Soundbites

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Jason Carter: I'm not ruling out a second gubernatorial bid

Posted By on Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM

State Sen. Jason Carter, D-Atlanta
“I’m not ruling it out. And I’ll certainly commit to having a role in this debate that we’ve started, and the future of politics in this state. And whether that puts me on the ballot again is a question that has to be answered later. I’m not going anywhere.”

Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter, who earlier this month lost to Gov. Nathan Deal, speaks for the first time since Election Night about whether he plans to run for governor again. (via the AJC)

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Congressman Hank Johnson: Obama's immigration executive order will someday be seen 'like the Emancipation Proclamation'

Posted By on Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 11:30 AM

"They’re protecting an economic order that makes its living off of cheap labor, just like slavery. You entice people from across the border to come here and you pay them sub-wages and you keep them in an underground economy and you refuse to let them out. Those people work hard. They have played by the rules. They have built this country.

One day there will be movies written about this episode in American history. There will be a president who issues an executive order like the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed 3 to 4 million slaves with the signing of a pen. There will be some bold leaders in the Congress trying to move those who try to cling to the status quo.

In the end of the movie Congress will — there will be some bold action in Congress by congressional leaders to force the others to do what is right. And it may take a little bit more time, but I’m proud to stand here with those who have been fighting for a long time and those who have the strength to continue to fight until we get this done."

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, compares President Barack Obama's forthcoming immigration executive order, which reportedly could protect as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, to the Emancipation Proclamation. (via the AJC)

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mitt Romney: The outsourcing attacks against David Perdue are 'baloney'

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 2:39 PM

“Sometimes the Democratic foes recognize that they’re not succeeding on the issues and their track record isn’t so good, [so they] try to make a campaign about demonizing whoever the Republican is and try to take every discussion away from the issues and try to make it an attack.

I think the people of Georgia have shown time and again they don’t fall for that baloney. They instead look at the issues. They recognize the character of the person, that kind of record. Twenty thousand jobs [created at Dollar General]. I mean that’s pretty darn impressive.”

Former U.S. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney defends Republican U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue's track record of outsourcing jobs during his four-decade business career. Democratic opponents have likened Perdue to "Mitt Romney Lite” throughout the race to fill retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss' seat. (via the AJC)

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Deal on swing voters: 'If you see somebody turning purple, there’s something wrong with them. They are being starved from the truth.'

Posted By on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 1:15 PM

“If you see somebody turning purple, there’s something wrong with them. They are being starved from the truth.”

Gov. Nathan Deal warns 75 people at a campaign stop in Dahlonega, Ga., an area expected to heavily support Republicans on Election Day, that swing voters could turn Georgia into a purple state. At the same event, he said Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter, grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, would use the Governor's Mansion if elected as a "springboard for higher office." (via the AJC)

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Perdue jokes about signing a young female supporter's torso insulin pump: "No pictures on this!" (Update)

Posted By on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM

"No pictures on this!"

Republican U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue happily obliges in a female supporter's request for an autograph on her torso at a Jonesboro campaign rally on Thursday. His campaign staffers, following the candidate's joke, attempted to block a Democratic tracker from filming the signing. (via Buzzfeed)

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UPDATE, 4:54 p.m.: Oops! The Democrat's tracker apparently missed the fact that Perdue was signing an insulin pump, not a torso. They've since apologized and taken down the video. We've included the Perdue campaign's statement and embedded their video below.

“David was asked to sign an individual’s diabetic pump to help raise awareness for juvenile diabetes. This was a Georgia family who shared their personal story of their struggle with ObamaCare and the rising health care costs associated with their daughter’s treatment which is not being covered by their insurance.”

Weird, huh? It gets worse. The Perdue campaign provided the AJC with photo evidence of the signed insulin pump.

The girl's family also chimed into with its own statement:

“This video is extremely disrespectful to our family and our young daughter’s privacy. We were shocked when we discovered this being taken out of context because our daughter requested to have her diabetic pump signed.

“This is something she has done with multiple other prominent figures and will continue to do in raising awareness for juvenile diabetes. We were surrounded by friends and family who understood our daughter’s desire for privacy. We hope that the media and others will respect our wishes and make this go away for our daughter and our family.”

It'll be interesting to see how this thing plays out at the Atlanta Press Club debate on Sunday night.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal on running against Carter: 'It is hard to debate against a ghost. He has no substance.'

Posted By on Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:14 AM

"It is hard to debate against a ghost. He has no substance. He’s been in the state Senate for as long as I’ve been the governor. And he has never been a leader on anything. When I say that he’s never passed a piece of legislation and he responds by saying you’ve signed a bunch of bills with my name on it — yeah. He’s a back bencher. He’s somebody who is a ‘Me, too’ guy. Let someone else be the lead sponsor of legislation. Let them do the hard work. And then I’ll come along and put my name on the bill, too."

Gov. Nathan Deal vents a little bit about why it's hard to run against Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter, a two-year state senator from Atlanta, given what he says is a lack of leadership from his opponent. (via the AJC)

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Congressional candidate: Now, about Nazi Germany and public education

Posted By on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 2:39 PM

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  • Atlanta Press Club

"Obviously, if we have government — which is what the public school is — if we have government indoctrinating what students are learning, then we have a problem... This took place in Germany, friends. I’m not trying to say we are necessarily headed in that direction, but it is undeniable that one of the first things Hitler did was to grab, so to speak, the minds of the youth.”

- Jody Hice, the Republican nominee running to succeed Paul Broun in Georgia's 10th congressional district, warning listeners of his radio show in 2011 about the dangers of public education.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Congressional candidate Jody Hice: 'Government has a responsibility to encourage religious belief'

Posted By on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 4:54 PM

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  • Atlanta Press Club
“You remove God and you remove religion and you remove the state from encouraging religious belief and you get more secularism, you get more problems, you get more crime, you get all, whatever, fill in the blank out there. And, end result, you get bigger government, which is just the opposite of the limited government system that our constitution guarantees us. Religion is an enormous part of the whole thing. Government has a responsibility at least to some extent to encourage religious belief because that is, as I said, the foundation upon which limited government can exist.”

Republican congressional candidate Jody Hice, a conservative talk-show host running for Athens U.S. Rep. Paul Broun's seat, says he agrees with recent remarks made by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's concerns about the separation between church and state. (via the Jody Hice show)

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hunt on Deal's Ebola response: 'How can we have such an idiot running our state?'

Posted By on Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Thats Dr. Hunt to you!
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  • "That's Dr. Hunt to you!"
“How can we have such an idiot running our state? ... [Gov. Nathan Deal] is not intelligent enough to make statements in this area. He doesn’t have the background or sense to make statements in this area. People who aren’t able to speak properly or get proper advice should just not say anything.”

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hunt slams the governor over his recent remarks that "water kills the Ebola virus." In response, Deal spokesman Brian Robinson said Hunt's comments "draw a sharp contrast with the thoughtful, respectful leadership that Gov. Deal brings to the office." (via the AJC)

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

U.S. Rep. David Scott: 'We have to ban those flights' from African nations fighting Ebola outbreak

Posted By on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 10:45 AM

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  • U.S. House of Representatives
“I have a difference on this with my president. I can’t for the life of me understand why we don’t have a ban on flights to that part of Africa. You’ve got an example already of someone who came into this country with the virus. How many more? That has to stop. We don’t need to ban the flights permanently, just until we get our arms around the situation.

We have to ban those flights. There’s no question about it. We’ve got to protect the American people from this disease. It’s not here — or it was not here — and the president said a week or two ago ‘We don’t know of any case’ where it would be here. And now it’s here, and it’s already killed somebody.”

Congressman David Scott, D-Atlanta, breaks away from President Barack Obama and says the U.S. should ban flights from African nations currently facing an Ebola outbreak. Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Alpharetta, referred to any kind of travel ban as "naive and not helpful." (via the Marietta Daily-Journal)

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