Mitt Romney says David Perdue is the key to getting work done in the Senate

Greetings from Augusta, where I spent a second day following David Perdue’s attempt to win a U.S. Senate seat, maybe even without a runoff. Today, I caught up with him in Augusta campaigning with Mitt Romney (and with Rick Allen, the latest Republican trying to unseat Rep. John Barrow).

My Thursday column about what I heard yesterday will be hitting MyAJC.com shortly (and this blog early tomorrow morning) and I’ll have a take on the sight of Perdue, whom Democrats have derisively dubbed “Romney Jr.,” standing beside Romney himself in Sunday’s column. For now, I want to focus on something interesting Romney said today about why Georgians should elect Perdue.

The Democrat in this race, Michelle Nunn, has positioned herself as the work-together, get-things-done candidate in the mold of her father, former Sen. Sam Nunn. But without naming Michelle Nunn, Romney made the case that the best way Georgians can get things moving in a Congress that is gridlocked — or, as Romney put it, “blockaded” by an obstinate Harry Reid in the Senate.

“I just know that when David Perdue is elected senator, I think you’re going to see the end of the blockade in Washington,” Romney told reporters after an appearance with Perdue and Allen that attracted a crowd of perhaps 200. “You’re going to finally see pieces of legislation coming out of the House — or even originating in the Senate — you’re going to see votes taken in the Senate, that move legislation to the president’s desk. He’ll sign some of them, he’ll probably veto some of them; that’s the way the process is supposed to work. It hasn’t been working over the past several years.”

A vote for Nunn, and in turn for keeping Reid in charge of the Senate, would in turn be a vote for more of the blockade we’ve seen over the past four years.

Romney also challenged the notion that Republicans’ interest in businesses means they aren’t interested in the poor or middle-income workers.

“That kind of baloney gets thrown around toward the end of the campaign, whether it was mine or whether it’s David’s. And I think the people of Georgia pretty much rejected that in 2012 when I was running, and I think they’ll reject it again. … I think the great majority of Americans understand that businesses and corporations work hard to grow, and as they do, they add jobs. And we want to add more jobs. When people in my party talk about small business, making a state more attractive for small business, or making the country more attractive for businesses, the reason they do so, the reason I do so, is not because of the businessperson at the top. I mean, that person’s going to do fine. It’s about the jobs that are going to be created by that enterprise. This is all about good jobs. And when you see good jobs growing, and more and more people having been hired to fill the corporate ranks with employees, then wages go up. And our party is dedicated to more good jobs, more people coming back into the work force as opposed to leaving it, and wages going up. That’s what it’s all about.”

(I’m getting back on the road now, so I’ll turn off moderation again to let the discussion go while I’m driving.)

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denniscbrown
denniscbrown

Let's see - hmm. The Dems can't make the case for governor and the U.S. Senate that it's a racist issue. They are having a difficult time convincing the voters that both Nunn and Carter are doers rather than simply place holders or candidates piggybacking on their famous father's or grandfather's names. So they turn to character assassination because of past business associations of their GOP opponents - successful ones from the point of the bottom line at that. And the misuse of stats is insulting in the emotional areas of Hope scholarships and money spent on education to sway what they must think are the poorly educated. And hey, to finger the governor as the cause of the snow storm gridlock last winter as a selling point. Let's get real. Just more of the same ole, same ole. I think Georgia voters are smarter than that. 

lvg
lvg

Ah yes - Romney is the mentor of  Perdue. Mitt is the king of outsourcing using government money to make millions at taxpayer expense:


"Sheehan said, under oath, that these speculators threatened to withhold key parts (steering columns), from GM. This would have brought the auto maker to its knees, immediately forcing GM's permanent closure.

The extortion worked. The government money that was supposed to go to save jobs went to Singer's hedge fund Elliott and its partners, including the Romneys.

Once Singer's crew took control of Delphi, they rapidly completed the move to China, sticking the US taxpayers with the bill for the pensions of the Delphi workers cut loose.

Dan Loeb, a million-dollar donor to the GOP, who made three-quarters of a billion dollars off the legal scam, proudly announced that, once he and Elliott took control, Delphi kept “virtually no North American unionized labor”

In all, three hedge funds run by Romney's million-dollar donors have pocketed $4.2 billion, a return on their "investment" of over 3,000%, all care of the US taxpayer. The Romneys personally earned minimum $15.3 million, though more likely $115 million – a range their campaign does not dispute."""


http://www.gregpalast.com/romney-co-shipped-every-single-delphi-uaw-job-to-china/


Yeah Perdue will follow the Romney model in creating jobs.

Doug_B
Doug_B

Sounds like you're drinking the Kool-aid, Kyle.

DavidFarrar
DavidFarrar

The first order of business David Perdue should bring to the Senate is a bill for a proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit the President from effecting immigration police via executive order, and undertake steps for a general election on the proposal within three months of its passage. 


Failing that, Congress should lead state legislatures to pass, by an emergency motion, an Article V request to again prohibit the President from effecting immigration police via executive order, and, again, include a three-month general election on the proposed constitutional amendment.


Congress must act to regain its authority from a president that has already stolen much of its authority on immigration, if it wants to be taken seriously by the electorate during the next two legislative sessions leading up to the 2016 presidential election.


ex animo

davidfarrar


BruceKay
BruceKay

The idea that a multimillionaire who made his fortune outsourcing jobs , might look out for working people is, well pure B S

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Jazzpman

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notagain
notagain

Between the two,outsourcing and corporate raiding they make a good pair.

Jazzpman
Jazzpman

One out source to another ! LOL ! Guy made most of his money shipping jobs over seas and closing factories in AMERICA !

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

It's all about her.

Maine Nurse Kaci Hickox Says She Won’t Obey Isolation RulesSays She Will Go to Court if Restrictions Aren’t Removed by Thursday

“I am not going to sit around and be bullied by politicians and forced to stay in my home when I am not a risk to the American public,” she told NBC from Fort Kent, near the Canadian border.

Maine health officials said Wednesday they were seeking a court order to enforce a quarantine but were also trying to negotiate a solution with Ms. Hickox and her lawyers. “We have been pleading for common sense,” Maine Commissioner of Health and Human Services Mary Mayhew said. State law says Maine can impose a quarantine “in the event of an actual or threatened epidemic or public health threat.” 

http://online.wsj.com/articles/ebola-nurse-kaci-hickox-says-she-wont-self-quarantine-1414582411

What a freakin' drama queen!

Now it's my turn.

I am NOT going to discuss Georgia's election until after Nov. 4th.

schnirt

Alright one comment on Kyle's topic.

Does anyone remember where young Obama was first employed?

Business International Corporation.

Who are they, you ask.

Business International Corporation (BI) was a publishing and advisory firm dedicated to assisting American companies in operating abroad.

RafeHollister
RafeHollister

America’s young voters are no longer reliably Democratic and should be considered “swing voters,” a new poll by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics finds.  


Among 18-to-29-year-olds who say they will “definitely” vote in the Nov. 4 midterms, 51 percent prefer a Republican-led Congress, while only 47 percent want the Democrats in charge, the survey finds.


That’s a significant reversal from just before the last midterm election in 2010, when young voters told the survey they preferred Democrats by a spread of 12 points. yahoo.com


So much for that demographic sea change we have been told to expect.

IReportYouWhineTheGreat
IReportYouWhineTheGreat

Obama’s $787-billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funneled millions of federal dollars to companies that shipped American jobs overseas. Take, for example, North Carolina-based LED manufacturer Cree Inc., which reaped $39 million through a stimulus-funded tax credit program in January 2010. In November 2009, the company built a manufacturing plant in Huizhou City, China, which is the harbor for more than half of the company’s employees.


“Eurus Energy America, the U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese firm, received $91 million in stimulus money for its Bull Creek wind farm in Texas,” cited a 2010 report by American University. “The farm consists of 180 Mitsubishi turbines.”



http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/12039-obama-stimulus-funding-goes-abroad-outsources-jobs

IReportYouWhineTheGreat
IReportYouWhineTheGreat

 and I’ll have a take on the sight of Perdue, whom Democrats have derisively dubbed “Romney Jr.,” standing beside Romney himself in Sunday’s column.


A poll not too long ago had 72% of the respondents wishing Romney were the president now and if you only count the votes of real live American citizens from that election he actually is the president. That's why Kyle got misty, the sight of two strong leaders together on the national stage, something we haven't seen in a long while.



MarkVV
MarkVV

Also, outsourcing jobs oversees does NOT automatically bring jobs to the US.

MarkVV
MarkVV

What the defenders of outsourcing, like Dusty2 (because of the candidacy of Mr. Perdue), fail to understand is that there are two ways to deal with foreign competition: to use cheap foreign labor, or to make innovations that make the business located in the US more competitive even with higher wages. We can see many examples on TV of the latter being done quite successfully. It is obvious, which one is easier. It is also understandable that the latter one is not always possible. But then it should be at least done with regret, and not being proud of it, as Mr. Perdue is.

Dusty2
Dusty2

Of course I defend Perdue. If outsourcing a few jobs brings more jobs to the USA by way of better business . I am all for it The old way is not working.   

straker
straker

I Greatly Whine


Your Business idols are the ones responsible for these million of illegals.


They just LOVE cheap labor.


You already know what Perdue did.

IReportYouWhineTheGreat
IReportYouWhineTheGreat

democrats outsource your citizenship, they're bringing illegals in by the millions, and we don't even have any jobs to offer them. They collect benefits. Where's that money come from? Yes, from you. At least until they can take your job. 


So tell us again what Perdue did?  

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

There would have been lots of 'votes in the Senate' Mr. Romney, but for your party's decision to filibuster EVERYTHING.

Absurd.

Jefferson1776
Jefferson1776

He walked off with his 1.7 million and left us with an empty bag.

MarkVV
MarkVV

I think that outsourcing of jobs, which Perdue is proud of and which Dusty2 defends, is the best election issue – for the Democrats.

LogicalDude
LogicalDude

Brewmaster: "if the last election were held today, Romney would win,"


And if a game ended at halftime, the Falcons might have won. 


But, you see, it doesn't work that way.  Elections need to be won on election day. 

MarkVV
MarkVV

“As usual,Mark VV wants Romney to express MarkVV's opinion instead of Mr. Romney's.”

As usual, Dusty2 is either incapable of understanding a post or willfully distorts it. Romney has clearly stated that we will see “the end of the blockade in Washington” “when David Perdue is elected senator.” The only meaning of that is that the election of one senator, in this case David Purdue, will accomplish that. If that is not an inanity, perhaps Dusty2 can explain why not.

LogicalDude
LogicalDude

" It hasn’t been working over the past several years.”"


Gee, Republicans spent HOW much time trying to repeal the ACA and HOW much time actually trying to help the country? 

Remind me again. . . 

straker
straker

Dusty2


I am not talking about importing from others.


I'm talking about exporting jobs.

straker
straker

"Americans understand that businesses and corporations work hard to grow, and as they do, add jobs"


What we understand is that they add jobs to China and other countries overseas.


I don't doubt that Perdue will be a champion for Big Business in the Senate.

Kyle_Wingfield
Kyle_Wingfield moderator

@Doug_B Funny thing about Kool-aid ... no one ever drinks it himself, only other people.

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

@notagain  Two of a bad kind.  Fortunately, neither has ever been in the Senate.  Lets keep it that way. 

InTheMiddle2
InTheMiddle2

@MarkVV  Chances are everything is tried before outsourcing becomes the solution. You give up a lot when you outsource, it is not just about decreasing costs, there is always more to be considered.

Dusty2
Dusty2

@straker 


56  thousand illegal children do not make a work force. But they do increase schools, health facilities , food stamps, Medicaid , all the "free stuff". 

Jimmyliscious
Jimmyliscious

@straker And your cronies want the government dependent vote. Re-distribution until all live like 3rd world slaves.

InTheMiddle2
InTheMiddle2

@straker  All businesses love cheap labor. That is not a Democrat or Republic issue, it is a business issue.

RafeHollister
RafeHollister

@CherokeeCounty How many votes, other than conformations were filibustered.  Very very few, but it does make a good talking point.

InTheMiddle2
InTheMiddle2

@MarkVV  It speaks well to those have no understanding of business or job creation.

RafeHollister
RafeHollister

@LogicalDude True that, that is why their is so much buyers remorse and regret, they didn't get out and vote in 2012.

Jefferson1776
Jefferson1776

@LogicalDude  Run him again, Einstein. (Brewmaster)

Dusty2
Dusty2

@MarkVV  The senate is already an inanity. If Perdue gets elected along with other Republicans, the blockade  will  be broken.   Americans will have the voice of their representatives .heard once more as it is supposed to be.   The Senate will become a viable part of government instead of a political  grave yard for any conservative measures from the House of Representatives.  

HeadleyLamar
HeadleyLamar

@straker A Perdue speciality.


As long as the folks at the top are covered and well compensated that is all that matters.



Dusty2
Dusty2

@straker


The world has grown closer and we and every country imports from others.  Do you drive a car?  Even American made is full of foreign made parts. 


Stay close minded for democrats but it does not help the country. Perdue has experience in business and not from horse and buggy days.

RafeHollister
RafeHollister

@InTheMiddle2 @MarkVV Which is most of the low info Democrat base, who focus on how much their take home pay is, and not what they can do to help their employer grown and expand.

RafeHollister
RafeHollister

@HeadleyLamar @straker If no one is at the top, then there can be no one at the bottom or working level.  Folks at the top make sure the company exists to provide for jobs for those below.