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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / November 12, 2018

Republicans Mimic the Segregationists and Unleash the Wolves of Hate

“When the wolves of hate are loosed on one people, then no one is safe.” --Atlanta Constitution editor Ralph McGill,...

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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / November 12, 2018

Trump’s Litany of Lies and Racism Nakedly Revealed. GA Republicans Approve It All

Georgia Republicans Johnny Isakson and David Perdue; Reps. Barry Loudermilk and Karen Handel; and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp have given...

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By barkstm / November 9, 2018

Yes, It Was a Democratic Wave

As much of the media remain focused on the “deeply divided” America supposedly  reflected in the split in control of...

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By barkstm / November 5, 2018

All the Ugliness of the Trump Campaign Is on Display in Georgia

An editorial in the Washington Post on the eve of the election has nailed the fact that Georgia Republicans are...

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Conservatives, Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / November 1, 2018

A Conservative Speaks: “Vote against all Republicans. Every single one.”

An op-ed by prominent conservative and former Republican Max Boot: Vote against all Republicans. Every single one INDIEDEMS COMMENT: IndieDems has...

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Conservatives, Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / November 1, 2018

Interior Secretary Zinke: More Republican Gutter Ethics–Approved by GA Republicans

Ryan Zinke, Trump’s Interior Secretary, Faces Increased Ethics Scrutiny IndieDems Comment: Another of Trump's Republican Cabinet Secretaries shows his absolute...

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By barkstm / October 31, 2018

Where Are American Christians as Trump’s Demagoguery Rivals Hitler’s?

Trump’s lies and demagoguery about the migrant “caravan” allegedly posing a grave danger to the security of the United States...

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By barkstm / October 27, 2018

Georgia Republicans Plunge Deeper into their Trumpian Extremism

More Republicans Desert the Trump Shipwreck—Leaving GA Republicans More Isolated in Their Extremism Editor’s note: This first draft of this...

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Democrats, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / October 24, 2018

Democrats: Stop the Public Confrontations

IndieDems states without reservation: the public confrontations that some so-called liberals, progressives, or Democrats have staged with Republican officials as...

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Conservatives, Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / October 24, 2018

GA Republicans Endorse Trump’s Escalation of Lies & Demagoguery

No a single Georgia Republican has bothered to criticize Trump's flagrant, craven demagoguery conveyed in these latest reports. Their silence...

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Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / October 22, 2018

Reminders of How Vile Trump & His Republicans Really Are

Why bother with more reports of the hideous damage Trump and his Republicans are inflicting on America? Because the very...

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Conservatives, Democrats, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / October 22, 2018

America “Deeply Divided”? Says Who?

Ben Sasse, a Republican, represents Nebraska in the Senate and is the author of the new book “Them: Why We...

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Environment, Georgia
By barkstm / October 22, 2018

Cobb Sierra Club Meets 11/1 to Examine New Initiatives, Including for Cobb EMC

Event: Monthly meeting of the Centennial Group, the Cobb/Fulton chapter of the Sierra Club Date: Thursday, November 1 Time: 6:30pm,...

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Georgia
By barkstm / October 17, 2018

A Look at the Five Proposed Constitutional Amendments on Georgia’s Ballot

Georgians will vote on five proposed amendments to the Georgia constitution on their ballot in this year’s election. Two proposed...

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Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / October 17, 2018

Trump Chickens Come Home to Roost for Soybean Farmers

Media report: North Dakota soybean farmers, caught in the trade war, watch the season run out on their crop IndieDemsComment:...

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Conservatives, Democrats, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / October 17, 2018

Post-Kavanaugh: It’s a Great Day to be a Democrat

It’s a great day to be a Democrat. We Democrats know that Hillary got 3 million more votes than Trump,...

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Democrats, Georgia
By barkstm / October 17, 2018

Democratic Watch Party To View Ruth Bader Ginsburg Documentary – 10/25/18

Event: Cobb Democratic Watch Party Topic: “RBG” Documentary on Ruth Bader Ginsburg Date: Thursday, October 25 Time: 6:30pm Place: Private...

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Georgia
By barkstm / October 15, 2018

GA Advance & Absentee Voting Now Underway + Amendments, Down Ballot Candidates

For Cobb County Early Voting In-person Now Underway at Select Sites Click here for Advance Voting information on CobbElections.org for...

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By barkstm / October 13, 2018

Are Hispanics and Women the Democrats’ Achilles’ Heels?

The Democrats’ optimism about becoming America’s undisputed majority party hinges largely on the expanding minority population, especially Hispanics and blacks....

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Georgia, Republicans
By barkstm / October 13, 2018

Kemp, GA Republicans Commit Massive Voter Suppression

This issue has now been so thoroughly covered in the media, IndieDems has nothing to add. Below are some selective...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / October 11, 2018

The Nikki Haley Myth, Created Right in Front of Our Eyes

U.N Ambassador Nikki Haley's resignation has triggered a media frenzy of gushing praise of her as a person and politician,...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / October 8, 2018

The Real Lessons of the Kavanaugh Fight

I urge my fellow Americans to lift themselves above the partisan rancor over whether Ford or Kavanaugh is telling the...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / October 8, 2018

What the Pro-Kavanaugh Cabal Ignored

The flawed, circumscribed, and almost worthless FBI "investigation" received wide publicity. The other factors Republicans ignored in order to make...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / October 8, 2018

Thumbs Down on Senator Susan Collins

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank on October 6 published "Susan Collins’s Declaration of Cowardice." IndieDems Comment: Thank you, Dana Milbank,...

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Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / October 8, 2018

Just Wondering. What Does Justice Kavanaugh Say to His Children…

When they ask him, “daddy, what does shithole mean?” And “daddy, is it really OK for famous men to touch...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / October 8, 2018

Why Democrats Are Having a Good Day

Republicans are having a field day celebrating their success in getting Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court. Some even accuse Democrats...

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Conservatives, Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / October 4, 2018

Kavanaugh Fight Reveals the Truth: Christian = Hypocrite

The Facts The news this week confirms it: Donald Trump is the worst person ever to be president By conservative...

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Georgia
By barkstm / September 22, 2018

Question about Cobb EMC’s New CEO: Why Him?

In March 2018, the Cobb EMC Board of Directors announced the selection of a new president and CEO, Peter Heintzelman....

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Georgia, Mueller
By barkstm / September 22, 2018

New Cobb EMC CEO & Mueller’s Russia Investigation

In a separate post, IndieDems analyzes Cobb EMC’s appointment in March of Peter Heintzelman as its new CEO (Question about...

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Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / September 20, 2018

Kavanaugh Mess Makes Clear: GOP a Bastion of Sexism & Misogyny

The fallout from the Kavanaugh nomination has starkly confirmed what we already knew to be the truth: the Republican Party...

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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / September 17, 2018

Today’s Republicans & 1960s Segregationists: Peas in a Pod

As a native Southerner, I’m sensitive to signs that current politics is mimicking the period of segregation and Jim Crow...

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Georgia
By barkstm / September 14, 2018

Cobb Meeting to Hear Expert on Major Flaws in GA Electoral System

The Problem 6 million Georgia voters' records exposed: 'Could have easily been compromised' CNN - August 14, 2018 (Excerpts) A...

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Mueller, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / September 10, 2018

Trump Trying to Destroy Government Experts on Russian Organized Crime

The Urgent Question of Trump and Money Laundering By David Leonhardt- New York Times, September 9th, 2018 (Excerpt) The latest...

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Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / September 7, 2018

New “Deep Throat” Deserves Praise, Not Condemnation

On September 5, The New York Times took the unprecedented step of publishing an anonymous op-ed,  "I Am Part of...

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Georgia
By barkstm / September 7, 2018

Surprise! “Braves, Cobb in Legal Dispute over Millions in Stadium Costs”

AJC 9/7/18: "Braves, Cobb in Legal Dispute over Millions in Stadium Costs" (Excerpt) Cobb County and the Atlanta Braves are...

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By barkstm / September 7, 2018

Georgia’s Younger Voters Trending Democratic

AJC 9/7/18: Georgia’s Democratic future may begin with those born after 1974 (Excerpt): "It is among voters born after 1974...

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Georgia
By barkstm / September 7, 2018

Poll Shows Kemp, Abrams Tied in Governor’s Race

DEAD EVEN: AJC/Channel 2 poll shows Georgia governor’s race is tied  

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Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / September 4, 2018

Kavanaugh Sinks Deeper into Trumpists’ Swamp

News item: Hours before Kavanaugh nomination hearings, Bush lawyer releases 42,000 pages of documents to Judiciary Committee IndieDems Comment The...

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Environment, Georgia
By barkstm / August 31, 2018

Update on Cobb EMC Elections, Now Underway

Please see our earlier post, Critical Cobb EMC Elections Begin This Week, for more details and recommendations for challenger candidates to vote...

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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / August 30, 2018

McCain Affair Sends GA Republicans Beyond the Pale with Trump

Donald Trump’s despicable actions regarding John McCain following his death, and the acquiescence of Georgia Republican Congressional delegations in Trump’s...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / August 28, 2018

McCain Imbroglio Reveals Extremism, Isolation of Trump & Republicans

Nothing has more graphically revealed the startling separation of the Republican Party from mainstream America than the Trump-created imbroglio over...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / August 27, 2018

Trump’s Craven Character Shown in His Pettiness Toward McCain

News story: "Trump rejected plans for a White House statement praising McCain" (Excerpt) "President Trump nixed issuing a statement that...

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Conservatives, Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / August 26, 2018

“The Full-spectrum Corruption of Donald Trump”

A life-long Republican writes the (for now) ultimate word on the depths of Donald Trump's moral turpitude--and of his supporters....

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Religion, Republicans
By barkstm / August 26, 2018

Kavanaugh Needs to be Asked Searching Questions

Judge Brett Kavanaugh makes a big deal of his commitment to his Catholic faith. He is deeply involved in Church...

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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / August 22, 2018

Sen. Perdue Clinches Title of Dumbest Senator

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) has called Donald Trump "America’s Winston Churchill." On August 20 he tweeted @sendavidperdue a fawning accolade...

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Religion, Republicans
By barkstm / August 21, 2018

Needed: A Fresh Look at the Kavanaugh Nomination

The Catholic Church has been roiled by another chapter in its sex abuse problem. A Pennsylvania grand jury this month...

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By barkstm / August 20, 2018

If Democratic Socialism is So Bad, Why Is Norway So Great?

If democratic socialism is so bad, why is Norway so great?

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Georgia, Mueller, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / August 18, 2018

Isakson, Perdue, Handel, and Loudermilk’s Betrayal 0f America Nakedly Revealed

If you want a quick summary of why IndieDems has nothing by scorn for Donald Trump and his Georgia Republican...

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Georgia, Republicans
By barkstm / August 15, 2018

Lawsuit: Kemp Left GA Electoral System Dangerously Vulnerable

6 million Georgia voters' records exposed: 'Could have easily been compromised' (Excerpts) Georgia's shotgun-toting, Trump-style Republican candidate for governor Brian...

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Democrats, Georgia
By barkstm / August 14, 2018

Cobb Democratic Video Watch Party: August 23

Event: Carolyn Hadaway’s Video Watch party Topic: Single Payer Healthcare – Why the U.S. spends 2 ½ times per person...

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Georgia, Republicans
By barkstm / August 14, 2018

Kill More Birds, and More: Trump’s (and GA GOP’s) Assault on the Environment

The latest: Cruelty without consequence is Trump’s way Trump’s Interior Department has announced that it will no longer enforce key...

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Georgia, Republicans
By barkstm / August 14, 2018

“The Myth of Watergate Bipartisanship”

We’re scooped! IndieDems has begun drafting an article on what a bunch of horse manure it is to claim that...

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Georgia, Republicans
By barkstm / August 14, 2018

“Brian Kemp, Enemy of Democracy”

Brian Kemp, Enemy of Democracy (Excerpt) Hackable polling machines, voter roll purges, refusing to register voters until after an election,...

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By barkstm / August 11, 2018

Critical Cobb EMC Elections Begin This Week

Notice to all customers/members of Cobb EMC: Mail-in and online voting begins soon in elections to determine whether CEMC moves...

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Conservatives, Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / August 11, 2018

Isakson, Perdue, Loudermilk, Handel & Staffs: Natural Swamp Dwellers All Along

Three days ago, I started drafting a post on how Georgia’s Congressional Delegations are deeply enmeshed in the culture of...

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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / August 3, 2018

Trump’s GOP GA Lapdogs Support His Role for ACLU in Reuniting Migrant Families

Headline August 3, 2018: "Trump administration puts burden on ACLU to find deported parents separated from children" What kind of...

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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / August 1, 2018

The Lies of Johnny Isakson

It is an established fact that Republicans accept lying as a way of life. The proof of this fact: Donald...

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Democrats, Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / July 28, 2018

“In Georgia Race, a Defining Moment for a Southern State”

In Georgia Race, a Defining Moment for a Southern State  

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By barkstm / July 28, 2018

George Will on Donald Trump: “Our Socialist President”

George Will for most of his adult life was a prominent voice for conservatism and the Republican Party. He was...

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By barkstm / July 28, 2018

Trump vs.Cohen: Just Two Pathological Liars? Baloney.

The apparent decision of Trump's former personal lawyer--or "fixer"--Michael Cohen to abandon the President and maybe help Mueller in his...

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By barkstm / July 26, 2018

Christian Hypocrisy Reborn under Trump/Republicans

For the past few weeks, America has awakened to the growing analogy between Trumpism and segregation, between the Trump Republican...

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By barkstm / July 25, 2018

Cobb Democratic Video Watch Party July 26

IndieDems.com Special Bulletin #4 - July 25, 2018 Cobb Democratic Watch Party, July 26 Event: Carolyn Hadaway’s Video Watch Party...

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Democrats, Georgia, Republicans
By barkstm / July 25, 2018

MDJ Reports Georgia, Local Runoff Primary Results

From the MDJonline.com: Kemp wins Georgia GOP governor runoff 7 hrs ago ATLANTA (AP) — With a damning secret recording...

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Conservatives, Georgia, Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / July 23, 2018

The Rising Tide of Racism, Fueled by Trump and His Republicans

The Washington Post and the New York Times on Sunday published articles that deliver an alarming message about the extent...

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Conservatives, Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / July 22, 2018

Letter to Christian Clerics – December 2017

IndieDems.com Tom Barksdale, proprietor 1025 Rose Creek Dr. Suite 620 – PMB 223 Woodstock, GA 30189 “You don’t save Christianity...

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Conservatives, Mueller, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / July 20, 2018

Trump and Georgia Republicans Rush to Bow Down to Putin

IndieDems.com Special Bulletin #3 – July 20, 2018 Trump’s Georgia Republican Lackeys Go Along with His Doubling Down on His...

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Conservatives, Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / July 18, 2018

Georgia’s Congressional Republicans Shrug Off Trump’s Treason in Helsinki

Georgia’s Congressional Republicans Continue Their Supine Support for Trump Despite His Treasonous Performance in Helsinki Johnny Isakson, David Perdue, Barry...

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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / July 18, 2018

Trump Commits Treason against United States as World Watches

IndieDems.com Special Bulletin #1 – July 16, 2018 Donald Trump Commits Treason against United States as World Watches And in...

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Georgia, Mueller, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / July 16, 2018

Rep. Handel, Stop Betraying Your Country over Russia

Dear Representative Handel, Are you truly unaware that you are committing treason against the United States? The question of what...

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By barkstm / July 15, 2018

Senator Isakson, Stop Betraying Your Country over Russia

Dear Senator Isakson, Are you unaware you are committing treason against the United States? The question of what you will...

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Georgia, Mueller, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / July 15, 2018

Rep. Loudermilk, Stop Betraying Your Country over Russia

Dear Representative Loudermilk, Are you truly unaware that you are committing treason against the United States? The question of what...

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Georgia, Mueller, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / July 15, 2018

Senator Perdue: Stop Betraying Your Country over Russia

Dear Senator Perdue, Are you truly unaware that you are committing treason against the United States? The question of what...

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Georgia, Mueller, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / July 15, 2018

Georgia Republicans: Stop Betraying Your Country over Russia

Note to Georgia’s Republican Congressmen and Senators: Are you aware that you are committing treason? Keep reading. The announcement on...

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Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / July 11, 2018

Nice Guy Kavanaugh: Reminds Me of the Ol’ Southern Segs

The Washington Post today published an op-ed written by a mother whose daughters attend the same Catholic school as Judge...

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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / July 9, 2018

Trump’s Montana Speech Gains Force as Emblematic of His Moral & Intellectual Bankruptcy

Trump's Montana speech on July 5 is increasingly viewed as a watershed in establishing beyond a doubt that he is...

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Conservatives, Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / July 8, 2018

GA GOP Congressional Delegations Sink Deeper into Trump’s Sewer

(Editor's note: This post first appeared as a  Newsletter on July 7, 2018) Within the last 24 hours, a plethora...

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Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / July 5, 2018

True Conservatives Flee Trumpist Republican Party

I left the Republican Party. Now I want Democrats to take over. by Max Boot, conservative (i.e., in the traditional...

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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / July 4, 2018

Senator Isakson and the Kidnapped Refugee Children

In a separate post, IndieDems publishes Senator Johnny Isakson's reply to our criticism of Trump’s implementation of the “zero tolerance”...

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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / July 3, 2018

Senator Isakson’s Reply on Child Immigrant Crisis

IndieDems has roundly criticized Republicans for creating out of whole cloth a crisis involving the kidnapping of thousands of  immigrant...

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Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / June 30, 2018

The Republican/Segregationist Analogy Gains Steam

Two separate columnists today in the Washington Post and the New York Times used a famous quote from Martin Luther...

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Democrats, Georgia
By barkstm / June 26, 2018

Cobb Democrats’ Video Watch Party June 28

Event: Carolyn Hadaway’s Video Watch Party Topic: “Do you Trust this Computer.” How politicians are mining massive data from our...

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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / June 26, 2018

Time to Highlight GOP Staffers Complicity In Crimes against Humanity

It's Tuesday, June 26. We are approaching the three month anniversary  of the Trump "No Tolerance" policy that led to...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / June 26, 2018

Trump and Republicans Cross Over into Outright Racism

Trump over the weekend removed any doubt that racism that is the true guiding force of the Republican anti-American and...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / June 25, 2018

Sarah Sanders Gets Booted Out of a Restaurant

Incredibly some commentators are depicting the denial of service to Sarah Huckabee Sanders as a partisan political act. What a...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / June 25, 2018

New Definition of Republican: Supporter of Mass Child Abuse

News reports: Polls consistently show at least 55 percent of Republican voters support the policy of President Donald Trump of...

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Conservatives, Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / June 21, 2018

Letter to Rev. Bryant Wright, Chief Pastor, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

June 20, 2018 IndieDems.com Tom Barksdale, proprietor 1025 Rose Creek Dr. – Suite 620 Woodstock, GA 30189 ‘Gut-wrenching’ recording captures...

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By barkstm / June 19, 2018

Republicans Using Detained Children as Pawns to Get Border Wall

Recording of the Trauma Suffered by Immigrant Children Separated from their Parents Anyone who can listen to this recording and...

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By barkstm / June 15, 2018

Taxpayer-subsidized GA Sports Complex Files for Bankruptcy

Once more, the promises of the economic miracle that will result from taxpayer-subsidized businesses proves to be false. Bankruptcy means...

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Conservatives, Religion
By barkstm / June 11, 2018

Leader’s Disgrace Deals Heavy Blow to Southern Baptists

The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on May 30 fired its long-time President, Paige Patterson, for allegedly lying about and mishandling...

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By barkstm / June 2, 2018

The Republican Sewer Deepens, cont.

Michael Gerson, former George W. Bush speechwriter and one of the few true conservative voices left in the Republican Party,...

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By barkstm / June 2, 2018

America’s Leading Republican Yahoo (i.e., Trumpist) Strikes Again

IndieDems note: Gary Abernathy is a contributing columnist for The Washington Post and publisher and editor of the (Hillsboro, Ohio)...

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Georgia, Religion
By barkstm / June 2, 2018

The Word that Won the National Spelling Bee has Georgia Connection

AJC: Koinonia is a Winning Spelling Bee Word with Georgia Connections You will also be galvanized by a book written...

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By barkstm / June 1, 2018

Georgia’s U.S. Senators Isakson and Perdue Swim Happily in Trump’s Sewer

The chaos, lies, incompetence, and corruption of the Trump Administration are now so glaringly evident, it's useless to even try...

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By barkstm / May 29, 2018

“Trump Exposes the Hypocrisy of Christian Republicans”

Editor's note: Once more, we turn to Republican/conservative columnists to make the most telling case against Trump and the deluded...

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By barkstm / May 17, 2018

GA Republicans Unmoved by Trump Staffer’s Atrocious McCain Remark

Well, good golly. Miss Molly. Republicans have repeated their by now classic Republican Hypocrite response to the latest Trumpist assault...

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Conservatives, Georgia, Republicans
By barkstm / May 15, 2018

Video Watch Party Spotlights Abuses at GA Immigration Detention Center

Event: Carolyn Hadaway’s Monthly Video Watch Party Date: Thursday, May 24 Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm Place: Private home near the...

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Conservatives, Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / May 14, 2018

Georgia Republicans Firmly in Ranks of Tut-tut Republicans

Headline: Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) blasts White House aide’s McCain remark as ‘pretty disgusting thing to say’ IndieDems Comment: The...

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Conservatives, Religion
By barkstm / May 12, 2018

The Neglected Role of Women in the Early Christian Church

If you do not read any other posts on IndieDems, see the link in this  one. As pointed out in...

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Conservatives, Georgia, Religion, Republicans
By barkstm / May 11, 2018

Southern Baptists Discover–Gasp!–Misogyny in Their Ranks

On May 7, conservative columnist and  former GW Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson, a vociferous critic of Donald Trump and the...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / May 11, 2018

Trump National Security Adviser Applies Iraq War Justification to Iran

President Trump's National Security Adviser, John Bolton, this week wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post justifying Trump's withdrawal from...

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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / May 11, 2018

John Bolton: The Foreign Policy Clone of Rudolf Giuliani

President Trump's National Security Adviser, John Bolton, recently wrote an op-ed praising Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord. Comments...

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Conservatives, Religion, Trump
By barkstm / May 10, 2018

Break with Boy Scouts Takes Mormons to New Heights of Hypocrisy

Headline: "Mormons Break All Ties with Boy Scouts" (Excerpts) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said on May 8...

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Georgia
By barkstm / May 6, 2018

Georgia’s Old Boy Network in Full Throttle

How do you get to serve 27 years on Georgia's Department of Transportation Board, helping make the multi-billion dollar decisions...

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Georgia
By barkstm / May 6, 2018

Debates in Georgia Primary Races Available Online

The Atlanta Press Club and Georgia Public Broadcasting are making available debates among candidates in key races in the primary...

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Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / May 1, 2018

The Plank in the Media’s Eyes that They Ignore

The media are in full throttle reporting the fallout from Michelle Wolf’s acerbic and occasionally vulgar comedic monologue at Saturday’s...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / May 1, 2018

Republicans’ Reaction to Comedian’s Words Highlights Their Hypocrisy

The annual White House correspondents' dinner this year, on April 28, invited comedian Michelle Wolf to deliver the evening's comedic...

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Conservatives, Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 25, 2018

Georgia Republicans Continue Assault on Decency

Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker today published a column “Decent society is unraveling right in front of us.”  Her most...

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Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 23, 2018

Letter to U.S. Clerics with Questions on Trump They Refuse to Answer

In December, I sent the letter below to several American religious leaders, quoting the growing chorus of religious and conservative...

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Crime, Mueller, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 23, 2018

The Known Facts about the Crime and Malfeasance in Trumpgate

The New York Times today published a detailed look at the known facts about the crimes and acts of malfeasance...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 21, 2018

Nikki Haley’s Feet of Cay, cont.

Joe Scarborough, former Republican Congressman and current TV/newspaper commentator, recently wrote that he does not believe Trump will run for...

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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 21, 2018

Georgia Republicans Comfortable with Colleagues’ Racist Speak

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank has addressed President Trump's recent words referring to immigrants "breeding" in America's sanctuary cities. He...

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Conservatives, Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 20, 2018

Christian Leaders’ Feckless Tolerance of Trump Continues

Michael Gerson, conservative commentator and former G.W. Bush speechwriter, recently published a column "Are these evangelicals ready to topple the...

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By barkstm / April 20, 2018

Carolyn Hadaway’s April Video Watch Party

Democratic Video Watch Party Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 Time: 6:30PM Place: Private home in Woodstock slightly east of Hwy...

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By barkstm / April 20, 2018

Approaching Deadlines in Georgia’s Primary Voting

Georgia’s primary election takes place May 22, 2018. The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday April 24th Georgia citizens...

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By barkstm / April 20, 2018

Nikki Haley a Trump Giant Killer? Are You Kidding?

Last Sunday, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley appeared on Meet the Press and stated the United States would announce new economic...

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Conservatives, Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 20, 2018

Giuliani Joins League of Republican Adulterers

Trump, unable to get high-level prominent lawyers to represent him, has appointed former New York Mayor Rudolf Giuliani as his...

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Conservatives, Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 20, 2018

A Christian Universal Get-Out-of-Jail Pass?

The Reverend Frank Graham on April 4 tweeted the following: How does someone not fear death? Because of the assurance...

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By barkstm / April 14, 2018

Republican Family Values in Full Flower

"Republican National Committee Official Admits to Payoff to Pregnant Playboy Model" (Excerpt) A top GOP fundraiser and prominent backer of...

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By barkstm / April 14, 2018

Homelessness Grows, as Does Republican Indifference

Headline: "Homeless Deaths Surge." Opioids, extreme weather, soaring housing costs contribute to the spike across the country IndieDems Comment: Our...

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By barkstm / April 14, 2018

Are Trumpists behind Little League Plot to Bean Girl Player?

Headline: Two youth baseball coaches reportedly hatched plan to bean 11-year-old girl IndieDems Comment: Not hard to believe, is it,...

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By barkstm / April 12, 2018

Trump’s anti-Mueller Tirade Is an Attack on Rule of Law

Trump blasts Mueller probe as ‘attack on our country’ IndieDems Comment: Trump's tirade yesterday was a brutal, frontal assault on...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 12, 2018

Paul Ryan’s Exit: “A Scam of a Party Says Goodby to Its Top Fraud”

Paul Ryan has announced he will not seek re-election in November, stating as his main reason the need to spend...

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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 7, 2018

How Does David Perdue Betray America? Let Us Count the Ways…

“With the blessing of Republican leaders, the lickspittle wing of the GOP is now firmly in charge. The existence of...

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Conservatives, Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 4, 2018

Trumpism Is Normal? Like the Republicans’ Previous Normal, McCarthyism?

Gary Abernathy, the publisher and editor of the Hillsboro (Ohio) Times-Gazette and a Washington Post columnist, has written another apologia...

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Conservatives, Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 4, 2018

The New Roseanne: Remember When Saying ‘Martin Luther Coon’ Was Funny?

The Washington Post on April 4 published an article by Gary Abernathy, "I don’t care if ‘Roseanne’ is pro-Trump. I...

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Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 2, 2018

Christians Choose Trump over 10 Commandments, Golden Rule

America's religious leaders and their ignorant yahoo followers who are apologists for Trump can dodge and weave all they want,...

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Conservatives, Religion, Republicans
By barkstm / April 2, 2018

Besides Trump, Evangelical Leaders Face sex Scandals of Their Own

In an age of Trump and Stormy Daniels, evangelical leaders face sex scandals of their own (Excerpts) As white evangelicals...

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By barkstm / March 28, 2018

Have Christian Leaders Forsaken Bible to Accommodate Trump?

In December, I sent the letter below to several American religious leaders, quoting the growing chorus of religious and conservative...

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By barkstm / March 28, 2018

How Has Johnny Isakson Betrayed America? Let Us Count the Ways

“With the blessing of Republican leaders, the lickspittle wing of the GOP is now firmly in charge. The existence of...

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Georgia, Republicans
By barkstm / March 27, 2018

Georgia Republicans Welcome Dr. Strangelove as National Security Chief

President Trump has selected right-wing hawk John Bolton as his new National Security Adviser. Bolton’s chief credential for the job...

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By barkstm / March 22, 2018

Trump’s Derangement and Extremism, i.e., The Republican Mainstream

President Donald Trump’s history of tweets and words show him to be an unhinged, deranged person and an outright racist....

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By barkstm / March 22, 2018

Georgia Republicans’ Separation from Basic American Values

Read the following with this in mind: Georgia Republicans like Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, and U.S. Representatives Barry...

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Conservatives, Republicans
By barkstm / March 22, 2018

Conservatives Denounce Trump

Prominent American conservatives are among the most severe critics of Donald Trump. Here is a sampling of their commentary. David...

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By barkstm / March 22, 2018

Georgia Republicans Follow Trump into the Sewer

The publication of Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury” has sent the Republican Party into free fall, setting off a...

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