'Insider' term scurrilous

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“He’s a Washington insider!” That’s how Rick Allen’s campaign manager described John Stone during the District 12 Republican meeting held in Swainsboro recently. And to the amazement of those in attendance, she added, “Rick Allen needs all the contributions we can raise in order to take on that Washington insider.”

John Stone has worked in Washington, D.C. He served as chief of staff for U.S. Rep. John Carter of Texas, and as a chief aide to the late U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood and former U. S. Rep. Max Burns, both of Georgia.

That’s valuable experience and knowledge that would allow John Stone to “hit the ground running,” as opposed to going through the usual two-term learning curve needed to become an effective member of Congress.

What struck me as disingenuous about the lady’s remarks is that she is one of nine political operatives and consultants – with Washington backgrounds or connections – that Mr. Allen has on his campaign payroll.

The one overriding lesson we should have learned in the past District 12 Republican primary bloodletting is that teams of hired political assassins don’t care whose blood they spill – as long as they get paid and paid well.

I had hoped that the District 12 Republican primary, to be decided on May 20, 2014, would be about two good men meeting in public forums to debate the important issues facing our district and country. That’s the way Charlie Norwood loved to do it.

If one of them is afraid to do that, and prefers instead to let loose his political war dogs, it should tell us whom to vote for.

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soapy_725 09/18/13 - 08:32 am
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The learning curve? For voter it is an eternity. -- Ben Dover
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The learning curve? For voter it is an eternity. -- Ben Dover

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soapy_725 09/18/13 - 08:33 am
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All politicians are corrupt. It is the Scorpion Theory.
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All politicians are corrupt. It is the Scorpion Theory.

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soapy_725 09/18/13 - 08:34 am
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Politician. One who desires power, money and influence.
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Politician. One who desires power, money and influence.

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soapy_725 09/18/13 - 08:35 am
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A classic politician. If not a "user" before, they will be
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A classic politician. If not a "user" before, they will be

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soapy_725 09/18/13 - 08:36 am
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Politicians feed on Ignorance and Apathy. They're getting fatter
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Politicians feed on Ignorance and Apathy. They're getting fatter

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glfr8 09/18/13 - 12:47 pm
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looking at their reports from

looking at their reports from earlier this year, my guess is the camp. manager was talking about John Barrow and not John Stone… They could not raise any more money and stone might catch them before may 20th… So…..

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rmwhitley 09/18/13 - 04:16 pm
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The unfortunate
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part of this is that the Republican Party has become a very cowardly bunch. I'm conservative to the bone, yet republicans and democrats have no soul. I'd vote for assad before I'd ever consider a democrat and would think about voting for assad before I pressed my vote for a republican.

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