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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:45 AM

Former NFL player Burgess Owens announces run for Congress against Democrat Ben McAdams

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

Burgess Owens, a former NFL player who was part of the 1980 Super Bowl-winning Oakland Raiders lineup, formally declared his candidacy for Congress on Wednesday, saying he intends to win Utah’s 4th Congressional District back for Republicans after the 2018 election of Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams.

In a press release from his campaign, the candidate described a four-point platform focused on education, charity, industry and families. He said that McAdams has supported a liberal agenda that bears little resemblance to Utah values and principles.

“I believe that the principles upon which our country was built are founded on a bedrock of eternal truths – that these truths, when applied, build men and women of character and families with purpose and vision,” Owens said in a prepared statement. “I’m running for Congress because we deserve a representative who believes in the idea of individual liberties.”

Since retiring from the NFL, Owens founded the Utah-based nonprofit organization Second Chance 4 Youth. He is also the author of the books “Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps" and “Why I Stand: From Freedom to the Killing Fields of Socialism” and is a frequent Fox News commentator.

Read more: https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2019/11/06/former-nfl-player-burgess/

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Reply Former NFL player Burgess Owens announces run for Congress against Democrat Ben McAdams (Original post)
brooklynite Nov 7 OP
Aristus Nov 7 #1
Brainfodder Nov 7 #2
Aristus Nov 7 #3
Brainfodder Nov 7 #4
dalton99a Nov 7 #5
ArizonaLib Nov 7 #6
ToxMarz Nov 7 #7

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:59 AM

1. That he calls liberal men 'whiners, weenies, and wimps' tells me all I need to know about him.



Not the least of which things is he possesses about a fifth-grade mentality...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:00 PM

2. So he's gonna win, huh?

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Response to Brainfodder (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:01 PM

3. In Utah? Probably.

Traumatic brain injury is a horrible thing...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:06 PM

4. Macho BS though atm at least still a political plus?

I have heard an old lady even wax about how this country (USA) can't handle a woman as president, that even women vote against the concept.

As if it's an unbreakable tradition.

I refuse that idea.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:08 PM

5. Jon McNaughton will include him in a painting as the token African-American

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:18 PM

6. Here is another way to read it:

“Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps" - if he refers to conservatives as 'good men' then consider this:

Many times throughout our history, liberals like the Roosevelts, Truman, Kennedy, Jefferson, Obama and Lincoln have made whiners, weenies and wimps out of the conservative lying douche bags they have beaten down with their policies and ideas.

Also, 'Killing fields of Socialism?' - he makes more sense as a fiction author. Otherwise, if he really wants to scare conservatives, he should read the one about how in the 1920's the republicans deregulated the government and crashed the system sending America to bread lines and 25%+ unemployment, only to be rescued by socialism. One second thought, that one is always too scary for republicans. They can't deal with that.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 02:48 PM

7. I could say it, but I don't want to say it

but some people said he has traumatic brain injuries from his days playing football. CTE, it's a terrible thing, REALLY AWFUL. I don't know but some people are saying that!

Just practicing some Trumpian campaign tactics

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