Category: Georgia

‘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
  Advance Voting begins November 26thdownload flyer
  Sample Ballot

Johnny Isakson’s Continued Kowtowing to Trump Disgraces His Office

The Senator’s putting love of Trump above love of country becomes more untenable every day

In the recent election, the American people delivered a loud and clear message: they are sick and tired and fed up with the disaster of the Trump Administration. They’ve had it with a President who is hypocritical, incompetent, corrupt, criminal, mentally unstable, racist, misogynistic, self-aggrandizing, and self-dealing. A President who disrespects allies and embraces dictators. And is a congenital liar.

I said when Trump announced his candidacy in 2015 that he represented the heart and soul of the Republican Party. When he was elected, I said a Trump Administration would combine the worse of McCarthyism, Watergate, and Irangate and inflict the resulting toxic brew on the American people. My only mistake was to underestimate just how bad it would be.

The 2018 campaign magnified Trump’s faults. He ran an overtly racist, xenophobic, fear-mongering, hate-mongering campaign, including outright incitement to violence. Trump is the living, breathing embodiment of the morally and intellectually corrupt Republican Party. The Republican Party that has turned its back on the principles embodied in God’s 10 Commandments and Jesus’ Golden Rule.

But Trump is not acting alone. His Republican supporters share equally in the blame. Rather than focus on multiple Republican lapdogs on multiple issues, IndieDems is going to focus on one or two lap dogs and issues at a time.

Senator Johnny Isakson is one of Trump’s lackeys who degrades his office with his support for the President who embodies all the above. But let’s focus today on the Trump’s abandonment of any claim to U.S. moral leadership by his abject sell-out of justice in the case of the murder of U.S. newspaper correspondent, Jamal Khashoggi.

To his credit, Senator Isakson in October did sign a bipartisan letter that triggers a “Magnitsky” investigation into Khashoggi’s disappearance. The Magnitsky Act requires the president, upon receipt of such a letter, to investigate and determine, within 120 days, if a foreign person is responsible for the death of a newsman like Khashoggi. It also authorizes the president to impose sanctions for any foreign person found to be involved.

That was Isakson’s only public act involving Khashoggi. His web page makes no mention of the affair, even his signing of the letter.

Meanwhile, other Congressional officers and commentators have been unstinting in their condemnation of Trump’s trampling on the rule of law and common human decency. The media’s saturation coverage makes the case beyond our poor power to add or detract:

A Message That Could Become a Blueprint for Autocrats

President Trump declared his loyalty to Saudi Arabia, defying U.S. intelligence agencies.

Trump Stands Up for Saudi Arabian Values

Trump Slanders Khashoggi and Betrays American Values

Trump ally says Saudi sanctions must be in budget, as lawmakers rip Trump’s defense of crown prince

  • Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman: “I never thought I’d see the day a White House would moonlight as a public relations firm for the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.”
  • Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC): “When it comes to the (Saudi) crown prince, it is not wise to look away.” He is a “wrecking ball” on the global stage. Graham is a co-author of pending legislation to impose a blanket ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.): “I’m pretty sure this statement (by Trump) is Saudi Arabia First, not America First.”
  • Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.): “Great allies don’t plot the murder of journalists, Mr. President…Great allies don’t torture their own citizens into a trap, then kill them.”
  • Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): “Our foreign policy must be about promoting our national interests. Rubio argued that human rights violations drive the sort of unrest that fuels instability and terrorism. “It is in our national interest to defend human rights.”
  • Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.):“This is an utterly absurd, irresponsible, and repugnant statement from (Trump). No amount of money justifies the betrayal of our principles and values as Americans.”

(Click HERE for a compendium of media articles on the Khashoggi affair)

Senator Isakson’s lackadaisical approach is a further dereliction of duty regarding Trump that makes him a disgrace to his office and insults the people of Georgia–and America.

The litmus test of any American today is whether or not he/she supports Trump to be President of the United States. Rapping his knuckles for some specific act does not suffice.

You cannot love your country and support Trump. You cannot be a Christian and support Trump.