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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 12:36 PM
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Saxby Chambliss: Im Stuck In A Runoff Because Too Many Blacks Voted
Edited on Wed Nov-12-08 12:38 PM by kpete
 
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Nice to see Saxby Chambliss honoring Atwater's legacy.

"There was a high percentage of minority vote," Chambliss told Alan Colmes, "but we weren't able to get enough of our folks out on election day."

"Our folks."


And this isn't the first time Chambliss has played the Atwater card this campaign seasn.

During the fall Senate campaign, Chambliss cautioned his followers that "the other folks" are voting. The senator added that the "rush to the polls by African-Americans" has "got our side energized early, they see what is happening."

more at:
http://firedoglake.com/2008/11/12/saxby-chambliss-im-st... /
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 12:38 PM
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1. And, he's on his way to a runoff loss!
Keep yapping!
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breadandwine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 12:49 PM
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9. With Obama not on the ballot, what will Democratic turnout be in the runoff?
Chambliss got in in the first place with the help of Diebold (and by smearing Max Cleland). Then you factor in that he got nearly 50% and his Democratic opponent got 47% and a Libertarian candidate got 3%. With that Libertarian not in the runoff, his votes will likely go to Chambliss. That could result in Chambliss winning with 53%. I'm not at all hopeful.
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 12:39 PM
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2. Nothing like "our people"
In case you don't know what that means...White folks!
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 12:40 PM
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3. "our folks"
"We couldn't get enough of our folks to vote".

Well, the old man is telling it like it is.
Look for voter suppression efforts to redouble in 2012.
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 12:45 PM
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4. Damn those uppity Negroes!
When will they ever learn? :sarcasm:

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Idealism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 12:45 PM
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5. Its people like this that make me ashamed of being from the south
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 12:45 PM
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6. I'm starting to understand his runoff problem...
there will not be as much voter energy to maintain the status quo as there will be for voters that want change. This is a small runoff election in December. He may be in for a very satisfying (to me) defeat.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 12:46 PM
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7. what a sore loser he is, there is a run off for this position.
and Jeff Sessions was on MSNBC who will be going to Georgia to stump for his friend. Geez, I hate these repugs.
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xotoxi Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 12:49 PM
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8. Voters
How DARE those minorities vote! They are ruining the political process!
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 12:49 PM
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10. Macaca moment! Well, almost. Actually a Macaca moment would guarantee a win in Georgia.
We looooooove our racists.
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breadandwine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 01:18 PM
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19. How does "our folks" resonate in Georgia?
Edited on Wed Nov-12-08 01:19 PM by breadandwine
Chambliss was careful to say he was proud that many Georgians were voting. Maybe in Massachusetts "our folks" would get a bad public reaction. But in Georgia? Will it be perceived as racist or "folksy"? "Our folks" could be interpreted in Georgia as simply "the people who are supporting me." I'm skeptical that Georgian media will treat this as a Macaca moment. I would imagine that most of the news organizations in Georgia are like FOX and cover for the GOP.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 01:47 PM
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25. Folksy. Honestly, although he is no friend to minorities, I don't think he meant it that way.
No macaca moment. I wish.
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 12:51 PM
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11. I hope so many blacks vote in the runoff that you lose.
What an asshole
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breadandwine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 12:57 PM
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12. But will they? What will motivate them without Obama on the ballot?
Edited on Wed Nov-12-08 12:59 PM by breadandwine
Most people are hard to motivate in a single race runoff. All the thrill and suspense and anticipation of November 4 is not in this runoff. I don't see how Chambliss loses. He'll get the Libertarian's votes now that the Libertarian didn't make it into the runoff. If I were Chambliss I think that would give me some confidence.

This is cold, hard mathematics. How on Earth does the Democrat in this race get the same kind of energy for turnout that there was when Obama was in the race? And now he needs even more. And we only have 3 weeks or such to drum up support for the runoff, no time really to build the kind of campaign that might be needed.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 01:09 PM
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15. a desire for change nt
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Stevepol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 12:58 PM
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13. I'm stuck in a run-off because Diebold didn't tilt the results enough this time.
They didn't consider the large turnout of blacks. What a bunch of idiots. All they have to do is pay attention to who's likely to vote and find the right percentage tilt and install the damned program. But no. Everybody is telling them that there's going to be a tremendous turnout of blacks, but they still only flip the results a measly 4 or 5%. Is there no integrity left in any business?

There should be a law.

They better get it right in the run-off or they'll get some damned liberal pinko-socialist in Congress who won't suck up to their company they way I do.
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breadandwine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 01:10 PM
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16. That's what I'm saying. Georgia is a Diebold state.
The Democrat can do everything possible to win, work his ass off. Then the Republican can just go flip a switch and whoosh. The Democrat goes down the drain. But nothing is done to stop electronic voting, the one-armed-bandit of voting systems.

Here's how voting works in Georgia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htl_vwkZWHw

Gobble gobble. Poof. Gone.

Watch those votes get gobbled up and disappeared, right into thin air.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 01:17 PM
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18. What happened to the woosh on Nov 4th?
The panicky stuff that spreads about voting integrity is often just a bit overboard don't you think?
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breadandwine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 01:29 PM
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21. What happened on November 4 was that in state after state Obama's lead in exit polls was twice
the lead actually counted. Statisticians have computed similar discrepancies between counted votes and exit polls in 04 as evidence of electronic vote stealing and put the odds votes were electronically stolen at TEN TRILLION TO ONE. The only reason Obama made it in those states was that his GOTV and support was superior to Kerry's, which more than compensated. But there was still huge vote stealing in this race and electronic systems are also used in counting hand ballots and such in Minnesota and Alaska, which is why I am not hopeful about them either. The overall national vote lead was also robbed in a similar way. Obama's MANDATE was robbed and now the GOP is yammering that he doesn't have one. Had votes been counted properly we would already have a filibuster-proof Senate. There should be an outcry but there isn't, because people say, "We won, didn't we? Let's not PANIC!!!!"

Nobody complained in 2004 either, because "we can't look like sore losers" blah blah.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 01:37 PM
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22. lol, forget it, nt
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breadandwine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 01:46 PM
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24. Okay, put your head in the sand. Let the votes be stolen.
I give up. You win.

Electronic voting is a ball and chain on the whole system and it's the reason Obama is not getting a filibuster-proof Senate. But if we put on a smile button and pretend nothing happened, "We'll be fine."
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 01:05 PM
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14. well, la de da!
f* you, you racist pig
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 01:12 PM
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17. Or not enough whites -- depends on how you look at it
:sarcasm:
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thesquanderer Donating Member (647 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 01:19 PM
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20. In all fairness...
There were a lot of words said between "high percentage of minority vote" and "able to get enough of our folks out" -- such that I have no problem interpreting "our folk" as "my supporters" or "Republican voters" -- I think it's a little unfair to assume he was making a racial us-and-them distinction here.
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breadandwine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 01:38 PM
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23. I think Chambliss WAS making a racial statement.
Edited on Wed Nov-12-08 01:51 PM by breadandwine
He didn't just talk about "folks." He talked about "minority vote" and "folks." But I think it was subtle enough that the moron hicks in Georgia will let him get away with it. They will actually be influenced by his code signals even while refusing to admit to outsiders that he sent them. It's sort of like white Southerners claiming the Civil War rebellion was motivated by culture, not race, which is a complete joke, but they have been saying that for ages.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 03:20 PM
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27. he knew what he was saying; that's why he backpedaled a bit
all that blather about all voters turning out being a good thing reminds me of those people who say "You know, some of my best friends are black, BUT...".

Chambliss is just an ignorant cracker, and that seems to suit well with the white idiot majority in Georgia.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 02:05 PM
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26. I hope all blacks come out and vote that sick bastard out of office.
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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 04:06 PM
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28. Did he mean to make people laugh? It's one of the funniest things I've
read on here for a while.
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Kalifornia.Kid Donating Member (603 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 04:13 PM
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29. Po' cracker - thar's a-shortage o' white folks in Georgia.
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cowperc Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-08 09:04 AM
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30. chambliss has always been scummy.
what he did to Max Cleland 6 years ago was despicable.
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