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JOHN BRUMMETT: Primary curiosities

By John Brummett

This article was published May 22, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Today is primary day, meaning curiosities ought to be answered by bedtime.

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RBear says... May 22, 2018 at 6:34 a.m.

Agree with your selection, John. While not in the district, I'd add Noland because of his experience in policy making. To truly hold ground in a conservative AR legislature, you need a policy nerd which Noland is. I've seen it work in Austin when the TX House tipped to a supermajority with the likes of four amazing policy nerds from across TX, one in budget, one in parliamentary procedure, and two in legislative policy intricacies. Those four held lines against some pretty BSC legislation proposed by right-wing representatives.
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AR needs those same kind of folks to avoid complete insanity in the House. Noland definitely has the experience for that, as well as the strong interest in his district.

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TimberTopper says... May 22, 2018 at 7:04 a.m.

Good article, John. I will cast my ballot as I feel it is my civic duty a bit later this morning. It appears the deplorables and the rest of us lost another of our rights in the SCOTUS yesterday. However, maybe the deplorables feel business would never screw them out of money and benefits, so they'd never need the ability for class action. Besides, why not go up against business using the best arbitrator their money can buy. The Republicans are LTAO at those that keep voting against their own best interest. Like you said all it takes if the five words you stated, and the trap for a fool is set.

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mozarky2 says... May 22, 2018 at 8:27 a.m.

The dims don't even have five words, just TrumpRussiaStormy, and that word stopped working months ago.
And, yes, we'll hang Nanzi Pelosi around the dims' necks like an albacore. (That's another Archie Bunker malaprop, "progs", kinda like full nudal frontity). Any reason we shouldn't?
And, once again, nobody will defeat French Hill. Even the ever-oblivious Brummett seems to be admitting that here.

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GeneralMac says... May 22, 2018 at 9:54 a.m.

My three are abortion, guns, ILLEGALS.

That is (3) that the candidate must address favorably and it is (2) more than on liberal BOLTAR's litmus test.

BOLTAR says gun contfrol is his litnus test.

Single issue voters !

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drs01 says... May 22, 2018 at 10:11 a.m.

voted early, but can no longer vote often (damn voter ID law), voted in the democrap primary so I could vote against a few of the candidates. I hope voters will wake up to the Clarke Tucker TV ad in which he proclaims "healthcare is a right". I'm concerned that too many will see that as "another democrat freebie is coming my way." And I believe that was its deceitful intent.

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Packman says... May 22, 2018 at 10:47 a.m.

Hey Brummett - Nah, you're wrong. It's the ECONOMY, stupid (Where have I heard that before?). R's will no doubt hang SanFranNan around the necks of D's but the real problem for D's is the success of the Trump tax cuts.
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As to local Arkansas politics little if anything has changed with the election of Donald Trump. What you are seeing is existing uber libs just being more uber. Just because 12 people make enough noise to sound like 16 doesn't change the fact it's only 12.

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mozarky2 says... May 22, 2018 at 11:01 a.m.

Well, Packy, Nanzi DID say she'd repeal the tax cuts...no wonder RB gets his panties in a twist when we mention her!

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RBear says... May 22, 2018 at 11:34 a.m.

I know the dumba**es of Pack and moz like to think CA-12 runs the country from a Democratic perspective, but that's far from the truth. Some things to consider, rising national debt, actual amount of tax cut for average Americans, rising gas prices, flat unemployment numbers, the hits just keep coming. Only the weak minded right-wingers live in the past. Most are moving to the future. I know that's hard for folks like Pack and moz to comprehend, much less analyze.
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Trust me, Pelosi means nothing to us now and hasn't in a LONG time.

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mozarky2 says... May 22, 2018 at 11:56 a.m.

Well, RB, you DO have your panties in a twist right now, and Nanzi IS still the House Minority Leader, so I'm thinking you're badly mistaken if you think she means nothing. Wishing won't make it so, RB.
And, she'll still be House Minority Leader in 2019.
Explain that, you petulant little pipsqueak!
I think it's hilarious, too, that President Trump has forced you "progs" to pretend to care about deficits and national security, as badly as I know it's just killing you all.

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hah406 says... May 22, 2018 at 12:02 p.m.

Economy is good, a plus for Trump. Rising gas prices due to Trump's poorly thought out policies in the Mid East have more than eaten up the average benefit from the tax cut, a minus for Trump. The deficit is skyrocketing, despite the GOP saying that was a bad thing for the last eight years, a minus for Trump. Multiple investigations, multiple lawsuits, multiple guilty pleas and many more under indictment, a minus for Trump. You can bet the D's will hang the massive corruption of the Trump family and campaign around R's necks as well, to a much stronger effect than trying to compare Tucker with Pelosi.
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Congratulations on your wasted vote drs01. Many of us do believe that basic healthcare is a right. In fact, every country in the westernized world believes it is a right, and they are all healthier, live longer, and spend less than the U.S. does on healthcare.

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