WHY SHOULD I VOTE IN THIS ELECTION? THE REPUBLICANS HAVE DISAPPOINTED ME.
After the failure to do away with Obamacare, I received probably 50 calls of people who voted for Trump who told me they would never vote for any Republican again. To quote an old Democrat President, “I feel your pain.” No one is more disappointed in the National Republican Party and National Senatorial Leadership than me. We lost a victory on Obamacare because of John McCain’s hatred of Donald Trump. Since he was from Arizona we didn’t vote for him. Our Congressman and both of our Senators voted to kill Obamacare. Why take out our frustration with John McCain by not supporting our Georgia Republican Party candidates. How is losing our state to the Democrats going to encourage out of state Republican Senators to vote right?
We should be contacting our out of state friends and families to encourage them to vote for Republicans and encourage others to do so as well. If Democrats take over the House, Nancy Pelosi has already said when she is speaker again the first two bills to come to the floor will be 1. Raising the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour and 2. Approve a Bill of Impeachment against Donald Trump. Oh, and if they also take over the Senate they will make President Trump the first President impeached and thrown out of office, effectively overthrowing the 2016 election. So if we do not elect Republicans, we can watch President Trump get impeached and the national media gloat as to how they took down the President. What can be worse than Maxine Waters, Chuck Todd, Chris Cuomo, Shepherd Smith, ‘Crying’ Chuck Shumer, Kristen Gillibrand and Hillary Clinton gloating over the scalp they took as they tear down our country.
We need to put on our ‘big boy’ and ‘big girl’ panties, suck up the disappointment and do what needs to be done, vote Republican. Don’t penalize our local candidates because the national party disappoints us. As my grandma use to say, “Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.”
All of the attention is focused on the Abrams-Kemp race for Governor which is where the Democrats want the focus to be so people forget about what might be the most important race of all. The race for Secretary of State. It is this office that has oversight of our elections, in particular, who votes. Georgia has strong voter ID laws which have come about because Republicans have held down the Secretary of State’s office and thanks to Brian Kemp’s efforts to make sure only American citizens vote in Georgia.
We must understand that this office is important to Democrats who still want the cemetery to vote along with those who are not legal citizens. They hate voter ID laws because they can only cheat with absentee ballots and they can’t vote several times like the lady in Ohio who voted 8 times for Obama. John Barrow a five term Democratic Congressman (2005-2015) is the Democratic candidate for Secretary of State. Although he pledges to ‘continue to protect voter ID laws and require proper identification to vote’, he is against taking inactive voters off the rolls which is part of the protection process in voting. In his 2010, re-election bid, the Augusta Chronicle called John Barrow “perhaps the most shameless, duplicitous, self-serving politician of his era.” And the article ended by saying “That John Barrow is two-faced has been revealed by his own hand. Why voters would reward that kind of disingenuous condescension is beyond us.” At the end of August a poll showed that Barrow was leading Brad Raffensperger, our Republican candidate for Secretary of State, 45-41 with 15% undecided. Our question should be, Is the John Barrow of 2018 really any different from the John Barrow of 2010?
How important is this race? With the 2020 census there will need to be redistricting. The Secretary of State will be part of that redistricting group and if past history is any indication however the redistricting is done, there will be lawsuits. If the Secretary of State is John Barrow then the question is who will he be representing in the courtroom? The State of Georgia or the Democrat party. Brad Raffensperger has pledged to strengthen voter ID, keep our voter lists clean and updated and provide paper ballot verification on all voting machines. Let’s make sure we do not lose this vital office in the upcoming election. Vote Republican, Vote Raffensperger .
ZELL WAS CORRECT WHEN HE SAID THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAD LEFT HIM
Several years ago, Zell Miller announced that his beloved Democratic Party had left him because of the positions they were taking contrary to Democratic principals. Unfortunately, Zell is not with us to get his comments on today’s Democrat Party. Who would have thought the leaders of the Democrat Party would speak encouragement of violence against Republicans, leaders of the Republican Party and members of the President’s cabinet? Eric Holder, once the chief law enforcement figure of the United States (Democrat Attorney General under Obama), would encourage kicking any Republican who fell while being attacked. Even Senate Minority Leader Chuck Shumer condemned white Republicans on the Senate floor as he continued to foster division between black and white Americans.
How could any person remain in such a hateful party? They seek to replace our government and economy with a system (socialism) that has failed everywhere it has been used. They want to set aside the election results of 2016 by impeaching the President even though he has not committed an impeachable offense. They spoke impeachment the day after the election, before he even took office. They want to destroy the economy so people will lose their jobs and be once again dependent upon the government (the Democrat party) to support them. Yet this economy has the lowest African-American unemployment in history. Democrats don’t want African-Americans supporting themselves because they don’t need handouts and therefore don’t need the Democratic Party.
The other day Mark Salvas, a former Marine and Gulf War veteran, was forced to resign his position as Executive Director of the Allegheny County Pennsylvania Democrat Party because of the following social media post “I stand for the flag, I kneel at the Cross.” It is clear that you can’t be a Democrat in good standing much less a party leader if you praise the American flag and speak positively about the Christian religion. It is equally clear that the Democrat Party and their candidates are not the friends of Americans or the people of Georgia. Wake up people before it is too late. Don’t let Hollywood and the Silicon Valley create your America!
Looks like the voters in District 8 stood up against the local ‘powers that be’ and the Republican nee Democrat Governor Nathan Deal and the faux Conservative Speaker of the House David Ralston. Their efforts to hold back project funds and have the puppet Chairmen fund a non-incumbent against an incumbent in violation of party rules was wholeheartedly rebuked by the District 8 voters. District 8 voters told the Governor and the Speaker to ‘tend to your own knitten’ and don’t try to tell us who to vote for when you don’t live here.
The man they worked against, Matt Gurtler, won each county in the District, Union 54.32%, Towns 66.41%, Rabun 62.75 and White 71.36. I would say the political capital the Governor and Speaker expended in this race was thrown away. Their power is only for the ‘powers that be’ it is not for the people. But were we naïve enough to think that either one of those men really cared about the people?
The Governor withheld funds from at least Union and Rabun counties in order to get the local leaders to seek someone to run against our incumbent State Rep. So instead of blaming the Governor or the Speaker for this open abuse of power, the local officials went on the look out for someone to run against the incumbent and blamed him for not voting the way the Speaker and Governor wanted. They wanted to punish the incumbent for representing the people rather than bowing down to the all mighty Governor and Speaker. You wonder why people are tired of politicians when they see people being punished for doing what they are elected to do--------representing the people of their district.
Those puppet chairmen are proud to have obeyed the Speaker for they saved their chairmanships but at the expense of walking away from a fellow Republican. You might see those chairmen now as they seek reelection. Too bad we could not find and fund an opponent for them. Don’t look for them once the session starts, the only person who could find them then would be a proctologist.
Good job District 8 voters. Tell the Establishment to keep their hands off an election to be decided by the voters of the District 8. Their support was probably the death blow for the challenger. We know this, District 8 voters are not stupid. You don’t operate a ‘shell game’ here. Support from Atlanta may provide money, but it does not supply voters. Remember, signs do not vote.
CHAIRMAN DALE ALLISON 05/28/2018