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Liz Carter (Ga-4) at Candidate Forum

You might recall back in May I took a trip to Ga-4 to cover the republican primary race as Liz Carter faced 3 other opponents and won the Republican nomination outright to face Hank Johnson in the general election.

In a district that with a black majority, who went for president Obama with one of the largest margins in the nation and that was represented by Cynthia McKinney the election of a white republican woman would be considered impossible, but Liz has fought hard and not conceded a single vote.

On her blog today she shows the FCC report for the campaign and there is a perfect illustration of the difference between republicans and democrats therein.

More democratic Deficit spending

Johnson is a well liked sitting congressman in a majority black district. Liz Carter is a republican who is fighting the good fight in a district as blue as the state of Massachusetts, yet not only has she out-raised Congressman Johnson during the October home stretch but Her campaign is running a $6500 surplus while Congressman Johnson is running a deficit of over $24,000.

Tell me who would you rather have managing your tax dollars?

A friend sent me a link to this appearance of Liz Carter in Ga-4 yesterday:

The story about liberals thinking the “tea party is evil” thing is almost a far left mantra. I encountered that briefly while in her district and once in a while you will see what she describes break out as real in your face anger.

I am surprised as the Johnson quote, when time permits I’ll have to follow-up on that with her and him.

Today in This Post I wrote about the president Atlanta trip and democrats running away from him.

This morning I got the following e-mail from Republican Liz Carter’s campaign:

Carter Commends President Obama for Addressing Wounded Veterans
President Obama First President to Address
Organization Since 1996

(Atlanta) – The Annual Disabled American Veterans National Convention is being held in Atlanta July 31 – Aug 3. The organization, now in its 90th year of service representing America’s disabled veterans, will host President Obama on Monday, August 2nd.

“I applaud President Obama for coming to speak to this organization that does so much good on behalf of our disabled vets and their families,” stated Carter, the Republican nominee for Georgia’s 4th district House of Representatives. “Our wounded warriors are very deserving of our appreciation and gratitude.”

Carter, whose father was a WWII veteran, sits on the advisory board of Operation Homefront and is a member of the Women’s VFW Auxiliary. “Our veterans have made enormous sacrifices and our troops continue to do so around the world. I’m pleased that the President is attending the convention to honor their service.”

Carter also expressed her hope that, “…this visit will help remind those in Congress of the importance of addressing the needs of our veterans and treating our military with the utmost respect.”

While in Georgia, President Obama will also be fundraising for the Democrat National Committee. When asked about the president’s fundraising appearance Carter commented, “I’m sure President Obama is very aware of how vulnerable certain Georgia seats are in this November’s election.”

About Liz Carter, Republican Nominee GA-4 US House of Representatives
Liz Carter (http://lizcarterforcongress.com) is not waiting until she’s elected to serve the people of Georgia District 4, she is fighting for her constituents daily. As the owner of a small business consulting firm, Liz has put her career on the back burner in order to meet with her fellow citizens and understand the needs and challenges of her community. Among Liz’s many professional accomplishments is the successful management of a multi-million dollar business unit and a track record of increasing revenues and effective cost cutting – all skills that will be employed to the benefit of her District once she is elected. Liz is focused on sustainable job growth in the private sector, strong national security, and improving education.

About DAV
The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans, a non-profit organization founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932, represents this nation’s wartime disabled veterans. It is dedicated to a single purpose: building better lives for our nation’s disabled veterans and their families. For more information, visit the organization’s Web site http://www.dav.org.

How bad are things for this President? He has to rely on republican candidates for congress to give him credit when credit is due.

Memeorandum thread on the President’s remarks here.

Two dodges

Posted: August 2, 2010 by datechguy in elections, opinion/news
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This is the story of two attempts to dodge trouble. Both are based on fear but one is informed and one is not.

firstly The RNC as CNN and memeorandum report with glee:

The Republican National Committee has cancelled a fundraiser with conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, who is under fire for promoting an edited video that falsely portrays former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod as having boasted about discriminating against a white farmer looking for her assistance.

Again we see the difference between the word “edited” implying the words were not said, and “excerpted” indicating context or lack thereof.

The RNC forgets that the Tea Party movement and voter anger is driving the Republican numbers, their fear of the MSM is not going to help here. If we had taken the RNC’s way we would not be heading to the majority in under 100 days. Brietbart is Sherman or Sheridan and the RNC is McClellan. It is a small thing but its a mistake.

Watch this thread fill up from blogs on the left.

The second dodge is more significant:

The president is heading to Atlanta today. I was in that neck of the woods a few months ago. It is supposed to be a place where the president is popular. For example the 4th District where Liz Carter is facing Hank Johnson, the president polled incredible numbers in 2008. So naturally democrats will welcome him with open arms…or not:

President Obama makes his first Atlanta appearance since his inauguration.

The President will fly into town Monday morning.

If you think this will be a time for Democrats running for office to rally around the chief executive- -you probably haven’t been following the campaigns this summer.

The headline Democrats Scatter Monday as Obama comes to town.

There is no memeorandum thread that I see.

Now I suspect that this is a story that will be repeated all over the nation, like the Breitbart dodge it is out of fear, unlike the Breitbart dodge it is an informed fear. We all remember how much the presidential trip on January 17th helped Senator Martha Coakley win her seat in congress don’t we?

Liz Carter is a great candidate and a hard worker but almost as important to her efforts to win that seat has been president Obama’s efforts to transform America into a land where the middle class is dying.

This will be a fun election season for conservatives.

Oh and watch the media play up the first and ignore the 2nd.

Update: Rush covered the Atlanta story in his first segment. Will it make the memeorandum cut now?