A brief jolt: Kasim Reed to side with Roy Barnes in governor’s race

I’m off-site and air-brushed this morning to tape a pair of debates for governor.

But an e-mail has rolled in from the Democratic campaign of former Gov. Roy Barnes, promising a “major Atlanta political endorsement” at 11 a.m.

The identity of the endorser is a mystery.

But the location is City Hall. The only two participants named are Barnes and Mayor Kasim Reed. And Barnes stepped in to endorse Reed last year at a crucial point in his race for mayor.

The tension is unbearable.

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Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

July 16th, 2010
9:24 am

Lisa…Lisa Borders…Quo Vadis?

Do People Believe You?

July 16th, 2010
9:29 am

Kasim is Bill Campbell’s replacement, and Bill and Barnes go way back. Take a look at their contractor friends. Kasim is just a puppet for the same people that Purdue and Barnes report to.

Maycomb

July 16th, 2010
9:34 am

No Jolt at all. Kasim owes King Roy for finding a way to inject race into the Atlatna Mayoral race. This is just payback.

lmno

July 16th, 2010
9:34 am

I saw Kasim Reed get fiesty about the pension plans for the city on the evening news a couple of months back and gained a new respect for the guy. I am becoming a fan. I hope he can make some real changes to this city. We could use some.

We’ve got to make this city more easily traveled.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

July 16th, 2010
9:37 am

DuBose and Carol Porter is the right path for Georgia’s future. Barnes is “circling the drain,” just look at him.

Hmmmmmmm

July 16th, 2010
9:59 am

Go Roy! Go Kasim!

Disavantaged Insider

July 16th, 2010
10:03 am

Nothing Jolting about it, Jim. If anyone who saw Roy endorse Kasim during the mayor’s camopaign didn’t see it as a downpayment on Kasim’s support for Roy in the primary — especially with Baker in the race — then those people aren’t just paying attention. It was absolutely predicible, and these days it’s nice when SOMETHING goes according to plan!

cmm

July 16th, 2010
10:06 am

Whatever; they will both go down in flames!

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

July 16th, 2010
10:10 am

Flaccid Vietnam draft-dodger Barnes does have money…and weak eyes with the vanity to hide his glasses and attempt to hide his shiny bald pate with a comb-over. Surrounded by others of the “Castillian Richmondese” vein, he is no man and no Georgian worthy of the name.

Should he be made elect and honored by men when even his wife doesn’t honor him as “the man” of their family?

“Bachelor” Kasim may not know of such considerations at this point of his “maturity.”

Worthy of general esteem by all Georgians for their wisdom and demeanor are Carol and DuBose Porter: true Georgians. Let’s we the People of Georgia make them elect and confound the encroaching false elite.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

July 16th, 2010
10:12 am

P.S. Should Diebold permit.

Pork Chop

July 16th, 2010
10:35 am

You can count on ol’ Roy to make race an issue when it clearly is not. Just stand by: ol’ Roy will show you a thing or two!

Go Karen!

Georgia Voter

July 16th, 2010
10:52 am

Nathan Deal dominates Barnes head to head. Nathan Deal is the only Republican candidate that does so, consistently polling 7 points ahead of Barnes in the general.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2010/election_2010_governor_elections/georgia/election_2010_georgia_governor

Baby's Daddy

July 16th, 2010
10:55 am

Roy gotta get the brothers on board his soul train, know what I’m sayin’. Roy been eatin’ chitlins a long time and da brothers owe him, know what I’m sayin.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

July 16th, 2010
11:07 am

The Gay Old Perverts want Roy’s head on the chopping block for an easy win…maybe.

DuBose and Carol Porter are good for all Georgians.

Ga Values

July 16th, 2010
11:20 am

Deal will say anything to get elected, just remember along with Maxine Waters & Jesse Jackson, Jr. he was selected as 1 of the 15 most corrupt in Washington and that is really saying something about his character.

**Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA)**
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL)
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)
Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV)
Rep. John P. Murtha (D-PA)
Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY)
Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)
Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN)
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Mike

July 16th, 2010
11:21 am

I’d already thought that Kasim had endorsed Barnes.

Malik Zulu Shabazz

July 16th, 2010
11:28 am

I bet Thurbert Baker is pissed. The Nation of Islam brother Kasim Reed done sold him out to the white man.

Malik Zulu Shabazz

July 16th, 2010
11:30 am

Snap. Oh no he dit int!

Hey Will Jones

July 16th, 2010
11:37 am

I’m curious about your Barnes draft dodger claim. Where is some proof to back up that claim? Also, I’m really curious how you know he is flaccid. Tell us how you know that.

luangtom

July 16th, 2010
11:41 am

No surprise at all. Mayor Shirley, Mayor Kasim. No difference. No surprise. How many tokens need be given out to contractors and supporters by Kasim Reed? Shirley did it, Roy Barnes did it and now we have Kasim gonna support Roy. No big surprise. Whoopee, Atlanta and GA politics goes on…….

T Knight

July 16th, 2010
12:07 pm

really….. who’s surprised by this?

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

July 16th, 2010
12:21 pm

Hey Will Jones
July 16th, 2010
11:37 am

Look up the definition of “flaccid,” projecting pervert.

Law school was the draft-dodge Barnes chose to avoid service with 9.2 million patriot Americans during the Vietnam era.

With a disproportionate number of Veterans and military in Georgia, let’s not elevate such as he, when all know, and can see by looking at him, that his is not worthy.

Gummy Yawn

July 16th, 2010
12:24 pm

These are my blogs. I own them. I am also Will Jones! Ha! Jeffersonian exegesis.

Gummy Yawn

July 16th, 2010
12:30 pm

Hey “Will,” did Catlady get your tongue?

Gummy Yawn

July 16th, 2010
12:33 pm

Complain to Jim Galloway now like you do to Maureen Downey when you are unmasked. You want to own the blogs. You want to be the only blogging, but you are very boring — except for your Will Jones character. Will is not boring but just crazy.

Gummy Yawn

July 16th, 2010
12:35 pm

Roy, I am Gummy Yawn, and I say that you are going to win hands down.

DuBose Porter

July 16th, 2010
12:38 pm

How did I ever convince even me that I could win this election. 3%? I need to spend more time with the craftsmen and toilers. The Gridiron Mentality messed me up.

DuBose Porter

July 16th, 2010
12:39 pm

By the way, where IS Catlady today?

DuBose Porter, Jr.

July 16th, 2010
12:40 pm

I forgot to put “Jr.” after my name. I am not running for Governor. I am running for President of the Hahira Rotary.

Keisha Waites

July 16th, 2010
12:48 pm

Congrats Gov Barnes great endorsement!

I am deeply sadden and broken-hearted to hear of the loss of our friend Rep. Billy McKinney. The McKinney family has inspired me beyond words. Rep. McKinney rose the bar and set the tone for what it means to really serve the People. I am so grateful for his work and legacy. I extend my prayers to the family and thank you for sharing him with us.

JJ

July 16th, 2010
1:09 pm

The Black People in Georgia are ignorant if they vote for Barnes. Thurbert Baker is who they need to be supporting.Here you have an African-American candidate who has dotted all his I’s and crossed his T’s and the Black people support the White Man. It is very sad.

Timus

July 16th, 2010
1:17 pm

Baker’s goose was cooked when he kept Genarlo Wilson locked up even after the prosecutor freed him!!

Georgia for Roy Barnes

July 16th, 2010
1:24 pm

Roy Barnes would be a good Governor for everybody.

AngryVoter

July 16th, 2010
1:24 pm

It looks as though the Reps are going to win in Nov. The Reps understood the “Anyone But Barnes or Ox” sentiment among the voters, but the Dems appear to be condescending enough to think the the majority party can be forced into voting for the man previously rejected. The Dems don’t seem to understand that to win an election, you need to nominated someone who can attract voters, not the person that you like the best.

Heck, I love chicken livers, but I understand that serving them at a large dinner party will mean many hungry, unpleased people at the end of the night. Dems can try to put as much lipstick on the Rat as possible, but the majority of us will still recognize the Rat.

GaBlue

July 16th, 2010
1:27 pm

Yes, Will Jones is crazy (or at least regularly posts things to this blog that give the appearance thereof), but please don’t let that stop you from taking a good, hard look at Carol Porter for Lt. Governor!! She’s not an outsider, and not a career politician, but she knows the people of this state, is as smart as a whip, and can inject common sense into the issues that affect the State and People of Georgia. It’s refreshing to hear her reject partisan bait and discuss FACTS. The status quo is not serving us well, and I appreciate that we can still — if only occasionally — have someone running for office around here that actually cares about something beyond his or her “big donor” list.

AngryVoter

July 16th, 2010
1:29 pm

Georgia for Roy Barnes – I just don’t get that thinking. The Dems were excited about him eight years ago, tried to push him on voters, but, having witnessed him as Gov, the voters rejected him. The Dems are just as excited about him now, but he polls behind every Rep but Ox.

Suppose you ran a business that manufactured Widgets. The Widgets don’t sell. Would you manufacture more of the same? Or design a new Widget, based on what customers are asking for? The Dems are giving us the same Widget we rejected before, and the electorate is no more likely to choose it this time. Hmm, and they say Dems don’t understand business. Imagine that!

Female Voter

July 16th, 2010
1:45 pm

Barnes was a great governor; he appointed Connie Stokes as a Senate Floor Leader!
More legislative experience for a legislative job.
Let’s send Connie to Congress.

4th District vote Tuesday!
ConniesStokesforCongress.com

Mr. KnowitAll

July 16th, 2010
1:55 pm

One left wing socialist, marxist, re-distributionist scratching the back of another. ,,,,So what?

JJ

July 16th, 2010
1:57 pm

Now Roy Barnes has said he is in favor of an Arizona Type Immigration Law. Black people of Georgia, he is playing you like a drum. That alone should disqualify him from receiving any support from the black Community. Go ahead and continue to support him if you want your young Black men to be Racially Profiled and harassed by the police. He is not good for the Black Community or the State of Georgia. The people of Georgia fired him in 2002. Don’t rehire him to do nothing again.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

July 16th, 2010
2:26 pm

Blacks built America from the start, same as Whites, Gentile and Jew.

Why should any American want Rome to take us back over after running the slave trade for 2,000 years and being the identified Anti-Christ which killed John and Martin to send us to Vietnam and committed 9/11 to send us to steal oil and protect the Saudi “royals?”

Illegal immigration is Rome’s openly published stratagem for re-fighting Bloody Marsh, bloodlessly.

Mammon-worshipper Barnes is on the side of Rome’s “Fifth Column” and will do no Righteousness on behalf of G-d, the Constitution of the State of Georgia, or the People.

N.B. @GaBlue
July 16th, 2010
1:27 pm

Read it and weep:

Psalms Chapter 94

1 O LORD, Thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, Thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, shine forth.

2 Lift up Thyself, Thou Judge of the earth; render to the proud their recompense.

3 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult?

4 They gush out, they speak arrogancy; all the workers of iniquity bear themselves loftily.

5 They crush Thy people, O LORD, and afflict Thy heritage.

6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

7 And they say: ‘The LORD will not see, neither will the God of Jacob give heed.’

8 Consider, ye brutish among the people; and ye fools, when will ye understand?

9 He that planted the ear, shall He not hear? He that formed the eye, shall He not see?

10 He that instructeth nations, shall not He correct? even He that teacheth man knowledge?

11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

12 Happy is the man whom Thou instructest, O LORD, and teachest out of Thy law;

13 That Thou mayest give him rest from the days of evil, until the pit be digged for the wicked.

14 For the LORD will not cast off His people, neither will He forsake His inheritance.

15 For right shall return unto justice, and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

16 Who will rise up for me against the evil-doers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had soon dwelt in silence.

18 If I say: ‘My foot slippeth’, Thy mercy, O LORD, holdeth me up.

19 When my cares are many within me, Thy comforts delight my soul.

20 Shall the seat of wickedness have fellowship with Thee, which frameth mischief by statute?

21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood.

22 But the LORD hath been my high tower, and my God the rock of my refuge.

23 And He hath brought upon them their own iniquity, and will cut them off in their own evil; the LORD our God will cut them off.

Intown

July 16th, 2010
2:34 pm

Barnes knows how to campaign. He’s one the governorship before. Too bad Baker didn’t drop out and run for Lt.Gov. when Barnes announced. Or just stay in his AG post.

Sandra

July 16th, 2010
2:51 pm

Will Jones,
I just have one question. Are you totally crazy or just sound that way?

Diehard

July 16th, 2010
2:57 pm

Wow. Its news that King Kasim wants King Roy to re-join him in the Kingdumb?

Maycomb

July 16th, 2010
3:08 pm

Barnes says he is for the AZ law but not if the prisioners are housed in GA. It’s like the federal law we have already… there is no penalty for breaking it!
Its a dodge used by people who want to appear to be against illegal immigration without acutally doing anything about it. Barnes is a hypocrite.

Maycomb

July 16th, 2010
3:18 pm

Bet Barnes will not be nearly so friendly with Bell, Burris and Reed come November. It’s close to the primary and Barnes is trotting out his black metro Atlanta support for a week. Next month and the month after, he will be hiding them again hoping the rest of the state won’t remember.
Is he ashamed of their support?

Mediator

July 16th, 2010
3:40 pm

Will Jones………You must be on drugs! Dude you sound like a damn fool!

Pork Chop

July 16th, 2010
4:22 pm

Barnes polled as high as he is going to – breaking away with his annoucing for Gubernor. As far as Barnes is concerned, it is down hill from this point. In other words, he reached his peak when he announced. Handel, on the other hand, has been climbing in the polls and will be the Republican nominee, probably after a run-off.

Go, Karen, go!

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

July 16th, 2010
4:35 pm

Given the obvious culture of corruption in the Gay Old Pervert party – Deal, Oxendine, McBerry, Handel – which gave us the Bush/Cheney abomination, true Democrats like the Porters should have no problem in November. Let’s nominate them next Tuesday. Thanks!

Will Jones, Jr.

July 16th, 2010
4:44 pm

Mediator: I resemble that statement.

Gummy Yawn

July 16th, 2010
4:46 pm

Will Jones, I love you! Exegete, baby, exegete!