MARIETTA — Former state Sen. Barry Loudermilk (R-Cassville) says if voters want to elect a flip-flopper, Bob Barr is their man.
Loudermilk claims Barr has reversed himself on such positions as whether to impeach President Barack Obama and the fitness of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
“You’ve got the Defense of Marriage Act that Bob authored, then he goes to work for the ACLU, and he sues the Defense of Marriage Act,” Loudermilk said. “He helped author part of the Patriot Act, and then voted for it, and then comes back and says that was a very bad idea. I think the biggest thing that concerns people is that after being in Congress and fighting for all these things, then he works for the ACLU, fighting against some of the things that he fought for in Congress.”
Loudermilk recalled a debate Barr had with radio personality Neal Boortz when he was still in the Congress. Barr opposed legalizing marijuana while Boortz favored it.
“Bob was adamantly opposed to it. Now, Bob is in support,” Loudermilk said. “I think there’s many, many instances of flip-flopping, and that’s where we contrast ourselves. Look, I’ve been very consistent with my stance on things, whether you agree or disagree.”