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GA GOP Sets Course For Future – But With A Warning

By   /  May 22, 2013  /  Charlie Harper, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet (Editor’s Note:Due tounforseen computer issues this week, The Journal was unable to publish Charlie Harper’s column on Monday, so we present it here. We are sorry for any inconvenience and Mr. Harper’scolumns will continue to appear in the Monday issue in the future)   What do you get the political party who has everything?  [...]

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So You Say You’re Angry? So What.

By   /  April 29, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet It was not so long ago when anger was a pejorative in politics.  Those trying to marginalize the Tea Party as it originally organized referred to them as an “Angry Mob”.  Without much sense of irony, this angered many that were part of the protests.  But the anger wasn’t the kind of blinding anger [...]

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Blueberries and Venture Capital

By   /  February 21, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Sometimes, quite by accident, two columns written about two completely different topics have the ability to tie concepts together that begin to show a pattern of problems and/or opportunities within our political framework.  The commentary that follows these writings on our blog over at PeachPundit.com often helps to further develop issues, but also can [...]

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Establishment vs Tea Party Struggle Squanders Opportunity

By   /  February 7, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet The internal struggles of the Republican Party entered a new phase this week as various factions seem to be preparing for an open civil war.  The first salvo was fired by Karl Rove with the announcement of his “Conservative Victory Project”, designed to raise funds for his super-PAC American Crossroads to get involved in [...]

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Tea Party At Critical Juncture

By   /  December 11, 2012  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet The Tea Party is at an interesting moment in time. Nonexistent just 4 years ago, the movement crashed onto the scene in time to change the 2010 elections and stop the Obama administration in its tracks. The various groups operating under the same moniker allied with Republicans to take control of the House, but [...]

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Time To Govern

By   /  November 7, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet  Four years ago, Americans came to the polls and swept Democrats into control of the White House and Congress. It was a landmark and sweeping election of historic proportion.

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When In Doubt, Keep Pedaling

By   /  October 16, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet A few weeks ago I received an email asking for some advice. I had never met the sender but we have quite a few mutual friends. She had recently become very involved in politics at the grass roots level, one of those drawn to action as part of the TEA Party movement.

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TEA PARTY SIGN

By   /  October 9, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Election day is now less than a month away. Reasonable people can find good reasons to vote for either President Obama or Mitt Romney. Pointing out the faults of the candidate you don’t support is fine. Healthy political debate is a good thing, but sometimes it can go too far.

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Rule Change Upsets Grassroots Republicans

By   /  August 29, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Unity is often a message or theme of political conventions.  They are the official device used to smooth over any lingering wounds left open from bitter primary battles. There are multiple days of messaging to remind party members that they are the party “faithful”.  They are now one ticket, with one purpose.  Good party [...]

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Allen’s campaign proof that grass roots works

By   /  August 17, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Rick Allen shouldn’t have done as well as he did.  The medical supply wholesaler didn’t have the money.  He didn’t have the establishments’ backing either.  He should have, at best, eeked by for a second place finish over Ken DeLoach.  The thing is, he didn’t.  He came in first.

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