re: Stacey Abrams wins Democratic nomination in Georgia gov's race
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2018, 12:58:35 pm »
Georgia Governor Candidate Stacey Abrams

The location for our #WeAreGeorgia Early Vote Rally has changed due to inclement weather -

NEW LOCATION:

Charles Wadsworth Auditorium
25 Jefferson St.
Newman, Georgia 30263

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Re: Stacey Abrams wins Democratic nomination in Georgia gov's race
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2018, 01:27:33 pm »
October 24, 2018
 
Florida Gubernatorial Debate

Florida gubernatorial candidates, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) and former U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis (R), took part in a debate.



My opponent is just like my grandma once said, "A hurt dog will holler."




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Re: Stacey Abrams wins Democratic nomination in Georgia gov's race
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Re: Stacey Abrams wins Democratic nomination in Georgia gov's race
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2018, 09:43:07 pm »
October 23, 2018

Jeopardy!: The Georgia Gubernatorial Debate Edition

Georgia gubernatorial candidates, Stacey Abrams (D), Brian Kemp (R), and Ted Metz (I), participated in a debate.


Moderator, Lisa Rayam (Georgia Public Broadcasting): Welcome to Jeopardy!: The Georgia Gubernatorial Debate Edition. Here are the categories... offensive confederate imagery embedded into State flags...next, imbalanced State income & property taxes and sales taxes that pay into a corrupt criminal justice system...and how 'bout maintaining the Affordable Care Act and stop lying about pre-existing conditions, republican white man?...and finally, a living wage for the living and not for the undead. O.K. let's begin!  Ted?


Ted Metz: "Alright... uhh-h-h... I'll take 'a living wage for the living and not for the undead' for $200."

Greg Bluestein: "Mr. Metz... YOU PROMISED TO CUT UNNECESSARY SPENDING. WHAT SPECIFICALLY WOULD YOU ELIMINATE? ...but I want you to answer the follow-up question first: You clearly see that the great state of Georgia is about to make history by electing its first African-American female governor. You're not going to win this election. Why are you standing in the way of progress? With your neck lookin' like  ____ing Frankenstein, what are you gonna do after the mid-term election? 

Ted Metz: "What is 'get another job'?

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BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH-H-H!!!
Correct answer!!!!  :)
 


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Re: Stacey Abrams wins Democratic nomination in Georgia gov's race
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2018, 07:34:19 am »
Friday, 26th October 2018


Dear Democrats,

You can do this.

Stop fretting and second-guessing. Get out of your own. Concentrate on turning out the vote, and remember you have everything to gain in this midterm election and nothing to lose.

I say you have nothing to lose because that is literally true. Republicans control both chambers of Congress, most governorships, most state legislatures - and, of course, the White House, which isn't up for grabs this time. The great blues artist Muddy Waters put it best: "You can't spend what you ain't got. You can't lose what you never had."

So stop worrying, Democrats, that your House majority might be slipping away. You don't have a House majority.
But the odds of your winning one still look excellent - if you step up and grab it.

And don't let republicans convince you that the Senate is already a lost cause. Yes, this year's battlefield are mostly on gop turf. But almost every race is close enough to be within reach.

Think of it this way: Do Democrats' chances of threading the needle and somehow snatching a Senate majority look any worse than drumphf's chances of winning the presidency looked with 10 days to go before the 2016 election?

Consider Texas. The conventional wisdom seems to be that Democrat Beto O' Rourke, after a stunningly effective campaign, is likely to fall short in his bid to unseat gop incumbent ted cruz. But if the outcome is already ordained, why did the republican party waste so much of its most valuable asset - drumphf's time and effort - on a rally in cruz's hometown of Houston? Why did cruz humiliate himself by sharing the stage with a man who made fun of his wife's appearance and accused his father of being involved in the JFK assassination?

Much has been made of an uptick in drumphf's approval rating - now at 44 percent, according to Gallup. But in the 2010 midterm, when Democrats lost 63 seats in the House and republicans took control, President Barack Obama's approval was 45 percent. And in 1994, when Democrats lost 53 seats and the speaker's gavel, Bill Clinton's approval rating was 46 percent.

In 2014, when Obama's approval was lower that drumphf's is now, Democrats did manage to hold their losses in the House to just 13 seats. But republicans took control of the Senate.

The point is that with an unpopular president and a host of unpopular policies, republicans are at a distinct disadvantage. They have to play defense. Democrats, who have so little to defend, can and should play offense with abandon.

To understate the obvious, much is at stake.

An aberrant, corrupt, out-of-control presidency is widening our divisions, spitting on our values and mortgaging our future. republicans, who once could call themselves the party of Lincoln, are now the Party of drumphf; they will not lift a finger to constrain the acting-president or hold him accountable. Congress has the power to do both - but will not unless at least one chamber is in Democratic hands.

But obsessing about the fact that the November 6 elections are so consequential does not help. The one thing Democrats can and must do is get their voters to the polls.

It should be no surprise that what once looked like a Democratic landslide now appears, as my friend Dan rather might say, "as tight as a tick." Anyone who has been paying attention knows that the country is divided along regional, cultural and demographic fault lines. republicans were bound to find or manufacture some issue, some reason to claim victimhood, that would incite the party's base. A bedraggled group of man, women, and child, nearly 2,000 miles away in southern Mexico, is apparently the best they could come up with. But Democratic enthusiasm remains stronger - and, I believe, deeper. We saw that passion at the Woman's March following drumphf's inauguration and across the country after the Charlottesville horror. We saw it in the party's success at recruiting young, dynamic candidates from coast to coast.

The Democratic leadership may be a bit long in the tooth, but when you look at rising stars such as Stacey Abrams in Georgia, Andrew Gillum in Florida and O'Rourke in Texas, you realize that the future is now.
 

Don't be dour and doubtful, Democrats. Be joyous and determined. Stop worrying about what you "ain't got" and focus on winning elections district by district, state by state.
Don't let republicans bluff you into folding. You're playing a very good hand.*

Sincerely,

A friend

eugenerobinson@washpost.com 
*image courtesy of Ms. Jill Wine-Banks
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Re: Stacey Abrams wins Democratic nomination in Georgia gov's race
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2018, 06:05:32 am »
Meanwhile, peewee ryan & b!tch mcconnell begin their political campaign of fear & loathing to hang on to power in the Senate!


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Re: Stacey Abrams wins Democratic nomination in Georgia gov's race
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2018, 07:35:46 am »
Reports indicate early voting at a all-time high!


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« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2018, 10:00:29 am »
Tuesday 30th October 2018
Ben & Jerry's releases new flavor Pecan Resist to combat puppetine's 'regressive agenda'
If this ain't flavor... what is?
by Morgan Gstalter


Ben & Jerry’s unveiled a new limited edition ice cream flavor on Tuesday to celebrate the Women’s March and combat what the company called emperor puppetine’s "regressive agenda."

Pecan Resist is a new campaign “to lick injustice and champion those fighting to create a more just and equitable nation for us all,” the company said in a statement.

“The company cannot be silent in the face of puppetine’s policies that attack and attempt to roll back decades of progress on racial and gender equity, climate change, LGBTQ rights, and refugee and immigrant rights – all issues that have been at the core of the company’s social mission for 40 years,” Ben & Jerry’s said.

The Women’s March was organized following puppetine’s election and held massive international protests in 2017 and 2018.

The leaders of the group also led efforts to combat the controversial confirmation of fraudulent Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Dozens of protesters associated with the Women’s March were arrested during Kavanaugh’s confirmation process. Kavanaugh denied the allegations.

Ben & Jerry’s is donating $25,000 to the organization, as well as the social justice groups Color of Change, Honor the Earth and Neta.

“We couldn’t be prouder or more excited to support these four organizations that are doing incredible work every day,” Ben & Jerry’s new CEO Matthew McCarthy said in a statement.

“Our goal is to use our company’s voice, our ice cream, and our activism to encourage all Americans to support and help build the movements spearheading the resistance to emperor puppetine’s regressive agenda. We think it’s more important than ever that citizens and businesses alike stand up and be counted.” 

Pecan Resist is a chocolate ice cream with white and dark fudge chunks, pecans, walnuts and fudge-covered almonds that will be available at select retailers.

This isn't the first time Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have used ice cream to dive into politics.

The Chubby Hubby flavor was rebranded as Hubby Hubby in 2009 to celebrate same-sex marriage being legalized in Vermont.

The EmpowerMint flavor was also launched in 2016 to promote voting rights, the company said in a statement.

In 2016, Cohen and Greenfield made an ice cream for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called “Bernie’s Yearning.”

The design of the ice cream was intended to represent "the huge majority of economic gains that have gone to the top 1 percent since the end of the recession."

The company co-founders, Cohen and Greenfield, also teamed up with liberal advocacy group, MoveOn.org, last month to raise awareness for progressive candidates running in this year’s midterm elections.





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Re: Stacey Abrams wins Democratic nomination in Georgia gov's race
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2018, 05:23:19 pm »
Oprah Goes to Georgia!



(MARIETTA, Ga.) — The chant began well before Oprah Winfrey arrived on Thursday: “And you get a vote! And you get a vote! And you get a vote!”

Ms. Winfrey eventually joined in the cheer, with its origins in her days as a talk-show host — but only after she delivered a pointed rebuke to people who might willfully forego the franchise and a stirring evocation of her native South’s racist past.

“I’m here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed and who were oppressed for the right of equality at the polls,” Ms. Winfrey said as she visited Georgia on behalf of Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor. “Their blood has seeped into my DNA, and I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain.”