Posted: 3:34 pm Friday, January 17th, 2014

Stirring the pot ahead of first GOP Senate debate 

By Greg Bluestein

As Republican Senate candidates prepare for this Saturday night’s debate in Adel, some timely leaks have come our way to provide them with extra ammo.

The first tidbit is the praise from Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin yesterday to one of the candidates, Rep. Jack Kingston. Speaking from the floor of the Senate yesterday, Harkin thanked the Savannah Republican and others for helping to hash out a $1 trillion budget.

“No one got 100% of what they wanted in this bill which is often a sign of probably a pretty good deal,” said Harkin.

Having any fingerprints on the spending plan may not go over well with ultra-conservatives who the candidates are trying to win over.

And then there’s this piece today on TPM, a liberal blog, that has David Perdue, another Senate candidate,  trying to reconcile his opposition to the bailout of Detroit’s auto industry with his support for the surge of federal funding in 2008 to banks and Wall Street firms.

” I do not support the bailout of Detroit.  Now the liquidity that we put into the financial system, we got a return on that. That money came back to us because it was a decent investment and it came back to us.. The money in (Detroit) was basically a union buyout.”

29 comments
DavidFarrar
DavidFarrar

“I never worry about action, only inaction"...Winston Churchill.


Actually, this "bipartisan" agreement should be recognized as a clarion call for help, if understood correctly. It is admitting to the electorate that it is impossible for Congress to act responsibility in balancing the country's budget under current political conditions. It is politically unpalatable for our Congressional leaders to make the kind of hard, tough decisions necessary to do the right thing and arrive at a balanced budget.


It now becomes the responsibility of the electorate to respond by calling their state representatives NOW and tell them to pass an Article V 'state convention' resolution limiting proposes amendments to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, limit the terms of its elected officials, and clarify the 14th Amendment to exclude the offspring of illegal aliens born in this country as an American birthright.*


Go Article V. 

Go net neutrality.

No amnesty.

No deficits.

And, definitely, no frigging Obamacare, hoorah!


ex animo

davidfarrar

My own suggestion


honested
honested

What does everyone on the stage in Adel have in common?


NONE of them will ever represent the State of Georgia as a United States Senator.


Too bad the gop doesn't have a varsity team any more.

honested
honested

What does everyone on the stage in Adel have in common?


NONE of them will ever represent the State of Georgia as a United States Senator.


Too bad the gop doesn't have a varsity team any more.

deboraham05
deboraham05

When one person can drive around with $200,000 in cash and marijuana with street value of $150,000, it is time that the government regulate. He is not paying taxes. And with no tax paying job, he is going to spend that money on guns and other vices that are destroying our communities. We have been in recess, increased medical bills, taxes and an overall failing government. It has been proven that marijuana is a medicine. This is a capitalist government, yes legalize it so that the nation can begin to recover. This can be one step.

Laurie1113
Laurie1113

blah blah blah, when are you going to tell us which person in government stands to gain from medical pot being legal in Ga?  Cause we all know it's suddenly being pushed for the benefit of some 1%'er, as they never address that stuff for the rest of us.

ObserverComm
ObserverComm

Republicans should take advice from Democrats or a Democrat-run paper like the AJC?

Bernie31
Bernie31

While watching good ole DaVAD's artful FOOT WORK of a TAP DANCIn idiot gone WILD.

I could NOT Think of a Movie Quote from the movie tittled " THE HELP"

 

Charlotte Phelan: You know Hilly, if I didn't know any better, I'd say you've been eating too much *pie*. 

The Help (2011) Quotes

Yum! YUM!

The-Centrist
The-Centrist

Gotta feel just a little bit sorry for Jack Kingston.  He managed to get some changes into the bill to support the Savannah port - benefitting all of us of course - but then to appease the tp crowd he had to vote against the bill in the end.

Very weird....

Bernie31
Bernie31

This should Be Filthy!

I Love It........:)

TrueBlueDem
TrueBlueDem

David Perdue just made a big Rookie Mistake....his handlers need to sit him down and have a little talk with him about how stupid it is to unnecessarily shoot yourself in the foot....if he has many more gaffes like this he won't even be in the race come springtime.

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

Well, Likewise, that is what happens when money is treated as political speech.  Before we all had one vote and those votes were equal to one another.  Then conservatives started running things and now those Wall Street hucksters are who our political leaders work for and the non-rich are left in the dust.


I for one am very excited about the GOP primary.  It is going to be so embarrassing.

Likewise
Likewise

So Wall Street hucksters build a house of cards, make $millions, and when it collapses say we're too big to fail. " We go under and everyone goes under".  Taxypayers bail them out, they keep their $millions, and it all starts over again.  Kind of like deja vu with the 80s Savings and Loan bailouts.  Can't wait for the next one.

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

Or we can be reasonable and recognize conservativism is a failure and call fascists like you out for wanting to destroy America and everything it represents.

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

They don't need a varsity team to win. GA is too bigoted to elect a Democrat to statewide office.

jaypat
jaypat

Laurie, I think you have absolutely no knowledge of the pain and suffering that some people suffer as a result of being denied every available form of treatement.  There are many forms of cancer treatment that would benefit from marijuana use.

Since I've never been in that situation myself, I can only relay what I have heard from my aquaintances who have benefitted from the herb.

The-Centrist
The-Centrist

Well, maybe not, but at least they ought to listen to people from outside their little circles - instead of just shouting BENGHAZI to each other.

That's why they keep losing high turnout elections....

honested
honested

@The-CentristOnce Georgians realize how much the ridiculous Savannah deepening is going to continue costing us FOREVER and that all of the transshipment will be done at Mariel Harbor requiring no need for SuperPanamax ships in the Savannah River, kingston will have accidentally been correct!

Bernie31
Bernie31

@The-Centrist Not Weird at ALL..just more of the "I WAS FOR IT before I WAS AGAINST IT" Song.

I ain't STUPID, I need these NUT JOBS!

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

Sockpuppet using multiple screen names including mine.

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

@The_Centrist 


What would a conservative blog say about this topic?


The Bailout was bad, but it is important that we protect those wealthy interests because they are job creators and captains of industry?


or...


Unions are bad because they get fair pay and decent benefits for their middle-class, hard working, blue-collar American members?


Conservative politics is the biggest sham America has ever witnessed.  Never have I heard of a group of people so bent on their own degradation and humiliation than non-wealthy conservatives. Heck, I am rich and I don't wish that kind of treatment of anybody.  



Baumer_1
Baumer_1

Welcome to the world where anything other than pure capitalism is unamerican.

jaypat
jaypat

By the way, I think your rant against the 1% was dead on.

The-Centrist
The-Centrist

Yeah you're probably right, Bernie - par for the course for today's Republican party...

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

You are probably right. Those right wingers have been everything they can to forget they send thousands of soldiers to die in Iraq for no reason. They pretend Obama committed an impeachable offense without referencing their attempt at genocide.

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