Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Behind the Ad: Hey Rep. Phil Gingrey, don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out

By Richard K. Barry

Who: The Rep. Phil Gingrey campaign for the U.S. Senate

Where: Georgia

What's going on: Republican Phil Gingrey is running for the U.S. Senate in Georgia in an attempt to succeed Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss who announced on January 25, 2013 that he will not run for re-election.

There are seven announced candidates on the GOP side: U.S. Reps. Paul Broun,  Jack Kingston and Gingrey, former Secretary of State Karen Handel, businessman David Perdue, former president of the Federation of Korean Associations Eugene Chin Yu, and minister Derrick Grayson.

It will be a tough slog for Democrats as Republicans hold both U.S. Senate seats, eight of the 13 congressional districts, the governorship, and both chambers of the state legislature, but Democrats are hoping the GOP contenders beat the crap out of each other to the extent that Michelle Nunn, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has a real shot.

As for Gingrey, he has released a new ad saying that he will repeal Obamacare in his first term or he will not run again.
I'll help repeal Obamacare in my first term or go home because you deserve a senator who gets the job done or gets out of the way. Repeal or go home, that's my pledge to you. 

There are two things that I am sure are going to happen: the first is that Obamacare will not be repealed, and the second is that, assuming Gingrey is lucky enough to win the seat, he will not fail to seek reelection.

Nice stethoscope, by the way. Just what we need, a doctor who doesn't give a shit if people can afford healthcare. 

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2 Comments:

  • This is my congressman. He's the gynecologist who said Akin was "partially right" about that whole women's bodies shutting down pregnancy during rape. He also called up Rush Limbaugh and apologized on air for saying Rush went too far in one of his criticisms of Obama. I personally heard him say on a Town Hall conference call that "freedom of religion doesn't mean freedom from religion".

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:23 AM  

  • Note, too, that Jason Carter (Jimmy's grandboy) will most likely be running for Governor here. A Nunn and a Carter would add some cachet to our politics in hopes of turning this place at least purple and getting rid of the seriously crazee.

    Also, John Lewis, my Rep!, may he run forever.

    By Blogger Jim H., at 11:40 AM  

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