Speaking of the Whore of Babylon

July 14, 2007 19:00 pm

by Erick · 13 comments

While Paul Broun is out telling voters in Athens he won’t legislate his morality upon them or smite them with the wicked hand of government, his campaign is, according to our tip line, sending out an email to

JayHanley July 14, 2007 at 8:27 pm

Well, folks, it’s been a while, I’m back! This post really got my attention. Ms. Broun says that it is not her place to “judge Jim Whitehead

tony r July 14, 2007 at 9:10 pm

I’m a believer. I am a strong political conservative on every issue fiscal and social. I also believe that paul broun personifies everything I oppose in political candidates.

There’s this certain brand of liberal and conservative that is just in it to control people and work out their own pathetic insecurities. That’s not leadership.

And aside from that, paul broun is insane.

Rusty July 14, 2007 at 10:00 pm

Paul Broun is kind of ridiculous, but you know what else is ridiculous? How Jim Whitehead somehow continues to get a pass here for being equally as loony as Broun, not to mention harboring some positions that would see him labeled as socialist in a lot of conservative circles.

I guess with the Democrats out of the picture, it’s time for Peach Pundit to beat the drum for the same old stale establishment Republicans like Whitehead who can’t keep their hands out of the cookie jar, who won’t control spending, and who will continue to send our young people to die for a sectarian conflict that U.S. presence will only make worse.

Who wants to start a pool on when Whitehead has his Macaca moment?

bowersville July 15, 2007 at 12:03 am

What’s ridiculous is some Democratic folk from inside the perimeter of 285 just keep on pounding Whitehead. If they had pounded on Broun the 1st go around….the runoff candidates would probably be different.

They’re hoping we’ve all drank Broun’s kool-aid and give the Democrats a shot at the 10th in 18 months. It’s not going to happen.

What’s ridiculous is to witness Broun groveling and pandering for Democratic votes in Athens/Clarke County and at the same time witness his wife’s appeal to REAL Christians to send a missionary to DC.

I’m from Hart County, any of you Brounies care to share the name of that church in Hartwell? I bet I know.

Icarus July 15, 2007 at 12:23 am

Rusty,

Seriously?

Neither of us live in the 10th. I’m an R. I’m pretty sure you’re a D.

Would you, as a D, or at least an indy who leans left, rather have an establishment right leaning R who understands that compromise is the art of making things happen, or a far-right leaning whack job who is simultaneously pandering to the far left leaning residents of a geographic region?

I really haven’t commented on this race much until now, but RonPaulBroun’s moves to claim the far right and the left at the same time force me to call BullS…

bowersville July 15, 2007 at 12:41 am

Rusty, I’m going to add one more thing, go back and look at the race for the 29th house, November last, look at the names, you’ll find two interesting points. I’ll bet it’s the preacher of the church mentioned in Niki Broun’s email and the current Democratic Rep. from Hartwell. Look at the margin, a landslide, we’re not all redneck bubba wackos up here.

John Konop July 15, 2007 at 8:47 am

Icarus

For you to think Indy “leans left” shows how far off the NEOCONS are in the Party.

Indy is mad about out of control spending which it seems you support.

Indy backs the same foreign Policy that the father of the conservative movement William F Buckley.

Indy backs unconstitutional trade deals that sell out Americans that was the cornerstone issue of the late Charlie Norwood.

The question you should ask yourself why do you think you are conservative?

Kepper July 16, 2007 at 8:08 am

I posted this on the AJC backlink to this post:

What you are not hearing about is the number of times that Paul Broun Jr. has showed up un-invited to churches and indirectly forcing a minister to “introduce” him. While being introduced, Broun staffers are in the parking lot loading windshields of cars with Broun literature. Meanwhile, after the service, Broun will stand by the minister, hand out literature and shake hands. It’s an intimidating ploy.
Whitehead has stated that he will speak to church groups during non-service periods. He doesn’t believe in interrupting the minister’s message for his own personal gain. As I understand it, he has spoken to several church groups.
I know Whitehead is a strong and faithful Christain. This is a guy who asks a blessing before every meal. Can Paul Broun Jr and his wife say that?

On another note: Doesn’t Paul Broun Jr. carry a copy of the Constitution around with him? If so, perhaps he skipped the first amendment.

jsm July 16, 2007 at 10:11 am

I’ve not said much about this race, but I’m gonna jump in here and make one quick point. I support Whitehead’s decision to not to speak in church. As a believer, I submit that the church service is a time for worship, not political speech. There’s enough time for that in the foyer afterwards. I can support a candidate visiting a church and speaking to worshippers before and after the service, but campaigning during the worship hour contradicts the purpose of the meeting.

eliza July 16, 2007 at 1:39 pm
Icarus July 16, 2007 at 1:47 pm

Konop,

Re-read the post, and try again. There is no mention of IndyInjun there.

John Konop July 16, 2007 at 2:29 pm

Sorry

I thought you meant IndyInjun.

Darth Mike July 16, 2007 at 3:03 pm

Geez, I read the headline and thought this would have to be about Paris Hilton and it is instead about Broun/Whitehead. Be careful about using that term, I think that she has that trademarked!

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