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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:31 PM

Teddy Turner (repub candidate for Congress) trashes father Ted at every opportunity

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — It’s not easy running for Congress in conservative South Carolina when you’re liberal media mogul Ted Turner’s kid.

Just ask his son Teddy.

He’s been trashing his dad every chance he gets to show voters of the 1st Congressional District he’s not some tree-hugging lefty — or worse yet, Jane Fonda’s son.

Turner the candidate is anti-tax, opposes same-sex marriage and questions whether global warming is real. In other words, everything his billionaire father is not.

“Yes, I’m Teddy Turner. You can’t pick your parents,” he introduced himself to a Republican gathering at Hilton Head Island recently, acknowledging up front what everyone in the room was thinking.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/teddy-turner-takes-on-ted-turner-in-sc-house-race-87743.html#ixzz2Lf6fGR1P



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Reply Teddy Turner (repub candidate for Congress) trashes father Ted at every opportunity (Original post)
cali Feb 2013 OP
Berlum Feb 2013 #1
Laurian Feb 2013 #2
MineralMan Feb 2013 #3
KamaAina Feb 2013 #8
cali Feb 2013 #11
KamaAina Feb 2013 #12
MineralMan Feb 2013 #15
MineralMan Feb 2013 #14
MADem Feb 2013 #4
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #5
tkmorris Feb 2013 #6
Hard Assets Feb 2013 #7
KamaAina Feb 2013 #9
blm Feb 2013 #10
chelsea0011 Feb 2013 #13

Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:34 PM

1. Kid couldn't carry his old man's jock

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:34 PM

2. I really admire Ted Turner. I hope this disrespectful,

ungrateful son loses BIG. Sounds like an entitled asshole.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:35 PM

3. Teddu - What a cute name!

:giggle:

And while I'm on the subject, we need this smilie on DU:

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:11 PM

8. It's Teddy

Take a glance at your keyboard. You'll see the 'u' right next to the 'y'.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:17 PM

11. wow. I'm impressed. You must never have made a typo in your life

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Response to cali (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:18 PM

12. I have indeed.

Either the other poster thought the name really was "Teddu", or s/he (NOT I) was mocking you.

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Response to cali (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:57 PM

15. Some typos are funny, like this one was.

Sometimes a guy just has to chuckle.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:56 PM

14. Yes. Of course. Some typos are funny though.

This was one of those. So I laughed.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:40 PM

4. What an ungrateful little asshole. I should think a "family values" Republican would recoil from a

child so eager to throw Dad under the bus...no matter what.

He hasn't learned how to "disagree without being disagreeable." Putz.

This part of the piece is a scream:

The same day in Beaufort, Turner joked about nightmarish Thanksgiving get-togethers and called out his father for his liberal environmental views — tweaking him as a hypocrite who drives a green car only to hopscotch around the country on his CO2-spewing private plane.
“I’m like, ‘Dad, you can’t drive the Prius to the jet,” Turner said.
And in an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, Turner joked that his father’s “take is that he owns a lot of trees so his carbon footprint is pretty limited.”
Turner says his relationship with his father is actually warm; any rancor between them is pretty much limited to politics. After his son ribbed him on Fox News, Ted Turner sent Teddy a note. “I saw your interview with Bill O’Reilly on Fox,” it read, “and I thought you did a great job! I’m really proud of you, and I hope you win. Best of luck. Love, Dad.”


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/teddy-turner-takes-on-ted-turner-in-sc-house-race-87743.html#ixzz2Lf8LDccn


I wonder if he'll play the "only kidding" game if dear old dad dies and leaves him a paltry sum and gives the bulk of his fortune to liberal causes....

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:55 PM

5. Remove him from the Will now!....n/t

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:05 PM

6. I thought he was dissing THIS guy



That would have meant war...

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:10 PM

7. Then Teddy Turner will be a massive failure as a Rethuglican

 

and left to tend to his dad's ranch in Montana for the rest of his life.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:12 PM

9. And yet Ron Reagan turned out to be cool

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:14 PM

10. Ted Turner's idea to broadcast International News did more to change USSR than Reagan ever did.

Junior must be too dumb to know that.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:20 PM

13. Really. Anyone who has a campaign that insults their parents should

never get elected. What kind of ass:/#e is he?

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