Cause and Effect in Georgia

Greetings from Possum Hollar!

The GOPers from the Gret Stet of Georgeduh are mobilizing against Stacey Abrams, who has just been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and will be competing against Fratsputin.

Naturally the Coup Klux Klan is not having any of that! The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

“[The Stop Stacey Group] aims to build a national fundraising infrastructure, mobilize conservative supporters, air anti-Abrams ads and promote media narratives targeting the Democrat ahead of her expected campaign against [Gov. Brian Kemp.]”

I cannot imagine much that could more clearly show the differences between the parties to the voters in Georgia: a local hero is up for a prestigious prize bringing great honor to the state, and the Republicans are organizing against her.

Rather remarkable news cycle, innit? She is nominated for an award and the Right organizes against her. These things are not unrelated.

 

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12 Responses to Cause and Effect in Georgia

  1. quakerinabasement says:

    So making it possible for black people to vote is still unpopular with certain folks in Georgia?

    Noted.

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    • beckymaenot says:

      Oh yes quaker- as sad as it is, it’s why the GA Republicans dislike her so much. After Kemp blatantly disenfranchised about 2 million voters before the last governor’s race, she made it her business to do everything possible to help Georgians vote. They don’t want her kind voting- you know- the blehs, the brown, the wimins. The GA GOP just doesn’t believe in democracy, not really. They pretend to be patriotic. They pay lip service to democracy. They wave their flag high and proud- but the truth is, they know they cannot win in a fair election with their ideas. So they gerrymander, they move voting locations, they lower the number of polls in poor (read that:democratic) neighborhoods, they purge names from the registered voter lists, they pass restrictive voter id laws. Ms Abrams is smart, well funded and popular- a triple threat and they know it. They will fight her tooth and nail to maintain control.

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      • The GA ENTIRE GOP just doesn’t believe in democracy, not really. They pretend to be patriotic. They pay lip service to democracy. They wave their flag high and proud- but the truth is, they know they cannot win in a fair election with their ideas.

        FTFY … They’ve lined up an impressive array of voter supression ideas here in TSKoA. Fortunately we the stinky pipples passed a referendum (which is a Constitutional Amendment, so cannot simply be overturned by legislative fiat) that set up an independent redistricting commission, so at least we’re not gerrymandered all to hell. This has pissed the lege off extremely, they’ve taken it to the US supreme court twice and both times were told to go pound sand, that voter-passed referendums in AZ are binding.

        So another of their endless campaigns is to find ways to make it ever-harder to do that, too.

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      • MDavis says:

        I first read that line as “they waive their flag” but I refuse to increase my font size. Today.
        f that was the US flag, it kind of fits.

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  2. spotthedog says:

    Jar-Jar losing the Nobel Peace Prize to Stacy Abrams would make me feel like lighting a cigarette whilst lying on my back in bed staring up at the ceiling, taking a puff then passing the cigarette to Ivanka.

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  3. sos says:

    Stacey squashes additional bugs in Georgia. Film at 11:00!

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  4. Ten Bears says:

    Would really mess with their little heads if she chose not to run …

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