Paul Broun is best choice

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As U.S. Senate candidates make their way to Augusta and media pundits and political intellectuals tell us who “can” and “can’t” win, only one candidate represents the American ideals and freedoms that our Founders guaranteed: U.S. Rep. Paul Broun.

During his almost six years in the U.S. House, Broun has honored his campaign promises and stood for states’ rights and individual liberty – which at times translated to standing alone, but he took a stand for us, as is his sworn duty. He honored his word in 21st-century Congress.

One of Broun’s primary contests was perhaps the most deplorable in political history, yet he handled the lies and vile accusations hurled his way with class and dignity. Another primary challenger chided Broun for not passing enough legislation that he sponsored. Good! We have more than enough laws and government edicts that have taken the place of freedoms and rights. I do know that Broun vehemently opposed the Obama-Pelosi radical agenda at every turn, which is more than can be said of other alleged conservative Republicans.

We must send Broun to the Senate. We need him now more than ever to be honest. U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss voted to confirm Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; voted for the “bailout;” supports amnesty for criminals, i.e., illegal aliens; and paved the way for a radical former Planned Parenthood state director to ascend to a federal judgeship. In other words, he voted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s wishes.

I cannot envision Broun contemplating doing any of these things. I can envision him standing firm for conservative constitutional values as he has done for close to six years. Think of what a senator does: vote on Cabinet nominations, Supreme Court nominees, lower federal court nominees and treaties; and serve as a juror during impeachment trials. Folks, we need Broun in the Senate.

If you want to vote in the primary for one of those moderate, go-along-get-along types the media force-feeds to us, go ahead. But when thousands of true conservative and libertarian voters do not vote for your “safe” moderate nominee next November, please do not whine if Reid gains another ally. We have a tremendous opportunity to send exactly what Georgia and the entire nation needs to the upper chamber for a full six-year term. Let’s not blow it.

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Chris 232
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Chris 232 06/26/13 - 11:32 pm
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L. Benedict, Liberty University, P.B. =Young Earth Creationists
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It's barking mad for anyone to reject evolution and claim the earth is only 9,000 years old. Although I am a tad curious to visit Lee Benedict's alma mater "Liberty University" and see their dinosaur fossil display. They claim the fossils are only 5,000 years old. Yikes!

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owensjef3 06/27/13 - 03:37 am
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Say what!
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Say what!

carcraft
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carcraft 06/27/13 - 04:51 am
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We need good folks in DC more

We need good folks in DC more than ever before America completely disappears!

myfather15
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myfather15 06/27/13 - 05:10 am
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I agree, we need good people in DC.

BUT, this writer sounds like he is employed by Broun and is getting paid for every good word he says about him. Slobbering love affair anyone?? I like NO politician this much!! Just sayin......

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nofanofobama 06/27/13 - 06:24 am
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its funny how he describes

its funny how he describes himself as a bluedog democrat...part of that coalition...yet when was the last time you heard about this political force..the nineities????...no he votes lock stock and barrel.with the dims leadership when needed. its a shell game...hes a typical politician...are there any good honest people left anywhere in the public arena???

myfather15
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myfather15 06/27/13 - 07:13 am
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Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 06/27/13 - 07:41 am
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Broun

One writer here stated eloquently on another page that if we refused to vote for persons based on one or two of their personal positions we would have few or no one serving in office. I couldn't agree more.

It is time for people to recognize that if we have just two senators from this state, he of she is expected to represent the interest of ALL the people of Georgia.

Before I was of voting age Dems stuck it to Reps, I am told, and now the behavior continues only with a different party in the majority.

I wish every American, especially the author of this LTE and every member of Congress could have heard former RNC Chairman Michael Steele's interview on Sirius radio on yesterday. These people go to DC (both parties) and draw pay and perks from ALL taxpayers and then have the gall to discount what is best for all of the people of their district. That means that to get anything done working with those of the opposite party is a necessity but it seems this writer thinks Broun is qualified because he won't work with others.

Funny how AG Holder, who was first appointed to a federal position by Ron Reagan, has become the Right's Boogeyman. I will say more another time about the IRS non-scandal Scandal. But it is another example of how those in DC work for their personal aggrandizement and the country be d___.

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soapy_725 06/27/13 - 08:20 am
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We'll all be drinking that cool Bubble Up & eating Rainbow Stew
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When a politicians goes to Washington and does what he said he would do........We'll all be drinking that cool Bubble Up & eating Rainbow Stew

soapy_725
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soapy_725 06/27/13 - 08:22 am
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Mr. Broun may want to change the BEAST, but it ain't gonna
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happen. If Mother Theresa had been head of the United Nations, nothing would have changed. She would have most likely been killed for her radical views.

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soapy_725 06/27/13 - 08:25 am
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Mother Theresa in the White House would not have changed
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nature of the BEAST. It devourers all and lays the land to waste.

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 06/27/13 - 08:25 am
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Broun in 2014 !!!

When will Georgia become a “purple” state where a Democratic presidential or senatorial candidate stands a real chance of winning? Most all analysts agree this is now not an “if,” but entirely a “when” question. Georgia’s demographics suggest the change could come sooner than many expect. The state’s population is getting younger, more African-American and Hispanic, more Asian and Indian--all demographic groups who tend to support Democratic candidates.

If Lee Benedict has his way and Paul Broun becomes the Republican candidate for U. S. Senate, a purple Georgia could become a reality in 2014. Decisions about how much Democratic money should be invested in Georgia’s 2014 Senate race will depend a lot on who the Republican candidate turns out to be, and it’s clear liberal investors are salivating over Paul Broun. Broun will be labeled the WHITE RIGHT- WING CHRISTIAN MALE, and the Democratic candidate will gleefully hang every controversial thing Broun has said around his neck. The Democrat, whoever he or she is, will win the vote of the young, of women, of African-Americans, of Hispanics, of Asians, and of LGBTs by huge majorities. Many Republicans will just stay home. A majority of voters may reject Broun for the very reason people such as Lee Benedict support him: he has a hard time telling the difference between the Bible and the Constitution. With a Paul Broun Senate candidacy, happy days will be here again for Georgia Democrats.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 06/27/13 - 08:26 am
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You want a human king to rule over you... I Sam 8:11-22
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11And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.

12And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.

13And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.

14And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

15And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.

16And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.

17He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.

18And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 06/27/13 - 08:41 am
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@EEL

I wouldn't break out the champagne this early. And maybe that's a good thing. I want to see a Georgia and country where every candidate has to compete for every vote from every demographic. That makes for a stronger democracy and a more accountable elected official.

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RMSHEFF 06/27/13 - 08:43 am
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Good letter. The most

Good letter. The most important thing to remember is that we need a real conservative and not another RINO. Paul Broun is a real conservative who will not waiver from what he believes.

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RMSHEFF 06/27/13 - 09:16 am
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EEL

EEL ask "When will Georgia become a “purple” state where a Democratic presidential or senatorial candidate stands a real chance of winning? "

As soon as Obama can enslave 51% of the voters through dependence on welfare.

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deestafford 06/27/13 - 09:30 am
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As an aside. One of the comments was about the senator

represents "the people of Georgia." That is one of the problems we have now with our government...both the representatives in the House and the senators represent "the people". This was not the way the founders set up the system of government. The house was to represent "the people" and the senate was to represent "The STATE" and its interest. After the passage of the 17th amendment that allowed for the senators to be elected by the people rather than the state legislatures there is no one in the government who represents the interest of the state...only the people.

As a result, all the politicians in DC now cow to what they think is best to get votes of the people. Georgia has no one representing its interest in DC. The senators were to represent the state and as such were to answer to the state legislature as to how well they did that.

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 06/27/13 - 09:30 am
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a real conservative

RMSHEFF: Remember 2012? Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock were "real conservatives" whose loopy religious comments largely caused their defeats. Paul Broun would be another Akin or Mourdock.

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 06/27/13 - 09:33 am
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Obama's 51%

RMSHEFF: then indeed, happy days are right around the corner for Georgia's Democrats. Whether Broun loses to free or "slave" Democratic voters make no difference to me.

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Lee Benedict 06/27/13 - 09:49 am
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Reality

1. No, I am not a paid member or unpaid member of Paul Broun's campaign...just a person whose trust and support Paul Broun has earned.

2. Yes, kind of, a US Senator (should) represent all people of his/her state. However, during the interview process (campaign) when the candidate is telling what s/he will do if hired (elected), that person better do as promised. That being the case, even though a US Senator represents ALL people of the respective state, s/he is expected to do as promised during the interview process, which, probably means that those in Bibb County and Fulton County and Columbia County will have different feelings about the person.

3. The Seventeenth Amendment is proving to be an absolute travesty. Prior to it, US Senators were selected by each state's legislature. This means that if Hardie and Henry and Gloria and Barbara and Barry and Ben and Bill vote for or against a senate nominee, then s/he will have to answer to his/her constituents and answer every two years about the vote to send someone to Washington for a six-year term. When you see your legislators in the store or out and about, they know that they will have to answer for the choice. Now? No. The Seventeenth Amendment is showing to be a disaster.

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Jon Lester 06/27/13 - 09:52 am
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You're absolutely right about Jim Whitehead and Barry Fleming

both being far more terrible choices. I never want to see either of those guys running for office again.

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avidreader 06/27/13 - 09:52 am
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Anybody but . . .

Anybody but Paul Broun! Just another career politician. The same old crap, over and over and over again.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 06/27/13 - 10:31 am
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EEL

You should be glad that his "loopy religious comments" will keep him out because we all know how much you hate religion. I know liberals are not much into facts but Take 2 minutes to read this loopy religious comment.....link....http://www.icr.org/article/young-earth/

http://www.icr.org/article/young-earth/

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 06/27/13 - 10:41 am
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EEL

You may be correct that these conservative should avoid certain complex scientific subjects when dealing with an electorate of "low information voters". They always gravitate to low information liberal candidates , you know, the ones that you see on Opra, the View etc...

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 06/27/13 - 10:44 am
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Henry Morris

RMSHEFF: no, I don't "hate" religion, I mostly think it laughably silly and an enormous waste of time. The Henry Morris bit for which you provide a link is also an enormous waste of time, the same old Creationist silliness.
I've heard and read all his "arguments" before, but if you want to believe he's right when virtually the entire scientific community says he's wrong, go ahead. America is a country in which you have the right to waste your time (and your brain) any way you see fit.

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RMSHEFF 06/27/13 - 10:49 am
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Avidreader

Yes, anyone who goes to medical school and becomes a doctor and goes into private practice for over 10 years is "Just another career politician" .
So many of the career politicians are MD's. If you don't like what he stands for then debate that, but to say he is just another career politician is at best a stretch.

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 06/27/13 - 10:52 am
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17th Amendment

Lee Benedict, I'm sure you'd love to see the U.S. return to the time when Senators were elected by state legislatures. Georgia (and Texas, and other Southern states especially) would continue to gerrymander districts, essentially guaranteeing super Republican state legislative majorities which could then "elect" their own pet candidate for U. S. Senate. Yesterday's SCOTUS decision to overturn part of the Voting Rights Act would make it even easier for those efforts to essentially rig elections through redistricting.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 06/27/13 - 10:55 am
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EEL

Typical Liberal statement " entire scientific community says he's wrong". Just like "the entire scientific community" say that we have man made global warming. The "cool aid" must really taste good ! Intended for Low information people who won't take the time to find out the truth. I could give you a list of scientist with PHds who will tell you what you don't want to hear but it would be a waste of my time.

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 06/27/13 - 10:57 am
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"Dr." Broun

We were represented for years by a guy who gave up a dental profession to become a politician, and now by a doctor who abandoned a medical profession to become a politician. I get it: politics is easier money
and the health insurance is great!

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 06/27/13 - 11:06 am
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typical liberal

RMSHEFF: I'm sure you could, but I've heard it all before from Rush Limbaugh.
And by the way, I've seen that list before. When it contains individuals with PhDs in environmental science, I'll look again. The most prominent warming skeptic actually in the field was Richard Meuller, who last year announced he had been wrong, and now holds the view that global warming is real and mostly man made.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 06/27/13 - 11:13 am
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What flavor are you drinking today?

What flavor are you drinking today?

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