1. LongTimeListener says:

    And it would send an important and needed message from the base to their elected officials… we are watching, and we know who supported tax cuts (Speaker Richardson and the House) and who stopped tax cuts (the Governor and Lt. Governor).

  2. TPSoCal says:

    Why not chant something or hold up signs. He may not notice the absence of people, but he might really notice a bunch of signs of protest.

  3. TPSoCal says:

    Being from California, I can’t help but suggest the following chant: Recall, Recall, Recall!!! It worked for us!

  4. Whosthereallapdog? says:

    We know who supported tax cuts only after being out flanked by the Senate! Glenn in 2010 is done “longtimelistener”. The House likes to act like they are for less spending…heck all their special pet projects are what makes the tax cuts so hard coupled with the pay raise they gave themselves. I guess you need a little extra money to impress female lobbyest these days.

    Part of being conservative is being responsible…and it not responsible to cut taxes when reveune is down and you are serving more pork than piggly wiggly.

    Here is just another example…Harbin said he and another representative spent around $3,000 a month for an apartment in the cityfor session.

    Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Hill, R-Reidsville, said he and another senator paid about $100 a day for their apartment.

  5. jsm says:

    I think signs are the way to go. Wave them in his face for the duration of his speech. He can’t help but get the message if everyone will do it.

    I believe a walk out will come across to average voters as a big rift in the party and cause them to question our credibility.

    I guarantee you that either action will make the evening news.

  6. Three Jack says:

    Go Fish GA – $20M

    Vetoed tax cut – $142M

    Personal tax break – $100,000

    Walkout during GOP convention – PRICELESS!

    Count me in!

  7. drjay says:

    i don’t see myself doing such a thing–yes i am dissapointed–but i do not see myself as the walkout type and am apprehensive about how the media might cover such an uprising…

  8. kendrial says:

    I think that it would be rude and in poor taste. He may have made a large mistake and a lot of people are very upset with him. But let’s not air our dirty laundry in the street.

  9. LongTimeListener says:

    Gee LapDog, sounds like you have Senate math figured out. $3000 dollars a month ain’t much different from $100 a day. See, months usually have around 30 days. So, 30 times 100 equals about $3000.

    As far as the tax cut goes, I saw what everyone else in Georgia saw… a tax cut passed the House and Senate. The Governor “kinda” vetoed it. The House voted to override. The Lt. Governor put his fingers in his ears, said “lalalalalalala I can hear you.” The Governor then “unvetoed” the rest of the budget, but really, really, really vetoed the tax cut. The House said they were disappointed. The Lt. Governor praised the Governor’s “courage”.

    So, the answer to the question in you screenname is clear. The Lt. Governor is the Governor’s lapdog. I could think of other, worse terms, but this is a family friendly website.

  10. drjay says:

    the gop convention was covered by the local media in 05 when it was in sav’h–i would imagine w/ it being in the metro area this year and w/ the whole veto /unveto thing having just happened that an event like this would be picked up by the ajc and and other papers around the state–and a guv being walked out on at his state party convention would surely be commented upon by folks like bill schneider –esp. if next weekend is an otherwise slow news cycle…

  11. drjay says:

    maybe noone will care–but if the gop is made to look like a bunch of petulant children at our convention, an issue could be made about it next year when the entire legislature is up for reelection…

  12. gmcdaniel85 says:

    Will they allow signs on the floor? I know they kept them out of some of the rallies…

  13. drjay says:

    i doubt it will make a “serious dent” in the majority–but it still puts us in a bad light. and 08 may be a different year assuming it is dem friendly nationally–it might be enough to hurt in competitive districts–esp. if framed in the context of–see how those gops handle being in the majority…they are not all that adept at governing–are they-etc, etc, etc…

  14. Whosthereallapdog? says:

    Back to the who are the real conservatives…I have one questions I would like to ask my friends in the house…especially my house friends who live in the metro Atlanta area. It is said that the house is in favor of returning money to the people…I wonder if metro Atlanta Reps are offering to return their daily per diem. Now that would send a message.

  15. Chris says:

    Wow – I’m torn on this – Sonny really gave the finger to fiscal conservatives by fishing all session then coming in at the last minute to veto the budget compromise.

    On the other hand, he’s is the first Republican Governor since reconstruction.

  16. DeacfromGA says:

    I understand what Sonny had to do but he really brought this upon himself by not injecting himself into the process sooner.

    I think a walkout would do wonders for his ego. But I won’t be walking out….

  17. joe says:

    As a dedicated member of the Independents who are Tired of Spending by Both Parties (ITSBP), if Sonny decides to speak at our convention, we will all just turn our backs to him.

  18. debbie0040 says:

    Why not have lapel stickers printed up that say,”I want my refund” ? Or hold up signs that say that?

    For the walkout to be successful, you have to have more than a handful of people. I believe some will back out and not walk out.

    We do need to send a message…

  19. gmcdaniel85 says:

    I like the lapel stickers idea. It is still a powerful message and more people will actually wear them than would walk out.

  20. debbie0040 says:

    A resolution is another good possiblity. Who is good at writing them?
    We could introduce it from the floor and urge that the surplus be returned to the tax payers.

  21. debbie0040 says:

    Come on, Andre. Let’s see how good you are at writing resolutions. We won’t tell… 🙂

  22. Andre Walker says:

    Alright, shoot me an email with what you want to be included in the resolution, and I’ll put something together.

    But be forewarned, I have the tendency to write two page long resolutions.

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