Henry County GOP leader called ‘a terrorist,’ sues

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E-Roll

May 6th, 2012
11:42 am

Lawyer Sparks ” I grew up in the South, I know what bigots are, they are bigots.” Classic Georgia politics, lol. Our political discord has gotten so bad that each party is killing off their own now. Can we get a strong Libertarian or Green party so we can actually have choices?

Agnes

May 6th, 2012
12:00 pm

I noticed that they didn’t name the people in the lawsuit. Why not?

Rick Siegert

May 6th, 2012
12:05 pm

This shows, once more, the irrelevance of the current republican leaders and “leaders”

This is Mrs. Norman Maine

May 6th, 2012
12:24 pm

I can’t believe she is so surprised. Bigotry and the GOP party go hand in hand. Why does she want to belong to that particular group? It’s kind of hard to feel sorry for her.

Aquagirl

May 6th, 2012
12:37 pm

Agnes, they did (briefly) name the defendants in the graphics around 2:09…I think they’re Judy Peterson, Eleanor Smith and Vicki Temple. My guess is Ch. 2 didn’t emphasize them in the report because nobody outside Republican circles would recognize them, and idiots may decide to harass anyone with those fairly common names.

That being said. if Ms. Hekmati feels the need to tape record and sue fellow Republicans, you’d think she’d buy a clue and get the hell away from those wingnuts.

John K

May 6th, 2012
12:41 pm

For the life of me, I can’t figure out why anyone would support today’s GOP unless they were a far right, straight, white Fundamentalist Christian male.

The Kid

May 6th, 2012
12:49 pm

What we call the Republican Party today, was called the KKK in the early 1900’s. This is nothing new. The U.S. has this element and always has. Just because there are black people in the party doesn’t change anything. There were slaves like Clarence Thomas and Allen West. Their minds told them that slavery was good for them. Even ole Herman(I’s a good Nigra) Cain can be counted in that number. They have a right to be any way they want. It’s just that there is an awareness in the world today to call it what it is. America is brought low by the ideology of devisiveness. Conservatism on it’s own is fine. What the Republican Party has become tho’ is racist and that’s not fine.

contrarian

May 6th, 2012
12:55 pm

Almost an hour and a half and no one has figured out a way to blame this on Obama and the democrats. I’m sure some of them are working on it, though.

Jim, you’re slipping. You usually do a much better job of setting the conservatives up.

John K

May 6th, 2012
1:04 pm

Don’t worry contrarian, it took the national GOP more than a few hours to figure out a way to give Obama zero credit for getting Bin Laden.

Cobbian

May 6th, 2012
1:06 pm

Thank goodness for Ms. Hekmati. Here is a sane Republican, not a wing-nut. It will take people like Ms. Hekmati to bring the Republican Party back to the center and back to reality. We are a nation of diverse people – that diversity needs to be respected.

She is willing to buck the tide that has turned the “big tent” of the Republican Party into a parady of what it used to be. Unlike Romney, who has the spine of an overcooked piece of spaghetti.

Kyle and Kurly Looooooove the Kochs

May 6th, 2012
1:13 pm

The Ku Klux Klan is the most successful terrorist organization in the history of the world, and many – if not most – Georgia Republicans have a grandaddy (or three – Father’s Day is confusing in Georgia) who was a cross-burnin’ noose-carryin filthy-sheet-wearin’ drug-store truck drivin’ dumb-as-dog doo member of that organization. Many of them wear sheets of their own.

Good GOP Georgians are proud of their treason and terrorism, what is this woman’s problem?

(The apples don’t fall far from the trees, especially in a state with as long a tradition of ignorance and superstition as the 13th one.

A state full of dumb apples.)

Mr. KnowitAll

May 6th, 2012
1:22 pm

Some people just LIVE and feed off victimization. It is their excuse for what goes wrong in their life and shrugs responsibility for their own predicament.

This lady doesn’t need a lawyer. She needs a psychiatrist.

BlueMoon

May 6th, 2012
1:23 pm

So, The Kid obviously doesn’t know history. Because while not all democrats were KKK all of the KKK were democrats when first formed. I say first formed as we know it today anyway. I would elaborate further but The Kid may explode with things he never knew.

Next, Democrats fought violently against the civil rights movement Kid. Not only did they fight against it but the dem legislators voted against the civil rights act.

Segregation? Thought you would never ask…Democrats fought against that too. All of these are verifiable facts noted in public record but you get your ignorant self on here and proclaim that republicans are the bigots and racists??? I guess revisionist history makes dems feel better about themselves because your record as uniters is abysmal. The dem party has never done anything but divide whether it be class, race or religion. PLEASE crack open a history book not supplied by the dept of education.

Tom

May 6th, 2012
1:25 pm

This is what happens when you call out Sue Everhart’s chubby lil’ lapdog for making up convention rules as she goes along.

Just Nasty & Mean

May 6th, 2012
1:28 pm

Seems to me Ms. Hekmati (sp?), an Afghan immigrant, is slamming the very political party where she is an elected official, and–supposedly–just elected her to the National Convention.

What other country–what other party—on the planet would give her the same opportunity to vote for their nominee for President of the USA??

Johnny B

May 6th, 2012
1:37 pm

No one carried the story that Ms. Hekmati was officially voted out of the Henry County GOP on Tuesday May 1st by a vote of 69-3. Now she lives in Henry County so this should make her inelligible to be Chairman of the 13th District. Also, it is interesting that the news story came out just before the case of the delegate appeals went before the State Republican Party on May 5th. Again no news was mention about this either. The board will decide in a week about the outcome. Ms. Hekmati is no little angel who has been attack by villainess wolves. Check the past very closely to learn how she has treated and under handed the Henry GOP. She claims to be disabled with a nice tag on a nice SUV which cannot be paid for by SS money or her husbands unemployment. How does she travel long distant to be a part of a convention with only a small amount of money coming in. Corruption when found often cries on camera. Remember that.

Buckhead Boy

May 6th, 2012
1:41 pm

Could there be anything more devastating to a Georgia Republican than to suggest that they couldn’t hold a gun permit? Accuse her of having an Ivy League degree, or any degree for that matter; anything but being gun-less.

Kyle and Kurly Looooooove the Kochs

May 6th, 2012
1:42 pm

I bet ol’ Mr. Moon’s pappy was one of them southron trash Democrats back in the day – I bet there’s some dirty sheets hangin’ in ol’ Blue’s trailer closet, too.

Kyle and Kurly Looooooove the Kochs

May 6th, 2012
1:46 pm

Gee, Ms. Hekmati, every brown-haired brown-eyed person with a vowel at the end of their name is a tare-ist – or Mafia, if they’re an eye-Tal, according to the Georgia GOP bible. Why, look at the President of the US!

alecia

May 6th, 2012
2:08 pm

this is a question to Johnny B…… what does convention have to do with calling Ms. Hekmati a terrorist and saying all of those other things? Judging from the tapes she played on the news report, she was probably extremely concerned at convention and had to manuvere because of the mob mentality apparently created by these women.

just curious

May 6th, 2012
2:10 pm

has the GA state GOP weighed in on this?

Tom

May 6th, 2012
2:19 pm

69-3, Johnny? I dunno……seems close enough that a recount should have been done.

wake up

May 6th, 2012
2:20 pm

Y’all who are accusing R’s of being racists and KKK founders are in serious need of education. The R party was founded in part for its opposition to slavery, Lincoln (R) signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Eisenhower (R) desegregated schools (Brown. v Board of Ed), GWB (R) set the record for hiring minorities for upper-level positions in his admin, FDR and Truman (D) rejected anti-lynching laws, and in post-civil war decades it was D’s who resorted to lynching, murder, intimidation, and mutilation to get the black vote, and passed the black codes and Jim Crow laws LEGALIZING racial discrimination and denying blacks their rights as citizens. Vote for O to prove you’re not a racist the first time, vote against O now to prove you’re not an idiot.

Oblama

May 6th, 2012
2:27 pm

Reading the garbage you haters and bigots on the left are spouting out is hilarious. You are such hypocrites.

Kyle and Kurly Looooooove the Kochs

May 6th, 2012
2:31 pm

Now, now wakkke up, you need to krack your history books open a little bit wider – and learnin’ how to read will help.

Southern trash voted Democratic for almost 100 years, until JFK and LBJ abandoned them because they were tired of their racism and sheer stupidity. In 1964 Deep South trash in Georgia voted for GOPer Barry Goldwater, and in 1968, trash voted for Wallace. In 1972 they voted GOP again, and have in every presidential election since.

The GOP is the new happy home for white racist filth.

This is Mrs. Norman Maine

May 6th, 2012
2:32 pm

@wake up, how convenient of you to abandon your history lessons in the 50s. You “forgot” that Southern Democrats abandoned the party starting in the 40s due to the national Democratic party’s support of civil rights legislation and Richard Nixon exploited that disenfranchisement by very successfully adopting the Southern strategy which led to the modern day Repulican party: many former Democrats, descended from a bunch of racists and former Ku Kluxers who today still hates anyone who doesn’t look and sound like them. The current motto is we hate Blacks, Mexicans, all other Hispanic immigrants, gays, A-rabs, Muslims, poor people and anyone else who is not White and conservative.

Why this lady thought the laws of Republican hate did not apply to her, who knows.

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henry co. republican

May 6th, 2012
2:33 pm

Johnny b if you check the rules the Henry co. committee has no authority to remove any one from the party , only the committee . And there is no District rule that you must be a “member of the county party to serve the district

outhouse

May 6th, 2012
2:38 pm

Not surprised coming from the party that wants the govt. to probe vagina’s.

Tom

May 6th, 2012
2:50 pm

Sahar has quite the history of ignoring party and convention rules.

Johnny B

May 6th, 2012
2:58 pm

There is a rule that a person who hurts the party is in violation of all party rules. She has done so by bringing this to the media. So as the Democrats can use this info against those running for office. As far as calling her a “terrorist” there are times when she has been noted to call many people in the Henry County Party some nasty names. She made some terrible remarks about a good friend of mine who is disabled and cannot speak for himself. It’s just hard for a Southern Baptist to get over the video of her being “Muslims for McCain” when she claimed to be a Christian. It’s hard to ride that fence.

Sahar is Crazy

May 6th, 2012
3:01 pm

So a few people at a GOP meeting talked bad behind her back, hardly worth a defamation lawsuit that embarrasses the entire party. For the last 4 yrs I’ve thought that she was a Democrat plant. Do not take this woman seriously, do not trust a word she says.

henry co. republican

May 6th, 2012
3:25 pm

Come on Johnny B. The Muslim’s for McClaim was to help the party ! And you, Is Crazy I know her and she is far more a conservative Republican Than you RINO social club members will ever be

Julie Camp

May 6th, 2012
3:34 pm

The HC GOP bought Christmas for Hekmati’s children, paid her way to the GOP convention in 2008, voter in to position of power. I see no bigotry there. I see a woman that stabbed her party in the back several times. Lesson learned by these women.

John K

May 6th, 2012
3:45 pm

Oh, I get it. So since she’s not doing the ways the GOP mandates, she must be a terrorist. No wonder the party is continuing to marginalize itself. Don’t worry guys, soon you’ll be comfortable being the party of old angry people scared of anyone not like you.

Peace

May 6th, 2012
3:53 pm

The Kid: “What the Republican Party has become tho’ is racist and that’s not fine.”

I’ll have to give the liberals/demoncrats credit for waging an effective smear campaign that wrongly equates conservatism with racism. Racism, bias, and hate have become so deeply entrenched among liberals that they cannot see that it exists within their ranks. It has become a part of their collective character. If they were not so dangerous, I would pity them.

The Henry Citizen

May 6th, 2012
3:59 pm

Reading through comments at Galloway’s blog I see ignorance and a need to spout vile judgements against Republicans in general. The clueless among us emerged to support a “mistreated Afghan refugee” without knowing anything about the issues that have plagued the Henry GOP for years.

First remember that liberals are the first cry Discrimination!; the first to to say they are attacked; the first to prey on mindless people with keyboards — History is clear that Hekmati has consistently acted in ways Unbecoming A Republican and should not, in any way, represent the GOP. One local elected official defined her as “toxic” to any office holder or candidate. Let’s call a spade a spade. The lawsuit is frivolous.

Johnny B

May 6th, 2012
4:02 pm

Here is something directly from the Clayton County Government Archives where this good honest woman who is verified to live in Henry County goes before the Clayton BoC and says she lives in Clayton County. Now that good conservative woman has forgotten where she lives.
Clayton Board of Commissioners
Regular Business Meeting September 6, 2011 7:00 P.M.
POST SUMMARY MINUTES
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6. Sahar Hekmati, a county resident, thanked the Board for this opportunity to speak. She acknowledged this was the first commission meeting she had attended, although she did stay informed about county business through other means. Ms. Hekmati also admitted that she only knew one of the commissioners, and that was Commissioner Edmondson. She had met him at a meeting where he stated he was actually a Republican, but he was running for the Commission District #4 seat as a Democrat in order to win and help the citizens. Ms. Hekmati stated she was here to represent the National Conservative Republican Women and the State Party. Additionally, she represented the 13th District against David Scott – so Clayton County is her district within the Georgia Republican Party. Ms. Hemakti was disappointed with what she has seen in this county, so she was present as a voice for those citizens who could not be here tonight. She was aware that Clayton County is known as the worst county in the state of Georgia. That was a title that saddened and hurt her the most. People do not want to bring their kids to be educated in Clayton County, and yet there are so many wonderful things here; i.e., the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, that could make this county the Taj Mahal of the state of Georgia. This Board has failed the citizens and the people who work hard every day to give their money back to the county as taxpayers. For persons who wish to run for commission districts in this Boardroom, Ms. Hekmati offered a proposition to fund their campaigns; i.e., contribute monies for signs and door hangers, to run against each one of the present commissioners. She promised to go door to door to get public support to get rid of the commissioners. Lastly, Ms. Hekmati called for the implementation of a Citizens Grand Jury for the purpose of reviewing evidence of public and Board corruption.

Speaking Of Lawsuits…

May 6th, 2012
4:14 pm

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Grave Robber

May 6th, 2012
4:21 pm

Born and raised in the briar patch!

United y’all stood, divided y’all are fallin’!

Tom

May 6th, 2012
4:23 pm

Wait…who am I? ;-)

Larry Stanley

May 6th, 2012
4:37 pm

I wish people would stop picking on Ray McBerry. He’s the kinda guy I want on my team in my run for Henry County Board of Education. He’s going to help me get the children’s vote. I appreciate all of his help.

Kat

May 6th, 2012
4:37 pm

Johnny B just has a case of “sour grapes” because the voters recognized him as an all-talk, no-action do-nothing and voted him out.

outhouse

May 6th, 2012
5:37 pm

Tom,

Your the egg, man!

Real Athens

May 6th, 2012
5:48 pm

Bluemoon and wakeup:

The GOP of today (in Georgia) were the Democrats and Dixiecrats of yore. Zell, Sonny and Nathan were all Democrats.

Google ’southern strategy’ and see how they changed their, stri … er, sheets.

Johnny B

May 6th, 2012
5:53 pm

Let’s see, brought the parkland to the 5th district at Kelley Town; created the recreation center for Austin Rd; brought the first police gang squad to the Fairview area; helped create the new comprehensive land use map for the county; was able to work consistently with the other BoC members to get things done for the county; worked with our representation and GDOT to see that the new Fairview Rd Corridor would be in place; and the list goes on and on. Think of the good things that could have been done if Johnny Basler were re-elected instead of a Democrat backed by Sahar. And by the way I am not Johnny Basler we just have the same initials.

vuduchld

May 6th, 2012
6:02 pm

You Teabegging Jawja rednecks are racist KKK, GOP terrorists. Always have been and always will be, so why is this news?

Michael #1

May 6th, 2012
8:03 pm

Solved quickly for the advancment of Repulican principles? Do they have principles?

redman

May 6th, 2012
9:03 pm

con got scrambled brain.

jconservative

May 6th, 2012
9:20 pm

BlueMoon May 6th, 2012 1:23 pm

Nice, accurate history lesson. But why did you stop the history lesson where you did. You know there is a reason the Black vote was a solid Republican voting block. And there is a reason that solid Black Republican voting block became a solid Black voting block for the Democrats.

Please proceed to complete the history lesson.

Thanks.