Is it inappropriate to ask a mayoral candidate who he supports for governor or president? If it is, I humbly apologize to my mayor because I did just that. See, local officials are the foundation of state candidates and state candidates are the same to presidential, senatorial and congressional candidates.
Of course, smart local officials dance around those questions because voters might like them but hate presidential candidates. On the other hand, mayors and city council members seek federally funded and state administered funding. While those grants are supposed to be merit-base, friends or foes in certain places could be “huge.”
Everyone knows the Democrats in Georgia are being too nice in the arena; they love to make nice with the other side. But, how many times will the other side play hard ball before we start throwing some elbows also.
Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed has good elbows and he is dumbfounded by Democrats supporting GOP Senator Johnny Isakson. While Isakson is the coolest Republican since Saxby Chambliss left, he can’t be that cool to support Donald Trump. Every member of the Senate and most of the House are more presidential material than Trump but party members feel compelled to back him. Then, the weak Democrats allow major party figures the option of supporting Isakson. From middle school algebra, we remember “a=b and b=c then a=c.” In other words, birds of a feather flock together.
No sir, you’ll aren’t going to scapegoat Donald Trump after the elections. Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Trump drives out huge numbers while driving away huge numbers. We know some sneaky Americans have a reputation of using people then wondering why they are around..i.e. slavery.
Thomas Jefferson was one of the smartest Americans but when ask about slavery he said it was like having a tiger by the tail. I think he knew that slaves were people but he liked staying paid.
My conservative friends are generally decent people but their party will try to win by any means necessary. That “win at all cost” mentality started when Donald Trump was still a Democrat. No, no, no, Trump isn’t Hitler but his use of nonsense propaganda to whip the people into a rage or a frenzy is rather Nazi-like.
Then after one of the ugliest periods in human history, the German people tried to act like they didn’t know what Hitler was doing. B.S.
The GOP has already started to distance themselves from Trump but not so fast. We will remember who supported this farce candidacy when you run in the future and as the demographics of our state change. While a Republican might still get an office, it might be GOPers who closer to the center and away from the far Right people who selected Trump over much better candidates.
Because Trump used fire to win the nomination, Democrats should use nice fire to get the base out and that doesn’t start with our so-called leaders siding with candidates who side with Trump. Hillary Clinton’s official campaign, the DNC and the state Democratic Party are too nice to get at them on an Art of War style but we can get it done and win the state.