Gov. Nathan Deal: Carter to Obama: ‘Forget What I said Before’

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From Governor Nathan Deal

Carter to Obama: ‘Forget what I said before’

Senator Jason Carter doesn’t seem quite as excited to have his longtime friend, President Obama, in town as he has in the past. The president will visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in DeKalb County tomorrow. Carter’s unusual silence on social media suggests he will not attend.
The pair have much in common. Both Obama and Carter are inexperienced state senators from Chicago who rely on Hollywood celebrities, union bosses, and New York liberal elites for fundraising.
“Carter has been an outspoken supporter of President Obama’s, whether it’s tweeting adoringly or advocating for his failed policies,” Deal for Governor spokeswoman Jen Talaber said. “In fact, Carter supports a Medicaid expansion plan more expensive than President Obama’s plan, which is where the pair differ. But since Carter decided to run for governor, he’s changed his tune. No Obama fundraisers. No excited tweets.
I’m sure the president will miss him when he arrives in Atlanta tomorrow.”

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GA GOP: The Carter Con

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From The Georgia Republican Party

Carter Con

This morning, the GAGOP launched a new website to expose Jason Carter’s blatant efforts to trick Georgia voters.

The Carter Con (www.TheCarterCon.com) uncovers Carter’s deceitful campaign tactics and reveals his undeniable desire to advance President Obama’s radical left wing agenda in Georgia.

Follow @TheCarterCon on Twitter and join the conversation by using the hashtag #TheCarterCon. (more…)

Sen. Johnny Isakson: Celebrates “Constitution Day” On Wednesday

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From Senator Johnny Isakson

Isakson Celebrates “Constitution Day” On Wednesday

Releases PSA to Encourage Educating Students on Nation’s Founding

In advance of the “Constitution Day” observance on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., is encouraging teachers and students in Georgia to celebrate by learning more about the role of the U.S. Constitution in the founding of our nation and in the federal government today.

“In honor of Constitution Day on September 17th, I encourage Georgians to read, study and learn the contents of the United States Constitution,” said Isakson. “I call on our educators, elected officials, community leaders and parents to educate our youth about the foundations of our great country and how the principles of the Constitution play out in our daily lives as Americans.”

Isakson has used the opportunity to highlight the importance of the Constitution through various means (more…)

David Perdue: Receives Former President George H.W. Bush Endorsement

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From David Perdue U.S. Senate

Perdue Receives Former President George H.W. Bush Endorsement

Bush Perdue

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, David Perdue, has received the endorsement of former President George H.W. Bush. The announcement came after Perdue personally visited with President Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush over the weekend.

David Perdue said, “President George H.W. Bush is a steadfast leader for the conservative values that are needed to move Georgia and our country forward. I am truly humbled and honored to have his confidence and support in this critical election. President Bush understands the urgency to getting our country back on track, and I remain committed to being a problem solver in Washington.”

President Bush said, “I am proud to endorse David Perdue in this critically important Senate race because I am genuinely worried about the direction in which our beloved country is heading – and I understand many Georgians share this deep concern. (more…)

SOS Brian Kemp: Reminds Georgians of Sample Ballots Now Available on My Voter Page (MVP) and the “Ga Votes” Mobile App Georgia voters across the state now have access to their specific sample ballot for t

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From Secretary of State Brian Kemp

Kemp app

Secretary of State Kemp Reminds Georgians of Sample Ballots Now Available on My Voter Page (MVP) and the “Ga Votes” Mobile App

Georgia voters across the state now have access to their specific sample ballot for the November 4th General Election.  You can access this information online athttp://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

Using the MVP feature on the “GA Votes” app, Georgia voters can view their specific sample ballot, find their polling locations, check voter registration status and track the status of their absentee ballot. All of this information is available on mobile devices on Apple and Android platforms.  To find the app search for “GA Votes” in the Apple app store or the Google Play store.  The “GA Votes” app also allows Georgians to register to vote. (more…)

Michelle Nunn Campaign: Tied To Voter Registration Fraud Investigation

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From David Perdue U.S. Senate 

 

Michelle Nunn Campaign Tied To Voter Registration Fraud Investigation

Using 501(c)(3) Organization For Partisan Politics

While Michelle Nunn’s campaign claims they have no role in the current voter registration fraud, it is clear from their own campaign plan that Michelle Nunn is directly tied to the potentially illegal activities under investigation.

As Michelle Nunn’s campaign plan indicates, she is relying on a 501(c)(3) organization, of which the New Georgia Project is a component, for voter registration efforts to “enlarge the electorate” by any means necessary:

Nunn Team

Earlier this year, Michelle Nunn’s “kitchen cabinet” advisor Stacey Abrams launched an organization with the goal of registering 800,000 voters. As part of a 501(c)(3), the New Georgia Project doesn’t disclose its donors and it’s not registered with the state of Georgia. However, it cannot participate in partisan activities. Still, that hasn’t stopped Michelle Nunn’s closest allies from doing so.

Using this secret money, Abrams has worked to help get Michelle Nunn elected. (more…)

Gov. Nathan Deal: All Georgia Counties Named Camera Ready

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From Governor Nathan Deal

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Deal: All Georgia counties named Camera Ready 

Economic impact of the film and television industry hits $5.1 billion, Governor says

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), today announced that all 159 Georgia counties have been designated Camera Ready. The state’s Camera Ready Community Program is the first of its kind in the nation, making Georgia the leader in offering a community-based production assistance program.

“Not only does this industry employ more than 77,900 Georgians, but it creates a sustainable environment with new infrastructure, more business opportunities for existing Georgia businesses and new educational programs through our universities and technical colleges,” said Deal. “I congratulate every community in Georgia for taking part in this statewide program and making our state a more attractive place for film and television production.”

The state’s Camera Ready Community Program was established in 2010 to help develop and sustain the burgeoning film and television industry by offering production companies access to local resources and information. (more…)

Rep. Austin Scott: Holds 2014 Military Service Academy Day at Moody Air Force Base

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From Congressman Austin Scott

Congressman Austin Scott Holds 2014 Military Service Academy Day at Moody Air Force Base

Featured representatives from the offices of Sen. Chambliss, Sen. Isakson, and Rep. Kingston, University of North Georgia, and all five service academies

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U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today held the 2014 Military Service Academy Day at Moody Air Force Base. The event provided Eighth Congressional District high school students, parents, and counselors the opportunity to learn about and speak with representatives from the five United States Military Academies and University of North Georgia Cadet Admissions.

“It was inspiring to see so many talented, young Georgians today who want to serve our country by joining the armed forces,” said Congressman Scott.  “Their attendance is a testament to their strength of character.  Our future leaders are among this dedicated group that will surely lead our country to a brighter future.  I wish all applicants the best of luck as they pursue their goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving in our military.”

Academy representatives from each military service academy, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, were present (more…)

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for September 15, 2014

On September 15, 1831, Dr. Samuel Worcester and Dr. Elizur Butler – missionaries – were tried in a Lawrenceville courtroom for living as white people among the Cherokee and refusing to take an oath of loyalty to Georgia, convicted and sentenced to hard labor. Some historians refer to this case, which went as high as the United States Supreme Court on appeal, as the beginning of the events that led to the forced removal of the Cherokee people from Georgia on the “Trail of Tears.”

HMS Beagle, carrying Charles Darwin, arrived at the Gallapagos Islands on September 15, 1835.

On September 15, 1904, Wilbur Wright made the first in-flight turn in an airplane.

Early on the morning of September 15, 1963, a bomb exploded in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls.

On September 15, 1996, the Texas Rangers retired #34 in honor of the most dominant pitcher in professional baseball history, Nolan Ryan.

My apologies that we will not be bringing you the normally-scheduled programming this morning. We are on the road attending to a family medical emergency and will return to our normal programming tomorrow, Tuesday, September 16th.

Polls, what are they good for?

A number of new polls were released late last week, and we’re working on making sense of them. Here’s the analogy I would use for now. Say you hired five different carpenters to measure the size of your front door and they came up with different figures? A more apt analogy would be if you asked five different mechanics to measure the front door of your car as it was moving along the road.

A public opinion survey, or poll, is nothing more than an attempt to measure a complex system. It involves making estimates of what certain parameters, like African-American turnout, or regional variations between Metro Atlanta and South Georgia, as well as actually phoning a bunch of people who may or may not vote and asking them a series of questions.

The biggest problem with polls is that they attempt to present a single set of numbers to describe how the election is shaping up today, and people then try to draw conclusions about what will happen weeks from now on that basis.

WSB-TV’s Lori Geary presents several sets of numbers and discusses some of the issues that go into the election.

Channel 2 Polling

 

Ultimately, a poll, especially weeks out, is more like your child’s progress report than a final grade or a prediction of what will happen in the future. We’re looking for trends and the direction the poll is going, more than a single answer to the question, “who will win?”

So from the polls, I’d say it’s a very close race that will be decided in the final weeks as the real money and effort comes online. Beat that for making a prediction that sounds like it has substance but which provides no actual information.

Here’s what I usually look at in terms of public polling – the RealClearPolitics average is one of several similar models I track.

RCP Governor

RCP Senate

It’s the equivalent of taking the five carpenters’ measurements and averaging them. Generally speaking it’s a better measure than any single poll is likely to be.

I’m going to end on that note, as we have to go visit at the hospital again, but in closing I’ll say this: it is clear that the organizations that are polling the race have started to watch the local pollsters for information and predictions on African-American turnout. There’s one local pollster who has gone off the rails and should be disregarded. But if it weren’t for GaPundit raising the issue of what percentage African-American turnout will compose in November, none of the news organizations would be talking about it and the outside-Georgia pollsters would still be ignoring the question.

 

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for September 15, 2014

41648

Number 41648 is a friendly, male Lab mix who is available for adoption from Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

41810

41810 is a young, male mixed breed described as a friendly Lab mix, but I think he might be part flat-coated retriever or border collie; he is available for adoption from Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

41835

41825 is a friendly adult male Pomeranian mix or generic fluffy little dude; he is available for adoption from Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

41815

41815 is a medium-size Lab mix who is friendly and calm and is available for adoption from Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.