The DailyTeaParty.com is happy to endorse Mr. Chuck Donovan as the Tea Party Candidate for US Senate in Georgia.
Chuck Donovan is the only candidate worthy of the Tea Party name. He is running against big government JOHNNY ISAKSON and MIKE THURMOND. How will you vote; for big government or for Chuck Donovan?
Chuck Donovan who is running for US Senate in GA, and is looking to unseat old Republican Isakson seems to be the darling of the Tea Party in the Peach State. Donovan is running on a libertarian and constitutional platform so conservative that it makes Isakson seem like a Democrat in the eyes of many Tea Partiers.
He had this to say about his opponents:
“Both of you speak of fiscal discipline, but neither of you have demonstrated your commitment by putting your name on the line.” He continued, “In particular, Johnny Isakson is trying to portray himself to Georgia voters as a ‘fiscal conservative’. His record shows he has been a fiscal disaster.” Donovan goes on to warn Georgia voters “Don’t think it will be different this time unless you vote differently.”
Chuck Donovan’s Message to the Tea Party:
There have been a lot of commentators giving their opinions of the Tea
Party Movement lately. Some have been nicer than others and an
accurate portrayal of its members is usually not part of the equation.
More often than not, Tea Partiers are characterized as right-wingers,
racists, and rehashed neoconservatives.
I can tell you that I have attended several Tea Parties across the
state of Georgia as the Libertarian Candidate for US Senate. As most
people imagine, the Tea Parties and I agree on a lot. We agree that
the run away spending of the Obama Administration is unacceptable. We
agree that our national debt will cripple the potential prosperity of
future generations. When I say that the Wall Street Bailout was a
travesty, I always get a round of applause.
But the most telling part of my interaction with the Tea Party isn’t
that we agree so much. It’s how much the Tea Party is willing to turn
against an established Republican who has C- rating from the National
Tax Payers Union. During non-election years that is. Mr. Isakson
puts on the fiscal responsibility show during election years. At
every Tea Party that I have spoken in front of, members have told me
that they aren’t buying it this time.
There is a difference between the politicians seeking Tea Party
endorsements and the Tea Parties themselves. The former is hoping to
get blind support from the latter. But the latter has principals that
they aren’t willing to compromise. It shows that they have learned
some hard lessons since, being the average Americans; they are bearing
the costs of bad policies by bad politicians. Tea Partiers generally
don’t see politicians as a solution. Rightly, they see establishment
politicians as part of the problem.
Most of the commentators I have read have glossed over this important
fact. Of course someone somewhere will find an exception or scoff at
the idea that Tea Party is anything good. But I can say with
confidence that the Tea Party I have met is more legitimate than I
initially gave them credit for. The future is more important than
party politics. The Tea Party and the Libertarian Party get it. The
other two parties seem to have lost sight of that.
Libertarian Candidate for US Senate
State of Georgia
Chuck Donovan is the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senator. He is currently an international airline Captain and was previously a fighter pilot in the U.S. Marines. Chuck represents a new kind of citizen candidate, bound to our founding principles of natural rights, economic freedom, and limited government. His main priority is significant Federal spending cuts because he knows our current debt-ridden system is unsustainable and likely headed for disaster.
|CHUCK DONOVAN||JOHNNY ISAKSON||MIKE THURMOND|
|Bush Stimulus ~ $125 Billion||NO||Voted YES||(?)|
|Obama Stimulus $700 Billion||NO||Voted NO||(?)|
|Government Run Healthcare||NO||YES||YES|
|Medicare Part D $17 Trillion||NO||Voted YES||(?)|
|No Child Left Behind (80% expansion in the Department of Education)||NO – Abolish the Federal Department of Education||Voted YES, coauthor||(?)|
|Increasing the National Debt Limit||NO||Voted YES||(?)|
|Running Iraq and Afghanistan off the books||NO||Voted YES||(?)|
|Cap and Trade||NO||NO||(?)|
|Farm subsidies||NO||Voted YES||(?)|
|The Bridge to Nowhere||NO||Voted YES||(?)|
|The Ted Kennedy Memorial ($16 Million with cost overruns now to almost $60 million)||NO||Voted YES||(?)|
|Signed the CAGW “No Pork Pledge”||YES||NO||NO|
|The G.I.V.E. Act (HR1388, HR1444, and S 277) Expansion of Americorps from 75,000 to 250,000 “volunteers” HR 1444 will consider “mandatory” volunteer service||NO||Cosponsor||(?)|
|Government accessing personal 401(k)’s||NO||Supports||(?)|
|Agriculture Consolidation and Expansion of the FDA (S 510)||NO||Cosponsor||(?)|
|Repeal the 16th Amendment||YES (Libertarian Platform Issue)||(?)||(?)|
|Extending the Bush tax cuts||YES||YES||NO|
|Cuts to the capital gains tax||YES||YES (for his special interests)||(?)|
|Alternative Minimum Tax||Abolish||Voted for “Temporary Relief”||(?)|
|Home buyer tax credit||Government should not be in the real estate business||Supports his cronies in the real estate business||(?)|
|Tool of the military industrial complex||NO||YES||(?)|
|Lockheed Martin F-22||NO||Voted YES||(?)|
|Government Rail Expansion||NO||(?)||YES|
|Government sponsored energy research – ethanol||NO||Voted YES||(?)|
|Congressional Reform Act||YES||NO?||(?)|
|Presidential Line-item veto||NO||YES||(?)|
|Single Item Only Congressional Bills||YES||(?)||(?)|
|Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State||NO||Voted YES||YES|
|Eric Holder, Attorney General||NO||Voted YES||YES|
|Elena Kagan, Supreme Court Justice||NO||Voted NO||YES|
|Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice||NO||Voted NO||YES|
|New START Treaty and Protocols||NO||Voted NO||(?)|
|United Nations Small Arms Treaty||NO||(?)||(?)|
|Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac||Freeze and Phase out||Support and Bail out||Support and Bail out|
|Backed by and Beholden to Special Interests||NO||YES||YES|
|Tied to a Big Spending, Big Government Political Party||NO||YES||YES|
|Tea Party Guest Speaker||Throughout the State of Georgia||NO||NO|
|Tea Party Support||GA State Tea Party Award for Fiscal Conservative||NO||NO|
|Principles before Party and Politics||YES||NO||NO|
Chuck Donovan is now the only U.S. Senate candidate in Georgia to sign the No Pork Pledge. The No Pork Pledge is published by the Citizens Against Government Waste.
Chuck Donovan answers the Liberty Candidate questions: LibertyCandidates.org
Libertarian Party blog: ‘Libertarian U.S. Senate Candidate Chuck Donovan is leading a revolution against big government spending’
Don’t miss Chuck’s Blog “What is Liberty” and all the others. He is the Tea Party’s and thinking man’s candidate!