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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:51 PM

Far-right mayor wins GOP primary for U.S. House seat in Nashville

Source: NBC News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Andy Ogles, a far-right county mayor, won Tennessee’s crowded Republican primary on Thursday in a reconfigured congressional district in left-leaning Nashville that the party is hoping to flip in November. In a warning ahead of the general election, he said, “Liberals, we’re coming for you.”

Ogles, the Maury County mayor and onetime leader of the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity’s state chapter, emerged among nine candidates after a hard-fought primary for the state’s 5th Congressional District. The seat drew heavy interest from Republicans after GOP state lawmakers carved Nashville into three districts, leading incumbent Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper to announce his retirement.

“We’re at war. This is a political war, a cultural war, and it’s a spiritual war,” Ogles said in his victory speech. “And as we go forward, we’ve got to get back to honoring God and country.”

Ogles will face Democratic state Sen. Heidi Campbell in November. The new district favored Donald Trump over Joe Biden by 12 percentage points in 2020.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2022-election/far-right-mayor-wins-gop-primary-nashville-us-house-seat-rcna41691

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Reply Far-right mayor wins GOP primary for U.S. House seat in Nashville (Original post)
Polybius Aug 5 OP
Sky Jewels Aug 5 #1
peppertree Aug 5 #2
Initech Aug 5 #6
peppertree Aug 5 #7
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Aug 5 #10
peppertree Aug 5 #11
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Saturday #12
Turbineguy Aug 5 #3
The Grand Illuminist Saturday #16
not fooled Aug 5 #4
Initech Aug 5 #5
70sEraVet Aug 5 #8
OldBaldy1701E Saturday #14
Initech Saturday #15
maxrandb Sunday #18
paleotn Aug 5 #9
dalton99a Saturday #13
Bengus81 Saturday #17

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 02:13 PM

1. What a piece of crap.

I hope he goes down in flames.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 02:20 PM

2. And when his (long-suffering) wife divorces him, they'll ask her on what grounds.

And she'll say: "He Ogles!"

(probably at underage things)

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Response to peppertree (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 04:48 PM

6. I wonder if his speech sounded better when it was spoken in German?

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Response to Initech (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:13 PM

7. The word 'kampf' would've probably shown up a lot if he did

No idea why...

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Response to peppertree (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:20 PM

10. Hitler would be saying, "This guy scares even me." n/t

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:54 PM

11. Sad but true

Today's Republicans (the more extreme ones anyway) have become a lot like Nazis - but without the infrastructure week.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 06:58 AM

12. The GQP also doesn't have really cool uniforms like those that Nazis wore.



They'll probably be available at the RNC gift shop in time for the 2024 election.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 02:23 PM

3. We are not at war

We are looking for common ground.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 01:29 PM

16. Unfortunately we are, in a sense.

If Democrats don't win in November, it is because it was not treated as such.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 02:25 PM

4. Here, rubes--take Gawd and Country

while the 666koch(s)666 take all the money.

There, I wrote his next campaign speech for him.

People falling for this sh*t is why this country is now an oligarchy.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 04:46 PM

5. Oh god another MAGA fuckhead to deal with.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:43 PM

8. A shame there's not a way to stop what they've done to Nashville.

They have split neighborhoods down the middle, to ensure that the residents will have NO voice.

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Response to 70sEraVet (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 01:19 PM

14. That guy is a loon.

I love his 'going forward, we have to go back..' line. He is a menace to that state.

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Response to 70sEraVet (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 01:26 PM

15. Yeah that's what happens when one side goes full fascist / populist.

It’s either their voice or no voice.

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Response to 70sEraVet (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 7, 2022, 07:04 AM

18. Well, I have said this before

Nothing will change. The racism, fascism, misogyny, hatred and white supremacy...NONE OF IT!...will change, unless and until we make racism, fascism, misogyny, hatred and white supremacy unprofitable to the corporations, businesses and individuals that fund and enable it.

I am pretty sure that the economic output created by Nashville sustains the entire economy of Tennessee.

Find out what corporations and businesses funded Retrumplican candidates, AND STOP DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM.

You can't shame these fucksticks.

You can't appeal to their "virtues".

You can't expect compassion, or fairness from those Retrumplican asspickles.

The only thing that gets their attention is if you hit their wallets.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 08:21 PM

9. Hey, Ogles....

Fuck your gawd and I'm not a citizen of your fascist state.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 10:45 AM

13. Kick

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 05:24 PM

17. He'll be the first Gooper asking for Federal aid if they would have flooding like Kentucky

But when the skies are blue and light winds it's full on MAGA "we're not a nanny State" nonsense.

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