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Why would anyone consider voting for the incumbent with a record like this?

Can someone please tell ne what the incumbent has done for district 19, How has she helped my district?

I read this profile of another candidate and I am very impressed with Melissa Morrison http://votemorrison.paulding.com/ Seems she has some good sense about her and willing to work hard for District 19

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Your use of derogatory terms speaks volumes to your intelligence and credibility. If you want to speak to people using free banners and expect people to know that is the way in which you mean it, the

I am not Paulette Btaddock nor do I desire to be; however, if I were personally in her shoes, representing thousands of people in her community, being in the public spotlight and preaching conservativ

I have never known a woman to keep her ex-husbands name. Evidently she is not above doing anything to get what she wants.   Time to take out the white trash.

Why would anyone consider voting for the incumbent with a record like this?

Can someone please tell ne what the incumbent has done for district 19, How has she helped my district?

I read this profile of another candidate and I am very impressed with Melissa Morrison http://votemorrison.paulding.com/ Seems she has some good sense about her and willing to work hard for District 19

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Melissa is a fine lady, that would make you proud to live in House district 19 again, Please consider voting for her.

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I too would like to know what the incumbent has directly accomplished for us.

 

I think she has submitted 2 bills, I know for sure about the shopping cart bill which I think was supposed to make it possible to arrest anyone with a shopping cart off of retail property.{Miss Jessie comes to mind}

 

I was unable to find the one that someone told me about that had to do with animal hoarding.

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I think she has submitted 2 bills, I know for sure about the shopping cart bill which I think was supposed to make it possible to arrest anyone with a shopping cart off of retail property.{Miss Jessie comes to mind}

 

I was unable to find the one that someone told me about that had to do with animal hoarding.

You did better than I did I could not find any bills that Braddock introduced.

 

I do know that Braddock supported the tax reform bill that Bill Heath supported that gave business like Braddock and Heath's massive tax breaks

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The same bill that gave Delta airlines tax breaks on fuel.

 

The same bill also provides for a tax on the resale of used cars, that, was eliminated I believe in the 80's.

 

Paulette played follow the leader (Heath) and supported every piece of major legislation that Heath supported.

 

Neither of these candidates has brought anything back to Paulding County. The fact is it has been years since any of our state representatives have helped the citizens of Paulding County.

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You did better than I did I could not find any bills that Braddock introduced.

 

I do know that Braddock supported the tax reform bill that Bill Heath supported that gave business like Braddock and Heath's massive tax breaks

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The same bill that gave Delta airlines tax breaks on fuel.

 

The same bill also provides for a tax on the resale of used cars, that, was eliminated I believe in the 80's.

 

Paulette played follow the leader (Heath) and supported every piece of major legislation that Heath supported.

 

Neither of these candidates has brought anything back to Paulding County. The fact is it has been years since any of our state representatives have helped the citizens of Paulding County.

 

I wouldn't object to the tax breaks if they were guaranteed to result in new hires or in the paychecks of the workers, therefore boosting the local economy, as in getting it in writing before you give them the tax break.

More than likely it will show up in executive salaries and bonuses.

Which is another huge issue with me, I have not read the bill, but generally there was something tacked on to this bill that was really needed and they forced the passage of this one to get another passed. That absolutely needs to stop.

Maybe if we vote in enough freshman we can stop this practice along with getting legislation passed to limit lobbyist gifts. No telling what the payoff from Delta lobbyist was to get this bill past, I do know that neither of these candidates would sign the pledge.

 

As long as lobbyist are allowed to pay legislatures more than the people that elected them we will continue to see this type of thing go on. Both of these issues are blatantly unethical, I am shocked at blase' attitude of our legislatures towards these practices.

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Wanted to thank all of you regular posters here....I have decided that any candidate that solicits votes here on Paulding.com will NOT get my vote! Of course I never planned to vote for them anyway....just thought I would give yall something to think about! See ya at the polls...

 

I agree, any candidate that uses free press as a way to get votes instead of posting signs all over the county is clearly not the candidate I want. Money is Power and of course we all want our representatives to have Money and Power. I couldn't have said it better my self . :unsure: :closedeyes:

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You did better than I did I could not find any bills that Braddock introduced.

 

I do know that Braddock supported the tax reform bill that Bill Heath supported that gave business like Braddock and Heath's massive tax breaks

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The same bill that gave Delta airlines tax breaks on fuel.

 

The same bill also provides for a tax on the resale of used cars, that, was eliminated I believe in the 80's.

 

Paulette played follow the leader (Heath) and supported every piece of major legislation that Heath supported.

 

Neither of these candidates has brought anything back to Paulding County. The fact is it has been years since any of our state representatives have helped the citizens of Paulding County.

 

There you go that explains everything..

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These fancy banner ads are FREE? Really? Hey Pubby, I want one of these free ads! You missed the point ....

 

Your use of derogatory terms speaks volumes to your intelligence and credibility. If you want to speak to people using free banners and expect people to know that is the way in which you mean it, then please do not expect us to be mind readers. Your statement clearly insinuated that any candidate that uses Paulding.com to speak to their candidacy is not getting your vote. However candidates such as the ones mentioned in this specific forum running for D19 are not getting free banners and Mrs. Morrison has only used the forums themselves to express her views as she would in any oral public forum. I appreciate your hatefulness and short sightedness, but I will stop short of sinking to your level of using derogatory terms to describe my fellow posters who are here to hold "Peaceful" discussions.

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Not sure if anyone has asked this already and if it has been asked, I apologize. Melissa was posting here just the other day. Why did she suddenly stop?

 

I spoke with her about her message and that of her supporters getting mixed up.

She will be back I am sure.

I have seen it many times not just on here but on the street when supporters begin talking for a candidate, they insinuate their beliefs as those of the candidates.

The thread had become very long and there was a lot of it in there.

Quite honestly every time that has happened on here it has been disastrous for the candidate.

I advise all the candidates exactly the same when it comes to using the site for campaigning and when that happens it's time to back off simply because most readers will not read 4-5 pages maybe just the last one and by that time the supporters views have become gospel and the candidate begins to have to defend things they never said.

This is what had happened to that thread.

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I spoke with her about her message and that of her supporters getting mixed up.

She will be back I am sure.

I have seen it many times not just on here but on the street when supporters begin talking for a candidate, they insinuate their beliefs as those of the candidates.

The thread had become very long and there was a lot of it in there.

Quite honestly every time that has happened on here it has been disastrous for the candidate.

I advise all the candidates exactly the same when it comes to using the site for campaigning and when that happens it's time to back off simply because most readers will not read 4-5 pages maybe just the last one and by that time the supporters views have become gospel and the candidate begins to have to defend things they never said.

This is what had happened to that thread.

 

I stopped posting and reading that thread for that same reason. It was no longer about Mrs. Morrison, but about what her supporters (me included) and her dissenters were discussing. When Mrs. Morrison's views were stated, they were quickly twisted and attacked. I think in forums it is much more difficult for a candidate to react or properly position themselves when the discussion is not in real time.

 

At first I was for candidates using the forums, but after that thread, my view has changed. I think the best thing for candidates is to do interviews and such, in the way that some of them did a few weeks back.

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One thing most candidates don't realize is that if they start a topic, they are able to close that topic themselves.

 

What I'm seeing is an interest on the part of candidates is for them to have greater control over the conversation.

 

The reality is this is possible. I'm going look at creating a special forum that allows them to have greater control.

 

I don't know if the candidates can or will choose to use these forums but it may be worth a try.

 

pubby

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Wanted to thank all of you regular posters here....I have decided that any candidate that solicits votes here on Paulding.com will NOT get my vote! Of course I never planned to vote for them anyway....just thought I would give yall something to think about! See ya at the polls...

 

 

I think we had already figured out that Paulette was more your type. ;)

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I stopped posting and reading that thread for that same reason. It was no longer about Mrs. Morrison, but about what her supporters (me included) and her dissenters were discussing. When Mrs. Morrison's views were stated, they were quickly twisted and attacked. I think in forums it is much more difficult for a candidate to react or properly position themselves when the discussion is not in real time.

 

At first I was for candidates using the forums, but after that thread, my view has changed. I think the best thing for candidates is to do interviews and such, in the way that some of them did a few weeks back.

 

 

Not any point in asking for an opinion from the candidate if they are not willing to discuss it. If they just want to state their position on something then they might as well send a flier. If they want to let someone else do the talking then not much point in asking them a question. If they are not interested in actually addressing the hard questions from folks they will represent then it is not worth my time to come here. Might as well read their website. JMO

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Not any point in asking for an opinion from the candidate if they are not willing to discuss it. If they just want to state their position on something then they might as well send a flier. If they want to let someone else do the talking then not much point in asking them a question. If they are not interested in actually addressing the hard questions from folks they will represent then it is not worth my time to come here. Might as well read their website. JMO

 

You know what would really be entertaining would be to get Paulette on here and watch her try to field some of those off the wall questions. Talk about a mule staring at a new gate. :blink:

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You know what would really be entertaining would be to get Paulette on here and watch her try to field some of those off the wall questions. Talk about a mule staring at a new gate. :blink:

We know she won't come here or to any website like this to discuss her opinions.

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Not any point in asking for an opinion from the candidate if they are not willing to discuss it. If they just want to state their position on something then they might as well send a flier. If they want to let someone else do the talking then not much point in asking them a question. If they are not interested in actually addressing the hard questions from folks they will represent then it is not worth my time to come here. Might as well read their website. JMO

 

Not true NJ.

You are one of the few who do keep on topic, somewhat, but many others have no interest in discussing anything. For them, if an individual is not "Party-Do-or-Die", "support every radical far right plank or else", then they MUST be a Liberal Left Wing Socialist RINO.

 

I am much more moderate and left of Melissa, and both of us are FAR more conservative than Paulette. But NO, I do NOT support the logjam partisan politics that much of the Republican Party has come to represent. Our way or the highway just does not cut if for me, and gets little accomplished within government.

 

But there is no way in hell I could support the Dems of today, even a little bit, although I will vote for a Dem if I believe them to be a better candidate than what the party hacks have vetted and chosen to run.

 

A classic example of this is Avery. I supported Stout in the primary, and am sorry he did not win. But I would vote for Mickey Mouse before I would vote for someone like Braddock. And, the last couple of times Richardson ran I did write in good ol Mickey.

 

If p.comers want to have intelligent conversations or dialog with Melissa I am sure she will come back and participate. No, she is not going to discuss the "A" word on here, but she will be glad to have conversations or meet with anyone to discuss this, and any other pertinent topic.

 

She got totally bashed for giving an honest opinion of HB87. Just because she stated it was flawed and needed fixing there are immedietley all kinds of comments on how she is all for amnesty and every other radical notion associated with immigration reform.

 

And, in essence her comments on it was as written, it was seriously flawed, and.....would be shot down by SCOTUS leaving us with nothing after spending all that time, energy, effort, and money.

 

And that is exactly what happened last week.

 

Now we are back where we were in the beginning, with the ONLY difference being a LEO can profile and ask for documents. And if he wants to arrest them, the county has to pay to house them until the feds decide what to do with them.

 

I spoke with our Sheriff yesterday about this. Feel free to call him and ask. He wants no part of trying to pay to house possible illegals waiting for the Feds. If they break a Paulding/State law for which he can arrest them, he most certainly will. Let them bond out, and watch Judge Anderson [its generally Probate court offenses] throw the book at them, and give them the maximum fine. They pay it and as a rule of thumb are not seen again.

 

Now for anyone wanting to ask Melissa pertinent questions on p.com, do so, and I will let her know if something is started.

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Not any point in asking for an opinion from the candidate if they are not willing to discuss it. If they just want to state their position on something then they might as well send a flier. If they want to let someone else do the talking then not much point in asking them a question. If they are not interested in actually addressing the hard questions from folks they will represent then it is not worth my time to come here. Might as well read their website. JMO

 

I agree with you, Melissa's friends and relatives need to sit on their hands when she ask questions. That includes me I have also been guilty of it.

She can request a thread be closed for the same reasons any of us can for personal attacks and suspected trolling which you certainly are not guilty of.

Surepip may have to get a vacation to prevent him from doing it, it can be arranged. :ninja:

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One thing most candidates don't realize is that if they start a topic, they are able to close that topic themselves.

 

What I'm seeing is an interest on the part of candidates is for them to have greater control over the conversation.

 

The reality is this is possible. I'm going look at creating a special forum that allows them to have greater control.

 

I don't know if the candidates can or will choose to use these forums but it may be worth a try.

 

pubby

 

Just a suggestion:

The forum could be set up that all posts were invisible until the candidate or the mods set the individual question visible.

 

Boss Hogg

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We know she won't come here or to any website like this to discuss her opinions.

 

 

And she will not agree to a debate. She just kind of sits there and waits for the dumb masses to go to the polls and elect her.

 

If she just had average intelligence I wouldn't really have a problem with her. But to be frank, she is embarrassing.

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I agree with you, Melissa's friends and relatives need to sit on their hands when she ask questions. That includes me I have also been guilty of it.

She can request a thread be closed for the same reasons any of us can for personal attacks and suspected trolling which you certainly are not guilty of.

Surepip may have to get a vacation to prevent him from doing it, it can be arranged. :ninja:

 

Agreed LPPT,a but my point now, and then, and as to why so few of the candidates do choose to participate on p.com is the plain and simple fact the local GOP Smashers refuse to listen or even discuss anything with someone who is not just as radical and to the fringe element on the far right as they are.

 

Thus chasing many away from the Republican Party.

 

Those of us who grew up in the south during the 50s and 60s, into the 80s and 90s were ALL democrats when it came to voting because there were NO republicans.

 

I remember, as young republican not yet able to vote, supporting and knocking on doors for Bo Calloway when he ran against Lester Maddox and I think it was Ellis Arnall in 1966.

 

And then I was a big supporter of Hal Suit, Monica Kauffman's predecessor, and then station manager for WSB when he ran for Governor in I think 1970, my 1st election I could vote in.

 

My family was Republican then, before it was trendy.

 

So I am one of the few old Dixiecrats who was voting republican loooooonnnnngggg before it was the politically acceptable thing to do.

 

But if I support someone like Avery, a well qualified candidate even if he was a bit misguided running as a Democrat, then I am now labeled and Liberal, Socialist, Leftist ????? And Melissa is bashed by Paulette because Melissa also supported Will, the definite better qualified candidate ?

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Just a suggestion:

The forum could be set up that all posts were invisible until the candidate or the mods set the individual question visible.

 

Boss Hogg

 

 

You are kidding aren't you? I will pass on the questions if that is what you do. If you want to make it favorable to your candidate and only your choice of questions are asked then what is the point? My opinion on this doesn't really matter anyway though because I got all of the answers I needed and have made my decision as to the best choice in this race. Melissa is a very gracious sweet lady and I look forward to seeing her again.

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You are kidding aren't you? I will pass on the questions if that is what you do. If you want to make it favorable to your candidate and only your choice of questions are asked then what is the point?

I agree as well.

 

Let anyone ask what they want, and post what they want. But when it starts going waaaayyy off topic and the name calling and bashing starts, I agree to let the candidate shut the topic down, and start a new one or let someone else start a new one.

 

It just seems this gets to be who can shout the loudest regardless of if it is relevant to the topic and discussion, thus shutting down what anyone else wants to try to discuss.

 

 

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You are kidding aren't you? I will pass on the questions if that is what you do. If you want to make it favorable to your candidate and only your choice of questions are asked then what is the point?

 

Not kidding and no favortism. Simply suggested a way to control the trolls and attacks that we know will come.

 

You fail to realize that 75-80% of the mods are Republicans. We keep our politics to ourselves.

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I don't see any reason to change anything.

When the name calling and roughness starts the candidate can just stop posting. They can already close their own topics.

Most intelligent people can tell that folks are abusing the candidates and won't blame the candidate for leaving and closing the thread.

 

Mods also recognize abuse whether it be a regular member or candidate and people can be sanctioned for it.

 

It is never right to verbally abuse anyone. People say a lot of things standing behind a computer screen they would never say in person.

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Just a suggestion:

The forum could be set up that all posts were invisible until the candidate or the mods set the individual question visible.

 

Boss Hogg

 

 

I think this is a fantastic idea. It may increase the number of folks running for office who actually post here....kind of a moderated online get-to-know-you deal without all the trolling, bickering, sidetracking, etc.

 

I've noticed that the few folks running for office that actually do show up on here, very few of them stick around for long. You can tell, by their posts, that they start with the best of intentions but quickly realize that this is not the correct forum to introduce yourself and explain some of your positions.

 

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I don't see any reason to change anything.

When the name calling and roughness starts the candidate can just stop posting. They can already close their own topics.

Most intelligent people can tell that folks are abusing the candidates and won't blame the candidate for leaving and closing the thread.

 

Mods also recognize abuse whether it be a regular member or candidate and people can be sanctioned for it.

 

It is never right to verbally abuse anyone. People say a lot of things standing behind a computer screen they would never say in person.

 

That's basically what Melissa did.

 

And again, if someone wants to post a relevant question, please feel free to do so. I will let her know she has a question to answer, and she will.

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One thing most candidates don't realize is that if they start a topic, they are able to close that topic themselves.

 

What I'm seeing is an interest on the part of candidates is for them to have greater control over the conversation.

 

The reality is this is possible. I'm going look at creating a special forum that allows them to have greater control.

 

I don't know if the candidates can or will choose to use these forums but it may be worth a try.

 

pubby

 

And then they risk challenges for closing the topic.

 

//snip

Those of us who grew up in the south during the 50s and 60s, into the 80s and 90s were ALL democrats when it came to voting because there were NO republicans.

 

No, not all. drinks.gif

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Just a suggestion:

The forum could be set up that all posts were invisible until the candidate or the mods set the individual question visible.

 

Boss Hogg

 

Sounds like having to summit a question to be approved. Let's see how well that works ....not at all for the people. The only questions answered will be the ones that will make them look good . The hard hitting ones will just be left unanswered and even appear to be unasked .eIt will be nothing more than a campaign speech, which will tells us nothing.

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Please elaborate more on this subject.

I think she is just saying that is not true for a lot of folks. Hubby and I claimed to be Democrats until we were about 24 then we got wiser and really started looking into candidates and where they were taking the country. Could not remain with that party.:nea:

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You know what would really be entertaining would be to get Paulette on here and watch her try to field some of those off the wall questions. Talk about a mule staring at a new gate. :blink:

 

she reads these post..

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Not any point in asking for an opinion from the candidate if they are not willing to discuss it. If they just want to state their position on something then they might as well send a flier. If they want to let someone else do the talking then not much point in asking them a question. If they are not interested in actually addressing the hard questions from folks they will represent then it is not worth my time to come here. Might as well read their website. JMO

if they can not stand the heat they need to pack up and go home. No reason to vote for someone like that

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Hey....if you want to ask Melissa a question, do so.

 

She did answer all that were asked before, and will do so again, just don't start the bashing.

 

It is not YOUR Republican Party. It belongs to anyone who wants to be a part of it.

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