Political Vine: The Insider's Source on Georgia Politics

Political Vine: The Insider's Source on Georgia Politics

The Political Vine is the home of political news, satire, rants, and rumors.

Catherine Bernard Sends an Open Letter to Rep Michael Jacobs

PV, April 16th, 2014

April 16, 2014

Dear Representative Jacobs:

I noted with disappointment your announcement that you planned not to attend the April 23rd primary debate sponsored by the Dekalb Young Republicans at Oglethorpe University (http://brookhavenpost.co/young-republicans-to-host-debate-for-state-house-district-80-primary/15132). Please allow this letter to serve as notice of my willingness and intention to offer the voters of House District 80 the opportunity to observe a debate between their two announced candidates for State Representative. I hope that you will join me in ensuring that such a forum is held.

On January 27th, the Dekalb Young Republicans issued a debate invitation to both of us, as the two announced candidates for the House District 80 Republican primary election. I accepted. On February 3rd, you responded by saying that you would consider the invitation after the legislative session was over. Of course, I understood that you would need to focus your attention on legislative work instead of campaigning. Though it surprised me that you were able to spend so much time making social media posts attacking me during this time, I expected that as the former president of your debate club (http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1995-08-16/news/9508150207_1_college-democrats-school-board-democratic-national-committee) you would have no trouble transferring your energy into a public forum designed to educate voters about their choice on May 20th.

As session drew to a close, I found myself fielding multiple inquiries as to whether or not a debate would happen. I publicly referred interested parties to your statement, expecting that you would keep your promise to consider the invitation after the session was over on March 20th. When no response was forthcoming, I made inquiries to Dekalb Young Republican leadership as to whether they planned to schedule a debate. On April 9th, I received an invitation to a debate set for April 23rd at Oglethorpe University, and accepted immediately.

You have cited various reasons as to why you will not attend the debate: insufficient notice, donations to my campaign from Dekalb Young Republican officers, and the pre-registration requirement for the event. It is true that I have many friends and supporters in the Dekalb YRs — as you know from your support from the Young Democrats in 2004 and 2006, being connected with young party activists is a valuable part of any campaign. However, it is my understanding that there would be a neutral moderator. While I don’t care for pre-registration either, as guests on Oglethorpe’s campus it is a courtesy I am willing to extend to our hosts. As for the issue of notice, I find it hard to believe that an invitation extended on January 27th provided you insufficient time to find dates that you were available, but am willing to re-schedule if April 23rd doesn’t suit you.

My question to you, Representative Jacobs, is simple: when and where would you like to debate? I hope you agree with me that Republican primary voters deserve the opportunity to hear from both of the candidates who will be on their ballots on May 20th — and besides, such forums are excellent opportunities to publicize conservative principles and spark interest in the GOP. Many, many voters have asked me about a debate, and I hope that you can respect their interest and agree to participate.

Cordially,

Catherine S. Bernard

Tea Party Patriots to File Lawsuit Against IRS

PV, April 15th, 2014

April 15, 2014

CONTACT: Mike Rudin
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs

703-739-5920/800-536-5920
mrudin@sbpublicaffairs.com

Tea Party Patriots to Take Legal Action Against Internal Revenue Service Today

Press Conference Call at 1:30 p.m. ET today Discuss Lawsuit

WOODSTOCK, GA — Today, Tea Party Patriots is filing a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Treasury, asking the court to force the release of documents shedding light on the agency’s proposal for burdensome regulations for 501(c)4 citizens groups, and the roles played by former IRS official Lois Lerner and other Administration officials in developing the regulations.

The suit seeks documents relating to the IRS’ “Guidance for Tax Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities,” announced November 29, 2013. To date, the IRS has refused to provide any documents to Tea Party Patriots, which first requested them on December 10, 2013 under the Freedom of Information Act.

WHO: Jenny Beth Martin, Co-founder of Tea Party Patriots
Cleta Mitchell, Partner at Foley & Lardner, LLP

WHAT: Press conference call to discuss FOIA lawsuit

WHEN: Today, April 15, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. ET (20 minutes)

WHERE: 712-432-1212 Access code: 929-880-519

Tea Party Patriots is a national grassroots coalition with more than 3,400 locally organized chapters and more than 15 million supporters nationwide. Tea Party Patriots is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets. Visit Tea Party Patriots online at www.TeaPartyPatriots.org.

For more information, please contact Mike Rudin with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at mrudin@sbpublicaffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.

###

Derrick Grayson Responds To The Fort Hood Shooting

PV, April 6th, 2014

April 4, 2014 Atlanta, GA - In light of the second tragedy at Ft. Hood, a broken soldier takes more lives, including his own.

“I was at a Veterans Rally recently. Their biggest complaint was it could take years to get the care they needed. An Army spokesman admitted, “The Armed Forces still transfers paper files back and forth during the review process for any after service medical care request. Those files aren’t even computerized,” Grayson said.

“Even my own doctor goes from exam room to exam room with a WiFi connected tablet, complete with my photo, biographical info, medications, pharmacy contact and my favorite color of underwear.”

The Department of Veterans Affairs claims the average wait for a veteran to receive their disability benefits is 277 days. This is the view of just one claims department in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The reasons for suicide are often complex and can’t be shoehorned into a simple explanation. But multiple deployments in more than a decade of war have taken a toll on military members and their families. And many are reluctant to ask for help because it could be considered a sign of weakness that could derail their military careers.

Last year the Army reported that more soldiers died by suicide than by enemy attack – 182 by suicide and 176 in combat. 22,10 and 19… Those numbers are the number of suicides of service members at Ft. Hood in 2010, 2011 and 2012… This is unacceptable.

We need to honor our promises to our service members. No service member should come home damaged and fight for treatment, sometimes for years. No service member should be homeless. VA records need to be computerized. Make info inter-departmentally available electronically. Hire civilian doctors to evaluate the urgency of care thus removing the adversarial review board that routinely denies care after service benefits. Give veterans priority in transitional services

If you believe, like me, that we should keep our promises to those that fight and sacrifice for our freedom then I ask you to give me your support. I will fight for our veterans, I will never give up on this fight.

For more information please contact press@graysoncommittee.com or call 404-445-2088

HD 80: Double-Dipping Mike (Jacobs)?

Bill Simon, March 30th, 2014

SPECIAL MEMO

TO: State Rep. Mike Jacobs

From: Bill Simon

Re: Just a few…ethics law violations to discuss


Mike,

Did you know that my first major was Psychology? Spent a year taking a bunch of psychology and other liberal art courses until I decided “Screw this, I’m going for something way more fun: Mechanical Engineering at Tech.”

But, I learned enough, and have read enough in psychology since then, to know that your behavior in this GOP primary for HD 80 has some definite, deep-rooted psychoses that your subconscious apparently wrestles with on a daily basis. We’ll get to those shortly. But, first, a little “look-back” at your political career.

Back in your younger days in the 1995 timeframe, you were so entrenched in Democratic politics, you were elected Legislative Director of the College Democrats of America while you were attending Georgetown University, a position that allowed you direct influence into the goals of the Democratic National Committee. (Hmmm…who was President of the United States back then, Mike?)

In a fascinating sort of time-contrast here, do you know what your current Republican opponent for HD 80, Catherine Bernard, was doing in 1995, while you were pushing the liberal Democratic agenda policies of Bill Clinton? She was 13 years-old, and attending her first debate camp in the summer between middle-school and high school. (No wonder you’re so terrified to show-up for a debate with her…she’s akin to being a 4th degree Black Belt in debating skills and would wipe the floor with you.)
Read the rest of this entry »

The American Jobs Council: Political Fraud

PV, March 7th, 2014

Rumors have it that any time you hear that American Jobs Council President Cade Joiner is “not a politician, but just a businessman,” THAT statement will be an unmitigated lie.

Appearing last November on FOX News w/Chris Wallace, Joiner, a longtime Georgia Republican political insider, went on the air to rant about Obamacare under the auspice of simply “being a businessman.”

The hilarious part of his appearance was what MediaIte.com discovered afterwards: That Joiner, far from being “just a businessman,” had been quite the political activist in Georgia, from his days of introducing Ralph Reed while President of the Georgia College Republicans, to being the Bibb County leader of the grassroots team of Kemp for Secretary of State, and then a co-chair of Kemp’s finance committee.

Now, Obamacare sucks, that’s a fact.  BUT…you don’t argue against a piece of crap legislation by pretending to be someone you really are not.

You don’t say “I’m just a small businessman” when, in fact, your ply of trade is that of being deeply embedded in political business.  It does no one any good on your side in terms of convincing people that you have an honest, objective point of view when you are, in fact, found to not be all you say you are.  In short, you cannot fight dishonesty with dishonesty, and win.

What does all this have to do with anything in current-day politics in Georgia?  Plenty, actually.

Because it was Cade Joiner, with the “American Jobs Council” who called the Martha Zoller Radio Show a couple of weeks back to rant about State Rep. Sam Moore’s HB 1033.

And, it was Cade Joiner who states ON AIR that he is “not a politician, just a small business owner.”

Really, Cade?  What is your “small business?”  Is it doing something besides managing thousands of dollars of political PAC money that will be swapped in-and-out of all the following entities registered by Legal Counsel Bryan Tyson like American Jobs Council PAC, American Jobs Council Education Fund, Inc., American Jobs Council, and American Jobs Council Federal PAC?

As MediaIte.com states at the bottom of that article“There’s also no good reason to conceal Mr. Joiner’s political activism, unless the point is to make him seem dishonest upon its revelation.”

Cade Joiner’s comment on the Zoller show reminds us of a line from Beverly Hills Cop when Axel Foley, while operating undercover, remarks to the cigarette hustler “I’m just a businessman, I don’t know anything.”

At minimum, Cade Joiner was disingenuous about who he really was when on the Martha Zoller Show, and, at most (especially when combined with the FOX News piece from November 2013), nothing other than a political fraud.

So, Mr. Joiner…in your organization’s mailers that will be sent out against Sam Moore (of which we can predict there will be thousands of dollars of slush funds coming from somewhere, maybe even David Ralston’s government office’s budget, paying for all those mailers), if there is one untrue statement on those mailers about anything, it will just build on this case here that your organizations are, like you, nothing more than political frauds.

HD 80: Tax Hike Mike (Jacobs)

PV, March 5th, 2014

Rumors have it that were this not an “election year,” HD 80 State Representative Mike Jacobs would be ALL in favor of increasing taxes in Brookhaven and DeKalb County.

How could we determine if this rumor is true? Why…one could look at Page 21 of 22 pages of this multi-meeting minutes package of the City of Brookhaven City Council Minutes…near the bottom of the page, we will excerpt this sentence:

“Council Member [Rebecca] Williams reported that she spoke with Representative Mike Jacobs, and he expressed strong opposition to an increase in the hotel/motel taxes during an election year.”

PV Asks: Golly, Mike…soooo, if it wasn’t an election year, you would be ALL in favor of raising taxes, right? You know, it’s just a tax on hotels/motels…who cares about those businesses? Just because raising taxes on them may make them less competitive to hotels and motels in other counties, you know, who CARES?

After all, Mayor J. Max Davis needs more tax dollars to pay for the $500,000-some-odd legal contract to help his fellow lawyers continue to waste city taxpayer dollars fighting the Pink Pony, a business located FAR AWAY from any residential property.

Well, we guess little Brookhaven didn’t become all that Jacobs promised it would become, did it? You know, a Mecca of sorts for lower taxes (this flyer chumming for business in the city limits of Brookhaven explains it all to anyone who listened to Jacobs talk about how Brookhaven would lower people’s property taxes).

And, then, of course there’s Mike Jacobs’ Burrell Ellis endorsements…those cannot be doing you any good right now for your reelection campaign, can they, Mike?

Maybe you should think more about your own transgressions against the better interests of people in your district before you decide to tote water on behalf of the Speaker and attack someone in another district, far, far away from HD80, eh?

Corruption and Incompetence in the Georgia State House

PV, March 3rd, 2014

Folks, if you ever wondered how it could be that some legislators tell you one thing at a GOP meeting, and then you learn later how they voted for something that completely contradicted what they said…well, all you got to do is take a read of Representative Sam Moore‘s description of “Corruption as far as the eye can see” in his constituent newsletter he sent out over the weekend, where he describes in great detail of all the crap he observes going on in the Georgia State House.

Things like:

“We also touched on the corruption that’s down there. It’s way worse than I ever imagined. Folks are goofing off rather than paying attention to the vote. Folks vote based on how other people voted, and change their vote to match that of their friends without even reading the bill. One guy ran to his desk, pushed the ‘YES’ button, and then asked me what we were voting on.

“One guy told me that he really, really wanted to vote for a bill, agreeing that it would be great for Georgia. This bill is H.B. 1, which simply forces law enforcement to *report* on their civil forfeiture loot. For those of you who don’t know, Civil Forfeiture is a horrible premise where law enforcement can steal your possessions, legally. No court. No justice. Just someone makes an accusation, and they show up, and your stuff is gone. It takes years to get it back in many cases. Sometimes, you don’t get it back at all. Again…this is prior to any trial. Yes, this actually happens in America. H.B. 1 doesn’t do away with Civil Forfeiture, it only forces law enforcement to *report* it. And this guy says that he can’t vote for it.

“The whole system, the whole society down there drives all of it. And it has to stop. And I plan to stop it…by simply doing the right thing until folks take notice and start to do the same. I don’t mind them throwing rocks at me. I’m tough. Eventually, it will work. It already is on a small scale, as things that folks didn’t even know they were doing are starting to come to their attention. If I can make it, more and more will start to turn, too. It just takes time, patience, and standing up for what is right.”

“Every day, there are trinkets and syrups and food and goodies placed on our legislative desks. Not mine. I told the House Staff that all of it was junk, and I didn’t want any of it. The same goes for the crap they put into our offices. I told my assistants that I didn’t even want to see it. I’m the only one like that, but eventually, there will be others who follow. Eventually, the culture down there will shift. Eventually, I won’t sit at my desk and hear the Rep next to me say, “I hope we get some goodies from X tomorrow, I heard they were in town.” Disgusting.

Read the rest of this entry »

HB 1033: Mr. (Sam) Moore Goes to Atlanta

Bill Simon, February 24th, 2014

“No matter what they say it’s about, it’s always about money.” — Bill O’Neil, American Businessman

Two movies come to mind to set the mood here to describe all the nonsense from the House GOP folks, the state GOP chairman, and the various and sundry useful idiots acting out their roles: Mr. Smith Goes To Washington and Charade. Two great movies from yesteryear.

Within a few days, this incident may be referred to in Sam Moore’s circles as “Mr. Moore Goes to Atlanta.

Outside of Moore’s world, it will be recognized by the smarter people for the absolute charade that was developed by Speaker David Ralston, his political consultants, and the various other entities.  (Wow!  Jerry Keen?  You folks couldn’t have dug-up a better person to act indignant on air?   Say, Jerry, have you been a good little faithful boy to your latest wife?)

The other people will continue to wring their hands and fret about bullshit like “What impact will this have on the future of the GOP in Georgia?  OMG!  Is the Senate in jeopardy?  Do we have to circle the wagons for the Governor?   Are we all doomed?”  (Yeah, the kvetching on Facebook has been utterly amazing and demonstrates a gullibility of epic proportions.  And, YOU people cannot fathom the hysteria that you witness when Democrats lose their sh*t, and here you are acting the same way.)

The Reason for The Charade
Read the rest of this entry »

HB 1033: A Letter to The Georgia Republican Party State Committee

PV, February 23rd, 2014

[PV Note: The below letter was emailed from Bill Evelyn to the Georgia GOP State Committee over the weekend. It is being published here with his permission because it seems as though everyone else in the GOP world decided to air their dirty laundry to the public last Friday, and this is a message in rebuttal to what State GOP Chairman John Padgett thinks is his role as chair of the state party]

To the Georgia Republican State Committee:

Happy 2014!

Now that Chairman Padgett has interjected the state Republican Party into advocating against or in favor of specific pieces of legislation, we should take this opportunity to assess all the legislation going through the House. (See this email from Chairman Padgett)

HB 744 sponsored by Speaker Ralston, Jan Jones, Larry O’Neal, and Terry England fully funds Obamacare in Georgia.

If one searches the budget bill for Patient Protection ACA (the link to the .pdf is below) you will find 12 line items funding Obamacare.

http://www.house.ga.gov/budget/Documents/2015_FiscalYear/FY_2015_Tracking_House.pdf

17.1.5 – Increase funds for Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) contractual services for new members enrolled due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 (PPACA).

17.8.10 – Increase funds for the increased percentage of Medicaid-eligible children enrolling due to the PPACA (also known as the “Woodwork Effect”)

17.8.11 – Increase funds for additional state insurance premium tax liability of the care management organizations (CMOs) caused by the PPACA’s primary care reimbursement rate increase.

17.8.12 – Increase funds to account for transition to 12-month eligibility reviews as required by the PPACA.

17.8.13 – Provide funds for new federal premium tax imposed on the care management organizations (CMOs) by the PPACA

17.9.6 – Provide funds for the increased percentage of PeachCare-eligible children enrolling due to the PPACA (also known as the “Woodwork Effect”).

17.9.7 – Provide funds for new federal premium tax imposed on the CMOs by the PPACA.

17.10.5 – Increase funds due to the Comparative Effectiveness Research fee required by the PPACA.

17.10.6 – Increase funds for additional preventive health benefits required by the PPACA.

17.10.7 – Increase funds to account for limits imposed on cost sharing by the PPACA beginning in Calendar Year 2015.

17.10.8 – Increase funds to account for the projected increased enrollment due to the individual mandate and auto-enrollment of new employees as required by the PPACA.

17.10.9 – Increase funds due to the Transitional Reinsurance Fee imposed by the PPACA

This is a very egregious piece of legislation that our Republican Party Chairman needs to condemn. It goes against everything we stand for in our party. Why aren’t we sending Emails to the entire party Email list condemning the Republican funding of Obamacare?

The truth about the HB 1033 circus was that is was an enormous failure in Republican House leadership.

Contrast this to Feb 2009 when State Reps. Wendell Willard and Edward Lindsey filed a Bill that was said to unintentionally legalize child-prostitution. HB 582 qualified that “prostitution” could only have occurred if someone exchanged money for sex with someone aged 18 years old or older. Republican House leadership, in 2010, sent this Bill to Committee where it was scuttled quietly in order to protect the Republican Brand.

In 2014 HB 1033 never went to committee to be quietly scuttled. In fact, Republican House leadership requested media involvement to create the circus thereby damaging our Brand across the State of Georgia.

The entire event was a failure in Republican House leadership. Our Brand was intentionally soiled by Republican House leadership and it didn’t help that Chairman Padgett sent this Email to our entire GOP mailing list. Chairman Padgett did not have your consent to insert the state party into this circus and he should not have sent this Email to the entire GOP mailing list without State Committee approval.

As a member of the Republican State Committee you should discuss this at your next meeting and all of us should chastise our Republican House leadership for failing “OUR” Republican Party. Those elected to represent us are stewards of our Brand.

They failed all of us.

Bill Evelyn
Member
Executive Committee
7th District Republican Party
(770) 744-0162

From 1998: David Ralston’s Record of Fighting for Child Molestors

PV, February 23rd, 2014

[Source for below post: https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21topic/alt.law-enforcement/dYyFpuVBGcQ]

GIVE US BACK OUR CHILDREN, & NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR FAMILY COURT JUSTICE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Vicki Pierce
August 5, 1998
KLEIN ENDORSED BY CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY GROUPS FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL

After reviewing past records of Republican Attorney General candidates, mothers interested in protecting children from child abuse and sexual exploitation, have found that State Senator David Ralston has a career record of legally protecting child molesters and abusers, and has argued in the courts against legislation which protects Georgia’s children. Ralston promises to defend our values and improve our juvenile courts, yet his past actions have made him an adversary to children’s advocates trying to change child abuse judiciary laws during the 1998 Legislative session.

In Dayton v. State of Georgia, Ralston argued that a 63-year-old man convicted of 2 counts of aggravated child molestation, oral sodomy and 1 count of regular child molestation of a 13-year-old girl, his step-grandchild, should be found innocent. Ralston argued against the use of the Child Hearsay Statute and claimed that the child initiated the sex and wanted it. In Hyatt v. State, Ralston represented a father convicted of sodomizing his 7-year-old son, saying that the 7-year-old was not competent to testify. This is the precisely the reason that the Child Hearsay Statute is so necessary for the protection of children against Father’s Rights’ litigators such as Ralston — that children are not considered credible witnesses, that youngest of our society virtually have no protection from child predators due to their youth and inability to successfully verbalize under cross-examination.

In Chastain v. State, Ralston again advocated to overturn an aggravated sodomy and child molestation case against a father of an 11-year-old girl. Ralston wanted to interview the child as to what she believed to be molestation, trying to say that the child consented to it. The child had previously been caught in bed with an uncle and Ralston tried to show that she was sexual and initiated the acts.

In Schuler v. State, Ralston represented a teacher in a cruelty to children charge with 21 counts of simple battery. Schuler had told a child “to go the bathroom and beat off.” Luckily, Ralston lost this case. Then there’s Weaver v. Chester where Ralston tried to help a dead-beat dad from paying child support. He lost that one, as well. There are so many others so onerous and numerous to list in a short release.

Last fall, when Sen. Joe Burton was conducting Senate hearings on Sen. Bills 71-75 before the Senate Special Judiciary Committee, Sen. David Ralston was a virtual ghost, even though his name was on the Bills. We, the mothers testifying before this committee, got no support from him. When trying to get community leaders to testify before this committee, I was asked by many why these bills weren’t being heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee, that the Special Judiciary Committee wasn’t as strong, that there was something wrong with this situation, especially since Ralston was on the Judiciary Committee.

I never got an answer to the question or why Ralston balked at helping us; but, after looking up his legal record, I now have the answers.

Georgia’s children deserve better than this, than just another Republican hypocrite in the AG’s office, who will not protect them in the courts.

Integrity in the Attorney General’s office is essential in upholding laws designed to prosecute child abusers, and that is why the mothers of Give Us Back Our Children and the National Alliance for Family Court Justice are endorsing and voting for Kip Klein.

HB 1033: The Truth Behind Speaker David Ralston’s Ambush

Bill Simon, February 22nd, 2014

In order to more fully comprehend the political circus that played-out on Friday, February 21 in the Georgia State House and the news media with HB 1033, we need to look back in time a few years…back to the legislative session of 2009-2010.

In February of 2009, State Rep. Wendell Willard, along with State Rep Edward Lindsey (both of them, by the way, lawyers, who know what legal language means), filed a bill (HB 582) that appeared to be designed solely to legalize child-prostitution. No other purpose could be interpreted from the language of that bill other than to qualify that “prostitution” could only have occurred if someone exchanged money for sex with someone aged 18 years old or older.

It had a First Reader on 2/26/2009 and a Second Reader on 3/3/2009. It got assigned to the Judiciary-Non-Civil Committee, chaired by Rich Golick.

Here’s a question: Did Wendell Willard and Ed Lindsey get publicly chastised by fellow members in the House well for that bill? Nope. Not one bit. And, THAT bill would have directly done more harm to children by allowing them to continue to work in the sex industry for pimps who were forcing them into a life of prostitution.

HB 582 died quietly in committee in 2010 after testimony from activists who recognized it for what the bill was. Let me repeat that a little more in detail so you’ll understand more about what really happened to Rep. Sam Moore over the last few days: HB 582 made it to a committee, where testimony from the chief sponsor, Wendell Willard, was presented to the committee, and there was opposing speakers to the bill heard in committee…and the bill died in Golick’s committee.
Read the rest of this entry »

HD 2 Run-Off Winner: Steve Tarvin

PV, February 10th, 2014

HD 2 – Election Recap

In the Special Election for HD 2 held on January 7, 2014 there were 3 candidates (Florence, Tarvin, Woodruff), and a total of 2,811 votes cast.

In the run-off on February 4th between Tarvin & Florence, a total of 3,574 votes were cast…763 more votes than the original race…with Steve Tarvin coming out ahead with 54% of the vote.

It is very unusual for run-off elections to generate higher turnouts than their original race.

What do you suppose may have been different about these two races that caused more people to turnout? Based on info-gathering from HD 2, it seems that the opponent of Steve Tarvin’s went as dirty as possible.

In HD 2, in actually the “technical primary” (held on January 7th), State Senator Jeff Mullis was calling the entire district imploring them to vote for anyone but Steve Tarvin.

When that failed, and Tarvin got into the run-off, Mullis then got help from Speaker Ralston’s influence (via fundraising from House members), and Governor Deal’s people to help call the district to add to the Mullis-Mass of throwing political weight all around HD 2 to push Florence and stomp-on Tarvin.

Guess what? Senator Jeff Mullis looks like sh*t now…and Deal ain’t looking much better. They don’t like candidates they cannot control, buy or extort, thus the reason why they so opposed Tarvin.

All this negative crap and “government overlords” trying to direct people who to vote for just resulted in driving MORE voters out to vote against Florence because they didn’t care for the tactics.

Today's Deep Thought

Can't the Marx Brothers be arrested and maybe even tortured for all the confusion and problems they've caused?



Google


SEARCH:
politicalvine.com
Web
April 2014
M T W T F S S
« Mar    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930