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Stacey Abrams to give Democratic response of the State of the Union

By CNN

Former Georgia governor candidate Stacey Abrams has accepted an invitation to give the Democratic response to the State of the Union address, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said TuesdayRead full story

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  • Good way to keep her in the game....in Georgia and beyond.

  • The question is whether this choice (a very talented, very progressive pol) reflects where the primary voters are or where pelosi, schumer and the DNC think it’s where the primary voters are. That’s what the primary will come down to.

  • What would be great is if they had after the SOTU and the opposition party response, if they had an “Independent Response” and an “Average American Response”. That would really be telling.

    I would volunteer for either.

  • This Georgian approves.

    Also for those outside my state still asking for proof of voter suppression, come and find me anytime and I’ll tell you how polling places magically moved, disappeared, or didn’t have working voting machines. Also how my cousin’s name “simply fell off” the rolls even though he has lived in the same precinct for 25 years... without a letter or phone call saying so. And how I had to call directly 4 times to my county’s voter registrar to get my absentee ballot posted quick

    This Georgian approves.

    Also for those outside my state still asking for proof of voter suppression, come and find me anytime and I’ll tell you how polling places magically moved, disappeared, or didn’t have working voting machines. Also how my cousin’s name “simply fell off” the rolls even though he has lived in the same precinct for 25 years... without a letter or phone call saying so. And how I had to call directly 4 times to my county’s voter registrar to get my absentee ballot posted quick enough so I could mail it back in time from Japan to even be counted (which they totally screwed up on with a run-off ballot one month later).

    So stop acting like these shenanigans don’t exist in the 21st century and that people don’t cheat to win anymore.

  • Stacy Abrahms is incredibly smart, incredibly well spoken, and knows the law and the constitution.

    In other words, she is everything that Donald Trump is not.

    For lack of a better way of putting it, she's going to eat Trumos lunch, then rip off his arms and beat him with them.

    Can't wait!

  • As usual for the Dems it's style over substance. They have a woman, a minority, and who cares if she thinks a farmer is a sign of an unsuccessful life (see her speech during her gubernatorial campaign). Who cares that she couldn't even win Georgia's election. Personally, I couldn't be happier because the last thing our country needs is another liberal socialist in the WH.

  • I'm just trying to wrap my head around the thought process on this. She is a good speaker at rallies but the Democrat leadership really all sat down and said (You know what a great choice would be? A person that lost her bid and then tried everything to over turn the results) THAT'S our kind of representative.

  • That the best they have?

  • Even after her lawsuits cherry picking votes in Democrat-favored counties she couldn’t gather enough to force a runoff. Lots of cries of voter suppression and yet couldn’t produce a single eligible person whose vote wasn’t counted. She’s the epitome of a sore loser.

  • Everyone outside of Georgia couldn't care less. I swear, the things people care about. Who carrrrrrrres.

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