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GEORGIANS ITS TIME FOR REAL PEOPLE

VOTE FOR REV. WARNOCK AND JON OSSOFF

OR MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR MAKER


A Very Controversial State In Chaos…With a Critical Vote Coming Out…

(CNN)  President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of a rigged election loomed over a Georgia Senate debate on Sunday evening, in which Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and her Democratic opponent the Rev. Raphael Warnock sharply attacked each other ahead of a pivotal runoff election next month.

Loeffler did not explicitly say that she believes the presidential election was rigged -- as the President has falsely claimed -- when pressed during the debate, but did say "it's very clear that there were issues in this election," while Warnock criticized the Republican Senator over her rhetoric, saying that she "continues to cast doubt on an American democratic election."

During the debate, Loeffler said Trump has "every right to every legal recourse," when asked if she stands by the President's baseless narrative about the election, but then attempted to turn attention to her own Senate race.

"The President was also clear that Georgians need to come out and vote for David Perdue and myself because of what's at stake," she said, referencing Trump's campaign rally Saturday night in the state stumping for both Republicans in the runoff. 


Whats At Stake Is Trumpism And Death…  Loeffler Is Nothing But a Clone…
An intense national spotlight is focused on the race and the stakes are high since its outcome, along with the result of a second Georgia runoff in January between Perdue and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, will determine control of the Senate in the new Congress. 

If either Republican incumbent holds onto their seat, the GOP will be poised to maintain its Senate majority. But if both Democrats win, it would bring the balance of power to 50-50 in the upper chamber with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris able to step in and cast tie breaking votes. 

The Senate races, however, have been overshadowed at times by Georgia’s presidential election results, where President-elect Joe Biden turned the state blue for the first time in 28 years.  One of the dirtiest elections I have witnessed with all kinds of lies and blockages against free voting and the truth won…


SIDEBAR:   T-RUMP has blamelessly alleged voter fraud in the state and attacked statewide officials including Republicans Gov. Brian Kemp and secretary of state Brad Raffensperger.  

We¬†AGREE¬†100% with Herr President¬†T-RUMP with exception raise your right hand, fraud, fraud, thats the GOP‚Ķ he blames the democrats, wrong people‚Ķ Georgia is corrupt, all the Republican GOP‚Äôs¬†goose-steppers are¬†the crooks, liars, gerrymandering and slimeballs in that state. ¬†¬†T-RUMP uses the bully pulpit to hide the truth and shift blame to cover his¬†and their actions to the other party. ¬†This is part of his DNA ¬†‚ÄúDo Nothing¬†Again‚ÄĚ ¬† ¬†



Background…Sen. Loeffler Has Never Held Office, She Is An Appointee… Clone,

Acolyte, Sycophant, Dishonest, Rich Woman and No mind of her Own…

She co-owns the Atlanta Dream of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Brian Kemp, the Republican Governor of Georgia, appointed Loeffler to the United States Senate in December 2019 after Senator Johnny Isakson resigned for health reasons.  Born: Kelly Lynn Loeffler; November 27, 1970 …

Her claim to fame and wealth comes from marrying the head of the stock exchange, T-RUMPS Stock Exchange which he had nothing to do with, it’s all tech stocks most UN_RICH people do not own… 

Kelly Lynn Loeffler  is an American businesswoman and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Georgia since 2020. A Republican, she was previously chief executive officer (CEO) of Bakkt, a subsidiary of commodity and financial service provider Intercontinental Exchange owned by her husband, Jeffrey Sprecher. She co-owns the Atlanta Dream of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

Brian Kemp, the Republican Governor of Georgia, appointed Loeffler to the United States Senate in December 2019 after Senator Johnny Isakson resigned for health reasons. Loeffler is running in the 2020 Georgia U.S. Senate special election, which will fill the Senate seat until Georgia's regularly scheduled November 2022 election. She finished second in the November 3 election, advancing to a runoff with Democrat Raphael Warnock scheduled for January 5, 2021.

  1. Loeffler has strongly aligned herself to President¬†Donald¬†T-RUMP¬†and touted her¬†‚Äú 100 percent¬†T-RUMP¬†voting record‚Ä̬†during the campaign. ¬†( Thats¬†equivalent to the Knights Cross By The Nazis)
  2. She is linked to the 2020 Congressional insider trading scandal after selling stock in companies vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic valued at several million dollars the same day she attended a private briefing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions on the disease, before the public had been alerted to its severity. 
  3. The Senate Ethics Committee cleared her of wrongdoing in this incident. Since they are goose-steppers too.
  4. An uninformed liar‚ĶAfter¬†the November 2020 election, Loeffler and fellow senator¬†David Perdue¬†claimed without evidence that there had been¬†‚Äú¬†failures‚Ä̬†in the election.
  5. She called for the resignation of Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a fellow Republican. There was no evidence of wrongdoing in connection with the election.  Raffensperger rejected the calls for his resignation. 
  6. She is not worthy,  nor morally acceptable for this position, just another of the GOP screw-ups and she fits in the fold. 
  7. According to Politico, Loeffler repeated Trump’s baseless claims of fraud because she wanted the support of T-RUMP and his core voters in the January runoff.   She later supported a lawsuit by T-RUMP allies seeking to subvert the presidential election and overturn the election results to hand T-RUMP victory.
  8. She has accomplished nothing in the Senate except she votes what they tell her too.  A rich drone clone Trumpet…but her good looks do help.  Possibly one of the prettiest woman in the Senate …and those great looks about her which seems to register with the other old fart GOP Senators known as Mitch McConnell’s Worthless Winners.  
  9. Loeffler has unleashed an onslaught against Warnock, trying to portray her Democratic opponent and the 15-year leader of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic church in Atlanta as an anti-police Marxist who will destroy America. If you heard him speak at the funeral with the three Presidents, you know the man’s integrity easily was that of a fourth president.
  10. Warnock, in turn, has said that Loeffler wants to divide Georgia, the rich against the Blacks, 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. 
  11. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, ¬†declared¬†that she has been using her ‚Äúprivate sector experience to make sure that Georgians get back to work.‚ÄĚ But one of her private sector experiences was an episode in which her company provided a platform for highly speculative unregulated energy trading that ended up causing an Enron-like scandal and costing residents of Georgia millions of dollars.¬†
  12. Loeffler has described the work ethic she learned on her family's Illinois farm, becoming the first in her family to graduate from college and her work for the Intercontinental Exchange, the commodities and financial exchange company.
  13. Before she was appointed in late 2019 to fill a Senate vacancy, Loeffler, a prominent Republican donor, had spent 16 years working in the corporate management of Intercontinental Exchange, a Fortune 500 company that owns the New York Stock Exchange and other financial markets, as well as other businesses, including digital mortgage services. 
  14. She then married Jeffrey Sprecher, the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange and bought a co-ownership in the WNBA's Atlanta Dream. At the end of 2019, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Loeffler to fill the seat left by the retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson.   The CEO of the company, Jeffrey Sprecher, is her husband, and together they are worth $800 million. (Loeffler, who has been dogged by questions about her controversial stock trading, is the wealthiest member of Congress.) 
  15. When she left Intercontinental‚ÄĒwhich is known as ICE‚ÄĒin 2018, a¬†press release¬†noted that Loeffler had led ‚Äúall aspects of ICE‚Äôs investor relations, communications, marketing strategy, brand, digital platforms and sustainability efforts, among many other contributions.‚ÄĚ She still holds between¬†$5 million and $25 million¬†in ICE stock, according to her most recent financial disclosure.
  16. At one point while Loeffler was helping to run ICE, the firm was involved in a financial controversy that was emblematic of the unrestrained corporate wheeling-and-dealing of the 2000s that led to the economic collapse of 2008. And Georgia homeowners paid a price.
  17. To her credit, marrying well, stock exchange position, and we are smart enough to realize the Senate is the ultimate capitol insider stock trading, time to stop ignoring the corruption in our elected officials,  and the money it brings in to the other Senators are her success, the rest means little for the peoples good in Georgia.


Reporter: Loeffler‚Äôs Answer Was ¬†‚Äú The Definition Of A Dodge‚ÄĚ

During a debate¬†with Democratic challenger Rev. Raphael Warnock, Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) was asked about where her loyalties lie: with President Donald Trump or Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. CNN‚Äôs¬†Maeve Reston¬†says her answer was¬†‚Äú The definition of a dodge.‚Ä̬†¬†

CLUE:  Dodge…What does DODGE mean?  In conversation, contrivance, stratagem,  Dodge as a noun is an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade.  Most used by Politicians and other scumbags to avoid answering the truth…


Candidates Sharply Criticize Each Other…
During the debate, Loeffler and Warnock spent much of their time attacking their opponent's character.  Loeffler repeatedly referred to her Democratic opponent as a “ Radical liberal" -- seeking to portray Warnock as she has throughout the campaign so far as extremely far left.  "Listen, I believe in our free enterprise system," Warnock said during the debate after Loeffler asked if he would renounce socialism and Marxism.   

Warnock, for his part, targeted the GOP senator over stock transactions that have been a subject of intense scrutiny for their timing related to the coronavirus pandemic.   Addressing Loeffler, he said, "You dumped millions of dollars of stock in order to protect your own investments and then weeks later when there came an opportunity to give ordinary Georgians an extra $600 of relief, you said you saw no need and called it counterproductive." 

Loeffler fired back, "I've been completely exonerated. Those are lies perpetrated by the left-wing media and Democrats to distract from their radical agenda. Since I got to the Senate, I’ve worked hard to deliver relief to Georgians during this pandemic and I’m continuing to do that." 


Washington (CNN)More than $440 million has been spent on ads in the two runoff elections in Georgia that will determine control of the US Senate, according to Kantar Media's Campaign Media Analysis Group.   Earlier this week, we fact checked some of the attack ads in the race between Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democratic opponent, the Rev. Raphael Warnock. Now let's turn to the other big race. 

Republican Sen. David Perdue and his allies are depicting Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff as a radical left-winger. Ossoff and his allies are going after Perdue for his stock trades and his comments about the coronavirus pandemic.   Here's a fact check breakdown of some of the claims in ads that have run in November and December. Ossoff and the Green New Deal 


More Falsehoods … 

An ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee says “Jon Ossoff praises AOC's radical Green New Deal." Another ad from the same organization uses similar language, saying "Ossoff praised radical socialist AOC's Green New Deal." 

Facts First: This is misleading. Ossoff has long been clear that he is opposed to the Green New Deal, a sweeping progressive resolution that is focused on the environment. In September 2019, Ossoff praised one specific aspect of the proposal, saying he agrees with the fact that it connects environmental policy with infrastructure policy. But he then offered more criticism. 

The Green New Deal resolution goes beyond traditional environmentalist priorities, wrapping in ideas like "providing all people of the United States with...high-quality health care." Here’s what Ossoff told the New York Times last year: "Now on the Green New Deal, I commend Senator Edward Markey and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for linking environmental policy and infrastructure policy. 

However, do I believe that the critical path to fighting climate change requires the abolition of the private health insurance market? No, I do not. And I‚Äôll debate that all day, while still recognizing the value and honoring the political contribution of folks who maybe see it a little bit differently.‚Ä̬†


Democrats, Ossoff and Health care…
A Perdue ad warns of dire consequences if Democrats win the Georgia runoffs (which would give them control of a 50-50 Senate through the vice president's tie-breaking vote). Among other things, Perdue says such an outcome would result in "your private health insurance taken away." 

Facts First: We can't definitively fact check what will happen in the future, but Perdue's claim does not match the actual agenda of President-elect Joe Biden. Biden has been a vocal opponent of the "Medicare for All" single-payer health care proposals that would ban most private insurance and move people to a government insurance plan. Biden has instead proposed a "public option," in which people could voluntarily enroll in a government plan but could also choose to keep their private insurance. 

Ossoff also supports a public option and opposes "Medicare for All" plans. 

It's possible that, over time, a popular public option would affect private insurers' willingness to offer some plans. An anti-Ossoff ad from a Republican-aligned super PAC, the Senate Leadership Fund, makes an accusation that alludes to this legitimate concern -- saying that an Ossoff win would mean Democratic leaders could pass "a radical government-run health care scheme, jeopardizing access to private insurance and the doctor of your choice."   This claim is debatable, but it is more nuanced than Perdue’s own claim. 

Democrats, Ossoff and policing 

The Perdue ad says that Democrats winning in Georgia would result in "police defunded." 
Facts First: This claim, too, does not match the President-elect's agenda. Biden has said over and over that he opposes the concept of police defunding. (Also, it's worth noting that local governments, not the federal government, are responsible for the vast majority of police funding.) Ossoff has also opposed police defunding. Like Biden, he has instead called for policing reforms.

Perdue's comments on the pandemic 

An Ossoff ad accuses Perdue of echoing President Donald Trump in downplaying the pandemic crisis as the death toll spiked.   The ad matches Trump quotes about the pandemic with similar Perdue quotes. As the audio of the quotes plays, an animated graphic shows the number of deaths rising rapidly. 

For example, the ad plays the audio of Trump saying, "The risk to the American people remains very low." It then plays the audio of Perdue saying, "The risk of this virus still remains low." In the time it takes Perdue to say those eight words, the death counter goes from around 10,000 to around 80,000. 

Facts First: The ad's simultaneous use of the quotes and the death counter is misleading: the number of deaths shown by the counter does not come close to matching the real number at the time Trump and Perdue uttered the quotes. In addition, some of the quote snippets leave out important context. 

As FactCheck.org noted, Perdue made his comment about how the virus risk "remains low" in an interview on March 11. At the time, there were fewer than 50 reported coronavirus deaths in the US, according to Johns Hopkins University data -- not the 10,000 to 80,000 the death counter shows as that quote is heard. 

The ad doesn't explicitly link the timing of the quotes to the timing of the deaths, but it may suggest to viewers that Perdue made this remark calling the virus low-risk even after tens of thousands of Americans had died. He did not. 

It's also worth noting that, around the time of this Perdue comment, some prominent experts were saying much the same thing as he did. For example, six days prior, Dr. Anthony Fauci told reporters that "the risk in the United States as a whole is still low." 

Also, Perdue made other comments in the same March 11 interview that were more wary about the pandemic. He noted that the mortality rate for the virus was higher than that of the flu. Although he cautioned against "overreacting," he said that "we're presuming the worst and preparing for the worst." He also said that elderly people and people with respiratory illnesses should “stay away from large crowds" and sick people. 


Perdue and Stocks 

Another ad from Ossoff's campaign calls into question Perdue's stock transactions before the pandemic-related stock market crash. The ad highlights three of Perdue's moves after senators received a private January 24 coronavirus briefing from senior federal health officials. 

"That same day, David Perdue bought medical equipment stock," the ad's narrator says; the screen shows the name of DuPont de Nemours, which makes personal protective equipmentamong many other products. "Then he bought vaccine shares," the narrator continues; the screen shows the name of pharmaceutical company Pfizer. The narrator then says Perdue "dumped casino stock"; the screen shows the name of casino company Caesars Entertainment. 

Facts First: The ad is correct about Perdue's DuPont, Pfizer and Caesars stock transactions, according to Perdue's public disclosure forms. However, it's worth noting Perdue says he did not attend the January 24 briefing the ad insinuates was the impetus for these trades. Ossoff's campaign has not presented proof Perdue was there.

An Ossoff campaign spokeswoman, Miryam Lipper, responded that Perdue has not presented proof he was somewhere else during the briefing. She said Perdue "certainly hasn't earned the benefit of the doubt" given what she said is his history of deception on the subject of his stock trading. But Perdue campaign spokesman John Burke said the "burden of proof" is on the Ossoff campaign, and "they have never provided any."

Perdue's campaign reiterated its regular claim that his trades are conducted by outside financial advisers without his involvement. The New York Times, however, has reported that this was not true in one case the Ossoff ad does not discuss. In that case, the Times reported that Perdue personally directed his financial adviser to sell shares in a financial analysis firm. 

Burke said the Times report is "totally consistent with what we've said from the beginning," but he did not explain how the report is consistent with the assertion that Perdue has not been directly involved in trading.

The Times also noted that Perdue, a businessman who had been a frequent stock trader, also made February stock purchases that would seem to run counter to a suggestion that he was trading on inside information about a coming economic calamity. For example, he bought shares in Delta Air Lines, which soon plummeted in value.


Runoffs Put Georgia In The Spotlight…
On Saturday night, Trump stumped for Loeffler and Perdue at a Valdosta, Georgia, rally, but once again falsely claimed he won the state and warned without evidence that the runoffs in January could be rigged. CNN has previously reported that Republicans were concerned that T-RUMP could depress turnout among his base if he continued to rail against Georgia’s election system. 

At one point,¬†T-RUMP¬†welcomed Loeffler and Perdue to the stage for very brief remarks at the rally, but both senators were immediately interrupted with chants of ¬†‚ÄúStop the Steal‚Ä̬†and¬†‚ÄúFight for¬†T-RUMP.‚ÄĚ ¬†¬†

Lately Georgia has a lot of outspoken T-RUMP-Pets, morons who shout, slogans of three, sometimes even four words ( they don’t remember well most  flunked kindergarten) in support of the man who is killed thousands of their friends…


John ( Jon) Ossoff  - Facing A Coward Crook Is Not Easy…

Thomas Jonathan Ossoff (born February 16, 1987) is an American politician and investigative journalist.  He is the Democratic Party nominee for the 2020 U.S. Senate election in Georgia, running against Republican incumbent Senator David Perdue.   Neither candidate reached the 50% threshold on the November 3 general election, triggering a runoff election on January 5, 2021.   

  1. Ossoff was the Democratic nominee in the historically expensive 2017 special election for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, which had long been considered a Republican stronghold. 
  2. After finishing first, but without a majority in the all-party primary election, he lost the runoff with 48.2% of the vote to Republican Karen Handel’s 51.8%.
  3. Ossoff confirmed he would participate in an earlier debate the same day, but Perdue declined, according to the Atlanta Press Club.   Ossoff still appeared before the press club earlier Sunday evening, while Perdue was represented by an empty podium. 
  4. Ossoff fielded questions about his response to the COVID-19 pandemic and used the platform to call out Perdue's absence.
  5. "The reason that our country has lagged the entire world at the efficacy of our response to this virus, the reason that we are losing thousands of people per day to this virus is because of the arrogance of politicians like David Perdue," Ossoff said Sunday night. “ o arrogant that he disregarded public health expertise, and so arrogant that he's not with us here today to answer questions."


The REV WARNOCK

Raphael Gamaliel Warnock (born July 23, 1969) is an American pastor and politician. He has been the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta since 2005. 

  1. Warnock came to prominence in Georgia politics as a leader in the campaign to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. A member of the Democratic Party, he is running in the 2020 US Senate special election in Georgia for the seat now held by Kelly Loeffler
  2. Warnock is from Savannah, Georgia. He grew up in public housing as the eleventh of twelve children born to Verlene and Jonathan Warnock, both Pentecostal pastors.  His father served in the US Army during World War II, where he learned automobile mechanics and welding and subsequently opened a small car restoration business where he restored junked cars for resale.
  3. Warnock graduated from Sol C. Johnson High School  and, having wanted to follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr., attended Morehouse College, where he earned a BA in psychology.
  4.  He credits his participation in the Upward Bound program for making him college-ready, as he was able to enroll in early college courses through Savannah State University. He then earned a Master of Divinity, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy from Union Theological Seminary, a school affiliated with Columbia University.
  5. At the age of 35, Warnock was chosen in 2005 to lead Ebenezer Baptist Church, and has since taken on issues in Georgia like overhauling the criminal justice code, and expanding voter registration and Medicaid.
  6. Warnock came to prominence in Georgia politics as a leader in the campaign to expand Medicaid in the state.
  7. In March 2014, Warnock led a sit-in at the Georgia State Capitol to press state legislators to accept the expansion of Medicaid offered by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  8. He and other leaders were arrested during the protest. In 2015, Warnock considered running in the 2016 election for the United States Senate seat held by Johnny Isakson as a member of the Democratic Party.  He opted not to run.
  9. From June 2017 to January 2020, Warnock chaired the New Georgia Project, a nonpartisan organization focused on voter registration.
  10. 2020 U.S. SENATE SPECIAL ELECTION¬†‚ÄĒ¬†In January 2020, Warnock decided to run in the 2020 special election for the United States Senate seat held by¬†Kelly Loeffler, who was appointed after Isakson‚Äôs resignation.
  11. He has been endorsed by Democratic Senators Cory Booker, Sherrod Brown, Kirsten Gillibrand, Jeff Merkley, Chris Murphy, Bernie Sanders, Brian Schatz, and Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Stacey Abrams, and former presidents Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter.
  12. Several players of the Atlanta Dream, a WNBA team co-owned by Loeffler, wore shirts endorsing Warnock in response to controversial comments Loeffler made about the Black Lives Matter movement.
  13. Warnock supports expanding the Affordable Care Act and has called for the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.



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