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Here’s Barack Obama endorsing a Republican, you bet

The special election for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District is TODAY — be sure to round up all your illegal alien friends and make sure they vote for Jon Ossoff! (Tell them he’s Colombian.) As you might expect in the last days of a hotly contested election that’s going to be the most expensive House race ever, there’s all sorts of last-minute fuckery going on — beyond the fuckery we documented yesterday, even.

Take, for instance, this ad that seems to feature Barack Obama urging black Georgians to vote Republican. No, that wasn’t a typo. The ad, designed for radio and Twitter, from pro-Trump super-PAC “Great America Alliance,” starts out with Trump’s African-American surrogate Autry Pruitt complaining about how Democrats only seem to care about black people at election time (the video version has shots of prominent Dems in the background):

It may seem out of season, but all of a sudden, Democratic politicians have started coming around again. We normally only see them every other November, swarming around and making promises to get our vote. But nothing ever changes for us, does it?

And then it’s time for the pivot to a snippet of Obama reading from Dreams For My Father — in the book, Barry’s quoting a Chicago barber named “Smitty,” but the ad doesn’t bother with those details, and is content to let us think these are Barack Obama’s own opinions:

Again, no context, because “context” is for elitists and snobs. The ad has Obama seemingly explaining how sick he is of Democratic politicians:

Plantation politics. Black people in the worst jobs. The worst housing. Police brutality rampant. But when the so-called black committeemen came around election time, we’d all line up and vote the straight Democratic ticket. Sell our souls for a Christmas turkey.

Then Pruitt closes out the ad with “let’s not sell out for another #ChristmasTurkey,” and you can almost hear the Twitter hashtag in his voice.

So those black voters in Georgia have got to be thinking “Golly! Barack Obama is right! I will now vote for Karen Handel, the Republican and former secretary of state with a long record of suppressing black votes! Or perhaps I will stay home, since The Man is oppressing me!” That, or they’ll wonder just how stupid Republicans think they are, because it might occur to them that Barack Obama urging black people to distrust Democrats doesn’t quite add up.

And wouldn’t you know it, it doesn’t: In the book, it’s the early ’80s, and Smitty the barber is telling new arrival to Chicago Barack Obama about how machine politics ran in Chicago before the election of Harold Washington, the city’s first black mayor:

“Had to be here before Harold to understand what he means to this city,” Smitty said. “Before Harold, seemed like we’d always be second-class citizens.”

“Plantation politics,” the man with the newspaper said.

“That’s just what it was, too,” Smitty said. “A plantation. Black people in the worst jobs. The worst housing. Police brutality rampant. But when the so-called black committeemen came around election time, we’d all line up and vote the straight Democratic ticket. Sell our souls for a Christmas turkey. White folks spitting in our faces, and we’d reward ‘em with the vote.”

Oh! That’s different! Nobody in that barbershop was saying they wanted to vote for a Republican, can you believe that? PolitiFact gave the context-free ad a big fat “Pants On Fire” rating for fibbing, although we should note that Autry Pruitt insisted to PolitiFact it was “absolutely in context on this issue […] which is why we used it.” This is because Autry Pruitt is lying.

We were even more impressed by this explanation from Eric Beach, the PAC’s co-chair. He gave CNN a beautiful load of hooey, delivered with the oily sincerity of Dan Aykroyd’s Irwin Mainway character, explaining

the ad was an “outside the box” attempt to show “creatively” the Democrats’ history with black voters.

“It’s like any ad,” Beach told CNN about the edited quote, “those are his words and we want to use his words and I’ll leave it at that.”

For what it’s worth, Obama adviser Eric Schultz condemned the ad’s use of Obama’s voice as “fraudulent” and a “shameful, indefensible tactic,” but what do you expect, he’s just a sheeple on the Democrat Plantation. And for his part, Autry Pruitt says it’s totally in context, he isn’t telling black voters to stay home, and he simply wants to “get my fellow Black Americans to run screaming from lying democrats #christmasturkey[.]” He really thinks he’s going to make #christmasturkey happen. It’s not going to happen.

Also, just to prove that behaving like duplicitous fuckwits isn’t limited to pro-Trump super-PACs, we learn that former Florida Congressman Alan Grayson — who had literally one brilliant moment and then went weird quickly — is raising money for himself while invoking Jon Ossoff, the actual Democratic candidate in the Georgia race. Grayson’s ActBlue page proclaims, “Make Trump Angry – Support Jon Ossoff” and gives you the chance to help out Jon Ossoff — with half the donation you’d be making if you went to Ossoff’s real campaign page.

But it’s not actually deceptive! See, right there in small print above the amount buttons? It says right there: “NOTE: Your contribution will be divided evenly between Jon Ossoff and Alan Grayson.” So not misleading at all. It even gives you the option to change how your donation is split, which could make for a fun scenario where you used Grayson’s parasite fundraiser to send 100% of the money to Ossoff. We’re not at all sure whether that would end up with Grayson paying the 3.95 percent processing fee to ActBlue, but even if it didn’t it might send Grayson a message about trying to piggyback off someone who’s actually running for a thing. What a jerk.


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  • h4rr4r

    How is this not copyright infringement?

    • FlemmishSpy

      Fair abuse doctrine.

  • Indiepalin

    They are also running a heavy-CGI ad in which Rev. Martin Luther King professes his support of Trump’s immigration policy.

    • h4rr4r

      For real?

  • doktorzoom

    LIBERAL BLOG ADMITS ROUNDING UP ILLEGAL ALIENS TO VOTE FOR OSSOFF!

    • schmannity

      LIBERAL BLOG MOVES TO TOP OF ALEX JONES CIVIL WAR II HIT LIST. (sorry, Wolf).

    • Opiwan

      VIOLENCE BEING DONE TO REPUBS #WITHVOTES BY #ILLEGALZ! SOMEONE TELL DRUDGE!

      Just not in the comments, those aren’t allowed

    • Ninja0980

      How could you?!

    • Michael Smith

      Comment: Oh my God, the article was being sarcastic. You Trumpkins aren’t smart enough to understand that it was making fun you for constantly suggesting that Democrats steal elections by mobilizing illegal immigrants to vote.

      Response: Wow, how low with the libtards sink – joking and putting in RIGHT IN OUR FACEs thaat they’ve betrayed democrasy and America. Its not a joke. The fact that you think this is a joke just shows how brainwahwed you are!! Nws Flash: TRUMP WON!! Get over it snowflake. If this is the kind of thng you laugh about in your bathouses, better get used to having TO WORK like everyone else. Putin is laughing all the way to the bank, while LIEBERALS here at home are preventing THE PRESIDENT from being able t o focus on his job, even though even with that he is still doing a great jonb!! You liberals are going to be put in your place when REAL AMERICANS wake up to your treason!!!1

      • doktorzoom

        Nicely done! effective use of typos and all caps. Needs to end more sentences with “LOL”

        • Lascauxcaveman

          I would have peppered in a few more misspellings and left out some small (but necessary) words. And why settle for two or three exclamation points when there’s room for seven or eight?But that’s just splitting hairs.

          8.8/10

  • schmannity

    Can’t talk right now. I have been on a school bus for ten hours with 87 undocumented aliens from Massachusetts heading to the Georgia polls. Thanks for the swell idea, Donnie.

  • TJ Barke

    Republicans really are just lying garbage scum…

    • coozledad

      And for all their anti gay rhetoric, the party is composed entirely of sexually ambivalent men who have gladly endured a lifetime of sucking dick to pad their resume or to get a dollar. If these people vanished from the face of the earth, the pomade and vaguely shit scented cologne market would collapse

  • Vincent Ricola

    “If only Dems would give up on identity politics and focus on burning down wall street with literal flaming torches, this type of ad wouldn’t work!” – people who don’t have any sort of agenda at all except just being helpful and giving advice on the internet

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Credit where it is due: They usually just have some white dude tell his fellow Black Americans that voting for Democrats is exactly the same as slavery.

  • canes_pugnaces

    “Someone who’s done an amazing job is Karen Handel, because the vote is only for white people.”

    — Frederick Douglas.

  • Indiepalin

    Karen Handel was born in Washington DC as Karen C. Handjob. A cloud of mystery surrounds the legal change of her name, sometime in the 80’s.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    I often hear the rubes and rednecks ask the question of politicians “How stupid do they think we are?”

    Dear rubes and rednecks, they think you’re stupid enough to fall for this kind of advertising. And they’re right.

  • Mpeg

    all your illegal alien friends and make sure they vote for Jon Ossoff! (Tell them he’s Colombian.)
    You know who else wasn’t “Columbian” except when convenient?

    • schmannity

      Expositions, space shuttles, coffee?

    • jesterpunk

      Mark Sanford? Wait no that was Argentina. He just went hiking in South Carolina and wound up there somehow.

    • PubOption

      Exxon Juan Valdez?

    • Nockular cavity

      All Native Americans, because they were pre-Columbian when Columbus showed up?

    • Indiepalin

      Lt. Columbo?

  • Ezio

    I am not black, but I find it really creepy when some white right-wingers use terms like “democratic plantation” and act like getting African-Americans to vote Republican will instantly solve police brutality or redlining.

    • Edith Prickly

      Or when they insist that Martin Luther King would agree with them (and conveniently Dr. King is no longer around to tell them they’re full of it.)

      • coozledad

        When they start with that Dr. King woulda, just ask them how they feel about Dr. Barber.

        Shuts that bullshit down right quick.

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        Well, he was a registered Republican, you know. *eye roll*

    • coozledad

      “Democratic plantation” is just a dogwhistle for the lowest of their gunhoarding trash. They know it doesn’t do jack for them with black voters. They just like rolling that shit around in their mouths like a plug of tobacco.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        And to their gunhoarding trash, it’s Democrat Plantation.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Particularly since they think the police problem would be solved if black people would just be more co-operative.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Philando Castile was co-operative as all shit.

        • Persistent Tennessee Rain

          Exactly. But even if he wasn’t, he still didn’t deserve to be shot.

          And I sob thinking about Kelly Thomas being beaten to death because he didn’t have the capacity to comply. Or the kid (I’m awful for not remembering his name) who has brain damage because the officer tazed him in the leg and then he couldn’t comply with the officer’s demand to get out of the car. He ended up with his hands cuffed behind his back and unable to stand due to the pain. So, in response, the officer shoved him to the ground and, although the fall is off camera, you hear a sickening thud as the kid’s head hit’s the pavement because he cannot break his fall.

          And then there’s the time the woman called the police to help her mentally disabled brother and they shot him because again, his mental capacity didn’t allow him to comply.

          We, as citizens, are expected to be fully compliant with cops at all times and at the drop of a dime (especially if we are a person of color) even though an encounter with the police is usually very stressful, but cops can get away with shooting someone because they aren’t expected to make perfect decisions under times of stress.

          Fuck it. Now, I need to go back to bed.

  • coozledad

    Republicans always assume that the Dem base is as stock stupid as the creeps they drag out of the meth hollers and crime dive trailer parks. They’re always wrong.

    • WeaselPoo

      it’s always projection…

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Shorter Republican line:

    People who are helping you aren’t being helpful enough, so vote for the people who are hurting you!

    https://media.giphy.com/media/2ZpvcBPpYENQ4/giphy.gif

    • Daniel Hooper

      That seemed to work for them in the last Presidential election, though. Just saying; it’s stupid, but it did seem to work…

  • memzilla Ω

    Putin himself couldn’t have come up with better disinformatsiya than this ad for Handel.

    In related news, the ghost of Georg Friedrich Händel reanimated himself and denied any relation to Karen, although he did admit she would be “a perfect opera villain.”.

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      Put some horns on her head and she’s a dead ringer for Wagner’s Valkyries.

      • Erala Contratista

        Valkyrie libelz!

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    That Autry clip reminded me of this and they both make as much sense.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Was whoever created that advert possibly drinking Old Spice?

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        I think so.

        • theblackdog

          but do the leather pants chafe you so?

      • Latverian Diplomat

        FWIW, that ad campaign was considered very successful. Personally, I think it’s pretty funny, and that dude undeniably has charisma to burn.

        The ads biggest problem is that the product, Old Spice, sucks, but that is the downfall of many a great ad.

      • theblackdog

        It worked pretty well considering how many people talked about, imitated, or parodied it.

    • Canis Greyhame

      Isaiah Mustafa libelz!

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Oh Hai.

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Hai.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    round up all your illegal alien friends and make sure they vote for Jon Ossoff! (Tell them he’s Colombian.)

    His family is the Bogotá Ossoffs. Good people.

  • Gee, Your Hair Smells Horrific

    Fred: “The only way we can squeak out a win this next election is with restrictive voting regulations combined with gerrymandering and lying ads.”
    Ted: “Why not just present a clear argument for our tax-cuts-for-the-richest philosophy to the voters?
    [pause]
    Fred and Ted: “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  • Opiwan

    Autry, #christmasturkey is SO #FETCH

    /MeanGirls

    • Daniel Hooper

      Autry, stop trying to make #christmasturkey a thing. It is never going to be a thing.

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    I hate these fuckers.

    • coozledad

      Most people hate them. People who are used to avoiding the word hate are hating them. That’s why they’ve curled up into that pillbug ruse of civility.

      They built this shit, and now it’s burning them. I’m not talking about the shooting, either. it’s more that they’ve constructed a model of discourse that they’re woefully underequipped to participate in. they don’t have the language skills or the guts to come across as anything but drunkass Klansmen .

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    What’s wrong with Christmas Turkey? Everyone loves Christmas Turkey!

    • Latverian Diplomat

      By the June Special Election, it’s gone. Not even sandwiches left.

      Time for the Juneteenth Barbecued Ribs.

  • Ninja0980

    Put it bluntly, this race being make or break for Democrats is absurd.
    In 05 and 06, there were five special elections held for Republican held seats and while Democrats came close in a couple of them, they didn’t win a single one.
    We had a wave year in 06 anyway.
    I want Ossoff to win do but if he doesn’t, there are still other races in the local and state level to fight for and win, which Democrats HAVE done this year.
    Whatever happens tonight, the fight has just begun, a fight we will win.

    • Stulexington

      Yeah, this is an ideal situation for the Democrats to show their fighting spirit. They’re expected to loose, so all they really need is to hand Republicans some Pyrrhic victories. I mean a win or two would be nice but making what was suppose to be a sure thing a tight race still gives the Democrats momentum.

    • theblackdog

      I read a great thread that pointed out that in GA districts, if the first vote was close enough to force a runoff, typically the Rep would then kick the crap out of the Dem by 10+ points starting a week after the first vote. The fact that Ossoff has stayed within 2 points of Handel has Reps running scared right now because even if Ossoff loses, the tide is turning against the Reps in GA.

      • Ninja0980

        GA is becoming purple, which scares the hell out of the GOP.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Autry, don’t think for one single second that African-Americans haven’t forgotten Massa Trump’s “What have you got to lose?” speech. Shove that particular context right up your ass and rotate it 90 degrees, asshole.

    • PubOption

      And then tell us how it feels.

    • Canis Greyhame

      oh, with a rotation even!

  • Everrett Fanuelli
    • FlemmishSpy

      “I like sailors that don’t die.”

      • Everrett Fanuelli

        White ones only.

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      I just chalked it up to he doesn’t care!

      • WotsAllThisThen

        Too busy telling everyone to ignore the Russia investigation.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      In recent years, the military has tried to draw in immigrants with programs that allow enlistees to become citizens after basic training, attracting about 5,000 takers each year, according to the Defense Department.

      They’re willing to do the jobs that some people (with bone spurs) don’t want to do.

      • BeachBum

        I heard somewhere that it explains Filipino communities up and down the west coast. Since Spanish-American war.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          They used that on the Irish during the Civil War. Recruiters with signing bonuses were set up where they got off the boat. Instant citizenship.

    • Stulexington

      Huh, musta been a tough call. On one side, further his isolationist agenda by lashing out a Japan but have to show concern for not white sailors (like that should even be allowed) or ignore it and miss the opportunity.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “Would you believe it was a gay suicide?”
      — The Navy

    • Ghenghis McCann

      The merchant ship involved was registered in the Philippines. And Duterte is Trump’s BFF.

    • Canis Greyhame

      It doesn’t give him an excuse to demand a border wall or a muslim ban, so why even mention it during his daily White House poop-tweet briefing?

      • cmd resistor

        He finally tweeted a few thoughts and prayers yesterday.

    • proudgrampa

      About one of the sailors:

      “He helps people,” she said. “He loves to help everybody. He’s a very good kid. He’s a good big brother.”

      Ms. Sibayan said that even though her son was a citizen, she had seen postings on Facebook denigrating him and his death.

      “My son died because he was protecting their ass,” Ms. Sibayan said. “People are saying he is a Filipino, that he’s not a hero. Things like that. I hate it. I hate it. I have to stop looking at Facebook. They need to stop posting things that are not right.”

      That last part makes me ashamed to be an American.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Also too, for the record, Autry. It’s #ChristmasHam and #ThanksgivingTurkey.

    Get your damn holiday entrees straight, son!

    • marxalot

      The table would also accept #ChristmasGoose, your Honor.

      • elviouslyqueer

        Sustained.

        • doktorzoom

          We should also allow Christmas Tofurkey…

          OVERRULED!

          • SeeTrain65

            That does it. I’m having SpaghettiOs for Christmas Dinner.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            what? No turducken?

        • eggs ackly-wright

          I used to have Christmas salmon, back when I had money.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            We have duck, because there’s just the two of us, and both off us like dark meat.

      • Old town Urbandale

        And it’s #EasterHam, to remind the Jewishes that now Jebus is one of us.

        • BeachBum

          At least they didn’t drop the requirement to be born Jewish in order to be Christian. Whew !

    • The Wanderer

      Pfft. I cook prime rib for Christmas. Turkey still gets the Thanksgiving honors, while it’s either ham or lamb for Easter.

      • BeachBum

        I need wealthier relatives.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      I recently found out I have Jewish ancestory. From now on, it’s Chinese food and a movie on Christmas Day.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        There’s a reason Star Wars comes out on December 25.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Standing rib roast or GTFO!

  • Michael Smith

    They really do think black people are stupid. But that doesn’t mean they’re racist!! A long time ago, during Martin Luther King’s day, they learned about how black and white people are the same. And most of the white people that the GOP hangs out with are morons – so black people must be too!

    • kaydenpat

      Democrats attract a multicultural, multiracial electorate because they don’t advocate for the Confederacy or homophobia or forced birtherism, etc. Republicans win by attracting White Supremacists, 1%-ers, homophobes, sexists and forced birthers.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Well, I was going to vote for the guy who’s not from the party that hates black people, but if Barack Obama tells me I should vote Republican, in an ad from people I don’t trust that goes against everything else he’s ever said, I guess I’m gonna hafta to do it.”
    — The (nonexistent?) type of person who would fall for this ad?

    • jesterpunk

      Both parties are the same, Ossoff didnt pass the purity test, burn the government down because I didnt get exactly what I wanted!!!!

      • WotsAllThisThen

        That settles it. I’m voting for Jill Stein in this election.

        • theblackdog

          Jill Stein is busy sipping another Mai Tai in Tahiti with all the recount money that was given to her.

        • jesterpunk

          Jill Stein couldnt make it, there are wifi networks around.

          • Doug Langley

            She tried to come, but ended up in Cincinnati by mistake.

          • Latverian Diplomat

            That’s what she said.

          • BeachBum

            Hey there are some good parts of Cincinnati ! There’s the river park, and, and, ….and…….and……hmm. Wait there’s WKRP !

          • SeeTrain65

            “The Three Cs” of Ohio. I’m surprised she was able to find one.

        • Latverian Diplomat

          And every election from now on! Fight the power!

        • kaydenpat

          Stein might be working for Putin by the next election. She should be ecstatic about what Trump is doing since she hated Secretary Clinton with such passion. Screw her.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            working for Putin since last election

            FIFY

    • WotsAllThisThen

      White racists might fall for this ad. Expect them to start arguing that Obama stole their turkey.

      • marxalot

        But white racists were already going to vote against Ossof, so this accomplishes what exactly?

        • jesterpunk

          Makes them feel a little better about being white racist assholes?

        • Latverian Diplomat

          It puts dollars in a consultant’s bank account?

        • Historicat

          Maybe this ad will backfire. “I like that Handel woman but if Bammer is fer her, Ahm agin her!”

    • BigCSouthside

      It’s not targeted at black people. It’s to give whites talking points

    • FlemmishSpy

      I speak for, and to, everyone who shares my ethnicity.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Breitbart readers? They can believe all sorts of impossible things. But then, they would be voting Republican anyway, if they ever got out of their Mom’s basement to actually vote.

    • kaydenpat

      No Black Democrat would believe such obvious hogwash.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      I dunno- if the ads didn’t work, they would have quit spending millions running them years ago. Maybe this ad will pick off one or two percent of likely blah voters- in a 49%-49% race that could be money well spent

  • Wild Cat

    OT: John McCain’s state is melting.
    Should we send him ice cubes in DC in the shape of fat-communist global-warming hustler Al Gore?

    • Stulexington

      Oooh oooh, further OT but I just came up with what we should call the fake grand conspiracy to convince everyone greenhouse gasses are a thing that’s killing us: Big Planet.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      No, send them here where they’ll do some good

  • Anna Rompage

    I suppose it’s way too much to ask for the GOP to not run an election based on blatant lies and voter suppression…

    FFS, what the fuck is wrong with these people…

    • jesterpunk

      Next you are going to want them to have actual “policies” and use “facts”. That might be asking a lot.

    • elviouslyqueer

      That’s what you get for thinking the GOP has a single shred of integrity. Or humanity.

    • h4rr4r

      They are playing to win.

      Why don’t the Democrats?

      • Predisenting Ron

        As near as I can tell, it’s because ‘we need to save our resources for something we can win.’ Which pretty much guarantees you’re gonna lose all the things.

    • Stulexington

      The fact that it works. The real question is how do we make it stop working?

      • Predisenting Ron

        Capping election spending (and defining ‘election spending’ very broadly) would go a VERY long way towards fixing the problem.

        • Stulexington

          The big problem seems to be election spending on behalf of a campaign without being affiliated to it. This whole lying by proxy is being horribly abused and we don’t want outside agencies able to essentially steal campaign limits by pretending to support them.

          • Predisenting Ron

            Thus the very broad definition. There’s way too many ways to sneak around it.

    • Alan

      As long as the supreme court says they can collect unlimited bribes to do it I don’t see it changing.

    • BeachBum

      They understand the single biggest problem with democracy is that they may lose power. Cannot be allowed.

    • kaydenpat

      Is the GOP capable of doing anything besides lie? I have yet to see any evidence of that.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        they’re real good at projecting their moral failings onto their opponents, too

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      How else do you expect them to win?

  • PubOption

    GOP platform – Handel without (medical) care.

    • Shibusa

      Trump2017: Fly Off The Handel

      • La forza del resistino

        Handel, that not Water Music, just the sound of someone pissing on your leg.

  • Mpeg

    Freakin’ Alan Grayson. That guy really did sell his soul to the devil, didn’t he. Who the hell gave him the idea we weren’t already disappointed enough in him??

    • Canis Greyhame

      I never did like the cut of his jib.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        It was cut on the bias.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Anthony Wiener?

    • He was basically a Democratic “Trump lite.” Throw out lots of red meat saying things that get liberals hearts fluttering, while not actually doing anything or having any idea of how to do it. Oh, and forgetting little things like “constituent service.”

  • FlemmishSpy

    What about my Kwanzaa turkey?

    • kaydenpat

      I haven’t received mine either or my Obamaphone.

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    Donnie’s gone into twitter meltdown campaigning for “Karen H.”

    “Both Sides” do not do that

    It’s painfully clear that the problem is the republican party. The media enables it with false equivalence masquerading as “balance” and the right pushes the goalpost further and further to their fringe. They exploit personal tragedies for political gains with a shamelessness that would make Tiberius blush. It is they, not the left, that needs to move back to center.

    We have seen the enemy, and it is a red elephant.

    • Blackest Noobs

      a red elephant with a very bad spray on tan.

  • La forza del resistino

    that’s not Handel’s Water Music Suite, just the sound of someone pissing on your leg.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Hallelujah.

  • chascates

    We got our turkey in 2016. 2018 is what matters. If you know anyone who doesn’t vote in the midterms or at all please start bitching at them now and continue until next election day.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    Needz moar Democratic plantation talk.

  • Indivisible Snark Tank

    Relevent Lyle Lovett!

    http://youtu.be/uCC7VBxw_d8

  • Blackest Noobs

    i love how Republicans keep perpetrating the lie how Dems held secret No Republicans allowed meeting when they crafted the Affordable Care Act and using it as an excuse to do their secret hush-hush health care bill aka tax cuts for the wealthy bill…like what the fuck dudes?

    let’s say Democrats did do as you say they did ( THEY DID NOT) it still doesn’t mean you guys get to act all corrupt and shit….like again it DOES NOT JUSTIFY your actions.

    for a political party that claims it has the higher moral ground, you fuckers certainly like to talk that shit but barely if all walk that shit. and why is this even acceptable among Republicans?

    • kaydenpat

      I wish Democrats were running ads in key markets about how transparent the ACA process was in contrast to the Republicans’ opaque process for Trump Care. We need to force this issue into the spotlight.

  • kaydenpat

    Go Ossoff. Would be such an uplifting win for us and would send a strong message to the Congressional GOP.

  • Relativicus

    Yes, this is exactly why I expect Handel to win by 2-3 points. The truth behind these ads is irrelevant to the election and it’s far too late for protestations, retractions, and/or PolitiFactiness to have any impact against the impact these ads have. Rat-fucking exists, and it works.

    • Panika MCD

      depending on their script, the field operations on the Ossoff campaign should counter it. but if they’re using that personal story bullshit, he’s fucked.

  • Celtic_Gnome

    If Republicans weren’t lying, it wouldn’t be a real election (or a day ending in “Y”).

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    Disgusting. They will stop at nothing to win.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    Has anyone seen the SorosCard™? I need to gas up the illeagle transport bus …

    GET OUT AND VOTE, Y’ALL! That is all.

    • MCA

      Sorry accidentally carried it home last night. I’ll give it to you later.

    • puredog

      I just sent a stern email to the only person i know who lives in or about Atlanta, not even knowing for sure if she lives in te Sixth.

  • Bitter Scribe

    “They give you help just so they can get your vote! Vote for us instead, so we can give you no help at all!”

  • In 2012, republican efforts to suppress the vote in places like PA, led to backlash, and actually fired up the voters. Let’s hope insultingly cheesy efforts to deceive people work just as well.

  • Zyxomma

    I hope Ossoff wins, but I’m not holding my breath.

    • what, me worry?

      Clearly, between the two of them, Ossoff is preferable, the way a box of tictacs would be preferable to Handel. She has an extreme right wing orthodoxy that appalls all but the fringy-est of fringe zealots.

      But Ossoff isn’t exactly a prize. He’s campaigning as a moderate Republican. He strikes me as an empty suit who just thinks being a Congressperson is a neat gig.

      But, you know. An empty suit, or a box of Tictacs, would be better than Handel.

  • what, me worry?

    The bit at the end slamming Greyson seemed unnecessary.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Why? It’s a shitty thing to do and Grayson should be shamed for doing it

      • what, me worry?

        Because it is clearly articulated that half the money (or whatever you designate) will go to Greyson. It is opportunistic, but it isn’t deceptive.

        To link it to a GOP ad that takes Obama’s audio book out of context (Obama was quoting someone he doesn’t agree with in order to point out the fallacy) – that? That’s deceptive.

        • I disagree. Grayson is not running. He is using someone else running as a means to fundraise for himself when he is not running.
          Even with the disclaimer about the split, it’s pretty deceptive, but only to people who don’t read fine print I suppose. so about 90% of the population

          • what, me worry?

            Greyson will run again. He’s using current events to fundraise for his next run AND getting more money to Ossoff. The ad went out to Greyson’s email list. Assuming that not everyone in Greyson’s email list is on Ossoff’s email list, Ossoff would get money he wouldn’t otherwise get, and Greyson gets to prime his warchest for another run.

            It’s a win-win. Only in US politics is that considered “a shitty thing to do.”

          • I don’t think you’re allowed to use contributions you raise during non campaign time during the actual campaign time, however.
            Hence why Trump declared for 2020 the day after the inauguration: So he could continue the fundraising grift.
            Unless Greyson is declared, it seems to me he is either skirting election ethics laws or just flat out grifting.
            .

          • what, me worry?

            You’d be wrong about that. Jeb! had a $20M warchest before he announced. Hillary fundraised for years ahead of her announced run. Campaign finance rules are – almost – that there are no rules.

            While I’m a big supporter of fundamental campaign finance reform, to the point that no private money should be allowed in public political campaigns, if Greyson is fundraising, then he’s running.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          Clearly articulated? Not even close- it a little blurb in a tiny font that is dwarfed by the huge headline “Make Drumpf Angry – Support Jon Ossoff”. It’s deceptive as hell. It’s also unseemly to use someone else’s high profile race to raise money for yourself- with their name prominently featured. WTF is he even raising the money for?

          • what, me worry?

            What is he raising money for? I’m not certain, but if I had to guess, I’d think he’s going to challenge Bill Nelson for his Senate seat when it comes up in 2018.

            Or would you prefer to keep regressive fossil Bill Nelson in the Senate?

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            I would prefer that Grayson raise his own money in an honest and appropriate manner. Whining about some DINO that he may or may not even be running against next year doesn’t excuse this underhanded shit.

          • what, me worry?

            I’m not going to argue about it. I’m of the opinion that political campaigns should be publicly funded, and candidates shouldn’t be raising money from anyone – particularly from corporations.

            But when I pointed this out re: Hillary’s campaign, right here, i got lit up like a Christmas tree, bc even if she’s for campaign finance reform, why should she limit her donors, right?

            Only now it isn’t Hillary. It’s Greyson. And the Wonketariat has their hate on for Greyson, so now it’s fucked up.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            First off- it’s ‘Grayson’. If you’re going to white knight for the guy, at least spell his name right. Second, there’s a world of difference between being for public funding in general and demanding that one candidate commit political suicide by unilaterally disarming in the middle of the fucking race- like you advocated. Third, people in general- not just the Wonketariat- turned against Grayson after originally liking him because it turns out he’s a lefty version of the shouty, divisive bomb thrower on the right and he doesn’t actually bring nearly enough to the table to justify putting up with his blatant, hamfisted red meat chumming or the bad headlines he generates on a regular basis from the bothsiders in the MSM who love his controversial ass to use as a classic red herring of “see? they do it too!” every time we try to point out the meanness and dishonesty on the right. And that’s without even getting into the lurid details of the mess he made of his personal life. Grayson wore out his welcome and now he’s being a sleaze by milking a far more liked politician to raise money for himself even though he hasn’t even announced his candidacy for anything (while diverting scarce resources from an important bellwether election that is literally HAPPENING RIGHT NOW). If he were even a quarter the politician you seem to think he is- he should put his own fucking name at the top of that actblue money beg- instead of riding on Jon Ossoff’s far more liked and respected coattails…

          • what, me worry?

            When you resort to correcting my spelling, you have run out of argument.

            Refusing corporate money is not unilateral disarmament. It’s a choice. The world is wired now. It wasn’t in the 80’s, when the Ds turned to corporate cash out of necessity, but it is now. That’s how Sanders outraised Clinton every month for the last 8 months of the primary, without taking a dollar in corporate money.

            It’s already been proven that a principled candidate who lives by his or her convictions can raise a competitive warchest through individual donations, and without corporate dollars. So, either the Democrats have either made an informed choice to curry favor with Corporate America, or they aren’t sufficiently principled, and can’t compete on the individual market.

            You know, your argument would take on a refreshing air of authenticity if you just admitted you don’t like left wing populists, and that’s why you’re prone to bashing GrAyson, while letting centrist shenanigans slide. At least it would be honest.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            When you resort to lying about the nature of my argument you’ve proven yourself a dishonest shill. My correction of your spelling was ONE POINT made in SEVERAL POSTS on the subject. GFY with your absurd attempt at reductionism. Funny how that is the only thing you can counter… In case you didn’t notice, Sanders LOST.

            if you just admitted you don’t like left wing populists

            Once again just to make sure we are crystal clear here- GO FUCK YOURSELF. You have no right to make that claim, you don’t know me, you are talking out your woefully misinformed ass. I voted for Bernie, you moron. Then, because I’m not a WATB purity pony dumbfuck, I happily voted for Hillary in the G.E. because I’m a fucking adult instead of a pouting child and I recognized that warts and all she was miles ahead of her opponent in every conceivable measure. If you actually think that the only criteria for choosing a candidate is “more progressive” then you’re even dumber than I thought. Despite the fact that I do consider that and weigh it heavily in making my choice (yes, you are lying about me), I also consider other variables like character. In the case of Grayson, I went from liking him a lot to being quite “meh” the more I learned about him, given all the reasons I’ve already mentioned, plus his proclivity to earn points by making deals with the Ron/Rand Paul libertarian wing of the GOP. Your “more progressive” candidate Grayson has a bad habit of supporting libertarian causes. He also has a habit lately of running against other Dems and losing, after damaging them for their eventual G.E. race.

            But I’m betting you’re also one of those people who used to love Ed Schultz when he was on MSNBC, because he was always shouty and loved tossing red meat to the gullible base that made up his viewership. He was always “more progressive than thou” too, only it was an act to fool the rubes and way too many of them bought into his fauxgressive crap (he made a comfortable living as a right wing bomb thrower before joining MSNBC and he now shills for Vladimir Putin- quite the liberal hero, amirite?) . I get much the same vibe in Grayson, who loves to put on that show for the cameras, but when push comes to shove isn’t near the liberal hero his sycophant followers think he is, but is in fact mostly a gadfly and thorn in the side of those of us actually trying to get something done. That being said, I would certainly support him over any republican (should he get that far), because I’m not foolish enough to let the perfect be the enemy of the good. You can go be fooled by Alan’s BS and get taken in by Bernie’s “revolution”, it’s your prerogative. But don’t get mad when you come here to preach that nonsense that many of us just don’t want to hear that follishness- your stupid accusations to all of us for being sellout/establishment/corporate/DINOS are ridiculous- you’ve confused being progressive with being self defeating purity pony.

          • what, me worry?

            That’s quite a rant for a “fucking adult” to go on. But you’re the adult here. Do go on!

            In case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t insulted you. I just disagree with you.

            But again. You’re the fucking adult here, so I guess having a temper tantrum is the new mature.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            Shall I get you some smelling salts? Perhaps a handkerchief?

          • what, me worry?

            No, I can wait. Children who don’t like what’s being said usually scream themselves out after a while.

            When you stop your freakout, I’m available for an actual conversation, but I’m not going to respond to your insults. sorry. Self respect and all…

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            Apparently you are an idiot- I’m not screaming, you just don’t like what I’m saying so you’re lying about it- again… The only child I see here is the one who won’t listen to anyone else on the thread and instead keeps throwing a tantrum because we all won’t kiss Grayson’s ass to your satisfaction. Then you lie about our reasons why… I long ago gave up on an actual conversation though, you’ve proven yourself far too dishonest for that.

          • what, me worry?

            Well, part of that’s true. I tend not to like being called a moron, an idiot, nor do I like being told to go fuck myself, so that part is technically true. I don’t like what you’re saying.

            As for lying about it – it’s all right there, above these posts, unless you go and heavily edit them now.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            But you are a moron, and no, you have been lying- about my motivations, about the other people here, about our reasons for liking or not liking Grayson, about people’s feelings about the 2016 primary- you’ve been lying about a whole bunch of shit. In fact, you lied about who started the insulting- go back and reread the thread, moron. I started talking specifically about the ad in question and you launched a broadside about me being some sort of of Bill Nelson loving DINO. THAT is why I told you to GFY and I stand by it. None of my insults proceeded yours- you called the tune and I danced to it, and now you’re butthurt about it. Just like all the purity pony zealots- when backed in a corner- you lie. You’ve been deflecting and attempting to yell SQUIRREL with everyone here. Every time someone points out what is wrong with the ad it’s “Bernie” this or “Hillary” that or “Nelson” something or other, when all the rest of us were doing was talking about this particular ad.

          • what, me worry?

            Congrats! You’re my first block.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            Good, I was tired of this dumb conversation and tired of wasting monitor ink over a zealot anyways

          • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

            Whether Grayson is running or not nor his political ideologies DO NOT MATTER one iota. The point is that the ad is deceptive. The ad reads, “Support John Ossoff” when actually it is a 50/50 split unless you choose another option. There is no defense of that.

          • what, me worry?

            The defense is:

            a) a 50/50 split does send money to Ossoff, so it does support Ossoff, and

            b) it says, right above the contribution selection, where the money goes. And even gives you the option of choosing a different split.

            Bernie sent out a ton of donor emails splitting proceeds with various progressive. Canova. Teachout, etc. Was it duplicitous? Or was he just leveraging his email list to get them some funding too?

            Can we stop pretending that the outrage here isn’t just that readers of this site dislike Alan Grayson?

            It’s just amazing to me. Democrats all over complain – “Why can’t the left wing put away their differences with our agenda long enough to fight in common cause against our common enemy?” But when someone on the left wing does EXACTLY THAT, he gets pounded as a Decepticon.

            Jon Ossoff is no progressive. Far from it. The Venn diagram of his and Grayson’s policy goals have virtually no overlap. but they both hate Trump. the ad is about making Trump mad.

          • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

            Bernie Sanders? What the hell does he have to do with this? Every word you have written after your point “b)’ is nothing but deflection. It has NOTHING to do with the ad. As I said above, political ideologies have nothing to do with this. It doesn’t matter if this was campaign money for Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. And by your argument if it was a 99.9%/ .1% split it would be OK because, hey, some of it does go to Ossoff. The solicitation headline is to support Ossoff. It isn’t till the very end that it’s revealed that half goes to Grayson. That was done deliberately and nothing you say can change that.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            Apparently, the ends justify the means to far too many on the left, too. It’s not just the SOP of the GOP anymore. Sad, really, that anyone can defend an obviously deceptive ad- especially by deflecting away

          • what, me worry?

            Hillary and the DNC created the “Hillary Victory Fund” that was supposed to split the money between her and down ticket Democrats. She advertised on it. she particularly advertised that Sanders wasn’t doing anything like it, because he’s not a real democrat. Do you remember that?

            But when the financials were finally released, the down ticket Dems got a couple of pennies on every dollar, and Hillary kept almost all of it for Herself. And not one of you hypocrites were here calling her a phony.

            Just saying, this isn’t about Grayson’s email.

  • Panika MCD

    if they were going to go for a copyright violation, they could have just remade the opening scene of The Jerk with a Karen Handel lookalike playing Navin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtmi4Nc-3dE

  • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

    I’m sure the number of economically struggling people who will vote for a person who does not support “a living wage” will be staggering. And only because “black man in WH”.

  • what, me worry?

    When Your Wonkette gets up on their Purity Pony high horse and starts lecturing the progressive wing of the party, as they are occasionally wont to do, to put aside our differences so we can fight in common cause against our mutual foes, I’d like them to come back here and re-read this column.

    Because when the progressive wing does that EXACT THING, it’s labeled some kind of scam. The very progressive Grayson is splitting the proceeds of his fundraiser with the very not progressive Ossoff, just to stick a thumb in the Donald’s eye, and Wonkette just called him a scumbag and spit in his face for the trouble.

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

    And don’t pretend it’s some principled stand on the content of the fundraiser. Hillary pretended to be fundraising for down ballot Dems and kept virtually all the money for herself, and not a peep of discontent from the peanut gallery here. This is about it being Alan Grayson. Your Wonkette just doesn’t like him. He’s a progressive, and progressives are all douche bags.

    And this is because you don’t want to put aside our differences. You want the progressive wing to just accept your corporate bullshit and shut the fuck up already about universal healthcare, hippie! Big Insurance Companies are people too!

    When the Democratic Party, and as an extension, Wonkette, figures out that you can’t win national elections without the support of the progressive wing, I’m sure progressives will be happy to have a substantive, issues-based dialogue where we can come to some mutual agreement on a platform, where none of us are completely satisfied, but everyone can live with it.

    The Clinton group still doesn’t want that. We were told, “Fuck you. You lost. Why should you get any say in the platform.” Remember that?

    Yeah, that’s why we’re here now. Nice job, dumbasses.

    • stubbornirishlass

      “The Clinton group still doesn’t want that. We were told, “Fuck you. You lost. Why should you get any say in the platform.” Remember that?”

      Um, no. Actually Bernie Sanders had a significant impact on the Democratic party platform, in spite of the fact that he is not a member of the party.

      https://berniesanders.com/democrats-adopt-progressive-platform-party-history/

      • what, me worry?

        Oh yes? Was that before or after Universal Healthcare, Universal public college tuition, condemnation of corporate-friendly free trade agreements that screw labor and criticism of Israel’s Apartheid state were rejected? Was it before or after virtually all of his labor delegates were rejected from the platform committee?

        We got the fight for 15 in the platform. Awesome. More achievements like that, and the Democrats might actually be a progressive political party in about a century.

        Go blue.

        • stubbornirishlass

          My point stands, and I think you have just proven another non-commenter’s point about the perfect being the enemy of the good. I posted the link from Senator Sanders’ own site. The majority here would love to see more progressive policies, we just don’t see the usefulness of shooting ourselves in the foot in the process.

          • what, me worry?

            OK, so, apart from the additional $3/hr the platform devotes to poor people, what, exactly, did the Clinton faction give up? Compromise involves giving up some things you want in order to get others. Clinton wanted, presumably, the progressive wing to vote for her (though, frankly, she didn’t act like it).

            What did the Clinton faction give up? Healthcare policy? Nope. Education? Nope. Foreign Policy? Nope. Her addiction to labor screwing free trade agreements? Nope…

            And that’s even after she claimed to not support the TPP that she helped negotiate!

            Please. No one’s asking for perfect. But my vote doesn’t belong to the Ds just because the Rs are more horrible.

          • Lefty Wright

            Remember, the Bernie wing goes nowhere without the support of the moderate Democrats. And Bernie is driving them away in droves with his constant attacks on them . As in the campaign, someone looking in from the outside now would think Bernie wasn’t aware there was a Republican party because he spends most of his time attacking the Democrats.

            One thing the Bernie Branch doesn’t understand is that when voters are told the actual price of Bernie’s programs, they get cold feet really fast. Not even counting the ACA, about 75% of the public has health insurance through their employer, Medicare, regular Medicaid, VA, or other subsidized health care. And the vast majority are happy with what they have. They become even happier with it when told the real numbers of a 10%, 12% or even higher increase in their income tax. A Vox poll last year showed support dropping to the low 30% range when talking about as little as a $500 increase in taxes. So the odds of congress or the public supporting a change to a nationwide, universal single payer health program is virtually impossible.

            The same goes with free college tuition. Most people think state college tuition should be more affordable, but when it comes to seeing a significant tax increase, free loses out. In addition, the system in Germany that Bernie talked up so much is a lot more restrictive in admissions than the U.S., admitting only about 2/3 the percentage of students on a population basis as the U.S., which will not go over too well.

            Finally, Bernie’s budget and tax proposals are way out of whack. Economists laugh at Trump claiming a regular economic growth rate of 3%. Bernie promised an average of 5.3% for ten years, an impossible number to hit, even for one year. Even then, economists projected at least a 4 to 8 trillion dollar increase in the national debt over 10 years. He underestimated the cost, way overestimated savings, and claimed the wealthy would pay for almost all of it. Which we know would not happen. Bernie wants a system of European socialism even European countries do not have. But he fails to mention the 50% income tax rates and the 20% value added tax some of those countries have. The right wing will not go for any tax increases and most on the left will balk at doubling their taxes. Meaning Bernie will be dead in the water before he ever has a chance.

          • what, me worry?

            These are all arguments conservadems make when they’re trashing progressive policy. Too bad they aren’t accurate.
            You only get a negative response from voters on single payer when you tell them the costs, and specifically and intentionally omit the savings. The fact is, single payer is administered in every. single. industrialized. nation. Except ours. And in every single industrialized nation, they spend less of their GDP and get better outcomes than the US does.
            But the centrist branch of the Party, brought to you by United Health, tells you we can’t afford it. Apparently, it costs too much to save money.
            Further, US business would immediately be more profitable, since they’d no longer be on the hook for half their employees’ insurance payments. And people on employer plans are satisfied, because they don’t have anything to compare it to. When they become eligible for Medicare, they overwhelmingly prefer that.
            So, please, with your cooked numbers.

    • Lefty Wright

      Name one thing Clinton would have done that Trump has either done or pushed. Push for repeal of the ACA? How about more restrictions on abortion and contraceptive rights, cuts to Planned Parenthood, removing protections for LGBT individuals, Muslims, racial, national or ethnic minorities? How about gutting environmental regulations? And before attacking fracking, tell me how you propose covering US energy needs without natural gas as a bridge to more green energy. Wishing does not run the heat in the winter or the a/c in the summer. Would she support gerrymandering and voter restrictions, a bumbling foreign policy, repeal of the Dodd-Frank Bill – fulfilling your misguided claim of shilling for Wall Street? Would she fill her cabinet with incompetent and corrupt right wing hacks, and would she fill Supreme Court seats with people like Gorsuch, and lower courts with over 100 of his clones? No, you ain’t got shit to justify your failure to support Clinton last fall. There were two choices, Trump and Clinton. They both made their policies very clear. You pouted and essentially threatened to hold your breath until you got your way. You are on the verge of causing 20 million people to lose their health insurance, millions to lose food stamps, making college MORE expensive, and because some Bernie boosters just couldn’t support only $12 an hour as a minimum wage when EVERYONE says it’s got to be $15, millions and millions of people are stuck as low as $7.25 for several more years. The Bernie or Bust crowd has a lot to be proud of, huh? A minimum of 30 to 40 million people in this country screwed because Bernie lost and his fans wanted to make sure the lady who beat him would fail. Most of his supporters did the right thing and enthusiastically endorsed Clinton, but enough were determined to sabotage everything she did and said, becoming the worst enemy of the left and the useful idiots of the GOP and Russia.

      • what, me worry?

        “Name one thing Clinton would have done that Trump has either done or pushed”
        Ramped up war in Syria. Clinton’s no fly zone would have had us shooting down Syrian aircraft sooner, and leading us into a stand off with Russia. Exactly the same way Trump has.
        Acquiescence to Israel’s apartheid policies.
        And what about Wall St? Her selected VP pick was actively trying to scuttle Dodd Frank regulations when she picked him. Just like Trump’s administration is doing now.
        There’s three right there. How much time do you have?

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Don’t bother. What, me worry is a Bernie or bust shrill asshole who is not the least bit interested in actual conversation- he just wants to preen around wonket, act smug, sanctimonious and morally superior while he presumes to lecture the rest of us for our failings. He’s either too fucking stupid to understand that a good many of us were Bernie voters and still are part of the progressive wing of the party or he’s too fucking dishonest to admit that he knows this, as he continues to propagate the completely bullshit stereotype that we’re all crooked Hillary lovers who hate Bernie and hate the progressive wing of the party. I’m guessing the latter, given I already tried to explain this and was promptly ignored and the fact that his chief motivation seems to be wanting to act like an insufferable asshole, facts be damned.

        Or he’s one of Putin’s boys trying to sow dissent in the ranks- hard to tell since he’s too much of a coward to let us see his Disqus history. Either way- save yourself the trouble and tell him to fuck off. He’ll get butthurt and clutch his pearls and block you, which will save you the trouble of trying to have an honest conversation with him- something he has no interest in. He’s just here to be a smug and self righteous asshat, and he’s more than willing to lie about both what he’s said and what you said to do so.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      far left lefty’s can’t win.
      Policy is useless if you’re not in office to implement it.

      • Heyzeus Ahchay

        In Georgia, and several other states that should be expelled from the Union, intelligence can’t win. These are the dumb fucks who put Noot Gangrenich in office. Come on out to CA, Noot, and see how far you’re hypocrisy and lies take you in politics. Oops, I forgot about Nunes, Issa, B-1 Bob, and Steve Knight. We have our share of stupids as well, it seems.

      • what, me worry?

        far left lefty’s can’t win… Is an assertion without fact.

        The last time we elected a Democratic Socialist, they had to invent a new constitutional amendment to get rid of him, because we kept re-electing him. Hillary, Debbie, Donna and the rest of the Clinton group had to game an entire primary system in order to beat a Democratic Socialist.

        The left wing can win, in certain environments. This is one of them. The reason democrats keep losing elections is because they don’t stand for anything. When the Party chooses to align itself with a candidate, like Ossoff last night, he’s invariably a candidate without substance. Ossoff was an empty suit. That’s what the Party likes about him. And the progressives who run get zero support from a party who hates progressives.

        If the Party actually embraced the progressive platform and supported progressives who run, they’d actually stand for something other than “Never Republican”.

        But your statement above? That’s why you keep losing.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          1) Every thing you’ve said is an assertion without a fact.
          2) And yet, knowing I would bring up the fact htat Bernie lost the primary and would have lost the election, you toss in DNC CONSPIRACY!1! to pre-empt the facts. Bernie polled poorly compared to Hillary and Bernie, and the right famously didn’t even begin to start attacking Bernie they way they did Hillz. And SHE STILL WON THE POPULAR VOTE.
          3) Democrats DO stand for things, lots of things – like Obamacare, higher taxes, gay equality, racial equality, gender equality, women’s choice and on and on. Go look at hillary’s campaign website. There’s all sorts of things she stood for.
          4) Your mention of Ossoff destroys your whole argument. As centrist as that dude was, he didn’t win. You think some firebrand lefty who wanted to go all “Progressive” would have fucking won in GEORGIA? This completely defies logic: Because the candidate wasn’t progressive enough, they voted for a Republican ogre. Or did the “progressives” stay home? In that case, they’re just sabotaging a movement cause they didn’t get their dream candidate.
          5) I’m glad you’re willing to blame the DNC and other leftys rather than admit that there aren’t enough “progressives” to vote for a far left candidate. Delusions aren’t cool.
          6) I would LOVE a “progressive” candidate to win, but the reality is, the majority of the country doesn’t.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            don’t bother- see my comment below for exactly who and what “what, me worry?” actually is…

        • Tiny kaiju

          Burlington, VT misses you. Come home soon.

  • AmazingProfessionalCrastinator

    Well, we’ve had torrential rains alternating with normal rain here in the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Area, so Handel probably wins.

    • Heyzeus Ahchay

      Um, cuz rats like to get wet?

  • pixeloid

    These lying ads are bad and all, but the real problem is the thousands of ignorant idiots who believe them. People who base their election decisions on TV commercials probably shouldn’t be voting in the first place.

    • Heyzeus Ahchay

      Or down the block at the second place.

  • Heyzeus Ahchay

    You’ll find the GOP under the dictionary definition of scum — if you’re really looking for how to find them.

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