Saxby Chambliss won the majority of votes in the Georgia Senate race but did not clear the 50% hurdle to avoid a run-off next month. Now he and Jim Martin will go at it again without the third party challenger and just like before election day, Chambliss is pulling out all the stops to appeal to every white racist with some not-so-coded pleas to vote for him. Seriously this is just sick, though probably not as sick as what he did to Max Cleland six years ago.
Last night on Fox News, when asked why he wasn’t able to “close the deal” with Georgia voters on election day, Chambliss said that because of Barack Obama, there was a “high percentage of minority vote” and that his campaign wasn’t “able to get enough of our folks out” to vote:
COLMES: Why do you think you’ve been unable…[to] close the deal with the people of Georgia in terms of what happened on Election Day?
CHAMBLISS: Well, listen, we have, for the first time in the history the our state, a 30-day advanced vote period, and let’s give the Obama people credit. They did a good job of getting out their vote early.
There was a high percentage of minority vote, and I am tickled to death that as many Georgians as did examined their right to vote. That’s what make our election process the envy of the whole free world, but we weren’t able to get enough of our folks out on Election Day.
Oh no, not those minority voters!!! We wouldn't want them to stop Saxby from having a second term in the Senate. The ghastly thing is that he really doesn't care who he offends by saying this racist drivel. As long as he gets the win, the means does not matter compared to the end. Oh and what the hell does "examined their right to vote" mean? That is a peculiar way of saying that Georgians who aren't white exercised their constitutional right to vote. Now I know Chambliss would love it if only white male property owners or the Georgia State House could determine who goes up to Washington, but he better recognize that this is 2008 and even if he does win in the end, 2014 will be a completely different landscape yet again, with more of those....gasp....minorities.