A Lifelong Democrat For Wamp

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Like Mark Twain once said, “I don’t belong to an organized political party, I’m a Democrat”.

I am a right-to-life, Bible-thumping, socially conservative Democrat that is sick and tired of the gridlock in Washington caused by a failure of leadership. Failed leadership by angry incumbent Congressmen, like Chuck Fleishman, who would rather find blame rather than find common ground. Four years of saying no to the lock improvements, saying no to new jobs, saying no to economic development is four years wasted. I never thought I would be saying this, but I am voting in the Republican primary  for Weston Wamp. A Republican that will actually talk to a Democrat to solve our nation’s problems.  Chuck….stop yelling and start listening. Just because a person happens to be a Democrat does not AUTOMATICALLY make them the Anti-Christ.

C. Mark Warren
Chattanooga


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