Jim Martin receives the Markos Kiss of Death.

Congrats Saxby, things are looking up. The King of the Kos Kids has urged them to throw their scrawny muscles behind Jim Martin. (Hat Tip: Fresh Loaf)

Kos delivers a fact filled stemwinder to the assembled “progressive” multitudes:

Chambliss defeated Vietnam hero Cleland by accusing him of being weak on national security and morphing his face into that of Osama bin Laden in a television ad.

Uh, wrongo Markos. The ad in question didn’t morph Osama into Cleland (see for yourself). Chambliss defeated Cleland because Max was an out of step liberal (not unlike Jim Martin).

Oh, and Rasmussen says Saxby leads by 7 points.

31 comments

  1. Game Fan says:

    Personally I’m not going to be swayed by those lefties one way or another. Fact is, Chambliss is on board with the Patriot Act, Prescription Drugs, and the bailout. He’s on the plantation. We need some real deal folks.

  2. Game Fan says:

    And frankly I think real deal conservatives are sick and tired of riding on the back of the bus and “lesser of 2 evils” ect… Any politician with a lick of sense would have taken the Reagan legacy and run with it. Completely destroyed. (we’re talking the Reagan speeches here, which had populist appeal, not the VP Bush corporate legacy)

  3. RuralDem says:

    “The ad in question didn’t morph Osama into Cleland”

    You’re right, in no way does Osama appear. I mean, the first second or two must be from some other ad. Right?

    Anyway, I think the cash infusion provided by the Kos crowd is beneficial, but the constant liberal references cannot be a good thing.

  4. atlantaman says:

    The press has bought the morphing thing big-time. I guess if you repeat a lie enough it becomes true.

    “You’re right, in no way does Osama appear. I mean, the first second or two must be from some other ad. Right?”

    Of course when trying to defend a lie one of the few rebuttals would be a non sequitur.

  5. John Konop says:

    Do you guys think Saxby will win? I was in Gwinnet last weekend and once again I did not see any Saxby signs. I was in North Fulton and took 92 over 85 and went up Alpharetta highway and saw no Saxby signs.

    If you go to the Cherokee GOP headquarters you will see people take McCain/Palin. Price, Rogers….signs, but Saxby signs pile up.

  6. No wonder the GOP leadership tried to get rid of Broun. He makes it so easy to see how Liberal Saxby and Johnny are.

    Recent Senate Votes
    U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act – Vote Passed (86-13, 1 Not Voting)

    The Senate passed this bill that would allow the U.S. to trade nuclear technology with India.

    Sen. Saxby Chambliss voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
    Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

    ——————————————————————————–
    Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 – Vote Passed (74-25, 1 Not Voting)

    The Senate approved a bill authorizing the Treasury Department to spend up to $700 billion to purchase bad mortgage-backed securities from troubled financial institutions.

    Sen. Saxby Chambliss voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
    Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

    ——————————————————————————–

    Recent House Votes
    Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 – Vote Passed (263-171)

    The House agreed to a bill authorizing the Treasury Department to spend up to $700 billion to purchase bad mortgage-backed securities from troubled financial institutions.

    Rep. Paul Broun voted NO……send e-mail or see bio

  7. GOPGrassroots says:

    Kos’s summary of Martin…

    “He is pro-choice, pro-gay rights (supports ENDA and LLEA), a consumer advocate, committed civil libertarian (with ACLU awards for his efforts), opposes FISA telecom immunity, opposes the war in Iraq, is a strong environmentalist, a strong labor guy, a strong supporter of affirmative action, and so on. He is also a Vietnam vet, so perhaps he’s destined for a Chambliss Special, but we can get his back. This is the kind of Democrat we can’t even get in some Blue states, yet running on an explicitly progressive agenda, has a chance to represent the great state of Georgia while ousting the odious Chambliss at the same time.”

  8. More Liberal voting by our… conservative??? Senators — ha!

    Are they incapable of saying ” No”?

    Recent Senate Votes
    Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008 – Vote Passed (93-2, 5 Not Voting)

    The Senate passed this bill to extend tax incentives for “green” energy and exempt 21 million people from paying the Alternative Minimum Tax for 2008.

    Sen. Saxby Chambliss voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
    Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

    ——————————————————————————–
    Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 – Vote Agreed to (78-12, 1 Present, 9 Not Voting)

    The Senate passed this $600 billion bill over the weekend to fund the federal government through March 6, 2009.

    Sen. Saxby Chambliss voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
    Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

    ——————————————————————————–

    Recent House Votes
    Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act of 2008 – Vote Passed (312-112, 9 Not Voting)

    The House passed this bill to reform credit card industry practices.

    Rep. Paul Broun voted NO……send e-mail or see bio

    ——————————————————————————–
    Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 – Vote Passed (370-58, 1 Present, 4 Not Voting)

    The House approved this $600 billion bill to fund the federal government through March 6, 2009.

    Rep. Paul Broun voted NO……send e-mail or see bio

    ——————————————————————————–
    Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008 – Vote Passed (393-30, 10 Not Voting)

    The House passed this $64.6 billion bill to protect 25 million taxpayers from unintended tax liabilities.

    Rep. Paul Broun voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

    ——————————————————————————–
    Renewable Energy and Job Creation Tax Act of 2008 – Vote Passed (257-166, 10 Not Voting)

    This bill, costing almost $62 billion, would extend and expand tax breaks and incentives for individuals using and developing renewable energy.

    Rep. Paul Broun voted NO……send e-mail or see bio

    ——————————————————————————–
    Job Creation and Unemployment Relief Act of 2008 – Vote Passed (264-158, 12 Not Voting)

    The House passed this $60.7 billion economic stimulus bill on Friday evening that would extend unemployment benefits.

    Rep. Paul Broun voted NO……send e-mail or see bio

  9. debbie0040 says:

    RuralDem // Oct 9, 2008 at 2:54 am

    Oh, and Strategic Vision has Chambliss at 47, Martin at 44.

    Remind me again what poll numbers Strategic Vision released right before election day on the Reed-Cagle race… They are not very reliable now are they?

  10. Three Jack says:

    “Chambliss defeated Cleland because Max was an out of step liberal (not unlike Jim Martin).”

    unlike chambliss who is right in step with liberals.

    fire saxby now!

  11. John Konop says:

    Buzz

    You make a good point I have not seen many Martin signs yet I usually travel in heavy Red areas (Cherokee, East Cobb and North Fulton). Once again my son had a soccer game at the Gwinnett YMCA and I did not see one sign from Cherokee to Gwinnett for Saxby, yet I did see signs for McCain, Price…… I am not saying he has no signs yet it is strange not seeing any.

  12. Three Jack says:

    signs, signs, everywhere there are no signs. who gives a sh*t?

    i know this is hard for you to grasp considering your deep knowledge of politics, but signs are not an indication of potential votes konop. especially since both parties are charging for campaign signs at most events.

  13. John Konop says:

    Three Jack

    The point I am making is if many republicans will not even take a Saxby sign that shows he has a problem with the base.

    And if he has problems with the base he may not win.

  14. Three Jack says:

    konop, i think a better indication of conservative disgust with saxby can be found right here on pp.

  15. John Konop says:

    Three Jack

    That is good point!

    And in fact a friend of mine who reads this blog made the very point over a few beers and wings at happy hour last Friday. In fact he wonders if the Saxby staff is in denial. And this person is very politically connected in the GOP.

    Do you thin they are in denial?

  16. Three Jack says:

    konop, all politicians are in denial right up to the moment they realize they should have paid more attention to obvious indicators before the election.

  17. Truthteller says:

    Debbie,

    Strategic vision is not Matt Towery. I think you are confused on Reed-Cagle. It was Towery who put out that Reed had won it at 6 pm, though there was a quite large win for Cagle that day.

    Strategic vision is a joke firm that really doesn’t even *really* poll. They send out press releases claiming that they do them, but simply regurgitate what they read in the blogs.

    It’s funny to me that people don’t seem to understand this.

    Heck look at their own website. Look at the political candidates they claim. their portfolio of winning political candidates are Florida school board candidates and other a handful of unknown riff-raff? Fakes. Ignore their “polling”.

    Rasmussen is reliable.

  18. rural independent says:

    An endorsement from DailyKos isn’t going to matter at all this election. It’s not going to affect Jim Martin’s run for chambliss senate seat. Things are bad in this country as well in this state. Umemployment is at its highest here in over 20 years. I don’t put much stock into Rasmussen poll at all. If the other polls, including strategic vision shows this race all but tied, then this is a legitimate race. The bottom line is chambliss has been there for 6 years including 8 in congress. He is part of the problem. His votes for spending bills that has put our national debt, deficits at record levels, the support of the amnesty bill, & his vote against S-CHIP is enough for me to vote for a democrat for the first time since Sam Nunn back in 1990.

  19. slyram says:

    There is a big debate in Perry tonight at the Georgia State Fairgrounds. Senator Saxby Chambliss v. Democrat Jim Martin, and Congressman Jim Marshall v. General Rick Goddard. I can’t make it because I will be watching Survivor Africa, Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy, ER and CSI Las Vegas.

    But then again, the event in Perry will produce the same drama. Jim Marshall faces Survivor because he is trying to outwit and outlast his other opponent, Obama supporters. Can he get those polls closed on election day before they/we discover that his “Democrat” Immunity Idol is actually fake—“Jim, the tribe has spoken, time for you to go.”

    Like Warwick on CSI, is Jim Martin’s senate bid likely dead because Georgia is to conservative for him; can Vernon Jones give him an ER trauma rescue or is Jones upset that the Democrat Party treated him like Ugly Betty for voting for President Bush. Why can Jim Martin vote for John Edwards and Jim Marshall support Bush policies that McCain admits were questionable and the Democrats run behind them like Dr. McDreamy from Grey’s Anatomy but Vernon Jones got shamed for being bipartisan?

    The CSI team could use all available technology and still would not discover a nanometer of support that Jim Marshall gave the Obama/Biden ticket—exile island awaits you, Congressman Marshall, because you did not perform in the challenges and flirted the rival tribe, you don’t deserve the reward.

  20. Tea Party says:

    “…i think a better indication of conservative disgust with saxby can be found right here on pp….”

    Sen. Chambliss, that one comment speaks volumes about ‘them’s that brung ya to the dance.” WE are not happy with you, Sir.

  21. JAC1975 says:

    slyram, you said, “is Jones upset that the Democrat Party treated him like Ugly Betty for voting for President Bush. Why can Jim Martin vote for John Edwards and Jim Marshall support Bush policies that McCain admits were questionable and the Democrats run behind them like Dr. McDreamy from Grey’s Anatomy but Vernon Jones got shamed for being bipartisan?”

    I don’t know what VJ kool-aid YOU were drinking but the Democratic party did not reject him because he voted for Bush twice. If you knew anything about Vernon Jones, or lived under his “rule” in DeKalb county (which rejected Vernon in the primary!), you would know why he was treated so poorly.

    The man is an ego-maniac who acted like he was elected King of Dekalb, ran the County Board meetings like they were hazing rituals, and on MULTIPLE occasions tried to physically intimidate women and older people who opposed him. I witnessed him not-so-subtly threaten both Jane Kidd and labor leaders at party meetings before the primary. That kind of behavior is UNCALLED for, and it certainly turned most in the Democratic party against him.

    Jim Martin, on the other hand, is a kind, decent human being…something neither Vernon nor Saxby could claim. He won’t always vote the way liberals want him to, but he’ll be honest about that, and he’ll hear you out….especially when he disagrees. We heard this same “Atlanta liberal” talk in 2006, and Martin still got more votes than Mark Taylor in EVERY county in GA. There’s a lot to be said for decency, which is why Democrats united behind Martin in the first place.

    As for Saxby, I don’ t know why he’s acting like he’s all independent now. He ran promising us that he’d basically do what Bush told him in 2002, and he lived up to the promise. Kinda sucks that being Bush’s butt boy in the Senate isn’t helpful in 2008, but he certainly kept his promise to GA voters who elected him in 2002.

  22. Ga Values says:

    Where Saxby Chambliss gets his money::

    Agri Business—-$1,368,000 Banks, Insurance, Real Estate—-$1,332,000 Lawyers & Individual Lobbyist——$641,000 Misc Business —-$679,000 Other ——$606,000..

    The Agi Business got a gift of $20 billion waste from Saxby’s Farm Bill. The Banks, Real Estate & Lawyers just got a $2 TRILLION gift from the Bail Out the Banks act which Saxby & Johnny voted for. Not a bad return on your money.

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