Shirley Franklin, Andrew Young host a Christmas fund-raiser for Roy Barnes

With the race for mayor of Atlanta over, the players are moving to the next one. Below is the invite for a Dec. 14 fund-raiser for former Gov. Roy Barnes, hosted by Mayor Shirley Franklin and former mayor Andrew Young.

The name of mayor-elect Kasim Reed is missing.

But you’ll notice a good number other regulars on the host list, plus some prominent members of the African-American clergy, including Bishop Eddie Long and the Rev. Jasper Williams:

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Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

December 7th, 2009
12:42 pm

Eddie Long is Bush’s “boy.” ‘Nuff said.

Couldn’t see “the real Anti-Christ” when you shook hands with it, huh? “Bishop?”

Say what?

December 7th, 2009
12:51 pm

No longer a Democrat, won’t be contributing to any Democratic candidates, won’t be voting for any Democratic candidates.

If Norwood’s a Republican, then so am I.

louise in Lilburn

December 7th, 2009
12:57 pm

Very smart move by Mr. Barnes to get these Atlanta power players involved with his campaign. It took a lot of courage for Barnes to change the Georgia State flag, and he sure was overly punished for it. Looking back, it was the right thing to do but we really over-reacted and defeated him. And what did the people of Georgia get…Sonny Perdue, who is so inept it is laughable. I look forward to voting for Barnes. We need him back to restore order in State government.

Bob in Winder

December 7th, 2009
1:22 pm

Looks like Roy has sold out to the Jackson Machine, sure don’t see how that’s going to help him.

Aaron Burr V. Mexico

December 7th, 2009
1:30 pm

Given how stupid the people of this state are, you’re right. They’ll elect a cabbage if it has an R next to it.

Impressive

December 7th, 2009
2:23 pm

Impressive little shindig hes planning there. Its looking more and more like Barnes will be gov, one again

Nothing to see here

December 7th, 2009
2:49 pm

Wow, call the exterminator because Twelve will have a major rat infestation on 12/14. My god, how much scum and bloodsuckers can they fit into one ballroom.

Intown lib

December 7th, 2009
2:49 pm

Say what: Hope you enjoy political purgatory. Norwood would not have made a good mayor no matter her skin color or political party affiliation. For the good of the City and all of us, 715 more voters thought so too. Hope you get over it soon.

The Late Maynord Jackson

December 7th, 2009
3:03 pm

Roy Barnes is our man. VOTE EARLY & OFTEN…..

Hank Swenson

December 7th, 2009
3:07 pm

Hope they all carry some protection going over to Atlantic Station…A lot of crime over in that area…

Raygunius Delmacio

December 7th, 2009
3:43 pm

Roy Barnes has my vote for 1/2 a pint.

Paul

December 7th, 2009
3:47 pm

DuBose Porter is my guy…He is the one pushing better education and technical schools to get people to work…DuBose Porter WORKS FOR ME

Shed the man,

December 7th, 2009
4:23 pm

Roy Barnes People yes we can do this.

RetiredSoldier

December 7th, 2009
4:26 pm

I’m sure Baker is excited with this. Guess The Jackson crowd has thrown Baker under the bus.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

December 7th, 2009
5:01 pm

It’s good to see the Mayor-Elect of Atlanta didn’t sign on. Vietnam draft-dodger Barnes’ banking riches are ill-gotten gains: he is corrupt.

Mary Norwood mess up

December 7th, 2009
5:30 pm

I am voting for Roy Barnes

MrAttitude

December 7th, 2009
5:33 pm

Hey Retired Soldier
You said a mouthful – Baker doesn’t stand a chance. The black community found out who he really was during the Wilson saga. His best chance is to hope Roy will give him a seat at the table when he is elected.

Raygunius Delmacio

December 7th, 2009
6:13 pm

WSB just said that there are over 1,200 votes with non existent address, them dead people might not get to vote after all.

Hamilton Jones

December 7th, 2009
9:34 pm

Atlanta politics is a unique mix…the black power structure plays the race card to defeat Norwood (I am not in the Atlanta area). Then the power structure holds a fund raiser for a white….

Hamilton Jones

December 7th, 2009
9:37 pm

We elect a black president and hope we have moved pass the race card…then the black power structure in Atlanta play the race card to defeat a white candidate..then swing around to support a white candidate..most likely guess to have a voice in state affairs…seems Atlanta cannot move pass the race issue.

Hamilton Jones

December 7th, 2009
9:47 pm

typo…past for pass

Hamilton Jones

December 7th, 2009
9:48 pm

typo..past for pass

Bobby Anthony

December 7th, 2009
10:18 pm

Roy Barnes dealt the teachers in Georgia a dirty hand. He had little respect and openly showed contempt for educators. He can have all of the big names in the state endorse him, but us little guys will defeat him again.

Reptilian Roy

December 7th, 2009
10:31 pm

Reptilian Roy tried to parlay teacher scapegoating into the Vice President’s slot on the ticket in the 2000 elections as the alleged educator reformer. He is a political opportunist of the first and worst degree. Even his post governorship work in educator has shown almost zero understanding of the dreadful lack of support teachers are given. Because he is still counting on teacher scapegoating, in a more subdued way, to pay political dividends.

It was, is, and always will be about Reptilian Roy and never about public service.

Money Talks

December 8th, 2009
9:31 am

Money talks. But for the $250 minimum all you get is a whisper.
This state is hopelessly corrupt. Republicans and Democrats.
If we don’t get ethics reform, PAC reform, campaign finance bundling reform, this state (and country) will definitely sink to third world status. There is no more inefficient way to run a so-called democracy than to allow the monied interests to buy the government.

RatSmeller

December 8th, 2009
11:03 am

So teachers are happier with the way Sonny handled education and teachers in this state? By cutting over $2B from the education budget during his time as Governor?

Zeb

December 8th, 2009
12:00 pm

Dubose Porter, David Poythress and Jeff Chapman seem to have ethics. Karen Handel seems to have done the party leadership’s bidding whatever it may be, unsavory or not. I think the moment one of these gentlemen becomes governor, the whole landscape of Georgia politics will change. No more good ol’ boy partying, pocket lining free-for-all.

Mr. Grumpy

December 8th, 2009
1:30 pm

Do you want to know why we have had the greatest frequency of corruption at the Capitol for the past several years? Because you suckers voted for guys who proclaimed loudly that they were “family values” politicians. You bought it and they have had a field day over there. Do us all a favor. The next time a guy running for office says he’s a “family values” politician, vote against him. You’ll spare us all the pain of watching the Georgia GOP implode. They’re abunch of Bible thumping geeks who can’t wauit for the day to end so they can go get their nookie. These men of great moral character don’t even think they’re going to get caught. By the time this is all over, we’re going to see the GOP return to political obscurity.

Mary Norwood mess up

December 8th, 2009
2:23 pm

Look how do black people play race card when Norwood got 95% of the white vote. Look black people been voting for white president for decades and Senate, Governor so I dont think people should throw race card in the election. Black people would come out strong for Roy Barnes instead of Thurbert Baker which is black.

Don't Like PoliticOracle

December 8th, 2009
4:12 pm

May Roman Levit’s career in political consulting and campaign management rest in peace. Seriously, this was Mary’s race to lose.

Liberals Never Argue Rationally

December 8th, 2009
4:28 pm

I’m sure there will be a lot of back-slapping and hand-shaking at the election of yet another Jackson/Young puppet, Kasim Reed. Kudos! (for keeping us stuck in time)

Don't make me get Philly here!

December 9th, 2009
2:50 pm

Can we not get rid of Shirley Franklin, she’s like a plague. God help those students who have to sit in one of her classes…she’ll teach you how to be a crooked politician.

We should have a fund raiser to get rid of her.