Sunday, November 15, 2020

The Georgia Senators Are Afraid To Debate Their Democratic Challengers Before The Runoff



Neither David Perdue nor Kelly Loeffler has much to say other than pre-digested, one-size-fits-all Republican Party propaganda. Even in a red state like Georgia, people are growing weary of their crap. Which is why neither was reelected on November 3 and why each faces a runoff against Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock on January 5.

Today, Perdue, who was beaten up pretty badly by Ossoff the last time they debated, declined to accept an invitation from the Atlanta Press Club to debate before the runoff. Loeffler hasn't responded but observers say she is likely to follow Perdue's lead on this, especially because Warnock is incredibly charismatic and she's kind of a babbling wet blanket.

Ossoff was quick to respond, telling CNN that he had accepted the debate proposal and then tweeting:

Last time they debated Ossoff called him a "crook" to his face-- and accurate assessment-- and he was unable to defend himself. After that he cancelled a debate he had already scheduled. Ossoff has told crowds that debating is the "the bare minimum" voters should expect from candidates.

Goal ThermometerPerdue and Loeffler are feuding with Georgia's Republican Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, so they could stick with Trump's bullshit about election fraud. That makes it hard for them to bang too hard on the top talking point-- that President Biden must be denied a Senate majority. Earlier today Perdue was on Fox Business News insisting that "What's at stake is this is that Schumer will change the rules in the Senate so they can do anything they want with 50 votes plus the vice president's vote as a tiebreaker."

Today, Trump and Georgia's Trumpist governor, Brian Kemp, caused Georgians to suffer 2,084 more COVID cases, bringing the state total to 424,989-- 40,028 cases per million Georgians. You can contribute to Warnock and or Ossoff by clicking on the Blue America Senate thermometer on the right.

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At 5:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just remember it's fucking GA. Temper your hopes with that.


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