Casey Cagle’s Reprehensible Acts, The Michael Williams Press Conference that missed the Target

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“The Die Has Been Cast”

Swing and a miss, strike two.  State Senator Michael Williams now has two strikes against him with the media in his quest to be the next Governor of Georgia.

Williams’ first strike was at the State GOP convention when he announced in a speech that a member from  Lt. Governor Casey Cagle’s campaign team approached him backstage and offered him a deal to get out of the Governor’s race.  In his speech at the GOP convention Williams claimed in front of 1500 people that he was offered the Chairmanship of the Appropriations Committee if he would get out of the race.  He never named the individual with Cagle’s team who made the offer in the backroom deal.  An accusation with no name leaving the media hanging. Strike one.

Williams’ press conference last Thursday at the Capitol was strike two.

Williams sent out an invite last Wednesday announcing a press conference he would be holding at the Capitol Thursday afternoon. The invitation stated he would be revealing the reprehensible acts of Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.

The press conference was scheduled for 2PM and Williams was 30 minutes late.  The press conference only lasted twelve minutes.  I attended this press conference and from memory the only thing I got out of it was ‘campaign Casey, a member of Casey Cagle’s team, offered him a committee chairmanship to get out of the race.  Angered that Cagle may have out maneuvered him on minimum wage for Sheriff deputies, Willams directly asked Cagle to get out of the race and something about “tying shoes”.

The media pressed Williams to give the name of who from Cagle’s team offered him the chairmanship. Williams’ only response was, ‘not at this time.’  I asked him the final question of the press conference, “did you not say that it was a member of Cagle’s team?” Williams said, “correct.”  And I asked, “and you’re not prepared to give us who that is”?  Williams: “no”.  Williams then told everyone to have a nice day and walked off taking no more questions.  

Williams held up a copy of SB 254 entitled: Minimum annual salary for each deputy appointed by each Sheriff; provide; Local Law Enforcement Officer Compensation Commission.  

Senators Greg Kirk and Josh McKoon co-sponsored the bill along with Williams.  Williams claims that Cagle is the reason the bill went nowhere during the past legislative session.  Maybe Williams thought this would be his strongest campaign issue. This could show he is the true friend of law enforcement in the campaign.

In May Cagle announced along with Greg Kirk the Compensation of Police and Sheriffs Task Force.  Statement released by the Lt. Governor’s office, “The service and dedication of our law enforcement officials is nothing short of heroic,” said Lt. Governor Cagle. “We must make every effort to ensure local compensation packages are both competitive and fair to those who protect and serve. COPS will help local governments identify ways to maximize their support for the men and women who bravely protect our communities and neighborhoods.”

Kirk, one of Williams’ co-sponsors gone and with the other Josh McKoon running for Secretary of State he may not have any backup concerning his claim that Cagle killed the bill.

Recently Cagle commented about a possible sheriff deputy minimum wage.  He has not gone into any detail though.

This week is the Sheriffs’ Association’s Summer Conference where each candidate will get a chance to address the Association.  

Brian Kemp, Hunter Hill, Michael Williams and Casey Cagle will have their chance to make their pitch.  You can forget this week which one is the true conservative, cause this week all you will hear is ‘I am the true friend of law enforcement’, {no} ‘I’m the true friend of law enforcement,’ {no}  ……

My suspicion is that the Sheriffs’ Association will support whomever they think will be best able to get something done for them when it comes to minimum wage for deputies.  If that turns out to be Cagle then that may mean  Williams has been totally out maneuvered on the issue and SB 254 could turn out to be, as a campaign issue for Williams, no more than good initiative/poor judgment.

You can understand Williams’ frustration.  If Cagle gets almost every Sheriff in the state to actively campaign for him that is big.  Really big.  Maybe that is the ‘reprehensible’ act.

But, Williams’ shoe tying comment directed toward Casey Cagle was a ‘low blow’ no pun intended.  Williams experienced several personal attacks especially during his first State Senate race.  The rumors are already flying and emails being sent concerning Williams’ past.  Maybe Williams’ comment was a subtle warning not to go personal.  It’s disappointing this early in the campaign that things are taking a dirty turn rather than  staying focused on the issues.

The voters of Georgia may want to hear about issues like casino gambling, rural economic development, tax reform, healthcare, infrastructure…… not who can tie their own shoes.

I feel Williams’ gets one more strike with the media.  I can only speak for myself.  If he calls another press conference I will attend. Williams has to make good on his claims of reprehensible acts by Cagle soon or that will be strike three and he will lose his credibility. It’s a long time until election day and Williams will need the media to take him serious to help get his message out.

Kemp and Hill have not commented on the Williams’ attacks of Casey Cagle.  They both seem to be able to keep their campaigns focused on the issues and not the dirt for the time being.  Odds are they will have to join the mud pit before the race is over.

Michael Williams was the first Georgia politician holding a state office to support Donald Trump for President.  Williams is attempting to run a Donald Trump-style campaign.  There’s only one problem, he is not Donald Trump.

Trump never held public office. He had no legislative voting track record.  He could run against Washington D.C. and the Media.

Williams has a State Senate voting record. During his first two years in the State Senate his voting record looks like he was working well with the Republican Establishment.  His third year looks more like someone preparing to run for governor.

I am not questioning Williams’ conservative credentials, just the direction his campaign is headed.  If you going to demand Casey Cagle  get out of the race, it’s time to give the reason why with the facts.

 

 

 

Educating Fake News Reporters

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The Huffington Post, it’s reputation for Left-wing accuracy based on its cunningly creative polling techniques, predictions and prognostications, now sullied and left in tatters after Trumps victory, is embarked on what one might call a Corporate Retreat event, in fact a bus tour of “Middle America,” visiting twenty-three “Hick” states, so their young staffers can observe and decide what went wrong with their message and what they can do to correct it. The “yokels” must be convinced they were wrong; that Trump is a buffoon, not to be trusted and because of them (the yokels) America passed its last best chance, with Hillary, to be an equal among equals.

It means of course, not just observing, but actually associating face to face, with those country “rubes,” sitting at their dirty lunch counters, drinking their oily coffee, tasting their greasy hamburgers and occasionally being urged to enjoy an RC Cola and a MoonPie. Perhaps the Huffington Post crew should start their faux American educational tour at Frostbite Falls, Mn.. These self-important “reporters,” not limited to Huff-Po alone of course, come in at least two identifiable categories. The ‘shallow reporter’ who immediately writes and publishes the first thing they hear, even if it’s from an anonymous source (rumor), a ‘reliable’ source (an official rumor), an open source (somebody else’s rumor), or no source at all, so long as it advances the Leftists agenda of destroying conservatism. If it’s anti-Trump or anti-Republicans, more the better, even if it has to be manufactured (fake) rumors.

These young people have a limited education about real life, meaning, they know the world according to Marx, Lenin and George Clooney, but not what middle-American writers have said. To them, Mark Twain was rustic “hick” and his writings basically reflected a white America. Edgar A. Guest, an English born American, who wrote a poetry column for over forty years in the Detroit Free Press and syndicated throughout the nation, encapsulated a 19th-20th century America in a prose that these people simply don’t understand. These “shallow reporters” have
less than a passing acquaintance with fact checking but, facts be damned, if it destroys someone then it must be used and the facts can be sorted out later to fit the narrative.

The second category is the establishments all knowing reporter, usually a Cable News type, whose suave voices, calm demeanor and in your eye commentary, demands belief. Sheppard Smith of Fox News fits this category, as does CNN’s Wolf Blitzer (Wolfgang Lightening),  Anderson Cooper and Rachael Madcow. Every network has them. Most are laughable in the display of their hysterical anti-Trump dysfunction, visible for all to see; but, they don’t see.

I’ve long suspected Sheppard Smith was a crypto-lefty, certainly a #NeverTrumper, but he was always clever enough to appear “fair and balanced“ until a Trump story comes up and then all pretense is swept aside. Wolf Blitzer gets breathless when trying to connivence us that some CNN manufactured story of Trumps association with the evil Russians has a hidden element in it that will make it true. Their viewership numbers, by the way, have dropped below the Rocky and Bullwinkle levels on MeTv. That’s why Frostbite Falls, Mn. should be on their bus tour.

I’m getting weary of this constant fake news reporting that pounds at us daily. So are others apparently, which would explain the dropping viewership numbers of most major cable news channels. For me, the OAN network is replacing Fox news as my go to choice but, the Colbert Report will never get my vote. Like the fake news reporters, he’s starting to believe his own copy and that’s dangerous. Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now,  y’all git out tha’r and help educate them tha’r reporters.

The Problem With Journalists

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Is Fake News really fake if the writer(s) in their heart of hearts, believe it to be the truth? We can immediately eliminate the stuff produced by the Trump derangement syndrome crowd because the rapid production of it is surly unreliable, suspect at best and unbelievable at worst. Real fake news is found embedded in lies and as propaganda generally designed to destroy the goals and/or reputation of one side while supporting another. It’s most often a favorite tool of despotic governments, the Democrat party and the Mean Stream Media.

One thing demonstrably clear about CNN, the disintegrating fake news cable channel whose product validates their declining viewership, is the fact that they apparently employ egocentric morons as reporters, people ungifted with the intellectual skills of common knowledge that a little research, fact finding and basic thinking could rectify. Most are people who have matriculated through America’s standard marxist controlled school systems and promoted  based upon their love of diversity, anti-Americanism and exposing the evils of capitalism, are then passed into selected 'first rate' institutions of journalism until their brains are finally emptied and refilled with nonsense, and then, foisted upon an unsuspecting public. But, we suspect. These people are 'know nothings' and can only regurgitate what the Left wants them to report.

For example, CNN’s senior White House person (the term journalist or reporter will not apply), Jeff Zeleny, explained to viewers that Bastille Day, France’s most important national holiday, was a celebration that marks the 100th anniversary of Americas entry into World War I (one) to help save Europe from the Hun. Not so. While it is true that this day marked an occasion for the French to recognize Americas entry into WWI, that was only a side issue. True, American soldiers, for the first time in decades, did march in the Bastille Day Parade, but, so what? Thank you France! Zeleny made no mention of the historic French issues for which Bastille Day was organized, the French Revolution, a bloody period of upheavals between 1789 to 1799, about the time of our own revolutionary war.

Such a stupid school boy error about something as important, yet simple, as not knowing about another country’s greatest holiday, should result in dismissal, if not censure or, at least, demotion to copy boy or the night court beat where they can learn about real life.

But Jeff is not alone. Another CNN host, one Poppy Harlow (Poppy? Where do these names come from, parents of the Hippie Era?). ‘Poppy,’ presumably a female, confuses our National Anthem,The Stars Spangled Banner, with the French National Anthem, La Marseillaise, that came out of their conflict. It was the adopted war song of the French army of the Rhein.

These weird people, these educated nuts freshly out of their brainwashing schools of “journalism,” apparently don’t even know, or care about knowing, simple points of history, ours or anybody else’s. They don’t recognize the etiquette and honors to be rendered to our passing standard (Poppy, honey, it’s the Stars and Stripes), or how and when those honors are rendered. Sadly, her class of elites devalue nationalism and the symbol of it as a mere rag not
to be honored above others but as a historical relic to be ignored.

“Poppy’s” mission to France was to cover the visit of that dangerous criminal Donald Trumps and see if she could snatch up any Trump stumbles that CNN could use to further denigrate America’s top CEO. Lacking that, fake news rumors will have to do. How about obsessing over Melania Trumps wardrobe? Yeah, that should do!  Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!

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