Arrogant Politicians - And Response (2)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A couple of thoughts on this 4th District mess that's already brewing around Rep. Scott Desjarlais and the next election:

1.  Congressman Desjarlais lied all during his re-election campaign.
2.  He was re-elected by those who fell for his lies.

3. There are two Tennessee state legislators who've already announced they want to run against him in 2014. 

I'm in the process of moving into the Rutherford County area where these two elected legislators apparently live.  Neither one of these guys will get my vote because their egos tell them they can serve in one position while running for another.  I know all my friends are fed up with arrogance like this and that's exactly what it is.

And this Desjarlais guy needs to figure out which story he's going to stick by and move on.  Another type of arrogance that serves no good to think you can lie and get away with it. 

At this point, the names already mentioned for the US Congressional seat in District 4 all have two things in common.  They are arrogant and committed politicians, not public servants.

4th District-bound
Seth Haglin

* * * 

Well said, Mr. Seth Haglin.  When are people gonna wake up and quit re-electing the same politicians that are there for their own benefit.   

There has never been a time when term limits need to be implemented more than now.  I for one am tired of career politicians. They are all self-serving. 

Glen Pope
East Ridge

* * * 

After working nearly 20 years in the federal political realm, and then during the 2010 Tennessee governor's race, I came to two conclusions in August 2010: 

1- No candidate should be allowed to contribute any more than a regular contributor to his own campaign.

2- if a person is presently holding any elected office, and wants to run for a different office, he/she should be required to vacate their present elected seat immediately after they file the required paperwork. None of this "hold my seat till I get back." if you want to run for a different office, then have the intestinal fortitude to let someone else take over the duties you will not be attending to while your ego tells you that you have a shot at another office. 

The problem with these two suggestions, and it is sad, is that the people who would have to vote to change these rules are the very ones guilty of doing it. So, that being said, nothing will ever change until the egotistical politicians who break these rules begin to listen to the constituents and do the right thing. 

I can guarantee you that I will never, ever vote for any candidate who breaks either/both of these rules I have decided upon.....and I defy anyone to tell me why I am wrong. 

Rick Tucker
Hixson


Anthony Byrd Should Have Checked

By no means am I the sharpest knife in the drawer. However, if I was employed by the county and wanted to run for City Council, I would have checked the legalities of such a run. The fact that Mr. Byrd or anyone associated with his campaign did not is disturbing. Let's hope he shows more insight and common sense as a city councilman. Sam Taylor (click for more)

Roy Exum: Will Perdue Abide His Oath?

Sonny Perdue, a licensed veterinarian who served as the governor of Georgia for eight years, is scheduled to appear for confirmation hearings  tomorrow  as the nation’s next Secretary of Agriculture. It has been nine weeks since he was named by President Donald Trump and horse advocates have been holding their breath for exactly that long. Will Sonny remain a devoted ... (click for more)

City Council Winner Anthony Byrd Told He Cannot Continue Working At The County And Be On City Post; Resigns At Criminal Court Clerk's Office

Anthony Byrd, who upset City Council Chairman Moses Freeman in the District 8 council race, has been told that under the city charter he cannot remain on his county job and hold the city post. Mr. Byrd has worked in the Criminal Court Clerk's office for the past 22 years. Criminal Court Clerk Vince Dean said Mr. Byrd got the news of the ruling on Tuesday. He said, "No one ... (click for more)

Judges Say Judge Bales Has Not Signed Letter To Governor On Medical Disability; They Can't Find Him

General Sessions Court Judge Gary Starnes said fellow Judge David Bales apparently has not yet signed a letter to the governor saying he plans to take medical disability. Judge Starnes said, "We can't reach him. He does not answer any of our calls or texts." He added, "We are concerned about his well-being." Judge Bales last Friday, after a sit-down meeting with the other ... (click for more)

'Canes Bounce Back With 8-7 Win Versus Trojans

Soddy-Daisy one-hit East Hamilton on Monday in a 6-2 win. The Hurricanes gathered for a little chat after the game, and discussed their plight more before Tuesday’s batting practice. Apparently, a few words went a long way toward yanking the ‘Canes out of a slump starting the season. “The players and coaches talked after Monday’s game and we got some things ... (click for more)

Jones Sends Vols Through First Spring Practice Session

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --  Tennessee took the field for the first of 15 spring practices on Tuesday , putting in two hours of work in helmets and shorts at Haslam Field. "I liked the energy. I liked our approach," said Vols coach Butch Jones after Tuesday's workout. "Everyone was trying to lead. That gets back to everyone can lead in their own way, shape and ... (click for more)