Gingrey Goes Negative

May 13, 2014 12:54 pm

by Jon Richards · 19 comments

Senate candidate Phil Gingrey is out with a new ad called “The Moderates,” bashing his opponents Karen Handel, Jack Kingston and David Perdue:

 
Handel is called out for her past support of LGBT groups, an issue that was also raised in her 2010 governor try. Kingston is knocked for his supposed surrender to Obamacare, and Perdue for saying he supported Common Core.

Discuss.

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Three Jack May 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Robbie May 13, 2014 at 1:02 pm

I think it’s really important to note that pretty much no one in the LGBT community would refer to Karen Handel as “supportive.” (Though the ad is pretty gross, and if Gingrey really thinks that you can “promote teenage homosexuality” – what kind of a doctor is he? Science pretty much debunked that myth years ago…)

ricstewart May 13, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Gingrey’s going to really hate the Georgia state motto.

South Fulton Guy May 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Looks to me like acts of desperation of one who sees his candidacy going down the toilet perhaps??

NorthGAGOP May 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Desperate move by Congressmen Gingrey. He’s poling 4/5, and has no accomplishments in congress, so he has to retort false attacks.

Mrs. Adam Kornstein May 13, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Oh Phil, beating up on your opponent who support LBGT youth is so 2010.

Is anyone else getting the impression deep down he really just wanted to leave Congress after this year? I live in Cobb and it appears he’s done his level best to run the most piss poor campaign statewide that I’ve ever seen.

Is this the political equivalent of death by cop? Run poorly for an office you really don’t want to hold just so you don’t have to run for your current office again? Run to resign, is this a thing?

Don’t let the door hit you on your way out of the Cannon House Office Building.

Anyone But Chip May 13, 2014 at 4:42 pm
South Fulton Guy May 13, 2014 at 9:49 pm

The April 2008 citation for the slam at Karen making a Fulton County Commission decision does not jive as she was the Secretary of State starting in January 2007… I think we need a fact check…

General Jack D. Ripper May 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

The ad says Karen’s vote was 4/19/06, not 08

John Vestal May 13, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Is it too late for Phil to go to law school and become a prosecutor?…..

…..’cause that ad has “D.A.” written all over it. #facepalm

DrGonzo May 13, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Too little too late, Phil. Enjoy retirement buddy.

South Fulton Guy May 13, 2014 at 9:47 pm
objective May 13, 2014 at 6:23 pm

it’s refreshing to think that moderation may actually win the day.

Jane May 13, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Paul Broun will get more votes than Doctor Phil.

South Fulton Guy May 13, 2014 at 9:46 pm

and now we hear that David Perdue is OK with the reality that we must accept tax increases to address the deficit? REALLY??? I always know Perdue was a RINO….

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2014/05/13/david-perdue-and-the-reality-of-a-possible-tax-increase/

South Fulton Guy May 13, 2014 at 10:31 pm

I think Phil Gingery is toast but please explain to us how Karen Handel could allegedly cast a vote with the Fulton County Commission in April of 2008 when she was serving as the GA Secretary of State???? Time for a major Fact Check!!!

DrGonzo May 14, 2014 at 2:05 pm

This is a typical campaign tactic this close to election day. Tell complete fabrications, because there’s so little time left the opposition won’t be able to counter it – since they’ve already made their final TV/radio/web buys. Sneaky, but like I said, it’s too late for Phil. He’s been done for months now, but his consultants want to keep getting paid. Honestly, his campaign was always doomed because of Gingrey himself: unwilling to do the things his pro consultants suggested. Why else did Chip Lake and Gingrey’s entire campaign staff bail out on him last year? They knew he was going to steer the campaign into an iceberg, or more accurately drive it around in circles with the left-hand blinker on… lol.

General Jack D. Ripper May 14, 2014 at 2:57 pm

SFG, I think you need glasses or something. The ad clearly says Handel’s vote was April of 2006, Not April of 2008. Watch again, pause it, and then make it full screen. This is what happens when you drink fluoridated water!

General Jack D. Ripper May 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

I think it’s a good ad overall, but a little too late.