Posted: 6:38 pm Monday, July 21st, 2014

U.S. Chamber goes last-minute negative on ‘baby’ David Perdue 

By Daniel Malloy

David Perdue’s tussle with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, we surmised, was timed so the Chamber did not have enough time to drop a negative ad.

Well, on Election Eve, here comes the Chamber with an ad blasting Perdue and pumping Jack Kingston as voters go to the polls. It even stole his baby theme. Here’s the script:

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce stands up for American enterprise. We fight for jobs. So why is David Perdue attacking us?

“Well, he sought our endorsement several times but didn’t get it. Now, losing and desperate, David is crying like a little baby.

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce proudly stands with conservative champion Jack Kingston. This Tuesday, get out and vote.”

Two takeaways: 1. The Chamber really, really does not like Perdue. 2. Such a late move is another sign that this is a very close race.

26 comments
JonLester
JonLester

I don't know if I like anything else about David Perdue, but I do appreciate his part in this episode with the CoC.

Charles50
Charles50

It's very close, but I hope the Chamber doesn't end up eating its words.

Jack_Republican
Jack_Republican

The national chamber supported Hillarycare. That's when I removed my membership from the local. And then they threatened to not recommend my firm any longer. Carter and Nunn are cut from the same cloth as Obama. Voting for either of them is furthering the stampede of more welfare paid for by working people.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

For any who may have followed my thinking regarding voting in the Republican primary tomorrow, I wish to post the following.


I had previously crossed over political parties to vote for Republican Dr. John Barge for Georgia's Governor because, imho, he has sacrificed his own political career in order to save public education for all of Georgia's public school students. Regarding my voting plans for tomorrow in the Republican Run-off, I have altered my earlier voting thoughts in casting a vote for a political strategy purpose. I have now decided that I cannot lend my name, which represents who and what I am, via how I vote, to either Republican candidate for the U. S. Senate from Georgia.  Because I do not support the political positions of either David Perdue or Jack Kingston, I will not be voting for either of these two candidates. The election tomorrow will fall as it will without any vote from me for Georgia's U. S. Senator.  I will, however, vote tomorrow for Dr. Mike Buck for Georgia's Superintendent of Schools, a colleague of Dr. John Barge. 


In November, I will vote for Michelle Nunn for U. S. Senator from Georgia, for Jason Carter for Governor of Georgia, and, hopefully, for Valarie Wilson as Georgia's Superintendent of Schools, if she wins tomorrow's Democratic Run-off.

MichaelHannigan
MichaelHannigan

AntiC 

"or that lady castrating hogs in Iowa." 

Pity she can't take a quick trip to GA and castrate some of the liberal bloggers on this blog.

btn
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Close race or they had too much money in the bank and had to spend it all?


I suspect this one isn't within 15 points when all is said and done. 

BusinessMan
BusinessMan

If the Chamber hates him, I'm voting for him.

LHardingDawg
LHardingDawg

This will all be over tomorrow when we can get down to the business of electing another real Georgian to be one of our senators. Wednesday morning everything changes.

EdUktr
EdUktr

Hey Jim, you going to give THIS story the same "bombshell" multi-day coverage you gave LaBerge's memo?

"Text and email messages obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution between Holly LaBerge and Chris Riley show the ethics commission director and Gov. Nathan Deal’s chief of staff exchanging lighthearted missives just hours after LaBerge claims Riley pressured her to settle ethics cases against his boss’ campaign ..."

Today's AJC

CuriousPrime
CuriousPrime

The CoC reaction is that Perdue is acting like a typical corporate CEO rather than the milktoast types like Chambliss, Isakson, and Kingston.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

By all accounts, Perdue stormed out of his interview with the CoC. I don't know much about Perdue, but he does not strike me as the kind of person to turn his back on a group of nattering nabobs, then come back and seek "our endorsement several times .... Now, losing and desperate, David is crying like a little baby." That is Bulls**t, and I believe Perdue could not care less about the endorsement of the real crybabies, the COC

If the CoC had any integrity, they would had said, "in our hearts we wanted to endorse Perdue, he is one of us. He wants amnesty so our building industry, big agriculture, retail and others will have a cheap and abundant labor pool, while he ships good manufacturing jobs overseas, which we have been doing for years.  For some reason though, Perdue wouldn't kiss up, or maybe had ideas of his own about tax reform, raising revenue and other issues we abhor. Thus we could not endorse him and found a marionette we could control in kingston. Why else would we pump $4MILLION into the campaign of a backwoods tp rube, whose only private enterprise experience is as an insurance salesman. So please please please vote for our puppet. Although $4 Million isn't much money to us gazillionaires, we hate to think we wasted it on kingston. It could have been used to buy another useful idiot, like mitch mcconnell, or that lady castrating hogs in Iowa."

But, again, that is if they had any integrity,  yeah, right!

LookbeforeIleap
LookbeforeIleap

Off topic, but Greg Bluestein posted an article a half hour ago insinuating that, based on text messages, Ms LeBarge maybe wasn't feeling so threatened by Nathan's minions.


But the article is behind the pay-wall which seems just a wee bit fishy.  Will we see anything about it in this column or are you guys going to give the cray-cray AJC Liberal Agenda conspiracy nuts some actual ammunition?

diegoblanco
diegoblanco

Can't support a candidate that is in bed with the CoC....

DS
DS

From the US Chamber of Commerce website:

"The U.S. Chamber has collaborated with a variety of odd bedfellows including faith organizations, law enforcement, and ethnic groups to build a movement for commonsense immigration reform that strengthens border security, expands the number of visas for high- and lesser-skilled workers, makes improvements to the federal employment verification system, and provides an earned lawful status for the undocumented with no future bar to citizenship. The door to the American dream must always remain open."

From Jack Kingston's website:

"Jack Kingston opposes amnesty in any form. He believes we should secure the border and enforce the laws we have on the books already. Jack wants to crack down on those who knowingly hire illegal immigrants and prevent them from exploiting public assistance programs meant for American citizens."

Odd bedfellows indeed.

Lengel
Lengel

@Charles50  I hope that the Chamber DOES end up eating its words.  Chew slowly.

Charles50
Charles50

@Jack_Republican Move away from the Faux News Network.  You do realize that many of the people on welfare WORK.  Yeah, they just don't get paid a decent wage.  It could their fault.  It could be the economy.  But whatever the reason, they need some help.  The cold, heartlessness of Republicans never cease to amaze me.  

PoliticalOutsider
PoliticalOutsider

Jack the typical Republican

Do you know any facts about how many Americans are actually on welfare, or do you just reply on Fox FauxNews? It may shock you, but it's a relatively small percentage for a civilized nation. Here, educated yourself:

If you use those who are supported by Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)--best described as a federal largess to indigent families with dependent children--as stated by the Dept. of Health the data suggests 1.7% of the total population that derive over 50% of their income from Welfare supports. The number stated that receive any portion of their support from from welfare assistance--including food stamps--it is 29,900,000 or roughly 8% of the total population in the United States. This breaks down to: 39% white 11,661,000 of 29,900,000 recipients 38% black 11,362,000 of 29,900,000 17% Hispanic 5,083,000 of 29,900,000 The strictest sense of the term though would be those getting income directly from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services which is about 8% of the total population that receives some form of assistance and 1.7% that receive most of their income (50% or more) from these programs.

Lengel
Lengel

@MaryElizabethSings  You obviously are not a business owner who has employees that depend on you.  You want a Senator that who will spoon-feed you, coddle you, and spend money that isn't yours.  I'm Glad you are no longer associated with people whom give a damn about our Nation.

CuriousPrime
CuriousPrime

@EdUktr Y'all funny making like this blog is on the front page of the AJC.  Please know that conservative don't pay attention to their polls, and we now know why!

LHardingDawg
LHardingDawg

It's the AJC, does this move surprise you? Not me.

PoliticalOutsider
PoliticalOutsider

Auntielogic

I know from someone who was in the room, that Perdue showed up 45 minutes late for the meeting, then refused to answer their questions, yelled that he was insulted that the Chamber hadn't already endorsed him, then stormed out. Two days later, he called to apologize. Trust me, he wanted their endorsement so badly that his anger got the best of him and he showed is egotistical a$$.

AWA1
AWA1

@LookbeforeIleap not much to the article, really. Basically says that she & gov's people had some standard communications about various matters after the alleged threating messages.  My take is that those don't really mean much. The chair of the ethics commission told her to document the threatening messages, and she did so ... and later that memo comes to light.  Frankly, she's toxic, and the gov.'s staff should be too.  Ethics commission needs to be walled-off from communications by the gov and gov's staff... no need for them to be communicating whatsoever.


AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@DS If there were no such thing as hypocrisy, repups would invent it.

Lengel
Lengel

@PoliticalOutsider  He showed up 45 minutes late because he had no intention of doing business with The Chamber.  The Chamber is not a positive endorsement.  Perdue did right to blow The Chamber off.  He called back as a curious because his 'People' told him not to burn bridges.  He knew that that bridge was burnt down before the meeting started.  He's a very logical person.


Your inside source is prejudice, therefore he/she is not creditable.

Charles50
Charles50

@AWA1 @LookbeforeIleap Not to mention, Riley may have given his previous text some consideration and decided he better tone things down.  It doesn't mean the threat was any less intended.