Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, against the advice of the State GOP establishment, has decided to nominate a successful conservative businesswoman Kelly Loeffler, to fill the soon to be vacated Senate seat of the retiring Johnny Isakson.
The Republican party is going nuts over his decision because it’s his, not theirs.
Who is she and why did Kemp choose her over the party’s objection? Gov. Kemp say’s she’s conservative and I trust his judgement; I voted for him.
These local races are key⏤they are important to national politics and the realignment of the classic Republican party that is firmly stuck in America’s burden, the Tar Baby that is the Deep State, effectively designed for purposeful mediocrity and or money.
The States Republican Party insists Georgia’s 9th Dist. Rep. Doug Collins, the now publicly voracious pro-Trump bulldog chewing on the pant legs of the Democrat dufus Jerry Nadler, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is more worthy of filling Johnny’s seat. Why Doug Collins? Because he’s noisy? He’s doing fine where he’s at and I’m not at all sanguine that his selection would be all that good for Georgians. Georgia’s two political parties are themselves, only state size versions of the deep state designed to keep outsiders from fouling their business nest. Doug Collin’s quick rise in the House GOP leadership suggests his potential deep state credentials. I’m just wondering out loud! I like Paul Broun as a logical choice for Senator.
I reside in the 9th Dist. and Collin’s is my Rep. I voted for Doug when he first ran and I contributed to his campaign. But, in his first year he appeared to be moving subtly to the political center supporting the national party’s moderate position in most things. Paul Ryan was the House Speaker then. Since Trump, Collin’s conservative voting record agreeably hovers in the 97% in support of Trump, so apparently he’s got his groove back. Having said that he is exactly where he needs to be and where we need him, as Georgia’s 9th District Congressman, not a Senator. He can challenge for that job later if he wants it bad enough.
I also understand the only way a motivated Congressman can move up in the ranks of party leadership is by donning the cloak of invisibility, toe the party line and allow one’s principles to be suborned to the dark side.
But, having said that we are realizing…
The Republican party is no longer the party of Constitutional Conservatism but have become instead, an elected group of privileged elites whose primary mission now appears is to protect the status quo or, the Deep State.
I admit to being puzzled by Rep. Collin’s rising star as an outspoken supporter of President Trump, but that doesn’t qualify him to be our senator. I remain very skeptical.
Our soon to be ‘senior’ Senator David Perdue never held public office before he ran to replace the retired Saxby Chambliss. But, he was a successful businessman, spoke to the electorate in humble phrases, won the job and has not failed to satisfy. That he’s pro-Trump is an added blessing. Successful folks like Perdue and hopefully, Kelly Loeffler are exactly what government needs. They are both successful business leaders and Loeffler, like Perdue, does not carry the baggage of having been a money grubbing politician and that can’t be bad.
Kelly Loeffler apparently stands high in the Governors estimation and I can’t see a single reason why she should not have a shot at helping David Perdue and President Trump. Their primary objective is to drain the swamp. In arriving at this assessment, I realize I break with the opinion of Sean Hannity and saddle up with Eric Erickson. But, neither have I especially been a camp follower of either. That’s why I write my own opinions in these essays. Let’s support Gov. Kemp!
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!
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