gingrey2Meaningless Political Observation #357: On the front page of Gingrey’s website, he spells it Obamacare. In his “Do No Harm” ad, he spells it Obama-Care.

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rainbow-cakeTen years ago Georgia voters shamefully passed a Constitutional Amendment banning same sex marriage - Thanks Ken Mehlman. At that time Republicans needed a scary issue to mobilize the religious right in the 2004 elections.

It worked, kind of. 

Today however, the Marriage part of that Amendment has been challenged with a Class-Action lawsuit helped by attorneys from Lambda Legal and the law firms of Bryan Cave and White & Case. I find it interesting that some of the more “political” firms are not involved in the suit.  Reading through various articles,  unless the Northern District decides to drop everything, a ruling on this is a couple years off.

Meanwhile progressive minded folks can continue to fight for our sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, parents and friends by electing people this year who will move the “gay agenda” forward when it comes to public accommodation, employment non discrimination and health care. We need everyone to continue to fight against this nonsense.

Complete story here  at the always timely and informative GA Voice.

{UPDATED}   follow up with the plaintiffs.

 

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Yesterday, BatGurl received an e-mail from a certain United States Senate candidate that merits a bit of discussion.  Namely, a few things about this email struck me as a bit wrong, and perhaps indicative of why this particular Senate candidate isn’t exactly serious.

1) I received the emails (for whatever inexplicable reason, I got four copies) between 11:00 pm and 11:45 pm.  At night.  Anyone who has sentient thoughts that you never send out a mass email so late, because the open rate is beyond terrible.  Oh, and you piss literally everyone off when their phone pings at bedtime.

2) The particular e-mail contained a picture of a certain also-ran Senate candidate with First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and discussed something the First Lady said at a local party meeting.  But it left me with the distinct impression that Mrs. Carter was tacitly endorsing this campaign- something that literally anyone knows to be untrue.

If you send out a mass email with a picture of you and an individual, you had best be sure that said individual is a supporter of yours, or else you’re committing a major no-no.

Bonus 3) If you want to be taken seriously as a United States Senate Candidate, then you should not apparently spend large portions of your day trolling Facebook, looking for opportunities to inject yourself into some random person’s social media musings.  Dude.  You’re running for Senate.  Whether you like it or not, it’s something that requires tens of millions of dollars.  If you spend an iota of time on Facebook, commenting and liking statuses, you don’t get it.

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The Good

A packed ballroom in Columbus for the Young Democrats of Georgia’s annual Convention this past Saturday. So much positive energy in the room with smart interesting people speaking and watching many of my friends getting well deserved awards. VERY GOOD.

Tonight is the first night of Passover and an excellent time to discuss what modern slavery looks like. Former President Carter breaks it down for you in his 28th book. Want additional progressive resources to discuss? Go here and here.  Not attending a seder tonight, thats ok these are relevant for you gentiles as well.

The full set of Atlanta natives OutKast Coachella reunion posted here. Nice.

Cosmo goes full on support of Reproductive Rights. Not a moment too soon.

The Bad

Anecdotes are not data. I repeat, anecdotes are not data.

$700,000 Ethics fine to be paid for by the Georgia Taxpayers. #ThanksNathanDeal

If the shoe fits.

The Ugly

Jenny McCarthy. The stupid and ugly, it burns.

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