Georgia, a ‘National State?”
In her 2018 campaign bid to win the Democratic nomination, gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams stated, “I am not running against any one candidate, I am running for the State of Georgia.” Two-thirds of financial donations to Abrams’ campaign for governor of Georgia have come from out-of-state contributors, mostly from New York and California.
Considering the social and economic turmoil these liberally inclined states are experiencing, it doesn’t appear that their influence would help make a better Georgia. Abrams has defended her outof- state campaign donations by arguing that Georgia is a “national state.” Abrams seems to be implying that we Georgians no longer have the right or capability to decide what laws and regulations should govern us, the people that live in Georgia. Born in Wisconsin and raised in Mississippi, it is no wonder she considers Georgia just a “national state.” If she had been elected, Abrams would have become the nation’s first female African-American governor, a milestone she has used to nationalize her campaign. Her liberal colleagues and supporters celebrate this so-called accomplishment. And it appears racial achievement is more important to Abrams than what she can accomplish for the people of the state she now resides in and hopes to serve. Abrams appeared on MSNBC during the 2018 campaign and justified her receiving the influence that goes with out-of-state political contributions by saying, “More importantly, Georgia is a national state. We have the busiest airport in the world and one of the largest ports in the country. . . We are part of the national narrative. We are a locally grounded campaign that reached out to thousands of voters, but we’re also nationally known because we know that Georgia matters across the country.”
DailyKos, a group blog and internet forum started by Chicago born resident of Berkeley, California, Markos Moulitsas, focused on liberal American politics which aggressively attacked the “oppressive and war-crazed” Republican administration during Obama’s presidency. DailyKos announced their endorsement of gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams. In a press release from the Abrams' campaign, DailyKos’ founder Moulitsas said, “We are going to be aggressive in this race. Georgia is in the midst of dramatic demographic transformation, and Abrams reflects its future.” Other political figures in Georgia have expressed concern about outside interests saying, “Abrams is raising a lot of money from places like California and New York, which don’t represent the values we hold dear here in Georgia,” and there will be “more resources coming into the state than we have ever seen before continued from page
… and there are going to be more liberals flooding this state than we’ve ever seen.”
Stacey Abrams does not value Georgia’s history, its legacy, or its uniqueness as a state. She wants to “transform” our state into a lackey for the outside interests that plan to change our state into one that we will no longer recognize.
During her 2018 campaign, Abrams secured endorsements from a list of liberal social organizations including NARAL, a Washington, D.C., based 501(c) (4) organization that engages in political action and advocacy efforts to oppose restrictions on abortion and expand access to abortion. Abrams also got the nod from a D.C. based PAC, Political Action Committee, EMILY’s List, that aims to help elect prochoice Democratic female candidates to office.
No doubt she will be accepting help from those ultra liberal organizations in her 2022 bid for governor.
One of Abrams’ biggest cheerleaders, you remember Hillary Clinton, referred to Georgia as “backwards” as well as belonging to the group of “deplorables” who were not smart enough to vote for her. Abrams was one of Clinton’s top surrogates in Georgia during the election, giving multiple interviews in support of her and even speaking at the Democrat National Convention on her behalf. In a barrage of irritating robo-calls in support of Abrams during the May 2018 primary, Clinton referred to Abrams as “the first Black woman to serve as House Democratic Leader, a small business innovator, and a civil rights champion . . . A Yale Educated attorney, Abrams is the only candidate with bold new plans.”
Clinton encouraged Georgians to “vote for my friend Stacey Abrams, that’s Abrams with an ‘A.’” One must wonder if Abrams agrees with Hillary Clinton that Georgia is a “backwards” state.
Stacey Abrams’ campaign promises to transform Georgia with bold new plans, new ideas and initiatives, but are these ideals based on a national agenda that doesn’t work for the people of Georgia? Can the voters of Georgia trust that Stacey Abrams has the love and respect for our population and the traditions that we Georgians share?