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Congressman Gaetz

Discussion in 'Local Government and Groups' started by Kaydence, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Kaydence

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    Spoke tonight to Republicans in SoWal. Rumor has it C. Jones attended and spent her time on her phone texting.
     
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    Would rather hear what Gaetz had to say or anything newsworthy rather than what someone did on their phone while attending.
     
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    He said he gargles with Trump's essence.
     
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  4. Kaydence

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    Is it not a bit hypocritical that you are jumping on her for being on her phone yet whoever it is taking the picture is also on their phone not paying attention?
     
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  6. Kaydence

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    I'm not a Gaetz fan or a Trump fan for that matter however, for me this is a respect issue. If an elected official can't even show a congressional leader respect and listen to him, why should citizens expect that our elected officials would listen to us? Oh wait...she only listens to developers and special interests, not the citizens!

    Why even bother to make an appearance at all? Ooops, that's what it was...an appearance!
     
  7. Kaydence

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    I'm quite sure there were many "kodak moments" or photo opps which generally occur when a politician or celebrity comes to Walton County.
     
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    So it's okay for everyone else to be on their phone, but because it is C. Jones we have to demonize her?
     
  9. Kaydence

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    Demonize? My opinion of that is, she earned that distinction long before Gaetz spoke last night.
     
  10. Josh0602

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    How so?
     
  11. Lake View Too

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    Our elected officials represent us. I would expect them to show some courtesy if not some genuine interest in the substance of the speech.
     
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    pet·ty
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    adjective
    adjective: petty; comparative adjective: pettier; superlative adjective: pettiest
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      of secondary or lesser importance, rank, or scale; minor.
      "a petty official"
     
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    She could have picked her nose the entire speech and it would have been time better spent compared to listening to Gaetz.
     
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    Could have been fact checking his statements.:dunno:
     
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    A republican fact checking another republican? Is that like an oxymoron?
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, these photos are taken from Danny Glidewells facebook page. My point being that if we are going to make it out that Jones was not paying attention by being on her phone, then perhaps we should also bring attention to Glidewell doing literally the same thing paying more attention to his opponent than the speaker.
     
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    But, whoever took the photo is not our representative. Your manners matter when you are representing the citizens of this county, or this state, or this country. If you are a common citizen, you have every right to be a goober.
     
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    Was it not Glidewell who took the photo??
     
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    I really don’t care who took the photo. There is virtually a 100% chance it wasn’t one of my county representatives. It has to do with courtesy and respect when you are an elected official.
     
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    I did not take the photos. They were sent to me by someone in the back of the room. I was sitting on the 2nd row. I posted them because they offended my sense of decency and respect. The event was not mandatory and was clearly advertised as to who was speaking. So, if you were not interested, stay away. But show some respect if you attend.
     
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