Kasim Reed: Keisha Bottoms would ‘stop GOP takeover of City Hall’

Mayor Kasim Reed shake hands as Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms (right) looks on, at a ceremony announcing GSU’s purchase of Turner Field last August. Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

The rollout of Kasim Reed’s endorsement of Keisha Lance Bottoms in the race to replace him as mayor of Atlanta advances today with a 60-second radio ad. The spot continues to take advantage of and magnify the Democratic Party of Georgia’s assault on Mary Norwood. It also carefully invokes the name of Donald Trump. Listen:

The gist of Reed’s message:

“[Bottoms] will continue the progress we’ve made and do even more to help our neighbors left behind from our city’s progress. If you want to stop a Republican takeover of City Hall, please vote for Keisha Lance Bottoms. She’s the strongest Democrat running, and she will stand up to Donald Trump.”

 

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AjayS
AjayS

why has this become a conversation about race - rather than competence?

BurroughstonBroch
BurroughstonBroch

Bottoms would provide tail cover for His Dishonor after he leaves office. The latest City Hall corruption investigation is not complete and the prosecutors are working their way up the food chain. I wouldn’t be surprised if it spilled over into Fulton, Clayton, and DeKalb Counties.

Infraredguy
Infraredguy

Mayor " Inclusive " Reed is once again playing the race card, he knows no one believes Norwood is a racist ( even Blacks )  so he can't call her that and have any credibility so his ( and others ) code word is Republican, there has not been a Republican in City Hall since LBJ was president so Reed is counting on the Black Atlanta voter to think " we can't let no White people run this City, we come to far to give the graft and corruption back to whites "  LOL  

justhetruth2017
justhetruth2017

@jezel-dog / Coach - me anybody who disagrees with your form of racism is a hillbilly....or a white sheet....news for you pal....we dont hillbilly's in Ga. thats Tenn. We have rednecks.

is that the best you can do?  

Percy
Percy

Is Ms. Bottoms still encouraging black kids to run from the police?  She may have a hard time leading a police force, given her open contempt.   GOP?  Riiiiight.

WPWW
WPWW

Just like Reed and his inept predecessors, Bottoms will run the city into the gutter.  She should be "leading" a broom closet (at best).

Babycat
Babycat

Playing the Obama Chicago politics as usual.  He will lie and bully to achieve his agenda.

Practicality
Practicality

Codespeak for "don't let the white folks disrupt our gravy train at City Hall!"

PTC DAWG1
PTC DAWG1

Where are all the white women at?

Boses
Boses

Meanwhile, the potholes remain unfixed, the education system is awful, and RE taxes are too high.

justhetruth2017
justhetruth2017

@Boses you mean APS is not the success we are told that it is? we could send every kid to Harvard for what we spend to send them to the FC jail today.....

OrangeSkull
OrangeSkull

Oh no, we can't let that "white" woman win.  She will open the gates to Trump and he will coming marching in!  Marching in to do what I'm not sure but we cant take the chance.

Davidricardo
Davidricardo

@OrangeSkull She isn't even a Republican: 


According to an in-depth investigation by Atlanta Progressive News in 2009, Norwood has voted in Democratic primary elections with regularity since 1998—she voted in the Democratic presidential primary in 2008 and 2004, and has publicly stated that in those years, her vote went to Barack Obama and John Kerry respectively.

Davidricardo
Davidricardo

@OrangeSkull

2. She Has Battled Accusations That She Is a Republican, but Is Ranked “Leaning Democrat” by the Georgia Democratic Party’s Voter Tracking System

Practicality
Practicality

@OrangeSkull Yep, da real problum is she be white and we cain't be havin' no white folks at City Hall

justhetruth2017
justhetruth2017

@OrangeSkull maybe he would pave a few roads.....give us some money to build out marta and put in a rail or two...gawd that would be awful..... 

Davidricardo
Davidricardo

Jeff Jefari of PRAD donated to three candidates: Reed, Bottoms, and Bond. 


Why?

justhetruth2017
justhetruth2017

@Davidricardo Equifax CFO sold stock before the hack was public and then made a max donation to Peter Aman...Former Equifax CEO made max donations to Peter Aman....why? has he given the money back? He's so dense I doubt he even knows.....had the biggest bribery scandal in history right under his nose and he knows nothing......if its true Peter Aman is too stupid to be Mayor.... 

Davidricardo
Davidricardo

 Funny, the Democratic Party of Georgia's own data says that Norwood "Leans Democrat." This whole R thing is just to control simple-minded voters. 

Davidricardo
Davidricardo

Boy, the moderators are keeping a tight leash this. Any comments addressing the intimate relationship between Bottoms and Reed get deleted in 5...4....3...2...1

Splendoriffic
Splendoriffic

Mayor Weed looking for some more help ($) for those brotha's on the corner smoking (less than an ounce) of weed a day.
I'm sure this one will be receptive (she looks the part).

Rickster_
Rickster_

When in doubt... play the "GOP is the party of racism" card. 

Geez, Mr. Mayor, can't you come up with anything better than that?

justhetruth2017
justhetruth2017

@Rickster_ he's a street thug...you mistake him for a law abiding decent citizen. Notice how he has trashed Ceasar Mitchell..probably the only man in the race with any decency....

TrueBlueDem
TrueBlueDem

Kasim thinks it would be better to have a black crook in office than an honest white person. He is solely thinking about how he will be coming back to cash in his favors with Ms Bottoms...unless he is in Federal prison.

TomGaff
TomGaff

I guess everyone noticed that the Mayor supports the black candidate? Business as usual, put ATL deeper in a hole! But he did support the white old female lesbian(?) candidate for POTUS. Also appointed a gay white female as his Police Chief. Wonder why he hates white males?