Posted: 2:52 pm Saturday, August 30th, 2014

A Super PAC’s off-beat, aerial campaign against Michelle Nunn 

By Daniel Malloy

 

Ending Spending Action Fund's banner flying over Athens (courtesy Ending Spending)

Ending Spending Action Fund’s banner flying over Athens (courtesy Ending Spending)

Ending Spending Action Fund is taking to a different kind of airway to continue its million-dollar-plus assault on Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn.

Tailgaters at the Georgia-Clemson and Georgia Tech-Wofford games today, and the NASCAR race Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, will see the above message from the Super PAC, linking Nunn to President Barack Obama.

In addition, Ending Spending is launching a radio ad accusing Nunn of being an Obama “rubber stamp” and bringing up the Virtual Murrell fundraiser. It also bought TV ad time during those aforementioned events for full penetration of Georgia’s sporting inclined voters.

And the group is launching a new AbsolutelyNunn.com website, featuring the web video shown below. It is a faux positive ad for Nunn featuring the full litany of attacks — from the leaked memo to her Brunswick land deal to her D.C.-area upbringing.

Ending Spending president Brian Baker described it as a Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update-ish” spoof. We’ll let you decide if it’s more Tina Fey or Colin Quinn.

146 comments
Hiwata
Hiwata

Dawson County/Burts Pumpkin Farm incident = obliteration of constitutional rights.  No sheriff's identification/badge given upon request.  Time for me to get my conceal carry permit, obviously.

Hiwata
Hiwata

Perdue will win just because he is a republican and the voters are too busy texting, driving, AND lining up babysitters and/or dinner parties as they commute to work.  A.K.A: Out of touch "folks" with not enough time to think about what is going on around them at the present moment.  I'm so sure the corrupt insurance commissioner will win, too, by at least a 70-30 percentage.  (Did you even see that your home and auto insurance rates increased as a result of fraudulent hail damage claims?)  Doubtful.  Wake up people!

Hiwata
Hiwata

Perdue will win just because he is a republican and the voters are too busy texting, driving, AND lining up babysitters and/or dinner parties as they commute to work.  A.K.A: Out of touch "folks" with not enough time to think about what is going on around them at the present moment.  I'm so sure the corrupt insurance commissioner will win, too, by at least a 70-30 percentage.  (Did you even see that your home and auto insurance rates increased as a result of fraudulent hail damage claims?)  Doubtful.  Wake up people!

Hiwata
Hiwata

Perdue will win just because he is a republican and the voters are too busy texting, driving, and lining up babysitters and/or dinner parties as they commute to work.  A.K.A: Out of touch "folks" with not enough time to think about what is going on around them at the present moment.  I'm so sure the corrupt insurance commissioner will win, too, by at least a 70-30 percentage.  (Did you even see that your home and auto insurance rates increased as a result of fraudulent hail damage claims?)  Doubtful.  Wake up people!

hall8500
hall8500

This race will not be close Perdue could hold up a bank the day before election & still win by 10 points this is not Florida or Ohio! Georgia will vote Perdue in based off obama's failures! Nunn may in deed be good at what she does but a vote for her is a vote for obama so relax go post on other close races this one will not be close

GraceD
GraceD

Please consider adding a "thumbs down" to show disapproval of some comments. I think that would be a lot fairer.

And show what people are really thinking.

SouthGeorgiareader
SouthGeorgiareader

Nunn will be good for Georgia.  You have to think beyond all the negative stuff the GOP is throwing at the wall---none of it is sticking.  It is important for families to send a kind and compassionate person to the Senate.  The GOP will not help us at the national or state level, so we have to begin to help ourselves by voting for her. 

ByteMe
ByteMe

Only old people look up at airplane banners.  People under 50 are glued to their iPhone screens.

Hodor
Hodor

Damn, she is to ugly to vote for!

Sagacious
Sagacious

A vote for Nunn is a vote for Harry Reid, Obama and socialism!

MHSmith
MHSmith

Citizen journalist forcibly removed from public event

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. -- Nydia Tisdale still has bruises a week after she was arrested by a Dawson County Sheriff's Deputy for recording video at a public political rally.

Tisdale says she had permission to shoot video. She runs an independent website, AboutForsyth.com. For several minutes she was there recording the political speeches.

It's not clear when her presence was no longer welcome. But it appears to begin when Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens made a joke about Democratic Senate Candidate Michelle Nunn.

"I thought I was gonna absolutely puke listening to her," Hudgens said.

He then looked at Tisdale's camera and said, "I don't know why you're video tapping."

She was later asked to leave, but she refused. Finally, she was forcibly removed by a Dawson County Sheriff's Deputy.

"It's traumatic, it's emotional. I was doing absolutely nothing wrong," Tisdale said, "I had a video camera. And to use that much force?"

In the video, you can see Dawson County GOP Chairwoman Linda Clay Umberger walk out because she's so upset.

"I don't know why people are treating you this way, this is wrong," Umberger said.

Tisdale is charged with trespassing and obstructing an officer. She is considering her legal actions.

 http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/2014/08/30/journalist-removed-arrested/14888345/

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Think the GOP has a problem?  

EdUktr
EdUktr


"Michelle Nunn's chance of winning is only 12 percent."

—the New York Times, August 20th: 

http://tinyurl.com/ke8bb64

Will be interesting to see how much longer liberal money flows her way. There are too many other races out there where a liberal is still in the running.

td1234
td1234

A little off topic but I read a story yesterday that the Republican party in Georgia is reaching out to the Asian community in a big way to register them and get them to the polls. Asian community leaders in Gwinn caounty sound real responsive to the outreach. 


This is a great move on the Republican's part. Asians are a lot closer to Republicans on fiscal matters and are great small business people. If the Asian vote can be carried by Republicans in the future then this state will stay Republican for many more years to come. 

Creekwood
Creekwood

Michelle Nunn got this. Folks in Georgia need her desperately.

td1234
td1234

There are 162 people listening on the DAWGS blog and there are 42 on this one. Progressives have no chance to rule this state. 

MHSmith
MHSmith

@GraceD ....... Just tell'em you disapprove.  

ConservativeBlackGuy
ConservativeBlackGuy

@GraceD Well, if they did that REAL conservatives like me would have to face the fact 2 out of 3 people think I'm stupid and I couldn't handle that.

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

@Hodor  That's malodor isn't it?  Remove yourself from society.

RoadScholar
RoadScholar

@Hodor And you sir are a pig! Are you too stupid to vote for the best candidate too?

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

@Sagacious  You do not appear to understand the American form of government.  Each elected person has an independent vote.  Maybe there is an online course you could sign up for - it will help when your citizenship test comes up.  Good luck.

td1234
td1234

@MHSmith Nope because this was a decision of the property owner and the second she refused to abide by the property owners wishes and stop taping then she was guilty of trespassing. 

MHSmith
MHSmith

@EdUktr

Posted: 6:19 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Poll: Nunn widens lead over Perdue

ATLANTA —

A new poll in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race shows Republican candidate David Perdue is slipping further behind Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn.

The Landmark Communications poll conducted exclusively for WSB-TV asked active Georgia voters who they would choose if the election were held today.

Nunn received 47 percent of the vote and Perdue received 40 percent. Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford received 3 percent and 10 percent of respondents remain undecided.

“David Perdue being behind Michelle Nunn is surprising,” Channel 2 political analyst Bill Crane said.

td1234
td1234

@EdUktr The attacks will start shortly because these progressives do not like to be told they are going to lose. 

RoadScholar
RoadScholar

@td1234 "This is a great move on the Republican's part."

Yeah, because even their party members are considering to vote for Democrats! No one else is following the repubs! Oh except you!


And " Gwinn caounty" ? What? Frothing at your mouth? Keyboard?

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@td1234 I'm also going to marry an Asian, td.

Republicans have very little chance in that community.

Just like God's Chosen People, Asians will vote overwhelmingly for Democrats.

Nobody_Knows
Nobody_Knows

@td1234 

I'm sure the top political pollsters use the AJC political and football blogs as part of their polling varialbes.

LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

@Hodor  Also, malodor - I believe most of us learned the use of to and too back in grammar school.  Maybe your abilities are limited.  I think Michelle is actually an attractive woman - but her mind is most important - you should review yours before making comments.  You are embarrassing yourself.

td1234
td1234

@Ralph-43 @Sagacious And when they do not follow the party line then they get no good committee assignments and no money from the national party for re-election. With that said Nunn will be just another vote from Obama and the Obama agenda. 

SueDeaunym
SueDeaunym

@td1234 @MHSmith  {yawn}  SNORT!  Oh. . . it's YOU. . . again?    


You really JUST DON'T GET IT, DO YOU?!?  Even IF, legally, she WAS guilty of trespassing (which my lawyer family members say is very doubtful), her malicious treatment there did some SERIOUS DAMAGE to the Georgia GOP's  political image.  Every time (I've counted at least 25) you've blathered that same old pathetic argument, you make it clear to anyone with any sense (and sensitivity) that you represent a face of conservativism that is mean-spirited, bull-headed, and JUST PLAIN STUPID!


I'm quite certain that Olens and Umberger, Republican Attorney General and party chairperson, if you encountered them, would tell you to SHUDDA FUGGUP!


But, PLEASE, keep posting that tired, irrelevant, and idiotic argument!  Every time you do, you remind everyone that what was wrong at the pumpkin farm is just as wrong in those who justify it, and thus is wrong with the GOP at large.  The Republican party, with your help, is bringing shame and self-destruction on itself.

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

@MHSmith  Thanks for the update on Ms. Tisdale's physical injuries.  Poor old Hudgens as stuck that fat foot in his mouth so many times he has become a poster boy for Republican stupidity.  These old neo-Confederates think they are back on the plantation giving orders to underlings.  No wonder they hate the United States and Democracy - they've been defeated and now about to be made submissive.  Quite a blow - but a little exercise would be good for those expanding waistlines and clogged cerebral arteries.

MHSmith
MHSmith

@td1234 @MHSmith 
When the Dawson County GOP Chairwoman Linda Clay Umberger says Tisdale was mistreated and walked out in protest, you think politically the GOP doesn't have a problem?


Yeah, the GOP has a big political problem with women voters and it just got bigger.


YEP!

EdUktr
EdUktr

@MHSmith @EdUktr

Yeah, the New York Times editor saw that outlier poll—and discounted it. Guess he's not as smart as you, eh? http://tinyurl.com/ke8bb64

td1234
td1234

@CherokeeCounty Good for you because most of the ones I know work hard, are extremely intelligent,  do not play those silly woman games and know how to raise children with high expectations. 

td1234
td1234

@Nobody_Knows @td1234 I am sure they do not use the blogs in their calculation but I know Nate Silver uses intensity level and it if looking at the example I gave a indication of intensity level then Democrats in Georgia are in huge trouble. 

SueDeaunym
SueDeaunym

@Ralph-43 @Hodor Equally important, if not moreso, is her heart.  Absent from a great proportion of GOP are sensitivity, compassion, and integrity.  

ConservativeBlackGuy
ConservativeBlackGuy

@MHSmith @td1234 See, the problem here is that poor ol' Ralph forgot. That's right...he forgot. Ralph forgot that people who are women and people who don't own property can vote. It's not his fault he forgot. He's from a different time so we shouldn't judge.


MHSmith
MHSmith

@EdUktr Guess you and the New York Times editor just do not like anyone or anything that disagrees with your subjectivity.

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@td1234 @Nobody_Knows Yeah I think you should approach Nate with your analysis - that because more people are paying attention to football than politics on a football Saturday, that the Dems are in trouble.

I bet he would really appreciate your insight, td.

(You just can't make this stuff up, can you.....)

ConservativeBlackGuy
ConservativeBlackGuy

@MHSmith @EdUktr See, the problem here is that all these polls forget that women and people who don't own land can vote. As a matter of fact, I bet poor ol' Ralph Hudgens gave them their polling sample. It's not his fault he forgot about that. He's from a different time so we shouldn't judge.

td1234
td1234

@CherokeeCounty That is your interpretation as to what I wrote but to take your point a little farther there is not a day on these blogs where there are not more people paying attention to UGA blogs than political blogs in this state. 

ConservativeBlackGuy
ConservativeBlackGuy

@CherokeeCounty @NWGAL @td1234 See, the problem here is math. There are about 36 unregistered Asians. If Gwinnett GOP registers 100% of them, then 95% of them will change their ethnicity to Black and vote Democratic anyways.


You wanna know about the other 5%? They won't vote. Not because they're lazy or apathetic. It's because they know it won't matter. They know the numbers. They're good at math...

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@td1234 @CherokeeCounty Likely true in any state, red or blue.

So what? 

Seriously I don't get your 'logic'.  You think that because more people are paying attention to football than politics, in August, the first weekend of college football, that that's bad news for Democrats?

How so?

td1234
td1234

@CherokeeCounty Dang go drink some wine and chill. If you were a college football fan then you would understand. 

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@td1234 @CherokeeCounty LOL.

I am a college football fan, again, you don't think Dems are football fans?

I'm sorry, I knew when I responded to your post that I was entering never never land with you - shoulda known better.

RoadScholar
RoadScholar

@CherokeeCounty @td1234 "you don't think.."

He can't think clearly because he is busy making so many unfounded comments so often, he believes them!