Tim Griffin and Club for Growth | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tim Griffin and Club for Growth

Posted By on Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 11:42 AM

The Club for Growth, a wealthy group of rich anti-taxers (see: Jackson T. Stephens Jr.) has endorsed Tim Griffin. It's also honest, in its way. The Club for Growth has gleefully endorsed privatizing Social Security. Had that happened a few years ago, it would have jerked the safety net from beneath millions of older and disabled Americans when the market collapsed.

The Democratic Party is trying to use this issue as a wedge against CFG candidates. Griffin's website says he opposes the privatization of Social Security. Does he repudiate the Club for Growth? I also wonder if there are any KARN radio clips around where Griffin was for privatization before he was against it, as with the Fair Tax, where he underwent a miraculous conversion after the wingnut dominated Republican primary but before an election before more rational voters. After all, Timmy once worked on political support for President Bush's privatization plan. Was he then just a private gun-slinger, following orders? Or was he a believer, and just now saying what he thinks voters want to hear. Given his record, you have to wonder. Character DOES count.

SPEAKING OF CHARACTER: The DOG had a positively science fiction editorial today about Griffin, accepting at face value words he's uttered with which the newspaper agrees, not mentioning at all those at variance. In their test, Griffin passed, as all Republicans do. The editorialist at The Leader in Jacksonville saw a test of character, too. Griffin flunked.


Truth and courage mean something, too, if you are asking to be the people’s representative in Washington. Cummins and [former U.S. Attorney Paul] Charlton remind us of Griffin’s one failing as a candidate. It is not his ideas — they are rote Republican — but his refusal to answer questions about the U. S. attorney episode or his activities during his 10-year career inside Washington politics. He waves questions aside by saying that he only wants to talk about the future. The past, they say, is prologue
.

Tags: , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (14)

Showing 1-14 of 14

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-14 of 14

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Sunday open line

    Open line and “news” on the Hog football coach.
    • Nov 19, 2017
  • The Clintons side by side in Little Rock 25 years after

    Bill and Hillary Clinton side by side taking questions from Donald Carville. The only thing more I could have asked for was a seat for Donald Trmp to handle the same topics.
    • Nov 19, 2017
  • Arkansas a leader in laws against better working conditions

    The Economic Policy Institute has compiled a national look at state laws that prevent local governments from mandating better working conditions in cities and counties than state law provides.As you might expect, Arkansas is among the leaders
    • Nov 19, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Sunday open line

    • We'll see how many politicians and church leaders send their thoughts and prayers to the…

    • on November 20, 2017
  • Re: Sunday open line

    • Charlie Manson is dead yet Donald Trump lives......life ain't fair at all. Durango has the…

    • on November 20, 2017
  • Re: The Medicaid charade explained

    • Get THE 2017 BLANK ATM Programmed Card and cash money directly in any ATM Machine…

    • on November 20, 2017

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation