John Eaves, Shirley Franklin, and John Lewis Hate White People

November 6, 2006 20:19 pm

by Erick · 41 comments

Don’t believe me? Listen to this.

What a bunch of racists.

(Hat tip to Political Insider)

Chris November 6, 2006 at 8:23 pm

No kidding. Same kind of fearmongering we hear about terrorists hiding under our beds.

Which is why I don’t vote for either of the two major parties anymore.

ugavi November 6, 2006 at 8:26 pm

They must have some very bad polls in this race. Talk about a case of fear mongering, and the ultimate in playing the race card.

Maybe Ms. Angela worked with them on this after she finished distributing her mailer.

Chris November 6, 2006 at 8:29 pm

But you gotta give them credit for introducing themselves up front and standing behind their remarks, much like the Cagle and Bush calls.

What’s despicable are the calls where the caller doesn’t clearly identify himself and gives a pro-democrat message, at 5:30am and 11:30pm to try to annoy the hell out of you.

Which begs the question, if they’d impersonate their political opponents to annoy voters to death, who’s to say they wouldn’t impersonate terrorists to try to scare voters to death?

ugavi November 6, 2006 at 8:32 pm

Maybe. Shirley is term limited, Lewis will be in office until he retires, and Andy just doesn’t care.

macongop November 6, 2006 at 8:34 pm

The only thing missing is C. Jack Ellis and his mouth shooting off also.

ugavi November 6, 2006 at 8:36 pm

I hope someone saves it, it would be great to pull back out if Shirley tries to run statewide at some point in the future.

Chris November 6, 2006 at 8:37 pm

Ellis is probably on another junket to Mungabi or wherever he goes in Africa on the tax-payers dime.

LiveFreeOrDie November 6, 2006 at 8:43 pm

Can someone tell me what they’re saying? I have a slow internet connection at my current location. :(

ugavi November 6, 2006 at 8:46 pm
Andre in Atlanta November 6, 2006 at 8:49 pm

Sometimes the best comment is no comment.

LiveFreeOrDie November 6, 2006 at 8:52 pm

Thank you very much!!! (it’s still loading, argh!)

Chris November 6, 2006 at 8:57 pm

Here’s a good rundown on the robocalling phenomenon, with video clip.

GabrielSterling November 6, 2006 at 9:07 pm

“Your very life may depend on it”? Oh my God. These dems have truly gone off the deep end.

candlerparkliberal November 6, 2006 at 10:04 pm

I think the call is awesome! I love the creepy music & I hope it inspires thousands of people to vote a straight Democratic ticket.

The right wing has been saying that a vote for democrats is a vote for the terrorists all year without a peep from any of the republicans on this board.

Whats good for the goose is good for the gander, I guess

DougieFresh November 6, 2006 at 10:41 pm

Sadly for your side Candle, ads like that rarely inspire your own side and really just motivate your oponents.

Most people are not Kool-Aid drinking partisans. Most people are friends with liberals and conservatives and have family members from both sides as well. Most people can see extremists going off the deap end and become offended by it. Offended voters make it a point to vote against you. Everyone else will be unaffected.

I am sure you will find ads like this hurt your side more than they help. I am so certain of that, that I encourage democrats to use them as much as they can.

atlantaman November 6, 2006 at 10:55 pm

“I hope it inspires thousands of people to vote a straight Democratic ticket.”

Let’s be honest, you mean you hope it inspires thousands of blacks to vote straight Democrat ticket. I guarantee you that ad isn’t being sent to white people, it’s obviously preying on the fears of black people.

“he right wing has been saying that a vote for democrats is a vote for the terrorists all year without a peep from any of the republicans on this board.”

So Lee Morris has been comparing Pitts and Eaves to terrorists?

What a ridiculous call. So now Lee Morris (one of the most liberal Republicans on the planet) is being compared to the evils of the dogs and water hoses of the civil rights movement.

Don’t forget these two “right-wing” GOP guys were endorsed by the AJC and Creative Loafing – two very liberal newspapers.

It’s ridiculous how many black politicians will trivialize the civil rights movements, by bringing up dogs, fire hoses and Martin Luther King for whatever cheap political cause they’ve happened to attach themselves to. How pathetic it must be to not provide any intellectual reasons to vote for Pitts or Eaves – it’s always got to be about race.

Chris November 6, 2006 at 11:04 pm

OMG I agree with atlantaman. Must be the sewer break right down the road..

Chris November 6, 2006 at 11:07 pm

Dougie: I am sure you will find ads like this hurt your side more than they help. I am so certain of that, that I encourage democrats to use them as much as they can.

So all those “Democrats want to ban the bible” and “Democrats will bring death and destruction to your door” and “Democrats will force you to marry gays” ads will probably explain the Democratic victory at the polls tomorrow.

candlerparkliberal November 6, 2006 at 11:10 pm

My point is that both parties put out crap- Although it seems to be only this year that the dems deem to be matching the gop punch for punch.

The left wing crap doesn’t smell any better than the right wing crap.

At least Franklin, Lewis & Young say who they are right off the bat- Alot more admirable than the misleading robocalls the RNC are running as we speak.

As far as the candidates go . . . .I have no idea. As you can imagine from my handle, I live in Dekalb

Jeff November 7, 2006 at 12:16 am

I heard nothing about race. I did not hear anything about African Americans, white people, hate directed at either race. I heard a push for Democrats, but what is wrong with that. Those who disagree and support the new voter id law that is still in question obviously do not understand public policy, equality, the right to vote, and the history of voter suppression. I understand though, you all prefer to hide behind your ignorance and rhetoric.

Fogle November 7, 2006 at 12:28 am

Guys, if you are in this jurisdiction, PLEASE VOTE FOR JOHN EAVES…



Mad Dog November 7, 2006 at 1:33 am


I read the transcript. I agree with you.

That is not black racism.

But, I understand why some white people are afraid of the black race. And, why some men are scared of women.


If you’re afraid, just say you’re afraid.

Fogle November 7, 2006 at 2:27 am

Jeff & Mad Dog,

Please tell me you aren’t serious…

ABB November 7, 2006 at 9:12 am

I’d really like to know how they think that I am going to die if Republicans are elected in Fulton County. For anyone to say that this ad is not racist is complete you-know-what.
Racism goes both ways. Stop defending an ad that you know crosses the line – you’re only making yourself look bad.

Decaturguy November 7, 2006 at 9:33 am

I don’t know if they hate white people, but they are not beyond using scare tactics just like the Republicans (like, lets say, if the Democrats take over the Congress the terrorists win) .

gatormathis November 7, 2006 at 10:40 am

“Democrats take over the Congress ”

That in itself is scary enough.

jsm November 7, 2006 at 11:30 am

Jeff & MD,

How many people other than African-Americans are motivated by thinking of “fighting off dogs and water hoses in the ‘60s “? And since when do Republicans represent a threat to “The efforts of Martin and Coretta King, Hosea Williams, Maynard Jackson and many others”?

This ad is blatant deception and irresponsibility by Franklin, Lewis, Young, and Eaves. These people are supposed to be “respected” members of society. Yeah, right.

DougieFresh November 7, 2006 at 1:30 pm


Show me a link to any Republican ad that says

“Democrats want to ban the bible

atlantaman November 8, 2006 at 8:31 pm

Unfortunately Lewis and Young didn’t surprise me (Young ceased being a statesman a long time ago), but I honestly thought Shirley Franklin was above something as cheap as this.

I don’t know if Pitts was given the same opportunity, but if so he should be commended for rising above the trivialization of the civil rights movement. If the children today are taught that moderate Republican Lee Morris is the equivalent of Bull Connor and the attack dogs, then it will inevitably diminish the reverence their generation will have for those who truly sacrificed during the Civil Rights movement.

I think it was very short-sighted on Franklin’s part. Sure you managed to get John Eaves elected, but now your ridiculous commerical will be the battle cry for the new, very wealthy county of Milton leaving behind a very poor county of Fulton.

ugavi November 8, 2006 at 8:37 pm

I agree this will be the battle cry for Milton county. I can hear Mark & Jan on the floor now…

Fogle November 8, 2006 at 9:45 pm

They were talking about this ad tonight on Hannity and Colmes.

Chris November 8, 2006 at 11:16 pm

Here you go Dougie:
President Bush said terrorists win if Democrats winlink

These are the stakesRNC campaign ad

Campaign literature mailed by the Republican National Committee warns voters in two states that the Bible will be prohibited and men will marry men if “liberals” win in November. RNC campaign tactic.

It’s not that hard to find all the RNC smear and fear campaign tactics if you’d lift two fingers to actually look for it.

atlantaman November 9, 2006 at 7:58 am


Lee Morris is a good man that has worked hard for racial relations. He’s a social moderate and he never spent a dime comparing John Eaves to a terroist or talking about how if Eaves were elected the Bible will be prohibited in Fulton County.

Eaves ran one of the worst race baiting campaigns that appealed to stupid people that I’ve ever seen. His two main issues were calling on Lee Morris to ask for Dennis Hastert’s resignation and his “I hate white people” commercial.

The fact that he won is scary and if John Lewis is correct and our lives depend on the new Fulton County commission then I suggest a migration to Cobb or Milton.

DougieFresh November 9, 2006 at 6:15 pm

Thats more laughable than scarey. However, you left out something in your quote. It is “The terrorist will win if the Democrats win and enact their ajenda in Iraq”.

That is about the most truthful statement one can make in a political ad. It is unlikely the Democrats will enact their ajenda in Iraq, but if we do cut and run, consider this Vietnam II.

Chris November 9, 2006 at 6:20 pm

Dougie, and if we remain in Iraq, the Vietnam stench is somehow suddenly removed?

Chris November 9, 2006 at 6:23 pm

atlantaman, I never said Morris did anything. I was responding to Dougie’s comments telling democrats (any democrats) to run these kinds of ads so that they’ll lose, and expected the same results for the republicans after showing him several RNC ads that he maintained didn’t exist.

DougieFresh November 9, 2006 at 6:25 pm

It’s the cutting and running side of it.

South Vietnam fell because we unilaterally cut the funding supporting it while the Chinese continued their support of the North.

Actions, and even inactions have consequenes. Pulling out with great haste from Iraq, no matter if you think we had a right to be their in the first place, is irresponsible.

Personally, I think we should just limit wars to executing the leaders of countries like Iraq or Iran until one is in that we can support. Eventually there will be no idiots willing to take the post.

DougieFresh November 9, 2006 at 6:25 pm

I should add, Iraq under Sadam.

gop-shootist November 10, 2006 at 2:23 pm

Eaves’ people took the ad in question down…hmmm. If the Mayor Franklin, Congressman Lewis and Andrew Young defend it, why is it gone? I found it here though…a must listen!

gop-shootist November 10, 2006 at 2:36 pm

I apologize for sending a download link…it’s safe, but if you want to see where it came from, go here:

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