Posted: 6:00 am Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Michelle Nunn takes her first televised swings at David Perdue 

By Daniel Malloy

Democrat Michelle Nunn is up with her first negative ad of the campaign, taking aim at Republican David Perdue on his business career and reviving some of the attacks lobbed his way during the lengthy GOP primary.

Its claims — under the “real world” theme also found in Nunn’s Saturday speech in Dublin — focus on outsourcing at Haggar, job losses at Pillowtex and closed Georgia plants at Sara Lee when Perdue was an executive. (More background on Perdue’s business career from Shannon McCaffrey and James Salzer here; Politifact looked at Pillowtex claims in a Jack Kingston ad here.)

The ad escalates Nunn’s bombardment on the airwaves since the end of the Republican runoff. Her latest buy includes $113,000 for the next week on WSB-Atlanta alone. (The Washington Post’s Reid Wilson reports that it is a $360,000 buy in all.)

Perdue, meanwhile, is restocking his campaign bank account, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Ending Spending Action Fund lob attacks in his stead.

363 comments
Bernie31
Bernie31

Mae Lin from Beijing China say you can keep Yella Teeth Governor. She say Yella teeth Governor grin all time but keep hand in Pockets. Chinese People Never Trust grinning Yella teeth Man with hands always stuffed in Pockets. Sign of Greedy and Selfish Man, Man with Hand always in Pocket think only of Himself. No one else. We know this type of Man and Not Good Man. Lazy man and really not want Give Chinese good Deal. Yet his Name is Deal but he no give GOOD DEAL. All who DEAL with Man like this always get SHORT Stick. Man name Deal always get more than all others.


Georgia , You Keep this MAN, Chinese People we NOT WANT. Man not have good Soul. Soul Angry and comes with Bad Karma. Man name Deal have no Jobs Record. Not same with Man David Perdue who close (2) Georgia Factories just for Chinese People.  This is kind of Georgia business Man we always want to see with smile. He got PURDY Mouth too! did I say that right?

Bernie31
Bernie31

Jest spoke wit muh Friend in Bejing China. Mae Lin say David Perdue is a Good Man. He Love Chinese People Long time! )) Many wonder why David want to go to U.S. Senate for so little Wal-mart Dollars....( a little inside joke, she say) Mae Lin say David make more Wal-mart Dollars, if David Perdue continue sending Georgia Jobs!

David Perdue is a "HERO" in China. He Brought Us Jobs when we got tired of working in that APPLE Factory. Dealing with as many 5-10 Jumpers during a 18hour work day with (1) One (15) fifteen minute Lunch Break is TOUGH.  David Perdue made sure we got 20minutes for Lunch. That is Big Money in China. We also wondered why David Perdue always walked around with a GOLd Parachute on All the Time. It was asif he was going somewhere in any minute...but where?

Send David Perdue back to Us....David Perdue knows how to find and get Jobs for the Chinese People. Thanks America....for the Exclusive OIL Contracts in Iraq thanks to W. We miss him too! when W. was around our economy was BANGIN! 

We especially liked how W. left all of the Backdoors open in the U.S. Computer Networks too. Send another Republican like David Perdue Back to Us. Old Chines saying...One Perdue in hand is worth 2 U.S. Factories.


P.S - She says ,Thanks for making ALL of yer U.S. Dollars Permanent Chinese Citizens too. Whenever yer shop at Wal-Mart, know you are a very important part of our Economy. We send you Crap and you send us U.S. Dollars. The Bank of The Peoples Republic of China send their regards too. they say,  "Keep dem U.S. Dollars coming and send us Back David Perdue. Hey ya'll!"


bigdoggie1
bigdoggie1

Get him, Michelle! Perdue only supports Georgia's white oligarchs. You support the regular Georgian!

Infraredguy
Infraredguy

You mean that Michelle " I don't have " Nunn ( experience that is ) handlers are taking swings at Purdue and they have too because Nunn has zero experience or background and when her Grandmother died, there went her " experience " The Washington Democrats will be looking for another " Name " after Nov.

Reaganite
Reaganite

It's amazing how entertaining the blogs are.  I use to buy a paper just to read Bloom County and The Far Side.  Now we have blogs and one only has to read the blog of a political article to be entertained for a week!!!!  And to think the AJC doesn't have to pay for blog content!!!!!

Truly, truly - stupidity is its own reward.  Now let's see what kind of hilarity I can drum up.

If your line of reasoning and basis for supporting Michelle Nunn is that she hasn't laid people off but David Purdue has - never, never, never, ever, ever, ever quit your job (if you have one.)  You definitely haven't ever signed a paycheck and you probably never will.  You have probably been laid off but maybe not.  However your prospects for getting laid off in the future are 100%.  You think 99 weeks of unemployment helps people and that SNAP/EBT boosts the economy. Two positions you will never hold - Economics Professor or Congressman/Congresswoman.  Even Michelle Nunn wouldn't base her vote on whether an executive has laid somebody off or not.

If you make serious statements about whether or not Jesus Christ was a "community organizer" then you don't even have kindergartner's understanding of who Jesus Christ was or what a "community organizer" does.  If you joke about Jesus Christ being a "community organizer" then you don't understand Exodus 20:7.

Has John Edwards use to say - "there are two Americas."

ljax
ljax

I should not have to remind everybody but the community is where the help is needed.  Michelle Nunn has done that.  What has Perdue done for the community.  Nothing but put people out of jobs at these companies he has managed while putting his big payday in the bank.  He is just like a lot of the others we have in Congress.  We need to replace those in Congress with more with the community experience in Washington that knows what the community problems are and solve some of these problems. Vote Nunn in November.

LongDriver
LongDriver

It didn’t take Michelle Martin, a life-long charity worker to begin her “mudslinging” against Perdue. 

Apparently, she’s unaware that demonizing your opponent and criticizing the person instead of his political ideas, is frowned upon by a majority of voters.

But, that’s politics, it is no longer about fair competition to see who is most qualified, but finding ways to cripple your opponent so you can win is the new norm.It really is sad because most people blindly believe the negative information on the person they are not voting for, but don’t hold the same standard of truth when it comes to their candidate.


Sourmash
Sourmash

Which is her real name:  Michelle Nunn or Michelle Martin?


Bill OrvisWhite
Bill OrvisWhite

We do not need more community organizers in government. We need more good businessmen like the honorable David Perdue. Community organizers are socialistic-secularists who were raised on Marxist thought. If Herman Cain says David Perdue is going to be a good senator, then that's good enough for me and millions of others who know David Perdue IS the next U.S. senator who will represent Georgia and America's best interests. It looks like this election is going to be over early, which I know will make the lefties on here very angry - then again, I live to annoy the left. Amen, Bill 

susanpegsmen
susanpegsmen

Mary Martin's sole work career is as a "charity executive", working to help really rich people give their money away. Do you really want her to have access to the public tax trough to just give money away? Obama seems to have that covered pretty well, what would she add?

GaDawgRSW
GaDawgRSW

What saddens me besides the negativity of this fall's election is the extreme waste of money. The money spent on the Governor's and Senate campaigns could be better used towards anything other than wasted advertising time or space. These ads really don't change anyone's mind. This money could be used to buy students new text books or even better yet buy iPads that digital text books could be loaded onto. Just quit throwing money away and use it to help people in need.

Old_Man
Old_Man

MY HEAD IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE!!!

Jesus was a community organizer.  Now I have just read this on Wiki:

"After his childhood Muhammad primarily worked as a merchant."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad

So Michelle Nunn is like Jesus and Perdue is like Muhammad?

I'm sort of shaking here.  This is totally backwards.

Somebody help me out here, OK?

Perdue is a terrorist?

PERDUE IS A TERRORIST!!!!

Kamchak
Kamchak

@Infraredguy 

" I don't have " Nunn ( experience that is )...

David Perdue says, "What?"

Bernie31
Bernie31

@Reaganite - David Perdue has Fired and Laid OFF more Georgians in a shorter time period than Governor Yella Teeth is responsible for New Jobs in Georgia. Governor Proudly brags of only 2,800 Jobs in 3.5 years! Jobs with Low paying Wages averaging around $9.00 per Hour.


Livable Wages? Governor Yella Teeth does NOT Give A DAMN, how much the Job Pays..His thinking is Ya got a JOB!


Tahnks Governor Yella Teeth. When I need some Butter maybe we can come a scrape some from yer TEETH. But I am sure Yer Breath smells like 3 day old MULE Fart.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@Reaganite - Jaysus would NOT Be a Republican who DENY Healthcare and CUT Foodstamps to Children,Seniors, Disabled, Mentally handicapped, Handicapped and Veterans. 

ALL know only SATAN along with his Deceitful Mean spirited Followers, would DO such a DASTARDLY ACT of Unconscionable lack of MORAL Decency that would shame a SLUG.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@Reaganite  @Reaganite Exodus (Old Testament) does not have anything to do with Jesus (New Testament).  If my memory serves me correctly Moses an Israelite whom the ten commandments were given to did not know anything about Jesus and Jewish people still do not recognize Him as the Messiah.  Another thing ole ye  supporter of Israel, Jewish people follow the Old Testament (God) and not the New Testament (Jesus).  What we have here ladies and gentlemen is another bible thumping republican who has given us his twisted version of what Jesus and His father wants us to do to clear his conscious for all of the bad things that @Reaganite and other conservatives do to God's children.  This @Reaganite is taking the Lord your God in vain and the Lord will not leave you unpunished because He is not a partisan God.  I really don't give a $h!t what you think about me because the God I worship is a loving and caring one who does not give a damn about republicans being fiscally conservative.  

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@Reaganite


Yes, there are definitely two Americas and yours is the spiritually-bankrupt America. "None are so blind as those who will not see." 


Why is it that so many of those who choose to enjoy mocking others, for their own laughter, think in such small-minded, spiritually-bereft ways?  I know why, but it would take a dissertation to explain.  In the meantime, I pity you, your pettiness.

Beccajoon
Beccajoon

@LongDriver 


Here's the deal, LongDriver...


Georgia is changing.

A lot of Georgia women - really strong, good, talented women all - are very angry. It's not just me....

That is power. Especially when we are ALL "packing" our shiny voter registration cards... and in our spare time we are also out helping other citizens obtain their voter registration cards. Yes, that is power. Works for me.

November of 2014 will show the full impact of this power as Georgia begins to turn away from the angry and arrogant "red" and with great anticipation begin to face the bold and the "blue."

And it has nothing, nothing, whatsoever, to do with "irrational anger" at white male Republicans who have run this state for years.... it is not even really about sexism.... it is so far more than that. It has even blown way the hell past Georgia's long and troubled history with racism....

Women (and so many men that we love) are nauseatingly sick of the lies, the blatant misuse of power and trust and the depletion of public resources for private and personal gain.

We are tired of inadequate and failing schools, crumbling roads, massive slashes to Medicaid funding for the poor, frozen wages, inadequate and non-existent healthcare coverage for hundreds of thousands....

Sick to death of the lies.

Just this morning, I read in the AJC that our crook of a governor, Nathan Deal, has plans to meet with Sheldon Adelson in Las Vegas.

What the hell does Sheldon Adelson care about Georgians? Why does little Nathan feel the urgency to run his fat little (expletive unfortunately deleted) all the way out there???? Isn't that supposed to be a sinful place. You tell me.

Mr. Adelson's interests in Georgia (as a indentured servitude state ~ Atlanta withstanding) are VAST you see, and that is exactly why Deal will answer the summons.

Anyhoo.... back to Ms. Nunn. Look for this fight against her opponent for US Senate (Good-ole boy, David Perdue) to get very real and sometimes that truth is inescapably ugly.

She is going to kick his (expletive again unfortunately deleted). This I know. Stay tuned for this one.

Rebecca Barton

consumedconsumer
consumedconsumer

@LongDriver LOL . . . you realize that those supporting davie struck the negative first, don't you?


and the fact that voters don't like negative ads has never stopped a candidate from running them. apparently they work. 

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@Sourmash


Just call the woman what she requests to be called.  It's really not that hard to do, if you have any respect for others at all.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@Sourmash 

 Which is her real name:  Michelle Nunn or Michelle Martin?

Liz Cheney and Elaine Chao both say, "What?"

Bernie31
Bernie31

@Bill OrvisWhite - Herman Cain...The White WOMAN womanizer? I Bet you will not leave yer GrandDaughter,Daughter or yer Wife alone in the Company of Herman Cain. When you return, they will tell you of a Tough Battle with the Dark and Smiling man with Fast and Moving Hands, they could not Keep away or OFF dey Personhood. Think of yer Granddaughter and the LOOK on her Face! Complete Horror! How can yer possibly Square to Trust a Man where yer Family Women Folk ain't SAFE to be Alone With?


That one is yer First Clue and concern....

JakeJohnson
JakeJohnson

@Bill OrvisWhite No, businessmen are people who seek large profits and run an organization that is under their control, without needing to seek out the views of the people who work for them. In government, leaders are instead obligated to represent the interests of the citizens. The state of Georgia is not a Family Dollar store. Let's make sure people who are motivated by money and accustomed to controlling other people are kept from having power.  

consumedconsumer
consumedconsumer

@Bill OrvisWhite funny, Amen, Bill . . . Jesus was a community organizer. Guess you view him as a socialistic-secularist. interesting. carry on.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@susanpegsmen


What a selfish way to perceive how money works.  I pity those like you.

consumedconsumer
consumedconsumer

@susanpegsmen hahahahahahahahahahahahaha . . . see business lobbyists are the best at getting government to give money away. just ask davie. i'm sure he knows, being the beneficiary of government largess and all. 

DS
DS

@GaDawgRSW

I salute your idealism, and I wish that these funds could be put to more productive uses too.

But Republicans believe that negative advertising works because it disgusts normal people so much that they stop following politics and don't even turn out to vote, which tilts the playing field in favor of the zealots. Scorched earth politics.

The best antidote is to support sensible candidates by giving them money, promoting them among friends and family, and getting out to vote.

Laughing at the ridiculous attack ads helps too.

consumedconsumer
consumedconsumer

@GaDawgRSW researching, preparing and running the ads employs a lot of folks. it's not like private parties are going to use the money funneled to political campaigns to support education.

honested
honested

@GaDawgRSW 

You just ran afoul of the Georgia republiklan party "quit throwing money away and use it to help people in need".

It's against the law!

Bernie31
Bernie31

@Old_Man - My Friend David Perdue is NOT The ONLY TERRORISTS Here. Ole Governor Yella Teeth is a Terrorist TOO!  Ole Yella Teeth is an Economic Terrorist the WORST KIND of TERRORIST. For this Type Terrorist Pain goes DEEPER and Reach Far more Georgians than any Harm that a Terrorist from the Middle East could EVER DO. Ask any uninsured Child in Georgia as to how is they Feel when do not Feel good and there is no Medicine or relief of Pain or discomfort given or Provided by MOM. Or a Senior Citizen who must choose between Buying Food or their Medicines, or the Veteran who is without Food,Medicine and shelter.


The Terror comes in to Play when these Services are made available through OUR Federal Government. Then to have Governor Yella TEETH DEAL callously with GREAT and ARROGANCE  with a Hefty dose of Great Republican PRIDE with a Smile says.....NO! The Poorest and Neediest among US Feel Great TERROR! A Terror as to what are they going to survive without this assistance. How can one Possibly be PRO-LIFE and be against the betterment and Health of the most Vulnerable and Sickest among Us?


How Dare they refer to themselves as a GOD FEARING CHRISTIAN PEOPLE! These Children of Darkness are not What and Who they claim to be. They are EVIL! There is no other way it can be viewed but as Callously Evil, uncaring and without Compassion. This is the Georgia GOP, their Members and their Supporters. Nothing about them resembles the Love,Mercy,compassion, forgiveness and intent of the gracious words of JESUS. NUTHIN!

LHardingDawg
LHardingDawg

@Old_Man  The "Old Man" has absolutely lost it today. At least he doesn't give donated monies to Hamas.

bigdoggie1
bigdoggie1

@StraightNoChaser Jews don't recognize Jesus as their lord and savior.

Protestants don't recognize the Pope as the vessel of Christ on earth.

And Baptists don't recognize each other in a liquor store!

MichaelHannigan
MichaelHannigan

@MaryElizabethSings 

I can say with authority (from the Bible) that you MaryElizabeth(can't)Sing, you are definitely part of that "spiritually-bankrupt" America.  Anyone who condones killing of an innocent human being in it's mother's womb (aka: abortion) cannot and does not believe in a God who is the creator of all things.  Well, dearie, "God is Pro-Life" and you are one of the brain-dead's who want to argue with Him. Good Luck, airhead.  Abortion denies God His most precious creation.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@Beccajoon - I love yer thinking!  It smells of a Winner for The People of Georgia. These Yahoos are facing their Waterloo and it ain't pretty and they do not want to swim in it. Who can in good Faith say that Satan...I mean Nathan Deal is a Good and Honorable Man?


This Man SHADY DEAL, represents and reminds many of US, everything WE all Hate About Politicians. 


Whenever you see NATHAN, a Long SOAPY shower seems like the thing to Do NEXT. Not since the Days of Lester Maddox has a Georgia Governor been Hated and Despised so much by The People of Georgia.

A Filthy, Low Rent Human Being is all can be said of his Character and Leadership. Plain ole disgusting FILTH of a Man, whose Legacy will be one of Regret and Disappointment.

bigdoggie1
bigdoggie1

@Beccajoon Word up, Rebecca! I'm a liberal man who stands behind every point you said!

Dump "Raw" Deal! Pound Perdue!

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@Beccajoon


Rebecca Barton, please submit your words, above, to the AJC's editorial board for possible publication in the AJC.  E-mail your edited version to:  letters@ajc.com.


 Keep your words under 150.  Give your name, address, and telephone number(s).  Edit somewhat before sending so that you do not duplicate ideas, but keep the driving force of energy of your message as it now flows. And, please end with your line, "Sick to death of the lies." Great ending!  Good luck.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@Beccajoon


Rebecca Barton,


I have the utmost respect for your strength and for your insight.  You called it EXACTLY the way it is in Georgia today.  Time moves on and things are changing in Georgia.  I must repost the heart of your perceptions, below, because they are right on the money.  Brava!

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


"Women (and so many men that we love) are nauseatingly sick of the lies, the blatant misuse of power and trust and the depletion of public resources for private and personal gain.


We are tired of inadequate and failing schools, crumbling roads, massive slashes to Medicaid funding for the poor, frozen wages, inadequate and non-existent healthcare coverage for hundreds of thousands.... 

Sick to death of the lies."

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@MichaelHannigan John 8:7 But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her".   Right to life does not stop in the delivery room it continues with feeding, housing and sheltering a child.  God is pro-life inside and outside of the womb.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@MichaelHannigan - Jesus said foremost to ALL Christians. Do unto Others as you would have them Do unto YOU!

In Republican Bibles and Churches this Wisdom has a Line Drawn through it and below it handwritten in all of their Bibles. 


"Do unto others FIRST! this way they know WHO got dey Attention and DEY Know who is in Charge!" 

"Love the Fetus, but hate the Child" is their Next favorite Bible Verse. and i love the last one.


"Poor People are ALL BUMS and Takers. The more you do fer them the more hey expect for you to do. So the Smart Man does Nothing fer them. as a matter fact by nothing fer them provides for a faster meeting to OUR Lord and Savior....JAYSUS."

NOlongerRepublican
NOlongerRepublican

@MichaelHannigan Did I miss all the verses in the Bible where Jesus himself talked about abortion? Is that what he really put emphasis on? Or was it something else?

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@NorthAtlanta


I don't give a two-cents worth what you think, North Atlanta.  I've got your number and I know what you are made of.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@NorthAtlanta 


From where I sit, you don't have a clue, NA.  And, you have a sneaky, mean spirit to boot.