Former senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole passes away
Thomas Massie used to be one of my favorite Congressmen. That was before he started going overboard trying to pander to the MAGA crowd. Hopefully, he'll settle down next year or after the midterms.
The Former Guy and Stacey Abrams have quite a bit in common. Both are election truthers and both are sore losers who refused to concede accept the outcome of their respective elections. In the case of the former President, it turned deadly on 1-6. In any case, there is nothing more I want than to see than Stacey Abrams lose in 2022. It is perhaps no surprise that Trump would rather have Abrams than Kemp, which shows that his personal grievances matter more than conservatism. That ought to be disqualifying even to voters who had a more positive view or Trump’s presidency.
Governor Kemp squeaked by in 2018, which was an election year very favorable to Democrats with Trump as sitting President. Also, congresswoman Karen Handel lost her House seat to progressive Democrat Lucy McBath after barely getting by Jon Ossoff in a special election in 2017. And all this was after then Congressman and later HHS Secretary Tom Price won in 2016 by 23 percent. Karen Handel lost a rematch in 2020, which was indicative Trump’s toxicity in the formerly GOP leaning Atlanta suburbs of Cobb and Gwinnett counties.
In contrast, 2022 is likely to be a much more favorable electoral climate for the GOP(so far), mainly due to the incompetence and solid left of center governance of Biden and the Democrats. Governor Kemp would have the advantage over Abrams even stronger than in 2018, had the Former Guy and his sycophants not been out to get revenge on those who refused to steal the election and acquiesced to the Big Lie. And Purdue represents Trump’s thirst for revenge against Kemp, Raffensperger, Sterling, and others who held firm against Trump’s attempt to steal Georgia in 2020. He isn’t so much running against Abrams as he is Kemp, and Georgia Democrats couldn’t be more pleased to have the Former Guy enter the race via Perdue. It’s like an early Christmas gift to the Democrats. If I were Abrams, I would be laughing my way to the bank.
I’m not from Georgia so I can’t vote in this gubernatorial election and primary. But if I were a resident in that state, I would vote for Kemp in the primary, and general election should he make it. I have such a low regard for both the Former Guy and Not-A-Governor, that I want them to fail hard in their objectives.
This is going to be an interesting race, and a good barometer to see to what extent the GOP has moved on or not moved on from Trump.
Nothing against Kemp or Perdue. You might not but I'll vote for either. Just yesterday I read numerous comments on a more right-wing site about how Perdue was not MAGA enough - did not fight hard enough for President Trump during the election squabbles. I suppose you and the other commenters are on the same track - suppress Republican voting if Perdue is the nominee. I can't imagine anyone except committed socialists voting for Stacey Abrams after twenty months of a Joe Biden presidency.
That photo made me laugh. Imagine the police response if you tweeted that photo in any country but the USA...
Trump cost the GOP the senate and now he's doubling down on reducing the GOP governorships. What a guy. Next time a life long registered dem pops up and declares for the president under the flagship of the GOP maybe it would be good to remember how this current Professor Harold Hill worked out.