Readers sound off on MDJ’s endorsement
August 16, 2012 12:01 AM | 1045 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is a selection of the responses from readers of in reaction to recent MDJ stories.

Reagan in Smyrna — Great call by the MDJ. Chairman Tim Lee has done a very solid job these past two years. Cobb still has a triple AAA bond rating thanks to him. Bill Byrne wants to RAISE taxes and ADD another level of bureaucracy in east Cobb for little to nothing in return.

FAHayek — Lee is what Marx calls “the useful idiot” — he forwards the collectivist vision because it benefits him. Wake up! Vote this RINO out! I’ll take the stubborn administrator that will keep Cobb in stalemate over MDJ “vision” any day.

Jesse James — I came to the opposite conclusion of the MDJ Editorial Board. Besides, according to Tim Lee, I am just a spoiled brat anyway. He needs to go back full time to his mysterious marketing career and work on those neighborhood and church projects.

Voting for Lee — Thanks, MDJ. All right thinking Cobb County working adults know that Mr. Lee is the better of the two.

D.G. in Clarkdale — “Political Endorsement: Tim Lee — He has vision, skills to keep Cobb moving forward.“ The word “forward” appears time and time again in socialist/communist propaganda. Cobb voters please don’t return Lee to commission chairman, if you do you’ll have to constantly watch your wallet....

Gimme a Break — Forward is a word, it is a word of action it is a word of movement it is the opposite of going backwards. Lee Forward. Byrne Backward. Any questions?

SG68 — As proud as I was of the MDJ in its stand opposing the TSPLOST scam I am just as disappointed in this endorsement of Leebama. Anyone that can be lead around by the nose, as Tim Lee has been, is not for me! Byrne may be a recalcitrant SOB at times but at least he has a backbone and some semblance of a functional brain. Lee has neither.

Endorsement? — I’d be concerned if I were Tim. This sounds like a ringing endorsement from the MDJ but more like the “lesser of two evils”.

A. Beaverhausen — Why does this surprise anyone? The MDJ has always protected AG Sam Olens and everyone knows Olens is Wayland Flowers and Tim Lee plays the part of Madame quite nicely.

Pee Wee — I missed something in the endorsement of Lee. It speaks of his vision, but only lists every tax hike he championed. Vision? More like caving to the bloated government bureaucracy. Byrne has committed to whacking the budget to eliminate the 18 percent Lee tax hike. It is an existential question. If Republican Cobb will not trim its budget, how do we possibly expect it to happen on the federal level?

I Know — I know both men well. The sad thing is the venom that these bloggers write as Byrne’s supporters. But then, Byrne is a negative person, seldom smiling, usually angry and cursing. He is always against someone or some thing. What kind of “Family Values” are those? Those so unhappy with life should join forces with unhappy Byrne who said under oath he didn’t like Cobb, as in “The last thing I wanted to do is live in Cobb County, let alone serve in Cobb County.” Y’all go on to Polk, ya hear?

Completely Agree — I completely agree with the MDJ that Chairman Lee has the vision and skills to keep Cobb moving forward. MDJ, great move to recognize and publicly acknowledge this.

Bill Millette — I am amazed that the editorial board endorsed Lee after the amount of criticism you have put forth in the recent past.
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