Georgia has become a strong Republican state, and Senator Saxby Chambliss has fit the mold of a mainstream conservative Republican, but has avoided the image of being a nutty, looney Tea Party type/
But Chambliss, who has been in the Senate for 12 years, chose not to run for reelection, and the Georgia Republican primary race to replace him has begun very early, and is causing nightmares and headaches for the GOP, fearful that they will end up with a Tea Party nut, and lose the seat to Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Democratic Senator Sam Nunn, a very highly respected man from his years of service in the Senate from 1972-1997.
Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey are two House Republicans from Georgia, who are so right wing extremist that they are seen as an embarrassment to Georgia and likely, if either one ends up as the GOP nominee, to lose to Michelle Nunn, in a state tilting toward a future Democratic majority with the growing Hispanic vote that is emerging in the Peach State.
Broun is more nutty and looney than Gingrey, but they both call Barack Obama a Socialist, and Broun denies evolution and the Big Bang Theory of the origins of the universe. He is a medical doctor who allows his Christian faith to dictate his life over science facts, and denies global warming as a reality. He compared Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in intent, and is known to spout off at the mouth, making himself look foolish and dumb.
Phil Gingrey is also a doctor, and tried to defend the rape comments of US Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri, when Akin ran for the seat of Senator Claire McCaskill in 2012. To imagine a doctor saying such rape comments were legitimate is mind boggling.
The fact that two medical doctors come across as lunatics makes one wonder about how the medical profession is being hurt by such loonies, who reject science and have loose mouths with stupid comments and beliefs!
There are five other GOP candidates for the Senate seat, but with the backing of the Tea Party and other right wing groups, it seems likely that either Broun or Gingrey will win the GOP primary a year from now, and likely lose to Michelle Nunn in November!
The only good thing about these two men running for the Senate in Georgia is that one will be eliminated from Congress, and hopefully, the other will be eliminated by defeat in November 2014 for the Senate seat, and this would be a Democratic gain of a Republican seat.
I predict that there are going to be more Republican seats (wing nuts or not) going to fall in this next election.
The majority of the citizens in the U.S. are seeing that the conservative policies of years before got us into the economic and social mess.
When they see Europe now officially out of the recession thanks to the job stimulus policies Germany and France employed, they are closely looking and wondering why our own governing bodies have not come to the same conclusions.
They see it is the Extreme Reactionary Republicans that are the problem and not the answer to our own recovery problems. The election races will reflect this just as it did last election.
Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe picked up a big GOP endorsement. Even Republicans know how crazy Ken Cuccinelli is.
Yes, Jane Doe, Ken Cuccinelli is a horrible nominee, and hopefully, with GOP defections, Terry McAuliffe will be elected Governor in Virginia in November!
I’ve heard that there’s a movement in Virginia to put up a Confederate flag on I-95, near Richmond.
Well, such a move, Rustbelt Democrat, on an interstate highway, would be illegal, as it represents a revolt against the national government, and despite what they seem to want to believe, the Confederacy lost!
A Confederate flag is only acceptable in a museum or on a private property, but not on public property, and an interstate highway is public property!
If Jack Kingston were to win the primary, then Nunn would probably lose. Fortunately for Democrats, Kingston is considered a moderate – the new name for reasonable conservatives – and is in third for the Republican nomination.
No wonder the Republicans can’t win back the Senate. They’re more concerned with running ideologues than they are sane people willing to compromise. At this rate Democrats will keep the senate in 2014 (with a net loss of 1 or 2) and they’ll win back a few seats in 2016.
Welcome, Sammy, to my blog! 🙂
I completely agree with what you have said, that the GOP is shooting itself in the foot with their extremist Senate candidates.
They botched it up in 2010 and 2012, and are on the way to the same result in 2014, which insures that the Democrats will keep control and gain seats over time, particularly when their nominee for President in 2016 has the usual coattails!
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