A Political Comeback?

Insider Advantage poll tested a race between Saxby Chambliss and Roy Barnes.  It’s a dead heat.  What do you think of a political comeback by the former Governor? 

66 comments

  1. Hortence says:

    Roy Barnes was only defeated because of that arrogant chief of staff so I think there’s room for a comeback. Saxby’s vulnerable, he’s not as beloved as Johnny Isakson.

  2. Nothing makes action (even if you didn’t always agree with the steps that were taken) look good in hindsight like 4, no 6, no soon to be 8 years of inaction.

  3. Icarus says:

    Barnes has seemed to be raising his profile a bit lately. He made quite a few public comments with his opinions on various subjects right as the general assembly was (disasterously) coming to a close. I assume he’s at least considering a comeback.

  4. SevenHillsDem says:

    I agree. Roy taking on Johnny Isakson would not be smart at all. Roy has a decent relationship with some of the North Atlanta business folks (at least in comparison to Saxby). But, that relationship is nullified with Johnny Isakson in the race.

    He raised $20 million in his reelection campaign for Governor, which means that as a former Governor and Senate candidate I think he could raise at least $10 million. The DSCC would pay attention to the race because of a high-profile challenger and it would force the NRSC to defend a seat in a conservative Southern state they don’t want to spend money on.

    Symbolically, he could be a rallying figure for Democrats across the state. He spoke to the UGA Young Democrats in March and showed he still has the fight left in him.

    I’m all for it.

  5. Hortence says:

    I think that Roy Barnes would attract a lot of support from Republicans who are disatisfied with Saxby for various reasons…

    Roy was a get things done type Governor. If it weren’t for Bobby Kahn, he would have won reelection and likely we would be seeing Roy on the national scene.

    Give it a go Roy!

  6. IndyInjun says:

    It would be preferred here that the state GOP put up a formidable opponent, or any opponent for that matter, to give us a conservative choice as we strive to dump Chambliss.

    Barnes would be hard to stomach, but Saxby is intolerable here.

  7. Andre Walker says:

    FYI, Bobby Kahn did get Roy in the Governor’s office in the first place, so he must have done something right.

    But to the subject at hand, I don’t think Roy will run.

  8. rightofcenter says:

    Well, I feel fairly confident the following would happen if ol’Roy got in the race: 1) The Repubs would soon forget there differences with Saxby and rally behind him – few people are more disliked in this state by the Repubs than Roy; 2)ol’Roy would get a rude awakening when he tried to raise $$$ – without BK strongarming (threatening) the business community, all of his $$$ would come from the trial bar, the liberal rich, Otis Brumby, and out-of-state. 3) in the end, he would get crushed.

  9. jsm says:

    “It would be preferred here that the state GOP put up a formidable opponent, or any opponent for that matter, to give us a conservative choice as we strive to dump Chambliss.”

    Don’t expect anything like this from Sue Everhart. She only talks about re-electing Saxby.

  10. IndyInjun says:

    “Don’t expect anything like this from Sue Everhart. She only talks about re-electing Saxby.”

    Saying that principles do not matter to the GOP, only power.

    Some days I just want to give up and deregister from voting.

  11. Philly says:

    If Saxby continues to vote the way he is now on immigration, I will vote for Barnes to send a message.

    If the GOP wants to keep Georgia’s Senate Seat next year, then they will be well advised to find someone to run against Chambliss.

    From Dustin Inman:
    The Senate tonight finished four days of amendments and procedural votes on the S. 1348 Kennedy/Bush Comprehensive Amnesty bill. It won’t resume debate and final votes until after the Memorial Day week recess.

    Sen. Vitter (R-La.) — as he did a year ago before the Senate passed the S. 2611 amnesty — offered an amendment today that would have stripped out all provisions to reward nearly all the 12-20 million illegal aliens with permanent legal status.

    It lost 29-66.

    There actually are some reasons to be encouraged by this vote, which I will explain later.

    HERE ARE THE HEROES OF THE DAY WHO VOTED ‘YES’ ON DELETING ANY LANGUAGE THAT WOULD GIVE AMNESTY TO ILLEGAL ALIENS

    Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Yea Shelby (R-AL), Yea
    Arkansas: Pryor (D-AR), Yea
    Colorado: Allard (R-CO), Yea

    Idaho: Crapo (R-ID), Yea
    Iowa: Grassley (R-IA), Yea
    Kansas: Roberts (R-KS), Yea

    Kentucky: Bunning (R-KY), Yea McConnell (R-KY), Yea
    Louisiana: Landrieu (D-LA), Yea Vitter (R-LA), Yea
    Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Yea

    Missouri: Bond (R-MO), Yea McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
    Montana: Baucus (D-MT), Yea Tester (D-MT), Yea
    Nebraska: Nelson (D-NE), Yea

    New Hampshire: Sununu (R-NH), Yea
    North Carolina: Dole (R-NC), Yea
    North Dakota: Dorgan (D-ND), Yea

    Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK), Yea Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
    South Carolina: DeMint (R-SC), Yea
    South Dakota: Thune (R-SD), Yea

    Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Yea Corker (R-TN), Yea
    West Virginia: Byrd (D-WV), Yea Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
    Wyoming: Enzi (R-WY), Yea

    We will be giving you opportunities to reinforce that behavior and try to ensure that each of these Senators ends up voting against the cloture on the final bill in June.

    All of us across America thank those of you who live in the above states and who have provided the kind of contact and pressure on your Senators to get that kind of result.

    We especially salute those of you in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Tennessee and West Virginia because BOTH your Senators voted to kill the amnesty!

    Those of you who don’t have your state listed above may have a lot of excuses for why your Senators are so willing to reward illegal behavior and shut out non-employed vulnerable American workers from those jobs.

    But the fact is that this country faces a disaster unless those of you without your state on the above list turn up the pressure and get at least one of your Senators on the anti-amnesty list.

    If seven Senators who voted NO had instead voted YES, the amnesty would have been deleted. If we can hold the above Senators on the final bill, we have a chance to kill the whole bill in June if the rest of you do something about your state’s Senators.

    It is so very important that we not take these Senators for granted — that you praise them and also let them know how much you are counting on them to vote against cloture on the final bill in June.

    The really big Republican surprise was Sen. McConnell (R-Ky.). As the Republican Senate leader, he has primarily carried water for Pres. Bush and has constantly spoken in the media of the need to get a comprehensive bill through. Nearly everything he has done has indicate that he wants an amnesty to pass. So, we are really puzzled by this vote. Maybe you Kentuckians can tell us what you have been doing. Does this mean that he might vote against the overall bill? We have no indication that he will do so.

    WE’RE GAINING AMONG DEMOCRATS

    Perhaps the most encouraging thing about this vote was the fact that 9 Democrats joined 20 Republicans.
    THESE SENATORS ARE NOW ON RECORD AS FAVORING AMNESTY AND REWARDS FOR 12-20 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS

    If your state is on this list, you have your work cut out for you. Please do not let any of the Senators off the hook. They voted NO on the Vitter amendment.

    Alaska: Murkowski (R-AK), Nay Stevens (R-AK), Nay
    Arizona: Kyl (R-AZ), Nay McCain (R-AZ), Nay
    Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Nay

    California: Boxer (D-CA), Nay Feinstein (D-CA), Nay
    Colorado: Yea Salazar (D-CO), Nay
    Connecticut: Dodd (D-CT), Nay Lieberman (ID-CT), Nay

    Delaware: Biden (D-DE), Nay Carper (D-DE), Nay
    Florida: Martinez (R-FL), Nay Nelson (D-FL), Nay
    Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Nay Isakson (R-GA), Nay

    Hawaii: Akaka (D-HI), Nay Inouye (D-HI), Nay
    Idaho: Craig (R-ID), Nay
    Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Nay Obama (D-IL), Nay

    Indiana: Bayh (D-IN), Nay Lugar (R-IN), Nay
    Iowa: Harkin (D-IA), Nay
    Maine: Collins (R-ME), Nay Snowe (R-ME), Nay

    Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Nay Mikulski (D-MD), Nay
    Massachusetts: Kennedy (D-MA), Nay Kerry (D-MA), Nay
    Michigan: Levin (D-MI), Nay Stabenow (D-MI), Nay

    Minnesota: Coleman (R-MN), Nay Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay
    Mississippi: Lott (R-MS), Nay
    Nebraska: Hagel (R-NB) Nay

    Nevada: Ensign (R-NV), Nay Reid (D-NV), Nay
    New Hampshire: Gregg (R-NH), Nay
    New Jersey: Lautenberg (D-NJ), Nay Menendez (D-NJ), Nay

    New Mexico: Bingaman (D-NM), Nay Domenici (R-NM), Nay
    New York: Clinton (D-NY), Nay
    North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Nay

    North Dakota: Conrad (D-ND), Nay
    Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Nay Voinovich (R-OH), Nay
    Oregon: Smith (R-OR), Nay Wyden (D-OR), Nay

    Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Nay Specter (R-PA), Nay
    Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Nay Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay
    South Carolina: Graham (R-SC), Nay

    Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Nay Hutchison (R-TX), Nay
    Utah: Bennett (R-UT), Nay
    Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Nay Sanders (I-VT), Nay

    Virginia: Warner (R-VA), Nay Webb (D-VA), Nay
    Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Nay Murray (D-WA), Nay

  12. IndyInjun says:

    “Chambliss’s apparent proximity to Kennedy in a photograph evoked booing at Duluth, Ga. Unaccustomed to such treatment, Chambliss expressed his resentment to Senate colleagues back in Washington.”…….from Robert Novak column

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=20862

    Poor widdle, Saxby got his widdle feelings hurt by those mean ole GOPers down in Georgia and went crying back to his widdle ‘members’ of the Senate playground.

    RESENTMENT? What an arrogant jackass. He doesn’t know what resentment is. Resentment is voting for someone who claims the mantle of fiscal responsibility, then goes out and votes for a Great Society program. Resentment is supporting a ‘conservative’ party who proceeds to bankrupt the greatest nation on earth. Resentment is having no pension and having the discipline to save, only to see Chambliss and company bail out the pensions of union folks breaking your back with the cost.

    Resentment. We need to show him OUR resentment.

  13. Saxby’s support for the shamnesty bill shows that he has been bought and paid for by big business. We commoners are of little concern to him.

    We need to vote these sellouts out of office again and again and again until they get the message.

    And God bless the Arizona GOP who stood against Kyl and this bill. I heard that the NRC called down there to tell them to shut up, but the damage was already done. If only the Georgia GOP and other states drowning with illegals would do the same, it would send a message to the insular blowhards in Washington that the damage from this bill would be irreversible.

  14. Clint Austin says:

    If he runs as the Old Roy and distances himself from the tactics of a certain former Chief of Staff – he would be a formidable challenger to Saxby.

    Of course, he won’t distance himself from that former Chief of Staff – and if he was the true Old Roy, he would be a Republican anyway!

    p.s. For those who miss the reference, Roy was an active College Republican back at UGA…

  15. UGA Wins 2006 says:

    Saxby has brought this on himself. I hope Republcian leaders can sense the weakness in his candidacy as the grass roots Republicans do and put up a good strong candidate in the primary to get rid of him and keep that seat GOP.

  16. Lee Benedict says:

    Indy & UGA:

    I’m a grassroots Republican who is not particularly impressed with our state and federal legislatures as wholes. So if Holly doesn’t run in ’08’s primary, I’ll do it. BTW, $5k for the qualifying fee anyone?

  17. Bobby Kahn says:

    Come on, Clint, you’re not still upset about all the trouble your pal Bill Stephens got into, are you? Hey, I’m not the one who screwed up his campaign reports, used his campaign as a personal ATM, etc. But then again, maybe he wasn’t either. Given your history laundering money for Steve Stancil, maybe that was your doing.

  18. elephantgirl says:

    Bobby Kahn-
    How many elections do you have to be responsible for losing before you stop talking smack at the drop of a hat? Maybe that is why you lost all of those elections…..

  19. Donkey Kong says:

    Roy was just before I started following politics. But if he is an “R” at heart as Clint Austin says, what about this deal:

    The GOP is ticked off at Saxby and wants him to be replaced. However, they can’t appear to oppose one of their own. So, they make a deal with Roy: NRSC will not give Saxby much or any money or support, touting the deep Republican trend in GA, and the GA GOP only half-heartedly supports him–if Roy either votes with the GOP on certain big issues or jumps to the GOP a year or two in office.

  20. Clint Austin says:

    Bobby – I’m flattered you noticed, but why so harsh! And alas your intelligence is just a step behind, as it was last year in all those races where we kept up the trend you helped us get rolling! 🙂

    As for Roy, he was once a Republican, and he remained a conservative for many years as a Dem (was the only candidate – GOP or Dem – endorsed by Georgia Right-to-Life for Governor in 1990)- but those days have passed. He made a decision (seemingly rational) to move to the left as governor, both to satisfy an increasingly liberal Georgia Dem Party, and to apparently position himself nationally. If he was still the old Roy (much like the new Zell!) he would have a shot, but that time has probably passed for now.

    Saxby will end up winning surprisingly easy in my opinion. Sonny’s numbers were similar to Saxby’s at this point in his election cycle, and we all saw how that turned out even with the Dem tidal wave elsewhere in the country.

  21. Bull Moose says:

    I am particularly enjoying the Clint Austin / Bobby Kahn discussion here. PLEASE keep it up.

  22. Hortence says:

    Should he decide to run, I think that Roy probably has a good track record to run on, especially after almost 6 years of the current Governor.

    Roy also has a level of sincerity which is rare in politics. People are responding to it.

    As for Perdue’s 2006 victory, anyone could have beaten Mark Taylor. Perdue just got lucky.

  23. IndyInjun says:

    Clint:

    I just got in from hearing Saxby’s rambling defense of his amnesty bill. He emphasized that he “has nothing in common with Ted Kennedy.” He was wrong, for he has a lot more in common with Kennedy than with most Georgia voters.

    Aside from his embrace of amnesty, Saxby voted for the biggest Great Society program in 40 years, for No Child Left Behind, and for doubling the debt in just 8 years (counting the remaining 2 years of the godawful Bush.) He is a big spender and pork barrel politician, nothing more.

    He said this morning that he and Johnny were not elected to ‘do nothing’ Well, they certainly did nothing to stop the greatest wave of corruption the USA has ever seen.

    He said that the USA was the greatest nation on earth, but did not mention that we are the biggest debtor on earth, thanks to his wild spending habits.

    A wise head told him to quit talking about immigration or he is likely to draw a GOP challenger.

    Like with the presidential race, the GOP needs to decide what it stands for and boot Chambliss.

  24. Bill Simon says:

    Roy Barnes was an arrogant governor. Separate from that, Bobby Kahn was an arrogant COS.

    What did Roy Barnes in was his: 1) Republican act of getting rid of tenure for teachers in public schools, and 2) his Democrat act of changing the state flag.

    Blame it on a subordinate of an elected official all you want, but the facts lie with the acts specifically executed by the elected official in this case.

  25. IndyInjun says:

    Arrogance bounds.

    Another choice, please.

    Voting the bum out is unlikely to satisfy much in this case.

  26. Holly says:

    abdfknjl;kngafkbnfn

    HOW DO I KEEP MISSING YOU?!?!?!

    By the way, I asked my mom about the SRS trip, and she asked if you could give her the year you went, please.

    It was good to see Lee there this morning. 🙂

  27. IndyInjun says:

    Mom’s memory is fading. Senior year of HS, 1970, Evans High. There was a trip for top Physics students and Mrs. Bridges drew straws to select who went…..Mom, Pam, and “Indy”!!!

    I once blew up chemistry lab, with the help of an unwitting accomplice who took the rap,hehehehehe…..

  28. Holly says:

    Ooooh! Okay, she thought you were a Westsider. She taught there for 26 years as a chemistry teacher and took students to SRS for several years.

    But now I think I said hello to you in passing this morning.

  29. Lee Benedict says:

    In chemistry lab in the 11th grade, I caused Sam Riley’s life to flash before his eyes. He was my partner and we were testing for hydrogen via the glowing splint test. I was holding down the 3 baby food jars. Apparently the flame/heat was too much for me so I let the jars go…Sam lost hair on 3 of his knuckles.
    OK, I know who Holly is and spoke with her, but I don’t know who Indy is???

  30. Overincorporated Fulton says:

    Would love to see Roy in the Senate. Too smart, too capable for the sidelines.

  31. Hugh says:

    With Chambliss and Isakson, we are looking at two TRAITORS to the U.S. In my opinion, they are effectively aiding and abetting the invasion of this nation, which violates Art.IV Sect.4 of the Constitution. And of course, the congress is chock full of similar vermin – in both parties. And as noted, don’t look for Georgia GOP “leadership” to come down on the side of the patriots. They all should be impeached and remember, the first cause for impeachment is “treason”, followed by bribery, then high crimes and misdemeanors. And “Treason” is defined in the Constitution as including “…or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” Again, in my opinon, Chambliss and Isakson have comitted acts of treason by their votes which effectively will give “aid and comfort”. ps. I have to respect for Barnes, either. Most elected officials are swine and worst. I say that as we have twenty to thirty million illegal aliens on our soil! Patriots wouldn’t allow that!

  32. IndyInjun says:

    What should make us all throw up is that Saxby made it probable by becoming a total traitor to GOP principles.

  33. joe says:

    So, if the election were held today, my choices would be between Roy, who would tell me that he believed in everything that I do not, and Saxby, who would tell me the opposite yet vote the same as Roy.

    The GOP had better defeat Saxby in the primary.

  34. Lee Benedict says:

    Indy & joe:

    I like you 2…if you want to contact me through my website so we can email that way I would appreciate it. I’m enjoying being a candidate and you 2 (and Holly) subscribe to my way of THINKING.

  35. Brian from Ellijay says:

    Who was that other fellow in that primary Bill? You know that nutjob, was it Brown or someone? Seems like I remember him getting 10%.

  36. debbie0040 says:

    I am not sure if Saxby will have oppostion in the GOP Primary but I think you can expect a Libertarian candidate. That Libertarian candidate could end up beaing a Ross Perot type spoiler and help elect Barnes or another Democrat as Senator. This bill has stirred passions and people will not forget who voted ofr this bill.

    I still have faith that both or our Senators will realize the people they represent do not want this immigration bill and will end up voting against it.

    Saxby will have a tough race on his hands if he votes for it.

    This bill punishes those that have followed our immigration laws and rewards those that don’t.

    There are many people trying to get in this country that would gladly pay a fine to receive a z visa, but of course they can’t because they actually did the unthinkable and have followed our imigration laws and they will be punished for it.

  37. rightofcenter says:

    Some of you people truly scare me. Treason? Give me a break.

    Here’s a reality for you: people who disagree with you are not necessarily evil, corrupt, sell-outs, stupid, unpatriotic, etc. Sometimes they do things or have different ideas because they think they are doing what is right for the country. None of you, and that includes injun, joe, and lee, have all the answers, and you certainly don’t have all the right answers.

    I’ll take a man (or woman) of Saxby’s character any day of the week over you shrill, self-righteous flamethrowers.

  38. joe says:

    rightofcenter,

    Fortunately for you, I am not running, nor ever will run for office. Unfortunately for Saxby, I have voted in every election since 1970, and, the way things stand today, will give my money and vote to someone running against him.

  39. RuralDem says:

    Saxby’s character?

    Those Max Cleland ads in 2002 ruined any character.

    Anyway,

    What about this D.A. King guy? Any possibility of him running?

  40. Hugh says:

    rightofcenter

    I’m not considering Chambliss and Isakson to be Traitors merely because they disagree with me. I’m looking at our constitution and the fact that we have twenty to thirty million plus illegal aliens on our soil, and then evaluating the votes Chambliss and Isakson have recently taken. In my opinion, those votes are treasonous.

    You might wish to change your moniker as I would suggest my views are more akin to those of a true conservative (read paleo-con, NOT neo-con). Here’s a link for your consideration: And note you can probably substitute the names of either Chambliss or Isakson for that of Kyl:
    http://americanpatrol.com/07-FEATURES/070528-KYL-CRAVEN-TRAITOR/0070528_Feature.html

  41. IndyInjun says:

    RofC –

    Unlike most of the others my profound dislike of Chambliss is rooted in the PROFESSED standards of conservatism and the Republican party and his cavalier dismissal of them.

    Saturday he said that he and Johnny were not sent to DC to sit and do nothing. They would have been better conservatives if they had not voted for Medicare D, No Child Left Behind, a tidal wave of pork, a doubling of the national debt, and turning a blind eye to the greatest wave of corruption ever witnessed in US history.

    I have GENEROUSLY supported GOP candidates for decades, but I have started informing them that they won’t be getting any more if they stay in that damnable party.

    I have taken great pleasure in teeing off on every GOPer I see, because you cannot defend Saxby with YOUR OWN PRINCIPLES and are left with the shop worn claim that the Dems are worse.

    The GOP has done more damage to the USA in 6 years than the Dems have done in 60.

    You expect me to be a lapdog for a party of liars, theives, and deceivers.

    I don’t play.

  42. IndyInjun says:

    What I have been trying to do is to save the GOP from its doom by reminding folks of its guiding principles and the necessity of returning to them.

    It is becoming apparent that there are all too many sold out to the god of power that Saxby’s incumbency brings in this party and that we real conservatives must kill off the GOP to save this country and state.

  43. RJL says:

    Indy – Assuming the Repub ticket is status quo, could you invent a Dem bio that would appeal? No names, just key points. And what 3 issues, in order of priority, would top the list.

  44. RJL says:

    Well of course, Bower, because it would clearly be double-super-dupper-secret “info” only obtainable from back-channel blogs with secure connections.

    Rather, it was a simple academic question to guage the separation between anger and alternative.

  45. debbie0040 says:

    I don’t think Saxby will be challenged in the GOP Primary. The only person that could even give Chambliss a run for his money would be Herman Cain and I don’t think Herman would even consider it.

  46. IndyInjun says:

    RJL – The Dems are irrelevant to me. The issue is that Saxby is occupying what should be the conservative position and is an obstacle to be removed.

    I prefer that the GOP stay true to principle and get him out in the primary, thereby saving six long years in our journey back to conservatism.

    If the GOP proves to be just a bunch of sorry, worthless hacks and join ranks behind Chambliss, I and MANY OTHERS will vote Dem to get his sorry carcass out of the way.

    I have ideas about what we need, but they are not represented by either party at this point. Most of them would be in line with GOP theory, but are miles apart from what I see practiced.

    I will post something more, if this doesn’t explain why what the Dem stands for really does not matter.

  47. IndyInjun says:

    Debbie, look at what you are saying. It matters not that Saxby abandoned principles totally, the GOP is going to stand behind him ANYWAY?

    Somebody please explain to me what the GOP stands for. I am struggling to find out.

    What you say is that the GOP has a death wish.

  48. IndyInjun says:

    RJL – If I were a conservative Dem seeking to dethrone one of these GOP imposters, I would:

    -emphasize their vote on medicare D especially the $billions in subsidies to corps, the nonnegotiation of prices, and the $2 million that Tauszin (D- La)got from big pharma for ramming it through. These emphasize aspects that ring bells with the Dem base while reminding the conservative voter that the GOP backed this huge social program, which is an unfunded $8 trillion liability.

    -hammer away the fact that the GOP incumbent refused to support the Inspector Generals and stop the biggest wave of government fraud in US History

    -take a REALLY close look at what the ‘Fair????’ tax does to middle class America. Every benefit hawked for it is suspect or demonstrably false. Every one of the GOPers are in love with it and the Dems can WRECK their chances with it. John Barrow used it to great effect and he only scratched the surface. If you wish to know more on this I can help. While I am a conservative, there is NOTHING within conservative thought that supports this grand deception.

    – Stick them with No Child Left behind.

    – Tell how their off-budget financing of wars and on-budget deficits are borrowed from the Chinese who now own our mortgage. Tell how the national debt doubled in just 8 years (projected thru end of Bush 43) under GOP.

    – Tell how Hastert and GOP leadership knew about Mark Foley and his sexual affinity for male pages but kept things quiet in an attempt to save a safe GOP seat – it tells how the GOP stands only for the pursuit of power and how completely it is morally corrupt on all levels.

    I am a conservative and every one of these things turns my stomach.

  49. debbie0040 says:

    I believe Saxby would go unopposed in the GOP Primary because the GA GOP and the RNSC would back him with money. Candidates will be hesitant to go against that.

    Only someone with the caliber of Herman Cain could pull that off.

    The bottom line is I still believe the Isakson and Chambliss will vote against the amnesty bill when it comes up for a vote.

  50. Adam Smith says:

    I was wondering when the Good Ole Boy network would raise its head and try to find a way to defeat a Republican. Looks like resurecting King Roy is their path.

    As a Repub, I would rather see an Old Dem Resurrected than a new, young energetic Dem come to the battlefield.

  51. IndyInjun says:

    Today Peggy Noonan echoed what this writer has been saying since October 2002 about the GOP leadership..

    http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/pnoonan/

    It seems that even the last of the apologists has reached Capitulation with the Bush GOP.

    Her last line was best: “Now conservatives and Republicans are going to have to win back their party. They are going to have to break from those who have already broken from them. This will require courage, serious thinking and an ability to do what psychologists used to call letting go. This will be painful, but it’s time. It’s more than time.”

    Does the Georgia GOP have this courage? Ms. Everhart says not……..

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