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  1. ricstewart says:

    Most of the speculation about congressional races has been in the 9th, 14th and 12th districts.

    Does anyone have any speculation and conjectures about the 8th or 2nd? Potential challengers to Scott in either primary or general? Or potential challengers for Bishop?

    • Ken says:

      I simply don’t see a potential, serious challenger for Austin. First, no one wants to risk losing the district back that took so long to win back. Second, the vast majority of Republicans are happy with Austin. I’m sure the Democrats will field someone but it won’t be close.

      • KD_fiscal conservative says:

        I am hoping for a credible challenge from someone running as an conservative Dem. alternative to Bishop during the D primary, I would fully support them, even as a Republican leaning person. But its not going to happen, as I’ve been writing on here, even long before the new maps actually came out, Bishop’s new district will be majority Dem, and he has such strong ties with the SE.GA region, no one will even have the balls,or the financial backing, to challenge him.

  2. saltycracker says:

    Labor Day with Obama & Hoffa – Share the prosperity & take those SOB Republicans out !!!!

    Obama Talks “Shared Prosperity” To Union Workers At Labor Day Speech
    “Now, the fact is our economy is stronger when workers are getting paid good wages and good benefits. Our economy is stronger when we have broad-based growth and broad-based prosperity. That’s what unions have always been about, shared prosperity,” President Obama said to a union crowd in Detroit, Michigan.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/09/05/obama_talks_shared_prosperity_to_union_workers_at_labor_day_speech.html

    Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa had some profane, combative words for Republicans while warming up the crowd for President Obama in Detroit, Michigan on Monday.

    “We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Tea Party. And you know, there is only one way to beat and win that war. The one thing about working people is we like a good fight. And you know what? They’ve got a war, they got a war with us and there’s only going to be one winner. It’s going to be the workers of Michigan, and America. We’re going to win that war,” Jimmy Hoffa Jr. said to a heavily union crowd.

    “President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong,” Hoffa added.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/09/05/jimmy_hoffa_at_obama_event_on_gop_lets_take_these_son_of_bitches_out.html

  3. saltycracker says:

    Labor Day with Obama & Hoffa – Share the prosperityy and take the SOB Republicans out !!!

    Obama Talks “Shared Prosperity” To Union Workers At Labor Day Speech

    “Now, the fact is our economy is stronger when workers are getting paid good wages and good benefits. Our economy is stronger when we have broad-based growth and broad-based prosperity. That’s what unions have always been about, shared prosperity,” President Obama said to a union crowd in Detroit, Michigan.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/09/05/obama_talks_shared_prosperity_to_union_workers_at_labor_day_speech.html

    Hoffa Threatens GOP At Obama Event: “Take These Son Of Bitches Out”

    Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa had some profane, combative words for Republicans while warming up the crowd for President Obama in Detroit, Michigan on Monday.

    “We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Tea Party. And you know, there is only one way to beat and win that war. The one thing about working people is we like a good fight. And you know what? They’ve got a war, they got a war with us and there’s only going to be one winner. It’s going to be the workers of Michigan, and America. We’re going to win that war,” Jimmy Hoffa Jr. said to a heavily union crowd.

    “President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong,” Hoffa added.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/09/05/jimmy_hoffa_at_obama_event_on_gop_lets_take_these_son_of_bitches_out.html

  4. saltycracker says:

    Revising a post that went into limbo due to cut & paste of exact words:

    Labor Day with Obama & Hoffa was about shared prosperity and taking the S*B Republicans out..

    Obama Talks “Shared Prosperity” To Union Workers At Labor Day Speech

    “Now, the fact is our economy is stronger when workers are getting paid good wages and good benefits. Our economy is stronger when we have broad-based growth and broad-based prosperity. That’s what unions have always been about, shared prosperity,” President Obama said to a union crowd in Detroit, Michigan.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/09/05/obama_talks_shared_prosperity_to_union_workers_at_labor_day_speech.html

    – you’ll have to look up Hoffa’s speech yourself
    Hoffa Threatens GOP At Obama Event: “Take These Son Of (xxx’s) Out”

    • Clone Of B. Plyler says:

      Salty,

      Mr. Hoffa & the Pres. will absolutely be sorry for those comments before the next election. What a gift !!!

      • Ed says:

        Generic, boilerplate political rhetoric espoused by both Democrats and Republicans! Egad man, Obama has FINALLY delivered the silver bullet to the Republicans!

        • Clone Of B. Plyler says:

          The tea party will be lovely! By the way, have you ever watched the old TV show called Mr. Ed (the talking horse) ?

        • saltycracker says:

          Republicans wish, except for our propensity to use a gift bullet to shoot ourselves.
          You gotta love Obama’s spin on cutting taxes on the working middle class is reducing FICA while spending the rest. Illegals using fake SS#’s say thank you.

          His next advice…..stop saving…..share the prosperity…..

          If the Feds want to put some money in play & get some revenue , let seniors get at their 401k’s for about 10% !

  5. KD_fiscal conservative says:

    I am hoping for a credible challenge from someone running to the “right” of Bishop during the D primary, I would fully support them, even as a Republican leaning person. But its not going to happen, as I’ve been writing on here, even long before the new maps actually came out, Bishop’s new district will be majority Dem, and he has such strong ties with the SE.GA no one will even have the balls to challenge him.

  6. Ed says:

    Uh…correct me if I am wrong but in no way did I say “open thread.” So while it may be implied, please, I respectfully urge you to remain on topic and discuss only the following:

    1) Labor Day plans (THERE’S STILL TIME TO COMPLETE THEM!!!).
    2) How awesome I am.

    Actually, just discuss point two.

    Thanks.

    PS: I meant to say “open thread.” So…yeah. Open thread.

  7. saltycracker says:

    More “Share the Prosperity”
    Latest target market for fast food chains –
    Food stamp users

    The number of businesses approved to accept food stamps grew by a third from 2005 to 2010, U.S. Department of Agriculture records show, as vendors from convenience and dollar discount stores to gas stations and pharmacies increasingly joined the growing entitlement program.

    Now, restaurants, which typically have not participated in the program, are lobbying for a piece of the action.

    Louisville-based Yum! Brands, whose restaurants include Taco Bell, KFC, Long John Silver’s and Pizza Hut, is trying to get restaurants more involved, federal lobbying records show.

    That’s a prospect that anti-hunger advocates welcome, but one that worries some current food stamp vendors and public health advocates.

    Federal rules generally prohibit food stamp benefits, which are distributed under the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), from being exchanged for prepared foods. Yet a provision dating to the 1970s allows states to allow restaurants to serve disabled, elderly and homeless people, USDA spokeswoman Jean Daniel said.

    Between 2005 and 2010, the number of businesses certified in the SNAP program went from about 156,000 to nearly 209,000, according to USDA data.

    There is big money at stake. USDA records show food stamp benefits swelled from $28.5 billion to $64.7billion in that period.

    http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/story/2011-09-05/More-restaurants-are-targeting-customers-who-use-food-stamps/50267864/1

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