Up for debate: Should democrats be able to remove Mark Clayton from the ballot?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 9:05pm

Democrats were embarassed last week when a candidate with very little in common with their party won the nomination for U.S. Senate. Should they be allowed to replace him with an actual Democrat?

Filed under: City Voices

195 Comments on this post:

By: Loner on 8/8/12 at 8:10

It's just past ten local time....late to the party, the Lone One leaves a comment on a stale Nashville board.....Lo and Behold! The troll is still on patrol....ever vigilant....tin foil helmet secured by a red, white & blue chinstrap....he's checking ID's....demanding to see everyone's papers....all through the night.....bless his heart.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/8/12 at 9:53

It is 8 :45 Pacific Time Loner and watch and see it doesn't pop up some more before morningg.

By: yogiman on 8/9/12 at 5:25

It's morning now, children. Can I come on board?

By: Captain Nemo on 8/9/12 at 6:49

Good morning Nashville. It looks as if C P is going to keep the repeat up.

So I would like to say that the Democratic party in Tennesse has fallen asleep at the wheel and let a racist carry their banner. Now they want to distances themselves from this embarrassment. Tennessee will remain a Red State as long as we have this kind of leadership.

I will take the time and write in Park Overall and then point fingers at the party to clean house or get their act together.

By: gdiafante on 8/9/12 at 6:51

Tennessee will be a red state until education improves and the entire region stops basking in the dumb southerner glow. That's a badge of honor that should be returned.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/9/12 at 6:52

It is 6:00 here and the aliens have arrived.

By: gdiafante on 8/9/12 at 7:15

Looks like Chic-Fil-A has opened the flood gates...now Papa Johns is whining about Obamacare raising the price of pizza.

So, I guess the past two decades and more of spiraling health care costs had no effect on the price of pizza...

It just goes to show, being successful is more about luck than brains.

By: bfra on 8/9/12 at 7:16

Romney has riled practically every Country he has been in. Now he has riled Californians by comparing them to Greece. He must think, with all his money, he doesn't need allies.

By: bfra on 8/9/12 at 7:20

Captain Ds, seems to be putting out some kind of msg. with their newest ad. It depicts a black & white gay couple, IMO.

By: Ummm... on 8/9/12 at 7:59

Corporate restaurateurs like the head-bobbing Mr. Schnatter of Papa John's bemoan the hardship of having to offer health care coverage to their employees even as they publicly affirm that the costs will be passed along to their customers. God forbid there should be any actual financial burden borne by the ultra-rich 1%ers like Schnatter himself!

And by the way, why won't Romney reveal his tax returns? What is he hiding? Is Harry Reid's anonymous source right? Did Romney pay no income tax for 10 years?

By: BenDover on 8/9/12 at 8:02

You can join me on the 'Bring home the Bacon' ticket, loner.

Everyone loves bacon.

By: gdiafante on 8/9/12 at 8:07

I really prefer these people keep their opinions to themselves. I don't need my pizza or chicken sandwhich politicized. This is ridiculous.

And like I said, health care costs have been increasing for years, suddenly it's such an issue that he feels the need to publicy issue a statement?

It's not like I go to Papa Johns for pizza (I think they suck) but my new policy is that whatever business tries to inject themselves into politics, regardless of the side, they aren't getting my business.

Dairy Queen...don't go breakin' my heart...I need your blizzard...

By: Captain Nemo on 8/9/12 at 8:07

I know people that work for Papa Johns and the corp.has cuting back for years. This just sounds to me as another way to screw the help.

By: BenDover on 8/9/12 at 8:12

I have not had a blizzard in years, gd. That sounds great!

By: gdiafante on 8/9/12 at 8:19

It's my weakness, Ben. Thankfully there's not one near us, but there is near my parents place, so it's become a tradition...it will be my undoing.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/9/12 at 8:21

I think that if someone in business is going to make social statements statements it should be positive. Any negivity statements could mean the alienating customers.

As the board members stated about tha President of Chic said.

By: dargent7 on 8/9/12 at 8:45

The Chick-fil-A owner talks to a Baptist radio station and everyone goes nuts.
The PapaJohns owner raises his pizza cost a whopping .14c and it's news? Who cannot spend an add'l .14c a (lousey) pizza for health care for his employees?
On a side note, Mitten's wife's horsey came in last in the Olympics.
Poor Lovey.

By: yogiman on 8/9/12 at 8:54

So! How much are they paying you to advertise for them, gdaifante? Are you getting freebies?

By: gdiafante on 8/9/12 at 9:10

Less than what you're getting for promoting asylum residency, yogi.

By: bfra on 8/9/12 at 10:23

Just checked on the Burch topic, that is still up & Raspy is on there describing what it feels like when he pees on himself. No kidding! The way he describes it, it must come from experience.

By: Loner on 8/9/12 at 10:40

Good morning, Nashville....looks like the City Voices department is also experiencing budget cuts....weeds are starting to grow in the cracks, so to speak.

Ben, bacon is pork...putting pork on the fork of Tennesseans is certainly a noble endeavor...what's good for TN may not be good for NY, for example and what may be good for NY may not be good for TN.

This state versus state competition for resources and attention has always existed within our union of states....there is one notable exception to this rule....and that applies to a state outside our union of states....as Bishop Romney has explained, what is good for the Jewish State is good for the United States of America, both individually and collectively.

Any wagers on whether or not we will be at war with Iran by election time?

By: Loner on 8/9/12 at 11:08

Back to the UFD topic, are Republicans allowed to vote in the Democratic primary in TN? If so, that could explain the monkey wrench in the machinery effect that we see here.

If the primary voters were truly Democrats, not mischievous Republicans, then there is something more going on here. Could the Democrats be making a right turn in the South? If so, could this split the Democrats nationally going forward?

By: Ummm... on 8/9/12 at 11:15

Loner, this entire fiasco is the result of a fragmented and disorganized Democratic party in Tennessee. This lunatic's name came first on the ballot, and because there was no attention paid to the primary by anyone (Corker's re-election being a given in this regressive state) the oblivious voters just picked the first name they saw. It is a shame, but I'm afraid the Tennessee Democrats aren't making a right turn, they've just left the highway altogether.

By: Loner on 8/9/12 at 11:28

Thank you, Ummm, for clarifying it....the masses were simply asses....that IS the Democratic logo....now we know why.

And an elephant never forgets.....the South done gonna rise again! This time around, the party of Lincoln will lead the procession to the exits.

By: Loner on 8/9/12 at 11:36

For you GOP loyalists:

If the Dickensian era looks good, then Willard Romney is the perfect choice for POTUS. Ebeneezer Scrooge was vilified and maligned; Tiny Tim's "culture" is what made the family so poverty stricken....same goes for the Palestinians in Biblical Israel, right?

Bishop Romney likes to blame the victims....he's an excellent representative of today's Republican Party....the GOP base is composed of Southern segregationists, religious bigots and gun-toting white supremacists.

LDS Bishop Willard "Mitt" Romney....AKA: Darth Evader.....is spreading the same old BS out the back end of a shiny new manure spreader....it still stinks.

Cutting taxes, deregulation, union-busting, corporate welfare, trickle-down Reaganomics, unending drug wars and perpetual holy war are the way to go?

We tried those things.....as a result, we had a financial and economic meltdown in the waning days of the Junior Bush Administration.....now you want the nation to return to those failed policies?

I don't think so.

Obama is no Guru and he's no Saint.....but Bishop Willard Romney is by far the poorer choice in November.

By: Loner on 8/9/12 at 11:40

Ummm, the list of voter 's choices was alphabetical, so Clayton was on top of the list?

Abraham AAronson should have ran for the nomination....Zeke Zwifka would be out of luck?

The voters were simply too lazy to read down the list?

By: Captain Nemo on 8/9/12 at 11:55

Just checking in and seeing that not much is going on. It is 112 and it is not even noon yet.

By: Jughead on 8/9/12 at 12:04

Obama is not an American citizen, can we replace him too?

By: Jughead on 8/9/12 at 12:13

Chip Forrester is for lovers. He's one sexy democrap.

By: gdiafante on 8/9/12 at 12:21

Jughead is an apt moniker.

By: yogiman on 8/9/12 at 1:00

You have to name which party you're (supposedly) voting for in the primaries, Loner. But it is a known fact many of both parties pick the other party to swing the vote their way.

By: yogiman on 8/9/12 at 1:06

That's why we have elections, Loner. So each "man" can pick the one of his choice; be it the best or the worst.

But I prefer to elect someone who is legally qualified to hold the office their are running for. We don't need nobody in that office illegally.

By: brrrrk on 8/9/12 at 1:15

gdiafante on 8/9/12 at 8:15

"Looks like Chic-Fil-A has opened the flood gates...now Papa Johns is whining about Obamacare raising the price of pizza."

Gee, you would think that Schnatter could cover those additional costs given that last year Papa Johns made a profit of $582,727,000..... and they're on track to do even better this year.

By: yogiman on 8/9/12 at 1:54

ugh oh, I made a boo boo. I posted "their" running instead of "they're" running. My deepest apologies. I'll try not do it again.

By: gdiafante on 8/10/12 at 5:14


"The department and investigative agencies ultimately concluded that the burden of proof to bring a criminal case could not be met based on the law and facts as they exist at this time.

Translation: Goldman-Sachs has too much money invested in Washington to let this investigation and/or prosecution continue.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/12 at 7:14

What is going on at CP? Are they just feeding making new pages on a hit and miss base?

By: bfra on 8/10/12 at 7:24

Nemo - I think the NCP is on auto-pilot.

By: Left-of-Local on 8/10/12 at 7:54

Our (my fellow Democrats') state party is so bumbling and spineless that I think they deserve this, and should have to stick with it. He won't win anyway. None of their half-assed candidates could have. Our party is unwilling to take the risks, make the enemies, and rally the people in the proper ways to truly take a stand for our values.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/12 at 7:55

It must be. Same thing day after day just like yogi. Do you suppose he broke CP. lol

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/12 at 8:03

Maybe they want us to dig deeper into the subject of the day.

The Democrats Party in Tennessee have been infiltrated by GOP and now they are going for the implosion of all intellects in the state.

By: BenDover on 8/10/12 at 8:37

Looks like the party stand against the principle of merit raises is biting the Democratic Party in Tennessee in the arse, Left-of-Local. You guys gave the party chair, Chip Forrester, a 33% increase to $125K earlier this year even though his performance has been dismal and it would seem that rewarding failure is getting more of the same.

By: BenDover on 8/10/12 at 9:40

Given that the Senate race is a bust now and even a win would be a loss; and that there's no way Tennessee at large is going to swing its electors to Obama; were I a Democrat, I would have to seriously consider sitting this one out as a matter of protest against such a pitiful excuse of state Democratic leadership. State Democrat turn-out of nil in a presidential election year would certainly be a wake-up call to the non-existent Democrat leadership in the state.

By: Ummm... on 8/10/12 at 9:54

Keep dreaming, Little Bennie. Nashville is still a Democratic city, and Jim Cooper will be easily re-elected. (And furthermore, why on earth would any self-respecting Democrat take advice from the likes of you?)

By: BenDover on 8/10/12 at 10:26

Ole Chip's doing a great job, isn't he Ummmm. Do you support that big raise the Democrat party of Tennessee gave him?

By: Loner on 8/10/12 at 10:40

Good morning, fellow NCP posters.

It appears that the Editors at the Nashville City paper do not give a rat's ass about our online posting community.

The rather uninteresting topics for debate are several days old now and since this is a Friday, we can expect the stale leftovers to sit on the table all weekend long.

The same crap for a whole week is no coincidence...I got the message, loud & clear.....we are not welcome here.

The NCP once had a thriving online posting community, then Clint Brewer took over the paper and trashed it.....we are now now being left to die from neglect.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a new venue to congregate on....this place now sucks....they want us out of here....so let's gp.

By: yogiman on 8/10/12 at 10:51

Correct me if I'm wrong, Loner. I understand you wanting to change the topic on a daily basis, but this site belongs to NCP, not the posters that feel they should have a different subject every day as they want it even though they don't have to pay for it.

You should be glad to take what you get at the cost you're paying for it.

By: Loner on 8/10/12 at 11:21

The NCP can do as it pleases, but there are consequences, of course.

The Editors can continue to cater to the desires of trolls, or they can listen to some sound marketing advice.

If the online product is not getting lots of "hits", then the advertising space loses value.

Hosting an active and lively online posting community translates into value enhancement for the City Paper.

If finding fresh topic material is too labor intensive for the NCP, they could simply offer a daily, Open Forum, comment board...no topics would be offered by the Editors, the posters would decide what to discuss.

By: yogiman on 8/10/12 at 12:06

Good comment, Loner. But what is a troll to you is a good poster to others.

So many on this site are like; Follow me, I'm your leader and I'm right... all of the time.

The only time I see the posters on this site admit an error is when their attention is called to it. If it isn't, they ignore it.

By: bfra on 8/10/12 at 1:10

What is a troll to Loner is a troll to practically every poster on this board. Try posting some truths troll.

By: bfra on 8/10/12 at 1:11

Nemo - Have you seen any of the dummies hanging from billboards around Vegas?