37 comments

  1. Tiberius says:

    It will all depend on turnout in the AA precincts in Macon.

    How much $$ will Marshall and Barnes spend to get the vote out in Macon?

    • ZazaPachulia says:

      It looks like they’re ready to spend a ton… Barnes is focusing on South Georgia, as has been widely reported…

      Maybe someone should ask DuBose how that strategy worked out… I think Scott has a great shot.

      • macho says:

        Of course the strategy for winning a Georgia Dem Primary and for a Dem nominee for Gov to win the General couldn’t be more different.

    • Tiberius says:

      Just remember, the courts will draw the 2011 Congressional map. And they will keep with racial % and the history of a long middle GA district. The CD will have to pick up a lot of votes but not necessarily in the direction of South metro Atlanta. A district with Macon at its core will always be good for Marhsall.

  2. bartsimpsonisdaman says:

    Not a chance. Dudes check it out. You bunch of self righteous fools have really done a good job!

    Thank You!

    You give us Mr. Winky (cheetah boy) and Mustang Sally Handel. There’s not a chance the lover boy will beat a military veteran like Marshall.

    With what looks like a Handel win, it is definity on.

    Vote Barnes. He buys his liquor doesn’t shack up with it.

  3. Baker says:

    Don’t shoot the messenger but I think this refrain from Jim Marshall might resonate.

    “Austin Scott’s been in the legislature his whole adult life, He’s a career politician looking for his next job. Ran for governor, found no takers. Ran for Lieutenant Governor, got run off, and was told to run for Congress.” -Marshall spokesman Doug Moore

    Then again, anti-incumbency might rule the day. I’m not convinced actual issues will have a big effect on this race.

    • Lady Thinker says:

      Marshall hasn’t found anything on Austin so Marshall’s has an Open Records Request for Austin’s mom’s divorce. What is Marshall’s angle that he has to go after Austin’s parents?

    • polisavvy says:

      Baker, when did he run for Lt. Governor? I don’t recall him ever qualifying for that. Rumors circulated that he was running; but, they were just rumors. As far as being told to “run for Congress,” you base that on what? Anything tangible or are you just running off at the mouth? Austin Scott ran for Congress because Austin Scott decided to run for Congress — he wasn’t told to do so.

      I heard him speak at the Newton County GOP last night. Could you answer for me why the divorce of his mother is relevant in anything political that Austin Scott does? If all Jim Marshall can do to counter Austin Scott is a bunch of stupid “open records” requests, he doesn’t have a whole lot does he? Desperate times call for desperate measures — is Marshall desperate?

      • Lady Thinker says:

        Maybe Nancy told him to do this because she is doesn’t want to lose her “yes man.” We all know Austin is not a “yes man.”

      • Baker says:

        I think you may have missed that the quote was from a Marshall spokesman, not yours truly. I don’t know diddly about Marshall’s Open Record request. I’m just saying a guy that runs for office at age 26 might give Marshall something to pick at in an otherwise Scott-favorable campaign.

        • Lady Thinker says:

          I’m sorry if you thought I was attacking you, I wasn’t. I was making a statement to add to what you were saying with information as to Marshall wanting to attack Scott’s mom because there are no ethical problems with Scott. With Austin, what you see is what you get, he is not a player in that way.

          I have met and spoken with Austin Scott several times when I would go to debates or meet-n-greets where Karen Handel was present. Austin was and is a gentleman, he listened to what I asked, and when he was running for governor, he would ask me to make him my second choice, as he knew Karen was my first.

          I wish I lived in Austin’s area or that he was running in CD-7 because I would definitely use what little spare time I have to volunteer for him in the same grass roots way that I do for Karen.

          • Baker says:

            No worries Lady, just informing polisavvy that I wasn’t “running off at the mouth”. I think the “career politician” label may be a problem, but Scott seems like a good dude and as Doug Deal says below, “moon bat” Pelosi and Co. will likely be a big drag on Marshall. How people buy the “Blue Dog” thing is beyond me. All that intra-party caucusing is a load of hooey.

            • polisavvy says:

              I am one of the few on here who will admit when I was mean and nasty to someone. For any offense I may have caused, I sincerely apologize. I totally misunderstood where you were going with your post. I now understand and appreciate your clarification.

              I think it’s going to be difficult for Marshall to throw out a career politician thing when he has been involved in politics for so long — it’s kind of like the pot and the kettle. Don’t think it will carry much water in the 8th.

              Once again, I’m sorry. I try not to be too nasty but sometimes I just can’t help myself.

  4. maryalice says:

    Time for Marshall to find another job. After he voted yes on the resolution to allow Obamacare to the floor for a vote — he then voted no — He should have vote NO on the resolution and many other sneaky things he did that Pelosi gave a nod too. Marshall doesn’t move unless Pelosi tells him to jump.

  5. Herb says:

    You’re concerned about marshall, who has nothing to worry about, and not on the prospect that lewis and scott may lose and guam may tip over? Sad.

    • kyleinatl says:

      Whatever, FulCo Repubs overplayed their hand when they picked the so-con Fenn Little in the primary. John Lewis is unbeatable in that district, but at least Kelly Nguyen had a message that resonated with the Ron Paul crowd downtown.

  6. Nixonstheone says:

    maryalice has it right – Marshall only votes “right” when Queen P (B?) tells him he can.

  7. Culpepper says:

    Scott is running out of real estate. His numbers have been falling at home as of last reelection, he barely got over 50% in this primary against two nobodies, he can’t run statewide, his party elders don’t love him or endorse him, and he can’t fundraise without family money. I think this tilt at the windmill will mark his finale in politics.

    • polisavvy says:

      Have you ever familiarized yourself with the McCain-Feingold Act? Perhaps you should. His family can give no more money to him campaign than I can. There are strict limitations (far more strict than what is allowed on the state level). He has a large family; but, it isn’t that large.

      Are you aware that his campaign raised over $250,000 in approximately 11 weeks? Are you also aware that there are people (myself included) who give small amounts each month (we give $25 a month because, to be quite frank, that’s all we can afford). If you think for one minute that daddy’s or mommy’s contribution is enough to run a campaign the size of the 8th, you are sorely mistaken. It wouldn’t even pay for the signs.

  8. Doug Deal says:

    This is the first election that voters know who Nancy Pelosi and what she is capable of without a Republican President to apply the brakes.

    Marshall not once, but twice went to the House floor, representing us, casting out only vote for this moon bat as the most powerful member of out government beside the President. If re-elected, he will vote for her a third time.

    The voters of the 8th know that a vote for Jim Marshall helps keep the authors of Obamacare, the bailouts, the stimulus and every other outrage in power.

    • Tinkerhell says:

      “The voters of the 8th know that a vote for Jim Marshall helps keep the authors of Obamacare, the bailouts, the stimulus and every other outrage in power.”

      Maybe a handful. Most don’t. Most don’t know much beyond they want to vote for the name with the (D) beside it. macon and environs are not the most well edumacated group of voters around. *sigh*
      Just the same, I hope Scott wins.

      • polisavvy says:

        Hopefully, Austin Scott, his team and supporters will be able to get the message out so that people do know how he is so intertwined into the whole Obamacare, Pelosi, stimulus, etc. Like you, I hope he wins, too.

    • BuckheadConservative says:

      My only issue here, Doug is that this has been done before. I was a vol for Collins back in ’06 and we used it then. “A vote for Marshall is a vote for Pelosi as speaker” Hasn’t worked yet.

      I think Austin has a good shot, but it’s gonna take something else besides drawing thin lines connecting Pelosi and Marshall.

      • drjay says:

        if there is a wild card, to make this year different, for making that argument again, it’s having a dem in the white house as well…

      • Doug Deal says:

        In 2006, no one knew who Pelosi was, in 2008, she was limited by a GOP administration. Now, she has had 2 years of non stop liberal orgies to turn the stomachs of the independents.

        Despite what people think, it is not the “base” that wins competetive elections (8th, 12th, etc), it is the independents, and the Dems have lost them from top to bottom.

      • polisavvy says:

        I heard Austin Scott speak Monday night at the Newton County GOP. He said during his speech that Marshall had received money from Charlie Rangel (over $35,000.00) for his campaigns. Considering what’s coming down the pike tomorrow on Mr. Rangel, do you think that could be an angle to use to help support Austin. From what I understand, others who have received money from Rangel in the last few years has returned the money, Marshall has not. Would just like your point of view. Thanks in advance.

        • BuckheadConservative says:

          Talkin’ to me? I dunno. Would be a good attack point if it’s true.

          DD may be correct. The attacks may be more salient given the events of the past two years. But folks definitely knew Nancy Pelosi in ’06 and enough voters were able to create enough separation between her and Marshall to elect him.

          Our talking points in ’06 were: Marshall = Speaker Pelosi, and end the death tax. I think Goddard ran on roughly the same terms. I hope it has more punch this year.

          • polisavvy says:

            Yes, I was speaking to you. It is definitely true. It has been reported with the FEC during the course of campaign filings. When all this stuff on Rangel started a few years back, many of the people who had received money from him gave it back, Marshall did not. I asked your opinion because I think you always give well thought out answers (I have learned quite a few things from you, Buckhead). I was just picking your brain for ideas. Thanks.

            • BuckheadConservative says:

              Why thank you. I think that’s definitely a legit point to go after him on. Marshall would be well served to give his back as well, but 35K is a lot of campaign dough.

              Im cautiously optimistic we could be on the verge of a tidal wave this far as far as Republicans going to Congress. If that’s the case, I think Marshall would be the first domino to fall. If it’s big enough next would probably Bishop, then Barrow.

              • polisavvy says:

                Thanks for replying. True, he could give it back; however, the timing of doing so could be very questionable. To give back after the charges come down is going to be hard to explain. As far as the tidal wave goes, I think you are on to something. It would be great if that is the case, wouldn’t it.

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