Barry Loudermilk for US Senate!
Voter

Cartersville, GA

#21 Nov 26, 2012
West Cherokee is rural and very conservative.

And they don't care about the former tax commissioner in Bartow County.
Lee Harvey

Franklin, GA

#22 Nov 26, 2012
Right wrote:
The former tax commissioner is a Democrat.
Hate to tell you...hardly anyone remembers him any more except for those who think the county is the same as it was 30 years ago. Most of the time people associate his last name with the infamous "Citizens Arrest" cousin with the same last name who likes to talk about the grand jury. After all, he's the one that has been in the news the last few years.
So 10 years after the guy retires and basically disappears, he's going to magically reappear as a Republican and primary a guy who got 80% in the county in his 2010 senate primary?
Keep dreaming...
if I've learned one thing about Bartow elections, don't ever bet against a candidate from Pine Log that has the backing/blessings from the locals!! They can't be beat Neighbor. I hope he runs, he certainly could WIN.
Right

Cartersville, GA

#23 Nov 26, 2012
That only works if the whole district is Bartow County. Cherokee Countians are mostly new residents who don't give a flip whether someone has lived here his whole life, and they aren't impressed by the opinions of the "locals" over here.

Isn't Paul Nally from Pine Log? I don't think every candidate from Pine Log is a sure thing.
Local

United States

#24 Nov 26, 2012
Aren't all the Nally's democrats? And didn't the guy run for commissioner twice and lose as a Democrat?
Lee Harvey

Tucker, GA

#25 Nov 27, 2012
Right wrote:
That only works if the whole district is Bartow County. Cherokee Countians are mostly new residents who don't give a flip whether someone has lived here his whole life, and they aren't impressed by the opinions of the "locals" over here.
Isn't Paul Nally from Pine Log? I don't think every candidate from Pine Log is a sure thing.
Paul & Jerry have never had the support/blessing of the locals. The former tax commish however does and would if he decided to run. Not sure if he would even consider it but guaranteed good neighbor would win if he ran
Steve

Cartersville, GA

#26 Nov 27, 2012
Both (Coomer and Loudermilk) of their times are drawing near. Neither are Conservatives. They are both far right wing which is just as bad as far left liberals. Neither is well thought of outside of the Bartow GOP and neither represents us. They take the party line no matter what, with no regard to what's best for us.

Bartow County people want a true conservative- in other words someone who operates more in the middle, doesn't lean far left or far right, uses common sense, can think for himself, and has the balls to stand up for Bartow regardless of what the Party wants at the state level.

I won't elaborate too much on their integrity, etc but I know first hand they will talk out of both sides of their mouth and tell you want they think you want to hear. In other words, they're politicians first. Don't be fooled into thinking they will fight for Bartow
Right

Cartersville, GA

#27 Nov 28, 2012
You will have to provide proof if you are going to slam Loudermilk's integrity.

He's the only politician I've ever observed to do exactly what he says he will do.

Whether you agree with him or not, he will tell you what he believes. And he frequently votes against his party. You should actually look at his voting record before saying things like that.

Also, the definition of conservative isn't "moderate". That's the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Those of you who used to be Democrats need to stop trying to redefine conservative just to get votes. You used to say you were Republican and that was enough, now you throw around the word Conservative when you really mean moderate former Democrat.
Steve

United States

#28 Nov 28, 2012
Right-

My comments were poorly worded. I agree moderate is a much better term. I believe most in our community are moderates. For example, I personally oppose many of the social issues liberals favor, but I have a real problem with conservatives who try to regulate abortion and gay marriage with government. I believe both are morally wrong, but think its just as wrong for us to oppose it with legislation. I think we need to cut government spending, but also feel we need to address tax issues. To not consider taxes as part of a solution is asinine. So, yeah moderate is a better word.

Also, I didn't mean to attack the integrity of Coomer or Loudermilk and it certainly came across that way after I re-read my initial post. I can't speak to their integrity as I know neither PERSONALLY. However, I've heard BOTH take a different position on an issue during the same public forum. Especially, Loudermilk. He was almost condescending then did a 180 when he realized the majority in the room held a different opinion. Yes, he's a politician first. And he cares little for what people in Bartow want or need
Right

Cartersville, GA

#29 Nov 28, 2012
Which issue? Just curious...
Sean

Woodstock, GA

#30 Nov 29, 2012
Right wrote:
Whether you agree with him or not, he will tell you what he believes.

You should actually look at his voting record before saying things like that.
Bingo! Therein lies a problem. Politicians are not elected to vote THEIR feelings, they are elected to represent their constituents.

Just a small matter, but Georgians were overwhelmingly in favor of the recent Sunday sales legislation and both he and Bill Heath had plenty of information confirming that; but both ended up voting against the proposal.

When you ignore the people that put you into office you risk the consequences.
Right

Cartersville, GA

#31 Nov 29, 2012
Loudermilk voted to put the issue on the ballot.
Steve

Cartersville, GA

#32 Nov 29, 2012
Right wrote:
Which issue? Just curious...
Why does it matter which issue?
Right

Cartersville, GA

#33 Nov 29, 2012
Like I said, just curious.
Voter

Cartersville, GA

#34 Nov 29, 2012
I'd like to know which issue too. It would be good to know which issue my reps are flip-flopping on for political reasons.
Walter Brumlow

Rome, GA

#35 Nov 29, 2012
Well Chuck is right on the more conseritive Georgia becomes the lower we rank in our schools. Remember old Barry Buttermilk kids are home schooled. What a nut and we wonder why this state is going to hell in a hand basket
Chuck wrote:
Barry is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Could he win a senate race? Not even remotely possible. He couldn't raise the money needed to begin with. His fellow state senators look at him as a nut with the crazy bills he trys to get passed, and yes, that would come out. His business is floundering. The real reason he might run is a steady paycheck.
Educator

Pine Lake, GA

#36 Nov 30, 2012
Walter, last time I checked, Georgia has hovered at the bottom of the barrel forever and ever. Can you tell me when Georgia ranked higher than 47th in the nation in the last 50 years? When you can tell me that, maybe we can isolate the real causes for our poor ranking instead of just blaming one guy for your own purposes.

It's pretty sad when you are contantly beaten by South Carolina, Alabama an Mississippi.
Roy

United States

#37 Nov 30, 2012
Right wrote:
You will have to provide proof if you are going to slam Loudermilk's integrity.
He's the only politician I've ever observed to do exactly what he says he will do.
Whether you agree with him or not, he will tell you what he believes. And he frequently votes against his party. You should actually look at his voting record before saying things like that.
Also, the definition of conservative isn't "moderate". That's the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Those of you who used to be Democrats need to stop trying to redefine conservative just to get votes. You used to say you were Republican and that was enough, now you throw around the word Conservative when you really mean moderate former Democrat.
Loudermilk is a blow hard. He will tell you what you want to hear. He is underminding and will tell you he is for god and country. If you believe his line of ### crap you will believe anything.
Sammy

United States

#38 Nov 30, 2012
Are you crazy? Loudermilk for US senate. Are you stupid
Tribune Reader

Pine Lake, GA

#39 Nov 30, 2012
Sean wrote:
<quoted text>
Bingo! Therein lies a problem. Politicians are not elected to vote THEIR feelings, they are elected to represent their constituents.
Just a small matter, but Georgians were overwhelmingly in favor of the recent Sunday sales legislation and both he and Bill Heath had plenty of information confirming that; but both ended up voting against the proposal.
When you ignore the people that put you into office you risk the consequences.
Wasn't Paul Battles against Sunday alcohol sales?
Clark

Pine Lake, GA

#40 Nov 30, 2012
Tribune Reader you are wrong - as a legislator Loudermilk voted FOR the bill that allowed local citizens to vote on the Sunday sales issue even though he personally doesn't favor Sunday sales and did vote no as a regular citizen at the polls when the question was on the ballot.

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