Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams: Still Sowing Discord in Georgia

David Catron, The American Spectator

It goes without saying that the legacy media are mimicking Abrams’ mendacious claims about voter suppression and the desperate need for vote-by-mail. In addition, they have concocted their own fictions about the “chaos” that allegedly characterized Georgia’s primary. The chattering class is no more credible on this than it was with its portentous predictions about the carnage that would result when Georgia lifted its coronavirus restrictions. Their real problem Georgia's governor is Brian Kemp rather than Stacey Abrams—which means elections will be decided by arithmetic rather than demagoguery.

An Aristocracy of Losers

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

Victims are the aristocrats of 21st-century America. To be a victim is to be exempt from criticism, to be empowered with moral authority, so that anyone who refuses to kowtow to you is condemned as a racist, a sexist, or some other kind of bigot. Democrats have embraced this concept because it makes them feel good about themselves and also because they believe it can help them win elections. Competition is fierce, because there are too many victims and not enough gigs. Only a lucky few can be anointed “rising stars,” elected to the Aristocracy of Losers, and celebrated the way the liberal media celebrates Stacey Abrams.

Biden’s Most Ridiculous Veep Prospect

Rich Lowry, National Review

Her foremost political achievement to date of making her gubernatorial loss into a cause célèbre among Democrats. Abrams can reasonably boast of an ability to stoke turnout among minority and young voters — she won more votes than any Democrat who has ever run statewide. But, given her high-octane progressivism, she’d have limited appeal to working-class swing voters and suburban women. By picking her, Biden would also be undermining one of his chief arguments, namely he’s a low-risk, experienced, steady hand. This means Abrams is likely to be passed over — and, if the past is any guide, conclude she got robbed.

There’s No ‘Neo-Jim Crow’ in Georgia

Rich Lowry, National Review

In the case of the Georgia gubernatorial election, narrowly lost by African-American activist Stacey Abrams, it’s unquestionably the latter. A cottage industry has grown up around declaring the outcome a stain on our nation. The critics advance myriad reasons why the result in Georgia isn’t legitimate. Every indication is that Stacey Abrams lost fair and square in an election where everyone knew the rules beforehand, and they weren’t unreasonable. She’s nonetheless being hailed for not conceding, and her loss will always be taken as an indictment of Georgia rather than the verdict of voters.

Abrams Flames Out in Georgia Gubernatorial Debate

David Catron, The American Spectator

It’s little wonder that Abrams is running behind her GOP opponent, Secretary of State Brian Kemp. But why is the gap only 1.5 points in a red state like Georgia? The answer is that most of her campaign contributions come from out-of-state donors. The purpose of last night's debate exercise was to provide a platform for Abrams to make excuses for her malfeasance and to make a few promises she has no intention of keeping. Stacey Abrams is a corrupt, fiscally incontinent tax dodger. The voters would be insane to elect her Governor.