Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Runoffs, Recounts and Oxendine Running Off at the Mouth

In middle Georgia, Bubber Epps has defeated Allen Freeman in House district 140. The contest was close, just as it was when Freeman initially won the seat by 91 votes in 2004. In Cobb County, Pat Dooley is hanging on to a lead and has defeated Steve Tumlin. In both races, expect the incumbents to ask for recounts and alleged all manner of "voter fraud." Jim Powell, who I am officially pronouncing "the luckiest man in politics" is leading his three-way race but seems destined for a runoff as well. And, Jim Martin, who was given up for dead last night by all but a few, is headed to a runoff in the U.S. Senate race.

And, speaking of running, I got an email from John Oxendine this morning that contains these absolutely uncalled for, out of touch statement about Barack Obama's win:


I congratulate President-elect Obama and hope that he will govern with a humble heart and inclusive manner and respect the Judeo-Christian values which have built America.

You "hope," John? You "hope"? Let me be blunt. John Oxendine has been watching too much Fox News. President-elect Barack Obama, John, does not just respect Judeo-Christian values. He IS a Christian. Nothing to be "concerned" about. Here's the whole enchilada:


From: John Oxendine
Sent: Wed Nov 05 01:05:41 2008
Subject: Statement of John Oxendine on President-elect Obama John Oxendine - Working for Georgia

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kathryn Ballou
4 November, 2008
404-558-4905

Statement by John Oxendine - Candidate for Governor of Georgia 2010 on the election of President-elect Obama:

Tonight, America spoke. While millions of Americans are disappointed, even concerned, we remain a united America. Our country is blessed to be guided by a Constitution which has ensured a peaceful transition of power longer than any other nation in the history of man. Tonight, our nation is at peace and our nation remains the single best hope for mankind. America is in transition. However, America remains strong, free, and united. I congratulate President-elect Obama and hope that he will govern with a humble heart and inclusive manner and respect the Judeo-Christian values which have built America. Like so many conservatives, I am determined to stand as the loyal opposition, to fight for those conservative values that I consider vital to Georgia families. But, that is for another day. Tonight, I wish my friends Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin Godspeed and say thank you for your campaign and I keep President-elect Obama and Vice-President-elect Biden in my prayers.

### John Oxendine
Oxendine Working for Georgia

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5 comments:

Victor said...

at 1:05a.m., i would wager that the spirits that cousin John were under the influence of were not of a Judeo Christian origin... but at least he didn't try to use Eric Estrada to sway Georgia voters...

1) The spirits of unknown origin made him forgot about our fellow American citizens in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan and Iran:

-"Tonight, our nation is at peace"

2) Has he forgotten that Bush & Cheney rarely allow the average person into one of their mid-Ga exclusive, fund raising visits?

-"hope that he will govern with a humble heart and inclusive manner"

3) When he says Conservative values, does he mean like borrowing from China and giving 144 Billion to AIG Insurance Company, while pricing U.S. individuals out of the Health Care Insurance Market and borrowing 3/4 of a Trillion dollars to Nationaliz & Monopolize U.S. Banks?

-"I am determined to stand as the loyal opposition, to fight for those conservative values that I consider vital"

Amy Morton said...

Yeah... you said that better than I did!

Tim said...

I doubt that they will demand a recount or claim "voter fraud." That is what the left likes to scream but they call it "voter supression." They lost and it should be over. It will be nice not having to receive Dooley's nasty mailers anymore, at least for 2 more years when she goes up for reelection. Wonder if she will actually accomplish something this go around or will it be more of the same? Amy, you would think you would be happy with all the good last night that came from the voting. Yet, you remain to be the same bitter, angry person. I feel sorry for you.

Jen said...

Oxendine is an ignorant asshole.

Amy Morton said...

We'll see, Tim. I hope you're right but don't hold your breath. And, wasn't it Sarah Palin who said it's not negative to call someone out on their record? It's a wonderful moment for the country that Obama was elected - that doesn't mean Oxendine, who would like to be Governor-gets a pass on this nonsense.