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Kamioner: Trump Repeats Georgia Debacle

And this is why he is a liability.

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Let’s get one thing straight from the gitgo. This is an opinion piece, by me. I’m a Republican black sheep on this issue, not the first time in my life I’ve held that status on this and other matters. So don’t pitch a fit at this publication. Any issues, direct them at me.

The last time Donald Trump campaigned hard in Georgia he cost the Republican Party and the American people the United States Senate. If Trump had not let his ego run amok in the state earlier this year the Republicans very well may have taken the Perdue race and with it the Senate. You’d think in the future he’d be careful of what he did in Georgia.

But like the Bourbons according to Talleyrand, Trump has learned nothing and forgotten nothing. That’s why he was in Georgia again on Saturday, wildly denouncing Republicans and praising left wing Democrats, all his words in service to his own vanity. That’s also why, when he acts like this, he is a strategic liability to the Republicans, a benefit to the Democrats, and would be a reckless disaster as the next Republican nominee in 2024.

FNC: “Former President Trump returned to Georgia this weekend, to amplify his attacks on the key battleground state’s top elected Republican leaders and to showcase a trio of candidates loyal to the former president.

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For Trump, the trip to Georgia was personal – it came as he’s still trying to overturn his razor thin defeat to now-President Biden in Georgia, more than 10 months after losing the White House in the 2020 election. And Trump used his rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, in the central part of the state, to target conservative Gov. Brian Kemp, Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, and GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for refusing the then-president’s calls to overturn the election results in Georgia.

Trump charged in comments to the large crowd that last year’s contest was ‘the most corrupt election in the history of the country,’ as he once again repeated his unfounded claims that presidential election was ‘rigged’ and ‘stolen’ from him.”

Ttump told his devotees to dump Kemp and Raffensperger in 2022 elections, saying “the people of Georgia must replace the RINOs and weak Republicans who made it all possible.” Then Trump outrageously said, putting his ego and vanity over the interests of the people of Georgia, that he would rather see left wing Democrat Stacey Abrams governor of the state rather than Kemp. “Stacey, would you like to take his place?” the former president stated. “It’s OK with me.” That’s how much Donald Trump cares about Georgia, the Republican Party, and America.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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russellremmert@yahoo.com
20 days ago

I still think President Trump is the best choice and won in 2020 not senile biden

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
20 days ago

Side issue: More media Trump gets Less for Biden agenda etc being covered by media
Bad.

YankeeR
YankeeR
20 days ago

This is a perfect reason to DELETE THIS DEEP STATE RINO GARBAGE. Of course blame it on Trump you arrogant tool.

Brian Kerr
Brian Kerr
20 days ago

David Kamioner — with all due respect — to me, not you — you are part of the problem. Labeling those Republicans mentioned by the 45th President as ‘conservative’ means your definition of ‘conservative’ is relative. A standard to decide if a congresscritter IS ‘conservative’ is to put the US Constitution ahead of selfish beliefs and pet causes, and shield the individual citizen from the erosion of their God-given rights, laid out those centuries ago in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. Keeping the firm boundaries on the Federal government sure the heck ain’t what those Republicans you mention have shown the ability to do.

It appears to me your preference for representation is someone that “listens to the experts” and “plays nice with others.” In other words = a R.I.N.O. (yes, a term of loathing)

GISELA BRINKMANN
GISELA BRINKMANN
20 days ago

David I heard the rally he did not promote the left, he was joking about Stacy.. The republican he found critical deserved it. They stabbed Trump in the back. Trump won and we stuck with Joe Biden the illegitimate , white supremacy, a white privileged idiot ,a racist a sexist ,homophobe ,pathological liar a senile crook .He does not believe in the rule of law, He is a puppet pretending he is someone he never will be. Look what Biden did in 8 month ruining our country with illegals from every where .Inflation rising.. and go on.

Steven
Steven
20 days ago

I’m a Republican black sheep on this issue

BS. Your stated position is VERY establishment GOP. Stating otherwise is why MANY Republican voters see YOU as a liability.

Dee
Dee
20 days ago
Reply to  Steven

Trump2024: Save America Again!

Hamilton1970
Hamilton1970
19 days ago
Reply to  Steven

Agreed. RINO writer. Just change to the Demoncrat and make your journey to the dark side complete.

Doppelgänger
Doppelgänger
19 days ago
Reply to  Hamilton1970

Most of Kamioner’s views are RINO. Election fraud doesn’t even enter into it as far as he is concerned.

“Orange Man Bad”!! You will see that theme often in his writing.

madmemere
madmemere
20 days ago

Kamioner-ypu are just another rino, suffering from TDS; just cross back over and sit next to commie pelosi, were you belong. I heard what Trump said and YOU like to “twist words” just like the democommies, so STFU and gp back under your rock.

Deborah Lawson
Deborah Lawson
20 days ago

Although I disagree with Trump on the Shots and walking away and letting the deep state takeover, this article is BS. You sound like a standard RINO to me.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
20 days ago

BS!!! Trump did NOT cause Perdue’s loss. Look at Kemp and his RINO SoS who allowed voter fraud because they were scared of the witch with the buck teeth! Perdue actually WON the first vote if ONLY legal votes were counted. The crooked mail-in votes, which weren’t properly checked for signatures, cause the run-off.

Thom Hunwardsen
Thom Hunwardsen
20 days ago

Go away rino

pa l
pa l
19 days ago

RAZOR THIN? where the h”ll have you been since the day of the fraud election. The fraud in that election is a mountain and you focus on a molehill. CORRECT this sham election or not only is the GOP going away, but America is gone. Take some of that “army intelligence” and stat applying it with some common sense to the dire situation the country is in..

Ken Nade
Ken Nade
19 days ago

you may what to revisit your history, it was the gOp side under mcconnell that ham and hawed about a second stimulus that put the Fork in it. along with the kEmp and his secretary of state. To all those that continue saying POTUS 45 Trump should be doing this or that MUST remember that he WON in 2016 In-spite of all you Back-Seat drivers. eH

Greenman21
Greenman21
19 days ago

Just another RINO. Have the courage to declare yourself properly DK – you’re just another AnyoneButTrumper and thus YOU are the liability for the real Republican Party. I hope and pray sufficient true Republicans make sure they vote at every opportunity over the next few YEARS for it will take that long to even start undoing the wreckage this Biden abomination is revelling in !

FAITH Lancaster
FAITH Lancaster
19 days ago

I voted for Trump in both 2016, and 2020. I think that he was a great President, BUT WHY can’t he learn to reign that EGO of his in ? Does he not understand that WORDS have consequences ? If he ever expects to become President again, he has GOT to stop knocking Republicans, and start knocking the REAL problem which is the corrupt, racist, ignorant DEMOCRATS !

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
19 days ago

Piss off david, you know exactly ZERO what you are SPEWING here, the ENTIRE country KNOWS the election was STOLEN, except for idiots like YOU!

JLE
JLE
19 days ago

Gotta love David’s assertion on Trump’s tongue-in-cheek comment about Abrams.  Aside from making him sound foolish, it helps to demonstrate utter desperation by GOP establishment.

Dean
Dean
18 days ago

Get back to us after all the fraud is done being exposed before you blame Trump.

Ron Sheinson
Ron Sheinson
18 days ago

I agree with David Kamioner. I voted for President Trump and I am glad I did. Most of his efforts have been greatly needed by America. But he carries a tremendous negative voting population. Bibi Netanyahu, long time Prime Minister of Israel, likewise has a large population against him. Like the Never Trumpers, Bibi has many in Israel who opposed him in the recent Israeli elections. The Likud party headed by Bibi just missed the number of Knesset seats required to form a coalition. They are now out of power. I feel if Bibi had not campaigned as Likud head, Likud would still control Israel.
Let that be a lesson for the Republicans and Trump. Success for conservative principles over socialism and the welfare state is much more important than any individual ego. Fight for America first! .