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Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 10:41 AM PDT

Click Goes the Liberal

by YellowDogYankee

Jack Kingston has been following me.

If you aren’t familiar with him, Kingston is a 20 year or so Congressman and one of two far-to-the right candidates competing for the Republican nomination to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chamblis.

(Non sequitur Break: can a seat be vacated if it was occupied by an empty suit or has it been vacant all along?)

Anyway, since I live in Georgia Kingston is dogging my every on-line move. Wherever I go – social media, political blogs, even some of my work related sites, he is there waiting for me. It is very unnerving to be aggressively stalked even by a familiar face with a transparent motive.

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Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 08:10 AM PST

Can We Wait for a Vote?

by YellowDogYankee

The media and the Democratic Party have already decided that Hillary is the nominee for 2016 - no primaries, no convention, no argument.  Now another pre-ordination is happening in Georgia, one that could end the party's shot at the U.S. Senate seat.  

Whoever is in charge of being a Democrat down here has picked Michele Nunn, who damn few Georgians had ever heard of before last fall, as the anointed candidate for the seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss.  With a full clown car of right wing crazies vying for the Republican nomination, Democrats do have a shot at winning and most of us who will be certain to vote in November would like to think that our voices will matter before the Democratic primary in July.

Instead other hopefuls were told that a primary would be divisive and the media has fallen in line, referring to Nunn as the potential or probable Democratic nominee, or using no modifier at all.  They certainly never mention any other candidates in the race.

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