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Stuart G

(38,647 posts)
Fri Feb 7, 2014, 01:24 PM Feb 2014

Todd Akin 2.0? Georgiaís Senate Race Is GOPís Worst Nightmare: Talking Points Memo

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/georgia-senate-race-candidates-liability

Daniel Strauss – February 7, 2014, 6:00 AM EST19326

Republicans have struggled to try and avoid campaign-crippling remarks that could snatch away an otherwise easy win in 2014 -- but that may be impossible in the Georgia Senate race.

With eight candidates vying for the nomination, you'd think Republicans would have their pick for the next Georgia senator. Instead the field is filled with a mess of candidates who drudge up the worst stereotypes of an anti-science, anti-woman, anti-Obama, anti-immigrant Mr. Moneybags candidate -- a reputation the party has desperately been trying to shed.


Democrats view the GOP's field as a boon for likely Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn, daughter of the former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA), who many think has a chance even in a red state like Georgia. There's a real possibility that the large GOP field will split the vote causing a runoff GOP primary between the two lead candidates.

"I mean, the runoff is going to be a shitshow," a Democratic campaign official told TPM. "In the past six weeks we've seen 'sweep the floor,' we've seen 'impeach Obama,' we've seen Paul Broun raffle off a rifle."
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Todd Akin 2.0? Georgiaís Senate Race Is GOPís Worst Nightmare: Talking Points Memo (Original Post) Stuart G Feb 2014 OP
k&r for exposure. n/t Laelth Feb 2014 #1
Go Broun Go exboyfil Feb 2014 #2
There are tons of Broun yard signs where I live in Marietta GA hauckeye Feb 2014 #3
Yeah, but there are a lot of yahoos who agree with that crap. Hoyt Feb 2014 #4
Yes, that's him. And welcome to DU! CurtEastPoint Feb 2014 #6
Same here-just north of Atlanta. Broun has a very good chance of getting the nom. Dawgs Feb 2014 #7
Broun, Gingirch, Barr... Archae Feb 2014 #8
Broun goes to the Prayer Breakfasts every year, yes? blkmusclmachine Feb 2014 #9
K & R !!! WillyT Feb 2014 #5

hauckeye

(648 posts)
3. There are tons of Broun yard signs where I live in Marietta GA
Fri Feb 7, 2014, 01:40 PM
Feb 2014

Isn't he the idiot who said evolution is a lie from the pit of hell or some such nonsense?

 

Dawgs

(14,755 posts)
7. Same here-just north of Atlanta. Broun has a very good chance of getting the nom.
Fri Feb 7, 2014, 02:40 PM
Feb 2014

I'm just glad that the Republicans are having SEVEN debates. Should be plenty of good sound bites.

Archae

(46,505 posts)
8. Broun, Gingirch, Barr...
Fri Feb 7, 2014, 03:11 PM
Feb 2014

In the proud tradition of blithering hypocrisy, seems Paul Broun is like Newt Gingrich and Bob Barr.
Actually one better.

Broun tried to put a federal marriage amendment up for a vote.

Gingrich and Barr are on their 3rd marriages.

Broun is on his fourth.

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