Up for Debate: Davidson primary battles heat up

Monday, July 16, 2012 at 1:06am

What are your predictions for the upcoming Davidson County primaries? How much if any ground will Democrats lose in what has historically been a blue stronghold?

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124 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 7/16/12 at 9:20

Two points, parnell3rd,

Lamar Alexander is siding with him on putting the coal industry out of business. He and Bob Corker also sided with him on NDAA 2012 bill. They both agreed on the two women to the SCOTUS even after they made the negative remarks they made.

Facts are facts: There is no way Obama can be in that office legally. But then, when Rubio in mentioned so much a a VP with Romney, he, like Obama, not a natural born citizen.

The next election (if we have one) will be the most unusual I've been around in my life time. And if Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama usurps the office again, you can kiss the USA goodbye. He will take in into communism become the dictator.

I'm wrong? I hope the hell I am.

By: gdiafante on 7/16/12 at 9:24

Oh yea, he raised gasoline prices too, by shutting down drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and sending 3 billion dollars of our money to Venezuala for them to drill for oil.

Good lord...is there still people out there that think the President controls the price of gas?

When did we become a nation that resents the educated? Jeez...

By: brrrrk on 7/16/12 at 9:25

gdiafante said

"Anyone else get a kick out of the Diane Black commercials? She's gonna stop pay to Congress until they pass a budget...She's the most conservative Conservative Conservatives have ever voted for...and she's quite likely mentally unstable. lol"

That ad is just as ridiculous as the statements that some of these candidates make saying, "The first day in office I'm going to blah blah blah.....". Anyone who believes that really shouldn't be allowed to vote.....

By: brrrrk on 7/16/12 at 9:27

yogiman said

"The next election (if we have one) "

IDIOT!!!!

By: yogiman on 7/16/12 at 9:27

parnell3rd,

Did you see the interview with a retired mail carrier that carried the mail in Bill Ayers parent's neighborhood that said Bill Ayers' mother told him she and he husband were paying for Obama's education?

He also said he met Obama one day and talked to him near their home when he was going there.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/16/12 at 9:28

By: Rasputin72 on 7/16/12 at 8:50
Gdiafante.......Mitt Romney cannot beat Barack Hussein Obama. I would not get my dander up over Bain or Romney's wealth. The Republicans as a matter of fact do not have a candidate that can beat Romney.

Rasputin is correct; The Republican Party has stooped so low that it only has misfits has candidates to offer. Tea Bags, KKK and Neo-Nazis have dragged the GOP so far in the mud. The Barbarians and the crazies have taken over.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/16/12 at 9:32

By: Rasputin72 on 7/16/12 at 9:00
gdiafante.....You have no idea how much I enjoy the role of troll! People like me give people like you and ummm and bfra an identity.

Rasputin class distinction is Troll, a long with yogi and Widescarper. That is nothing to brag about. LOL

By: yogiman on 7/16/12 at 9:32

Hang in there, brrrrk, and hope he doesn't get to pull a takeover by martial law.

Oh, by the way, Sheriff Arpaio is going to give a "little talk" tomorrow afternoon. You might want to hear it.

By: brrrrk on 7/16/12 at 9:32

gdiafante said

"When did we become a nation that resents the educated? Jeez..."

Please reference the following book, The Republican War on Science.

By: brrrrk on 7/16/12 at 9:34

yogiman said

"Hang in there, brrrrk, and hope he doesn't get to pull a takeover by martial law."

Once again...IDIOT!!!

By: BenDover on 7/16/12 at 9:39

When did the nation become a resentment of the educated?

Please reference the following book: "The Abolition of Man"

By: Captain Nemo on 7/16/12 at 9:45

gdia-

When the price of fuel goes up the GOP blames Obama.

When the price of fuel goes down the GOP says Obama has nothing to do with it.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/16/12 at 9:49

gdia-

Black panders to the foolish, because she know that they will believe anything. If she really means business, why doesn’t she refuse her tax money to show that she means business?

By: slacker on 7/16/12 at 10:00

I'm a fan of the CP, but todays question is silly.
Davidson county just re-elected a liberal Democrat Mayor.. with a large voter turnout.
The Liberals ''own'' Davidson county. No surprises in the primaries.
More bicycle trails, & roller-coaster track ahead.

By: BenDover on 7/16/12 at 10:02

Nemo, Obama does not deny policy that would have had a negative effect on supply. He denies that any negative effect on supply is the fault of his policy. His only saving grace in all of this is that other sources (approved prior to his policy changes) have come online in the mean time and this compensation for his policy has not been outstripped because of depressed GDP growth.

In truth his investments in alternative energy have been disastrous to the point that Chu should have been fired long ago (except that would be an admission of failure and it probably will be remedied after the election even if Obama wins and certainly if he doesn't)... and if he had not hindered fossil fuel alternatives low energy costs could have lead us out of the recession much more quickly and definitively. He's got the problem you guys always blame on Bush, in that he's so ideologically driven he cannot adjust to the social and political realities.

By: brrrrk on 7/16/12 at 10:10

BenDover said

"Please reference the following book: "The Abolition of Man""

C.S Lewis? Really? Religious hocus pocus disguised as logical thought....

By: Captain Nemo on 7/16/12 at 10:10

Ben, the last time you responded to this (when fuel prices was on the decline) it was the speculators and Obama had nothing to do wit it.

By: slacker on 7/16/12 at 10:22

Declining fuel prices.. in the summer when they usually go up?
Thats absolute proof that the oil companies support Obama.

By: BenDover on 7/16/12 at 10:23

I don't remember that Nemo but I think my consistent point has been that his policy has been against fossil supply (he admits this) and then logically any decline in the prices of fossil fuels has been despite his efforts, not because of them (this, he does not admit).

By: BenDover on 7/16/12 at 10:30

Abolition of Man is a non-fiction book... brrrk.

Lewis was a devout atheist into his young adulthood until he reached the maturity to understand that there were many things in our culture and society that cannot be explained or served by immediate reason.

It's a very suitable counter to your position.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/16/12 at 10:47

Fossil Fuels are a thing of the pass, but will remain the main source of fuel, because the Dinosaur makes their living from out dated energy supplies.

By: brrrrk on 7/16/12 at 10:56

BenDover said

"It's a very suitable counter to your position."

No it's not..... the book I reference is an examination of how Republicans have attempted, since the Reagan administration, to delegitimize science for political and economic gain. It speaks more to the specific and not the general. If you want something comparable to the Lewis book. look to Jean Meslier (a French Catholic priest) and his book, Superstition In All Ages.

By: gdiafante on 7/16/12 at 11:16

Well...if big oil supports Obama...and Obama's a Socialist...why would big oil support government takeover?

Quick answers: they support whomever will give them the most profit, he isn't, they wouldn't.

By: gdiafante on 7/16/12 at 11:21

Fossil fuels may not be the future, but they're the here and now. What say everyone about natural gas? Are the environmentalists going to allow fracking enough to have us convert?

By: slacker on 7/16/12 at 11:23

Mitt should be making phone calls to his capitalist chums to raise fuel prices.

By: slacker on 7/16/12 at 11:24

We're gonna be fracked either way it goes.. gdiafante.

By: gdiafante on 7/16/12 at 11:24

Interesting selection of books in response guys...I think the answer is simpler than that. I think the more partisan we've become as a nation, the dumber we are.

By: brrrrk on 7/16/12 at 11:27

gdiafante said

"Fossil fuels may not be the future, but they're the here and now. What say everyone about natural gas? Are the environmentalists going to allow fracking enough to have us convert?"

If there is a God, he must be laughing his ass off at us thinking, "I gave these idiots a perfectly good infinite source of energy (i.e. the sun), and they're doing their best to screw things up using fossil fuels"........

By: gdiafante on 7/16/12 at 11:27

You may be right, slacker. It doesn't really matter which side wins in November, the minority party will fillibuster and nothing will get done.

By: gdiafante on 7/16/12 at 11:34

The sun's energy is finite...it'll only be around for another 4-5 billion years. I know, a technicality, but still...

By: brrrrk on 7/16/12 at 11:37

gdiafante said

"The sun's energy is finite...it'll only be around for another 4-5 billion years. I know, a technicality, but still..."

Let's put it this way..... as far as the human race is concerned, it's infinite.

By: slacker on 7/16/12 at 11:38

You would think that a sensible alternate engine to the internal combustion, would have been developed by now. The battery powered deal doesn't seem to be working out.

By: bfra on 7/16/12 at 11:39

slacker - There was no hugh turn out that re-elected Dean. Barely over 50,000 of over 200,000 registered voters. That is 1 of the big problems with elections, people don't care enough or are too busy to vote.

By: slacker on 7/16/12 at 11:41

brrrrk.. cockroaches are the only thing infinite.

By: slacker on 7/16/12 at 11:45

bfra, it was a huge turnout if you factor in that everybody knew who was gonna win.
Question: how many liberals does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Answer: 50,000

By: brrrrk on 7/16/12 at 11:47

slacker said

"You would think that a sensible alternate engine to the internal combustion, would have been developed by now. The battery powered deal doesn't seem to be working out."

The electric motor is far superior to the ICE in efficiency. Remember, there was a time when the ICE was considered a non viable mode of converting energy into "work". If the oil conglomerates aren't careful they will go the way of the telegraph by mistakenly thinking they are in the oil business and not the energy business, just as the telegraph providers thought they were in the telegraph business and not the communications business.

By: yogiman on 7/16/12 at 11:48

You can add ticks and fleas, slacker.

By: bfra on 7/16/12 at 11:53

slacker if that is true, it must take triple that of repubs & teabagers' If very many of them are like yogi, it would take 10 times that.

By: slacker on 7/16/12 at 11:54

brrrrk, I agree with you.. but if its not convenient to re-charge, and a sensible purchase price, the spoiled bots like me.. will not buy 'em.

By: gdiafante on 7/16/12 at 11:57

You'd think slacker. I mean we have phones that are computers but can't build a damn alternative engine...

By: slacker on 7/16/12 at 11:59

bfra.. its not to late.. you can still be redeemed. Come over to the right side and vote ''Mittens''

By: slacker on 7/16/12 at 12:04

Put half the population in electric cars, the rest in hot-air balloons & on bicycles.
It could work. The balloons could get free fuel from the Capitol building.

By: brrrrk on 7/16/12 at 12:06

slacker said

"brrrrk, I agree with you.. but if its not convenient to re-charge, and a sensible purchase price, the spoiled bots like me.. will not buy 'em."

Convenience is in the eye of the beholder. For example, I read an article a while ago that stated that almost half of us travel less that 20 miles a day. For the majority of those people an electric car could be more than adequate... and for those who travel a bit further a plug in hybrid would do the trick. We've been hoodwinked into thinking there is no alternative when there is. The problem is that oil companies (who are for all intensive purposes energy monopolies) are using their political clout to control the market rather than letting the consumer control the market.

By: slacker on 7/16/12 at 12:12

brrrrk, a huge part of American culture revolves around automobiles.. we don't wanna let 'em go.

By: gdiafante on 7/16/12 at 12:15

What we need is another Ford...someone who can mass produce alternatives to the public at affordable prices. Until that, only a select few will use it.

By: JohnGalt on 7/16/12 at 12:20

d7 wrote re BO. "He's a self made man from Chicago.".

That's got to be the absolutely funniest line I've read in weeks. Thanks for the hilarity.

By: gdiafante on 7/16/12 at 12:21

You don't read much, do you Galt?

By: brrrrk on 7/16/12 at 12:21

slacker said

"brrrrk, a huge part of American culture revolves around automobiles.. we don't wanna let 'em go."

I'm not disagreeing that there are locations in this country where using fossil fuels as a means of transportation may be the only viable choice (for now), but for the most of us this simply isn't the case.

By: brrrrk on 7/16/12 at 12:23

gdiafante said

"You don't read much, do you Galt?"

Only Ayn Rand picture books.....

By: yogiman on 7/16/12 at 12:24

If we advance to many electric autos, what will be the recharging situation? How any will be able to "hook up" at every charge station unit? How long will a charge take?

And I don't believe too many would want to go into competition with the solar heating method since the only cost would be the unit.