How do you define sour grapes?

Sending out a press release *after* getting clobbered at the polls defining yourself and beating up your opponent for daring to win run aggressively.

Nancy Schafer has a case of sour grapes.

Her press release is below the fold.

In the recent political campaign for the senate seat in the 50th District, Jim Butterworth charged that Senator Nancy Schaefer claimed to be endorsed by Governor Sonny Perdue. Senator Schaefer did not make that claim. She used a statement that he
had made and the Governor confirmed he had indeed
said it.

Next, Jim Butterworth charged that Senator Nancy Schaefer claimed that she was endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and that the NRA denied endorsing her. The NRA endorsed Senator Nancy Schaefer in 2006 and the endorsement
has been on her website since
that date. She did not ask the NRA to endorse her again in 2008. Senator Nancy Schaefer has had a long standing relationship with the NRA and it’s many members and she has been a member of the organization for years. Senator Nancy Schafer also has a friendship with Larry Pratt, the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America (GOA) and was endorsed by the GOA in 2006 and that endorsement has been on her website since 2006 also.

Senator Nancy Schaefer is pro-gun. She has written many articles and commentaries on the importance of upholding the Second Amendment.

Senator Schaefer’s campaign suffered “top-down” intervention that brought about these untrue and unfounded charges.

It appears Senator Schaefer’s coming against an agency, as powerful and with as much funding as Child Protective Services (CPS) or the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), as she did in the last session of the Georgia General Assembly and seeking investigations into the corruption of CPS/DFSC, rendered her a target for political loss by the “powers that be”.

There are many good people who have had their political careers ended because they attempted to expose government agency corruption.

Senator Nancy Schaefer has fought on the front lines for families, faith, and freedom for 25 years. She was the Founder and President of Family Concerns, Inc. before becoming a State Senator in Georgia.

Senator Schaefer stands by her record and will not allow it to be distorted with falsehoods and innuendos.


  1. I Am Jacks Post says:

    Mrs. Schaefer, what you just wrote is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this site is now dumber for having read to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  2. rightbeforeleft says:

    What shocks me is that this loon made it this far without being exposed as a clueless crackpot. I’m pretty sure if you read anything she’s written in the past ten years it reads more or less the same way this press release does. She is most definitely a very nice and devout lady but to think she was ever a competent Senator is laughable. Sorry Nancy.

  3. DownWithTheQueen says:

    It was comical enough when the Governor spilled the beans on Martha Zoller that he never endorsed her – contrary to the clear message in her primary election mailer. When good old Nancy decided to follow that comedy routine by including the words, “proudly endorsed by” the NRA on the back cover of her run-off mailer her ineptness was simply too embarrassing to be ignored.

    Butterworth ran perhaps the cleanest campaign in modern NE Georgia history. Nancy illustrates perfectly that there’s just nothing worse than a sore loser.

    I noticed her press release had only 2 misspellings which could be interpreted as a promising sign that Nancy’s team is finding its form.

    If any doubt remained that she was a complete kook, she certainly cleared it up with this press release.

  4. DownWithTheQueen says:

    Nancy’s press release cites her fight against DFCS as the reason the ‘powers that be’ overthrew her. For those who don’t know, on November 16, 2007 in her report entitled “The Corrupt Business of Child Protective Services” Nancy called for mandatory jury trials before a child can be rescued from an abusive environment. She said, “Even if the home is not perfect, it is home; and that’s where a child is the safest and where he or she wants to be, with family”. Another gem of this report was her calling DFCS the “Gestapo”.

    Just days before the primary election, Nancy wrote out-of-state anti-DFCS fanatics an open letter stating she planned to “fight DFCS/CPS harder than ever once re-elected”. She went further by saying that she was already recruiting activists in every state to fight DFCS nationally.

    During the campaign Nancy was twice on talk radio unable to point to one private sector job she had created during her 4-years in office.

    Nancy had earlier touted her prowess at industrial recruitment to a live audience, citing a specific company she had helped bring to that county. After rambling on for a bit about the central role she had played in persuading this company to build in this county, a hand raised in the back. Nancy called on the person and was informed, “that deal fell through”.

    Jim Butterworth would be an excellent candidate in any setting, but pairing him against this wreck lacks a sense of sportsmanship.

  5. bowersville says:


    If you want to keep exposing yourself as the gift that keeps on giving, that’s fine.

    But if you truly want to see who is to blame with your loss, take off that tin foil hat and step in front of a mirror, look into the eyes of the reflection and repeat after me, “the voters of the 50th rejected me 62-38%.”

    If you feel you must continue spewing such nonsense as this press release, have at it. All you are proving, with the whole state as a witness, is exactly why you have been sent home.

    You should have bowed out with dignity and grace after you announced you would not seek re-election. You made a mistake when you jumped back in, a mistake that apparently you are having a difficult time accepting.

    There was no top down conspiracy to remove you from political office. It was bottom up, you were resoundingly defeated at the ballot box. Get over it, enjoy your grand children, and show a little dignity for your own sake.

  6. GOPeach says:

    I want to publicly thank Sen. Nancy Schaefer for her tireless service in the Georgia State Senate. She has been a bulwark and beacon for many who needed the wisdom and guiding light from a seasoned godly woman.

    Thank you for all the times you got up extra early to make breakfast for your family, take care of your husband and kids, get ready like how WOMEN have to get ready…. and then drive all the way down from the mountains to go to the capital to stand for conservatives.

    Do not let ill bred pundit mockery cut you any deeper than you have been cut. They would NEVER know what you had to go through as a woman, wife, and mother every day in addition to serving your district as long as you did.

    Please stay involved! We still need you.

  7. DownWithTheQueen says:


    Your mention of ‘ill bred pundit mockery’ seems to overlook that your friend Nancy issued a press release to remind people she recycled an obsolete 2006 NRA endorsement. We all do stupid things, some more public than others, but it doesn’t take an MIT grad to recognize that we shouldn’t take extra steps to remind people of the stupid stuff that we got caught doing. Maybe next we’ll get a press release from Nancy remind us of the virtues of leaving kids in abusive homes for years awaiting jury trials. Go Nancy!

    You also mentioned her driving to the Capitol from the mountains. Actually, Nancy didn’t drive to the Capitol. As her husband commented when asked if Nancy was planning to run for Congress, “I don’t think she can win but I’m encouraging her to do it because I’m sick of having to drive her around Atlanta.” Maybe she was whipping around Atlanta back when she unsuccessfully ran for Lt. Gov, Governor, US Senate or Mayor of Atlanta but during her time in the Senate the Atlanta traffic was more than she could bear.

    And the part about the tireless service in the State Senate. No part of our State Senate was being served with Nancy’s crusade against child protective services in Nebraska, Oregon and Timbuktu. No part of our State Senate was being served with her press conferences and press releases on the United Nations, Israel (ah, don’t forget Scientology!) and other national and international issues. On August 5th, it seems her constituents preferred a focus on jobs, taxes and other more mundane pursuits.

    And concerning your tagging her a ‘seasoned godly woman’. I can agree with ‘seasoned’ but any rational observer would quickly come to the conclusion that Nancy Schaefer was mean spirited and self righteous and didn’t let the truth stand between her and an attack. Take a listen to her recent appearance on the Martha Zoller show where she lashed out at several callers and sought to belittle both them and her opponent. Or thumb through her run-off mailer where she calls her 42-year old opponent “young Mr. Butterworth” six times. Or perhaps you might be more convinced she’s mean spirited and out of touch by reading in that same mailer that her opponent isn’t able to serve in the State Senate because he has a ‘working wife’. There are several other gems in this mail piece but those should be enough to help you see our newly rejected Senator as something less than “godly”.

    Finally, it is not ok for politicians to lie as Nancy did on numerous occasions during the Martha Zoller show. Contrary to the belief of some, lying is not even ok if done with a Bible in hand.

  8. Notquiteleft says:

    Nancy losing is not an event that anyone should find surprising. The same event happened to Barry Fleming. I have read several posters here referring to being Fleming’ed. Nancy pulled a Fleming.

    Fleming’ed defined:

    (1) to have Fleming’ed ones self is to destroy ones political career through the use of negative and untruthful campaigning. (2) The act of political arrogance and lack of concern for the ideals of the electorate followed by immediate political suicide. (3) Using one’s power (Speaker Richardson) to cover up the sorted details of one’s divorce (a right common people do not share) followed by the future loss of the “Speaker-ship.”

    From the gold dome to Tybee island to the mountains of North Georgia it is clear conservative voters are showing their frustration with the politics of self-importance … the long needed house cleaning has finally begun.

    The only step required for a political “Trifecta” in this matter is for every one to sit quietly with their hands folded as Glen Richardson completes the Fleming’ed process in his own life . . . I would be fun to help him, but alas . . . this is completely unnecessary . . . left alone he’ll do it to himself.

  9. Nancy did herself in, I voted for Jim Butterworth so we in this District finally have someone good in Atlanta. Nancy always attacks her those that run against her as anti -God, Family, Christian etc …..
    By the way the power to be were the voters who voted Nancy out.

  10. bowersville says:

    From behind the scenes:

    On Tuesday night, Schaefer called Butterworth, congratulated him and said she would do her best to help him in the transition. So what’s changed that would prompt Schaefer to release this statement on Friday?

    Towns County was a county Schaefer won and on Wednesday following the election, voters in Towns County decided to host a meet and greet for Butterworth with a BBQ on the courthouse square next Saturday. So when Towns County decided to move on and look to the future, Schaefer sends out this press release.

    What is so pathetic is that apparently Schaefer still believes conspiracy theories like the one mentioned above, the Child Protective Services conspiracy theory and the North American Union conspiracy theory that she has frequently mentioned are the issues that drive public opinion in Senate 50 for a state Senate election.

  11. Romegaguy says:

    And speaking of crazy “women?” and sour grapes, looks like there is now an opening for a front page poster at the old PP…

  12. rptrcub says:

    My favorite was when she was listed in a Scientology news release as the highest-ranking public official at the opening of an exhibit in downtown Atlanta that told about how evil psychiatry is.

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