Tea Party Isn't Involved In Chris Anderson's Recall - And Response (2)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Chris Anderson,

Perhaps the reason you are being recalled is that you make up stories, or you're are not truthful. You are aware the Tea Party is not involved in your recall, and you have been told this by the Tea Party. 

As vice President of the Tea Party, I would know if we were involved - we are not in any way. If we were, then the petition would already have enough signatures. 

I suggest that if you are going to fight, you fight the right group and apologize to the Chattanooga Tea Party. 

Gregg Juster
Chattanooga Tea Party 

* * * 

Councilman Anderson, 
As a general rule, I would strongly advise you to never apologize to any type of homophobic overtly racist group, whether they have targeted you specifically or not.  

On a different note, as for the Tea Party and their boastful claims, I'm sure if they had the requisite number of rabid members living in your particular district, the petitions would have already been signed, sealed, and delivered to City Hall. I do realize I have painted the Tea Party with a broad brush, and for that I apologize to the minority of them that are good and decent folk.  

Maybe you should wisely ignore those "that doth protest too much" and continue to represent your constituents in an honest and forthright manner. We need more smart and articulate folks in government and less buffoons. Kudos to you for staying the course. 

Herb Montgomery

* * *

Gregg Juster,
Like you, Mark West, and Charles Wysong, I don't live in Councilman Anderson's district, but I can certainly understand the confusion surrounding who is involved in the recall effort. I suppose the early reports by this and other media sources where Mr. Wysong indicated that Mark West among other local Tea Party members, in addition to the Citizens for Government Accountability and Transparency political action committee were involved added to the confusion. I can see how the wrong conclusion could be made. I truly believe that neither of the organizations has any official involvement. 

Now, the extent that Tea Party members are involved---well, that's nothing I can speculate about. Whether it's "boots on the ground" or "strategic advice," I'm sure those responsible for the recall will accept all available assistance. Perhaps such arms-length assistance is the better choice anyway. 

You say, "As vice president of the Tea Party, I would know if we were involved - we are not in any way. If we were, then the petition would already have enough signatures." 

Such hubris built countless bridges too far and at least one ship named the 'Titanic.' 

Will Taylor

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)

Lookout Valley Has A Right To Want A Different Commission Make Up

I haven't followed the rift on the County Commission as close as I'd like to. I'm still playing catch up with so many articles out there. Most recently, I've read where Lookout Valley citizens are asking for a revote for chairman. Before that, it was about the grandstanding at the last meeting. Somewhere in between Roy Exum chimed in making, what I consider, a sexist remark about ... (click for more)

Domestic Assault Charge Dismissed Against Bobby Stone In Case Involving Mayor's Top Advisor; Stone Says Berke Had Inappropriate Relationship With His Wife; Says Berke And Fletcher Conspired To Arrest Him; Lacie Stone Says Charges Completely False

A charge of domestic assault was dismissed Friday morning against Bobby Stone in a case involving a top advisor to Mayor Andy Berke.  Afterward, Mr. Stone told reporters that the mayor had an inappropriate relationship with his wife, Lacie Stone. He also charged that Mayor Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher conspired to arrest him. Mr. Stone is expected to file ... (click for more)

Christopher Padgett Taken Into Custody

A Chattanooga man who went on the lam after cutting off his ankle monitor and failing to show up for the third day of his felony murder trial is back in custody. Christopher Padgett was arrested by Chattanooga Police in the 3200 block of South Street at 12:55 a.m.  He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Hamilton County Jail for booking. ... (click for more)

Ooltewah Rallies To Beat Cleveland 37-24 In Key Region 4-5A Battle

Shaking off three lost fumbles and an interception in the first half, Ooltewah settled down and rallied from a 10-point deficit to pull away late and defeat Cleveland, 37-24, in a Region 4-5A football showdown at James N. Monroe Stadium on a chilly Friday night. The visiting Blue Raiders took full advantage of the Owls’ early mistakes and built a 24-14 halftime lead. ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Falls To Knox Catholic In AA Final

MURFREESBORO – There were five state championships awarded for high school volleyball at MTSU’s Murphy Center Friday, but none of them came back to Chattanooga. Baylor finished second to Briarcrest while Signal Mountain also had to settle for the runner-up award after losing in three straight sets to Knoxville Catholic. The Lady Irish, improving to 32-11 for the season, won ... (click for more)