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Stacey Abrams Lines Her Pockets While Georgians Suffer

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Whether she’s writing fiction novels or shilling for wealthy white liberals, Stacey Abrams makes things up for a living. 

Hot on the heels of her disastrous campaign to oppose election integrity in Georgia, Abrams secured two new book deals that will allow her to combine her passion for storytelling with her passion for partisan spin. If she can pull that off without destroying anyone’s livelihood, at least it will be an improvement over her most recent endeavors. 


More so than any other single individual, Stacey Abrams is responsible for the loss of at least $100 million in economic activity that would have gone to Atlanta-area businesses and their employees. In a futile attempt to gin up public outrage and stop state lawmakers from passing legislation to help secure Georgia’s elections, Abrams shamelessly compared the Georgia Election Integrity Act to “Jim Crow” – a preposterous comparison that was nonetheless echoed by white liberals such as Joe Biden. 

According to Stacey Abrams, Black Georgians are incapable of obtaining free identification documents, require weeks of early voting accommodations – including night and weekend voting hours – and can’t be expected to vote unless partisan activists provide them with free food and water while they wait. That’s obviously ridiculous, and her insistence that convenience is equivalent to fairness is an insult to all Black Americans. 

What’s even more outrageous is that Stacey Abrams presents herself to the world as though she speaks on behalf of all Black people – and the mainstream media unquestioningly accepts it. She certainly doesn’t speak for me, though. Nor does she speak for the Black workers and small business owners who are being directly hurt by her exaggerations and fabrications. 


Unfortunately, weak-kneed and “woke” corporate executives fell hook, line, and sinker for Abrams’ antics. After Atlanta-based corporations such as Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines caved to her demands by issuing statements denouncing the Georgia Election Integrity Act, Major League Baseball responded to her dissembling about the appropriateness of boycotts by moving the 2021 All-Star Game – which had been slated to take place in Atlanta – to Denver, Colorado. 

The economic toll that the MLB’s decision will have on struggling businesses in one of the country’s largest majority-minority cities is difficult to overstate. After more than a year of pandemic-induced losses, restaurants, bars, and other businesses were eagerly anticipating a rejuvenating jolt from the All-Star Game. Now, thanks to Stacey Abrams, that boost will instead go to businesses in the majority-white city of Denver. 

Meanwhile, business is booming for Stacey Abrams, Inc. Despite her failure to prevent Georgia from implementing common-sense safeguards to protect the integrity of our elections, Abrams did manage to inflate her own public profile with her ill-considered tirades, and she’s parlaying that into book deals that will line her pockets and enhance her standing with wealthy white liberals whose only concern is boosting Democrat turnout, by hook or by crook. 


In many ways, Stacey Abrams is Georgia’s answer to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. They both lie for partisan advantage and get rewarded with book deals. The biggest difference between them is that Abrams is already a failed gubernatorial candidate, whereas Cuomo is about to become one.  

Vernon Jones is a former Georgia State Representative and current Republican candidate for Governor of Georgia.

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