Filed under: 2020 Runoffs, Rumor Memo

Quick Memo: December 4 update on Georgia politics, more


The memo:

  • Raphael Warnock is compared to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for a weird reason.
  • 'Defund the Police' supporters are working to elect Warnock.
  • Senator Loeffler is criticized for donating her salary to pro-life non-profits.
  • Fox News, broadcasting from Atlanta, sits down with Senator Perdue.
  • Without evidence backing them up, some Georgia medical professionals won't take a COVID-19 vaccine.

The MLK card

Democratic Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock continues to come under fire for a bevy of past statements and current policy positions. However, Warnock — dubbed “Radical Raphael” — now has a new surrogate, apparently.

The Lincoln Project on Thursday came to Warnock’s defense with the launch of a new 30-second spot. The ad’s premise? People criticized Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the past. People are currently criticizing Warnock. Therefore, Warnock = King.

Political observers, of course, may already know that the Lincoln Project has failed miserably this election cycle, being widely panned by both sides of the aisle after a dismal showing on November 3. However, the group apparently is attempting one last “grift” in Georgia’s January 5 Senate runoffs.

Anarchists for Warnock?

Not helping his moniker, Warnock has now drawn the active support of the so-called “Working Families Party,” which has openly advocated for defunding the police. The group has ties to U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

The Working Families Party has reportedly endorsed Warnock and launched a phone banking effort for his campaign.

It’s time to defund the charity police

Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), who faces Warnock at the ballot box, is under attack from the Democratic Party of Georgia.

Her supposed misdeed?

Being charitable and pro-life at the same time.

Indeed, left-leaning media outlets and the state’s Democratic Party are now criticizing Loeffler for donating her Senate salary to crisis pregnancy centers and an adoption service.

Ingraham Angle comes to town

Laura Ingraham’s popular, nightly Fox News show was broadcast from Atlanta on Thursday.

Ingraham opened her monologue by saying “the fate of our country hangs in the balance” regarding Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoffs.

U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA)  agreed, tweeting, “There’s just too much at stake to sit this election out.” He was also interviewed by Ingraham on the show. The senator noted that she will be followed in consecutive days by visits from Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump.

You can watch a five-minute clip here.

Doctors against public health

Disturbingly, some medical professionals in Georgia are abandoning the science after the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed resulted in a historically successful vaccine development for COVID-19.

Dr. Kathleen Toomey, director of the Georgia Department of Public Health, said some medical professionals in the state are telling her they will “wait a year or more” before getting a coronavirus vaccine. Health care workers are set to begin receiving vaccines this month, if they so choose. The American public at large should all have the opportunity to be vaccinated by the summer.

This comes as former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama have pledged to get vaccinated publicly in order to encourage others to get the vaccine.