The real John Barrow?

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U.S. Rep. John Barrow’s recent political ads suggest that he is playing the “middle.” He votes with Republicans 54 percent of the time, but he often talks about how often he voted along his party’s line.

So my question to Rep. Barrow is: Where are his loyalties? If he says, “To the Democratic Party,” then why isn’t he sending that message?

I am an African-American and a Democrat – also a retired soldier of the U.S. Army – and I can honestly say Barrow is a driving force for those of us who are veterans. But we must ask that the real John Barrow please stand up, because we have all been trained to follow a proven and honest leader.

Joseph Diggs Sr.

Hephzibah

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F4therTime 10/07/12 - 10:30 am
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If you follow any politician you are not following a honest anything.

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dichotomy 10/07/12 - 11:14 am
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I think the REAL John Barrow

I think the REAL John Barrow stood up when he waited until Obamacare had already passed and Nancy Pelosi gave him permission to vote against it.

I am a white-Euro-Native American-mongrel and a fiscal conservative and also a retired soldier of the U.S. Army. And I too appreciate the efforts Barrow has made on behalf of veterans. However, I believe his general support for spending bills involving bailouts, failed green energy programs, and bloated social welfare programs is a big part of the problem that is killing this country. I also believe his action of waiting for Obamacare to pass before he cast his vote demonstrates that he is a typical hypocrite politician and I lost ALL respect for him when he did that. Maybe I would like him better if he ran as an Independent but his campaign of trying to convince us that he is both a conservative and a liberal is just a big lie. When the chips are down Barrow is a big spending liberal Nancy Pelosi puppet.

I will admit that I am not real happy with the candidate that is running against him. We could have done much better if some people had not been suckered off to cross party lines to vote for sheriff candidate who also was not sure whether he was a Democrat or a Republican and tried to be both depending on which audience he was talking to.

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Truth Matters 10/07/12 - 04:32 pm
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John Barrow

I, too, have been frustrated by Congressman Barrow’s record. However, I must say in consideration of the gridlock we have in Washington created by the Tea Party/Republicans, I would much rather have someone who is willing to vote with either party than a representative who is so beholden to Grover Norquist and the Tea Party that he never considers the issues but only the party.
Given the economic hole our nation was in when Mr. Bush left office, it required drastic measures. I would not normally be in favor of bailouts. But this was an unusual situation. Let’s get over the bailout and admit that had it not occurred things would be much worse than they are now.

I am not sure why Democrats have not run ads showing some of the Republican law makers who opposed the bailout and stimulus plan but were only too happy to pose with giant checks when the money landed in their state.

When my family has had to make hard calls to make ends meet, we did too things: Increased income/revenue and only spent what absolutely had to be spent. The deficit problem requires a balanced approach. Don’t blame this president for run-away spending. He has spent only what was required to stop the bleeding. The guy who held office before him was the one who spent us into oblivion with two wars.

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