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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-04-12 03:25 PM
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HAHAHAHA Birther asshole unendorsed for Congress, asshole
What a run for Republican Jim Pendergraph. After winning the Observers endorsement in his bid for Congress, he has done nothing but embarrass us and himself.
By buddying up to one of Americas more hateful egomaniacs and then joining with fringe birthers to question President Obamas citizenship, Pendergraph has contradicted much of what he told the Observers editorial board in his endorsement interview last month. As a result, we have lost faith in him, and urge voters to consider Edwin Peacock or Ric Killian in the 9th Congressional District race.
Not infrequently, the Observer endorses candidates with whom we do not agree on all, or even most, of the issues. That is because we consider the views of the constituents the candidate seeks to represent. We often endorsed Rep. Sue Myrick using that logic. When choosing among 10 Republicans in the 9th District race, we considered not only the extent to which we agreed with the candidate but the extent to which he represented the views of the conservative 9th District. We seek a candidate with integrity, intellect, common sense and sincerity, and whose views are not so extreme as to not reflect his district.
Pendergraph came off as a decided moderate in our endorsement process, a comportment not entirely inconsistent with his work the past year-plus as a Mecklenburg County commissioner. He sounded reasonable on immigration, saying that illegal immigrants who are already here should be allowed to stay here. He supported comprehensive immigration reform and allowing current illegal immigrants to pay some penalty and then have a path to citizenship.
He also talked about his disdain for the polarization that plagues Washington today. He said balancing the budget would require something like the Bowles-Simpson plan, and specifically said taxes may have to rise as part of a comprehensive plan to erase the deficit. Lets be honest its not going to be without pain for all of us, he said.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/05/03/3217068/2-b...
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-04-12 04:03 PM
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1. I'm laughing with you
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-05-12 03:40 AM
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2. Here's hoping he keeps doing nothing but embarrassing himself.
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