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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 08:38 AM

Loeffler unleashes onslaught against Warnock in Georgia race for Senate control

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Source: CNN

Her campaign aired an ad this week questioning whether "this" America -- showing a classroom of young students saying the pledge of allegiance -- will still be America "if the radical left controls the Senate." The ad then shows images of mobs, flashes signs saying "defund the police" and plasters a quote from a 2015 sermon Warnock gave after a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, killed Michael Brown, in which he said some officers have a "gangster and thug mentality."

Another Loeffler campaign ad attacks Warnock for honoring pastor Jeremiah Wright in 2008, even though five years earlier Wright gave a now infamous sermon defined by three words -- "God damn America." The attack is a callback to the 2008 presidential campaign, when then-Democratic candidate Barack Obama gave a pivotal speech on race relations in America after being criticized for his association with Wright.

Warnock has said that Loeffler wants to divide Georgia, and distract from her opposition to the Affordable Care Act and the health care insurance it provides millions of people in the middle of a pandemic.

"If you don't really have an agenda for working families, I guess you have to distract working families," said Warnock in Atlanta on Thursday. "I intend to stay focused on making sure that every Georgian has access to affordable health care, that workers share in some of the profits that they're creating and that they are able to retire with dignity."



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Reply Loeffler unleashes onslaught against Warnock in Georgia race for Senate control (Original post)
brooklynite Nov 13 OP
madaboutharry Nov 13 #1
rkleinberger Nov 13 #33
BlueStater Nov 13 #2
TruckFump Nov 13 #3
CottonBear Nov 13 #4
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 13 #6
CottonBear Nov 13 #39
brooklynite Nov 13 #8
Polybius Nov 13 #38
brooklynite Nov 13 #43
Polybius Nov 13 #45
muriel_volestrangler Nov 13 #10
CottonBear Nov 13 #11
My Pet Orangutan Nov 13 #16
Etherealoc1 Nov 13 #23
TruckFump Nov 13 #37
pazzyanne Nov 13 #5
TruckFump Nov 13 #36
pazzyanne Nov 13 #40
TruckFump Nov 13 #48
CottonBear Nov 13 #7
Ferrets are Cool Nov 13 #9
Etherealoc1 Nov 13 #12
not_the_one Nov 13 #30
dem4decades Nov 13 #51
bullwinkle428 Nov 13 #13
kimbutgar Nov 13 #14
groundloop Nov 13 #15
ancianita Nov 13 #17
NCDem47 Nov 13 #18
IronLionZion Nov 13 #19
AZ8theist Nov 13 #20
DENVERPOPS Nov 13 #28
AZ8theist Nov 13 #41
DENVERPOPS Nov 13 #50
LymphocyteLover Nov 13 #21
4Q2u2 Nov 13 #22
mdbl Nov 13 #24
andym Nov 13 #25
DENVERPOPS Nov 13 #29
Botany Nov 13 #26
pfitz59 Nov 13 #27
kimbutgar Nov 13 #31
DallasNE Nov 13 #32
Barbara2423 Nov 13 #34
JCMach1 Nov 13 #35
TomCADem Nov 13 #49
DallasNE Nov 13 #52
Dawson Leery Nov 13 #42
BadGimp Nov 13 #44
LisaM Nov 13 #46
bdamomma Nov 13 #47
Omaha Steve Nov 13 #53

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 08:45 AM

1. Loeffler is a rich white woman in a vanity appointment.

Republicans don't care about competence or integrity or even having the seriousness and intellect to serve the people.

Loeffler is so undeserving.

It makes me sick. It really does.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 12:26 PM

33. Warnock and Dems better fight back

If they do not respond they will lose. This worked in the House and Senate races.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 08:51 AM

2. Loeffler is a criminal. So is Perdue.

Run ads attacking them for the dirtbags that they are.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 08:57 AM

3. Where is TLP?

Pls...if you’re reading on DU, help out in the GA run offs!

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:07 AM

4. The Lincoln Project people are Republican Never Trumpers. They are not anti-GOP.

They are Republicans. They still want the GOP to win elections, including the two US Senate runoffs here in Georgia.

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:15 AM

6. No. They've publicly burned their bridges to Republicon party. They are not welcome & don't want it.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:17 PM

39. I appreciate their anti-Trump & pro-Ossoff & Warnock ad's, however,

these are the people who tried to get Sarah Palin elected and supported right wing judges.

I don’t totally trust them.

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:20 AM

8. They've run ads against every incumbent Republican running in 2020.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 12:59 PM

38. Not Collins

I didn't hear about any, probably because they don't view her as an extremist.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #38)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:46 PM

43. Well, if YOU didn't hear about it, I guess it doesn't exist?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #43)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:57 PM

45. My bad

The fact that they opposed even Collins forever hurts them with Republicans imo. Yeah she's terrible, but she's not extreme compared to the rest. What's insane is that they have featured Reagan in their ads, who was much to the right of Collins.

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:25 AM

10. Nope:




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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:32 AM

11. I am glad that they have released these ads. I had not seen them.

I am working to GOTV for both the Dec 1 local special election runoff and Jan 5 senate runoff here in GA.

We have two runoffs, including a DA runoff. Kemp had tried to illegally cancel the General Election DA race in his own home county, but the Democratic candidate, won a court case to hold the election.

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:03 AM

16. "we've come too far to go back to Jim Crow"

Don't know about you, but that stirs my Democratic heart.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:30 AM

23. Yes

YOU DID

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 12:57 PM

37. I disagree.

They are NOT the RWNJ that took over the GOP. It's not only tRump they don't like. Look at the ads against Lindsey Graham.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:10 AM

5. Their new GA ad is out.

Very persuasive IMHO.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 12:56 PM

36. Thanks, I have not not seen the ad.

Will look for it!

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #36)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:21 PM

40. The label is "1962",

but it is about the GA special election.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #40)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 02:37 PM

48. Thank you again! EOM

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:18 AM

7. QAnon Barbie has declared herself to be 100% with Trump.

This racist, Republican, anti- women’s rights, entitled white woman, who is the single richest member of the US Senate, is only in this race because she was appointed to the Senate by Governor Brian KKKemp, who stoke the Gubernatorial election from Stacey Abrams by massive voter suppression, among other tactics.

She’s managed to anchor herself to two of the most deplorable politicians in the US in her effort to win her first ever election.

I live in Georgia, and I’d never heard of her before she was appointed by KKKemp.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:21 AM

9. Lie, Lie, and then Lie some more

It's what every last fucking repug does. It's the ONLY way they can win. I hate everyone of them.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:33 AM

12. Will need a hard hitting Ad


To include, they pretended everything was OK in front of the American people while behind closed doors they were selling stocks and voted against ACA in the middle of a pandemic!

Over 10 million infected with the virus!
Over 200,000 DEAD!

They lie while AMERICANS DIE!

VOTE! We need (W/O) in the Senate to help save lives.

LITERALLY

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Response to Etherealoc1 (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 12:08 PM

30. The democrats better take the gloves off.

 

We don't have to lie, or even spin, but we DO need to put it all out there to remind everyone that this is a vote between democracy and fascism. And nothing less. Most Americans (and I emphasize MOST) appreciate being told the truth, even if it hurts. It shows we respect them, that we aren't conning them.

This is a vote between hate and healing.

Yes, we are worried about our health, and yes, we are worried about the economy. But neither will matter if we don't survive as a country.

An analogy... Your house, situated on the Colorado River, one mile downstream from the Hoover Dam, just caught fire. Simultaneously, the dam just completely collapsed. You heard the emergency alarm and can HEAR the roar of the oncoming deluge. Which should you worry about? Your house, or your life?

With Moscow Mitch stopping everything Biden tries to do, just like he did to Obama, we may not have time to wait for more elections, in two more years, much less four. After seeing how much obstruction MM has done in the eight years of Obama, and since democrats gained control of the house, just how much more can he do?

It is time to snatch the band aid off the wound, using the blunt truth, to do some SERIOUS healing. More "make do until another election" band aids won't help anything. Wounds that won't heal tend to develop gangrene.

QAnon, white supremacists, neo-nazis are indicating symptoms of that gangrene. We don't want to get to where amputations are the only option.

More time will allow THEM to figure out even more ways to obstruct. (Possibly technically legal, but against the very spirit of our democracy.) We don't have more time.

Paint a stark, but accurate, picture of the new republican. Most won't like what they see.

LIST what they have stopped. It will be a LONG list.

SHAME them. Many can't be shamed, but some will respond. Hopefully it will be enough to take the senate.

TAKE THE DAMN GLOVES OFF.

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Response to Etherealoc1 (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 02:52 PM

51. I'm donating to the Lincoln Project for that. They play hardball. Already donated to GASenate.com.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:46 AM

13. You're telling me Republicans are using fear and racism as campaign themes?

Stop the presses!

I can't believe I'm having to credit to Joey Scar for something, but he actually made a point - Democrats shouldn't try to play defense. We need to make better efforts to attack their asses. And Mr. Warnock is actually doing a great job with this, given the interviews I've seen with him.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:46 AM

14. So in 1933 up until 2016 the USA was controlled and governed by the radical left?

Who gave us social security, Medicare, etc? Her ad is insane and can be easily debunked.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:53 AM

15. Sadly those ads work.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:12 AM

17. That "radical left" line was used by FL's richest House dude, too -- Vern Buchanan. He won.

Let's hope that Georgians are a lot smarter than his FL district.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:23 AM

18. I live in Atalanta now.

Seen the ads.

In short, the D and R stratgeies seem to be:

D = What Warnock and Ossoff can do for Georgians in Washington.

R = Battle for the soul of America in the Senate (positioning as national consequences; of course D's are the devil)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:24 AM

19. Warnock is polling well

and might win this if Dems have the turnout

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:39 AM

20. Thank You, Kelly Loeffler...

For being an ABSOLUTE SHITHEAD.

Just caused me to contribute MORE to Warnock's campaign....

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 12:04 PM

28. Kelly would

make a perfect mate for Ivanka............

Why hasn't she and others been prosecuted for insider trading. After being in a closed door meeting of how bad the Covid is, way ahead of the public, she had managed, within a few hours to switch around tens of millions of dollars so she and her husband wouldn't lose a whole big bunch of money. BTW: Her husband.....isn't he the president of the NYSE?????? Or am I thinking of someone else?????

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #28)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:33 PM

41. I'm not sure, but...

I think congress EXEMPTED themselves from the insider trading laws. Perhaps someone here more knowledgeable can confirm that...

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #41)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 02:51 PM

50. I thought

that it used to be legal for them, but thought they finally passed laws against it prior to Trump taking office.
Mute point though, with Barr, none of them will get investigated or arrested....

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:14 AM

21. so IOW, typical GOP propaganda horseshit

When will it stop being effective??? Arggh.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:14 AM

22. Radical Left?

Yes sure. First thing that comes to my mind when I hear radical left is a
Preacher.


Why do Republicans hate God. He is a man of the Cloth.


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:38 AM

24. Oh well, another month of not watching the morning news

I can't stand all those ads so i just watch HBO or Netflix.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:43 AM

25. GOP wins by false attacks which often work-- very hard to neutralize

Mike Dukakis was the poster child for being slandered that way with being painted as soft on crime (Willie Horton's rampage), unpatriotic (was against the flag amendment), being a far leftist/communist (called a card carrying member of the ACLU and "a liberal" used in a derogatory way by Bush), weak on the military (Dukakis in a tank commercial). Dukakis went from leading by 17% in the polls to losing by 8%.

So these attacks can be very effective and hard to counter.

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Response to andym (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 12:07 PM

29. They are really good at "Rat Fucking" and "swift boating"

Look no further than Gore and Kerry.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:56 AM

26. "this" America -- will still be America? Please!

"This" America will be gone unless we get the virus under control.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 12:01 PM

27. Loeffler will go full on racist

She cares not for Georgia, or America. Just wants the perks and prestige. "Honey, can you buy me a Senate seat?"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 12:09 PM

31. Warnock needs to do a counter commercial with the crazy ad in the background

And refute her craziness and the do an ad she dud insider trader profiting off her advance knowledge of the coronavirus . She made money off you suffering quarantine, job losses and sick and dying family and friends. Run the same ad for Perdue.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 12:10 PM

32. "Divide Georgia"?

Too passive. The ad is racist so she will divide Georgia along racial lines and that means more hate and more violence against people of color. Attack head-on, not in a passive way.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 12:39 PM

34. Thanks for posting.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 12:40 PM

35. GA will.get non -stop defund and socialism ads

Sad thing is they worked.in a major.way in red states

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #35)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 02:41 PM

49. Raphael Warnock On Senate Race Against Kelly Loeffler, Why He Is Running To Represent Georgia

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #35)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 02:55 PM

52. Take The Gloves Off

Or you will get killed. Loeffler is reminding voters that her opponent is black. Racism still sells in a big way in Georgia. And it turns out the racists in droves.

If the Democrat attacks the racism he will be accused of being a big cry baby and the Trumpsters will cheer wildly.

This will be a very tough race to win given the turf this is being battled on. Hit her for having blood on her hands for not standing up for Georgians on the pandemic and her inaction has led directly to tens of thousands of Georgians in the past year because so much of the carnage was preventable by having a plan and executing it. She didn't call for one and Trump didn't develop one, even though the Obama administration handed them a 70 page plan.

But let them frame it as defund the police and socialism where "the blacks" get all of the money and you lose. Take the gloves off and start pounding away.

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#trends_dailytrendscases

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:42 PM

42. The scary black man skit is time tested and proven.

Will it work again?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:57 PM

44. My Theory is...

She and other GOPers want to make sure that the upcoming runoff can be fixed in advance.

Nothing short of the entire existence of the GOP nationwide on both those seats remaining ni GOP hands.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 02:07 PM

46. I think they need to basically run against McConnell.

He's deeply unpopular. I think we need to hammer home that McConnell was delivering Trump's agenda and is in cahoots with him and always was. With Trump out of the way, in my opinion, Dems should focus on a new target.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 02:31 PM

47. The "inside trader"

can just STFU.

The "radical left" that's a joke doesn't she pay attention the "radical right and white supremacists", are our domestic terrorists

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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 03:27 PM

53. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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