The Democratic Party summary leaves me laughing out loud. In the article, Andrae McGary is quoted as stating, “Make no mistake, we are under attack from Republicans.” Further, “He (McGary) related how he had been approached to run as a Republican and told his campaign would be financed if he agreed. “
This is comical. Andrae McGary is not on the Republican Party’s radar, and never has been. The claim that Republicans would fund his campaign is fictional drama. Somehow, McGary’s vision that constitutes buying a blue Rhino and cutting essential services is not conducive to conservative principles, or for that matter, common sense.
Conservatives would not fund his campaign.
As I recall, the local Republican Party chairman previously suggested that he remain with the Democrats. I would call that an invitation not to join the Republicans.
Clearly, Mr. McGary is delusional, as evidenced by his belief that he has a snowball chance to win the 10th Senatorial district, even prior to redistricting. McGary’s statements read like a comic strip, just as entertaining.
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As far as laughter goes, need I remind Mrs. Edison that it is not Democrats but Republicans that have recently made Tennessee the laughing stock of the nation?
Despite this, it is clear Mrs. Edison knows as little about Republicanism as she does Chattanooga city business.
Let’s go over the art hullaboo one more time: is it "conservative" to offer tax cuts to business and advocate for exemptions to stormwater fees totaling more than hundreds of thousands of dollars all in the name of economic development but to spend 62K on a piece of sculpture is not?
I challenge Mrs. Edison to travel to Coolidge Park on any weekend night and take count of the number of smiling children, young in age and young at heart, tourist and non, who are taking pictures in front of Blue Boy. Anyone with a pair of eyes and even a drop of common sense would see that public art is a sure-fire money maker. I challenge you to talk to the business owners surrounding Coolidge Park. They are not complaining about the sculpture. They celebrate the increased traffic which leads to increased sales.
Unlike Republicans who just talk, I put to practice my belief in government being business friendly.
This is why I voted for Blue Boy and why I voted for the Sculpture Fields in Montague Park. I understand the concepts of ROI and leverage. But above all of this, I also understand the value of families spending time together. And making lasting memories. And celebrating all that is special and unique about Chattanooga. I will take with me these same values to Nashville.
It is abundantly clear that Mrs. Edison believes none of this. She believes right-wing political dogma should always override plain facts. She believes the only form of tax breaks should only fall into the pockets of CEOs and shareholders. And when the city makes a decision about what actually increases revenues it should only bury its nose in a spreadsheet.
Talk about delusional.