Your morning jolt: Lee Anderson’s list of demands for a debate with John Barrow

The loquaciously challenged Lee Anderson is entirely willing to meet U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Augusta, in a debate this fall.

But first, says the Republican challenger from Grovetown, the Deep South’s last white Democrat in Congress must prove himself worthy. From Larry Peterson and the Savannah Morning News:

He’ll “consider” a debate if Barrow first discusses on TV his recent tepid endorsement of President Barack Obama.

And, if spokesman Ryan Mahoney adds, Barrow says on camera who he supports for Speaker of the House.

“Barrow,” Mahoney said, “… is incapable of telling the truth to voters … and doesn’t deserve a platform to further promote his empty campaign promises and tired political rhetoric.”

Already, Anderson has slapped his preconditions on two debates – one in Statesboro, the other in Augusta, Peterson reports.

Barrow has refused Anderson’s demands.

There is talk that Anderson is ready to heap on more requirements intended to even the debating field: Barrow would be required to shave his eyebrows, wear a clown suit with large red pom-pom buttons, and issue all his responses through a nose whistle.

But we have not been able to confirm this.

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Ann Romney, wife of the GOP presidential candidate, will be the centerpiece of a fundraiser at Sugarloaf Country Club in Duluth at 5 p.m. today. A contribution of $2,500 will get you a photo with Mrs. Romney. A photoless, general reception at 5:30 p.m. knocks the price down to $1,000.

Inconvenient members of the press will not be allowed in. Mitt Romney is scheduled to make a fundraising stop in Atlanta next week.

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Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter has declared that he needs to budget for a full-time investigator to look into accusations of government corruption:

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Democrats are apologizing for a major gaffe at their national convention in Charlotte – during a speech aimed at veterans, no less. The goof is just now coming to light. From the New York Times:

The image at the convention on its closing night was noticed by a reader of The Navy Times, who realized that the image projected on the screens in the background certainly did not look like the ships on which he – or his predecessors — had served.

Naval experts consulted by The Navy Times concluded that the image was a composite of mostly Soviet-era ships from the Black Sea Fleet, which towered above the retired admiral John B. Nathman as he delivered a tribute to veterans.

At least it wasn’t the Potemkin.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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46 comments Add your comment

Big John

September 13th, 2012
10:43 am

I believe Joel McElhannon is running Lee Anderson’s campaign. That is enough said.

td

September 13th, 2012
10:50 am

loquaciously: full of excessive talk : wordy

“The loquaciously challenged Lee Anderson ”

I am sure there is a reason you used this word that is cute but I do not get it?

td

September 13th, 2012
10:53 am

Russian battleships to honor US vets, supports killings babies up to birth, supports sodomy and denied God three times. And you libs think this was an excellent convention.

don't know why it matters

September 13th, 2012
10:58 am

@BigJohn don’t know why it matters who is running his campaign. And for the record McElhannon is a winner. Check his record.

TiredOfIt

September 13th, 2012
11:10 am

$1000 dollars for a picture with the want to be queen?

Bob Loblaw

September 13th, 2012
11:20 am

McElhannon is a winner. His horse in this race just ain’t Mr. Ed. If he’s going to end up in the Winner’s Circle, he needs to keep him off that stage.

Ric

September 13th, 2012
11:48 am

To modify a statement by Bob Hope, asking Anderson why he won’t debate again is like asking Rosemary why she won’t have another baby.

Kris

September 13th, 2012
11:50 am

$1000 a plate? You know elephants loves peanuts. That’s about what the working poor will get under a romney-ryan administration.

President OBAMA 2010

Kris

September 13th, 2012
11:52 am

My bad….I was in wrong time zone.

Re-elect President OBAMA 2012

Ric

September 13th, 2012
11:56 am

Wouldn’t the debate itself be a wonderful opportunity to ask Barrow about his endorsement of Obama?

RomeGaGuy

September 13th, 2012
12:02 pm

Lee Anderson would also like a bowl of Brown Peanut M&M’s in his dressing room for any debates. They can only be the Brown ones.

Don't Tread

September 13th, 2012
12:09 pm

“Democrats are apologizing for a major gaffe at their national convention in Charlotte”

Anyone know if the Democrats ever apologized for 0bama snubbing the Medal of Honor Ball on inauguration night? (He made sure to attend the one for the Hollywood celebrities.)

honested

September 13th, 2012
12:10 pm

If you had your picture made with anne romney, would she show up in the picture?

honested

September 13th, 2012
12:14 pm

I hope the voters in the constantly shifting District will express their demands to continue effective representation over childishness!

Baghdad Bob

September 13th, 2012
12:18 pm

All to be hailing mighty wife of glorious Leader Romney to be visiting asking money to help poor dog Shamus who was on roof of car by Dog Pig Obama. Glory to Soviet Republic of Georgia she visit us. God send ten thousand doves to fly over her with great rainbow and white lightness descendinging from on high.

All hate communist capitalist dog pig enemy Democrat party for showing wrong images glorious Soviet republic of Amerika naval ships wrong show cheese eating surrender marmoset navy of France instead. We spit on them.

Pravda say niet not France dog monkey ships but Evil Empire Russia. Democrat party support killings 10 trillion trillion babies, sodomy of all dog cats in world, deny God 10000 millions of millions of times. Was excellent convention! Not. Hahahaja. Pravda humoring good.

Pravda say Barrow endorsing Emmanuel Goldstein and communist capitalist dog pig Obama. Two minute hate on Obama, Barrow, and Goldstein now. Good for you! ALL GLORY TO SOVIET REPUBLIC GEORGIA. We number one producer of potassium.

Baghdad Bob

September 13th, 2012
12:22 pm

We back! Urgent updatingness. Reports of glorious field troop reporters say Communist Dog Pig Capitalist Obama snubbing Medal of Honor for 40 years, put their heads on spikes, eat their children’s eyes and curse their fields with evil eye. Is true!

Booger Fling

September 13th, 2012
12:27 pm

Who cares if Barrow and Anderson have a debate??? When are the sheeple, and the lame stream going to stop treating politics like a sport???

Unlike the rest of these clowns, Barrow listens to his constituents. This is the ONLY guy you’ll see getting out and discussing the issues with the folks that matter. Sure you’ll see the others eventually, but only during election time. Barrow votes according to what the people want. Not some big business interest or hidden agenda.

Auntie Christ

September 13th, 2012
12:49 pm

Baghdad Bob, thanks for putting it in language that even td, cc and don’t read can understand.

honested

September 13th, 2012
12:50 pm

Fling,

I got shifted into price’s District this cycle.
His office hasn’t caught on to that yet, because their email system won’t accept my zip code.
Now that is non-communication!

Look before I leap...

September 13th, 2012
12:53 pm

@Don’t Tread:
“Anyone know if the Democrats ever apologized for 0bama snubbing the Medal of Honor Ball on inauguration night? (He made sure to attend the one for the Hollywood celebrities.)”

So, had Obama attended the American Legion’s Salute to Heroes Inaugural Banquet and Ball, you would be voting for him come Nov?

He did attend the Commander in Chief’s Inaugural Ball which honors the same group of people.
10 balls in 8 hours – with travel time leaves time for one dance, some hand-shaking and that’s about it. Also, there are about 30 unofficial balls in addition to the 10 “official” balls. Lastly, the American Legion was not offended, so why are you?

I am sensing desperation from the right wing if they are dredging up supposed “snubs” from over 3 years ago.

cc

September 13th, 2012
1:01 pm

I listened to the audio of the reporters setting up their ambush of Romney yesterday AM, and then heard several of the aforementioned ‘news’ sources excoriating him after the ‘interview’. It apparently didn’t work since Rasmussen shows Romney with a one point lead this morning. The Kenyan’s convention ‘bounce’ has evaporated!

“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 46% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.”

honested

September 13th, 2012
1:02 pm

Look before……

When they’ve got nothing, make stuff up.

Heck, the topic includes a Congressional Candidate that wants an apology from a sitting Congressman for voting for and endorsing the President from his own party.

Is there an unusual number of head injuries amongst the right wing?

honested

September 13th, 2012
1:06 pm

cc,

Your insular self-imposed distance from reality must prevent you from adding that razmunchken is the ONLY national polling organization that shows an imaginary lead for romney.

Even Gallup still has the President up by 5!

So if you got nothin’, make stuff up!

Baghdad Bob

September 13th, 2012
1:14 pm

So much enlightenedingness Great messiah descend to bless great soviet republic of Georgia. Pravdah tells all!

Listening to the new sound from ground tell great freedom patriot party reporters of revolution setting up evil ambush of not pig dog Obama but glorious leader Romney! What this?! Someone set us up the bawmb! They lie like communist capitalist pig dog monkey traitors and not heil great leader saviorman! Evil African monkey man Obama no touchy touchy touch free leader glorious Romney says jesumanup perfecting Rassimusen. 100000 billion experts confirm they right!

“God come down part heavens say poll of tracking show glorious leader Romney attracting support from 1090990% voters galaxy wide! Obama earn -1 trillion% of vote! 0 percent want other guy, and 1 person evil pig dog traitor not pick glorious leader Romney!”

cc

September 13th, 2012
1:19 pm

The biggest lie perpetrated on the American public by the news media and affirmed by the leftist socialists/communists is the Kenyan himself. He is truly the ‘Affirmative Action President’. No one on the right could possibly match his many, many lies!

cc

September 13th, 2012
1:24 pm

The latest Gallup poll was on the 12th. Of course, dishonested probably has an ‘in’ with Gallup and knows more than we are able to learn.

honested

September 13th, 2012
1:25 pm

cc,

Unfortunately, Socialists have no voice in this White House.
Also, there is no Kenyan in the White House.

Your confusion must cause you pain.

Baghdad Bob

September 13th, 2012
1:26 pm

URGENT UPDATINGNESS! Pravdah say receive email from uncle tell of great big conspiracy back 10000 jillion years all media and men and great pig dog servants worshiping false evil idol of not realness. Great judge Robert day lying in constitun. All hail glorious leader Romney! All hail great soviet republic of Georgia! We number one in potassium!

Baghdad Bob

September 13th, 2012
1:29 pm

Pravdafj say mighty Gallup poll of 10000 glorious golden horses running up mount olymous mons say evil communist capitalist monarchist pig dog Obama intimdate Dem heap big time! We number one in potasium! Goooooooo Romney!

honested

September 13th, 2012
1:37 pm

cc,

The 12th would have been done yesterday, so what’s the confusion?

You might not understand, the majority of American’s don’t hang on every word that slithers from AM talk radio to form their ‘opinion’.

cc

September 13th, 2012
1:58 pm

Look before I leap...

September 13th, 2012
1:58 pm

@honested
There is not much in the way of good news for Romney supporters, so let them have their candy cane.

Since National polls are meaningless, we should focus on the swing states and the numbers are as follows:

OH Obama +4
PA Obama +7.5
NH Obama +7
NV Obama +6
MI Obama +9.3 (this state and PA are trending beyond Romney’s reach)
CO Obama +4
VA Obama +2
NC Romney +2
WI Obama +6
IA Obama +4

Source: fivethirtyeight.com

With the above numbers, if we leave only states with margins of 4 points or less as tipping states, Romney will need to sweep the big 4 (NC, VA, FL and OH) AND either IA or CO.
Note that currently Obama has 4 point leads in 3 of those states.

Baghdad Bob

September 13th, 2012
2:11 pm

Pravda laughing at communist evil overlord Obama monkey man use teleprompters but can’t read. Everyone know monkey men can’t read! Jajajajajajaja. Him no like great savior sage prophet Ryan who read good good but no need telepropheters http://tinyurl.com/9odydq3

Him look only make fun of how evil infidel traitor communist gymnist subhuman Obama not able read! All hail Glorious prophet priesthood bishopman Romney! God bless soviet republik
Amerika! God bless soviet republic Georgia! Pravda smart! Pravda honest! Number one in potasium!

Jon Lester

September 13th, 2012
2:16 pm

td:

There’s a lot you don’t get. Didn’t KSU teach you how to use a dictionary?

Road Scholar

September 13th, 2012
2:21 pm

Anderson is an idiot!

double

September 13th, 2012
2:23 pm

Teleprompters- Oh Lord.Stuck record.

jd

September 13th, 2012
2:30 pm

td — as to “denying God three times”

Peter did it, and things worked out for him.

But, for those that think using God and God’s words are sufficient:

“But to the wicked, God says ” Why do you recite my statutes and take my covenant upon your lips; since you refuse discipline and toss my words behind your back?”

jd

September 13th, 2012
2:31 pm

Psalm 50:16-17

Baghdad Bob

September 13th, 2012
3:12 pm

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Ten BILLION both sides want you to freshen up to pay new web company more monies!

cc

September 13th, 2012
4:22 pm

pb @ 3:03 pm:

That is a marvelous idea! Since the idea is original with you, I’m sure you will have no problem with identifying yourself now?

We’re waiting . . .

Alan

September 13th, 2012
4:38 pm

Anderson’s liability as a candidate aside, Barrow’s position on Obama and leadership are relevant questions especially after watching Pelosi lead the house and Obama run the wrong way on the economy. Barrow should call Anderson’s bluff, announce that he’s not too happy with Obama, would vote for anyone but Pelosi and destroy Anderson in the debates. It would be a breath of fresh air from Barrow who more and more is just another calculating politician who lives in Washington and shows up in the district only when he needs to. I think Anderson is already wearing the clown gear so Barrow will have to find another costume.

Auntie Christ

September 13th, 2012
4:50 pm

pb
September 13th, 2012
3:03 pm

pb, those of us monopolizing the site for our blood feuds have called a truce to confer on your request. We signed an agreement that we will no longer force you to read our comments. If any of the signees break this agreement and once again force you to read a comment by one of us, please write any or all us of a strongly worded letter, and collective retribution will be swift and pernicious, jointly and severally.

Oh, and what cc said, @4:22. I look forward to learning more about you, and not to worry my psychiatrist and the parole board say I am no longer a threat to society.

cc

September 13th, 2012
4:56 pm

Auntie Christ @ 4:50 pm:

We’ll be waiting a LONG time for the answer . . .

Baghdad Bob

September 13th, 2012
5:21 pm

Pravda now announcing holy inquisition into moderate heresy. Billions agents demand names of everyone on internet or who has ever used internet’s. Pravda demanding all world searched for witches to stop being made newted. Parades in streets as glorious people’s militia of tea tymeness hail inevitable victory against dog pig monkey man obama

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yuzeyurbrane

September 14th, 2012
11:11 am

Anderson’s debate skills match his IQ. Just the type of Teaman Georgia voters like to lead us into the 19th century.