Seeks Republicans to challenge Broun

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Two years ago, Congressman Paul Broun won the Republican nomination for his seat based on the strength of Athens Democrats who crossed party lines to vote in the Republican primary.

On Nov. 4, Barack Obama overwhelmingly won in the Athens area. Congressman Broun called President-elect Obama a Marxist, comparing him to Adolf Hitler.

This is a direct insult to all voters in the district who supported the president-elect.

At a time when the country can ill-afford another failed presidency, these comments indicate that Congressman Broun intends to undermine the new Obama administration.

Although the rest of the country can dismiss Congressman Broun as a fool, Northeast Georgia needs a congressman who will work across party lines to solve the serious problems now facing the district and the country, instead of one who prefers to stand on the sidelines throwing rhetorical firebombs.

I invite any potential Republican challengers to Congressman Broun in 2010 to reach out to Athens Democrats. I suspect Congressman Broun has damaged his image sufficiently in Athens that we will be ready to cross party lines once again in support of a sane Republican who promises to reach across the aisle when possible without compromising his or her principles.

Scott Dougan

Athens

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LaTwon
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LaTwon 11/20/08 - 10:08 pm
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the truth shall set u free

the truth shall set u free there scott..........

Talkatoast
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Talkatoast 11/20/08 - 10:16 pm
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I might not have voted for

I might not have voted for Obama, but I can agree that some people get ridiculous with this! I do not see anywhere how Obama is a dictator. Yes, socialism has led to dictatorialism in the past, but that hasn't happened with France, now has it?

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 11/21/08 - 12:32 am
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Broun didn't call Obama

Broun didn't call Obama Hitler! He said Obama repeats Hitlers words. Should we ignore the words of the president elect? Should we ignore history? I don't understand you complaint Scott, except that it sounds like you feel your messiah is without fault. I applaud Broun's honesty. As a Libertarian, I find his honesty refreshing and his boldness unusual. I'm glad he's not intimidated by Omamamen. (O-men)

PTHS225
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PTHS225 11/21/08 - 01:31 am
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patricia - I like "O-men",

patricia - I like "O-men", that's a keeper. My "obamorons" didn't go over so well. I guess they didn't understand. Scott's letter speaks volumes about UGA students too. Maybe they should consider offering political science and economics programs there.

SouthernChic
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SouthernChic 11/21/08 - 01:36 am
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PatriciaThomas - Paul Broun

PatriciaThomas - Paul Broun says Obama repeats Hilter's words and that's not calling him Hitler? HaHaHaHaHa! You're kidding me, right? That ranks up there with Clinton's "I smoked but didn't inhale" quote.
And the only ones calling Obama a "Messiah" are the Cons. It's not only blasphemous, but mighty un-Christian, too. Shame on you.

Tujeez
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Tujeez 11/21/08 - 03:39 am
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You are right LadyDem the

You are right LadyDem the first to call Obama the "Messiah" was a con........ Farrah-con.

Tujeez
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Tujeez 11/21/08 - 03:41 am
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I don't see Jesus shirts on

I don't see Jesus shirts on the AA community anymore, they have deferred to the Obam as well.

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carcraft 11/21/08 - 06:39 am
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There is a quote that goes

There is a quote that goes "Those who do not remember history are condemned to repeat it". Paul Broun gave us a warning!

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 11/21/08 - 07:06 am
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Paul Broun has a right to his

Paul Broun has a right to his opinion and to voice it. The LTE writer does as well. Ain't America great. No matter how foolish we sound to others....we get to make our point. President elect Obama made many ugly statements about Hillary & Senator McCain. Where is your disdain for that??? Reminds me of the words of the immortal James Dean....Here, try my sausage....

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 11/21/08 - 07:08 am
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LadyDem. What is wrong with

LadyDem. What is wrong with the truth. Obama DOES repeat Hitler's words. If you consider that to be calling him Hitler, then so be it. The truth is the truth......unless you are an O-man.....then it must be silenced.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 11/21/08 - 07:27 am
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Not, that I've heard Obama

Not, that I've heard Obama repeat Hitler's words, the Republicans and right wing fundamentalists have repeated his actions. Patriot Act, warrentless wiretaps made legal after the courts said the were, national id, the list can go on. Republicans are no longer what the party was conceived to promote. they are now, greedy, unethical and corrupt. it's the Bush administration that promoted the bailout of the banks, but has yet to do anything about the fact that the banks have stocked away 102 BILLION to pay CEOs. Transparent? Right! Transparently CORRUPT!

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 11/21/08 - 07:29 am
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As i see, the writer doesn't

As i see, the writer doesn't say to silence him, he asks for a REPUB to contest him and work WITH the Obama administration. Republicans equal WHINERS!

Paws..
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Paws.. 11/21/08 - 07:30 am
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Broun's only mistake was to

Broun's only mistake was to kick the sacred cow of liberals. They see B.Ho as their sacred savior and will defend him no matter what he does. B.Ho's past is Marxist, his family atheist and his teenage mentor was a communist and porn writer. Everything Broun said was the truth but some people are more comfortable with lies.

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HotFoot 11/21/08 - 07:34 am
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As my father, rest his soul,

As my father, rest his soul, used to say, you people couldn't pour water out of a boot with instructions on the heel. In no way did Pres. Elect Obama "repeat Hitler's words". And he made far fewer negative statements, and NO "ugly" ones that I heard, about Clinton or McCain (and I'm a political junkie and paid close attention). No, that was THEIR strategy. It's clear that Obama is going to govern from the center, so why do you people keep repeating this garbage about his alleged socialism, communism, fascism--you name it? Why? Could it be because he's a brilliant, accomplished black man? Hmmm? No, of course not...

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 11/21/08 - 07:36 am
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Copperhead.....don't forget

Copperhead.....don't forget about condoning the murder of innocent children attempting to censor talk radio, and banning firearms.....oh wait...that wasn't the Republicans, was it?

Talkatoast
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Talkatoast 11/21/08 - 07:38 am
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Obama doesn't want to ban

Obama doesn't want to ban firearms. He simply wants to put more restriction on them to prevent idiots from getting a hold of them. Do the research, SisterAbdullah. He does, however, support abortion up to nine months, and anyone who thinks otherwise can look up Freedom of Choice Act.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 11/21/08 - 07:39 am
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GaC, there's going to be

GaC, there's going to be opposition to the radical comments of Obama and to his radical philosophies. Even the easily led will EVENTUALLY figure out what's going on.

Talkatoast
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Talkatoast 11/21/08 - 07:39 am
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By the way, he's not black.

By the way, he's not black. He's mulatto. And yes, to be respectful to his race, there is a difference.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 11/21/08 - 07:40 am
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LadyDem, didn't you listen to

LadyDem, didn't you listen to any of the tapes of Obama's speech? Only NPR and CNN refused to run it. Obama repeats Hitler's words. Look up the word messiah. You apparently seem to draw on a faulty memory.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 11/21/08 - 07:41 am
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midwestern, the Republicans

midwestern, the Republicans in this room will listen to any lie that targets a democrat, and spout it until they believe it's true. Ignore them. they're fools who would rather shoot themselves in the foot with their "personal firearms".

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justus4 11/21/08 - 07:43 am
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Good job Scott! Broun will
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Good job Scott! Broun will regret his comments because a Georgia congressman do not have much moral authority to slander the president-elect with coded language. George Allen of VA had a senior moment where his words caused great damage to his political career and Broun has created the same situation. Both politicans made despicable comments about a minority politican which caused a political backlash. Georgia deserves better.

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 11/21/08 - 07:43 am
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The best predictor of the

The best predictor of the future is the past. Obama's past shows him to the left of another senator who calls himself a communist. There is nothing in his past to indicate he will move to the center other than his false claims during the campaign. He has been called the most liberal voting senator by many political consultants. As a matter of fact he is in so deep with the far left, he will have a difficult time moving to the center & maintaining their support, which is how he got here.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 11/21/08 - 07:43 am
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midwest, you may be a junkie,

midwest, you may be a junkie, but I've read your posts. I'm fairly certain you've never paid close attention to anything. Your postings come across as clearly prejudiced opinion. Obama's record SCREAMS liberalism and left wing ideology.

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 11/21/08 - 07:43 am
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midwesterntransplant, taking

midwesterntransplant, taking money from those who earned it and, in HIS OWN WORDS, spreading it around, is SOCIALISM. A great deal of Obama's policies are identical to Adolph Hitlers. His desire to create a national police force as well armed and funded as the military sound familiar to you? Open your eyes man. And your attempt to play down your accusation that it's just about his race is very thinly vailed and it's getting old.

Talkatoast
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Talkatoast 11/21/08 - 07:46 am
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Though I am pro-McCain, I

Though I am pro-McCain, I believe Obama will be forced to the center of things, especially since he realizes he needs to work with the Republicans. I believe that Obama will hopefully hold both views.

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 11/21/08 - 07:48 am
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Why did Obama sponsor

Why did Obama sponsor legislation in his own state that would ban firearm ownership to all except the police?

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 11/21/08 - 07:49 am
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Talkatoast, you may be

Talkatoast, you may be right..he certainly held both views on all issues in his campaign.

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 11/21/08 - 07:55 am
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The nation was in shambles. A

The nation was in shambles. A previous ruler had led the country into an unnecessary war, the economy was failing, and a sense of depression filled the air. Then, a new leader emerged. He was a powerful speaker, offering hope, change, and a fix to the economy. He wrote two books about his experiences and used his literary work to propel him to success. He was an open christian with some muslim friends. He called for unity and considered himself an advocate of peace. Some of his political opponents cast him as naive and inexperienced. He also had alot of radical ties, but the media, and ultimately the voters, were willing to overlook that.

Who is he? --- Adolph Hitler.

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 11/21/08 - 07:56 am
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Obama definitely supported

Obama definitely supported the $700 billion bail out. Remember he patiently returned to Washington and tirelessly went over the proposal, changed many things to protect the tax payer and to make sure the CEO's couldn't abuse our money...guess what...now he is firmly behind the $25 billion for the auto makers. It's certainly going to be a great 4 years. Don't forget his campaign promise. He will definitely balance the budget in his first term and all troops will be home from Iraq within 16 months.

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 11/21/08 - 07:58 am
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I4PUTT...he also promised to

I4PUTT...he also promised to have Republicans on his cabinet. Still waiting to see who that will be.

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