Video: Jim Martin Fact #20

posted at 7:54 am on November 12, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

In less than three weeks, Georgia voters will head back to the polls for a run-off election to determine whether they send Saxby Chambliss back to the Senate, or give Harry Reid another Democrat to fight filibusters.  The NRSC apparently will have a Jim Martin Fact of the Day web ad for each day until then:

They have a new micro-site, Jim Martin Facts, which the NRSC plans to use to flesh out the remaining race in the national elections. This ad focuses on a massive increase in the Georgia state sales tax, which Martin backed, and which cost Peach State voters almost $700 million dollars a year. On yesterday’s show, John Randall told me that they have much more on Martin showing him as out of step with mainstream voters in Georgia, and that they will pursue this race vigorously.

We’ll keep our eyes on it. If you’re not in Minnesota, where Norm Coleman could use some help with recount expenses, consider donating to Chambliss’ run-off efforts. It may be the last opportunity that Republicans have to provide a firewall in the Senate against the excesses of Democratic governance in the next two years.


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Fact:

South Carolina peaches are better than Georgia peaches.

CFL on November 12, 2008 at 8:00 AM

We need to be as far away from 60 as possible.

Snowe and Collins are not going to help with the “firewall” on some important issues.

Although McCain won here in GA, conservatives have to get to the polls on Dec. 2nd. Granted, Saxby upset some of us with the Gang of 10 20, but the alternative is not acceptable. However, he scores an A on illegal immigration issues according to NumbersUSA, which is a major issue here in the Peach State.

HarryBalzac on November 12, 2008 at 8:01 AM

Did I say “issue”? I meant problem.

HarryBalzac on November 12, 2008 at 8:01 AM

Fact:
South Carolina peaches are better than Georgia peaches.
CFL on November 12, 2008 at 8:00 AM

And South Carolina grows more of them, too!! Have you seen the water tower in Gaffney, SC that looks like a huge peach butt?? It’s a show stopper!

gracie on November 12, 2008 at 8:06 AM

Gawd,a Liberal majority,now thats a freaggin nightmare!

And that alone should send Republican’s back to the polls
to straighten this out!

canopfor on November 12, 2008 at 8:10 AM

Fact:

South Carolina peaches are better than Georgia peaches.

CFL on November 12, 2008 at 8:00 AM

It depends on the type of peaches you are referring to. The peaches walking around UGA are world class quality.

David in ATL on November 12, 2008 at 8:18 AM

I just do not understand folks in MN, I mean sending this clown Frankin to DC as a SENATOR? Geez, no exp required… Just need a foulmouth, bad jokes, FAR FAR LEFT views. Is MN that far gone? How can folks do this to America? Being from TX we just do not understand people in the North…

Mark Garnett on November 12, 2008 at 8:20 AM

Great, now they have a website attacking the opponent, we found out this wasn’t effective.
counter ad:

Complaining about the other guy—typical when you don’t have any ideas. The Republicans tried this with the presidential election and it didn’t work…and it won’t work in Georgia. Georgia voters know you don’t lead by pointing fingers…you lead by pointing the way.
Vote for Jim Martin, leading with ideas

How about if he has some ideas to help, and not denigrate…this is a trap.

right2bright on November 12, 2008 at 8:31 AM

Martin will win. He won’t get more votes, but he will win, a la Franken. The ads running here are basically saying ‘if you don’t vote for Martin you are a racist for not supporting Obama’. And on election day we will see the same pattern as in all election:
1. count rural votes first; republican gets huge lead
2. do the math on how many Clayton/Dekalb/Fulton votes are needed
3. Manufacture said votes
4. Martin wins 50.1 to 49.9

Just like it happened in MN. Just like it happened in VA in 2006.

angryed on November 12, 2008 at 8:33 AM

Can I rent a house there, claim residency and then vote in that state’s elections? Seems like I heard about somebody doing that for Oabama here in Ohio, so turnabout’s fair play right?

Woody on November 12, 2008 at 8:38 AM

Martin will win. He won’t get more votes, but he will win, a la Franken. The ads running here are basically saying ‘if you don’t vote for Martin you are a racist for not supporting Obama’. And on election day we will see the same pattern as in all election:
1. count rural votes first; republican gets huge lead
2. do the math on how many Clayton/Dekalb/Fulton votes are needed
3. Manufacture said votes
4. Martin wins 50.1 to 49.9

Just like it happened in MN. Just like it happened in VA in 2006.

angryed on November 12, 2008 at 8:33 AM

The state’s entire legislature leadership is repub/conservatives…..we run the machine and will not allow the crap that happens in libtarded states to happen here.

David in ATL on November 12, 2008 at 8:42 AM

The state’s entire legislature leadership is repub/conservatives…..we run the machine and will not allow the crap that happens in libtarded states to happen here.

David in ATL on November 12, 2008 at 8:42 AM

Uhm, it happened already. Don’t you find it a little odd how Saxby had a huge lead on Tuesday night. And then by the greatest stroke of luck, Dekalb was counted last and he was JUST under 50%. Why is Cobb or Gwinnett never counted last? Or Cherokee or Forsyth?

Maybe the state is run by Reps, but I think it is against the law to be a Republican in Dekalb.

angryed on November 12, 2008 at 8:53 AM

And then by the greatest stroke of luck, Dekalb was counted last and he was JUST under 50%. Why is Cobb or Gwinnett never counted last? Or Cherokee or Forsyth?

As a DeKalb County resident, I won’t say there’s no possibility of shenanigans. On the other hand, part of the problem in this county is we have WAY too few polling places. I got the warning letter early in October saying “We expect very long lines; please consider voting early.” So that’s what I did; I went to the South DeKalb Senior Citizens Center a week before the election. I STILL had to wait; it took about an hour and a half. I was lucky; my boss went to the government center on Memorial Drive at the Perimeter and she waited over two hours.

radjah shelduck on November 12, 2008 at 8:58 AM

Peaches are not native to Georgia. Imported from South Carolina.

The Opinionator on November 12, 2008 at 9:06 AM

Why should I vote for Saxby? He voted for the Bail-out and voted for every spending increase by Bush? Please tell me what the difference would be with Martin vs Chambliss as our Senator? Both are socialist!

luckybogey on November 12, 2008 at 9:10 AM

Uhm, it happened already. Don’t you find it a little odd how Saxby had a huge lead on Tuesday night. And then by the greatest stroke of luck, Dekalb was counted last and he was JUST under 50%. Why is Cobb or Gwinnett never counted last? Or Cherokee or Forsyth?

Maybe the state is run by Reps, but I think it is against the law to be a Republican in Dekalb.

angryed on November 12, 2008 at 8:53 AM

Those counties are always last to report…..and yes, I do question their activities. I just don’t think the turnout will be great enough in those moonbat colonies to sway the result.

Saxby better do everything to turn out his supporters. I think Martin was helped with the huge BO turnout and I doubt those tools will show up at the special election. I hope I am right.

David in ATL on November 12, 2008 at 9:19 AM

Fact:

South Carolina peaches are better than Georgia peaches.

CFL on November 12, 2008 at 8:00 AM

Fact: UGA (even in an off year) routinely whomps up on the Gamecocks despite Spurrier’s best efforts.

mugged on November 12, 2008 at 9:31 AM

Seriously, though, I’ll be working the phones the night before the runoff to ensure that every Republican voter I know remembers to go to the poll. Y’all don’t forget to spare Saxby some change, too.

mugged on November 12, 2008 at 9:35 AM

The state’s entire legislature leadership is repub/conservatives…..we run the machine and will not allow the crap that happens in libtarded states to happen here.

Fulton already had problems from Nov. 4 & it took almost a week to certify the results because of all the ‘issues’. Voting irregularities are a lot like terrorism, it always seems to come from the same source (liberal/Dem voting precincts/counties for voting, muslim extremists for the terrorism). Seriously, when was the last time we had voting issues from a red county?

rjwest21 on November 12, 2008 at 9:37 AM

Saxby is bringing John McCain to Georgia (Cobb County) on Thursday. Somehow I can’t see that as being a plus at this point for his campaign. Let’s hope that McCain can manage to muster a little more consistent enthusiasm for Chambliss than he has shown in recent weeks for other issues.

I look more forward to seeing Mike Huckabee as he tours the state for Saxby. An invitation has also been issued to Sarah to make a campaign appearance as she attends the Govenor’s conference on Wednesday in Miami.

Out with the old and in with the new for the best results.

Early voting for the runoff begins here on Monday.

(Signed a UGA “Peachy” alumni)

SassyDarlin on November 12, 2008 at 10:22 AM

Man. that last bit with him pumping his Obama sign was killer. What a twinkie.

thegreatbeast on November 12, 2008 at 12:16 PM

SassyDarlin on November 12, 2008 at 10:22 AM

You really think Huckabee is going to help? Maybe if they keep him out in the rural areas. In Metro Atlanta he’s a hindrance. McCain carried Georgia and if he brings the enthusiasm he had in the last week of his campaign, he’ll be an asset. I am planning to attend the rally at the Galleria on Thursday.

doppelganglander on November 12, 2008 at 2:58 PM