Posts Tagged ‘Chambliss’

Republican Fighter Formation Lands in Columbus

November 1, 2010
Republican gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal, followed by Republican Governor Sonny Perdue  
Right on time, Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss landed in a twin-engine King Air, and former Congressman Nathan Deal and Governor Perdue landed in a single engine.  


    Lt. Governor Cagle landed about a half-hour later in another King Air, causing the 9 a.m.  rally to get started at about  9:30.



Governor Perdue predicted a clean sweep for Republicans running for statewide offices.  And they were all at there.  Gubernatorial Candidate Nathan Deal praised Perdue’s administration and all of the statewide candidates and  promised to keep Georgia moving forward. 

No doubt, we’ll get another take on whether Republicans have moved Georgia forward when Democrats Roy Barnes, who is running for governor, and Carol Porter, who is running for Lt. Governor, fly in this afternoon.        



The Most Important Vote You May Ever Cast

November 3, 2008

  Somehow, this election eve feels like New Year’s Eve. Tomorrow looms, possibly,  as one of the biggest days in the history of this country. That is because of the critical nature of what is happening economically in this country and the world.  

  Like you, I will be watching the returns as they come in, and I will be commenting on them. It is possible that Jim Martin could unseat Republican Saxby Chambliss, or, more likely from what I am hearing, Sen. Chambliss will not get a majority of the votes and there will be a runoff. So even if Georgia, as predicted, goes to Sen. McCain, the state could help the Democrats attain a filibuster-proof Senate. 

  An incredible lot is riding on this election, one that, as I heard pundit say on CNN, could be the most important vote you will ever cast. That’s pretty dramatic, but considering that this country is on the brink of economic calamity, which puts the world on that brink, it has a strong ring of truth.

      It may take a few hours to earn one of these “I’m a Georgia Voter” badges, but it is worth the wait, in my view.

Badge of Reponsibile Citizenship

Badge of Reponsibile Citizenship

  More tomorrow.

Inaction by Congress Puts the U.S. in Grave Economic Peril

September 30, 2008

  Only two members of the Georgia members of Congress voted for the bailout for investment banks. They were Rep. Sanford Bishop of Albany and Representative Jim Marshall of Macon, both moderate Democrats.

  Both of Georgia‘s Republican senators, Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss, were not happy about the vote.

  According to Atlanta Business Chronicle, Chambliss said, “The House vote today puts everything in a state of uncertainty and complicates the issue of whether or not the Senate will vote on a financial rescue plan,”

  And Isakson said, “Our country is struggling. Doing nothing is unacceptable. I hope cooler heads will come to the table so we can move forward with a proposal that is in the best interests of the American people.”

  Though it is a hard pill to swallow, using $700 billion tax dollars to buy bad mortgages to bail out Wall Street investment banks, not to do something will be disastrous. Hardly anyone is using the word “crash” because it brings back the specter of the 1929 crash, but when the market plunges more than 700 points, the largest drop in history, the term does come to mind.

  Congress is to reconvene Thursday. Let’s hope the plan presented then will have enough protection in it for the American taxpayer, including homeowners with mortgages that it can get enough support to pass.  To let election year political considerations take priority over saving this country from financial disaster is about as low as a member of Congress can get.