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Old 03-30-2017, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Home of the Braves
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Can someone please highlight an achievement from Ossoff's professional life that leads you to believe he is a good fit for a leadership position?
He has five more years of political experience than the President.

 
Old 03-30-2017, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Ex-Bostonian in Woodstock, GA
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He has five more years of political experience than the President.
::claps enthusiastically::


YES!
 
Old 03-30-2017, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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The idea of abolishing the Department of Education sounds acceptable enough if you live in a northern state. But if you're non-religious/pro-science/socially progressive in the Bible Belt, if it weren't for national DoE guidelines and policies, states like ours would probably have the public schools teach creationism and homophobia and revisionist racial history and etc etc.

In theory I would support states' rights, except that I live in Georgia, and I know for certain that I would abhor everything this backwards state would ever do in the name of "states rights".
 
Old 03-30-2017, 03:45 PM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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Can someone please highlight an achievement from Ossoff's professional life that leads you to believe he is a good fit for a leadership position?

As far as I can tell he was a 5 year flunkie for 'Congressman Guam Gunna Tip Over' and he did a video highlighting 'ISIS is bad.'

I'm not saying he won't do a good job, but there is nothing in his very, very thin record that makes me think he is capable of achieving anything.
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Both of Jon’s grandfathers served in World War II. His father’s dad was an American bombardier on B-24 Liberators in the Pacific. His mother’s dad was a twice-captured Australian infantryman who fought Nazis in the Mediterranean.

Jon held a Top Secret security clearance while working with our military and intelligence community on counterterrorism, naval, air, and cybersecurity programs.

Jon played third base for the South London Pirates in the British Baseball Federation while earning his Master’s degree at the London School of Economics.

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I hope he can expose the corruption in Washington currently. Anything is better than the Republicans who have control of the Senate and House but can't even unite as a team and who wants to get rid of Meals on Wheels and who wanted get rid of 24 million people off of Obama Care. They want to cut funding to the EPA but spend more on Military when we already spend more then all other Western countries combined. Now you tell me, what can a Republican do to stop this? All a Republican is likely to do is follow the leader (Trump). No thanks!!!!!!
 
Old 03-30-2017, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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He has five more years of political experience than the President.
These days a dearth of exposure to Washington will get you elected.
And I'm sure you were equally put out by the lack of experience that our last President brought to the table. Mmm-hmm, thought so.
 
Old 03-30-2017, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Home of the Braves
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And I'm sure you were equally put out by the lack of experience that our last President brought to the table. Mmm-hmm, thought so.
President Obama had 12 years of political experience as an elected official before becoming president: eight years as a state senator and four years as a U.S. Senator.

That said, I don't think his lack of political experience is even on the first page of our current President's list of problems. Actually, I've been pretty grateful for it in the early going.
 
Old 03-30-2017, 04:27 PM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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President Obama had 12 years of political experience as an elected official before becoming president: eight years as a state senator and four years as a U.S. Senator.

That said, I don't think his lack of political experience is even on the first page of our current President's list of problems. Actually, I've been pretty grateful for it in the early going.
Well said, Cameron!!! And you are right about his list of problems.
 
Old 03-30-2017, 04:48 PM
 
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The candidate that supports abolishing the DoE will get my vote.
Despite being a supporter of the Dept of Education, which is especially needed in backwards deep southern states with poor standards, I too would support abolishing it now that Betsy DeVos is head of it. We can reestablish it once we get a competent president and cabinet again.
 
Old 03-30-2017, 05:51 PM
 
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He has five more years of political experience than the President.
Way to turn this into a Trump is bad thread. Why deflect a legitimate question?

Take off your blinders and open your eyes, son.
 
Old 03-30-2017, 05:54 PM
 
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These days a dearth of exposure to Washington will get you elected.
And I'm sure you were equally put out by the lack of experience that our last President brought to the table. Mmm-hmm, thought so.
True... but I want my elected officials to have some track record of accomplishments. Ossoff has done almost nothing to qualify him in my mind. Can someone please explain his appeal other than being handpicked by a political party for this seat. Simply having a 'D' next to his name and being 'not Trump' doesn't do it for me. Give me some reason to believe this kid can do something. Making a few films and passing yourself off as a hero in political ads does not count as an accomplishment in my book.
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