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Childers Begins Re-election Campaign With Attacks On Nunnelee

August 2, 2010
tags: 2010 House, Alan Nunnelee, MS-01, Travis Childers
by Brett

The Travis Childers re-election campaign officially commenced on Saturday at an event in his hometown of Booneville. In front of about 100 supporters, Childers outlined several themes we could expect to see hear over the next three months, including how he plans to take on his opponent Alan Nunnelee.

Here is some of what Childers said about Nunnelee:

- Childers argued that Nunnelee voted “to raise taxes for sick people in hospitals and then took a pledge saying he was for lowering them.”

- Childers attacked Nunnelee on education saying he “cut teaching jobs” and “slashed education funding.”

- Childers talked Social Security saying Nunnelee supports “a plan that puts senior’s benefits at risk.”

For a good counter, you can listen to Alan Nunnelee’s Neshoba County Fair speech in its entirety here thanks to a Y’all Politics recording.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. marmie permalink
    August 2, 2010 4:27 pm

    It is great to read that Mississippi is one of the two most conservative states in America. We can also be proud that Mississippi is the safest state for unborn babies. Thank you Alan Nunnelee for helping to make this possible.

    Childers and Team Pelosi want to change that for the unborn, teach the joys of alternative lifestyles to our elementary school children, and give our seniors a not so gentle push to their graves.

  2. marmie permalink
    August 2, 2010 10:35 pm

    Mississippi gubernatorial candidate, Dave Dennis in a small group discussion tonight stated that of all the elections we have in the future none is more important than the 2010 elections. He and Jeppie Barbour agreed that conservatives must work together to elect Alan Nunnelee to stop the Pelosi/Obama machine.

  3. Dontreadonme permalink
    August 3, 2010 9:50 am

    Nice to know that 53 % of Mississippians identify as conservative. Now, describe your definition for conservative. Then ask yourself, have your local and state elected officals been acting like conservatives. If not, let’s get em gone.

  4. dwyane permalink
    August 3, 2010 5:26 pm

    Yeah right, Nunnelee is pro life all right. He believes that life begins at conception and ends at birth. Travis is a truly pro-life individial who believes we should protect the unborn, babies, the elderly, and those in need. As voters find out Nunnelle’s true record, they will be voting for Travis Childers.

    • Tony permalink
      August 3, 2010 7:30 pm

      That is a tired old arguement against Republicans. The difference is Republicans want individuals, families, churches, and charities to help individuals and the Democrats want the government to do it. Now which do you think does a better job and will better allocate resources to the truly needy and not to the lazy and irresponsible? Remember the government can not give what it does not first take away. And they have a habit of wasting a lot of what they take. This is how democrats get elected, promising everything to everybody and then give the bill to hard working Americans, their children, and their grandchildren. Nunnelee has shown more invidivual compassion than Childers. How charitable is it when you are giving away other people’s money? For us Christians, Jesus clearly called on individuals and the religious to take care of their brothers, not the Roman Empire of the Hebrew nation.

      • Tony permalink
        August 3, 2010 7:31 pm

        Oops. Last sentance should be OR the Hebrew nation, not of.

      • marmie permalink
        August 3, 2010 7:42 pm

        Total agreement Tony. I give = charity; The government gives=wealth redistribution.

  5. brenda keyes permalink
    August 4, 2010 11:31 am

    Travis neglects to point out the “slashiing” Nunnelee has done in spending is because there is limited monies in our state coffers. That slashing you hear is the sound of a fiscally conservative statesman who does not want to dip further into the pockets of Mississippians to pay a bill we cannot pay. Education is no different than every other state agency around the nation. Either cut the spending or raise our taxes. The rhetoric you hear from Childers is a way to defend the trillions of dollars he voted to WASTE in the “stimulus” bill. The only thing that will be stimulated by that is the ire of conservative voters! I say send Nunnelee to Washington along with some more fiscally conservative representatives and CUT SPENDING THERE!!!!!Slash away Congressman Nunnelee! You have my vote.

  6. dwayne permalink
    August 4, 2010 2:02 pm

    And I am hearing the same tired old arguments from Republicans, the type of things that got us into the Bush Recession that we are now siffering through. Republicans love to talk about slashing taxes and spending but the only ones who get their taxes slashed are the rich. Your basic North MS farmer, factory worker, mechanic, and truck driver pays the same or more under Republican rule while deregulation of the financial industry helps the filthy rcih get richer and undermines long term financial markets.

    While government won’t solve all of our problems, it has it’s place and the people are in trouble when Republicans let special interests take over as they have time and time again. Democrats have actually decreased spending until this administration which inherited Bush’s recession. Even then, most of the deficit is a result of unfunded expenditures like Medicare PArt D (under “W”) and “W’s” two wars, one of which is ending now.

    Nunnelee promises nothing to North Mississipians except for the exclusive country club set.

    • Mississippi elitist permalink
      August 4, 2010 3:41 pm

      “Your basic North MS farmer, factory worker, mechanic, and truck driver pays the same or more under Republican rule” I fit into two of the categories that you listed and I received a very nice tax cut from Mr. Bush and by no stretch am I “wealthy”. (i.e. the fact that I fit into two of the categories listedshould make that clear) Yet those tax cuts that I received are going to run out 1-01-11 thanks to your beloved Travis and his Obama family.
      By the way you might want to look into the farm tax cuts of the Bush era because you will find that President Bush gave the average farmer some of the biggest tax breaks in history. One such break was when he lowered the minimum dollar on equipment purchased that could be depreciated over five years. That has proven really helpful to many of us who have small farms because we can depreciate our $40,000 equipment just like the big farmers do their $500,000 equipment.
      Childers and his Obama administration have already let that nice break for the average farmer in North Mississippi run out. Now they seem prepared to allow my other breaks run out as of 1-01-11. This alone will be the biggest tax hike in American history and that is a fact.
      Face it Childers is a coward and a hack and he needs to move back to Booneville!

      • dwayne permalink
        August 4, 2010 5:33 pm

        With all due respect, if you are earning a family income of over $250,00, which apparently you are, you should have the Bush tax cuts for the rich revoked for you.

    • Dontreadonme permalink
      August 5, 2010 8:36 pm

      The reason for the recession is the increased government spending. The spending began with Bush, increased with Clinton then increased with Bush and now Obama is making up for 20 years of whitemen spending all the money. The bad thing is the Clinton’s are looking to come back and get a second dip. Everybody get your wallet out, you know they aint paying.

  7. DaveG permalink
    August 4, 2010 2:14 pm

    Glad to see such a strong defense of Childers, dwayne…

    I am not sure which war is ending so much as the troops are being pulled out. Funniest thing about that is how Obama and Biden claim they won when in fact if we went along with their plan we would have pulled out overnight 3 years ago and Iraq would be a terrorist haven.

    As far as saying spending has decreased under the Obama administration, when I get done laughing if you and anyone else believes that please contact about some great ocean front property in Arizona.

    • dwayne permalink
      August 4, 2010 5:49 pm

      First of all Dave, neither Obama or Biden wanted to withdraw from Iraq three years ago. Obama was against going into Iraq at all. It is an unnecessary war that was created by Bush and company for oil, ego, or something. After we got in there and “W” found out that it was our baby, that we had to nation build, then most said we should stay in there to finish the job, which is now done thanks to the President. In the meantime, the real war against AL-Quaida was neglected until this administration. I am proud that congressman Childers came out against the Iraq war in his last campaign.

      I did not say that spending has decreased under Obama but it did under Clinton and then increased under “W.” I did say that most of the deficit is the unfunded leftovers from “W.” Dem’s say that the government has a duty to help prop up financial markets and use fiscal policy to stop the bleeding in a severe economic crisis which is essentially what has happened. Repubs say the government should do nothing except cut taxes for rich people and we will magically come out of it. Republican experiments like that have never worked. Democrats make mistakes but I will stick with them in times like this.

      • Tony permalink
        August 4, 2010 8:49 pm

        Google “expiring Bush Tax cuts” or something like it. Any objective article including those from financial sites will show that Americans making as little as $30,000 a year will have their taxes raised. Married, bam, marriage penalty is back. Got kids, bam, child credit drops from $1K to $500. In the lowest tax bracket, bam, your rate just jumped 50% from 10% to 15%. I and a lot of other folks who will never see earnings of $250K will pay more taxes.

  8. brenda keyes permalink
    August 5, 2010 11:54 am

    Dwayne, back to the initial complaint that Childers has that
    Nunnelee “slashed education funds.” Our state revenues (like all other states) have been drastically short of what the experts expected them to be. Given the fact that we cannot spend more than we take in don’t you think the legislature,led by Nunnelee,(Repbulican and Democrat) were prudent in their decision to live within our means? Even if it meant “slashing education funds”? I admire the work they have done in this regard, because while they were making the politically tough decisions to do what is right , Washington was spending money we are having to borrow from China.

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