I recently met with David Perdue, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in the July 22 runoff election – in large part because of an invitation, and the fact that he didn’t charge me to be in his presence. His opponent, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston – a 22-year Washington, D.C., establishment fixture who campaigned in 1992 promising support of term limits – charges a speaking fee. I was very impressed with Perdue’s intelligence; modesty; sincerity; life story; decades-long record of job creation; and dedication to God and country.
I hear many Republicans’ critique U.S. Rep. John Barrow and his votes to spend inordinate sums of money while producing no results, especially regarding the Port of Savannah. They’re correct. Kingston has been in Washington longer than Barrow, and has “represented” the Savannah area much longer than Barrow has. And the list goes on, but why support Kingston and condemn Barrow? Both have been in the House’s majority, so what’s the deal?
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Kingston over Perdue because Kingston votes as it wishes 100 percent of the time, and expects for that to continue should he be elected to the upper chamber and its six-year term, vs. his two-year terms in the House. The Chamber supports the federal government’s takeover of local education, i.e., Common Core, and it supports the Senate’s bill granting amnesty to illegal aliens. Michelle Nunn supports them, too.
Kingston has spent millions on political mailings containing outlandish claims about Perdue. If they are true, so be it, and let Perdue explain his record. But Kingston’s claims have been proved false by factcheck.org and media outlets. He bombards us with false tales, hoping that some will stick, and that we’re too ignorant to seek facts. After 22 years in Washington, one would think that mailings contain facts about results. Nope!
Kingston is a typical Washington insider and an indentured servant to lobbyists. He may have voted certain ways, but that’s all – no results, and no swaying others to see the light. It’s all about him and his next election – just like Barrow.