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Tue Nov 17, 2020, 07:50 AM

Georgia Senator David Perdue Is Terrified That Jon Ossoff Will Shred Him in Another Debate







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Georgia Senator David Perdue Is Terrified That Jon Ossoff Will Shred Him in Another Debate
In a runoff election that could decide control of the Senate, the Republican incumbent is hiding from accountability for his dirty dealing.

https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/perdue-ossoff-runoff-debate/

By John Nichols
Today 5:35 am



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Referring to complaints that Perdue engaged in self-serving stock trades early in the pandemic, when senators were being briefed on its potential impact and before the danger was widely understood, Ossoff said during an October 28 debate, “Perhaps Senator Perdue would have been able to respond properly to the Covid-19 pandemic if you hadn’t been fending off multiple federal investigations for insider trading. It’s not just that you’re a crook, senator. It’s that you’re attacking the health of the people that you represent. You did say Covid-19 was no deadlier than the flu. You did say there would be no significant uptick in cases. All the while, you were looking after your own assets and your own portfolio.”


Perdue was so overwhelmed by the criticism, and so ineffectual in responding to it, that a day later, his campaign announced that he would not attend a final scheduled debate with Ossoff. Instead, a Perdue aide offered this spin: “As lovely as another debate listening to Jon Ossoff lie to the people of Georgia sounds, Senator Perdue will not be participating in the WSB-TV debate but will instead join the 45th president, Donald J. Trump, for a huge Get-Out-The-Vote rally in Northwest Georgia.”

The decision to skip that last debate and tie the Trump and Perdue campaigns together for a big close did not end well. Trump narrowly lost Georgia to Democrat Joe Biden—becoming the first Republican presidential contender to lose the state since 1992. And Perdue, who had started the race as a prohibitive front-runner, fell below the 50 percent mark—barely finishing ahead of the Democrat, with 49.7 percent to 48 percent for Ossoff.

Now, Perdue is skipping another debate, and the Democratic challenger is skewering the Republican incumbent with a new line: “David Perdue isn’t just a crook—he’s a coward, too.”



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riversedge Nov 17 OP
dem4decades Nov 17 #1
Name removed Nov 17 #10
dem4decades Nov 17 #12
secondwind Nov 17 #2
marble falls Nov 17 #3
Harker Nov 17 #4
marble falls Nov 17 #5
Harker Nov 17 #6
marble falls Nov 17 #7
Harker Nov 17 #8
marble falls Nov 17 #9
Name removed Nov 17 #11
Danascot Nov 17 #13

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 08:08 AM

1. I've donated to both GA Democratic challengers and the Lincoln Project. I especially look forward

to the Lincoln Project destroying the GOP there.

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Tue Nov 17, 2020, 01:09 PM

12. GASenate.com, Stacy Abrams directed me there.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 08:22 AM

2. KnR

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 08:54 AM

3. Not afraid of Ossoff, he's afraid of the truth Ossoff is a master of making clear and undeniable...

... "It’s not just that you’re a crook, senator ... ", and the look on Purdue's face is something I will remember and chuckle over for a long time.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 10:03 AM

4. That ranked right up there with Dan Quayle

being told, "... you're no Jack Kennedy."

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Response to Harker (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 10:10 AM

5. Dan's mindless mouthings were the most effective tool used to defeat his ambitions. "Isn't there ...

... an 'e' in there?" Priceless.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 10:13 AM

6. Ceaseless imbecility.

A mind is, as he said, a terrible thing to lose.

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Response to Harker (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 10:16 AM

7. He was speaking from personal experiance.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 10:21 AM

8. Yes.

Mr. Potatoe Head.

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Response to Harker (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 10:51 AM

9. ...

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Tue Nov 17, 2020, 07:01 PM

13. Arguments made by Ossoff and Purdue don't matter

Like the presidential election I think there are few undecided voters. What matters is getting out the vote.

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