Stacey Abrams Tries to Do Damage Control on Remarks About Georgia, Makes Things Worse

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While speaking at a Georgia Democrat Party gala event on Saturday night in Norcross, Georgia, Democrat gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams, as usual, managed to stick her whole foot in her mouth when trying to make her case for reelection election as governor, as the Gwinnett Daily Post reported.

She pointed to a mantra Republicans have touted for years — Georgia is the No. 1 state to do business — and contrasted it to issues such as mental health care, maternal mortality, wages and incarceration.

“I am tired of hearing about how we’re the best state in the country to do business when we are the worst state in the country to live,” said Abrams before she acknowledged Republicans would attack her for the later part of that statement.

As the Daily Post noted, Abrams realized right away she would be attacked for running down her own state. So, she tried to misdirect everyone from her mistake, as Democrats are wont to do when they have no message and nothing worthwhile to offer voters. Abrams instead talked about whether Georgia is the best state to live in.

“Let me contextualize. When you’re No. 48 for mental health, when we’re No. 1 for maternal mortality, when you have an incarceration rate that is on the rise and wages are on the decline, then you are not the No. 1 place to live.”

It’s so clear that she failed to make whatever point she meant to here. None of those things have any bearing on whether businesses should relocate to Georgia. It’s just a litany of progressive talking points — without any solutions but bigger goverment and higher taxes.

In fact, the Daily Post pointed out a problem with her attack on Gov. Brian Kemp and the GOP’s track record on improving mental health in the state;

While she acknowledged the General Assembly passed mental health reform legislation this year, she said half-a-million people who need that care can’t access it without Medicaid expansion.

That’s the only possible solution, for Abrams and the Democrats — putting more people on government healthcare.

Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve written about Stacey Abrams getting over her skis with what she’s said or done. She’s truly an albatross for the Democrats, with her intimating she might question the results of the midterms, making cameos on “Star Trek,” and using the political spotlight as her own personal piggybank.

One other thing that’s one of Abrams’ favorite topics is the inability of minorities in Georgia to vote, most likely perpetrated by the evil, racist Republicans. But she’ll have to find some other injustice to sell to people; as my colleague Brad Slager wrote recently, the Peach state saw a record voter turnout the first day of early voting in May. It was even higher on the second day. Oops.