Posted: 5:15 pm Friday, July 18th, 2014

David Perdue takes U.S. Chamber attack to TV with ‘amnesty’ spot 

By Daniel Malloy

David Perdue’s closing attack on Jack Kingston in the U.S. Senate runoff takes on the topic of immigration and targets the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

After Perdue described his testy interview with the Chamber this week, he’s gone all out with an accusation that “Kingston’s pro-amnesty vote is bought and paid for” with the $2.3 million the Chamber has spent on ads boosting Kingston’s candidacy.

The Chamber supported the Senate-passed immigration bill last year — which has not moved at all in the U.S. House — but Kingston has repeatedly said he would not vote for the bill. Both candidates have said there should be no more lawmaking until the southwestern border is fully secure.

Yet Kingston also has alleged that Perdue secretly supports “amnesty” by pointing out that a subsidiary of the National Retail Foundation supported an immigration reform bill in 2006 when Perdue was on the NRF board.

For its part, the Chamber says the Senate bill’s 13-year path to citizenship combined with paying a penalty and back taxes does not qualify as “amnesty.” The Chamber’s Rob Engstrom wrote in an email:

“In the final days of the primary and in his latest sign of desperation, David Perdue is falling behind in the polls and has chosen to lie about the Chamber’s position on immigration. The fact is that Perdue sought the Chamber’s endorsement, he didn’t receive it, and this is just more sour grapes. Jack Kingston is the only candidate who has a demonstrated conservative record and the courage to govern. We urge Georgians to support Jack Kingston at the polls on Tuesday July 22.”

If that bridge wasn’t already burned, it’s in ashes now.

31 comments
Shar1
Shar1

Tuesday cannot come soon enough.  With all their nastiness, I wouldn't let either Kingston or Perdue in my house.  Tuesday will see one of them made mute and the other taking a spending hiatus before the assault begins on Nunn.  I need the break.

EdUktr
EdUktr

Lucky for us, the Obama Administration has apparently decided not to deluge Georgia with any of those young illegals he's busing around the nation.

Seems he doesn't want to spoil the already slim chances of Michelle Nunn.

peewilly
peewilly

@

gavalue

I am opposed to AMNESTY therefore I am voting for PERDUE.


I AGREE 100%  with your comment,it is in my opinion, the most important issue in this race.

The_Real_Centrist
The_Real_Centrist

Will the real Birthers please stand up and be counted...............among the ignorant.

DavidFarrar
DavidFarrar

It's very hard for me to think of a guy living in a gated community to be a person of the people of Georgia. But I simply find it impossible to think of a guy living on a gated island off the coast of Georgia as a person of the people of Georgia. If David Perdue had a public record of having once stepped outside of his gated island to create a achieve a public good, perhaps my view might be different, but thus far, I have seen little evidence where David Perdue has ventured outside of his own little world for the exclusive benefit of the people of Georgia, except now when he wants to represent the people of Georgia in Washington for God knows what!


ex animo

davidfarrar



JohnBoy10
JohnBoy10

I guess I'll mosey my way over to the voting station to cast a ballot for ah, hmmm, let's see...not sure yet, but it will be for the least electable of these two freaks - and it's neck and neck!


You know...to help provide an edge for the reasonable, common sense Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn.

Let these two hogs wallow in the pig pen...it's time for an agenda that is good for the state of Georgia AND it's working class people, not the special interests and corporate welfare. 



gavalue
gavalue

I am opposed to AMNESTY therefore I am voting for PERDUE.

DavidFarrar
DavidFarrar

When the US Chamber of Commerce says Senate bill’s 13-year path to citizenship combined with paying a penalty and back taxes does not qualify as “amnesty;” they are wrong. Dead wrong. 


Any plan that provides special privileges to those who are in this country illegally today, but does not extend the same privileges to those who have entered this country legally, that is amnesty. 


ex animo

davidfarrar

EdUktr
EdUktr

The 18 million Americans without full-time employment certainly understand what an amnesty is, and aren't fooled by putting it in quotation marks. 

And they know what amnesty for illegals would mean to their chances of ever finding a full-time job in the ongoing Obama Recession.

JacketMan
JacketMan

The US Chamber of Commerce is nothing more than a Conservative PAC and shouldn't be considered as anything remotely unbiased as to any politician, much like the NRA, and they've become too big for their own britches, taking themselves much too seriously.

Demographic Cliff Hanger
Demographic Cliff Hanger

@DavidFarrar Mr. Farrar, I am a regular guy who lost my job last year to outsourcing to Shanghai, China. I tell you that to let you know that I feel the pain of millions of middle class Americans.

I know David and he is totally opposite of the Kingston Ads (I also know Jack and Libby Kingston). David is one of the nicest people that you would ever want to meet and I trust him completely. I have talked in depth to David about State, Federal and World issues and I am, without a doubt, sure that he is the right man for the job. Everyone talks about "Gated Community" and "millionaire" but most don't realize that Jack Kingston has his own Beach Home and is also a MILLIONAIRE. David Perdue grew up the son of two Teachers. He worked hard and got his degrees from GT. He then went on to become successful in the real world. It's amazing how folks SAY they like to see the "average" joe make it in the world, but when it happens everyone cries "Foul".

At least David successfully made his money in the private sector over years of hard work. Yes, he was put in some bad situations and had to make some tough decisions that affected some people. Jack Kingston has been in political office pretty much since the late '80s. He has been a US Congressman for 11 terms. YES, he is a MILLIONAIRE. You can google "Jack Kingston Millionaire" and find out for yourself. YES, he does have a nice Beach front Vacation home. I guess being a politician has it's perks. YES, his political empire has given over $4 million to Businesses and Business PACS and no wonder the Chamber of Commerce loves him.

David worked hard to get where he is at. He is 64 years old, what dog does he have in this fight? Do you think he wants to go to Washington to make some more friends?

By the way, David has ventured outside of his own little world to become a good friend of mine. I am just a normal guy who is struggling financially beyond belief. Although David and I are now good friends, I would never let him know the financial situation that being laid off has personally affected me and my family. Knowing him and Bonnie, his wife, they would be doing whatever to help me out. I grew up on a farm in Newton county and worked hard to get where I am and I am much too proud for that.

DAVID IS THE REAL DEAL!  He reminds me a lot of Ronald Reagan (love him or leave him).

If you are happy with government, AS IS, then vote for Jack Kingston and you will not be disappointed. If you want conservative values, entitlements stifled, real conservative core values in place, etc., then vote for Perdue.

Jack had his chance. ONE MORE THING, Tell me all the major landmark bills and changes that Jack has made in the last 22 years. I'm serious. I'm not the smartest person in the world and would like to know because I have lived in GA my entire life and have barely heard of Jack kingston until this race.

This is in no way a message to incite you to be mad at me but rather a message just to let you know that I know David Perdue and he is truly a good man and would make an excellent US Senator.

Thanks and have a great day!

honested
honested

@DavidFarrar 

The remaining obvious choice is Michelle Nunn, yet I doubt you are willing to accept the level of evolution required to cast that Vote.

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@DavidFarrar 13 years and thousands of dollars in fines and taxes isn't amnesty, even in birther world.

And if you're a Christian, you might want to look up Leviticus 19:34.

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@EdUktr 'ongoing Obama recession?' You mean the current economy? With lower unemployment than anytime since 1999? And the stock market at record highs?

That recession?

The_Real_Centrist
The_Real_Centrist

@EdUktr   Do you remember the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986?  That law was originally proposed by Ronald Reagan and provided amnesty for almost 3 million people.  Look it up, Education Man.  You do know how to do that, right?  

Kamchak
Kamchak

@EdUktr 

 The 18 million Americans without full-time employment certainly understand what an amnesty is, and aren't fooled by putting it in quotation marks. 

Amnesty?

1986 Ronaldo Reaganendez called and said, "I got your amnesty hangin' right here, sport."

wsecrest
wsecrest

@EdUktr You mean the ongoing GOP recession - by not taking action on any of the Presidents proposals, Congress is the true owner of all this mess. You would think an "educator" would know this.

honested
honested

@JacketMan 

Think of it as the 'Business Union', that really ticks them off.

DavidFarrar
DavidFarrar

@honested @DavidFarrar


Right, now there is an obvious vote for amnesty for not only 11 million illegal aliens already in this country, but 10 to 15 more family members, and counting.


ex animo

davidfarrar


DavidFarrar
DavidFarrar

@The_Real_Centrist @DavidFarrar


Go ahead; you are as entitled to your delusions as I am to mine. Look, I am sure David Perdue thinks he can represent the good people of Georgia in Washington, but I am also sure when David Perdue votes in favor of the little people back home, it will also be for the benefit of David Perdue and his world.


ex animo

davidfarrar

DennisBarnhart
DennisBarnhart

@CherokeeCounty  so how more verses from the old testament do YOU obey??..... NO one is against legal immigration..... ALL that come hear ILLEGALLY must be sent back and allowed to come in the RIGHT WAY

DavidFarrar
DavidFarrar

@CherokeeCounty


But I said that. A pathway to amnesty, IS amnesty. Sorry for the confusion. As a birther, I have personally checked this point out about Kingston. He does not and he will not support the US Chamber of Commerce's view on a pathway to amnesty, period.


ex animo

davidfarrar 

DavidFarrar
DavidFarrar

@The_Real_Centrist @DavidFarrar


Kingston has done more than just say he is opposed to amnesty. He has steadfastly opposed amnesty in the House, even a pathway to amnesty, and steadfastly stood by his word. You simply cannot get a more grassroot Republican Tea Party supporter in the Senate than Jack Kingston. I know because I, too, am a Republican Tea Party supporter who has done more than just talk the talk, has David Perdue when he isn't running for Congress?


ex animo

davidfarrar


BuckheadBoy
BuckheadBoy

@CherokeeCounty @EdUktr No, I suppose that by use of "ongoing"  he's referring to the economic conditions that still exist here in Banana Republican Land, as the Recession actually ended for the country as a whole in June 2009. But, his ascribing to Obama or illegal immigration Georgia today ranking 44th as to unemployment and 49th in per capita income growth does defy logical explanation. 

DennisBarnhart
DennisBarnhart

@wsecrest @EdUktr  Seriously  Obama has had 5 years to fix a mess and HE still cannot get it right ....But I didn't expect him to KNOW how to do anything..... his inexperience  was lacking but no one cared.......

DavidFarrar
DavidFarrar

@CherokeeCounty No, I am sorry. I misunderstood your comment. It is amnesty


Extending any special treatment to those who have broken our laws while insisting that those law to observed for others, is amnesty.


ex animo

davidfarrar