Young Republicans Get "Curtised" - And Response

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The brew ha ha over the Pachyderm Club kicking out Curtis Adams is hilarious. First of all, I remember when Kenny Smith ran for school board the first time and guess who brought the Democrat to the club…Curtis Adams. He introduced him around to everyone.  Back then some of us real conservatives always knew Curtis was a closet Democrat.  After all, he voted for several tax increases and loved, absolutely loved, to spend taxpayer money.

So…it is no surprise that he is supporting Democrats because he is just what he always was…a Democrat…and the Republican hierarchy always knew it.  To throw him out now, after all those tax increase votes and his questionable activity over the years, is ridiculous. You knew what you were getting when Curtis “changed parties” to get elected.  He had to run as a Republican but he never changed his spots and nobody cared because it was another Republican “notch” in the electoral gun.  One more for the list of Democrats that “switched” parties but not ideology.

Now the young whippersnappers in the Young Republicans just got “Curtised.”  He is making them look like fools and has tricked them into making Kenny Smith a martyr, which will help him get elected.  These imbeciles couldn’t get the jump on old Curtis in a million years.  

Everyone knows that Curtis would hit his grandma to get his name in the paper so these Pachyderm people made it possible without any family violence. Kenny Smith is going to send you a thank you note.

This isn't the only dumb thing Republicans have been involved in lately.  Ambushing Fred Skillern and ostracizing Rhonda Thurman are two other dumb moves that come to mind.

Curtis, keep up the good work.  It was pretty dull without your antics in local politics.  I think we need to elect you to something just for comic relief.  After all, you have some pretty easy pickins down at the Republican Party.  You ought to be in the circus.

Tim Price

Hixson

* * *

I suppose Mr. Price is referring to a brouhaha at the Pachyderm Club. If that's the case, then, yes, one of those is taking place. In the process, the Pachyderm Club embodies the myopic mindset that has taken hold of national and state politics. Is it striving to be a cabal within a clique? 

In giving your letter a second look, I see that once again, you seem to revel in throwing barbs at others. Invoking decreased relatives and cynically proclaiming someone's martyrdom is not helpful whether by a true liberal or "true conservative" as you describe yourself.

As a younger voter myself, I find the local "kiss the ring" mentality to be a relic of the past and one that does little to explain why I should vote -R- or -D-. "True Conservatism" has been shaped, reshaped, and re-imagined so much in the last 10 years, I don't know what that even means today. All the Pachyderm Club does is tell me I'm not cranky enough to join.

In giving your letter a third look, perhaps it is just a contrived attempt to mention the Hamilton County District 1 commission race.
 
Will Taylor


Roy Exum: New Orleans Slaps History

It was balmy and relatively quiet on Sunday afternoon in New Orleans. The flowers of spring were in full flush on Canal Street and, as darkness began to cloak the city, no one was aware that a cadre of police snipers was quietly setting up in a hotel parking garage across from the Liberty Place monument. Shortly after 1 a.m. yesterday morning, a number of large trucks rumbled past ... (click for more)

Why Is Congress So Bad?

As of April 11th, according to Gallup polling, Congressional approval stood at twenty percent.  Let's think about that. Eighty percent of Americans disapproved of the way the United States Congress operates! Then, at the next election, we send the same people back expecting a different outcome.  Why?   We seem to vote for folks who say they want to work ... (click for more)

City Vows Lincoln Park To Be Preserved Despite Major Road, Sewer Projects

City officials vowed on Tuesday that Lincoln Park will be preserved despite a major road extension and sewer relocation planned nearby. Maura Sullivan, the city's chief operating officer, said the Trust for Public Land will hold public meetings geared around ideas for refurbishing the African-American park that once featured ball fields, a swimming pool and other attractions. ... (click for more)

Teen Shot At Brainerd Tunnel; Gunshot Came From Passing Vehicle

A teen was shot in the Brainerd Tunnel on Tuesday afternoon. He was identified as Adrian Williams, 19.   Chattanooga Police responded at 3:16 p.m. to a shots fired call at the 2600 block of Bailey Avenue (the tunnel).   At the same time officers were arriving on the scene, the victim walked into a local hospital suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot ... (click for more)

Wharton Leads CCS Past Eagles For 7-AA Title

The Chattanooga Christian baseball team has played some important games this spring, but chances are good that none have been any more crucial than the one they played at home Tuesday afternoon. Facing arch-rival Signal Mountain in a battle for first place in District 7-AA, the Chargers claimed that honor with the 5-3 victory, giving CCS a 2-1 edge over the Eagles for the season ... (click for more)

Ooltewah Power Surge Clobbers Soddy-Daisy Again

Ooltewah didn’t need many hits to score a whole lot of runs against visiting Soddy-Daisy on Tuesday. The Lady Owls (19-4, 8-1) scored six runs in the first inning, four in the third and cruised to their second straight rout of the Lady Trojans 12-2 at Jim Lovell Field in District 5-3A softball action. “If we swing the bats like we should, we’ve got a chance to make some ... (click for more)