Seth Harp Wants Series of GAGOP Chairman Debates

February 21, 2013 6:34 am

by Bridget Cantrell · 21 comments

Let’s get ready to rumbbllllllle!  Seth Harp sends a first-name basis email to the other men running for GAGOP Chair and then forwards it along to the grassroots folks.

Seth Harp

 

p.s.  “Bridget, learn how to source better!”  Duly noted.

View from Brookhaven February 21, 2013 at 7:50 am

They need to do this. And judge the winner solely on who can work in “grassroots” the most times in an hour.

novicegirl February 21, 2013 at 9:46 am

Can we submit questions:

“Will you submit to a test to see if there is a computer chip implanted in your brain?”

“Which brand of aluminum foil do you prefer?”

James February 21, 2013 at 5:05 pm

“Is evolution: (a) a lie from the pit of hell designed to make us forget that we need a savior; or (b) another invention of Barry Hussein Obama?”

Lawton Sack (GATA Eagles!) February 21, 2013 at 11:58 am

I hope that they do a series of debates that are streamed on the Internet. Almost 82% of our counties in Georgia are under 80,000, but I have a feeling most, if not all, of these debates are going to be in the metro areas.

Will Durant February 21, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Perhaps 82% of Georgia’s counties should think about merging with their neighbors and thus consolidate their political clout and cost of local government. That old wagon ride to the county seat doesn’t take as long as it once did.

The metro areas swinging to the Republicans is how they came into power. So as to potential debates and their potential locations you have to dance with the one what brung ya.

Romegaguy February 21, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Now that Debbie Dooley has said Seth is the “establishment candidate”, can we go ahead and declare him the winner?

debbie0040 February 21, 2013 at 10:54 pm

@Romegaguy, I have a pretty good track record lately in choosing winners. 3 out of 3 in special elections and working on a 4th. With the precinct project I am working, I can assure you it will just getter better.

Wendall Willard recruited him to run. Seth and I had a long conversation today and he convinced me he wasn’t the establishment after he did this. Funny how candidates don’t want to be labeled establishment any more…

http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/political-insider/2013/feb/21/seth-harp-offers-himself-bridge-ethics-between-tea/

By Jim Galloway

Here’s the email on ethics reform just sent out by former state Sen. Seth Harp of Columbus, the newest candidate in the spring contest for chairmanship of the Georgia GOP:

“I am totally supportive of the efforts of the Atlanta Tea Party, Georgia Conservatives in Action, and the other true grassroots organizations who are promoting the need for transparency and integrity in the Georgia state government.

“Regarding the legislative proposal to charge citizens a fee to talk to their elected officials, I stand with the grassroots. The idea that citizen groups are to be treated as lobbyist is patently unconstitutional. I think the idea of these types of restrictions is intended to kill the bill and thus sink the entire reform movement.

“It is simply unconscionable to me that any individual citizen would be forced to register with the state to exercise their Constitutional rights to free speech and freedom of assembly to petition their government which their tax dollars fund in the first place.

“Regarding provisions in the ethics bill which would allow officials not to have to report what money was spent on as long as they paid for it with private funds and reimbursed themselves with campaign funds – I strongly oppose this. I stand with the grassroots leadership for integrity and transparency in government. I oppose political loopholes and as the next Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party will insist on a spirit of respect from elected officials towards both the grassroots activist who work so hard to elect them and for all taxpayers who pay their salaries.

“In closing, I am the candidate with the relationships with our elected officials to serve as the bridge between them and the grassroots to accomplish real and meaningful ethics reform which honors grassroots leaders and all tax payers.

Seth Harp”

tdk790 February 22, 2013 at 9:17 am

I’d also say your pick in the last GAGOP Chair race was pretty successful..

Romegaguy February 22, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Hey debbie, how did that Rules Chairman thing in the Senate go for you?

Napoleon February 22, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Debbie worked for a couple of years to get Don Balfour out of Rules. She mentioned she didn’t like Mullis as a replacement. I think that was an 80% victory.

debbie0040 February 22, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Romegaguy, I must have really stepped on your toes. Why don ‘t you stop being a coward and stop hiding who you are? Are you that afraid to let people know who you are? You like to attack when people don’t know who you are, but would you if people knew who you were?

I did not like Mullis but backed off opposing him when I was told he would not be all powerful like Balfour was.

I have far more victories than you do…

debbie0040 February 22, 2013 at 7:30 pm

And for the record, Sen. Mullis no longer has an adversarial relationship with tea parties in his area.

novicegirl February 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm

You’ve got to appreciate the fact that your name is constantly being invoked here.

Vicki February 23, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I’ve heard it invoked a lot in conjunction with the term “NDAA”. The YouTube videos that come up with “debbie dooley ndaa” are hilarious.

debbie0040 February 24, 2013 at 10:31 am

@”Vicki”, I loved that video of me. I heard from all over the U.S. people thanking me for doing that. I owe a big thanks to the person that uploaded that video.

BTW, if you see BG, tell him I was asking how his kids are doing.

John Konop February 24, 2013 at 9:34 am

Rome,

Debbie and I do not agree 100 percent of the time. We have had open debates on issues on this blog. But in reality, agree or not with her she does have real influence. And I give Debbie credit that she is open minded to having a debate on issues, and does good research. As I have stated she has change my mind on issues ie transportation bill………I have communicated with Debbie off line on issues, and she has always been open to hearing my points on issues. Does not mean we always 100 percent agree, but she does listen.

Finally, the reason we are friends agree or not on issues, it is never personal. I do think Debbie has shown that she is willing to stand up, and buck the crowd based on the issue, not politics…….While at times, I do not agree sometimes with the tone of the debate, I do think she does believes in what she is doing. And I cannot say that about most in the political world,.,….

debbie0040 February 24, 2013 at 10:37 am

Thanks, John. Just because you disagree on one issue does not mean you can’t work together on other issues. I like receiving your emails showing your analysys of issues. I have changed my mind on issues because facts are presented to me.

I don’t take stances on issues to “win” or be on the winning side. I take stances because I believe in the issue or my stance. Sometimes I go against the crowd so to speak, but we are all individuals and have right to stand up for what we believe in..

I am an Alabama fan living in Bulldog/Yellow Jacket country. During football season, I am often on the opposite side of games with friends. Tha doesn’t mean we are enemies because we aren’t on the same side. You have some that believe that because you disagree with them on one issue, you are enemies for life. I find that attitude counter-productive..

analogkid February 21, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Clearly Mr. Harp is a huge 311 fan. There is no other explanation.

stillaskeptic February 22, 2013 at 12:06 am

Clearly.

“First the Mid then the West then we slide through the East” – I guess that’s his plan.

Jane February 22, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Charlie, was Seth a party officer in the 3rd when it had the issue with the missused party funds?

torrentx March 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm

From a forum hosted in Cherokee County on March 18th.

-Chairman Rick Davies give introductions and recognition of elected officials
-Immediate Past Chairman Bob Rugg delivers Invocation
-@John Marinko leads in the Pledge of Allegiance
-John Marinko opens the Forums and Moderates
-Delivers welcoming notes and the rules of the forum
-Each candidate will open with a vision statement, then questions will follow
-Delivers quick biography of the Candidates

The forum videos start with each candidates’ opening statements.

Video Parts:
Part 1: http://youtu.be/QmszqBekiqY
Part 2: http://youtu.be/8uMVds1Vo70
Part 3: http://youtu.be/VTAgCAyYMFg
Part 4: http://youtu.be/eFKvS4hayp8
Part 5: http://youtu.be/k-yLYxRoKOE

Additional Notes:
-Due to the acoustics of the room, there is echo in the recordings
-Battery in Camera 1 died after Part 3. There is some overlap in Parts 3 and 4.
-Parts 4 and 5 were done on a lower quality camera.

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