Tom Crawford on the 10th.

Via Peachtree Screed:

Even though 10 people officially qualified for the race, there are only four who should be considered serious candidates: Republicans Whitehead, Paul Broun of Athens, and Bill Greene of Braselton, and Democrat James Marlow of Atlanta and Lincolnton. Marlow, an Internet businessman who once worked for Yahoo, is the only major candidate raising the war in Iraq as a primary issue. “I will work every day to bring our involvement in Iraq to an honorable end as quickly as we can, while also protecting our national interests in the region and the world,” Marlow says. “I promise to support our troops. That means not putting them in the wrong place at the wrong time in the wrong numbers. It means taking care of them when they return home wounded.” For the top Republican contenders, the big issue isn’t Iraq but the other I-word: immigration. “Iraq has not been a big thing in our district,” said Whitehead, a former University of Georgia offensive lineman.

“Immigration is the number one issue, pure and simple.” Whitehead contends that “left-wing political activists [are] intentionally registering illegal aliens to vote, including known Al Qaeda terrorists…. This is a pivotal issue for the future of America. We have to have the intestinal fortitude to protect all Americans.”Broun, a Clarke County physician, also rejects Democratic criticisms of Bush and the war and lists the need to “stop the invasion of illegal aliens” as a more pressing issue. “I believe that patriotism runs very deep in Georgia,” Broun said. “I believe our citizens understand the need for victory over our enemies and reject, as I do, the idea of retreat and defeat.” Greene, a political consultant, believes so strongly in securing the borders to stop illegal immigration that he lists it not just as the top issue, but as the top two issues on his campaign website. “Illegal immigrants are a detriment to the American economy and their refusal to assimilate is an affront to American culture,” Greene said. “Amnesty is not an option; we cannot reward people for breaking the law and it will only encourage higher levels of illegal immigration.” Whitehead, Broun and Greene obviously believe that halting the influx of immigrant Mexicans is a more potent issue with the 10th District’s voters than stopping a war that two-thirds of the country agrees has been a tragic mistake.

6 comments

  1. drjay says:

    i’m still curious how bill greene got my email address to send a “very important message” for “Dr. Jay” which is obviously not how i refer to myself in day to day living…

  2. Skeptical says:

    Every single thing these morons said in this crock of shit article supports the notion that they are nuts and need mental health evaluations.

    1. If there were known Al-Qaeda operatives in this country, I doubt very seriously they’d be taking the time to vote. What a nutjob. I do give you points for getting “left-wing activist” in your sentence with Al-Qaeda. Repeat it often enough and people start to associate the two. Oh, did I just out your plan? Seriously, enough is enough.

    2. Mr. Broun says this: “Illegal immigrants are a detriment to the American economy.” The economy of this state would come to a screeching halt if we stopped the “the influx of immigrant Mexicans” as the agricultural industry depends on them. Who will pick the Vidalia onions? or pluck the Claxton chickens? Or not even agriculturally – who will work in the carpet mills in Dalton?

    It would just be easier to admit you don’t like brown skinned people.

    Stop the people who hire them and you stop a lot of the problem.

    3. And finally – this little gem set me off again:
    “Whitehead, Broun and Greene obviously believe that halting the influx of immigrant Mexicans is a more potent issue with the 10th District’s voters than stopping a war that two-thirds of the country agrees has been a tragic mistake.”

    All three of these candidates are idiots. Since the Republican Party has desperately tried to tie Al-Qaeda and 9/11 together and still floats that they are linked (don’t say you don’t – see Dick Cheney), I would like to point out that those who attacked us on 9/11 crossed into our country at the Canadian border.

    Just admit you don’t like brown skinned people.

  3. freeloader says:

    “Who will pick the Vidalia onions? or pluck the Claxton chickens? Or not even agriculturally – who will work in the carpet mills in Dalton?”

    You act as if none of these industries were in existence before the Mexicans came in mass. Would the price of the products go up due to higher labor costs, yes – but isn’t that what liberals are trying to accomplish throught the minimum wage?

    We would lose a lot of cheap labor, but make up for it in healthcare costs and schools.

  4. SpaceyG says:

    Whitehead’s bizarro fringe lipflapping is Yummy Blogger Delight. Make mine a double, and don’t shut ’em up now… not with the Georgia political blogosphere now beginning to hit its stride. Every country-fried nugget out of the mouths of those kinda pea-brains-at-large will be fired around the Internets. Wait ’til someone adds a video component!

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