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Republican Jack Kingston’s campaign attacked runoff opponent David Perdue Tuesday afternoon over comments he made in a meeting with the Macon Telegraph editorial board — back in mid-May, before the primary. The six-week-old statement about America’s view of the world was overshadowed by Perdue’s gaffe that “increasing revenue” is necessary to balance the budget. Kingston’s release notes that Perdue said during the interview: “We see the world through the ugly American’s eyes.” After a questioner says Americans are the “arrogant teenagers” of the world, Perdue responded with, “Absolutely” and added later, “The rest of the world gets it.”
The one gaffe about saying the truth about the world resenting heavy-handed and hypocritical Americans is overshadowed by his gaffe reciting simple arithmetic—that you can't balance the budget on cuts alone.
All the recent polling on the runoff has been of the "shitty GOP pollster" variety, so who the hell knows who is ahead. But truth is the GOP's kryptonite, so Purdue sure as hell may have f'd himself.
Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Jul 03, 2014 at 12:45 PM PDT.