Speaker-Elect Faces Music

Posted: December 14, 2012 at 4:37 a.m.

Speaker-elect Rep. Davy Carter, R-Cabot, speaks to constituents on Thursday inside Neal’s Cafe in Springdale.

Republican rank and file expressed strong dissatisfaction to state House speaker-elect Rep. Davy Carter, R-Cabot, at a meet and greet Thursday at Neal’s Cafe in Springdale.

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The republicans BARELY carry the house in arizona. They believe that is a MANDATE.

Yet, when Obama says he has a mandate with a similar percentage of the vote, republicans scoff at him.

Double standards? This is what partisanship creates. I thought we were Americans first. If we threw out both parties, their leaders and their loyalists, THEN maybe we can return to the America we all dream about.

Posted by: SFret

December 14, 2012 at 8:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

After reading the story of Rep.Davy Carter's appearance at the "meet and greet" in Springdale I sure am happy that I don't live in that community. In all my years of living in Arkansas, I've never heard such negativity and outright hatred espoused in a public forum. Is there something in the water up there? I will be praying that the Spirit of Christmas enter the hearts and minds of those poor souls soon.

Posted by: rk1985

December 14, 2012 at 8:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Just what we need young hot heads carrying guns in schools. Not a good idea.

Posted by: Sandyjobob

December 14, 2012 at 10:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

“We feel like you’ve turned around and spit in our faces,” she [Sharon Lloyd of Springdale, chairwoman of the Washington County Republican Women] said. “We have morals and convictions and these guys do not.”

What a wonderful attitude. :) I wonder which church proudly claims Ms Lloyd as their 'standard bearer'?? It must have a sign that says 'Only Republicans Attend Here Because We Only Have People With Morals and Convictions...Democrats, Go To Hell!'

Posted by: Jim_Huffman

December 14, 2012 at 11:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Notice Ms Lloyd'd "morals and convictions"
allows her to deny medical care for the poorest among us in Arkansas. That includes children and elderly.

Those are morals? I'm sure they're convicted they should do nothing to help anyone who is beneath them.

My, my do those old white folks have a tsunami headed their way when our native born Hispanics, born in past 20 yrs, enter the voting booths. It began with a trickle, started to flow a little bit this past election. Now we wait four years for the wave to form.

Posted by: cdawg

December 14, 2012 at 11:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

They should have taken this fruitloop and ran him out of town on a rail along with his bad hairpiece.

Posted by: JailBird

December 14, 2012 at 3:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )


I want to see you go to Neal's Cafe and talk about your views with the good folks. I would pay money to see that. I'de pay even more money to see it while dining on some catfish and having a cup of coffee with Moneymyst.

Posted by: Tankersley101

December 14, 2012 at 5:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I used to eat at Neal's weekly until it became Nutcake Central for NWA. Last time there we couldn't have a conversation at our table because of Fux News blaring over the TV , We asked the owner to turn down the sound and he scowled at us. It wasn't Micah.

Too many other good dining places in NWA than to waste time and money there. Driving past the place in the last few months during lunchtime and seeing so few cars/trucks there leads me to think others are feeling the same way.

May I recommend Chutny's in Rogers on W. Walnut for those who enjoy spicy, gourmet dining. Try the Sanbar or Paneer with Spinach.

AQ Chicken has a mucho improved menu if you want the standard Southern fare. Fayetteville's AQ menu is even better since they cater to more upscale customers.

There's hundreds of other options. Parson's Sale Barn Cafe's pies are the best around.
The Village Idiot from Crawford was said to love them on his visit to Chickenopolis.

Posted by: cdawg

December 14, 2012 at 5:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Money is not a frequent visitor to Little Mexico. Money can, when let out of the house by the troll, be found at Alanta Bread in Rogers.

Posted by: JailBird

December 14, 2012 at 7:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

RE " Stopping the implementation of 'Obamacare' is why Republicans have a 51-seat majority in the 100-member House"
Ms. Biendara must be a one-issue voter who feels entitled to speak for everybody. That issue was mentioned in fewer than a third of the ads I saw for Republicans running for the state legislature. As I recall, though, one candidate promised to bring an end to the metric system, two want to require the teaching of alchemy and the phlogiston theory starting in middle school, and one wants to make it illegal to do anything that makes baby Jesus cry. I believe there was mention of outlawing loose tea, as well. Something about teabags being better exercise, or more fun, or something.

RE " I wonder which church proudly claims Ms Lloyd as their 'standard bearer'??"
Why, the Washington County Republican Women, of course. It was mentioned in the article.

Posted by: AlphaCat

December 15, 2012 at 12:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

>>" Stopping the implementation of 'Obamacare' is why Republicans have a 51-seat majority in the 100-member House"

That and one million dollars spent by the Koch Brothers on television ads. They bought it fair n' square.

Posted by: cdawg

December 15, 2012 at 3:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Legal campaign advertising is more ethical than ushering deceased folks into the polls.

Posted by: Tankersley101

December 17, 2012 at 7:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

RE "Legal campaign advertising is more ethical than ushering deceased folks into the polls."
You're not very consistent in your acceptance of things on the basis of their legality or ethicality. For example, Obamacare, Medicaid, and various types of gun control are legal and ethical. And in light of the fact that legality and ethicality are not the same thing, and given the fact that elections are swayed far more by money than by votes cast by the dead, how ethical is it, really, for people in other states to pour money into Arkansas in order to buy our elections?

You're also appear to be ignoring the fact that Republicans are just as responsible for voter fraud-- involving the dead or not-- as Democrats are.

Posted by: AlphaCat

December 17, 2012 at 5:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )


I'm not ignoring anything. I'm equally frustrated with elements of both sides of the spectrum.

Posted by: Tankersley101

December 18, 2012 at 1:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

As far as what is ethical, I think there is a difference of opinion based on who you ask.

Posted by: Tankersley101

December 18, 2012 at 1:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

RE "I'm not ignoring anything. I'm equally frustrated with elements of both sides of the spectrum."
Ah. You appeared to resort to your usual tactic of deflecting criticism of Republicans by trying to cite an example of worse behavior on the part of Democrats.

RE "As far as what is ethical, I think there is a difference of opinion based on who you ask."
What is unethical about Obamacare, Medicare and various types of gun control?

Posted by: AlphaCat

December 18, 2012 at 2:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )


No, I'm not deflecting anything. I'm pointing out that "progressives" aren't perfect. In fact, they are far from it. I'm sick of well intentioned (I'm sure some at least) Liberals running people down who don't buy their agenda or a plan of government ran everything. Accusations of greed and racisim seems to be popular as of late. But wait, I know their is plenty of stones to throw around.

As far as what is unethical about any of the things you listed, well that is a matter of opinion and who you ask. Gun control is a great way to disarm the law abiding public.

For the record, I am a supporter of coalition government. The "We won, you lost" attitude reminds me of the racist "It's our turn" shirts I saw worn around back in 2008. That crap is vehemetly un-American and I refuse to support that kind of attitude. America belongs to all of us.




Posted by: Tankersley101

December 18, 2012 at 6:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )