Saxby Chambliss Wins US Senate Runoff in GA Going Away … Dems, No 60 Seats for You!

 

Georgia On My Mind: Georgia decides there will be checks and balances on an Obama Administration. How come the MSM is not referencing this Senate election defeat for Dems in Georgia as the first chink in the armor of The Chosen One?

Was the election of Barack Obama more about a perfect storm of overly favorable media coverage, bad economic situation and a specific candidate than it was about the American voter shifting to the Democrats? With no Obama on the ticket and much on the line for Democrats in the US Senate, Dems fall flat in Georgia.

Incumbent Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss wins the US Senate runoff race in Georgia by an overwhelming majority or Democratic state Representative Jim Martin, 57% to 43%. The Chambliss win denies the Democratic party the potential of 60 Senate seats and a filibuster-proof majority.  Real Clear Politics blogged the Georgia Senate runoff.

What is most remarkable is the percentage difference that occurred in the runoff election vs. the general election between Chambliss and Martin. Martin finished 3% points behind in the general election; however, was trounced in the Georgia runoff when there was no Barack Obama for people to come to the polls and vote for.

Democratic state Rep. Jim Martin was unable to overcome the fact that he did not have President-elect Obama on the ballot in the runoff. He trailed the incumbent 61-39 with 71 percent of precincts reporting when the race was called.

Early voting indicated a strong drop-off in African-American turnout in the race, which was seen as a result of the lack of Obama’s name on the ballot and, perhaps, his failure to appear with Martin.

Obama did cut ads for Martin but declined to campaign with him during his presidential transition period.

As Town Hall states, Chambliss rolls in Georgia and there is evidence that the Obama coattails are short indeed. What happened to the voters that came out and supported Obama in the Presidential election is GA? What a difference a month makes and a Sarah Palin visit to GA to support Saxby Chambliss while Obama did not personally campaign for Martin. Knowing that Democrats needed to win this seat to gain a filibuster proof majority in the US Senate, it is quite telling that the Senate contest was not closer than its eventual outcome.



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  • Comments

    20 Responses to “Saxby Chambliss Wins US Senate Runoff in GA Going Away … Dems, No 60 Seats for You!”

    1. Rusty Bridges on December 3rd, 2008 7:54 am

      When is the recount?

    2. Rusty Bridges on December 3rd, 2008 7:56 am

      Damn! now the dems can still blame the Republicans for their upcoming failures.

    3. Miss-Underestimated on December 3rd, 2008 8:14 am

      Call Harry Reid and tell him he stinks

      Washington DC
      528 Hart Senate Office Bldg
      Washington, DC 20510
      Phone: 202-224-3542
      Fax: 202-224-7327
      Toll Free for Nevadans:
      1-866-SEN-REID (736-7343)

    4. Reed on December 3rd, 2008 10:40 am

      Saxby Chambliss sounds like hed be the grand wizard of the klan.im not saying he is—just sounds like he is.

    5. caesu on December 3rd, 2008 10:51 am

      there are enough RINO’s in the Senate.
      and of course there is McCain, who wants to work with Barack H. Obama.

      so i don’t see Republicans stalling much progressive legislature. :)

    6. scott on December 3rd, 2008 1:19 pm

      RINO’s you mean like Harry “the tourist stink” Reid? Nancy Pelosi? the murderer (FACT!) Ted Kennedy? STFU you loser leftist communist bastard! Go back to your pack of wolves and die in the harsh winter cold!

      Riiiiiiigggggghhhhhhttttttttt? I’m sure McCain will work with Obama if progressive legislature like the communist Fairness Doctrine…..

      It’s pretty sad that you are so irresponsible and such a f**king coward loser that you need the government in your home to change your diaper, feed you, hold your hand and give you money from those who actually EARN IT!

      The Chambliss victory is a clear signal ALREADY…this could be a short 4 years like Jimmy Carter. Carter tried to bring supposedly “the best minds” together for his cabinet and everything fell apart, interest rates in the 20′s, gas lines, etc…..

      Obama has to battle the old battle axe Nancy Pelosi. There is SERIOUS division in the Dem party. They just did a better job of hiding it during the campaign but their real colors are starting to show.

      Pelosi is trying to steal Obama’s thunder!

      Reed – you sound like a dipshit pipsqueak who is hiding in mommy’s basement at the age of 30, calling a senator a KKK wizard. Have you ever met a Klansman? Doubt it…. I have and a name like Saxby Chambliss does not conjure up thoughts of a KKK wizard.

    7. super dave on December 3rd, 2008 1:28 pm

      i’d say names like reed & caesu sound just like klan names !

    8. Miss-Underestimated on December 3rd, 2008 1:29 pm

      OT
      My staff tells me not to say this, but I’m going to say it anyway,” said Reid in his remarks. “In the summer because of the heat and high humidity, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol. It may be descriptive but it’s true.”

      Spoken by the Royality of Our Government
      King Harry and Queen Nancy (bankruptcy is not an option)

    9. Michelle on December 3rd, 2008 2:16 pm

      #4

      How does it sound like Chambliss could be the grand wizard of the kkk? Where in this blog does it reference the kkk? Is it a southern thing? Are you suggesting that because he is from Georgia he must be a racist and in the klan?

      It’s people like you that like to stir up racial tensions by posting stupid comments like this on a message board.

    10. WG on December 3rd, 2008 4:01 pm

      I think the American government, Congress, and the president should have checks and balances.

      They should all learn to get along, take their jobs to heart, model honesty and ethics on a daily basis.

      jmo

    11. caesu on December 3rd, 2008 4:59 pm

      #6 scott

      LOL @ scott.
      why so angry?
      you don’t even seem to know what a RINO is. :D

      and the reason why Chambliss won with a bigger margin than last month is just because Barack H. Obama wasn’t on the ticket – no straight ticket votes.
      so this is not a clear signal at all.
      and if it is a signal, it is that many Republicans voted for Barack H. Obama.

    12. Kay Zee Es on December 3rd, 2008 5:24 pm

      Scott sez…

      “STFU you loser leftist communist bastard! Go back to your pack of wolves and die in the harsh winter cold!”

      Funny, F-U-N-N-Y!!

      You are one of the Best out there, Scottie. Keep it up. The rest of your diatribe is excellent as well.

      Back to Sen. Chambliss, glad he won. Would have liked a more balanced Senate(50-50 ideal) but will take what we can get.

      Glad to see Gov. Sarah Palin not taking a break as this bodes well for the future of the Republican party.

      What is needed now is for the Guv to seriously think about amalgamating the best out there for 2012.

      By the way, Scottie, don’t forget to take yer blood prssure pill, it appears to be up a bit. Jest a friendly reminder.

    13. Jace on December 3rd, 2008 5:33 pm

      Article regarding Saxbys cousin Robert;

      ROBERT CHAMBLISS CONVICTED OF THE BIRMINGHAM BOMBINGS

      BAXLEY REOPENS PROBE OF BIRMINGHAM BOMBING
      Montgomery Advertiser 2-19-76

      “We know who did it,” Alabama Atty. Gen. Bill Baxley said Wednesday as he confirmed that he has reopened the investigation of a church bombing that killed four young black girls in Birmingham in 1963.

      Baxley said in an interview with Birmingham radio station hat the list of suspects had been narrowed down, but he declined to predict if or when arrests would be made.

      He said premature published reports about the investigation might have hurt.

      “There are some people in Jefferson County who ought to be pretty nervous right now,” Baxley said in an earlier telephone interview.

      The Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963, dynamite blast at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church occurred during the time of racial demonstrations led by the late Martin Luther King. Twenty-three other people in the church were hurt and debris was scattered for blocks.

      Baxley later confirmed that he had talked to Rowe, and he was cooperative, “But we were working on this thing long before that. We had a lot of stuff already. Rowe was just another person we interviewed.”

      He said Rowe didn’t give him a list of names as such, “but nine is too many.”

      Baxley repeated that he had no timetable for possible arrests.

      Meanwhile, Gov. George Wallace, campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in Massachusetts, told a Boston radio station, “They ought to knock the bottom out of hell for anyone convicted of the bombing.”

      Baxley said Birmingham police were aiding the new investigation. Published reports said Baxley had obtained report on FBI probes of the bombing incident.

      A Birmingham newspaper said Baxley had a list of nine persons allegedly connected with the bombing, but the attorney general would not confirm it.

      The newspaper said one-time FBI informer Gary Thomas Rowe gave the names to Baxley before Rowe appeared before a U.S. Senate committee in December.

      The newspaper said Rowe’s lawyer, Frank Gerdes of San Diego, Calif.; confirmed that Rowe met with Baxley, but refused to say what the men discussed.

      Rowe told the Senate committee that he was an FBI informer in Birmingham during the racial strife of the early 1970s. He alleged that law officers gave a group of Ku Klux Klan members 15 minutes to assault “freedom rider” at a bus station before officers intervened.

      After that testimony, City Councilman Richard Arrington asked the Council to reopen the investigation of the church bombing. Vann asked the FBI for its files on the incident. A city spokesman said the files have never been received.

    14. Jace on December 3rd, 2008 5:34 pm

      ROBERT CHAMBLISS CONVICTED OF THE BIRMINGHAM BOMBINGS

      BAXLEY REOPENS PROBE OF BIRMINGHAM BOMBING
      Montgomery Advertiser 2-19-76

      “We know who did it,” Alabama Atty. Gen. Bill Baxley said Wednesday as he confirmed that he has reopened the investigation of a church bombing that killed four young black girls in Birmingham in 1963.

      Baxley said in an interview with Birmingham radio station hat the list of suspects had been narrowed down, but he declined to predict if or when arrests would be made.

      He said premature published reports about the investigation might have hurt.

      “There are some people in Jefferson County who ought to be pretty nervous right now,” Baxley said in an earlier telephone interview.

      The Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963, dynamite blast at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church occurred during the time of racial demonstrations led by the late Martin Luther King. Twenty-three other people in the church were hurt and debris was scattered for blocks.

      Baxley later confirmed that he had talked to Rowe, and he was cooperative, “But we were working on this thing long before that. We had a lot of stuff already. Rowe was just another person we interviewed.”

      He said Rowe didn’t give him a list of names as such, “but nine is too many.”

      Baxley repeated that he had no timetable for possible arrests.

      Meanwhile, Gov. George Wallace, campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in Massachusetts, told a Boston radio station, “They ought to knock the bottom out of hell for anyone convicted of the bombing.”

      Baxley said Birmingham police were aiding the new investigation. Published reports said Baxley had obtained report on FBI probes of the bombing incident.

      A Birmingham newspaper said Baxley had a list of nine persons allegedly connected with the bombing, but the attorney general would not confirm it.

      The newspaper said one-time FBI informer Gary Thomas Rowe gave the names to Baxley before Rowe appeared before a U.S. Senate committee in December.

      The newspaper said Rowe’s lawyer, Frank Gerdes of San Diego, Calif.; confirmed that Rowe met with Baxley, but refused to say what the men discussed.

      Rowe told the Senate committee that he was an FBI informer in Birmingham during the racial strife of the early 1970s. He alleged that law officers gave a group of Ku Klux Klan members 15 minutes to assault “freedom rider” at a bus station before officers intervened.

      After that testimony, City Councilman Richard Arrington asked the Council to reopen the investigation of the church bombing. Vann asked the FBI for its files on the incident. A city spokesman said the files have never been received.

    15. Michelle on December 3rd, 2008 6:26 pm

      I see nothing in the article that mentions Chambliss.

      What is your point?

    16. Edward on December 3rd, 2008 7:05 pm

      The article is not about Saxby–Its about his cousin

      Pedophile Saxby Chambliss got enough Georgia Crackers together paid them
      off in moonshine and onions to tell lies and steal a election again, the
      group responsible is called PINECONE or PINHEAD something like that. And
      now the Marriage of cousins can begin, tomorrow night Chambliss plans a KKK
      cross burning down near Savannah on the old plantation.

      Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Rules Committee. So
      he is a member of the Senate Rules Committee? The same Republican bozos who
      screwed up the economy and the country? The people of Georgia are gonna get
      exactly what they deserve, more f****d up government

    17. Michelle on December 3rd, 2008 8:44 pm

      Wow! Sounds to me like Edward is the one sipping the moonshine….lol

    18. scott on December 4th, 2008 7:56 am

      KZE – if you keep taking your loser pill, I’ll take my blood pressure pill which does not even exist, deal?

      Sure, you’d like a 50-50 split. Who are you kidding? I despise liars.

      caesu – i’m not angry. do not speak of me in a manner of which you do not know. I just do not like leeches like you who siphon the life out of America and the American dream by wanting to live under socialist government intervention…that’s all really… Liberals like Pelosi, Reed (he should probably smell himself first) and you make me worry about my kids future after I’m long gone. Because it’s people like you that turned San Francisco from one of the most beautiful cities into one of the worst. What I stated above is Pelosi’s vision for America.

      BTW…I know what a RINO is..I was using the term in REFORMER IN NAME ONLY…but if you want to go by the actual ridiculous meaning, I believe Barrack Obama embraced one and is going to take advice from, turn-coat, benedict arnold himself…Colin Powell, the orchestrator of the Iraqi war, who saw the same intelligence the President did and came to the same exact conclusions.

      Powell actually perceives the typical HYPOCRITICAL liberal!

    19. Kay Zee Es on December 4th, 2008 4:29 pm

      Scottie sez…
      “Who are you kidding? I despise liars.”

      Then I guess that you have a REAL HARD TIME looking in the mirror, eh?

      I am not here for you, Scottie, I give my thoughts and opinions and shoot from the hip. If you like it, fine, if you don’t, that’s fine as well.

      And if you do not have blood pressure medication, your behavior is indicating that you require it STAT(statim)!

    20. scott on December 5th, 2008 10:39 am

      Kay…go back to the street corner you sell yourself on!

      Shot from the hip? LOL…you mean plagarize Obama’s words?

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