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22 February 2012

Obama Campaign, Democratic National Committee Fund GA Democrat Operations

Not so long ago, Georgia Democrats used to scatter like roaches if anyone so much as mentioned the national Democratic Party or even national Democrat leaders.

Just two years ago, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Roy Barnes fled to south Georgia when President Obama visited Atlanta.

Michael Coles, a Democrat for Congress against Newt Gingrich in 1996, "avoided" former President Bill Clinton according to a report from WXIA-TV.

"In 96, I stepped out of the private arena and ran against Newt Gingrich for the house. I ran as a Democrat," Coles told WXIA reporter Jeff Hullinger. "I think the difficult thing for anyone in Georgia --if you run as a Democrat-- is to separate yourself from not being a national Democrat, because Georgia Democrats like Zell Miller and Sam Nunn are cut out of a different cloth and that's how I wanted to be seen.

"I wanted to be sure, if I was going to lose that race -- I wasn't going to be indentified as a national Democrat."

Times have sure changed since then. Increasingly, the Democratic Party in Georgia is beccoming an extension of the national Democratic Party lead by Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

Recent campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission by Georgia Democrats show national Democrats ponying up money to fund state party operations.

Obama for America, the President's re-election campaign, gave the Democratic Party of Georgia $2,500. The Democratic National Committee, chaired by Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, contributed $27,789.98 to Georgia's Democratic Party. And, for good measure, the Oklahoma Democratic Party cut a $2,000 check to Georgia Democrats.

Yeah, times sure have changed. There was once a time when the Georgia Democratic Party distiguished itself from the national Democratic Party. These days, Georgia Democrats and national Democrats are one in the same; liberal and out of touch.