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Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Games Democrats Must Play

Now that Louisiana Senate Democrat Mary Landrieu’s deceptive video ad has been widely panned, it is worth noting that her efforts, though somewhat unique, are something that Democrats across the U.S. are probably going to mimic often this election cycle. (Is anyone really surprised that today’s liberals would resort to make-believe to sell themselves?) An excellent case in point is the Senate race in Georgia to replace Saxby Chambliss.

While a crowded GOP field battles it out, democrat Michelle Nunn is raising money and liberal hopes when it comes to the Democrats being able to hold on to majority power in the U.S. Senate. Nunn’s campaign raised well over $2 million in the first quarter of 2014. This is more than double the highest reporting GOP candidate, Jack Kingston.

In the solidly red state of Georgia, Nunn is going to great lengths to separate herself, not only from Obama, but from liberalism in general. Her first TV ad doesn’t even mention her party and is purposefully vague on the issues. Instead, she mentions President George H.W. Bush and touts her “optimism.” No doubt this will continue after her GOP opponent is determined. To me, this begs the question: how in the world can anyone be fooled? Are the low-information voters really that na├»ve?

As Byron York noted about Landrieu—and as Republicans love to point out—over 95% of her votes in the Senate have been with Obama. This is the case with almost every Senate Democrat. As Roll Call reveals, “Every vulnerable Senate Democrat up for re-election in 2014 voted with President Barack Obama at least 90 percent of the time in 2013.” The Senate Democrats who are deemed “not vulnerable” vote with Obama even more frequently.

Thus there is absolutely no reason to believe that Nunn, or any other Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, would do anything other than tow the liberal line as (currently) drawn by Obama. Everything from Obamacare, to a radical energy policy that is predicated upon one of the greatest myths ever perpetuated upon mankind, to a redefinition of the institution upon which all cultures rest, Nunn would no doubt fall in line with the rest of her party.

In addition, Nunn will be beholden to a Democratic Party Platform that is filled with “intrinsic evils,” and devoid of any mention of God. She also belongs to the political party that boos the very mention of God. Along with supporting abortion at every phase “regardless of the ability to pay,” Democrats call for laws that guarantee that “women have access to contraception in their health insurance plan,” which, of course, we now see playing out before our eyes.

To top it all off, just like Landrieu and the rest of her liberal colleagues, Nunn would vote for Harry Reid to lead the Senate. To win the race in Georgia and help the GOP to take the Senate, along with properly handling any “gotcha questions” sure to come their way, all that any GOP candidate worth his or her weight in ballots needs to do is properly educate the electorate in these realities.

(See this column on American Thinker.)

Copyright 2014, Trevor Grant Thomas
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
Trevor and his wife Michelle are the authors of: Debt Free Living in a Debt Filled World
tthomas@trevorgrantthomas.com

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