Your afternoon jolt: Tea party calls directed to losing congressional candidates

Freshmen congressional members and their staff have breakfast on their first day of orientation on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday. AP/Harry Hamburg

Freshmen congressional members and their staff have breakfast on their first day of orientation on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday. AP/Harry Hamburg

If you needed any more evidence that the movement still has some organizational tweaks to make, consider this late Friday e-mail from the Tea Party Patriots – attempting to stop the flood of e-mails and phone calls it had sent the way of freshmen members of Congress assembling in Washington this morning.

The red-lettered message also indicated a need for the group to update its contact sheets. Embarrassing calls were directed at losing candidates, too:

Thank you for making calls to your Congressmen-elect urging them to attend our freshman orientation this weekend. It’s time to turn off the heat.

We also need to apologize to some people. In our haste to compile the list and get it out to you, some people who didn’t win their races were incorrectly included as having won. People who dedicate a year or more of their lives to running for office, and who don’t succeed, are as deserving of our respect and support as those who ultimately prevailed….

Specifically, we need to offer our sincere apologies to a John Koster [Republican, Washington state], Jesse Kelly [Republican, Arizona], and Keith Fimian [Republican, Virginia] who ran for office and did not get elected but who were inadvertently added to our list.

Additionally, we had a long call with David Harmer from California tonight. He is in a recount, and is dealing with the results of what appears to be large scale voter fraud, and may not win his office. The last thing he and his family need is pressure from us, and we apologize for any stress we may have added to their lives….

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Late last week, Denis O’Hayer over at WABE (90.1 FM) asked state Rep. Harry Geisinger (R-Sandy Springs) whether he intended to re-introduce legislation to bring pari-mutuel betting – i.e., horse racing — to Georgia. Listen to the interview here.

“I think what you’ll find is, the majority of [House members] will vote for it,” he predicted.

And House Speaker David Ralston? O’Hayer pressed. Geisinger dropped the news that the speaker had toured a major facility operated by one of the major entities supporting the legislation:

”I have spoken to him, and he is aware of what the industry now foretells in Georgia. He’s had an opportunity to go and look at Churchill Downs and see how massive it is.”

O’Hayer, of course, called Ralston, who didn’t share Geisinger’s rosy future for his bill:

”I went to visit the management at Churchill Downs this past summer while I was in Louisville for a national legislative conference. I was invited over, was glad to have an opportunity to visit.

“I guess I was sort of struck by the real problems that are facing the horse-racing industry in the United States today….Many horse tracks around that nation have had some serious financial problems and I think many of these tracks view adjacent casino gambling to be the only way out of their financial problems. So I came away with a fairly stark picture of the financial health of this industry….”

Ralston was asked whether he could see the legislation moving. He replied:

“I think it would have a challenge here. A real challenge here in Georgia, frankly. It’s clearly not the panacea that some would have us believe in terms of being an economic win for the state. ….I think the question is not whether horse racing is going to come to Georgia. I don’t really think that’s an appropriate question anymore. The question is do you want to bring horse racing and casino gambling to Georgia. It’s a pretty tall order….

“I think before members of the general Assembly give they’re support to an expansion of gambling in Georgia, I think they’re going to want to know there has been some sort of educational effort made, and an effort to bring the people of Georgia into the discussion beforehand.”

Sorry, Harry.

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During the GOP primary runoff for governor between Nathan Deal and Karen Handel in August, Senate President pro tem Tommie Williams of Lyons jumped into the contest with gusto – on Deal’s side.

Which may be one reason you haven’t seen Deal try to protect Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle of Gainesville.

In the midst of the fight, Williams received a letter in defense of Deal from an old friend of the former north Georgia congressman. Williams posted the letter on his Facebook page – but neglected to include the name of the author. So letter quickly became attributed to the leader of the Senate.

The problem is that the letter includes this paragraph:

”I know this man and have watched him closely since we were first graders together in Sandersville Elementary School. We went all the way through elementary school and high school together, participating in many of the same activities.

Then, we went to Mercer together. We pledged the same fraternity because we had made a pact that we would join the same one (he became president of that, too). He was in our wedding, but my wife was the star of that event.

But Deal is 68. Williams is 55. Either Deal was a very slow starter, or Williams was – well, transcendental.

Williams’ staff says they’ve been trying to correct misperceptions, but that can be a tall order on the Internet.

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Randy Evans, the former state GOP counsel, included this paragraph in a weekend newspaper column about the November elections and the Republican wave:

”Georgia Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias illustrated what happens when candidates who should simply ride the ticket, do not.

“Justice Nahmias is a true conservative and if a political party designation was required in judicial races, he would be a Republican. He was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue and is supported by Governor-elect Nathan Deal.

“If he had simply run his race as a Republican, then he would have undoubtedly joined the rest of the statewide Republican candidates and won his election without a runoff. He did not.

“Instead, he ran a decidedly inclusive race, noting prominently both Democrats and Republicans who supported his election. Rather than create consensus, it created voter confusion. As a result, Justice Nahmias received less than 50% of the vote, and now faces a runoff election on November 30.”

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Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

November 15th, 2010
12:44 pm

How bright can the racist Tea Party be, led by inbred
whitetrash Palin?

td

November 15th, 2010
12:49 pm

Why are Judicial races non-partisan and when did that law pass? We need to know what party Judges belong too.

Liberal/Conservative

November 15th, 2010
12:50 pm

Evans is flat wrong. Nahmias is in a run-off not because he “ran a decidely inclusive race” which is the proper approach in a judicial election, but rather because he ran as an “incumbent” in a down-the-ballot race that generated little press. He suffered from the Tea Party “anti-everything, propose nothing” mentality of the uninformed electorate, so now he’s facing another vote.

td

November 15th, 2010
12:51 pm

Will Jones – Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

November 15th, 2010
12:44 pm
How bright can the racist Tea Party be, led by inbred
whitetrash Palin?

Sounds like you are jealous? I personally do not think Sarah is presidential material but h3ll if Obama can be President then she certainly qualifies.

ChipShirley.COM

November 15th, 2010
1:00 pm

the ultimate american riddle…

WHY DON’T WE DO WHAT WE DID BEFORE ON TAXES THAT WAS SUCCESSFUL?

why is it that in 1929 when the stock market crashed with our highest tax rate at 25% or lower for the last five years and then with the great depression ensuing, why is it that such a hell as that brought upon us by the rich paying low taxes, why is it that when we then took their taxes through the roof and built everything we ever built and won WWII and payed for it all and went to the moon! A few times…and we built the twin towers too!

WE BUILT THE WORLD TRADE CENTERS!
…all these things between 1940 and 1980 with taxes on the wealthiest between 70% and 94%?

That is roughly double to triple what they are today,

WHY THEN DID LIFE SUCK BEFORE WITH LOW TAXES ON THE RICH AND GOT GOOD WHEN TAXES ON THE RICH WERE HIGH AND LIFE NOW SUCKS AGAIN WITH TAXES ON THE RICH LOW AGAIN…
WHY THE * U C K DON’T WE DO WHAT WE DID BEFORE ON TAXES THAT WAS SUCCESSFUL?

DATA SOURCE:
http://www.truthandpolitics.org/top-rates.php

Chip Shirley
STRAIGHT OUTTA DIXIE!
http://chipshirley.com/

Can't Decide

November 15th, 2010
1:00 pm

@td – you are so right about judges and parties. How can we know who’s most qualified to be a judge without the party labels attached? That’s like drinking a can of soda that has no label.
Proper labeling tells us everything we need to know about products and people.
For example, because of good product labeling I know that when I drink a can of Coke it is God’s gift to Mankind; while a can of Pepsi contains the sour bile that oozes from the teats of a cow that suffers from mad cow disease. Without the right label, I wouldn’t know these things.

Jeff

November 15th, 2010
1:01 pm

Nahmias is also supported by that bastion of conservatism Ken Hodges – the DEMOCRAT who ran against Sam Olens.

Gee, two people known more for their corruption than their accomplishments are supporting this guy? Not looking good…

chuck padden

November 15th, 2010
1:02 pm

Don’t vote for Nahmias. He is a close pal of Sonny Perdue….’nuff said.

please

November 15th, 2010
1:09 pm

i am not too worried about the tea party, considering their average IQ is about 47

Silent Jay

November 15th, 2010
1:18 pm

Nahmias was bought off by Sonny. As the US Atty, Northern District Ga, during the last decade, Nahmias was the only one who could investigate Sonny’s land deals. Thanks to his developers buddies, Sonny bought half of south Georgia for 3 bucks. Then, of course, there was the fabulous one-time tax exemption of $100,000 Sonny got himself that’s without precedent, oh, in our history.

We have enough corruption downtown. We don’t need more. This is just the kind of thing that has to stop. We should remedy the awful scams of the last decade, and David Nahmias isn’t the way to do it.

Ric

November 15th, 2010
1:18 pm

Nahmias not in a runoff because he ran a transpartisan campaign. He’s in a run-off because Tammmy Lynn Adkins was first on the ballot and the majority of Georgia voters are clueless.

Ruprecht

November 15th, 2010
1:22 pm

My ah-ha moment. A legislator “…intends to re-introduce legislation to bring pari-mutuel betting – i.e., horse racing — to Georgia”. The NFL wants Atlanta to build a new, preferably open air stadium to host the Super Bowl. So build a dual use facility for horse racing and football, and use the gambling taxes to help pay for it.

LMAO

November 15th, 2010
1:31 pm

td using the words of one of ya’ll leaders – gravitas.

Putting the Clampetts (Palins) in the White House will seriously deflate the American spirit. In short -you know what I mean.

Last Man Standing

November 15th, 2010
1:33 pm

I see the democrat talking points are still in use! The TEA Party members were branded as racists by the democrat party, which the TEA Party helped to decimate in this last election. You may continue to call them names and attempt to discourage their participants but they will be a force to be reckoned with for some time to come. I’d be willing to bet that there are many defeated democrat candidates who will vouch for the effectiveness of the TEA Party!

Tired of BS

November 15th, 2010
1:35 pm

Will Jones…..How bright can the racist Tea Party be, led by inbred whitetrash Palin?

Take your headphones off and pull up your damned pants…… Palin marches to a different beat than you…. so what….. are you so intolerent that you would deny someone to disagree with your philosophy? Call Sarah “whitetrash” all you want, still doesn’t hide the fact that you yourself are
exibiting your pea-sized-anti-successful- woman behavior.

Travis McGee

November 15th, 2010
1:37 pm

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” — Napoleon

Hypocrite hunter

November 15th, 2010
1:38 pm

I generally vote Republican and specifically voted against Nahmias BECAUSE of the support of Perdue, Deal and Bowers. I didn’t vote for her in the primary, but what the heck, if they didn’t like Tammy Lynn Adkins, she had to have something going for her.

cc

November 15th, 2010
1:38 pm

there is abig difference between palin and obama sorry you can’t see that. you don’t have to like either one of them. but give them something like the SAT and their scores would be quite different.
give them a test on world capitals or type of government a country has and the scores would be quite different. my favorite recent joke has been the fact that sarah palin is on the ‘learning’ channel! now that’s comedy!

Aquagirl

November 15th, 2010
1:55 pm

Can we get Jai-alai instead of horse racing? I feel sorry for the horses. Plus overweight guys slinging projectiles are more entertaining.

td

November 15th, 2010
1:59 pm

cc

November 15th, 2010
1:38 pm
there is abig difference between palin and obama sorry you can’t see that. you don’t have to like either one of them. but give them something like the SAT and their scores would be quite different.
give them a test on world capitals or type of government a country has and the scores would be quite different. my favorite recent joke has been the fact that sarah palin is on the ‘learning’ channel! now that’s comedy!

Well this may or may not be true but there is something to say about commonsense and integrity. Everyone knows that socialism is not the answer and that is exactly where Obama is trying to lead us so who has more commonsense?

LMAO

November 15th, 2010
2:00 pm

I’ll be the first to tell you I’m no fan of the Tea Party. I’ll consider them legit when they come forth and put the same conditions they’ve forced upon Washington on the folks at Capitol Square. Georgia is rightfully one of the most corrupt states in the nation. Our state leaders can beg, steal and borrow in broad day light and every one of them Democrats and Republicans alike will just scratch their collective asses and say “well that’s the way we do business ’round here”. There’s no ETHICS on Capitol Square and you all know it. Let’s see if the Tea Party can make a dent in this crap house. Until then it’s nothing more than a game of chicken.

Forlorn Republican

November 15th, 2010
2:02 pm

@Ric – so true…why else would Georgia have voted Deal in as Governor!

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

November 15th, 2010
2:08 pm

P.S. Nahmias is Roman Catholic and must be excluded from high office that Rome not succeed in Georgia.

LMAO

November 15th, 2010
2:14 pm

Sorry td you sound as foolish as the folks who call Tea Partiers racist. Socialism? That’s all you got? Where the hell are your standards? The Palins don’t deserve to be in the White House. Common sense? Integrity? Time after time you and folks like you blast blacks for what Neal Boortz call the “culture of failure” having kids out of wedlock and not finishing high school, etc. Yet it’s perfectly fine for Palin to lead the country when she can’t keep her own house in order? I forgot that’s personal business. I say BULL!!!! You and the Republican party raised hell on the President for being a “celebrity” what in the hell do you think Palin and her clan have become? Again that double standard. WAKE UP!!!!!

You like double standards. The Presidency of this country is held to a higher standard. I’m sorry you and your kind want to bring it down to the double-wide level to make YOU feel a little better about yourself!!!

Integrity involves not using the American people as your personal purse. She’s making million using FOX and you lackies. NO gravitas my friend NO gravitas. She can “write” a book, do a TV show and ya’ll will follow me over the edge. I wonder is Nostradamus made any predictions about the rise of a skirt to the Oval Office. LMAO!!!!!!

Mike

November 15th, 2010
2:16 pm

I’m always amused about the comments regarding Tea Party intelligence. I think we all know that if an intelligence test was required to vote, and we denied the bottom 20%, which political Party would be hurt.

markie mark

November 15th, 2010
2:17 pm

hey chip, why you are having fun googling, google the kazillion deductions that we no longer have that we had then – for starters interest on debt was deductable. Its not as simple as you portray. And by the way, that little thing called WWII is what got us out of the depression. And I dont mind paying 80% tax rates if I am rich if I get to stay free. The Germans and Japs had a 100% rate and life forfeiture possibilities for conquered countries….

Billybob of Dekalb

November 15th, 2010
2:17 pm

The unthinking know nothings of Georgia, exemplified by people like Cant Decide (wonder why) judge based on labels in stead of substance. No wonder Georgia is close to last in educational rankings. Look at what the system puts out.

td

November 15th, 2010
2:24 pm

LMAO

November 15th, 2010
2:14 pm

If you read my first comment then you would know that I do not think she is a qualified candidate. I am just saying that she certainly is qualified by the democratic standards as set forth by the election of our current president. I think she is a genius as compared to Obama. Did I like Clinton as President? No, but he was sure qualified to run for the office. What qualifications did Obama have? Community organizer, pretend Senator? Editor of the Harvard law review? Hell, at least Palin ran a state government for a couple of years.

markie mark

November 15th, 2010
2:31 pm

Will Jones…man, did you miss your morning meds or what?…whew….

LMAO

November 15th, 2010
2:31 pm

td the jury is still out of how Alaska faired under lady Palin. Same ol’ talking points. Get original my friend. The genius is DEFINITELY OBAMA. He DEFEATED Hillary and Bill Clinton a FORMER President who was VERY POPULAR with the Democratic masses. Better still he didn’t have the run up that Palin is working with at this time. TV SHOWS etc. The OBAMA is a TRUE GENIUS.

Riddle me this…why do Republican act like they like intelligence, but when the rubber hits the road ya’ll like to call folks names who are really intelligent and belittle their intelligence?

td

November 15th, 2010
2:41 pm

LMAO

November 15th, 2010
2:31 pm

One does not have to be original when the truth is on their side. Originality is a lawyers trick and served Obama very well. He fooled the majority of Americans into thinking he was not the normal politician and was there to give everyone “hope” and “change”. “Hope” for what? He certainly has presented “Change” once in office by taking us down the path of socialism. Let us see how he does in two years from now that the Hollywood elites can not prop up an image and he has to run on his policies. It shall be interesting.

Wordsmith

November 15th, 2010
2:51 pm

It’s spelled “y’all.” It’s not that hard. It’s a contraction of you all. Dang!

LMAO

November 15th, 2010
3:03 pm

td – There you go again. Over the next two years the country is in for a disaster. Any attempts to get the economy going is going to be blocked. Corporations will keep their hands in their pockets and not hire a soul. I’m probably the only person that believes corporate America TANKED the economy on PURPOSE once it was clear Obama would win the Presidency. Google the unemployment trends from 2008, yet he is now responsible for it all. TARP came out of the BUSH Administration and OBAMA is now responsible for it.
You guys want him to fail at all cost and what you don’t understand is he fails and the country suffers for it. You, me, everybody. That’s not what this country was built upon but all you folks want is power.
I want Georgia to succeed no matter who’s Governor (I’m no fan of Deal) because my small business will thrive. Politicos are the down fall of this nation. You guys drive home lies until they become truths. Confuse the issues until no one cares. Trash policies for personal showmanship. In the end, you will have to answer to your God for your actions. I’d love to sit by and hear what’s being said.

Retired Soldier

November 15th, 2010
3:06 pm

I wish all this Obama bashing would stop. Obama promised us hope and change. He has delivered on 50% of what he promised. I don’t have any hope that things will be better will he is president but he did leave me with my change, I wish he hadn’t spent all of my paper money.

Oh well, 2012 can’t come soon enough.

Retired Soldier

November 15th, 2010
3:08 pm

LMAO-

Did Obama vote for TARP? Of course he did, so why shouldn’t he be responsible for it?

Atlanta1

November 15th, 2010
3:08 pm

I’m not part of the Tea Party. An Independant. But just a word to those who consistently get on blogs trashing the Tea Party. The themes are consistent. They are racist or they are idiots or both.

Ah no. They are no racist than any other larger organization around this country. The NAACP has had it’s fair share of racist over the years and up until a few years ago was very effective and very needed (by the way).

The Tea Party is needed for different reasons. To keep BOTH parties honest. If you are a Democrat and you think the Tea Party is out to get you – your right. Not because you are black; not because you have a liberal agenda. It is because your party has spent money like drunken sailors. In two years they have ran the debt up a total of 1/2 of what Former President George W. Bush’s entire 8 years, while two wars were raging at the same time.

And by the way; you can already see the Old Guard in the Republican Party thinking that it is going back to the way it was. I don’t think so. And it will not just be Tea Partiers who vote them out – it will be the same Independant Voter who removed the Republicans, then removed the Democrats.

It’s simple. Cut spending (everywhere). If you raise one penny of taxes, it had better be ‘fair’ in how you do it. Here’s a thought – go to the Fair Tax. Everybody pays based on how much you spend. The more you spend, the more you pay. Pretty straight forward. No IRS, no accountants, no write offs – everybody is on the same playing field.

Bottom-line; the simple minded approach of including an entire group of people as stupid or racist is a rather lazy approach. At least do a little research, rather than rely on CNBC (they actually make Fox News look professional).

Retired Soldier

November 15th, 2010
3:21 pm

Well written Atlanta1

DannyX

November 15th, 2010
3:34 pm

Sorry. Nothing to see here in Georgia. Move along.

This may be like telling a 6 year old Santa is fake, but here it goes. There is no Tea Party in Georgia. Its fake.

There are Sonny Perdue land deals, Sonny Perdue tax breaks, Sonny Perdue business deals, Nathan Deal no-bid contracts, John Oxendine ethics, Georgia Power give-a-ways, Glenn Richardson lobbyists, Linda Schrenko face lifts, and huge property tax hikes, and even more happy lobbyists.

We just voted as Governor a bankrupt career politician who changed parties to keep his career politician job. A politician that broke the nation with unfunded wars, socialist Med Part D, and huge tax breaks not backed by spending cuts.

Sorry kids. Santa is dead. (There is no Tea Party in Georgia.)

(Btw, there is no Easter Bunny, or Fair Tax Fairy either.) Sorry.

Douglas

November 15th, 2010
3:38 pm

I wonder how much the unemployment rate would increase if we were to fire all of the IRS, and all the tax accountants and tax attorneys were suddenly without clients? Just wait for the arguement that we ought not to change our currect tax system because it keeps people employed! And don’t for a minute think that arguement won’t be used against your Fair Tax.

Douglas

November 15th, 2010
3:38 pm

Looking at the picture at the top of the article, I wonder if there are any pork products on that table?

Retired Soldier

November 15th, 2010
3:49 pm

Danny x-

The typical lberal rant that doesn’y hold up.
1. You have proof of a crime being committed, go to the DA and please hurry.
2. Unfunded wars? What’s the difference in unfunded wars and unfunded Obama spending? Both have added to our debt.
3.Med part D- You are correct if you mean most republicans voted for this and most democrats didn’t. The rest of the story is the Dems wanted a much larger Part D give away and wouldn’t support the smaller one that passed.
4. What spending cuts did the democrats pass the last four years when they had a large majority?

That friend is the rest of the story.

The Centrist

November 15th, 2010
4:17 pm

I want the Tea Party to keep the Republicans feet to the fire. Every time they screw things up, they say that they strayed from their conservative values and to give them another chance…to screw things up. One the subject of earmarks, the GOP whaled about pork-barrel spending, then increased secret earmarks to unprecedented levels. They cried when the Democrats made the process transparent and significantly reduced the number, then whaled about pork-barrel spending while keeping their noses deep in the public trough and had the nerve to give grand public annoucements. This time, they have no excuses. If a Congressman comes to your hometown and tell you how much money they “got” for the community, call them out for what they are…Hypocrites.

Last Man Standing

November 15th, 2010
4:22 pm

LMAO:

“Better still he didn’t have the run up that Palin is working with at this time. TV SHOWS etc”

You are so full of it! Obama “worked” the Oprah Winfrey show, The View and every late night TV show that would have him – often and repeatedly. Do you just have a selective memory or are you a little short in that area?

The Centrist

November 15th, 2010
4:37 pm

Retired Soldier. 1. What good is it going to the DA about crimes in Georgia? The new State AG has taken the GOP line, if there is a law you don’t like, just disobey it. 2. The first difference between unfunded wars and unfunded Obama programs is the long lasting impact of the loss of over 4,000 honorable lives and having the respect of caring for more than 25,000 wounded for the rest of their lives. 3. You are correct about Med-D, the Democrat told the truth about the real cost, while Republicans have played games with peoples lives, and I can’t wait to see how much funding they will set aside to care for our wounded veterans. 4. Republicans rejected PAYGO and have yet to explain how they can eliminate a $1.4 trillion annual deficit while making tax cuts permanent for George Soros and his friends. On this note, we have gone through the fact that at best, even you could come up with only $400 billion in discretionary spending cuts, and the Heritage Foundation only came up with $383 billion. The real gorilla in the room that no sound bite will be able to drown out, is healthcare.

DannyX

November 15th, 2010
4:40 pm

Retired Soldier, your post at 3:49 sure does validate my whole point. You went on and on against the Democrats but came up nil when pointing out any signs of the Tea Party in Georgia. The Tea Party does not exist here in any way, you had nothing to start with.

I can’t wait to see all the other Tea Party wonders go bonkers in January. That’s when the PelosiJet becomes the BoehnerJet. Remember the PelosiJet frenzy? Fox News covered (went on and on about) that for weeks. Who bets they are silent when Boehner starts his 2 year Boehnerific jet tour of golf courses?

We do get the new Sarah Palin reality tv show in Georgia. That of course is about as real as the Tea Party in Georgia. Fake.

Retired Soldier

November 15th, 2010
4:46 pm

1. The state AG has no authority to interfere with a DA. If all these guys are guilty of something perfer charges, bring it to a grand jury or quit bellaching.
2.I do not disagree with you but the poster was making a financial point, not a moral one.
3. Glad we can agree with one.
4. Republicans are not in charge of the House yet, don’t forget Obama and Reid are still in place. In reality the House can only stop Obama from doing more harm, not implement the changes conservatives would like to see.
5. Agreed, but repeal of Obamacare won’t happen until 2013 when we have a rep president and a rep Congress.

Retired Soldier

November 15th, 2010
4:48 pm

Danny x-
You need to read/listen to the news. The new Speaker has already said he will retire Pelosijet.
The rest of your post is to nonsensical to reply to.

DannyX

November 15th, 2010
5:09 pm

Lol! Boehner has already recanted and said that he will use private/government aircraft, just “not as much.”

Now, retired Soldier, continue with the challenge. Find a sign of the Tea Party here in Georgia!

Come on, you can do it.

Retired Soldier

November 15th, 2010
5:11 pm

Why do I care about the TEA Party? I have been to a rally, in fact helped organize in my local town. Not sure what your point is.

Paddy O

November 15th, 2010
5:55 pm

Folks: If you have ever been to a horse track, you know it is exceptional entertainment. Ralston seems to be playing politics & making excused not to pass pari-mutual betting for horse racing. An honest shame that a republican would reject an industry that would generate jobs and little waste – GA has a great climate for horse raising, and I think a lot of folks who would be proud to breed championship horse racing. Those dang fool Baptists.