If you’ve seen Republican Brian Kemp’s latest ads in the gubernatorial primary race here in Georgia, it’s hard to tell if they are real or a “Saturday Night Live” sketch. Meanwhile, front-runner Casey Cagle is constantly reminding folks how much he loves President Trump. In fact, he loves him so much, I’m afraid one of his ads might appear on my Direct TV’s naughty channels.
I’m used to both Democrats and Republicans pandering to their bases during primary season, only to have to walk everything back when the general election rolls around. But these Republicans are so over the top with their pandering to the lowest common denominators in their bases that it will be impossible to walk it all back.
And with just over a week to go before the official primary vote — although a July 24 runoff seems likely — they are doubling down on the comedy. Fortunately, I was able to get my hands on an exclusive copy of their latest gubernatorial debate, and the Ledger-Enquirer decided to publish it online today — a day ahead of its usual run date.
It’s sure to make my conservative friends very happy.
read it in the ledger-enquirer here
Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has stepped up his game in his attempt to stand out from Georgia’s current crop of right-wingers seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination.
He was hanging his hat on so-called “religious liberty” — the unofficial litmus test for anyone seeking the GOP nomination that proves you really, really hate gays … as opposed to the other guy who only really kinda hates gays. He vowed he would sign the pro-discrimination bill if it hits his desk in the governor’s office in 2019. And, unfortunately, he probably will be our next governor.
Now, he’s jumping on the I-luvs-my-guns bandwagon that always gains steam after kids are shot. Folks send thoughts and prayers and then rally around their AR-15s and high-capacity magazines.
Some companies are ending relationships with the National Rifle Association — often relationships that offered some form of discount to NRA members. One of those companies is Delta Air Lines, which also has vehemently spoken out against the anti-freedom “religious freedom” agenda.
Today, Cagle took his pandering to the right-wing voters to another level with this extortion of Delta on his Facebook page, an attempt that has gotten a lot of backlash from his constituents: Continue reading