Thursday, August 30, 2018

Georgia State Senator Michael Williams could not even spell the word Molester properly on his "deportation bus"


If you are going to make a bold, stupid claim like Georgia State Senator Michael Williams, the least you can do is learn to spell. At least he didn't add "pedifiles," if that counts. Still, using Predator Panic as a talking point in a political campaign nets you a Shiitake Award nomination.

https://politics.myajc.com/blog/politics/trump-loyalist-flails-georgia-governor-race/iv2JzIeLE3SHWCzClPRo7M/

A 'deportation bus’ candidate screeches to last-place finish 
Michael Williams’ pro-Trump campaign slams to a standstill
May 22, 2018

From the get-go, state Sen. Michael Williams built his campaign for governor on two themes: An argument that he’s Donald Trump’s most ardent champion in Georgia, and a streak of audacious proposals meant to show he’s a “fearless conservative” and his opponents are phonies.

With his dismal showing Tuesday, the Cumming Republican showed again the limitations of an arch-conservative message that relies almost entirely on Trump. In last year’s 6th District special election, Republicans who most directly tied their message to Trump flamed out.

In the end, even as he drew national attention for a “deportation bus tour,” he was universally ignored by his GOP rivals – usually a surefire sign he’s not getting any traction. At some debates, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle wouldn’t even respond to Williams’ attacks.

His struggles started with his failure to raise significant cash to build name recognition and lack of any significant accomplishment in the Georgia Legislature. But the contest also exemplified how his rivals were able to neutralize the Trump factor.

Yes, they each conceded, Williams was the first state official to back Trump in late 2015. But they also embraced the president and talked about him on the campaign trail, pledging to support his policies while also largely staying focused on Georgia-centric issues.

Their allegiance had its limits. Only Williams supported Trump’s plan to open Georgia’s coast to offshore drilling. And while other candidates lamented Trump’s tweets or bruising rhetoric when asked what they regret about the president, Williams would say he wholeheartedly approves of all things Trump.

In the closing days of the race, Williams sharpened his attempts to paint his opponents as closeted Never Trumpers.

At an Atlanta Press Club debate, he mocked Secretary of State Brian Kemp for saying he supported Trump but was never asked to “formally” endorse him. And he tried to cast Cagle as an anti-Trump stooge, despite social media posts that showed the lieutenant governor praising the president.

But he found it harder to out-conservative his rivals, who were all intensifying their race to the right.

Late last year, he attracted national attention for raffling off a bump stock device after it was used in a mass shooting in Las Vegas. By March, the entire field was in a vicious battle for the NRA’s endorsement – and a seemingly daily test over the lengths they would go to expand Second Amendment rights.

In the end, even Williams’ “deportation bus tour” was one-upped by his opponents.

Days earlier, Kemp launched an ad featuring his pickup truck - “just in case I need to round up criminal illegals and take 'em home myself.” But unlike Williams, who spent little cash on expensive TV advertising, Kemp put about $1 million behind his last spurt of broadcast and cable spots.

So while Williams’ bus tour was beset with demonstrators – and sidelined for a time by engine problems – Kemp rode his truck to a spot in the runoff.

2 comments:

  1. Not Shocking when Alex Jones Troll and the Metoo movement have alligned with each other.

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  2. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-43201269

    Here is an update from BBC News Stephen Dure, 34 is under investigation for "Creep Catchers" tactics

    A self-styled "paedophile hunter", whose videos have been watched millions of times by Facebook users, has been convicted of falsely accusing a man of grooming teenagers.

    Stephen Dure, 34, also known as Stevie Trap, pleaded guilty to making an improper communication online.

    His wrongly-accused victim said he had been sacked and his home had been attacked as a result.

    Mr Dure, from Southampton, will be sentenced on Monday.

    'Violent psychopath'
    The defendant appeared in a BBC Inside Out programme in 2017, when he explained how he posed as children on the internet to "trap" sex offenders.

    His Facebook page, which shows videos of him confronting suspected paedophiles, has more than 200,000 followers.

    Southampton Magistrates' Court heard he had accused Paul Farhad, 42, of being a "violent psychopath" and a "massive danger to society" in a Facebook post in November 2017.

    Mr Farhad, from Eastleigh, said 111,000 people had viewed the message, which he said also implied he was a paedophile.

    As a result he lost his job, paint was sprayed on his door and a brick was thrown through his window, he told the court.

    Alfred Underwood, defending, said Mr Dure accepted that Mr Farhad was not a paedophile, which was "nowhere suggested" in the Facebook message read out in court.

    The victim then produced a screenshot of the post on his mobile phone.

    It showed the words "grooming teenagers" had been deleted from the original published message at some stage.

    Mr Dure then changed his plea to guilty.

    Judge Lorraine Morgan adjourned sentencing, saying she was imposing conditions on Mr Dure's bail "in the light of your lack of frankness".

    She ordered the defendant to wear an electronic tag, to observe a curfew and not to use social media.

    Outside court, Mr Dure said his online career might be over but his team would continue his work.

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