President Trump Considered Doug Collins for DNI – Collins Response: “Thanks but No Thanks”…

Last night it was reported that President Trump was considering Doug Collins amid a group of four names for the Director of National Intelligence.    However, Collins is currently running for a Georgia senate seat.

Appearing on Fox Business with Maria Bartiromo this morning Rep. Collins outlines he is appreciative of the consideration but not interested in the position.

The dynamic for the Georgia senate seat is another example of Mitch McConnell and the Club -vs- grassroots MAGA voters.  Georgia doesn’t have a Senate primary vote, so the November senate election will be a jungle ballot.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp appointed mega-donor Kelly Loeffler to the Senate seat in December. Kemp’s political explanation was that he views a suburban womens’ vote as more necessary to retain the seat in November. Democrats are running Reverend Raphael Warnock for the seat and if Collins and Loeffler split the republican vote, the Democrat could come out on top.

It was strongly speculated that President Trump offering the DNI job to Collins was/is a way to avoid the contentious GOP fight in Georgia, and without a primary the seat is at risk.

Collins has more republican support in Georgia than Loeffler, but the GOP machine, including Mitch McConnell, is supporting Loeffler.  President Trump is being leveraged by the machine to support their nominee and turn his back on Collins.  However, President Trump knows Collins is an ally for his agenda…

Worth keeping an eye on this one.

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136 Responses to President Trump Considered Doug Collins for DNI – Collins Response: “Thanks but No Thanks”…

  1. Apollo says:

    I can’t blame Collins here at all. There are only 11 months left in the term.

    It is unfortunate that Trump didn’t offer him the job 3 years ago.

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    • And Loughler is a plant…she applied one hour before application session closed, was secretly taken to White House for approval. Listen to her…she’s not a serious Senator yet pretends on camera to support Trump… Collins got shafted by Gov Kemp – instead of appointing Collins a proven conservative/Trump supporter and filled his seat with Loughler, Gov Kemp acted on a last minute applicant with no proven history of support for either Trump or conservatives…where was Loughler in 2016 or even since? Wonder if Gov Kemp recently learned he has one of those “control files” the Deep State flashes when they’re looking for compliance?

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  2. Trump really needs to make Kemp pay for defying him on the appointment.

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    • litlbit2 says:

      Agree as well as sneaky McConnell as this Transportation connections has gone on long enough. McConnell imo, does just enough to keep up the front of support while hiding all things corrupt to the uninformed. Remember his actions on troop withdrawal, appointments or games during Senate not in session? Still the same Swamper.

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    • The logical move would have been Gov Kemp appointing Collins to the Senate seat and filled his House seat with Loughler. but he didn’t and I contend there’s more to this than what we’re seeing.

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      • Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

        Technical point:
        Senate seats can be filled by appointment, but House seats can’t, due to Constitutional issues. Still, your overall point applies. Governor could have appointed Collins, then endorsed & backed Loeffler in the next/special election.

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    • majorkalhoun says:

      Not just Kemp, the GOP wants her to win. Just like 2016, the GOP is not interested in Conservative candidates. The last thing the GOP wants is government reform.

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    • GA Quacker says:

      Kemp did not “defy” Trump on this appointment, and it is ridiculous to say so. Kemp is the governor, and it’s his decision alone to make. Trump is not his boss, and cannot order him around. If the people of Georgia don’t like Kemp’s choices they can remove, since THEY are his boss.

      Loeffler looks like a Uniparty plant – and she could indeed have been a bad choice – but “defying” Trump has nothing to do with it. And it would be stupid of Trump to try to “make him pay”.

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  3. Pale rider says:

    “Jungle ballot” ?

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    • Yes, “jungle ballot” down here. (There is legislation for a primary going forward but for now jungle ballot in November). So, far there are 3 Dems and 2 Reps…….and the Dems are not happy that there are now 3 of them. That is the status as of yesterday’s political news down here from the AJC.
      I expect that Collins will pull this off; he is really loved down here, (at least that’s my take).

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    • Osugagal says:

      Because the election is to fill isakson’s seat and is out of the normal cycle, all candidates run for the seat in an open primary. If any person receives 50% that person wins. If not then the top two face each other in a run off. If Collins and Loeffler split the republican vote and the democrat received 50% the seat turns blue. I supported Collins and made multiple phone calls to Kemp’s office before he appointed Loeffler but I think it is wrong for Collins to oppose Loeffler at this point. He should wait a couple of years until the regular primary.

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      • MAGADJT says:

        My thoughts exactly and I posted the same below. I’ll be voting for Loeffler as well, even though in a perfect world I would prefer Collins.

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        • sundance says:

          Never vote for a GOPe when there is an alternative.

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          • Jim S. says:

            I really like Collins but he could lose the election. He probably will. We almost lost the election in 2018 against a bad candidate. We have to have the female vote. We *have* to have it. Gwinnett and Cobb Counties are turning blue rapidly due to immigration. A *White male* who is very conservative will be an extremely close race that may very well turn the seat blue. This will hurt President Trump!

            I would normally vote for Collins. He’s been extremely helpful to Trump. However, I will definitely be voting for Loeffler. I follow her on Twitter and I’ve been impressed by her. Sure, she might be GOPe (Globalist-Corporatist) but sometimes there is simply no choice.

            I do not think Collins can win. I’m extremely surprised that Gwinnett County is turning blue so fast. There is still a White Republican majority here. However, White suburban women will vote against Collins. (2) The Republican Party desperately needs to reach out to East Asians and India-Indians (who share their values). I can’t see how, locally, they’ve even tried. Koreans alone, could keep this county red. But, a White *woman* could hold the seat.

            I know this won’t be popular, but I live here.

            PS – You wouldn’t believe how strong the dem ground game is here in Gwinnett. As far as I can tell there is *no* Repub ground game.

            PS2 – Collins knows this. He is hurting us by getting in the race after Trump has committed to Loeffler.

            …fire away…

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        • Scott says:

          I’ll vote for Collins to cancel your vote out, although I’d wish you’d reconsider yours.
          Loeffler is an elitist – you’d be supporting Mitch over MAGA.

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        • ms doodlebug says:

          Why throw your vote to Loeffler when you say you prefer Collins?

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      • You would throw over a proven conservative and Trump supporter for an unknown???

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        • SherryS says:

          Agreed, Tulips. Collins is a known Conservative and fierce Trump supporter. Loeffler is a globalist. For goodness sakes, her husband owns the NYSE. She supported Planned Parenthood and Stacy Abrams. Gave numerous donations to Romney. She can’t be trusted.

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          • dd_sc says:

            How safe is Collin’s House district for Republicans?

            My only issues with Collins running for that Senate seat (and I have no vote since I’m next door in SC) is that he is challenging an incumbent Republican. Ultimately, it’s a numbers game in order to control the committees. Hate to see the Republicans lose a House and Senate seat due to poor strategy.

            Good odds on keeping both?

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          • Dutchman says:

            If your going to vote for Loeffler, why settle for 1/2 measures? Why not just vote Dem, and be done with it?

            Anymore there are no ‘moderate’ Dems, meaning Dems in the closet about their Conmunist Globalist elitist worldview.

            There are NO ‘moderate Dems’, now there are GOPe shills.

            IMHO, a vote for Loeffler is,a vote against MAGA.

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            • Peter Rabbit says:

              Sen Loeffler is the real deal. Very enthusiastic POTUS and MAGA supporter. Co-sponsored most pro-life bill in Senate.

              Collins is very good man, but will not be as popular with suburban Moms as Sen. Loeffler.

              In this race, just as in recent Louisiana Governor race when popular Dem governor was reelected, Trump got bad advice and backed the wrong horse.

              Collins should have taken the ODNI job. Predict he will lose to Sen. Loeffler and cause bitter feelings in GA Republican party. She will likely beat him in debate. Calm, smart, articulate and principled.

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              • Dutchman says:

                You express a majority opinion, of treepers who are self-described Georgians.
                Your post sounds an awful lot like a,GOPe official statement.
                No offence, but we DO regularly get Rino and nevertrumpers trying to troll or spin things.

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              • digleigh says:

                I’m from Ga. Her history is money for Abrams and Romney. Club of growth (establishment) who clobbered Trump for 2 to 3 years straight. Wifey of NYSE is a bought seat
                IMHO.Now, I do not trust Kemp and will not vote for him again..The conservative wing of GOP better get it together..Thoseconstant ads trying to portray Loeffler as buddies with Perdue and a super prolife con servative are not swaying me a bit…We know a fake and now I fo not trust Perdue either!

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              • dilonsfo says:

                Surprised to see you posting here Senator Loeffler.

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            • El Torito says:

              I agree Yugely Dutchman.

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        • Thinblueline says:

          I know, huh. That should tell you everything you need to know about fake supporters.

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      • NC Mom says:

        NOOOOOO! Please review what will happen and think again. Vote for Doug….not that snake Kemp/McConnell choice!! My alias on here is NC Mom but I live in Doug’s district and have for a while. There are THREE Dems running so do not worry about us losing the seat. I will be out actively campaigning for Doug come spring weather. He is the KNOWN POTUS supporter and is loyal! Let’s reward him!!

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      • majorkalhoun says:

        You are what is WRONG with the Republican Party. You preach unity over Conservative values. Guess you will cheer when Loeffler votes for funding Planned Parenthood or blocking an ant-abortion bill. But by golly, she has an R next to her name and that’s all these ignorant voters care about. By ignorant, I mean not knowing the background of who you are voting for or the expected outcomes.

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        • SteveC says:

          They preach unity, until we win, then they help the Left. I’m done with that.
          If I’m going to be screwed over, I’d rather it be by the more honest Lefty. At least then I’ll know what to expect and when.

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        • dilonsfo says:

          If she was the only Republican running I would vote for her over any dem. But she is not. I don’t live in Georgia but my son does…he will be voting for Doug.

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  4. cboldt says:

    Trump knows who is friends are, and the GOP is not one of them.
    At best there is an uneasy alliance, but the GOP will undermine Trump every chance it gets. Their visions for the future of the country are at odds. GOP is for “Plantation USA.”

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    • majorkalhoun says:

      Look no further than 2016 when the GOP had the House and Senate and still did NOTHING to help Trump. The GOP is NO FRIEND of Conservatives.

      Liked by 2 people

    • dilonsfo says:

      As soon as President Trump is gone in 2024, the Republicans will go back to ruining the country before we voted President Trump in unless we can find another candidate/leader to continue Keeping American Great.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “Worth keeping an eye on this one.”

    Especially after the election results come in. Perhaps some minds might be changed to consider “options”, if the position is still open.

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    • vikingmom says:

      The “Club” still trying to manipulate the system….Grrrr!!

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      • Dutchman says:

        Thats o.k., PDJT has a proven system, for destoying his enemies;

        EXPOSE their true nature, and/or ‘encourage’them to expose themselves.

        DISCREDIT them, with credibility flowing from them to him, like water downhill. Therefore, simultaneously they get weaker, and He Gets stronger.

        With a loss of credibility, they lose the POWER (they crave) to influence events or public Opinion, and again that power flows from them to him.

        It has largely worked on the MSM,…And the Democrats,…and is working on the Deep State.

        Now, it is time to turn his baleful gaze on the true, black heart of the Swamp;

        The Republicons in control, in Congress. McCarthy seems to understand which side his political fortunes reside, and that we are WATCHING him.
        We’ll see how he conducts himself as Speaker.

        The Senate, however is a den of iniquity.IMHO , all the leadership there were IN on the coup, from day one, and continue to support the ongoing coup and coverup.
        McConnell, Graham, Burr, Thune, Cornyn, and yes even Grassley.

        They have exposed themselves, steadily since PDJT’s election. They MUST be purged, as well as all GOPe shills in State Republican party organisations.

        Vote them OUT!

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  6. Major Kalhoun says:

    Screw the GOP. All they have given us is Communism lite. The GOPs lack of ethics is only slightly shy of the Democrats, both are corrupt. We wouldn’t have Communists winning the Democrat nomination if not for the fact that the GOP has supported and funded so many of their policies including Abortion, Bail Outs, Acorn, PBS, Illegal Aliens, Gun Control, and zero checks on Government Corruption.

    If Collins splits the vote, it is the GOP’s fault for giving the Senate seat to such a weak, non-Conservative, RICH (not a suburban woman), politically connected Pro-Abortion candidate.

    If the Democrats win the Senate seat, it will be 100% the GOPs fault.

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    • jumpinjarhead says:

      Have to agree and it underscores why I remain a Christian conservative INDEPENDENT. I am in Georgia and have been trying to follow the political machinations surrounding Loeffler’s appointment and now campaign.

      Her $ is an obvious attraction to the repub establishment and I think there is a distinct bias against people like Collins, who represents a mainly rural district and has a distinctive Southern accent. Loeffler, on the other hand is a “sophisticate” who moves in the upper echelons in Atlanta and Manhattan society

      We are currently bombarded with Loeffler ads. One tours her “pro life” position but sadly this does not mean what one might assume. Rather, she supports Grahamnesty’s bill that would only criminalize abortions after 20 weeks, thus relegating younger babies to their grim fate at the hands and surgical scissors of eager abortionists.

      Another ad depicts her in a farm setting with a shotgun over her shoulder and her dressed as if she just stepped out of an Orvis catalog or the pages of Country Life. Various observers have suggested she doesn’t know which end of the shotgun is which but regardless, it is so obviously pandering to what she, or more likely her big city advisers, imagine will sway us red neck “gun nuts” out in the hinterlands of Georgia that it insults one’s intelligence.

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      • My instincts tell me there is more to this. Recall Gov Kemp had to be dragged into the Trump organization and if it wasn’t for Trump Rally and strong support, I doubt Kemp would have been elected. so rather than keep his agreement with Trump’s folks, he defied the President by bringing Loughler to White House for a secret meeting…why? there is much out of the ordinary here, I hope Georgia voters will recognize Doug Collins is a proven winner for Georgia and Loughler is an unknown. I’m not swayed by her on camera zeal for the President. It’s newly minted. I keep asking where was she in Georgia politics back in 2016 and forward?

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      • NC Mom says:

        Amen Jumpin! You are right on the money. Well said.

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      • majorkalhoun says:

        Loeffler is a Buckhead type. No thank you!

        Collins represents the 90% of GA that is not Atlanta.

        City people have a distorted view of reality, which is why I left Atlanta and moved way out into the country. Those city folks are some sick puppies.

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      • randyinrocklin says:

        I’m from CA and I love watching Pastor Jentezen Franklin from your state. I have never heard such an inspiring and awesome sermons he preaches!

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        • jumpinjarhead says:

          He is very good. I hope his putting the latest church in midtown Atlanta right in the middle of the homosexual area will not prove to be a mistake.

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    • abdiesus says:

      Remember, the Uniparty Rs and Uniparty Ds are not in competition but rather in cooperation with each other, in support of their joint goal of stealing the max $ from the American Taxpayer. This is *exactly* the type of scenario Uniparty Rs like to have because they know they make more $ when they are in the Minority than in the Majority. And of course there’s a lot less scrutiny for their lack of accomplishments when they aren’t in the Majority. More $, less work – what’s not to like?

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  7. noswamp says:

    This is why I do not give money to the GOP but directly to candidates. What is McConnell thinking here?

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  8. MitchSteel says:

    Bigger issue in GA is Bloomberg funding people. Republicans better wake up, because Bloomberg is going to Virginia, Georgia.

    He is giving money with no strings and people are using it to help communities build generational wealth, through entrepreneurship. In return, these people are going to vote Democrat, because that is where the money is coming from. Plantation or no plantation, the money is talking in GA.

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    • Free Speech says:

      ‘help communities build generational wealth’ – Can you further explain? Thought POTUS had addressed this issue himself with enterprise zones.

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      • MitchSteel says:

        Enterprise zones are great, but CAPITAL is what is needed and Bloomberg is providing that.
        Listen to Sonnie Johnson. She has some great intel on this matter in GA.

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    • jumpinjarhead says:

      Well said. As I have pointed out elsewhere, Bloomberg et al. are using Virginia as a “proof of concept” for use in other states that could go the way VA did shifting from traditional very red to blue, largely due to shifting demographics in NORVA and Richmond areas that tipped the scale against the less densely populated, but throughly red, remainder of the state.

      Now with the internal migration of liberals from the hellholes they have created in CA, NY etc. to places like NC. GA, TX etc., these states are at risk of going the way of VA. Of course, with the electoral college n the balance, TX going red would sound the death knell for representative presidential elections thereafter.

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  9. Mortimer says:

    Instead of pulling Reps and Senators, Trump needs to fill these key positions with outsiders.

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    • Nigella says:

      I agree.. How about Sebastian Gorka

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    • deplorableelhavlco says:

      Bingo! Exhibit “A” is Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions, Trump’s self-neutering pseudo-Attorney General.

      Sessions’ “safe” Alabama Republican Senate seat was lost to a Democrat…allowing, inter alia, the sabotage of Obamacare repeal by the vile, treacherous John McStain.

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      • gunrunner03 says:

        Correction needed here. Jeff Session’s middle name is “Effing.”

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      • Dutchman says:

        Agree, except Obummercare repeal was NOT ‘sabatoged’ by McCain, he was just the vehicle.
        It was sabatoged by McConnell, who had 3 other pitchers, warming up in the bullpen, and ready to throw the thumbs down, had McCain big too sick.

        McConnel LOVES his ‘squishy’ Republicons, and uses them to avoid any responsibility for the outcome of votes. Its all an ILLUSION.

        McConnell totally controls the vote, as it is well know you DO NOT buck McConnell.

        And the proof is that NOT ONE SENATOR has voted to recess, cause it only takes ONE.

        WHERE are the Nunes, Jordan, Collins, Meadows, Biggs, Stafanik, Gaetz’s, etc in the Senate? NOT ONE. Rand Paul is the closest, but even he won’t directly confront or defy McConnell.

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        • deplorableelhavlco says:

          Yes, you are right. I know Sundance has pointed out Cocaine Mitch’s absolute control over the Senate Repubs, whether they be the minority or majority party.

          I guess the only hope now for obamacare repeal is the US Supreme Court,—Trump mentioned this in his rally today.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Its on full life support as it is,…so no longer a priority for me.

            PDJT says he has a FABULOUS alternative, that really WOULD lower costs. The transparent billing that,won’t ‘kick in’ till after the election will be a good start.
            Tort reform would be great, the current malpactice laws are killing people, and driving up costs.

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  10. MAGADJT says:

    If Georgia loses the Senate seat the blame will be on Collins, and most everyone will see it that way. He wanted the appointment but didn’t get it for whatever reason. There is no need to go and throw a needed Senate seat in the garbage via vote splitting because of sour grapes. I’ll be voting for Loeffler, even though I wanted Collins to get the appointment and let the Governor’s office know that at the time.

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    • scarlettbr says:

      Why blame Collins? He didn’t buy his seat, she did. She also campaigned with Stacy Abrams. She is for whoever will give her a seat.

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      • MAGADJT says:

        Because he didn’t get the appointment. I with Kemp had appointed him, but he didn’t. Collins doesn’t have to run, and if he does and splits the vote and we lose the seat, it’s on him.

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    • SherryS says:

      I won’t be voting for Loeffler and this is Brian Kemp’s fault. Loeffler is a globalist. Please do your research on her before voting.

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    • jumpinjarhead says:

      I am an independent Christian conservative in Collins’ district and while I was leery of him at first as being a RINO, he has proven to be a relatively reliable conservative. I am very uncomfortable with the lack of transparency in the whole Loeffler matter and unless things change for the better in terms of her actual merits, I will support Collins.

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    • Lawrence E Newell says:

      The Dem would have to get 50% of the total vote to win. Not going to happen in Georgia. Your concern is misplaced – worst case is a runoff after the RINO battles Collins. Never vote for a RINO given a proven alternative, as Sundance says

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  11. scarlettbr says:

    California has two democrats running all the time in Jungle Primaries and Elections.
    Collins has a much better chance at winning than Loeffer. She bought the senate seat, like Bloomberg is trying to buy the democrat nomination.

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  12. Elric VIII says:

    Where is General Sherman when he’s needed?

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  13. railer says:

    Lots of layers to this. You can bet Trump wants Collins as GA senator, so I doubt Trump was seriously offering him the DNI. More like he was throwing the Swamp a bone with a fake job offer to seemingly avoid a party intramural clash, and Collins was probably in on the fakery, plus it elevates Collins and gets him in the news, with a public withdrawal from consideration. All Trump’s goals met by such a move, so it’s probably a planned op.

    A bigger problem is that Trump may not be able to campaign hard for Collins. He may have to stand with all R candidates like he had to do recently in another case.

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  14. gunrunner03 says:

    Maybe PDJT should offer Loeffler a position in his Administration, freeing up Collins to run and win, while at the same time giving the Guv and the Turtle a subtle (or not) pho-u.

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  15. SherryS says:

    I live in the Atlanta suburbs. The blame lies squarely on Brian Kemp for not listening to conservatives in GA. We raised a ruckus (I called and emailed several times) about Kelly Loeffler (Stacy Abrams’ pal) and was ignored. Collins is much more popular and someone conservatives can trust but you can’t turn on the TV with out seeing the Loeffler/Club for Growth ad here in GA. My husband has finally gotten me to quit swearing at the TV when the ad comes on. I am afraid how this might turn out though because I just can’t vote for Loeffler. If McConnell and his friends have their way, she will be installed.

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    • jumpinjarhead says:

      We share your view in the backward rural areas as well. I am a thankful escapee from the Johns Creek area to rural bliss in Banks County—I never cared about opera, symphony, Chastain etc. anyway.

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      • SherryS says:

        Cobb County here. Although I am thinking of moving farther out. Cobb Co. went for Hillary in 2016 and a lot people from the North/Northeast moving into the area as well as the “city folk” spreading from the Atlanta area. A lot has changed since I moved here decades ago.

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        • jumpinjarhead says:

          I grew up in Sandy Springs (when Roswell Rd was 2 lanes!) and returned to area (Johns Creek) after 33 years in Marines. After 5 years in a Tony swim/tennis neighborhood, I grew very weary of the 30-somethings totally spoiled and self-absorbed attitudes and after one of them ran over my dog doing 60 in a 25 zone in front of my house, we escaped 60 miles north to 50 acres at the end of a mile long dead end gravel road. Would not return to city/suburban life for any amount of money.

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    • Jim S. says:

      “The blame lies squarely on Brian Kemp for not listening to conservatives in GA.”

      I live in this area as well (Gwinnett County). Yes, it’s Kemp’s fault. And, he probably has nefarious reasons for what he did. But, I also think he knows that a White male conservative is not going to win the election. To all of you from North Atlanta, you know how the demographics have changed. The demographics are such that, at this point, only a *female* conservative (probably conservative-ish) republican is going to win. I think this is why Cobb and Gwinnett went blue in 2016. Females went for female candidates regardless of party. Well, at least enough of them did for Hillary. We *have* to have a female Repub candidate to win.

      Look, we have to deal with the reality of the demographics here. If you can’t win the presidential race for Trump in Cobb County in 2016, you have to try to understand why.

      Look, I would love for Collins or a Nunes or a Jim Jordan to win here but that’s not going to happen. (Actually, Nunes and Jordan would be far, far better candidates.)

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      • SherryS says:

        Well, bless your heart! The ONLY way to carry on the MAGA agenda is to vote in MAGA candidates. Loeffler is not MAGA. Colllins is MAGA. The choice is crystal clear.

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  16. TJ says:

    I was hoping you might write something on this. Rep. Collins fired some shots on twitter back at a group that attacked him for running.

    Rep. Doug Collins Announces Bid for Senate, Drawing Ire of GOP Group
    http://www.domigood.com/2020/01/rep-doug-collins-announces-bid-for.html

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  17. Collins should care continue to run for the Senate seat and campaign on PDJT’s support. Let the good people of Georgia know that splitting the R vote will get a D elected.

    If D gets elected Collins should primary Kemp.

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    • Summer says:

      What is worse — having a RINO Senator or a DemonRat Senator?

      Does it matter who gets the blame AFTER a DemonRat is elected?

      Does it matter if Collins primaries Kemp if a previous Senate seat is already lost?

      Could the mainstream Republicans get so mad at Collins if the Dem wins that they would not vote for him in the future?

      Is this a possible scenario: three Rats are running today but two of them might drop out right before the elections if the DNC decides the top Dem has a chance.

      Asking for a friend.

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      • Mitch and the “boys” would make the same argument. With PDJT behind Collins and the right campaign strategy Collins could win.

        Compare with AL. “the boys” didn’t get who they wanted, so they threw the special election. Differences were, flawed candidate, no accomplishments, not fully supported by PDJT and lots of cheating.

        To answer your question, I would rather have a D than a fake R as then you know what you’re getting.

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      • Dutchman says:

        “What is worse-having a Rino Senator or a Demonrat Senator?”

        Thats a tough one, really. A Demonrat Senator will be exposed by the party, to vote the party line, abortion/infanticide, open borders, etc. and so expose themselves, and in a place like Georgia, hopefully be a one term Senator, that will show people what they get.

        A Rino will work with McConnell, to undermine PDJT every way they can, but in a sneaky, passive aggressive backstabbing way, while putting on a,good face and talk of supporting PDJT.

        See Lindsey Graham as an example.

        Marginally, I guess I would rather se the Demonrat, than the Rino. I personally think McSally (Rino) has a better chance of reelection than Kursin Sinalot (Demonrat) in Az.

        If we keep doing what we have always done, we’ll keep getting what we always got. And this old saw of ‘we have to put aside our differences, and vote for party” is what the Uniparty has used, that has gotten us where we are.

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        • Summer says:

          While I agree in principle, too many seats are in play. Losing the Senate while failing to win back the House will result in Trump being out of office shortly after re-election. 1% guaranteed.

          I call Muh principles “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.” But Muh principles! That will show McConnell! (Who, according to the other popular theory, can’t wait to become a Minority Leader).

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          • Summer says:

            I mean 100 not 1, my iPad is acting up.

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          • Dutchman says:

            If you keep doing, what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting, what you always got.

            I am one of 8 million registered Republican voters, that ‘stayed home’ in 2012. Jeust couldn’t bring myself to vote for Romney.
            And yes, collectively we ‘gave’ Obummer a second term.
            Firstly, does anyone really think, knowing what we know now, that a Romney term would have been that much different?

            Secondly, if you take him at his word, PDJT didn’t aspire to be POTUS.
            Its just that ‘things’ had to get SO bad, that he felt he HAD to do it.
            And, perhaps things had to get SO bad, in order to create the conditions where he could win?

            My not voting in 2012, is the vote I am personally most proud of NOT casting.

            “Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory”? I THINK not.

            Changing behavior only becomes possible, when the pain of continueing to do the same thing, over and over exceeds the percieved pain of doing something different.

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          • SteveC says:

            The ‘win’ would be for McConnell and the establishment.
            How many here trusted the Senate during ‘impeachment’?

            We should have started cleaning up the GOP congress after 2006, where we had nothing left to lose. We keep playing the short-sighted game. ‘Fix’ 2-3 Senators and 5-8 Congresspeople each election cycle… By 2012, we would have been in good shape for PDJT to come in.

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  18. Les D says:

    Primary endorsements are very problematic for any elected official especially when he/she is also running later in the General. Trump endorses Collins who I presume is his personal favorite given Collins’ activity for him during the Circus, and maybe loses the people supporting the other candidates. I forgot how Trump handled last election’s Southern state Senate race with the heated Rep primary. The Dem, Doug Jones, eventually won so whatever Trump did or didn’t do didn’t work, but fortunately it was only to fill the balance of two years of a vacated term and will surely flip back Red in Nov.

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  19. Sammy Hains says:

    Brian Kemp seems to be an idiot.
    100 years of electoral data shows no statistically significant increase in the share of the female vote for female candidates.

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    • SherryS says:

      I am female and I vote for the Best Conservative candidate. Why would you have someone represent you JUST because she is a woman? Brian Kemp must think the women of GA are idiots.

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      • Chick-fil-A Traffic Jam says:

        That’s just an talking point for him to pretty up his lusting for some of Loeffler’s moneybags. If she wasn’t slinging dough, he wouldn’t give a toss about “suburbanite women.”

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  20. cow wow says:

    Excellent info on Loeffler being pals with Stacey Abrams!!!
    I have a boatload of Ga friends who I will give this to!
    Go Doug Collins!!

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    • jebg46 says:

      We MAGA patriots desperately need a Doug Collins in the Senate in order to establish a foothold for America First no matter what the RINO slimes keep lying about.

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  21. Magabear says:

    I would certainly vote for Collins over Loeffler if given the chance, but do far she seems to be doing well. Of course, that may be due to the necessity of her appearing to be MAGA in order to win against Collins. That’s likely the case, though I hate to judge someone wrongly if they’re actually the real deal.

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  22. OhNoYouDont says:

    Trump reshapes intel community, calls reports Russia helping his reelection a ‘hoax’
    _____

    Another Republican reportedly under consideration is Utah Republican Rep. Chris Stewart, who also has a seat on the House Intelligence Committee. Stewart, who rose to the rank of major in the U.S. Air Force, has not commented on his prospects for DNI.
    _____

    Director of National Intelligence’s Principal Executive Andrew Hallman is expected to soon depart, as is the ODNI’s General Counsel Jason Klitenic, sources familiar with the matter confirm to ABC News.

    Kash Patel, a former senior National Security Council official is expected to move into a senior role under Grenell, according to sources. Patel is a controversial figure in Washington known for his efforts to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation while he was an aide to Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee.

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-reshapes-intelligence-community-amid-russian-efforts-reelection/story?id=69123441

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  23. Bogeyfree says:

    To kill a snake you cut its head off which is why IMO it is time to sacrifice Mitch by voting him out come Nov.

    IMO PT is going to pick up at least 5 new additional Republican Senate seat in Nov so let’s end Mitch’s reign and purposely vote him out.

    It’s time IMO.

    It will send a clear message to RINOS.

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  24. So when is the next MAGA rally (of a number of rallies) in Georgia?

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  25. Jerry Hodge says:

    Collins would be the most effective and reliable voice for the President’s agenda and the President’s ongoing war with the Political Resistance and Deep State than any current member of the Senate.

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  26. Free Speech says:

    Sundance: do you think an issue for McConnell here is Collins might not go along with the recess appointments embargo, thus they had to go find Loeffler?

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  27. aumechanic says:

    And Georgia is a virtual blue state, demographics ain’t good 4 the constitution.

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    • SherryS says:

      Not yet, although they are working feverishly to make it so. It is mainly the urban areas, Atlanta and Albany and their surrounding suburbs. The rest of the state is more Conservative.

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  28. SteveC says:

    I just donated to Collins. Reading the comments here helped sway my decision. Thanks!
    I ‘live’ in Kali. The GOPe’s argument for Loeffler is the same argument that the Kali GOP used to destroy Kali.
    We (citizens/patriots) need to take a stand or we’ll never end this cycle.
    PDJT has given us a unique opportunity to actually fix things. We need to step up, take some risks, and exert some pain on the GOPe to make it happen.
    The risks in not fixing it are far worse.

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  29. Dave says:

    All you folks thinking Collins should drop out because of fear of the Democrat getting 50% are not making any sense at all. One could have 40 Republicans splitting the vote and it does not matter. No one voting for the Dem would have voted for a Rep if only there were 1 Rep running. So, If a Dem gets 50%, that Dem would get 50% if only 1 Rep was running. Collins needs to run. Let him get 26%, let Laugher get 25% and let the Dem get 49%. Wonderful, Collins will win the runoff.

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  30. T2020 says:

    McConnell should get booted. He is a sloth and should be voted out.

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  31. trumpetter says:

    As a Georgia resident, i am amazed at how much money is invested in Loeffler. The ads are everywhere painting her as a pro Trump senator, writing legislation to eradicate terrorism and protect the unborn.

    However, we must remember how much heavy lifting has been done by Doug Collins. They, of course are trying to paint him as a big DC insider that spends bigly.

    I will be voting for the procen commodity vs the McConnell grasshopper. Kemp disappointed a lot of Georgians with this decision.

    Surprised to see that others that prefer Collins but are yet voting for Loeffler because they are afraid of losing the seat. We should all be pounding doors to get support for Collins rather than capitulating to the establishment.
    .

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Agree. If we lose the seat Kemp can kiss his seat goodbye too. Abrams will step back in. Kemp was bought. Didn’t take long.

      Loeffler has lots of radio ads which constanting reference her “best bud, P. Trump”. Lots of Rs will believe it.

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  32. Do stop thinking about tomorrow says:

    I begged Kemp’s office time and again if he was going to appoint a no ice with heaven ties to Pro-abortion and Demonctat Stacy Abrams. Then make it a partisan race with primaries in March we will have a primaries we could voted then and not had a Jungle election.

    Hopefully a polls come in Lefty Lofty will drop out.

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  33. I am confused…are we talking a primary election or the general election? I was thinking it was a primary election where it is Republican voters deciding it was Collins or Loeffler as their candidate and the winner of the primary would run against the Dem in November. But the way people are talking it’s like they are saying it is the general election with a dem candidate and two gop candidates? That does not make sense to me.

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  34. MaineCoon says:

    My response to the very unwelcome email received this week from Loeffler.
    ————–

    Re: Welcome aboard!

    I didn’t sign up for “Your Team” and I don’t support you.

    I support Doug Collins for Senator and Gov. Kemp should have selected Collins as my Senator as we need a MAGA Senator. Kemp chose you for his benefit, which isn’t benefiting President Trump in swampland. Screw Kemp & you. Your money doesn’t qualify you to represent me! I am working against your re-election.

    On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 09:01:23 AM EST, Georgians for Kelly Loeffler wrote:

    Kelly Loeffler
    Friend,

    Thanks for signing up to join our team!

    Over the next couple of days, a few key people from our campaign will reach out to you with ways to be more involved. I know Kelly said she wanted to send a personal welcome to everyone who joined the team.

    In the meantime, here are a few quick first steps you can take to jump right in:
    <<>>
    <<>>
    <<>>
    We’re so glad to have you aboard, Friend. We’ll be in touch.

    – Georgians for Kelly Loeffler
    Paid for by Georgians for Kelly Loeffler
    824 S Milledge Ave, Ste 101, Athens, GA 30605

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  35. dammit_janet says:

    3 Democrats splitting the vote and 2 Republicans splitting the vote. At least R’s have better odds. I just read a comment on Quora about the Electoral College and how without it we could end up with so many candidates splitting the vote a person could be elected with just 30% of the vote.

    https://www.quora.com/Do-you-believe-the-electoral-college-should-be-dispensed-with-and-the-popular-vote-be-the-way-to-elect-presidents-in-the-US/answer/Ryan-Bosela?ch=1&share=c89171a6&srid=u2cjs&fbclid=IwAR29Mpgt0XKrrYqZC6B9lDBDeUd5X7XhkwDQSrlH7Qe1kPa7hJGCH9fpstE

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