Monday, April 03, 2006

Holt Responds to Bank's Press Release

I'm sorry that Chuck feels that way. I try to follow the "Reagan Rule" of "thou shall not speak ill of fellow republican". You may ask my other republican opponents in the past if I have ever "gone after them". I have not.

I talk about the bright hope for this state and its people. I talk about the demise of bigger government which will lead us to more freedom. To do that, we must talk about issue differences between the candidates. This by no means belittles Chuck or his character.

Mr. Banks has raised some questions about me taking an "un-republican" stance of advocating local control of schools. I submit respectfully that there is nothing more conservative, or Republican, or American than that “the government that governs least governs best”. Ronald Reagan was a strong proponent of local control of schools. The people of
Arkansas and I understand that for an excellent school system to exist, we must once again give the people of the local communities ownership of their school system. I encourage all Arkansans to study this issue. Look at the history of court takeovers of school systems. The school systems do not improve. The one constant in this equation is "parental involvement". A centrally controlled and micromanaged school system will discourage parental involvement and make our elected school boards impotent.

Senator Dave Bisbee, Senator Terry Smith and other representatives have stated that they see no reason to take money out of the tax-payers pockets other than the courts are mandating it. I wonder if Mr. Banks would claim that my colleagues are also extreme. If the legislature allows this to happen, we will not be a "representative republic", which is, a government of, by and for the people. But rather, we will be ruled by the "Supreme" court. Thus, the court mandates everything and our constitutional form of government which demands separation of powers and checks and balances is null and void. That is un-Republican and un-American; because the very definition of tyranny, according to the founders, is that all control is located in one place. Our state and nations constitutions demand that the legislative branch makes the laws and has control of the purse strings....not the courts.


Anonymous Emily said...

I realize this is useless to show any grievance against Holt on this site. His supporters run it, and it would be off kilter if they did not write "pro-Holt." However, when Holt's campaign manager attacks time and again an opponent (no matter if it were Doug or Chuck) I would think that eventually the respected campaign would respond.
By the way Jim - Chuck's main points in his recent release were in response to illegal immigration and the "unnamed campaign aide." Hmm... wonder who that "aide" was?

10:51 AM, April 03, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Again, some people seem to think that accurately quoting someone's actual votes and actual record is an "attack". It isn't. How are people going to make up their minds who to vote for if they don't know where the candidates stand on the issues?

Every politican will tell you they have a great record. Are conservatives supposed to take their word on it? Maybe we should wait for the liberal media to inform us?

Please, candidates have to be free to compare RECORDS. That is not an attack if records are accurately potrayed.

11:28 AM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then please post Holt's records on this site. We do have a right to know the "no spin" truth.

11:42 AM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet when someone points out Jim's record they are personelly attack over and over again.

Jim voted to raise taxes to fund Pre-K.

He voted to repeal a tax credit(this is a tax increase).

He did not vote to shrink Government. Merger of DHSand DH

11:56 AM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Again, some people seem to think that accurately quoting someone's actual votes and actual record is an "attack"."

If you are going to "accurately" quote someone's "actual" votes then do so. But don't keep giving excuses everytime Jim votes for something "he didn't mean to vote for". Good grief, is he dumb or what? He voted to fund Pre-K, which mostly gives daycare to illegals, but then makes excuses by saying he didn't know what he was doing. He never knows what he is doing, which is why so many people want him out of office. Ignorance is no excuse. Hasn't anyone ever told you that before?

12:10 PM, April 03, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Jim makes mistakes on occcaision and is able to admit it. Tell me two mistakes your guy Matayo is willing to admit to? Has he EVER made a mistake he is willing to admit to?

12:12 PM, April 03, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I can't "personally" attack you, because you post anonymously. Still, your implication that Holt is for Pre-K is deceptive. He has voted AGAINST funding pre-K every time he knew it was in the bill. There was one bill when he was a rookie that he did not know that this was what was being funded. He was under the impression it was another program.

That family credit thing is also false. He was not in the chamber when the vote was taken. On a voice vote they are not suppossed to roll call them, but a new clerk made a mistake and recorded the vote on a voice vote. His letter is on file asking the mistake to be corrected.

And I am not so sure your merger will save any money. It definetly was not clear at the time. It was only clear that it would centralize goverment.

12:16 PM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the mistake Jim made when he went to a local pastor a few weeks ago and claimed that Matayo is no longer a christian. Was that also a mistake of Jim's or is he willing to stand by that one? Or when he said the same thing to several other people. Was that also a mistake, or is he standing by that too? The list goes on. If Jim is going to give false testimony about someone, he needs to know he will get caught. Why don't you try and make excuses for that now.

I'm sure there is one mistake Matayo would be willing to admit to. That would be the mistake he made when he made friends with Jim Holt. I have a feeling he would be happy to admit to that, as I'm sure you will too someday in the future.

12:21 PM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He was not in the chamber when the vote was taken."

I think the number would be smaller if we counted how many times Jim WAS in the chamber, as opposed to WAS NOT in the chamber.

12:24 PM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rules of the Senate are the rules. If he was not there the vote counts as a yes.

12:52 PM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Merger has already saved the State of Arkansas over four million dollars and Jim Holt voted for it the seesion before.

12:53 PM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly! Holt votes on bills when he doesn't know all aspects of them. Yep, that's who I want helping Asa run our government.

2:55 PM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dougie, Ralphie, Emily, and Paulie,
Is this all you have to do all day by attacking Jim Holt? It's time you guys get a life and stop attacking Jim. Everyone know who you guys are and do you really think that they would believe the likes of you. Don't think so....
Emily, you need to stay off this computer and raise your and Matayo's children. Paulie, you need to take care of your family and Ralphie, there's no hope for you, except serve coffee at the Republican meetings. I finally saw something that you could do good. Dougie, your doing a wonderful job following Huckabill's orders. Keep up the good work. Hang in there, you might make something of yourself someday. Other people can play this stupid game too.... Your turn

5:36 PM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:36 First of all, you guys need to get a life and stop blaming other people for someone else's posts. We all know that you have your little "abuse tracker", but I think you're way out of line. The "Emily" posting on this site (10:51) is not the same "Emily" you think and I'm sure she'll (10:51) even tell you that. I've seen her make it perfectly clear before. She is a Banks supporter. And, I think Doug's wife's name is Amy, not Emily. If you're going to make something up, at least get it right. Real tough words from an anonymous poster.

And if you really want to blast someone about "not taking care of their children", why not blast the Holts. They are the ones that leave all of their little ones home with their older children while campaigning. Great parenting. They might as well keep having them since they don't have to take care of them.

5:58 PM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I know what Dougie wife's name is and how old she is and how she dresses....
As far as the Holt's leaving their children alone, they don't. They have a wonderful grandmother that stays home with them when the parents are on the road. Mrs. Holt is not traveling. Mr. Holt takes the older children with him on the road, so who stays home with the younger ones? Can you figure that one out for yourself? Didn't think so. Deny that. Talk about being brave and posting as Anonymous. Post your real name and I will do the same. GO first if you have the nerve. I certainly do. I think you have done the same darn thing. By the way who are watching your children now? Certainly not you...

6:10 PM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The funny thing is that you have no idea who I am. You only think you do. I am on a computer that is shared by several Matayo supporters, but more importantly none of us like Holt. I can prove this to you by giving you a post that I posted from my home over the weekend. It was under the smoking ban headline and I posted at 3:21. And just for the record, smarty pants, I don't have any children. How about you? I also wouldn't give my name if you paid me.

6:28 PM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey I know what Dougie wife's name is and how old she is and how she dresses...."

Ok, this statement scared me a little, and I'm sure it will scare Mrs. Matayo also.

Goodnight little Joshie.

7:14 PM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Matayo camp seem to be operating a slime machine against Jim Holt. hey come and trash out this place with stuff that is getting creepy.

Aren't they the ones acccusing Jim's supporters of thinking he is perfect? Strange then that it is the Holt supporters who admit their guy makes mistakes like any human but is still the best man while the Matayo supporters refuse to admit to any mistakes from their guy= Who is supposed to have the cult again?

Oh wait, the Matayo camp says the one mistake is that they were too nice to Holt. They seem to be making up for that mistake by being far too ugly to him now= including making up trash and distorting records.

7:17 AM, April 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How have the Matayo distorted Holt's record. It looks like to me they have backed up everything they have claimed

7:46 AM, April 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can tell you one thing...Matayo's camp isn't stalking Holt's wife and making comments about how she dresses.

9:21 AM, April 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, that's just wierd. If I were Matayo and that were being said about my wife, I'd be looking for a fight!

10:11 AM, April 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, I'll bite. How does Mrs. Matayo dress?

8:10 PM, April 05, 2006  
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