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Tenn. Democrat Party urges voters to vote against their own nominee -- works for pro-life group
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 7, 2012 | Ben Johnson

Posted on 08/07/2012 8:58:53 AM PDT by topher

Tenn. Democrat Party urges voters to vote against their own nominee - works for pro-life group

NASHVILLE, August 7, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Democratic Party of Tennessee is taking the unusual step of urging citizens to vote against its own nominee for U.S. Senate, because he works for a pro-life organization it deems a “hate group.”

Mark Clayton won the party’s primary by a two-to-one margin over his next closest competitor, Gary Gene Davis. Former NBC Empty Nest star Park Overall came in third. Clayton has long been active with Public Advocate, a national pro-life, pro-family organization.

“Mark Clayton is associated with a known hate group in Washington, D.C.,” the Tennessee Democratic Party claimed in a statement, “and the Tennessee Democratic Party disavows his candidacy, will not do anything to promote or support him in any way, and urges Democrats to write-in a candidate of their choice in November.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 2012; abortion; babykillers; bobcorker; corker; deatheaters; democrats; elections; lifehate; markclayton; prolife; publicadvocate; splc; tennessee; tn2012
The Democratic Party -- the party that excludes its own candidates -- based on prejudice and hate... The Party of Baby Killers -- or else

Mark Clayton great sin is that he supports the sanctity of HUMAN LIFE. That makes him ineligible to run for an office in the Democratic party.

1 posted on 08/07/2012 8:59:03 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher
The Democratic Party is claiming that the organization that Mark Clayton worked for (Public Advocate) was a hate group because backs the Christian definition of marriage. The Democratic Party is claiming Christian Ministers are in fact hate filled for teaching the principles of the Bible.

From the article:

“If Public Advocate is a hate group, then the state of Tennessee is a hate group, because it’s in our constitution that marriage is between a man and a woman,” Clayton said.

2 posted on 08/07/2012 9:02:54 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Some in the GOP were doing the same when Rosanna Pulido was running for an Illinois house seat a few years ago. They didn’t like her pro border control stance so they were encouraging people to write in Abe Lincoln.


3 posted on 08/07/2012 9:04:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: topher

Sounds like the Tennessee Democrats have Democrat Tea Party going on down there.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 9:05:48 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: topher

Democrat Party; Conservatives not allowed to apply

Republican Party; Conservatives discouraged from applying


5 posted on 08/07/2012 9:06:10 AM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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To: topher
From the article:

Public Advocate ... [listed as] “anti-gay hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center

Maybe the Southern Poverty Law Center is a proud sponsor of the Southern Decadence Parade

6 posted on 08/07/2012 9:07:25 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

On paper, Clayton sounds a lot better than the RINO Bob Corker.


7 posted on 08/07/2012 9:11:12 AM PDT by montag813
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To: topher

I for one am not surprised in the least.


8 posted on 08/07/2012 9:12:03 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: topher

This guy sounds far more conservative than Corker! For the first time in my life I may vote for a Democrat.

Reid would not allow him to caucus with them.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 9:18:45 AM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: topher
“Tenn. Democrat Party urges voters to vote against their own nominee.”

Really now. This is not a whole lot different from the Republican Party's treatment of their 2010 nominees in New Jersey, Nevada and Alaska. In fact it is damn near the same. The parties expect party loyalty (above all else) and will not take much deviation from the party line. Especially a deviation to the right.

10 posted on 08/07/2012 9:19:23 AM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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To: cripplecreek; All

In all fairness she really had no shot of winning..


11 posted on 08/07/2012 9:20:57 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Virgil Goode and other 3rd party candidates are losers!!!!)
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To: KevinDavis

So the GOP behaved exactly like democrats for no reason other than they could.


12 posted on 08/07/2012 9:23:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: topher

The Rat Party has no need for God as long as they have abortion to worship.


13 posted on 08/07/2012 9:25:17 AM PDT by JPG (Mount your steeds. Nov '12 is for all the marbles.)
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To: Tupelo

That’s the dirty little secret they’re trying to keep hidden. For all the “Moderate” holier than thou lip flapping about compromise and electability, they themselves are the ones who don’t compromise with conservatives, ever.

Compromise is reserved for their friends on the left.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 9:29:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: topher

SPLC IS A HATE GROUP.

Why can’t our side set up groups like the ACLU, SPLC and deem their groups as hate groups, hell the left sets a group up, calls it a great name like huiman rights to fool people and then they go out and attack us whilst the media their liberal biasedmedia tries to tell the public that groups like human rights, SPLC, are legit groups,


15 posted on 08/07/2012 9:34:41 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: TennesseeProfessor; tru_degenerate; A_TN_VOL; Freedom_Is_Good; Space Wrangler; Fletcher J; ...
Tennesseeans: let's do our own little poll:

Mark Clayton or Bob Corker?

I'm interested in the results.

16 posted on 08/07/2012 9:57:44 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (The States: the Laboratories of Democracy)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I’m leaning towards Clayton.

However, even though the Democrats disavowed him, I expect they will try their hardest to pull him back into the fold.

I need to review the voting record and see just how Rino Corker is.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 10:06:24 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: montag813

I wonder if Clayton is a “stealth Republican”.

RINO Bob Corker probably had the primary so locked up that no Tea Party candidate could challenge him. And since an independent (Republican) wouldn’t have a chance, Clayton’s only hope would be to win as a “Democrat conservative”.

Here is where it gets interesting. Clayton would need to have the help of the Tea Party and other conservative Republicans, but he cannot “change parties” until after the election. So *they* are the ones who must get the message out to “vote for the conservative Democrat instead of the RINO Republican”. Not an easy thing to do.

They would probably make some serious demands on him, that he state his intentions *in writing* before the election, but that they be sealed until after the election, and only used if he reneges.

For his part, he would need to stimulate the Democrat rank and file to vote for him, as they along with the Republican conservatives would put him over the top against liberal Republicans voting for Corker.

It’s not an easy strategy, but it might work.


18 posted on 08/07/2012 10:16:46 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: topher

This is funny.

The SPLC helping the Democrats lose seats because of their absurd “anti-gay hate group” list would be sweet justice.


19 posted on 08/07/2012 10:21:06 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: cripplecreek

Pulido was running in IL-05 (Rosti’s, Blago’s and Rahm’s old seat), right?

Stupid RINOs. As if running an open-borders liberal would win that seat for the GOP. And when did President Lincoln become a symbol of open borders with Mexico? Just because Lincoln opposed the U.S. invading Mexico doesn’t mean he would have supported Mexico invading the U.S.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 10:31:29 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: topher

KKK Byrd, former Democrat Senate Majority Leader, was unavailable for comment.


21 posted on 08/07/2012 10:38:45 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Hows Clayton on AMNESTY

Corker gave me whatfor for calling him to vote no...


22 posted on 08/07/2012 11:08:46 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I actually think I will vote for Clayton. (Can’t believe I’m writing and saying that.)

Send Corker (and Alexander) a message.


23 posted on 08/07/2012 11:14:51 AM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Clayton for a protest vote.


24 posted on 08/07/2012 12:26:46 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

For now, I’ll hold my nose and push the button for Corker. I know nothing about Clayton and it looks like it may not be easy to find out more. I tried to check out his web site and got this.....

“The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.”

He may be pro-life and pro-traditional marriage but he could be quite liberal on the other issues.

I’m not willing to vote for a dem because of one issue. I need to know a lot more about him.


25 posted on 08/07/2012 1:14:50 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I know I won’t be voting for Corker.


26 posted on 08/07/2012 2:42:34 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I don’t know enough about Clayton to say. But I know enough about Senator Corker, and about the (ahem) moderate wing of the Republican Party that I voted for one of the non-Corkers in the primary. I’ll have to do some research before the general election.


27 posted on 08/07/2012 5:53:27 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Mitt Romney is a handbasket driver. I refuse to ride.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They most certainly do not have a democrat tea party. What they had was a very low turnout primary that NO ONE cared about. No major rat ran because they

A)Don’t have much of a bench left
B)Knew Corker could not be beaten

This guy won narrowly cause he was listed first on the ballot and thus got the most random throw away votes.

And this guy is wacko conspiracy theorist not a normal conservative.


28 posted on 08/07/2012 9:43:26 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

NO CORKER! moderate, not much on the conservative side either. Just wealthy.


29 posted on 08/08/2012 6:01:08 AM PDT by GailA (IF U will not keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to the public)
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To: GailA; don-o; Lazamataz; E. Pluribus Unum; topher; montag813; Robert DeLong; Tupelo; KevinDavis; ...
Heh. I picked up this picture from the Mother Jones website:


Tennessee Democratic Senate nominee Mark Clayton (third from left) during his 2008 campaign

I honest-to-grandpappy don't know whether it's a for-real campaign pic or a Mother Jones photoshop, but he sure looks like somebody I could have a couple rounds of good times with..

I'd be proud to vote for him instead of Corker, just for the helluvit.

30 posted on 08/08/2012 7:27:34 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (And as always, immanentizing the Eschaton.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

LOL! That’s not a photoshop. It’s a still from someone’s cell phone video of Mark at one of his campaign stops. Channel 5 showed a brief clip of the video last Fri. evening on their 6:00 news and I guffawed when I saw it.

They didn’t state which campaign it was from. I assumed, and I guess others did too, that it was from this year.

From the little I’ve heard him speak, he’s got a bit of “kook factor” that would keep me from ever voting for him.


31 posted on 08/08/2012 12:57:36 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Photoshop or not, why does Mother Jones feel it necessary to point out Clayton is the “third from the left”.

Really, I would have thought it was the guy in the overalls. LOL


32 posted on 08/08/2012 2:07:55 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; randita; campaignPete R-CT
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/aug/08/clayton-ready-to-fight-party-over-us-senate/

Clayton said he is conservative on many issues, but considers himself a Democrat. He said he intends to ask President Barack Obama to reverse his support for same-sex marriage and has not decided whether he will vote for Obama this fall.

Then consider him a fool. Corker is also conservative on many issues and is fully against Hussien Osama. Also he doesn't think there is a secret plan to merge the USA with Canada and Mexico. But hey whatever if nutty Harry Reid foot soldiers are your cup of Tea, go for it.

33 posted on 08/08/2012 11:32:28 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Ah, you’re right. I was hoping he was just what the Left calls a “right wing nut.” A person who “might” vote for Obama is, um, not my kind of nut.


34 posted on 08/09/2012 3:01:58 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Despite the redness of my neck, I prefer "Appalachian-American.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o; fieldmarshaldj

Photo shopped or staged. Those are costumes out of the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s feud...all to convenient that it was just a major hit on TV?

And I did NOT vote for Corker in the Primary. To moderate, barely center, sticks finger in wind to see if it will enrich his pockets type voting record.


35 posted on 08/09/2012 6:07:40 AM PDT by GailA (IF U will not keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to the public)
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