Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:51 AM
marmar (70,152 posts)
Metro Atlanta transit measure fails; Teabaggers rejoice
By Craig Schneider
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A big loss for the T-SPLOST was a big win for the Georgia tea party, whose leaders didn't shy away Tuesday night from claiming giant-slayer status.
"We took on the governor, the lieutenant governor, the mayor, big business and slick political consultants. We emerged victorious," crowed tea party leader Debbie Dooley, celebrating with other T-SPLOST opponents at Hudson Grille in Midtown.
Looking ahead, some pundits read the T-SPLOST leaves as foretelling increased tea party clout on other state and local issues; others said the loosely knit group still lacks the muscle — and the money — to achieve sustained influence.
Many agreed, though, that the tea party, more than anyone else, placed its stamp upon the effort to tear down the $7.2 billion transportation referendum. With Tuesday's resounding victory, the group made liars of critics who had months ago written it off as as a passing fad whose power had peaked. .................(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.ajc.com/news/transportation-referendum/tea-party-notches-a-1488517.html
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Mon Aug 6, 2012, 05:39 PM
KamaAina (78,249 posts)
3. My favorite Atlanta DUer voted No!
When I called her on it, she said she thought too much of the money went to one county (Gwinnett) and not enough to her county (DeKalb). So she voted with the teabaggers.