1. redrock says:

    hahahaha. What is that background music?

    Love how his hand disappears behind the logo at sec: 13.

    Gerry – you have my vote – but not because of this green screen ad…

  2. macho says:

    I hate to be snarky, but knowing his “cash on hand,” don’t you mean “Gerry Purcell’s YouTube ad.”

      • Yeah, basically OCGA Sec. 50-3-32 allows elected officials to use the seal and makes it unlawful for others to use it in campaigns. Specifically:

        “(b) Every constitutional officer; every official elected state wide; the executive head of every state department or agency, whether elected or appointed; each member of the General Assembly; and the executive director of each state authority shall be authorized to use or display the great seal or a facsimile of the state emblem for official state purposes and, in addition, each of the officials enumerated in this subsection who are elected officials shall be authorized to use or display the great seal or a facsimile of the state emblem on or in connection with any campaign poster, sign, or advertisement for election to any public office.

        “(c) Except as otherwise authorized by Code Section 50-3-31 or subsection (b) of this Code section, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or campaign committee to use or display the great seal or a facsimile of the state emblem on or in connection with any campaign poster, sign, or advertisement for election to any public office in such a manner as to falsely suggest or imply that the person on whose behalf the same is used is at the time a holder of a public office for which a commission bearing said seal is used.

        “(d) Any person who violates any provision of subsection (c) of this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.”

  3. hannah says:

    The free market is not appropriate for goods and services the recipients don’t want. That’s why we organize public corporations (aka governments) to deal with disutilities. Most people, with the exception of a minority of hypochondriacs, would prefer not to have medical services, especially the preventive ones–a preference that, if accommodated, is likely to be more detrimental to the community as a whole than any one infected and/or infectious person.
    When it comes to preventing illness and disease, the insurance industry is an unnecessary middleman whose only service is to the accumulators of money assets who enjoy speculating without having to generate a return. It’s no wonder so many are eager to get in on the gravy train.

  4. Number one, I am genuinely frightened by people who are naive enough to think that insurance over state lines would mean anything other than a race to the bottom. There’s a reason why most corporations with means are Delaware corporations… and it’s because that state grants the most protections to corporations and their officers, and the least protection to other stakeholders. Cross-border insurance means that all insurance will be sold out of Connecticut (or whichever state gives insurers the best deal at the expense of the insured)… and Georgia will cease to have any meaningful power over it.

    Number two, what on earth does any of this have to do with the state insurance commissioner? This is a Congressional thing, and not something he would have say-so over regardless. I’m starting to get kinda irritated by county commission and state rep candidates who campaign on “standing up to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid”… and this YouTube clip is pretty much the same thing.

      • I skimmed around with the fast-forward button, because it’s a half-hour long and much of the horse trading stuff is moot now that the bill is passed. However, what I caught were your standard-issue libertarian talking points. I have my own libertarian streaks, and I identify with that movement on a host of issues… but on the subject of health care those talking points are just ridiculous, and for the life of me I can’t grasp how any thinking person could swallow them.

        You asked the right questions, but that guy’s general response every time was to dodge and point out that the government isn’t perfect either. Fair enough, but that’s not an answer!

        What can a family with a pre-existing condition do to deal with the difficulty or impossibility of carrying any private coverage at all? “Umm, well Medicare sometimes denies a particular claim”. Fair enough, but that’s not an answer!

        How would out-of-state insurance not create a race to the bottom? “Umm, well there are some states right now that make carriers cover acupuncture”. Fair enough, but that’s not an answer!

        What about people losing coverage between jobs? “Umm, well the government should stop giving employers incentive to offer coverage, and then people would have to carry private plans that wouldn’t depend on their job status. Err, except that being able to pay the premiums would probably depend on having a job. But private charity can pick up all that slack.” Technically that IS an answer, but it is a ****ing retarded answer!

        Talking to libertarians and far-right wingers about healthcare is like trying to talk to a college freshman about alcohol abuse. You’re wasting your breath, because that guy is invincible and is going to live forever. He can’t really see that his answers aren’t answers, because he can’t imagine anything bad happening to him personally and therefore the whole subject is just a buzzkill.

  5. James Fannin says:

    What is Gerry thinking? If you can buy insurance across state lines,there is no opportunity to shake down the insurance companies to pay for the insurance commissioner’s lifestyle and stock the wine cellar. Gerry, why run for the job if you aren’t in it to personally enrich yourself? Seriously, call me naive but I have followed Gerry’s campaign for months and he is just a real decent human being who is running for all the right reasons -to serve. He’s a smart guy with rock solid values and integrity which is why I already voted for him.

    • GG says:

      Think twice on the rock solid values and integrity. He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Beware.

  6. seenbetrdayz says:

    If an insurance provider tells you what it will cover, and you are stricken with that particular illness and need the treatment that is outlined in your contract, YET the insurance company denies your claim or revokes your policy to avoid paying out its contractual obligation, shouldn’t that be considered fraud, and dealt with accordingly?

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