It hasn’t been a good few months for Georgia Governor hopeful Stacey Abrams.
Abrams lost in 2018 to current Governor Brian Kemp, refused to admit defeat citing alleged “voter suppression,” and now has the luxury (for Republicans) of running with the Biden albatross around her neck, in addition to her own mounting failures and gaffes.
Now Stacey Abrams is in trouble and leftists are pulling out all the stops to save her.
At a recent event with Gwinnett County Democrats Abrams said, “I am tired of hearing about how we’re the best state in the country to do business when we are the worst state in the country to live.”
Abrams later qualified her comments by saying that the state ranked poorly in mental health and maternal mortality and had rising incarceration rates and declining wages.
Sensing opportunity after such a bone-headed move, Republicans running for office in the state, including Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, who is running for reelection, slammed Abrams.
Attorney General Chris Carr (R) said, “Our state’s No.1 ranking for business has transformed hundreds of thousands of Georgians’ lives. Just like when she supported the MLB boycott, Stacey Abrams’ reckless & condescending comments continue to harm the state she claims to want to govern.”
Our state’s No.1 ranking for business has transformed hundreds of thousands of Georgians’ lives.
— Chris Carr (@ChrisCarr_Ga) May 23, 2022
Democratic apologists at Politifact wouldn’t let Carr’s statement slide without damage control on Abrams’ behalf.
Major League Baseball pulled the All-Star game out of Georgia last year in response to the Democrat/media-driven uproar over the election reform bill that Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law.
Politifact has become a veritable extension of the Democrat party in its zeal to rescue Democrats who open their mouths and insert their feet.
Among other specious claims, Politifact wrote, “Abrams told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an article published April 1 that critics of Georgia’s new law shouldn’t rush to boycott ‘yet.’ Instead, she said corporations should publicly condemn the law, invest in voting rights expansion and support federal legislation.”
The so-called “fact-checkers” ignored vitally important context regardless of what Abrams said as MLB prepared to make their announcement and are purposely still ignoring it.
Abrams making public statements against boycotts ahead of MLB’s decision was a way for her to try and save face because she knew the inevitable was coming and that once it happened, the media and “fact-checkers” would be eager to run interference for her in the aftermath – which they did.
Also Abrams is aware that left-wing activists typically respond to legislation they don’t like by immediately jumping on the boycott bandwagon.
After Major League Baseball said they were moving the game, Abrams claimed that though she was “disappointed” by their decision, she “commended” the players and MLB for taking a stand.
So she is trying to have it both ways.
Leftist media organizations can try to prop up Abrams and her ilk, but polling shows that the tide is building, and the lies just aren’t working.
Hopefully the voters will render their decision wisely in November.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.