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Old 11-11-2010, 09:31 PM
 
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Ky. State Senator David Williams called for a repeal of a constitutional ammendment that took the power of the state legislators to appoint U.S. Senators away and instead gave it to the voters. Has this man flipped his lid? (I used to somewhat support him, being somewhat conservative, although I always thought he was a litte daft, but don't now). I always thought of Richie Farmer as pretty smart, too, but I question his good sense and all as he agreeing to by the running mate of David Williams in next year's gubernatorial election. Any ideas?
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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I'm sure that will go over like a ton of bricks. Pretty ignorant statement if you ask me. But then again, most politicians are ignorant.

PS: It also sounds like a cry for attention.

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Old 11-12-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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Somehow David Williams stating he is a Tea Pary member does not quite the same charisma or respect that Rand Paul does.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:47 PM
 
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So what y'all are saying is that the founders got it wrong, and that the constitution wasn't right (at least regarding the composition of the senate) for the first 100+ years of our history.

And David Williams is the one that's daft?
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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David Williams = pompous jerk

And I used to work in the legislature, so I know this for a fact. Although I do agree with much of what he believes politically, I admit.
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:11 PM
 
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Anything that the people get to vote on gives the people more power and say. It would make it twice as hard to change that office if it needed done. All that is inviting is for the good ol boy system to take over. I don't care what party you are in this is wrong.
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:06 PM
 
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So what y'all are saying is that the founders got it wrong, and that the constitution wasn't right (at least regarding the composition of the senate) for the first 100+ years of our history.

And David Williams is the one that's daft?
In general, the founding fathers had it very right, but as with anybody, might not have all things right (e.g. slavery, which was abolished by later amendment, but this ain't about that). To me, the will of the people to be able to vote for both houses of Congress is more in line with Tea Party characteristics than an admittedly elected body doing the appointing instead of the general voting public themselves. No, I think David Williams has it wrong, and I hope no one seriously tries to emulate him on this.
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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David Williams = pompous jerk

And I used to work in the legislature, so I know this for a fact. Although I do agree with much of what he believes politically, I admit.
Same here, I agree with a lot of what Williams believes, but would not want to "go to bed with him". A man I personally know (fellow health care professional) I have a lot of respect for and personally like, but don't agree with him a lot on politics is the Lt. Governor, Dr. Daniel Mongiardo. I like Dr. Dan a lot better personally than David Williams, but agree a lot more with David Williams politically, so is possible to have like or dislike viewpoints on things such as politics, as well as other things, but still not like or dislike the person in general, not always synonymous.
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:04 PM
 
Location: "My Old Kentucky Home"
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Williams is a JERK for sure but, what in the heck was Richie Farmer thinking when he got into bed with a piece of crap like Williams? He didn't need Williams to win, he got more votes running for the Agriculture Commissioner than the Governor did last election. He could win on his own merits. I'm a Democrat (for what that's worth) and, I would have voted for Farmer in a heart beat but, not now.

I think I'll call him up. I know a couple of guys that work directly with Richie, knowing these guys like I do, I can't believe they let him fall for this, Williams is the one that will benefit from it not Richie. Williams knows he didn't have a chance alone.

Stupid politics, I wonder what Williams told him that made him do something so stupid? Must have threatened him with bodily harm.
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:34 PM
 
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Williams is a JERK for sure but, what in the heck was Richie Farmer thinking when he got into bed with a piece of crap like Williams? He didn't need Williams to win, he got more votes running for the Agriculture Commissioner than the Governor did last election. He could win on his own merits. I'm a Democrat (for what that's worth) and, I would have voted for Farmer in a heart beat but, not now.

I think I'll call him up. I know a couple of guys that work directly with Richie, knowing these guys like I do, I can't believe they let him fall for this, Williams is the one that will benefit from it not Richie. Williams knows he didn't have a chance alone.

Stupid politics, I wonder what Williams told him that made him do something so stupid? Must have threatened him with bodily harm.
Why doesn't Farmer run himself, heck with Williams?
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