Skip to comments.Democratic Party Faces Lawsuit Over Clayton Nomination (TN)
Posted on 08/07/2012 8:35:54 PM PDT by radu
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The Democratic Party is vowing to fix the candidate review process that allowed Mark Clayton to become the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate.
The promise came after one of the candidates who lost to Clayton promised to sue the party.
Democrat Larry Crim, who finished fourth in last week's primary, says party leaders should have researched Mark Clayton and kept him off the ballot.
"Mr. Forrester did not do his duty to screen this democratic candidate," Larry Crim said.
Crim blames party chairman Chip Forrester for the embarrassing mess.
A letter from state Coordinator of Elections, Mark Goins, to Larry Crim states "Although Chip Forrester had the authority in April to disqualify Mr. Clayton, he did not do so."
(Excerpt) Read more at newschannel5.com ...
In the meantime, a lot of us are getting a laugh out of the implosion. I certainly am!
This is some grand entertainment!
It really is! It’s been the subject of conversation just about everywhere I’ve gone the past several days and everyone’s laughing. The TN Dem. Party are doing a great job of making themselves look like fools.
Ok, not everyone’s laughing. The few dems we still associate with are upset with the Party officials for making themselves look like fools . . . . . . . . . but do we care? NOPE!! LOL!
Well - What a surprise!
Who knew the democrats cared about who or what they elected?
No one researched Barack Obama either.
Maybe now is the time to throw hiim off the presidential ballot.
If only they would!!!
The Pubbies are being handed a beautifully gift-wrapped opportunity to make the lack of Obama's vetting an issue. It comes up constantly in every-day conversation around here right now.
But they're gonna blow it, I just know it.
From what you're saying, he might be a resurgence of old time conservative Democrats that ended when Carter was elected.....interesting.
“Did I mention I hate Bob Corker?”
It’s a bit ambiguous, but please, tell us how you really feel.
But seriously, this sounds like a Democrat from 40-50 years ago.
I don’t know if they’d posted the video clip of their broadcast at the time you checked. It wasn’t up yet when I posted the thread. It’s up now and you can hear the short clip of Clayton. He didn’t come across as an old time conservative Democrat to me. He sounded like a bit of a kook. But it was a very short clip and I don’t know how he would have struck me if they’d shown more of what he said.
As I was trying to say, he comes across as a kook Paulistinian in what I could find.
Well, I work in Afghanistan and video streaming is cut-off, so I can’t checkout people’s video links. I’m back stateside in time for the elections, so I’ll try and check it out then.
Ah, ok. I didn’t pick that up. We’re on the same page then.
There are folks out there who think Paul’s cool, not a kook.
I believe Clayton is one of them. It is a shame, really. If I thought he was a Conservative and would remain so in DC, I would work to elect him. He would have to change parties after the election, of course. (I know I was dreaming. It would never happen.)
A still from a cell phone video clip of Clayton at one of his campaign stops was posted on another thread a little while ago. It's a shot of him with the fellas I initially thought were dressed as Minutemen. Getting a good look at them now, I'm not sure what they were dressed as. But here's the pic.....
I don't know where this guy's coming from but I'm not sure he's what we need in DC. We have enough problems up there now! LOL!
The only to disqualify would be to create a candidate profile. That would be discrimination.
Thou shall not profile. Book of JJ 320:1653
They already have.........
I believe you’re right. And that may be part of what has the Dem. Party upset.
For now, I’m just enjoying the entertainment they’re providing with their uproar. LOL!
I say let them go that route and we can sit back and watch the fireworks. LOL!
They always do. :-(
Actually, he looks like he could be more of a problem for the Democrats as a DINO than a RINO.
Anyway, I’m a contractor for this:
Whatever way he’s causing them problems, I’m having a great time watching the hooplah. With all that’s going on, a little comic relief has been good. LOL!
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