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Democratic Party Faces Lawsuit Over Clayton Nomination (TN)
News Channel 5 - Nashville ^ | Aug. 7, 2012 | Ben Hall

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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 2012election; 2012elections; bylaws; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; markclayton; senate; tn; yellowdogdemocrats
I just watched this report on the 10:00 news and LMAO. The dems are twisted in knots over this whole thing.
1 posted on 08/07/2012 8:36:09 PM PDT by radu
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To: radu

So what’s the deal with Mark Clayton, are they afraid he’s a DINO?


2 posted on 08/07/2012 8:39:20 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: radu
The letter quotes the Democratic Party's bylaws which state if a candidate fails to vote in at least three of the last five democratic primaries he can be challenged as "not being a bona fide member of the democratic party" and kept off the ballot.

And I'm of the mind that you should have to STRAIGHT PARTY vote in a general election before you can vote in the primary for the GOP. Unfortunately, this will never be the case. I don't care once you're in the party affiliation, but too often people cross over to weaken the candidacy and then go back to the Rats in the general election.

3 posted on 08/07/2012 8:42:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Puckster

Mark does not bow at the democrat’s sacrimental alter of killing the alive unborn. The ‘tolerant’ democrats can’t tolerate a pro-lifer in their ranks.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 8:46:26 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Puckster

Mark does not bow at the democrat’s sacrimental altar of killing the alive unborn. The ‘tolerant’ democrats can’t tolerate a pro-lifer in their ranks.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 8:46:52 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: radu

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.
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so for the crime of being pro-life, he should have been researched and disqualified?

...yet they approved Obama, without even checking his long form... when his own author bio at the time, claimed he was born in Kenya ? Connecticutt S.S.N. ? ... 2 digit stamp on his selective service form instead of 4 ?


6 posted on 08/07/2012 8:46:52 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Puckster
Mark does not bow at the democrat's sacramental altar of killing the alive unborn. The ‘tolerant’ democrats can't tolerate a pro-lifer in their ranks.
7 posted on 08/07/2012 8:47:21 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: radu

So much for being a Party Of The People, Y’all!

Even if you meet age and residency requirements, you would have to EXTEND your residency to include 3 election cycles AND vote in the Democrat primary each time and THEN you are eligible to run THE NEXT TIME AROUND.

Keeps the young uppity folks out of their Rat infested machine.


8 posted on 08/07/2012 8:48:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Elendur

How can they keep him off? In TN all you have to do is get the signatures and file. The parties don’t control that.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 8:55:56 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Puckster

They may well think he’s a DINO. Actually, I think they think he’s a TEA Partier. They keep showing a pic of him at one of his campaign stops, surrounded by some men dressed as what looks like Minutemen. They’re all holding rifles so I guess that’s suppsed to show he’s pro-2nd Amendment. That’s another strike against Mark in their dim minds.


10 posted on 08/07/2012 8:57:04 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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I will be voting for the first Democrat in my life for Clayton.

I truly hate Bob Corker. With a passion. With a massive passion. A seriously hardcore passion. I’d give my life to see him suffer in hell passion.

Did I mention I hate Bob Corker?


11 posted on 08/07/2012 8:59:16 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: radu

Well, thankfully the number of moron libs in the DEM party of TN are dwindling.


12 posted on 08/07/2012 9:01:02 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Several TN Republican citizens have been fighting for closed primaries to stop the cross-over voting. Right now, we’re concentrating on Nov. but after the elections, we’re going full-bore on those closed primaries.
We succeeded in getting photo ID to vote passed, so maybe we’ll succeed in this too. We aren’t giving up.


13 posted on 08/07/2012 9:03:49 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Elendur

I’ve emailed Channel 5 talking heads a couple of times already about their continuous “he belongs to a hate group” dialogue. I’m waiting for a response to my question, “What’s hateful about respect for all life?” Still hearing crickets.

I’ve considered emailing the Dem Party but I really don’t want a bunch of their junk filling my inbox forever afterwards.

The TN Dems going to regret going this route. Already, the questions about the lack of vetting Obamarx are cropping up and at some point, they’re going to have to answer to that.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 9:14:30 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Puckster

Clayton is VP of the Public Advocate of the United States located in Falls Church, Virginia, which is a group that opposes same-sex marriage. The SPLC (yeah, I know) calls it an anti-gay hate group.


15 posted on 08/07/2012 9:21:07 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Fledermaus

I’m not fond of Corker, either, but I can’t make myself vote for Clayton. Too much is not known about his other beliefs at this point.

They did play a short clip tonight of him talking about being against any expansions of NATO and our involvement, and it came across as too much like the liberal anti-war/anti-military stance. I wish they’d played more of that conversation so I could have gotten a better feel for his views.


16 posted on 08/07/2012 9:24:14 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Puckster

Clayton appears to be a Paulistinian from here in TN, and may well be to the Right of Corker (R).


17 posted on 08/07/2012 9:25:10 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: Puckster

Clayton appears to be a Paulistinian from here in TN, and may well be to the Right of Corker (R).


18 posted on 08/07/2012 9:25:22 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: Ingtar; Puckster; Fledermaus
Clayton appears to be a Paulistinian from here in TN, and may well be to the Right of Corker (R).

That possibility crossed my mind when I heard the short clip of him speaking tonight.

As for possibly being Right of Corker, who knows? I've tried going to his web site to find out more about him but there's nothing there. It says:
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.

19 posted on 08/07/2012 9:39:09 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

I tried to check it out today as well. I dug into some other places, thus the word MAY in my statement. I doubt he will pan out, but it would be funny if he outperformed Ford from the last time.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 9:43:16 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: Ingtar
I'll agree it would be funny if he out-performed Ford. But if he doesn't scrape some cash together soon and get his site up and running again, he'll be toast. People need a way to check him out and after all this hooplah, TN dems are going to want to look into him BIG time.

In the meantime, a lot of us are getting a laugh out of the implosion. I certainly am!

21 posted on 08/07/2012 9:56:29 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

This is some grand entertainment!


22 posted on 08/07/2012 10:52:23 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Spread the word: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2915810/posts)
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To: newzjunkey

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!


23 posted on 08/07/2012 11:25:50 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu
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.

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.


24 posted on 08/07/2012 11:46:12 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Iron Munro
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.

25 posted on 08/08/2012 12:08:32 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Ingtar; radu
“Clayton appears to be a Paulistinian from here in TN, and may well be to the Right of Corker (R).”

From what you're saying, he might be a resurgence of old time conservative Democrats that ended when Carter was elected.....interesting.

26 posted on 08/08/2012 1:04:33 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: Fledermaus

“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.


27 posted on 08/08/2012 1:11:22 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: Puckster; Ingtar

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.


28 posted on 08/08/2012 4:25:44 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

As I was trying to say, he comes across as a kook Paulistinian in what I could find.


29 posted on 08/08/2012 5:51:49 AM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: radu

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.


30 posted on 08/08/2012 1:12:46 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Ingtar

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.


31 posted on 08/08/2012 1:28:46 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu
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.)

32 posted on 08/08/2012 1:44:17 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: Puckster
Whoa! I didn't realize you were over there. I'll keep you in my prayers for your safety and well-being.

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!

33 posted on 08/08/2012 1:46:52 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

The only to disqualify would be to create a candidate profile. That would be discrimination.

Thou shall not profile. Book of JJ 320:1653


34 posted on 08/08/2012 1:49:58 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: radu

They already have.........


35 posted on 08/08/2012 2:04:43 PM PDT by Osage Orange ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.")
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To: Ingtar

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!


36 posted on 08/08/2012 2:15:40 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: bert

I say let them go that route and we can sit back and watch the fireworks. LOL!


37 posted on 08/08/2012 2:17:45 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Osage Orange

They always do. :-(


38 posted on 08/08/2012 2:19:04 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

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:

http://media.defenseindustrydaily.com/images/AIR_LTA_PTDS_Aerostat_lg.jpg


39 posted on 08/08/2012 3:47:53 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Puckster

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!


40 posted on 08/08/2012 7:13:10 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

It’s good to see socialism slowly tearing at the seams....as in the EU....so also in the US.


41 posted on 08/08/2012 9:08:09 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Puckster

It had to happen. They’ve been working in stealth for a long time so people wouldn’t realize what was happening. When Obamarx was elected, they thought it was safe to be open about their agenda. They didn’t count on so many Americans not wanting anything to do with it; not being brainwashed.

The dems are getting more desperate by the day and in their desperation, they’re saying and doing things that are ticking off everyone - including their base.


42 posted on 08/08/2012 10:03:09 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu
My concern is that if socialists ascertain that this was their shinning moment and lost, being there no grace to their ideology of darkness, they will go with a scorched earth plan.

However, if they think that they can get one more shot at it, they will feign grace to try an position themselves for another go at it.

It will be up to us, and like minded people, to make sure that socialism in America is choked at the roots.

43 posted on 08/08/2012 11:43:17 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Puckster

I worry about them going with a scorched earth plan. I’m seeing more and more of the lefty new sources turning against them these days; turning against Obama especially. That increases their desperation and could turn them into a cornered tiger.

One good weapon we have is information and I’ve been an “info warrior” for a few years now. FR has been a great source to draw from to email info to others so they know what’s really going on. I know others here do the same.
And the TEA Party movement has opened the eyes of some of the older, more conservative Dems.

We’ve got our work cut out for us between now and Nov., no doubt, but I’m beginning to have more hope for success as time goes on.


44 posted on 08/09/2012 2:31:18 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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