Category: Georgia

Johnny Isakson’s Standards for Being a Good President

Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson has remained a staunch advocate for the Presidency of Donald Trump through thick and thin. His support is unwavering even after recent court filings by Special Counsel Mueller and by the Southern District of New York that place the Trump Administration in deepening legal peril.. The Federal prosecutors revealed more details on the connections between Russia and Trump’s associates and implicated Trump more directly in some of the crimes admitted to by Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

No problem for Johnny Isakson. For him, Trump is still the president who is making America great again.

Now, Trump’s fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a TV interview on December 6 further defined the characteristics that Johnny Isakson finds acceptable in a president. Tillerson said that Trump is “pretty undisciplined, doesn’t like to read” and repeatedly attempted to do illegal things.

  • “So often, the president would say, ‘Here’s what I want to do, and here’s how I want to do it, and I would have to say to him, ‘Mr. President, I understand what you want to do, but you can’t do it that way. It violates the law.’ ” (Is there a problem? says Johnny Isakson)
  • “What was challenging for me coming from the disciplined, highly process-oriented ExxonMobil corporation was to go to work for a man who is pretty undisciplined, doesn’t like to read, doesn’t read briefing reports, doesn’t like to get into the details of a lot of things, but rather just kind of says, ‘This is what I believe.’ ” (Great President, says Johnny Isakson).

And Trump provided yet more insight into what Isakson looks for in a president with this Tweet responding to the Tillerson interview:

“Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him. His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. He was lazy as hell. Now it is a whole new ballgame, great spirit at State!”

This was too much even for Pastor Bryant Wright of the Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, GA. He retweeted Trump’s words with this comment:

“Pray for the President to repent of such childishness as this. This is disgraceful behavior for anyone.”

But for Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia? Still not a problem!

‘George H.W. Bush’s Funeral Was a Powerful Renunciation of Isakson’

As our readers know, we are honoring our Georgia Republican politicians for their unstinting support for the Presidency of Donald Trump by substituting their names for Trump’s in media headlines. That conveys all you need to know about the Republicans, without the filter of IndieDems’ editorial perspective.

The death of former President George H.W. Bush has produced some of the most eloquent insights into Trump and his supporters, as reports and commentaries have proliferated contrasting the decent, honest, and gentleman Bush with the rude, thuggish, insulting, vulgar Donald Trump.

Below is our selection of the best one of the lot.  It states how Bush’s eulogists “spoke of what made Bush a great leader, which are the very traits that, by their absence, make Trump so woefully inadequate” and how Bush “called on us to choose the right over the convenient, to hope rather than to fear, and to heed not our worst impulses, but our best instincts.” While in the front pew sat Trump, “who leads by stoking fear and confirming base impulses.”

What an excellent summary of the hearts and souls of Trump an his Georgia supporters.

George H.W. Bush’s funeral was a powerful renunciation of Johnny Isakson

George H.W. Bush’s funeral was a powerful renunciation of David Perdue

George H.W. Bush’s funeral was a powerful renunciation of Barry Loudermilk

George H.W. Bush’s funeral was a powerful renunciation of Karen Handel

George H.W. Bush’s funeral was a powerful renunciation of Brian Trump

Never Forget: Republicans Gave us Donald Trump (I)

Say it. Shout it. Proclaim it. Tweet it. Instagram it. Snapchat it. Repeat it. Over and over and over, etc.:

The Republican Party–including Georgia Republicans–gave us Donald Trump. Republicans are responsible for the presidency of Donald Trump. Trump=Republican and Republican=Trump. The corrupt, immoral, and incompetent Donald Trump represents the very heart and soul of the corrupt, immoral, and incompetent Republicans, every last one of them. (As of January, any Republican dissenter will no longer hold office).

Among the prime Republican enablers: Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Lindsey Graham, Orrin Hatch, Nikki Haley. Johnny Isakson, David Perdue. Karen Handel. Barry Loudermilk. Brian Kemp.

Trump lap dogs, all. Each of them shouted their praise of Trump even as he waged the most racist, xenophobic, nativist, ethnic nationalist political campaign in history, ruled by fear mongering, hate mongering, and race baiting.

Republican in Washington are not only selling out their country to a racist, xenophobic, misogynist, corrupt, criminal, adulterer, liar and thug, they are the lowest examples of cowards in human history for doing so.

Please, do not make me puke by stating that some of those supporters of Trump’s depravity have rapped his knuckles on some matter. None of them have deviated in their support for him remaining president, and every one of them is poised to urge his re-election. Haley, the most prominent female enabler of the sexual harasser Trump, already has. That’s all that matters.

‘Isakson Is Compromised by Russia’ etc.

We continue to honor Senator Johnny Isakson for his unstinting support for the Presidency of Donald Trump by substituting his name for Trump’s in media headlines. That conveys all you need to know about Isakson without the filter of IndieDems’ editorial perspective.  Here’s the latest:

Under Isakson, number of uninsured kids rose for first time this decade

The Vulgarity and Violence of Johnny Isakson
(Here is a quote from the article, using Trump’s name. Too insightful to pass up) “Curiously, Trump’s social autism is the source of his appeal. A Pew survey found that what Trump’s supporters like most about him is his personality, not his policies. They like his personality more than his policies for the same reason that men like the sex scenes in pornography more than the plots: Vulgarity is the point.”

Isakson Is Compromised by Russia

The world’s tyrants are laughing at Isakson — and America

Oppression in the Middle East is worse than ever — and Isakson is encouraging more

Isakson is disarming America in the face-off against China

AP FACT CHECK: Isakson’s mangled truths on Russia probe, Cohen

Isakson’s Corruption: The Definitive List

IndieDems Honors Senator Perdue’s Unstinting Support for Trump

IndieDems is embarking on a new way to show respect for Georgia Republicans, especially those in Georgia’s Congressional delegation. After two years, it’s an established fact that Georgia Republicans and Donald Trump are joined at the hip. Especially after they supported his racist, xenophobic, fear-mongering and race-baiting 2018 campaign, it’s clear they will support Trump no matter what he does.

So we said: why keep reporting the facts of what Trump has said or done, and then offering our editorial comments? Why not eliminate the middleman step–and just substitute the Republican politician’s name for Trump’s as it appears in a headline?  That would give the unvarnished story about the Georgia Republican’s position–without IndieDems’ verbiage intruding!

We devote this post to Senator David Perdue. Below are some current headlines, with Perdue’s name substituted for Trump’s. Readers can continue to do the substitution as they read the body of the article.

(Don’t worry, Representatives Barry Loudermilk and Karen Handel. We’ll do the same for you shortly.)

Perdue says he is among those who ‘have very high levels of intelligence’ but are not ‘believers’ in climate change

A New Way of Honoring GA Republicans’ Staunch Support for Trump

IndieDems is embarking on a new way to show respect for Georgia Republicans, especially those in Georgia’s Congressional delegation. After two years, it’s an established fact that Georgia Republicans and Donald Trump are joined at the hip. Especially after they supported his racist, xenophobic, fear-mongering and race-baiting 2018 campaign, it’s clear they will support Trump no matter what he does.

So we said: why keep reporting the facts of what Trump has said or done, and then offering our editorial comments? Why not eliminate the middleman step–and just substitute the Republican politician’s name for Trump’s as it appears in a headline?  That would give the unvarnished story about the Georgia Republican’s position–without IndieDems’ intruding verbiage!

We have decided to honor Senator Johnny Isakson by making him the first in our new endeavor. Below are some of today’s headlines, with Isakson’s name substituted for Trump’s. Readers can continue to do the substitution as they read the body of the article.

(Don’t worry, Senator David Perdue and Representatives Barry Loudermilk and Karen Handel. We’ll do the same for you shortly.)

Isakson says he is among those who ‘have very high levels of intelligence’ but are not ‘believers’ in climate change

“How the Khashoggi Killing Ruinously Defined (Isakson)”

The Washington Post on November 23 published a column headlined “How the Khashoggi Killing Ruinously Defined Trump.” Since Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson staunchly supports Trump as President, and that support has not wavered despite worldwide condemnation of Trump’s  position on the brutal murder of Khashoggi, we thought we would simply substitute Isakson for Trump, as a depiction of Isakson’s position.

As you read the article, keep substituting “Isakson” for “Trump.” You’ll get the picture. Example:

“The Khashoggi affair similarly confirms several fundamental truths about Isakson. The first and most obvious is that his narrow, idiosyncratic and sometimes personal interests take precedence over the defense of traditional American values and even the expectation of honest treatment by an ally.”

The Importance of Georgia’s December 4 Runoff Election

Georgia Runoff Election on December 4

The most critical office yet to be decided: Secretary of State, the official who will be in charge of Georgia’s electoral system.

Yes, the successor to Brian Kemp is undecided. The winner will be responsible for cleaning up the terrible mess bequeathed to us by the years of Kemp’s gross incompetence and misrule.

  • Georgia’s voting machines are antiquated and must be replaced.
  • Security and safeguards against hacking and misuse must be put in place.
  • The system must be run with integrity, honesty, and transparency.

But above all, the new Secretary of State must put an end to the Kemp-led Republican effort to suppress the minority—especially, black—vote. The nationwide Republican campaign has been underway for over a decade, and was in high gear in the 2018 elections.

The Republican effort to deny the vote to minorities is sure to gather force  as Republicans grasp at straws to stem the inevitable demographic trends that will result in a rising tide of Hispanic and black voters, as their proportion of the population expands.

PUTTING A DEMOCRAT IN CHARGE OF THE ELECTORAL SYSTEM IS THE NECESSARY FIRST STEP TO STIFLE THE GOP CAMPAIGN.

Vote for John Barrow, Democrat, in the runoff.

  December 4, 2018 General Election RUNOFF
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