Georgia – a Battleground state


In one of the more contentious presidential elections in history, Democrats are making the claim that Georgia could go from red to blue. GETTY IMAGES/Special In one of the more contentious presidential elections in history, Democrats are making the claim that Georgia could go from red to blue. GETTY IMAGES/Special

Jason Carter, former state senator and grandson of former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, opened his address at the Democratic National Convention by saying, “Greetings from the battleground state of Georgia.”

There is probably no one in America who would like to see Georgia flip from a red state to a blue state more than George Soros, the Hungarian-American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, political activist, and author. The billionaire financier has been described as “the single most destructive leftist demagogue in the country.” (We will get back to him later.)

A battleground state is a state in which Democrats or Republicans both have a good chance of winning. Georgia has been considered a red (Republican) state in recent years, but is now considered a purple (neither Democrat nor Republican), or swing state, by many political pundits.

For almost 100 years (1868-1960) Georgia was a blue as any state could be, voting Democrat in every election. However, in 1964 due to displeasure over the Civil Rights Act, the Republicans employed a “southern strategy” and Georgia voted for Barry Goldwater along with South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

However, he won no other states except for his home state of Arizona. It was the most lopsided victory in terms of popular votes in the history of the U.S with Lyndon Johnson winning 61.1 percent of the popular vote.

Reliably Republican

In 1968 Georgia voted for George Wallace in an election that marked the last time a third party candidate received any electoral votes. Since 1968 Georgia has been a reliably Republican state except when a southern Democrat was on the ticket. Georgians voted for homegrown Jimmy Carter in 1976 and 1980 and Arkansan Bill Clinton in 1992.

In the last five presidential elections the Republicans have won Georgia’s electoral votes. However, Georgia’s population has grown rapidly in recent years and the state demographics have also changed. The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently reported, “Georgia’s electorate is morphing even faster than some experts predicted. Georgia could become a majority-minority state in 2025 and minorities could outnumber whites among eligible voters by 2036."

The AJC also reported that a narrow majority of students in Georgia’s public schools are now non-white. Also, the data shows the proportion of white children could diminish to about 30 percent by 2060.

Tim Head, executive director of Faith and Freedom Coalition, recently stated, “Migration, immigration, and young adults moving into Georgia are significantly changing the state’s demographic makeup because they are more progressive.”

Changes could be coming

Democrats have long touted the coming demographic changes, and although they did not manifest in the last election, things could change dramatically on Nov. 8.

The presence of Jason Carter, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Georgia General Assembly House Minority Leader Stacy Abrams, and United States Representative and civil rights leader John Lewis gives some indication that the Democratic leadership has high hopes for these men rising in prominence in the political arena.

What happens between now and Tuesday, Nov. 8 will determine who the next president of the United States will be. I know that a variety of groups are working to elect the candidates of their choice.

Organizations like the Faith and Freedom Coalition are encouraging voter registration on a national scale. Their website says, “We believe that the greatness of America lies not in the federal government, but in the character of our people – the simple virtues of faith, hard work, marriage, family, personal responsibility, and helping the least among us.

“Never before has it been more critical for us to speak out for these values. That is why the Faith and Freedom Coalition is committed to educating, equipping, and mobilizing people of faith and like-minded individuals to be effective citizens.”

However, there are also organizations like that have an entirely different agenda. This institute states on its website that it has “collected more than 3,000 resumes for Obama in an effort to boost the numbers of openly gay and lesbian appointees."

A question of representation

According to the website there are six openly gay ambassadors; a gay man serving as the first special envoy to promote global LGBT rights; five transgender men and women who have served in federal agencies; and, as of this summer, the first full-time transgender employee in the White House. Eric Fanning, the Army Secretary-designate, is a former Victory Fund and Institute board member.

“To date, the Obama-Biden Administration has appointed more than 250 openly LGBT professionals to full-time and advisory positions in the executive branch, more than all known LGBT appointments of other presidential administrations combined.”

Even if you agree that these LGBT professions are likely gifted employees, the number employed in the executive branch of our government would seem to be disproportionate to the LGBT population.

The progressives’ push for diversity, climate change, their approval of the Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage, and desire to promote equal rights in regards to public accommodations, etc. give most conservatives reason for concern.

Furthermore, George Soros, the liberal billionaire, who according to The Washington Times, spurred the Ferguson civil action protest movement through years of funding and mobilizing groups across the U.S., now has plans, according to Bloomberg Politics, to spend $13 million to support progressive political campaigns in the upcoming election. Furthermore, he has used billions to impose a radical agenda on America.

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