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The Christian right’s 5 most dangerous candidates for Congress
salon.com ^ | 2/5/14 | CJ Werleman

Posted on 02/05/2014 7:56:43 AM PST by cotton1706

Not all that long ago, the establishment wing of the Republican Party had the power to demand obedience from its Christian Right flank, but thanks to Internet fundraising and changes to campaign finance laws, the 2014 elections could be a case of the tail wagging the dog.

The GOP establishment has always had a monopoly on money, thanks to its unfettered access to the Wall Street donor class. As a result of this power differential, the Christian Right, while energized and mobilized, would be forced to sit when told to sit by the party’s big wigs. But those days are history.

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1. Matt Bevin: Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate in Kentucky

2. Pam Barlow: Republican Candidate for U.S. Congress in Texas Congressional District 10

3. State Sen. Lee Bright: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in South Carolina

4. Chris McDaniel: Republican Candidate for the U.S. Senate in Mississippi

5. Paul Broun: Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate Seat in Georgia

(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014election; bevin; chrismcdaniel; christianright; conservatives; elections; leebright; mattbevin; pambarlow; paulbroun
Interesting to see who they fear. I've been following the senate races so I found it interesting that they don't like Bevin, Bright, McDaniel and Broun.

Which means of course, that they like "reasonable" republicans like McConnell, Graham, Cochran and Chambliss, three of which are running again, and all the more reason to replace them.

1 posted on 02/05/2014 7:56:43 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

One that was overlooked is my buddy TW Shannon running for US Senate. He’s more Conservative than ANY of those mentioned above.

https://www.facebook.com/twshannon


2 posted on 02/05/2014 8:00:03 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: cotton1706

Someone is REALLY scared their backup plan for flipping RINO’s is over.


3 posted on 02/05/2014 8:01:05 AM PST by Zathras
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To: cotton1706

Isn’t Broun the one that left ridiculed for his statements about evolution vs creation?


4 posted on 02/05/2014 8:01:21 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: cotton1706
:) Nice of them to compile a list of those worthy of support!

They wrote:
The GOP establishment has always had a monopoly on money, thanks to its unfettered access to the Wall Street donor class.

Wow. Delusion never looked so fashionable, as in Salon! (Do these people seriously not add up the $$ in Hollywood?)
5 posted on 02/05/2014 8:02:08 AM PST by paladinan (Rule #1: There is a God. Rule #2: It isn't you.)
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To: cotton1706

Dangerous?! Stop toking, Salon.


6 posted on 02/05/2014 8:03:07 AM PST by madison10
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To: cotton1706
The GOP establishment has always had a monopoly on money, thanks to its unfettered access to the Wall Street donor class.

What a pantload! I believe the Obama campaign outspent the McCain campaign by nearly 3:1 and also racked up far more donations from Wall Street. Romney managed to close both gaps just a little, but the Wall Street money overwhelmingly favored BO in 2012 as well.

But what else is new? Salon.Com has always been a manure salesman for the Left.

7 posted on 02/05/2014 8:05:10 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Gaffer

“Isn’t Broun the one that left ridiculed for his statements about evolution vs creation?”

If they did, I don’t care. They are obsessed with evolution. Frankly six thousand years of history is enough for me to deal with.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 8:06:04 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

What an oddly worded article. Histrionic and paranoid.

The very phrasing in it gives a glimpse into the author’s tortured and warped mind.

Just my opinions, of course.


9 posted on 02/05/2014 8:08:36 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: cotton1706

I didn’t have a problem with it myself...just trying to recall.

Regardless, in looking at the war chests on hand for the candidates, it seems it will be a fight between Kingston and Gingrey, with just under ~$3M on hand, and Broun and Handel down in the <$1M range....


10 posted on 02/05/2014 8:11:56 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Are you in Georgia? If so, what’s the feel there?


11 posted on 02/05/2014 8:14:06 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

That’s a frightening amount of candor from a leftists. Usually they refuse to deviate from the public conceit that campaign finance laws are intended to keep big money out of politics.


12 posted on 02/05/2014 8:15:01 AM PST by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: cotton1706
I not sure about Bright

Isn't there a Personal Bankruptcy?

13 posted on 02/05/2014 8:16:02 AM PST by scooby321
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To: eclecticEel

“That’s a frightening amount of candor from a leftists. Usually they refuse to deviate from the public conceit that campaign finance laws are intended to keep big money out of politics.”

They probably don’t have to go with that sham anymore. They’re still pissed at the Citizens United decision. They got free reign when John McCain’s bill was made constitutional, and money could dry up for republicans but somebody like Barack Obama could rake in literally millions. Then when we had a few new supreme court justices and they gutted the law, they got pissed, because all of a sudden, the Tea Party came along and cleaned their clock.


14 posted on 02/05/2014 8:19:07 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: scooby321

ok lets say there is.

we are a nation of second chances. redemption.

so unless the debt was for murder or student loans every US resident has a fresh start allowed. (btw you must photo id for bankruptcy cases)


15 posted on 02/05/2014 8:19:19 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: cotton1706

The questions remain...?

HAS capitalism in the US become SOCIALIZED.?. -OR-
Has socialism in the US become CAPITALIZED..?..

Or is one the same as the other?..


16 posted on 02/05/2014 8:19:31 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: scooby321

“I not sure about Bright
Isn’t there a Personal Bankruptcy?”

Yes, there is, but I haven’t really looked to much into it. If it’s something simple like he started a business and it failed, then I’m not really concerned about it. But if it involves corruption, then he shouldn’t be the nominee.

But either way, Graham should be replaced.


17 posted on 02/05/2014 8:20:47 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

All 5 on that list should be elected!


18 posted on 02/05/2014 8:23:06 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BenLurkin
The very phrasing in it gives a glimpse into the author’s tortured and warped mind.

Or maybe just a glimpse into the mind of the typical leftist.

19 posted on 02/05/2014 8:30:23 AM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: cotton1706
"...Personal Bankruptcy....then I'm not really concerned about it."

So, you are okay with electing someone who has skipped out on paying for his debt?

Well, I guess he would do well in congress with that history.

20 posted on 02/05/2014 8:47:52 AM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: Gaffer
Isn’t Broun the one that left ridiculed for his statements about evolution vs creation?

Yes. Broun called evolution, the Big Bang theory and embryology (huh?) "Lies from the pits of Hell!!!" He will probably cost us retiring Saxby Chambliss' Senate seat to Michelle Nunn (D). Yep. I said it.

21 posted on 02/05/2014 9:04:29 AM PST by Drew68
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To: diogenes ghost

“So, you are okay with electing someone who has skipped out on paying for his debt?”

No, I am not. But we have bankruptcy laws so that we don’t have poor houses and debtor’s prisons like years ago. I don’t know the circumstances. Many business are started, fail and go bankrupt. And the vendors write off the losses.

Would I prefer a man like Abraham Lincoln or Harry Truman, who paid off every dime of what they owed, yes. But they are a rare breed, and Lindsey Graham is far too dangerous a man to keep in power. I wouldn’t quibble over something like a bankruptcy (as long as it didn’t involve corruption) it the choice was between Graham and Bright.


22 posted on 02/05/2014 9:13:40 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: All
Technically that's Paul Broun, MD...

Beyond Georgia name recognition and the "D" after her name, the Nunn is an empty pants-suit.

23 posted on 02/05/2014 9:24:55 AM PST by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: cotton1706

If the bedwetters at Salon are against them, I’m all for them.


24 posted on 02/05/2014 9:34:36 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: onyx; wardaddy; WKB; LibLieSlayer

MS made the list!


25 posted on 02/05/2014 9:35:43 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: cotton1706; All

I wouldn’t be surprised if the Christian right possibly doesn’t understand or respect the federal government’s limited powers and wants to use constitutionally nonexistent federal power to favor and win votes from likewise-minded Christians, just like Dems are using it to favor their supporters to win votes.

After all, one of the very few aspects of intrastate activity that Congress actually has daily control over (no Sunday delivery), as evidenced by the Constitution’s Clause 7 of Section 8 of Article I, is the US Mail service. So if you really want to serve your state, get elected as state lawmakers so that you can exercise wide 10th Amendment-protected powers to do so.


26 posted on 02/05/2014 9:48:38 AM PST by Amendment10
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27 posted on 02/05/2014 9:51:41 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: cotton1706
I'm happy they published this list.

It helps me prioritize to whom to send my donations.

28 posted on 02/05/2014 10:00:16 AM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: Black Agnes

Good!!! McDaniel belongs to GOD. When the left stands against GOD... they stand WITH satan.


29 posted on 02/05/2014 10:14:53 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: scooby321

Caused by a government tax man that wanted to collect money for a property that was closed and being sold... research it. I don’t have the time but I did read about it months ago on FR.


30 posted on 02/05/2014 10:18:33 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: cotton1706

Yes, I’m in Georgia and I hear Georgia Freepers here swear by Broun and how he’s the best. Honestly, I do not know.

Until a week or two ago, I’d have said my own Congressman, Doug Collins, was a stalwart conservative and would vote for him in November. But that’s gone now, he voted with Hank Johnson and John Lewis for Paul Ryan’s budget deal. Collins is dead to me now, even after I’ve told him in every email to him NO AMNESTY, NO DEMOCRAT BUDGETS.

With Chambliss retiring after having been a RINO TRAITOR,and Isakson nose-to-butt RINO TRAITOR, too, and all the other good ole boy cronies here, now I’m in the mood for a young buck with gonads and a young family he cares about what happens to them, or a woman.

Karen Handel is running, and I like her. She was an Executive with SG Komen, but quit when they waffled back and forth on continued funding to Planned Parent Abortions, Inc. But, both she and Broun have less than a million in cash while Gingrey and Kingston have 5 times that.

I’m afraid the money will be with the two higher funded candidates. I don’t believe one word about how media thinks that mouse of a daughter of Sam Nunn’s will win.

My two cents, not made of copper - mostly tungsten and worthless.


31 posted on 02/05/2014 1:22:39 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: cotton1706

The Christian Right is not only an existential threat to the future of the Republican Party, it’s also an existential threat to our secular democracy, for it wishes to transform America into a tyrannical theocracy governed by biblical law.
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the writer sounds like a homosexual nazis off his meds.


32 posted on 02/05/2014 1:25:52 PM PST by ckilmer
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To: ckilmer

“The Christian Right is not only an existential threat to the future of the Republican Party, it’s also an existential threat to our secular democracy, for it wishes to transform America into a tyrannical theocracy governed by biblical law.”

Goodness, just wait until they have to live under the rule of the Son of God during the Millennial reign. These people don’t understand that the reason we have what we have in America is all because of a bunch of Christian guys who understood what evil was and understood the human heart.


33 posted on 02/05/2014 2:30:11 PM PST by Lake Living
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>> The GOP establishment has always had a monopoly on money, thanks to its unfettered access to the Wall Street donor class.

Lie!

You’re a danger to truth, Werleman.


34 posted on 02/05/2014 2:32:08 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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