The Naked Emperor

11 June 2008

John Fleming, 4th LA

A couple of weeks ago I got a comment from someone on one of my posts. He left a phone number, and I was intrigued. ( I deleted the post in the interest of privacy )

He was some sort of campaign consultant out of Ohio, doing blogger "outreach".

How he came up with me, I have no clue. I haven't been the most consistent blogger, and certainly haven't got the biggest audience.

See barrel, look deep, and here I am!

Anyway, we played phone tag a while and lost touch. But he had asked me to look at Dr. John Fleming of Minden, running for 4th LA.

Dr. Fleming's site is very professional, and, in some cases, very specific. There's money here. Hell he has enough to be able to pay people to find me!!

His positions are good, damn good.

He wants the Fairtax. Points in my book. He also realizes that Republicans didn't lose Congress, they threw it away by spending like drunken sailors and basically acting like Democrats. Fiscal conservative. Strong on the Second Amendment.

Dr. Fleming is most specific about illegal immigration. NO anchor babies!! I could have written the rest of that, it's so close to my views.

Navy vet. Thinks he can help health care since he's a Doc and knows the system from the inside, no just by holding showtrial "hearings". He also thinks he can straighten out the VA.

Dr. Fleming, if you want to get the VA up to snuff, it's easy. Just make it mandatory for elected federal officials to get THEIR health care from the VA. Do they deserve better than our bravest? This is a simple, elegant solution.

So far, I'm enthused about his candidacy.

As luck would have it, I also talked to a source in Minden about something else and decided to ask my source if there was any personal knowledge of Dr. Fleming.

OK, my source can be a bit opinionated.

The source has been to Dr. Fleming, and was not impressed. It was said the he doesn't touch his patients. Not good bedside at all. My source described him as a void surrounded by a sphincter.

Not good.

OK, here's the question. Is it better to have an ass who supports good legislation, or a nice guy who "feels your pain" while robbing you and continuing failed policies of the past?

I'm not in the 4th district. But if I were, I'd vote for Dr. Fleming.

If he's an ass, so what? I'm not asking to go fishing with him or out to dinner. I'm interviewing him to do a job.

He has a clear knowledge of the Constitution, and believes in it and living by it. He seems to have thought out good positions.

I just hope he keeps his word if he gets in, most of them don't.

The Naked Emperor

4 Comments:

At June 12, 2008 at 7:30 PM, Blogger .....CLIFFORD said...

You don't have to worry about privacy, bro, we ALL got that email:

I am contacting you on behalf of John Fleming for Congress. I am writing because this campaign respects your impressive website which showcases your immense talent.

Blogs are underutilized in politics. This campaign is interested in developing a strong relationship with blogs across Louisiana and the nation, yours included. Please contact upon receiving this e-mail, as I would like future communication.

Sincerely,
Raymond Smalley
Martin-Stewart
(740)-269-4035
(330)-204-5331


I also responded by email and he seemed VERY interested in talking on the phone first pop out of the box - which always sends the hairs on the back of my head stand up. So I did a bit of research, and in every comment post I could find of his he always asks the recipient call him. Hmmm. Plus, that same email we got, word for word, was used by him on other campaigns.

I emailed Dr. Fleming, and he said that he had hired Mr. Smalley for a month to drum up blog interest, but that was over now that he had a campaign manager, Lee Fletcher, who is handling such things if you want to support him, blogwise.

Fleming does have a super (and I presume expensive) website, and he does have some good ideas. As to the depth of his support and viability as a candidate, I don't know.

 
At August 19, 2008 at 10:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think many conservative republicans will be impressed with Doctor and Payday Loan operator John Flemings radical plan of actually bussing illegals into the US. Hear it in John's own words here:

http://www.theoldriverroad.com/theoldriverroad/2008/08/doc-flemings-im.html

 
At November 14, 2008 at 12:28 PM, Anonymous CD4Truth said...

The most terrifying aspect of this election is the thought that we could be sending another ally for Nancy Pelosi and the other far left liberals in the House.

Do we really want San Francisco values brought to Louisiana? I don't think so.

- CD4Truth

 
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