Democrats of Clark County…. PLEASE GET IT TOGETHER!!!

I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat. –Will Rogers


O My Heathern Gawds….Goliath set down an lunch today with YMC and his beautiful wimmen and her little sprout.  All was most enjoyable until YMC bring up the dreaded topic of politics.   He say based on the numbers when Jamey Noel went against Danny Rodden,  Jamey is a shoo-in.Jamey Noel(MEET YOUR NEW SHERIFF)

Now take a look.  Whoever wins the Dem Primary will now face off against  a. Jamey Noel  AND b. Mac Spainhour.   Who does Mac hurt? He hurts us.    That’s who.  Then we had the wonderul spectacle of DEAN MARBLE coming out to ‘endorse’ Mac.  Dean Marble.  The guy that all his life benefited from Democrat help. Rode the coat tails of Democrat Mike Becher to make Sheriff himself.  Yeah…that “Democrat” Dean Marble.    Thanks DEAN.Photo: This is Former Clark County Sheriff Dean Marble with Mac!!! Thanks for your support Dean!!!


Meanwhile,  Dems cannot leave just that race alone and cannot resist MUCKING UP their strength bases.  For example,  what is the most powerful seat in the County?  Well, it used to be Circuit Court. Hey…guess what?  We GOT THAT!  Lifelong Dem Dan Moore is up for re-electionDan Moore Family (as is Judge Jerry Jacobi)  Dan won his seat in spite of the bollocks-up process by which he was caucused into the seat.  (Please …I don’t want to think about that old cluster-muck…it’s too too painful).   Anyway,  Dan wins fair and square in a head to head against Abe Navarro.    But, for some reason we now have this DEM incumbent being challenged in the primary by Drew Adams.  Yeah. Now, has Dan done something wrong? I can’t see it.  This guy has been working his tail off. Take a look…his court has had more jury trials in the past year than all the other courts put together. (Including a Death Penalty trial)  This is no “toxic” candidate but one the Dems should be backing whole heartedly. (here’s his website )   But,….I ain’t gettin’ that.

Hey, Goliath knows very very well Drew is a good guy and he certainly has been a great supporter of the local Dem party!  Good on you Drew!   But can someone explain why we are fixin’ to have a fight in THAT primary?  What?  Is Dan Moore not “DEM” enough for ya?  As for the benefits of displacing incumbents….I have two words for ya….”DICK LUGAR”.              Do you guys and gals think the Repubs are ignoring this race?  Did you guys not notice that  Republican TOM LOWE  withdrew as Jeff City Attorney  last year to “pursue larger matters?”  What do you think Tom is shootin’ for? 


This shizz goes on too….  For example,  Over in the Commissioner’s race we got INCUMBENT John Perkins having to face off Dave Abbott.   Now Goliath the first to admit that Perkins may be a dead duck in the General …Probably couldn’t beat anybody the Repubs chose to run. But check it out…. You.. WE …PICKED HIM for that seat! (Remember the Caucus?)  Ok ok….so he’s “toxic John” and he’s gotta go….that’s the ticket!  This is NOT how you do it.  Here’s how it’s supposed to happen.  The Party leadership gets JOHN  not to run and places him in an effective spot somewhere else…’deputy Recorder’ or ‘deputy auditor’ or names him to a board (Air board?) or something.  THEN you run Dave Abbott.   BTW….Dave Abbott sure don’t look like ‘new blood with a fresh face’.  Just so you know…To the young people (and by that I mean people under 40 years old)  Dave Abbott looks like one of the good old boys. (here’s a photo from Facebook with our Party Chair, Bobby Bottorff posing with Dave Abbott)


Over in the other races we got Lincoln Crum running for Recorder.  You know what? When Lincoln started running I heard some folks making fun of the guy…but, frankly, he has shown the most sense of anybody I can see!!! Damn!  He has run a great campaign. He is out there on the road and saturating social media with positive up beat messages.


This is so beautiful,  Susan Popp  has announced she is in this. Nearly the same day it seemed,  former Judge Steve Fleece  announced he’s in it too.  WHAT????

Please Judge Fleece,  you have been a great life long Dem but this just doesn’t look like your spot.  May we suggest AUDITOR?   You would be great at that. Who knows where to watch the finances like you?   It just seems like being Clerk is a step down from judge and meanwhile, Susan Popp looks like the future and a great fit for that office. Why should  two great Dem Candidates knock heads against each other?  Lets beat the Republicans!   Goliath try to explain all this three months ago. Nobody listening I guess: That don’t mean we can’t still figure this out. OK OK….if you can’t do it the Goliath way we would be ok with Susan as Auditor and  Judge Fleece as Clerk.  Just don’t hurt each other (and the DEMS!!)


As Goliath predicted many many year ago, our beloved Bob Bottorff is fated to be our next prosecutor…

But,  do not look too fast….you might see Jeremy Mull dogging his trail.  Jeremy is a good guy and has been the Chief Deputy for Steve Stewart for many years now so in a year when Republicans look to be strong in the Fall…..don’t be surprised to see Mull give Bottorff a  very good race.   ………But wait….could Mull actually beat Bottorff?  It would seem most unlikely…but but but…..What if?   Goliath thinks it’s time for  Steve Stewart, the County Prosecutor who has enjoyed the LIFE LONG SUPPORT of the DEMOCRAT PARTY to come out and make it CLEAR that he supports Bottorff.  After all, Bob served in a very similar capacity to Jeremy for a long time.  Rumors are floating that Stewart is tacitly supporting Mull…But Goliath refuse to believe it.  Stewart has been the beneficiary of Democrat Party here  in Clark County for decades…he is too principled a person to betray the party that has supported him all these years.  So,  please, Stewart,   when are you going to make your announcement?


Now all this here above is just Goliath’s opinions.  So you can take all with a grain of salt …perhaps.  But the fractured nature of the current Clark County Dems is worth noting and it’s worth trying to avoid.  Take a look over at our vaunted opponents. Under the leadership of Glen Murphy Jr. and then Jamey Noel, with one or two exceptions…they have been able to revitalize their party and the result has been WINNING…in Jeff and in the Commissioner’s offices and in other County Offices.  That doesn’t happen by accident.  That happens, in part, by picking solid candidates and backing them. (Exception Kelly Khuri).   The Dems did well to move to Bob Bottorff as their Chair….but it is troubling to see the current state of affairs.  Believe Goliath when he say…the Republicans are watching and they WILL take any weakness and exploit it.




23 comments for “Democrats of Clark County…. PLEASE GET IT TOGETHER!!!

  1. hoosiertaxpayer
    December 13, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I’m a lifelong Democrat, and agree with most of G’s thoughts…In sheriff’s race the Chuck Adam’s fiasco is going to hurt them (Dem.s) as well, Noel will be a strong candidate and with strong credentials for the job will be the favorite…

    Love Dan Moore, a great judge whom I know and a great person as well, will win handily…

    Commissioners race – About the only guy in Clark Co. “Toxic” John Perkins could beat is NHBSM, but NHBSM doesn’t know if he’s a Dem. or Rep. this year (the leap year throws him off) , whatever he is he ain’t runnin…so Perkins loses to anybody he runs against….and good riddance… The Dem. caucus that put “Toxic John” in office turned a lot of rank in file Dem.s against the whole dang party….

    Agree Fleece and Popp both good candidates that shouldn’t run against each other, it’s a shame to put them up against each other because one will have to lose…and they’re good quality candidates….

    Don’t know much about Crum except those goofy videos he’s made but seems like an all right guy….

    I also agree the Bottoroff – Mull race could be interesting, I like Mull …but he needs to reprise his eye patch look…chicks dig bad boys, plus how intimidating is it when the prosecutor comes in with an eye patch on…

    Should be an interesting year, next year….

  2. rickstephenson
    December 13, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Goliath, As you know I do not post unless asked a question or if a thread hits a nerve. I know that Clark County has lived and died with party partisanship.

    In my opinion all this party affiliation stuff at the local level is a waste of time. I do not care what party you are as long as your only reason for seeking public office if for the betterment of the residents of Clark County.

    We have had way to many politicians. Clark County does not need anymore politicians, we need public servents. Until our elected officials realize we are elected to help the citizens of the county and not ourselves, Clark County is destined to suffer from the same problems it has in the past.

    I would ask that every voter in Clark County review the qualifications of all the candidates. The forget the “D” or “R” vote the person.

    • hoosiertaxpayer
      December 13, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      Good point Rick, party affiliation isn’t nearly as important in City and County races as in State and national elections. The major parties (Dem. & Rep.) have major ideological differences but that isn’t much of a factor in local elections…Even in State and national races picking the most qualified over party affiliation is a good and smart way to vote…

    • December 14, 2013 at 12:49 am

      Goliath appreciates your point of view Rick….Goliath however, swore a blood oath at the age of 2015 to be a Democrat so Goliath bound by that. If all Repubs was like you Goliath could forget about the party and its role. And, on top of it… Goliath got a few (actually a lot) of stories of personal dissappointments with Party.

  3. Teresa Bottorff Perkins
    December 13, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Susan, in my opinion, is the future of our party

    • December 14, 2013 at 12:49 am

      Goliath sure hopes so.

  4. December 13, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    **waving white flag now**

  5. Leah
    December 14, 2013 at 12:44 am

    What in seven Hells does this any have to do with Glenn? He is so far removed from politics these days and just trying to live a peaceful existence…I really, really hate to see this.

    • December 14, 2013 at 12:53 am

      Glenn Murphy Jr almost single-handedly turned that party around. The Repubs had been moribund for years with only the occassional success. (Buzz Jacobs or Richard Wathen) Glenn saw the Dems had become moribund and out of touch due to too much ‘good ole boy’ (and girl) insiders alienating the voting public and saw an opportunity to change the tide. The current party is his legacy. Jamey picked up where Glenn left off .

  6. Southern Belle
    December 14, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Leah, it is a very good day to stir up the politisERans!!
    Fifteen calls made today!
    Tooo much fun!

  7. Southern Belle
    December 14, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Big meeting set for next week……
    🙂 🙂 🙂

  8. Lono, Curse of
    December 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Southerm Belle, also the rumor breaking out this morning after one meeting
    is that Mr. Bottorff is stepping down
    as Democrat Chair
    the GSL is to be the new Chairperson!
    Chairman GSL!

  9. Southern Belle
    December 14, 2013 at 12:41 pm


  10. Southern Belle
    December 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Lono, who is the new Democrat candidate
    in the Clark County Council 2nd District race?
    Rumor is that the incumbent is running instead for
    county commissioner against Glover in the primary.

  11. Southern Belle
    December 14, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Also, a strong possibility of a new candidate
    in the Democrat primary race for commissioner
    in the 3rd district will challenge Perkins-Abbott.

  12. Southern Belle
    December 14, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    This is Dave Abbott’s Facebook site.
    Does JP have one?
    Ckick on:

  13. Lono, Curse of
    December 14, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    The Goliath may still be Christmas shopping this morning.
    Jagermeister special Christmas gift baskets ! ?
    Perhaps he will update us
    on the Democratic Chair thing
    as a lot of people think that is a smart move
    by Mr. Bottorff and the GSL!

  14. Lono, Curse of
    December 14, 2013 at 1:15 pm

  15. hoosiertaxpayer
    December 14, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Look for a pre election special on the “awarding winning” BatBlog…HT has shown an uncanny ability in the past predicting local , national, and state elections…

    Are local Democrats on the verge of Comeback ??
    Stay tuned to the BatBlog…..

  16. Lono, Curse of
    December 14, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Christmas !
    Ice cold!

  17. Lono, Curse of
    December 14, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Ice Cold!

  18. Clark County Constituent
    December 19, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    In your recent post you express concerns over what you consider to be a lack of loyalty in the Democratic Party in Clark County. You point to key democrats giving favor to candidates you feel are not loyal enough, or the right Party to deserve that favor. This is a great country, and one of the things great about this country is the right to support the individual we each feel deserves to lead us. In that right is a great responsibility to select the individual that will lead fairly and honestly. As a current or former leader of our community, integrity dictates you should support the individual you feel will best serve the community as a whole, not just a select few from a certain party or demographic. Way to go all you Democrats that support a candidate that deserves your support because they are the right choice, not the “Right Party”.

    As for pulling votes from one candidate or another, isn’t that the point of an election? Obtain more votes than your opponents? If votes are “taken” from a candidate, one would assume the recipient would be the candidate that the voter feels deserves the vote.

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