Yesterday in Kentucky, the Courier-Journal interviewed Democrat nominee for US Senate, Alison Lundergan Grimes. The reporter asked a simple question, “Did you vote for President Obama in 2008 and 2012?”
Her answer started with these words, “You know, this election isn’t about the President.” She went on to say, “I respect the sanctity of the ballot box.” She never said whether she did or did not vote for Barack Obama in 2008 or 2012.
Three days earlier in Perry at the US Senate debates, Michelle Nunn took a jab at David Perdue saying, “I am not sure that he recognizes that he is not running against Harry Reid or Barack Obama, he is running against me.” That was a punch she wished she never would have thrown.
David’s response is quoted below. As powerful as the words themselves are, they don’t do justice to watching him respond. Click on the quote to watch David respond.
“Michelle, I have a lot of respect for you, but you are dead wrong. I am absolutely running against Barack Obama and Harry Reid. Make no mistake. No amount of false advertising will remove that fact that Barack Obama hand-picked you, he hand-funded you, he is mentoring you. Do you really believe that we’ll believe that you will not bite the hand that feeds you.”
Democrats around the nation have cautiously tried to publicly distance themselves from Barack Obama. Recently Obama made a trip to Atlanta to the CDC. Neither Michelle Nunn or Jason Carter were available to meet him. In Kentucky, the Democrat candidate could not even bring herself to acknowledge that she voted for Obama, in 2008 or 2012.
Let me make a gender adjustment to the statement of the former heavyweight champion Joe Louis, “She can run, but she can’t hide.”
We are three weeks away from the election. Interest in what is going on has picked up since the primary elections. Now the interest is intensifying and those who may have been undecided are paying closer attention. Georgians are conservative. Georgians do not like the policies of Barack Obama. Georgians can connect the dots better than Democrats think that they can.
For example, in the Perry debate last Tuesday, Michelle Nunn, repeatedly used platitudes of bi-partisanship and working across the aisle. In speaking of the work of her father, Sam Nunn, she said,
“I have heard my father say many times that he never passed a single piece of meaningful legislation without Republican support, and I agree with that.”
The irony and hypocrisy of using her father’s comment stood out later in the debate when discussing Obamacare. Referring to Obamacare, Perdue noted,
“My opponent wants to talk about all this work across the aisle. This law passed without one Republican voting for it.”
Nunn later criticized David Perdue saying that he would not work in a bi-partisan fashion across the aisle. David’s again exposed the hypocrisy of the meaningless platitudes in his pointed rebuttal to Michelle Nunn.
“I don’t know about yall, but I’m getting a little bored hearing if I’m going to work across the aisle when nobody on the Democratic side has decided that they want to work across the aisle with Republicans in the United States Senate. We have 384 bills stuck on Harry Reid’s Desk. Your first vote will be for Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader“
This election is about Barack Obama and Harry Reid and Democrat policies. They have crippled our economy. They have burdened small business. They have hurt employees. They have driven businesses out of the country. They have robbed our freedom.
Let me close with a call to action. We can get our nation back on track. You must vote. Early voting starts next week. Monday is a holiday so some counties will be open and some will not start early voting until Tuesday.
In my last note, I asked you to vote early. There was great response. Some wrote me and said that they had always voted on election day, but this year, they are voting early.
Let me get a little more specific. Will you commit to vote this week? If you are not out of town for the week and there is nothing that would keep you away otherwise, will you go ahead and vote this week? This election is too important to take the chance of something keeping you away from the polls.
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Donald E. Coleby