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Kemp Gives Abrams The Devil Down In Georgia

He's off to a great start.

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From her loyalty to the Abolish the Police lunacy to her lies on voter turnout, Republican Governor Brian Kemp is making Stacey Abrams look foolish. He’s the smart money in November.

Kemp on his record: “All I know is your record matters. When we were talking to people, they appreciate that I fought to keep our state open even when I was getting criticized, that I fought to get our kids back into classrooms, that I stood up to Major League Baseball when we passed the Election Integrity Act, when I stood up to Hollywood when we passed the heartbeat bill.”

On the campaign: “I think Georgians want somebody who’s gonna do what is right for them. They want somebody to fight for them and they want somebody to do simply what they say they’re gonna do when they’re running. That’s what I’ve done and I think that’s what resonated with people and that’s what paid off with people because I’ve been honest and truthful with them about everything I’ve had to deal with – the good, bad and ugly. Now we’ve gotta get in the fight and make sure that Stacey Abrams is not our governor or our next president.”

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On Abrams campaign: “I appreciate her conceding finally and realizing that I am the governor, but I don’t believe I’ve disqualified myself. In fact, I look forward to running on my record and I’m looking forward to pointing out what her record has been.”

On her message: “She’s the one that criticized me when we reopened, she’s the one who criticized me when we pushed to get our kids back in school, she’s the one who criticized me for not having a statewide mask mandate – yet she can go in a school and be the only one who didn’t wear a mask and be the biggest hypocrite in America. She also criticized me when I didn’t force vaccines on people because I believe people should be able to talk to their doctor, and she thinks more government mandates are good.”

On voter suppression charges:  “They’ve been overblowing this for 10 years. Quite honestly, a lot of big folks in the media have been, you know, going along with that whole sham. It’s just something that polls good and raises money for them so Stacey Abrams can put money in her own pocket, or now her campaign coffers. But the truth is it’s easy to vote and hard to cheat in Georgia and we saw that yesterday.”

On the big voter turnout: “I think it’s just poetic justice, again. I think the Democrats have overplayed their hand. That’s what people are sick of. They’re sick of politicians lying to them. People voting in Georgia – they know it’s easy to go vote. They know they have multiple ways on multiple days to do that.”

On Uvalde: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families that were affected. It’s just a horrific incident and hits at the heartstrings of the whole country, quite honestly. It’s just awful.”

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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CARL
CARL
1 month ago

The Republicans on our Southern tier best look deep into Abrams’ s “connects.” She is a lower intellect but mouthy tip of a much larger movement. On the other “side,” Kemp’s hubris and inflated self perception is seen in his turn-coasting on Trump. Woe be him who sees only his shadow.

george daddis
george daddis
1 month ago

2000 Mules just proved that cheating was rampant in Georgia.
Kemp & Raffensperger went along with Abrams and by-passed the legislature making illegal ballot harvesting possible through drop boxes and mass ballot mailings.

Kemp is still better than Abrams, but that is not saying much.
Georgia deserves more capable candidates.

pa l
pa l
1 month ago

Georgia has elections more corrupt then third world countries. All of Trump’s endorsements were leading by huge margins in the polls, but lost. Absolutely not possible.

stlmark
stlmark
1 month ago

Somebody call Greenpeace. There’s a whale missing. Last seen campaigning for governor of Georgia.