Trump Makes Last Minute Pitch For Karen Handel

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

President Donald Trump made a last-ditch appeal to Georgia’s 6th District voters Monday, tweeting that they should back Republican Karen Handel during tomorrow’s special election in order to block Democrats’ tax, health care and border security agenda.

Trump and several of his top White House advisers are said to be closely watching Tuesday’s special election to replace Tom Price, which is seen as a referendum on his young presidency, the House GOP health care bill and a test for Democrats’ new messaging strategy ahead of 2018. More than $50 million has been spent on shaping the contest, making it by far the most expensive congressional race of all time.

The president headlined a fundraiser for Handel when he was in town in late April, where he quipped to the former secretary of state that she’d “better win.” He’s also sent several of his top deputies to campaign on her behalf and recorded several robocalls trashing her Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff.


UPDATE: Just in from NBC News.

Don’t be surprised if this quote dominates the final 24 hours of the GA-6 race. “I’ll tell you what: I think the shooting is going to win this election for us,” said Brad Carver, GOP chairman of the neighboring 11th Congressional District in Georgia, according to the Washington Post.

“Because moderates and independents in this district are tired of left-wing extremism. I get that there’s extremists on both sides, but we are not seeing them. We’re seeing absolute resistance to everything this president does. Moderates and independents out there want to give him a chance. Democrats have never given this president a chance.”

More from Carver: “It’s not going to be a blowout. It’ll be close, but we’ll win it. And I really do think the congressional baseball shooting is going to decide the election.”

  • Boreal

    Every (incomplete) sentence out the shitgibbons foul mouth is a lie.

  • Boreal
    • RoFaWh

      That’s about the truth of it all.

    • ted-

      You snuck in Trump University and took that picture!

  • Boreal
  • Boreal
    • Todd20036

      Oh please, like Trump would let ANYONE who says otherwise work for him

    • RoFaWh

      Trump is, politically speaking, dead meat; the cartoonists are on to his use of political office to line his pockets with other people’s money.

    • Reality.Bites

      She kinda looks like Rosie O’Donnell. Tell us what you think about her looks Donald

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      No wonder the deplorables lover her so

    • korblalak

      Abortion kills more blacks than cops. Food for thought.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Poverty kills more blacks than cops. Feti arent people. Sorry wrong board to start that crap

      • Boreal
        • korblalak

          Two wrongs don’t make a right, troll.

          • Boreal

            How many? Answer the question, hypocrite.

          • Todd20036

            No dear. If you were truly pro life:

            1) You’d be for more funding PP which stops more abortions with family planning
            2) You’d be for increasing taxes to make sure poor women could feed/clothe/educate all those babies
            you force to be born
            3) You’d be for contraception
            4) You’d be against the death penalty

          • Boreal

            It is a worthless cuck of a troll.

          • korblalak

            What do you know what I’m or not for? If it was up to me people who can’t provide for a child should use contraceptives, get vasectomies, etc. People aren’t responsible and abortion is a poor, evil excuse for their shortcomings. It’s bad karma.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            The slime on your scales tell us what you are.

          • Boreal

            Thanks fetal tissue worshiper.

          • korblalak

            “Thanks fetal tissue worshiper.”

            Wow that says everything anyone should know about you. You’re disgusting.

          • Boreal

            Fuck off worthless troll. Do what you want with your own uterus but what others do with theirs is none of your business. I see you failed to answer the question on how many actual living breathing children you’ve adopted. Like all worthless scum, you want to tell others what to do with their lives since your own is a failure. You are a troll failure here just as in real life. You should return to troll school since you appear to be a Trump University graduate.

            http://www.peacock-panache.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Pro-Birth-not-Pro-Life.jpg

          • korblalak

            You have no respect for life, you reduce life to satire. Sad!

          • Boreal

            Fetal tissue is not an extant person, you worthless sack of shit.
            So I see you’ve adopted exactly zero unwanted children.
            http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmgd0lGiv31ql47yqo1_500.jpg

          • korblalak

            Dude, seriously, search your heart.

          • Boreal

            Fuck you troll. Blastocysts have no rights, actual children do, you hypocritical maggot.

            http://cnt.winkal.com/51c9f632e4b0dbbe09188443/X3Yd_700.jpg

            http://i.imgur.com/Z610Ar1.png

          • korblalak

            Do you realize abortions occur even at late stages of pregnancy? Most of your examples are fallacies. Your mind is poisoned with liberal propaganda. I bet every liberal cliche rings true about you.

          • Boreal

            When and how abortions occur are up to the woman and her doctor. I care about actual human beings. Either way it is none of your fucking business. When you’ve adopted all of the homeless, unwanted children born in this country, get back to us. Until then fuck off, troll.

            http://www.revcom.us/static/meme/600px_FetalTissueMeme-en.jpg

          • korblalak

            You’re so wrong, so very wrong.

          • Boreal

            No, I’m very right and conservative scum like yourself prove it every single day in this country.

            https://pics.onsizzle.com/many-fervent-pro-life-activists-do-not-extend-their-concern-to-8609541.png

          • korblalak

            You have no morals. You’re a moral relativist. You wouldn’t know up from down if you tried. YOU’RE WRONG!

          • Boreal

            I think your caps lock is stuck, troll. Maybe from jacking off while you think about fetal tissue.

          • Todd20036

            You have not answered a single question. You do not care about actual babies. You do not care about poor women. You do not care about rape victims. you do not care about anyone’s health.
            You are a troll. Get the fuck off of my screen

          • David L. Caster

            Ah, there it is. The give away dog whistle.

            Please, go do something material for mankind, like volunteering at a homeless shelter. You are wasting valuable time here.

          • Boreal

            Hilarious that I’M wrong but it can’t answer a single one of my questions or provide any proof on how or why I’m wrong.

          • David L. Caster

            That’s because you are dealing with an individual not capable of or uninterested in a logical debate. Whomever is on the other end is ideologically married to a position arrived at emotionally or mimicking that of some religion.

          • prixator
          • DonnaLee

            His whole argument boils down to “You’re mean and a big meany, and you must hate babies.”

          • RoFaWh

            I love that you’ve been looking in the mirror this morning, dear.

          • Todd20036

            Do you realize that late stage abortions are done to protect the life of the mother?
            That goes against your narrative.

          • Uncle Mark

            How very telling that now you’re using the word “liberal” as an insult. We’re also mostly LGBT…on top of liberal, so feel free to tell give us a list of all the liberal & gay cliches you seem to think we all possess. We could all use the laugh.

          • Acronym Jim

            Wait for the troll to double-down on his previous argument that this is a false equivalency; thereby making the exact same point you are.

            This one isn’t very bright.

          • Boreal

            No it isn’t. It was here trolling a few days ago. Forrest Trump.

          • JCF

            “Then it better get a job or it deserves to die on the street”

            Unless it’s brown. If IT gets a job, it should die, or at least be deported!

          • RoFaWh

            Speak for yourself, toots.

          • kaydenpat

            No. You’re disgusting for thinking that you can force women to give birth. That had nothing to do with you whatsoever. Mind your business.

          • Boreal

            It’s an incompetent RW troll that was here the other day.

          • korblalak

            Where have I said such thing? Validating abortion as a choice exemplifies our moral decay. The choice is whether to get pregnant or not. Popularizing abortion as a choice is wrong.

          • Boreal
          • korblalak

            MISSREPRESENTATION + FALSE EQUIVALENCY

          • Boreal

            Really? What candidates have you supported who vote for funding for actual children? Please list them. I’ll wait.

            https://cdn-webimages.wimages.net/0542723da22d3f6b19ccdfb540c4dd6a69a3e9-v5-wm.jpg?v=0

          • BobSF_94117

            Validating abortion as a choice exemplifies our moral decay.

            Seems to me that having the highest maternal death rate in the developed world is a more telling statistic.

          • RoFaWh

            Statistics? Isn’t that just another word for “lies”?

            /s

          • Lantor

            Jesus christ. You think these women sit down to get their nails done and say, oh, by the way, can you give me the abortion today too. Many, many women struggle with this decision. I’ve had friends who had to struggle with this decision. Do not act like abortion is an easy, flippant choice.

          • Acronym Jim

            You notice, it also puts all of the onus on women. Those dirty sluts! /s

          • RoFaWh

            Not as disgusting as you, you filthy worm.

          • kaydenpat

            Abortion is legal and women can use it if that’s their choice. Mind your business.

          • Todd20036

            So is rape. So is broken condoms. Doesn’t mean a poor woman’s life should be ruined. Again, that baby has to eat/be educated/medically taken care of.
            I don’t see you volunteering your money.
            Fucking hypocrite.

          • yes b’y
          • Boreal

            LOL

          • Lantor

            Boy, oh boy does it ever come full circle. A eugenics argument? Sterilization for the poor!

          • kaydenpat

            Amen to all that. They are forced birthers — not pro-life. They care about the fetus until it leaves the womb then it and its parents are on their own.

          • Todd20036

            I blocked it. It has no opinions other than that women are Axlotl tanks.

          • Boreal

            Nice Dune reference and apt.

          • Jerry

            Yes…it’s not rocket science. To lower the abortion rate, you have 1) wide availability of contraceptives; 2) comprehensive sex education; and 3) lower the poverty rate. Plus, they always seem to ignore that Roe v. Wade was decided based upon everyone has a right to privacy in medical decisions.

          • kaydenpat

            You’re here calling long time commenters “trolls”? Who the hell are you? And don’t bring Black people into your forced birther nonsense. Women have the right to choose what they want to do with their own bodies. Mind your business.

          • korblalak

            Centering that choice around abortion rather than preconception is a degeneracy of our moral standing. The well being of society is my business.

          • Boreal

            Then take care of the children already here instead of fapping to fetal tissue. I know conservatives hate actual living children, that’s why they cut funding for anything that would support early childhood development.

            http://q.likesuccess.com/126/6286238-pro-conservative-quotes-pro-life-photo-every-fetus-is.jpg

          • RoFaWh

            What moral standing? Any time anyone starts using that phrase, I put my hand on my wallet.

          • charemor

            At this point in time, if all of your comments are true and worthy of merit, why has no one upvoted you, yet have upvoted everyone who has responded to you? I think you are posting on the wrong site.

          • Uncle Mark

            ….but using race is his way of shoehorning his way into this discussion between us “liberals.” It’s so nice of him to pretend to care about black people. Gotta love how he tries to insult us at the end by painting us as every “liberal cliche.” Frankly, ever since St Reagan demonized the word “liberal,” I wear it with great pride !!

      • edrex

        empty calories.

      • olandp

        But not nearly as many as willful ignorance.

      • olandp

        I didn’t know that abortion killed cops. You can always learn something new from blithering idiots.

      • edrex
  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I am pissed off that all the people who got hurt due to his Islamaphobia don’t seem to fucking count as a reason why NOT to vote for Handel. And they fail to recognize it’s not limited to just “those people.”

    • DesertSun59

      Sadly, that’s not how the Right sees it. Voter suppression dominates that district anyway.

  • Butch

    People are seriously backing the woman who pretty much single handedly tanked donations to the Komen fund?

    • DesertSun59

      The Right has already decided that the Komen fund was funneling money to Lefty causes.

    • Reality.Bites

      Yes – the people who liked that. Republicans don’t care about women with cancer. See: Gingrich, Newt.

  • DesertSun59

    “I’ll tell you what: I think the shooting is going to win this election
    for us,” said Brad Carver, GOP chairman of the neighboring 11th
    Congressional District in Georgia, according to the Washington Post.

    I think so, too.

    • Halou

      How very cynical.

      • Bluto

        Yes it is. Also realistic about what our country has become.

    • kaydenpat

      Why though? How many Rightwingers have engaged in violence? Why did those instances not shape how folks voted?

  • Boreal
    • Bluto

      Trump isn’t under investigation. Period.
      Total vindication. Fake news. Losers. Sad.

      • Boreal

        Low energy!

    • kaydenpat

      That didn’t apply to Republicans, silly!!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    I hope to hell the good people in that district are sick of lying cheating gop fucks like Handel.
    Vote your Ossoff off !

  • Rex

    Left wing extremism?
    Really?
    Are people that blind?

    • Ninja0980

      Yes.

    • another_steve

      The congressional ballpark shooting was a gift to the Republicans. Steve Bannon must be squealing in delight.

      The cable news people are still rolling in it like pigs, and it’s already being used in ads (such as the one recently put out in the Ossoff race). It’s become a little more difficult for the Cialis merchants (aka cable news) to focus on Russia during this phony kumbaya period.

      Bannon and Company’s dream come true.

      • Ninja0980

        If the shooter thought he was helping Democrats, he just hurt them in the worst way possible.

        • Friday

          Probably just unhinged-angry. He was an anti-Hillary campaigner, after all.

        • DreadPikathulhu

          The shooter was a Bernie fan and the last thing on their mind is helping the Democrats. They’re just as complicit as the GOP with the “burn it all down!” mentality.

          Meanwhile, innocent people suffer and in many cases, die.

    • kaydenpat

      Reading any Rightwing website, the answer is a resounding yes. Unfortunately.

    • edrex

      ask FOX news.

  • Boreal
  • Michael R

    Gun violence this week :
    262 killed , 559 wounded

    Politicize much ?

  • another_steve

    That ad they put out, linking Ossoff to the congressional ballpark shooting and to the recent Kathy Griffin “severed Trump head” fiasco, is devastating.

    That ad alone will cost Ossoff the election.

    • Boreal

      That is fucking unbelievable except they are repigs.

      • Ninja0980

        Not only that but it’s the line used by virtually every black and LGBT conservative I’ve heard.

        • Boreal

          Brainwashed by their Stockholm syndrome captors.

          • Ninja0980

            That and bitterness that they are rejected by others in their group.
            Clarence Thomas being the best example of that.

        • olandp

          Funny how the black Republicans are the most “white acting” of all.

          • RoFaWh

            I notice that more and more news programs have at least one black commentator, but they usually have a white accent. Give me Stanley Roberts of “People Behaving Badly” who happily speaks with a definite black accent, though not in heavy Ebonics.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Lol and that is geared 100% to white voters. How many african americans would buy this big assed lie?

    • kaydenpat

      That isn’t racist at all. /s

    • yes b’y
  • Rex

    When they go low, they go really, really, really low.

    • Bluto

      Going high is moral & respectable but it doesn’t work.

    • kaydenpat

      There is no bottom for them.

  • Don’t be fooled by Handel. She has a rock solid record of NOT COMPLETING ANYTHING! You can check all this out for yourself; she never completed college even though her current campaign literature implies she did (and so does Wikipedia), didn’t complete her only 4-year term on the Fulton County Commission – she RESIGNED after only 3 yrs to run for GA Secretary of State.

    Didn’t complete her only 4-yr term as GA Secretary of State – she RESIGNED after only 3 yrs to run for Governor and failed at that attempt.

    She was FORCED TO RESIGN amid public outcry from the Komen Foundation over planned parenthood issues. Then she ran for Senate – and FAILED at that attempt.

    Her campaign literature leaves all this out and instead talks about her “proven results” which really don’t exist. How can she have “proven results” having never even completed a single term in any public office. She has a total of 6 yrs in public office, NOT the 25 yrs she implies in her TV ads.

    And now she’s running for Congress!!! She is just looking for a job with benefits. Assuming she makes it to congress (gasp!!) her historical record indicates she’ll only RESIGN AGAIN in 2018 to run for president in 2020. Good grief!! She is SO unqualified.

  • GayOldLady

    Polls from 6/17/17

    WSB-TV ………. Ossoff 50 / Handel 48
    Fox 5 ……….. Ossoff 50/ Handel 49

    • Boreal

      Razor close. If our side turns out in large numbers we can win

      • GayOldLady

        We absolutely can win. The only thing that concerns me is the purge of the voting rolls in GA that the GA State GOP has undertaken in the last couple of years. We need every eligible voter to turnout to offset those who try to vote but won’t be able to because their name has been purged from the voter rolls. But my hopes are high for this one. LET IT BE!!!!!

        • charemor

          Plus, they have no paper trail and their computers are subject to being hacked.

      • Bluto

        So in other words we’re fucked.

    • Treant

      Unfortunately, that’s in “close enough to cheat” territory.

    • kaydenpat

      Dang. That’s too close for comfort.

      • nocadrummer

        … but close enough to rig the machines in her favor.

  • Blake J Butler

    It’s talk, the race shouldn’t even be this close to begin with, which should say something about Handel is that she isn’t as popular as she says she is, and the demographics are changing in the district away from the republicans favor.

    She rejects his support, then she alienates the deplorables in the base, however though i am not sure how many of them would fit into the upper-middle class base since they are mostly white trash.

  • Dear Gay Men and Women of Georgia:

    Do your part and stop this woman because if she is elected she will STOP you from living a meaningful, respectful and peaceful life!!!!

  • Mark McGovern

    In the whole scheme of things it is irrelevant. There is so much more to unfold before mid terms. In some respects, I’d rather see the Dems lose as a catylist to getting their better game on for when it counts.

    • Chicago joe

      But will that actually happen? I’d like to think it would, I worry it will just create more spiraling and floundering around.

    • Ninja0980

      Yup, like the elections this fall in VA and NJ for starters.

  • Ninja0980

    In 2005, Democrats lost three close elections in very red districts and yet still had a wave year in 06.
    I am hoping Ossoff pulls off a win but to make this race the end all be all is absurd.

    • SoCalGal20

      What this race and the earlier special elections show is that Rs in legit swing districts and pretty much anything that’s R+10 or less better watch out in 2018.

      • Ninja0980

        Yup, just like the ones in 05 did.

  • Daveed_WOW

    “close” means Democrats lose. Always.

  • DreadPikathulhu

    Part of me thinks people will see through this whole “Liberals are the real extremists” charade and do the right thing, but so many people are just that dumb and the GOP has the lock on their vote.

  • safari

    I suspect people won’t disappoint and vote for another leopard that’ll turn around and eat their face as promised.

  • bkmn

    People in Georgia know Karen Handel and don’t like her. I hope Ossoff beats her, and I hope he beats her by a nice margin to send a message to the GOP.

    • kaydenpat

      Let it be so.

    • kareemachan

      From your keyboard to God’s monitor.

  • TK

    “Democrats have never given this president a chance.”

    Are these people for fucking real???

    • kaydenpat

      A chance to do what exactly? He’s an awful human being and his policies are damaging to the average American. Why should we roll over for him?

      Republicans obstructed President Obama from the get go. They never gave him a chance.

      • Well, at least they’re consistent — they’re obstructing Trump, too.

        • kareemachan

          Nah, they’re waffling. Big difference.

      • RoFaWh

        A chance to further line his pockets (or, to play Vlad his monthly protection) using other people’s money. Which other people? The taxpayers, of course.

    • BobSF_94117

      Well, it’s true. What they don’t say is that “this president” has been stymied by his own party because his policies are so unpopular. What Dems do or don’t do has been pretty irrelevant, at least in the Congress.

  • Natty Enquirer

    But I thought The Donald liked increases in P’s.

  • Treant

    It’s not like this is an R+5 district, it’s the same district that sent Newt Gingrich to the House. I fully expect a loss due to voter suppression, but the fact that they had to blatantly cheat should be making the Republicans very, very nervous. There will be R+5 and R+7 districts flipping where they can’t cheat that much.

    ETA: 538 handicaps the district at R+10.

    • SoCalGal20

      This district has been swinging toward blue pretty rapidly. Even if Ossoff doesn’t win it doesn’t change that trend. And this seat will be up again in 2018. After Congress takes everybody’s healthcare away to give tax breaks to the rich it will be interesting to see what happens in this district and others across the country.

  • KevInPDX

    The Ossoff campaign is desperate for $$$. Act Blue has pestered the pants off me via emails about this campaign and it worked as I have given the money each time.

    • TuuxKabin

      Same here, then I started giving weekly, and they still fill my ‘promotional’ in box with several begs a day. So apart from the weekly, I give ’em a bit quite often and add the 20% tip. Same with Beto O’Rourke, tho his begs are less desperate to read, and right now I’m waiting for password confirmation to buy a BETO FOR TEXAS tee.

  • Blake Jordan

    Too bad the voting is very riggable in that district…
    So handel could still win, no matter what..

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Well, hopefully Trump’s kiss of death, will render Handel a toxic pariah.

  • DaveMiller135

    Maybe the WH has instituted something like a “Swear Jar” and they’re charging him by the tweet.

  • kaydenpat

    Trump really loves those “P’s”, doesn’t he?
    Ossoff’ win would be a miracle. I really hope he can pull it off.

  • Boreal

    If you’re just joining the thread our forced birth troll from the other day is here lecturing us on life.

    • UrsusArctos

      I know their game is NOT concern about life and too many people know this to let them have their way. They want to control women. Period.

      • Boreal

        They want to control women and peoples sex lives.

  • Richard B

    Lets make Donald Trump furious – vote for Jon Ossoff tomorrow!

    • kareemachan

      Hey, if it gives him a stroke….

  • Great — Satan says “Vote for Beelzebub!”

    I hope the Democrats are smart enough to run spots showing Handel saying “I don’t believe in a living wage.”

  • thatotherjean

    Way to go, Donnie–one out of four! While it’s true that Democrats want to stop tax cuts, seeing as how they’ll go to people who have enough money already, your other three points are lies. Why vote for a candidate just because the President is willing to lie to get her elected?

    • kareemachan

      Cuz they’re morans?

  • Larry in Oklahoma

    It’s really sad when the GOP have to use a shooting as a means of garnering votes for their side. She MAY win. But then again, Trump may be the new Sarah Palin; I think everyone she endorsed LOST.

  • kareemachan

    drumpster’s capitalization is weird.

    this is all.

  • People get spooked really easily. As much as most of them hate Republican policies, they’ll vote for the [R] shouting, “I’ll grab my NRA-defended guns and go after our enemies!!” They find Democrats very easy to hate even though lefty liberals are the ones who will actually fight for the policies they’d like. Some people are just so easily fooled.

  • UrsusArctos

    Now, y’all be fair. Miss Handel is the Queen of Failing Upwards. /snark
    She might pull this off as well. Whatever happens I’m hoping it puts a burr under “purity” Democrats saddle and gets people focused on the real issue – Neutering the GOP congress in 2018 or 2020 (the sooner, the better).

  • Lizard

    “Left-wing extremism”?

    Oh, fuck off. This is Georgia. We’re surrounded by republicans with guns and anger issues.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    The question now becomes, will Dems show up or just assume a win or worse, decide Ossoff isn’t pure enough. Seriously, if a low turnout by Dems happens, it will be a signal that liberals in America aren’t serious about change…more’s the pity. You have one chance, get it right; VOTE!!!

    As for the whole “this shooting will win us the election”, that should be repeated with a disdain so as to communicate just how opportunistic and cynical the Republicans are. Alas, I have my fears…I want to be proven wrong, please Dems, prove me wrong.

  • JCF

    “100% increases in P’s.”

    There’s an interesting Drumpfian turn-of-phrase!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ae0cec22fb9540b151e71af70e32ac4de4efbbba1e03d563b4e9e663f5cb5d64.jpg

  • Piona O.

    I’ll give you my Twitter phone when you pry it out of my cold dead hands.

  • thomas

    WARNING TO ALL DEMOFUCKS, HANDEL SHOULD WIN AND YOU FERRY BOY JON OSSOFF LITTEL FAGGOT HOPEFULLY WILL LOSE AND OF COUSE YOU WILL BLAME TRUMP LOSERS

    • Boreal

      Hey dipshit, your caps lock is stuck. Maybe if you stop jerking off to goat porn that won’t happen again. Sorry about your small dick, shitstain.
      Also fairy is spelled this way. Please make a note of it.