GOP Embarrassment - And Response (2)

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Only the TV show Honey Boo Boo could reach the no class level as the mean-spirited GOP leaders who snubbed the President of the United States on his recent visit to our city.  

Over the course of my voting lifetime, I have evolved from a Young Republican to a dyed-in-the-wool-no-questions-asked Republican, finally maturing into a voter who realized the value of weighing all sides.  But this latest stunt by the GOP made it easy to drop my Independent status and align myself with integrity.   

Never again will I give consideration to any candidate with an R after his name.   Now my only hope is that 'Boo Boo'  and these redneck bozos all suffer the same fate in the polls and fade into Tennessee's most embarrassing memories.

Sue Miller

Hixson

* * *

A recent writer in this forum criticized the Tennessee Republican Leadership for not attending the dog and pony show put on by President Obama at Amazon last week. She actually said their non-attendance put them in the "no class level" of the noted TV celebrity Honey Boo-Boo.

If the writer had simply done a Google search of Miss Boo-Boo, she would have discovered that on Oct. 15 of last year the lovely Honey enthusiastically endorsed President Obama's re-election on the Jimmy Kimmel show. I guess that is an example of low class recognizing low class.


Douglas Jones 

* * * 

Ms. Miller, may I suggest that by stating that you will never again give consideration to a candidate with an R after his name, you are painting yourself into a corner for the future.  Just because one or more representatives did something that you found offensive doesn't mean that everyone in their party agrees with that behavior.  This seems to me to be a gross over-generalization.  

No one should be a dyed-in-the-wool-no-questions-asked anything...no questions equals no thinking.  You state that you have matured into a "weighing all sides" individual, but I wonder if that's really true. 

Joyce Hague
Ooltewah


Send Your Opinions To Chattanoogan.com

We welcome your opinions at Chattanoogan.com. Email to news@chattanoogan.com . We require your real first and last name and contact information. There is no word limit, but if your article is too long you may lose your reader. Please focus more on issues than personal attacks. (click for more)

Not Everything Has Been Done To Save Hutcheson

I am a resident of Walker County and I have a personal belief that a hospital ranks equal to other basic services a community should offer (like police, fire, emergency services, school systems, government, etc.). I am not privy to all the management and financial conundrums concerning the feasibility of maintaining and growing Hutcheson, and as a private citizen I don’t believe ... (click for more)

Additions And Improvements At Camp Jordan Arena Coming Soon

Additions and improvements are coming to Camp Jordan Arena in the near future. At the Thursday night meeting of the East Ridge city council, approval was given for buying new playground equipment. It will come from Gametime, a locally-based company. The VP of Marketing lives in East Ridge and made a proposal to set up the playground at Camp Jordan so his company could use it for ... (click for more)

Teenager Killed In ATV Accident Thursday Night

Damon Lee Jones, 15, was killed Thursday night in an ATV accident in Walker County. It was reported he was riding with a 17-year old, when they tried to enter a church parking lot, but ran into a cable barrier. The accident happened on Dunwoody Road in LaFayette. The other rider, identified as Timothy J. Wallin, was not injured.   (click for more)

Freeman-Led Owls Whip Cleveland, 30-14, To Win 5-AAA Title

Junior Rashun Freeman's stunning versatility stole the show Friday night. Freeman caught a touchdown pass, returned a punt for a second score and had one of three Ooltewah interceptions as the fourth-ranked Owls whipped Cleveland, 30-14, to win the District 5-AAA championship in front of a near-capacity crowd at James N. Monroe Stadium. “I practice hard and that shows ... (click for more)

Baylor Beats Father Ryan For D-II State Volleyball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Friday was a magical day for the Baylor Lady Red Raider volleyball team. Facing arch-rival Father Ryan for the fourth time this season, Baylor evened the score at 2-2, but the last time at Siegel High School was the sweetest as it came in the championship match of the D-II Class AA state tournament. Father Ryan had a huge group of students in its ... (click for more)