Ethics And Gullibility Test In Georgia: How Long Can Stacey Abrams Fool Enough Of The People Enough Of The Time? [Corrected]

Stacey Abrams epitomizes so many unethical 21st Century political archetypes that I’ll miss her when she’s gone, which will be soon if there is justice in the universe. She is the classic example of a ruthless politician whose rise has been super-charged by cynically exploiting group divisions. Her own Teflon membership in two of those groups, women and blacks, have allowed her to get away with claiming that her election defeat as a Democratic candidate for Georgia governor was based on fraud without mainstream media criticism even as Donald Trump has been attacked literally every day for making the same claim about his defeat: it’s been Black Woman Seeking Justice/Orange Man Bad Loser all the way. Abrams played a dangerous game of two-faced public mendacity when she lobbied Major League Baseball to pull its 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta based on her misrepresentations of the GOP-backed Georgia election reform law, and then, when it became obvious how much money and how many jobs the city would lose because of the (epicly stupid—MLB execs had not even read the law, simply trusting Abrams as their human wet finger in the wind of public opinion) boycott, she claimed that she had never wanted the game to be pulled.

Abrams has also perhaps been the most influential force in the “It Isn’t What It Is” campaign by Democrats to convince the public that ensuring the integrity of elections is “voter suppression.”

Yet she is running for Governor again, thus posing another test of Abraham Lincoln’s famous maxim. Can she fool or continue to fool enough of the people? The news media, of course, can be counted upon to help mightily. Abrams just committed what would be for any politician held to normal standards a decisive gaffe, saying at a campaign event,

“I am tired of hearing about how we’re the best state in the country to do business when we are the worst state in the country to live. Let me contextualize. When you’re No. 48 for mental health, when we’re No. 1 for maternal mortality, when you have an incarceration rate that is on the rise and wages are on the decline, then you are not the Number 1 place to live.”

When was the last time you heard any candidate for state office describe that state as the “worst state in the country”? I’d guess never, because insulting a state also insults its citizens. The claim is also strange coming from a candidate who has been active in the same state’s government affairs and lawmaking for 20 years. If Georgia is such a pit of despond, what has Abrams accomplished? (Her statement also is rhetorical nonsense, as it begins by claiming Georgia is “the worst” place to live, and ends by arguing that it’s not “Number 1.”)

Hilariously, the Democratic Party-boosting Atlanta Constitution quickly executed the mainstream media trick that has been so prominent during the Biden Administration: when Republicans mess up, their failure is the news story, but when there is Democratic botch, the story is the Republican response to it. The headline this time: “GOP jumps on Stacey Abrams’ gaffe calling Georgia ‘worst state to live in’” Republicans pounce!

Indeed they did, with many pointing out that Georgia has been an extremely beneficial place for Abrams to live and work is, as she is a millionaire several times over, and she owns two homes in the state. 

We’ll see if Georgians are paying attention. So far, Abrams has managed to make Abe look bad.

29 thoughts on “Ethics And Gullibility Test In Georgia: How Long Can Stacey Abrams Fool Enough Of The People Enough Of The Time? [Corrected]

  1. I’m trying to think of something that can be said about that photo. I’m thinking, I’m thinking. For starters, is it a knock off of a similar photo of HRC?

    • Can you imagine if Trump had commissioned a photo of himself like that? And it’s okay to say Trump’s fat but this woman is an empowering body type?

      • The difference between fat and “empowered body” is if you agree with the person, same as “well-read” vs. “pedantic.” Personally, I think Stacey Abrams is a dumpy, pudding-faced, unattractive spinster with a gap in her front teeth.

        • I find her repellent on just about every level but she is ambitious and that ambition knows no bounds. She will do and say what she needs to say and do to get what she wants. If any other candidate would run on a “re-election” campaign for Georgia Governor, that candidate would be run out of town on a rail. She, on the other hand, has been embraced as the legitimate Governor. She is cynical and corrupt.


        • I got my first temporary Twitter ban (so proud!) for responding to one of her (stupid) tweets with the suggestion that she up her caloric intake to hurry that heart attack she seems to be aiming for. To be fair (as they say in Letterkenny), she can’t do much about the rest of that badly carved jack-o-lantern look (or the stupid).

            • Oh, undoubtedly, though I only got a 10 hour ban (that seemed odd). I thought about it and deleted it a few days later. Perhaps it was perverse of me to hope to score some sort of Twitter penalty before Elon took over.

      • I feel a little guilty about using (re-using) that embarrassing photo, but it’s signature significance. How much of a deluded narcissist does one have to be to approve such a ridiculous photo?

      • deification of a heavyweight

        I doubt her comments will have any adverse effect. She’s a modern-day Democrat, which means she can say anything she wants with complete impunity. This is the party that says it is fighting inflation by printing more money.

  2. I didn’t mention this in the post, but demonstrating how much of a phony she is, Abrams accuses Kemp of not doing enough about climate change. What can Georgia do about climate change? Nothing. And a competent news media would ask Abrams to explain why she thinks otherwise.

    • Hah! Has anyone asked Gavin Newsom or Kathy Hochul what California and New York State, respectively, can do about climate change? The media are all in on climate change and decarbonization of the planet. Questions? You’re talking about questions? We all have to do our part to save the planet.

  3. Ironically, after the baseball thing, she’s currently running ads claiming she’s saved jobs in Georgia.

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