Barr backer behind letter about Loudermilk
June 21, 2014 11:17 PM | 1160 views | 5 5 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

A letter to the editor in Friday’s MDJ contains comments from a Bill Stanley critical of Barry Loudermilk’s exemplary military service. As someone who has watched Barry discuss his service as an Air Force intelligence communications specialist literally hundreds of times on the campaign trail, I can say with a high degree of authority that he has always accurately depicted his specialty and his service.

I do not find it curious that Mr. Stanley fails to disclose his public backing of Bob Barr and the fact that Bob’s campaign has made multiple public announcements of his endorsement. Mr. Barr is not a terribly honest man and his is not a particularly honest campaign. We have learned to live with that.

What does mystify me is that the MDJ failed to mention Mr. Stanley’s status as a Barr supporter when you ran the letter. You have mentioned his endorsement of Barr on at least two separate occasions so you are aware that he is not merely an unaligned citizen, but a Barr partisan enlisted by Barr’s campaign to attack Barry.

I will demonstrate what I believe to be the proper protocol for situations like this by signing this letter thusly:

Rob Adkerson

Campaign Manager

Loudermilk for Congress

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Two Dimes
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June 22, 2014
@Rob Adkerson

You make the mistake of attacking the messenger, whereas you should deal with the message. You are acting the way a democrat would react. We are Republicans, so deal with the substance of the message, not messenger.

Marine Guy
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June 22, 2014
The writer does not understand the nature of military service, which is not unusual in itself, because Americans in general do not understand it either. Loudermilk's military service would better be described as honorable. When one starts bandying around words like "exemplary," that raises questions of exemplary in what way? This is similar to the media and others describing anyone and everyone who wears a military uniform as a "hero." Chesty Puller and Audie Murphy are two examples of men who are heroes and whose military service was exemplary, whereas the rest of us served honorably.

Using words like Air Force intelligence communications specialist means next to nothing to an American public that has never served in the military. It is a lame attempt to impress and dazzle. Moreover, those who have in fact served in a military intelligence specialty, rarely, if ever, talk about same. That is the nature of such work. "They Served In Silence" describes the field of military intelligence.

The fact that Loudermilk did serve in the military is a plus and reflects well on him. Don't embellish his military service further, unless, in fact, he is another Chesty Puller or Audie Murphy.
Rhett Writer
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June 22, 2014
Your tell 'em, Marine guy.

Semper Fi from an old grunt.
Forgot your brain?
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June 27, 2014
>Using words like Air Force intelligence communications specialist means next to nothing to an American public that has never served in the military.

That tells me he was in the USAF and working in intelligence communication. We are not stupid.

>Those who have in fact served in a military intelligence specialty, rarely, if ever, talk about same. That is the nature of such work. "They Served In Silence" describes the field of military intelligence.

Minus the fact that everyone in the Intel community talks about it non stop....

>The fact that Loudermilk did serve in the military is a plus and reflects well on him.

I swear are you mentally Ill?

It's ok Larry, I know it is you, I have your IP Address that is hidden in the source code=)

You only got what 2% of the vote my ass can do better
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