The Fleming Attack Shaping Up

From what I hear, there are two major attacks Fleming is using against Paul Broun now. One is that Broun voted to make medicial marijuana available and the other is that he voted to make it harder to arrest internet perverts.

The first one we can disagree on. I disagree with Broun’s vote, but your mileage may vary. The second one passesd the House with only two votes again. Broun was one of those two. Interestingly, the Senate has failed to move forward with the legislation, which was rushed through the House, because of a lot of constitutional and technical issues involved in the legislation.

For what it’s worth, Broun said the reason he voted against the legislation is that it was pushed through too quickly without addressing the concerns the Senate has now decided are too numerous to push the law forward.


  1. IndyInjun says:

    The internet porn bill would have DESTROYED public wireless internet services by putting draconian liability on providers for web pages and files downloaded by users.

    Broun and Ron Paul should be proud to have been the only two members of the House with courage to vote against it.

    It is noted here that 6 GOP Georgia congressmen voted for it , yet Broun’s vote against it stands not in the way of supporting him.

  2. bowersville says:

    If Flemming narrows his attack to these two issues and leaves off the other fluff:

    1) Broun voted to make medical marijuana available and

    2) Broun voted to make it harder to arrest internet perverts,

    Flemming will cut deeply into the social conservative support for Broun in my district(50th Senate). The social conservatives will hear three words, INTERNET PERVERT—MARIJUANA and no more.

  3. Carpe Forem says:


    I disagree with your assumption that the social conservatives in your district are stupid.

    I believe they are smart enough to see the courage Broun displayed to stand up against BIG GOV feds trying to arrest doctors and patients, while ignoring state law in a states right’s issue.

    I also believe they’ll recognize the attempt to force small business owners to join BIG BRO GOV to spy on neighbors by threatening to hold the poor shop owner responsible for another’s activity.

    People are tired of BIG COERCIVE GOV and know that Rep. Broun is on the side of the people’s rights and for smaller, less expensive, less intrusive government. Americans are not stupid… not even those in your district.

    You are right, however, in that Flemming would be and do the opposite of Rep. Paul Broun.

  4. Goldwater Conservative says:

    Well, while Ron Paul and Paul Broun seek out ways to revert our governments abilities to the issues of 1847…we have some pressing issues that have come to light during the decades of evolution that our nation has experienced…and that the inherit flexibility of our Constitution provides the means to deal with the ever evolving nature of society.

    We did not have to worry about ICBMs, the preying upon children via the Internet or an advanced market system driven by Keynesian economics that is built on a pro-growth financial network as opposed to a finite resource. Fleming knows this.

    Americans may not be stupid…but they are not smart. A severe majority of people in the 10th have not benefited from Bush’s tax cuts or from losing their jobs due to GOP economic policies…but they will cling to their guns and religion as a justification to support politicians who could care less about their well being or security.

  5. IndyInjun says:

    “The social conservatives will hear three words, INTERNET PERVERT—MARIJUANA and no more.”

    That is how history will record that the USA got that fatal second term of George W. Bush, in which he was supported by the likes of Mark Foley, Larry Craig, Ted Haggard, and Jeff Gannon, with others in the cloakrooms.

  6. bowersville says:

    I’m quoting from Blake Aued’s blog from the blog roll here on PP. Blake is a reporter at the Athens Banner Herald and also makes comments on PP as “In the Loop.”

    “I mean, people are basing their vote on someone sending them too much mail. That’s just stupid. We’ve got a war going on, a tanking economy, immigration, mortgage crisis, health care crisis, you fill in the blank, and the No. 1 thing people are worried about is Franked Mail, give me a break.”

    I apply the same rational on Flemings Internet perverts–marijuana attack. It is not my assumption that the social conservative voters in the 50th senate district are stupid, it’s Barry Flemings’ assumption.

    Franked mail, Internet perverts & marijuana has been Flemings only points of attacks that I know of.

  7. wmo says:

    My guess is that without a “willie horton” to tie to these two votes, Fleming’s not going to make much of a dent with this line of attack.

  8. Jane says:

    Dr. Broun is strict constitutionalist. He believes most laws and initiatives should be local not federal. Republicans have been calling for this for years. Do not complain when someone actually lives up to their campaign promises.

  9. Broun gets to have his cake and eat it too!

    It seems that Broun would like nothing more than to have an opportunistic trial lawyer play the devil’s advocate …
    So that Broun has a captive audience in the 10th District. He has the ears of the people and their hearts tuned in to hear his explanation of what the meaning of the Constitution really is.

    Looks like Broun gets to have his cake and eat it too!

  10. Jace Walden says:


    I hope you get glaucoma. And when you do, I hope when you’ve tried all other medications and medicinal marijuana is the only thing left, I hope you’ll remain just as “principled” as you are now and turn it down. Good luck being blind.

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