Where is the fire and energy the Democrats need to win in November in Georgia? From an organizational standpoint, Georgia Democrats aren’t there for Hillary or Obama. Rep. David Scott decides to endorse Senator Johnny Isakson while former Senator Sam Nunn and former Governor Roy Barnes are giving money to the senior senator.
I have voted for Senator Isakson in the past but he doesn’t get this Dems vote after getting behind Donald Trump for president. With some party unity, Jim Barksdale could beat Isakson and help the Dems take the Senate back.
Trump didn’t create the nasty environment on the far Right; that ugliness has been brewing for decades. He just decided to become the leader of it because he is the quintessential B.S. artist. CNN Fareed Zakaria explained Trump’s B.S. skills recently.
We should acknowledge the conservatives that put country over party by saying they wouldn’t vote to make Trump leader of the free world. Jeb Bush said from the beginning that he wouldn’t get in the mud to win the nomination and you see where he is now. Trump called him “low energy Jeb” but that was actually presidential coolness.
Birds of a feather flock together. If you insist on riding with Trump, you consign his B.S. Like it or not, your party has been high-jacked by radicals. Yes, we are looking at the radicalization of the far Right just like segments of Islam is radicalized as well as segments of Christianity. While we can have strong beliefs, Trump is fueling a movement that views America as a country belonging to certain people for certain reasons—they stole it from the Indians fair and square. Talk radio and Fox News produce the best hateful rhetoric.
But, Democrats sit around trying to be nice and begging those former Dixiecrats to come back. We remember when the radicalized Tea Party tried to get Rep. Sanford Bishop out of office. The same rural folks Bishop had tirelessly served for years sat idly as ugliness and con artist silliness was hurled. Check this: your friends don’t stand around while B.S. like this is happening. But, the Georgia Democrat leadership blow it off and want to make nice.
Donald Trump was the leader of that birther B.S. He came for the most elegant American since JFK and POTUS still weathered the storm. Hell, I have a million reasons to vote for Hillary Clinton, the most qualified presidential candidate ever, but I could vote for her as a protest against Trump or as a thank you to Obama.
Trump is a B.S. expert like a professional wrestler or Kramer on Seinfeld. But, he could easily B.S. his way into the White House if everyone doesn’t vote. Reasonable Republicans denounce his candidacy but those who don’t should have their fitness questioned. To be fair, I question the Far Left’s “give everyone everything for free” mentality as much as I question the Far Right.
What shall we do to stop Trump? With secondary regard to the too nice Georgia Democrat leadership, we need to rally the Obama base with hot fire and pure energy. Oh yea, shall we mention that the Democrat leadership are the same people who select and support statewide candidates who can raise millions for T.V. ads. While ads buys are essential, my community likes good ole Get Out the Vote rallies…perhaps driven my social media. Campaigns don’t hit your mailbox today because they hit your email box.
Finally, all of Georgia doesn’t live in metro Atlanta. Sanford Bishop came to Washington after helping Bill Clinton win Georgia. One of the crowning jewels of his service would be helping Hillary Clinton win Georgia by turning out Columbus, Macon and Albany. We consider him the leader of Georgia Democrats outside Atlanta so he should also help in areas without much Democrat leadership.
Because the stakes are so high, we really need a grassroots effort to get out all of the Obama voters. This effort needs to be bold and edgy because we must fight fire with fire. The Democrat voters need to know what cards Trump played from the bottom of the deck to win the GOP nom. The guy is a good business man but simply not presidential material.