Meet Devon Generally

Conservative U.S. Navy veteran to challenge Arlen Specter for Pennsylvania Senate seat

By Jeff Schreiber
America’s Right

“You know, I stand out here now and look around, and it’s so apparent that we live in the greatest nation in the world. This place just oozes freedom and liberty and independence. My God, it all started here. Now that I have a family, though, now that I have kids, I worry that the America I turn over to them will not be the same America I grew up to love, to serve, and to be proud of.”

It was nearing noon in the shadow of Independence Hall in Philadelphia a week ago today when I met Devon Generally. He had organized his own tea party-style protest, a chance for everyday Americans to come together at the very place America was born in order to uphold the ideas and ideals from which she was established. Within less than a minute, long enough to hear his insight on those who came long before, I knew that Generally was a serious man . . . and that he was going places.

As a newspaper reporter in South Carolina during the summer of 2000, I met then Gov. George W. Bush before a campaign event at Clemson University. Even as a registered Democrat at the time, I knew as soon as he walked into the little room that there was something about him, that he too was “going places.” It was the quiet confidence that only comes from adherence to principle, it was the disarming smile and unexpected chuckle that genuinely lets people in. After even a few brief minutes with Generally last Friday, watching him interact with curious onlookers as well as those who intentionally showed up in defense of our republic, I found myself witnessing much of the same qualities, only this time in a man who has held no formal office, in a man only three years my senior.

At only 33 years of age, Generally will be seeking Arlen Specter’s U.S. Senate seat in 2010. Specter, Generally said, has greatly departed from the idea of a representative republic as advanced by those who had met 230-plus years before in the building behind him. Intrigued, I reminded him that, considering the entrenched support which accompanies lengthy tenure on Capitol Hill, his would be no easy task.

“I don’t do ‘easy,’” Generally said. “I’ve never done ‘easy’ in my whole life. Rarely do I find that ‘easy’ is worthwhile, and if we need anything right now, we need ‘worthwhile.’ If that means that once again I’ve got to do ‘hard,’ if that means that once again I’ve got to sacrifice for the good of our nation, for the very nation I’ll turn over to my baby girls, then so be it. I’m ready.”

It was 15 years ago that Generally first swore an oath to protect and defend the United States Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, an oath he insists “did not end when his service was over.” In 1995, he joined the United States Navy and, following the path set forth by his father, soon was trained as a Sonar Technician in the elite U.S. Navy Submarine Force. He earned several awards and commendations while serving two tours at sea, one apiece aboard the USS San Francisco and the USS Key West, the latter of which was the first vessel to answer the call of duty following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

“I remember that day. It was horrible, agonizing. But we knew what we needed to do. We knew what had happened, and we knew, somehow, that the world had changed that morning,” Generally said. “Nothing would ever be the same, but we were ready for it.”

“And, you know, it only strengthens my resolve now, thinking back on that day,” he said. “That oath I swore is really the duty of all Americans, from the gas stations on Main Street to the office buildings along Wall Street to the assembly lines in the heartland to the halls of Congress on Capitol Hill. It doesn’t matter whether you’re protecting our nation on a battlefield in Iraq or in Afghanistan or merely sitting at a utility bill-covered kitchen table here in Pennsylvania – we’re all blessed with the opportunity to be Americans and, sadly, out of all those places and all those situations, the only ones who don’t seem to realize that blessing are those supposedly representing us all in Washington, D.C.”

That discontent, it seems, is what brought Devon Generally to a boiling point as an American and as a conservative. Even his fiancée, Tande’ Turner, cradling one of the couple’s three-month-old twin girls at her soon-to-be-husband’s first-ever stump speech last Friday, admitted that Generally’s transformation from informed citizen to hopeful citizen legislator came slowly at first but reached a fever pitch during last year’s presidential election.

I found it funny, speaking with Tande’, because it was as though I was talking to my own wife. When she met Devon, she said, he was passionate but not so much in an outward fashion. Slowly but surely, however, things came to a head, to the point at which he was yelling at a press conference or presidential debate on television in the same way that most men his age scream at the television during a hotly-contested football game. It certainly sounded familiar to me and, more importantly, to my own wife, who marveled at the fact that my volume during a presidential debate was equivalent to my volume during a nationally televised Auburn football game.

“I got a little hot under the collar,” Generally admitted, “but it was hard not to, when at every turn you see not only the country you love being taken down the wrong path, but also the political party which provides the best chance at salvation being mismanaged and focusing on the wrong things.”

While he did strongly support Arizona Sen. John McCain in the 2008 presidential election, Generally feels as though the Republican Party lost touch with its conservative roots and should have learned a lesson from November’s defeat, if not the mid-term defeat in 2006 as well, the least of which was that the party needs to take a good look at how it presents itself and how it communicates its message to Americans, especially the youngest Americans, and those Americans which could be best served by the conservative message.

The common misperception about conservatives and the Republican Party in general, Generally said, is that “we’re all a bunch of bureaucrat types and trust fund babies” when, in reality, “most conservatives are just hard-working Americans like you and like me, people who believe that if they work hard and earn a dollar, they should get to keep it, people who don’t feel that they must depend—or want to depend—upon anybody else for stability, security and success.”

That, Generally said, is how he lives his life. A product of “a working class family like 95 percent of Americans,” he was quick to remind the 40 to 50 people gathered a week ago at Independence Hall that he may be in a suit and tie that Friday, but “come Monday morning, I’ll be in coveralls.”

Indeed, Generally spends his day working as an Operations Manager for Philadelphia Gas Works. I asked him about how his life as a working class conservative contributed to his decision to oppose Sen. Specter in 2010, and he was quick to oblige:

“You know, Jeff, I was tired of only one side being heard, tired of the idea that government is the only answer, that printing more money and mortgaging America’s future is the only answer, so I decided to stand up and see what I can do,” Generally said. “The other side of the coin is that the working man, the guys like you and like me and like most of America, we’re not being represented anymore in Washington, D.C. Just look at the way Arlen Specter went against the will of Pennsylvanians in the recent debate over the stimulus bill. It’s not right, and I felt as though I should stand up and stand fast.”

Generally is accustomed to the concept. In 2003, he stood alone as 500 anti-war protesters marched on the gates of Pacific Fleet headquarters in Pearl Harbor, where he was stationed at the time. From the February 16, 2003 edition of the Honolulu Advertiser:


Five hundred anti-war protesters — complete with two dozen mock “weapons inspectors” — marched from Aloha Stadium to headquarters of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor yesterday and demanded to examine the military’s stockpile of “weapons of mass destruction” on O’ahu.

The protest was coordinated with similar “Not in Our Name” rallies held elsewhere in Hawai’i, the Mainland and around the world.

“While this protest is partly theater, we are very serious about our opposition to the war, and about our demands,” Sebastian Blanco, an organizer of the event, told the protesters before the rally started.

The march to Pearl Harbor was peaceful but noisy, with banner-waving and drum-beating protesters chanting anti-war slogans along Kamehameha Highway, one lane of which of blocked off by Honolulu Police Department motorcycle officers.

Many passing motorists honked their horns in support. Others, however, rolled down their windows to voice opposition.

“Bomb Iraq!” shouted more than one.

When the throng arrived at fleet headquarters, it was greeted by the solitary figure of Devon Generally, a 27-year-old Navy sonar technician stationed at Pearl Harbor, who had come to protest the protest. He stood in the center of the roadway carrying a sign reading “I support America.”

Making it clear that he was speaking for himself and not the military, Generally stationed himself about 2 feet in front of a line of armed sentries 50 yards from the headquarters gate. The gate was further fortified with more guards and one barking German shepherd.

The marchers were told by the troops that they could go no further, and for several minutes Generally stood nose to nose with those who carried the Not in Our Name banner. Neither side budged.

“I’m here to support those who fight so we can have demonstrations like this,” said Generally. “I have a right to my opinion. This is anti-Bush. This is anti-America.”

The marchers shouted over and over in unison: “We’re not against the soldiers — we’re here against the war!”

Generally responded: “Peace is through might; peace is through strength.”

Generally’s mission now is taking that first step in bringing the GOP back to its conservative roots. Sen. Arlen Specter, hardly the most conservative member of the Republican Party, provides the perfect target for an effective initial volley. Still, Generally takes issue with the way his own party has been handling itself.

“The idea that, somehow, the conservative message must be changed to accommodate those in the center is actually a point of contention that I have had with party leadership,” he said. “You don’t change the message. Instead, you’ve got to take that message to people who have the capacity to understand its strength, its underlying reasoning, and its potential.”

Focus, he says, must be on the youth in America. In fact, one of his first moves as a senatorial candidate is a statewide tour, county by county by county, talking to Young Republicans clubs and any other group of young people he can get his hands on. America’s youth, Generally said, must be shown the merits of conservatism, shown “exactly where the money comes from.”

“There’s no golden goose, and even when I was young, I had no concept of the fact that every nickel spent by the government is not the government’s money,” he said. “Once young people in this country understand that money comes from somewhere, that borrowing money and printing money and in turn spending that borrowed and printed money has consequences, then perhaps those same young people can sit back and say, ‘hey, wait a second, maybe these guys should be a little more responsible with my hard-earned paycheck.’”

“My fiancée and I,” he said, “we look at our paychecks and look at the taxes which come out, and wonder what we could be capable of as a family if we didn’t have so much taken from us only to be squandered by those in our nation’s capital.”

Right now, however, it’s a different kind of financial trouble which worries Generally, at least as far as his fledgling candidacy in concerned. He may be a disciple of Ronald Reagan, of Thomas Sowell and “certainly at least a little bit Barry Goldwater,” but he doesn’t have the same financial backing. In fact, Generally’s chief worry, throwing his proverbial hat into the ring for the first time, isn’t so much the competition itself as the competition’s pocketbooks and balance sheets.

Regardless of whether it is just Specter or if it is both Specter and the likes of a Pat Toomey, Generally said, “these are guys with war chests, guys with entrenched, deep-pocket supporters, guys who have had years and years to build up their networking lists and their contacts.”

“But there’s another side to all of it,” he cautioned. “Yes, the GOP money is entrenched in Specter’s corner. Yes, Pat Toomey can come in to thousand-dollar-per-plate dinners. But the people of Pennsylvania can see that I’m starting from scratch, and they can know that I am not beholden to anybody. It’s not just my campaign. For the first time in Pennsylvania, this is our campaign, this is the people’s campaign, and we’re going to do it in the right way. This is about taking our senate seat back from a man who constantly disappoints and forgets those who put him there.”

It’s frustrating, Generally admitted, knowing that others can generate such campaign funds so easily. “On the other hand, however,” he said, “when people hand a lot of money out over so many years to the point at which they’re expected to hand that money out each and every time, they expect favors in return, they expect quid pro quo. That’s what I’m fighting against. That’s why I have a problem with what’s happening to our republic. The guy I’m running against is going to raise millions of dollars, and as a result I’m going to need to raise that much or more – unfortunately, the days of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington are rapidly fading away.”

Regardless, Devon Generally insists that he is ready. He insists that principles will prevail over entrenched interests. He insists that, with the right leadership, America can ensure her position as the world’s greatest superpower for years to come. And, even in the wake of a similar announcement of candidacy by Toomey, he insists that he is the right candidate, the right man, to provide a conservative alternative to the turncoat Republican otherwise known as the longest-serving senator in the history of Pennsylvania.

Last night, I reminded Devon that former President Jimmy Carter was also a submariner, and asked how those of us in Pennsylvania and across America could be sure that, this time, things would be different.

“Well, you know, he was an officer,” Generally said, chuckling for a moment before getting serious. “Really, what it comes down to is that I believe in people, I believe in freedom and I believe in liberty. And if I am given the chance to go to Washington by the people of Pennsylvania, it’s on behalf of the people, it’s a chance for me to once again protect and defend the Constitution, the country, and everything for which it stands.”

“And,” he said, “that’s not a responsibility I take lightly.”


For more information about Devon Generally on the issues, or to make a contribution, visit Generally’s new Web site, GenerallyforSenate.com.

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  1. ~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ says:

    Personally, I believe that the RNC should give no funds to Specter and should give them to Devon. Moreso after reading this. I was game for them to cut Specter off in the first place, but now there is someone else to rally behind.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I like Toomey but I really like the idea of a guy like Devon who comes from the people.

    I’ll definitely see him when he comes my way!

    Bob S.
    Altoona, PA

  3. 73MSC4 says:

    Right on Devon!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Jeff for letting us know about Devon. If we really want to change things, we must seek out and support conservative candidates like him regardless of whether we live in his state or not. I will definitely contribute to his campaign and pray for his success against Specter.

  5. Anonymous says:

    As an ex-submariner I can appreciate what kind of discipline and training that Devon has had that has prepared him to lead PA and the REAL conservative cause back to our roots. I will support Devon with my prayers and funds!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I am from Texas, but I am going to go to Devon’s site and DONATE RIGHT NOW! I’m serious!

    Let’s all show him Americasright support!

    We need this guy!

    Thanks, Jeff! Very cool story!

  7. dc says:

    Something to add to the mix:
    A Kinder, Gentler Totalitarianism
    Posted by Robert Weissberg on March 03, 2009

    “Its aim is to first exposing the epidemic so as to then eradicate of what is eating away at America—hate, an illness that has long been swept under the rug. Note well: This “disease” is a mental condition, not criminal behavior, and this focus on bad thinking breeds totalitarian measures just as it did in religious wars that decimated Europe. And make no mistake, if such forum come to pass, private life may return to the days when heresy regarding the official orthodoxy is a capital offense. Holder is right—we are cowards and for good reason, and it should stay that way.”

    http://www.takimag.com/site/article/a_kinder_gentler_totalitarianism

    also features: Dumb is the New Smart: The Perversions of American Education

    *Notice the inner “quality” and “Americanism” of Robert -vs- the ‘one’ being used to destroy American and “trying” to bring us all down to our knees. (Nebuchadnezzar style)

    Who’s the puppet’s Master(s)?

  8. Anonymous says:

    It’s a classic David vs. Goliath scenario, I’d say. Godspeed, Mr. Generally, and may good fortune help your stone find its mark!

    JV

  9. MaryAlice says:

    Thanks Jeff. I appreciate your time and efforts in giving us information we could not get elsewhere.

    I like Devon. We need this new blood in our government and I am proud such a great young man is willing to run.

  10. dc says:

    Plotting and scheming:
    Here are some of the important points Ratzinger makes about Liberation Theology:

    1. Liberation Theology has it center of power in Latin America and in African Theology, but is found in many Christian denominations throughout the Third World.

    2. Liberation Theology is a new interpretation of Christian reality.

    3. Liberation Theology is radically Marxist. “ . . .the world must be interpreted in terms of the class struggle and that the only choice is between capitalism and Marxism.”

    4. Liberation Theology thrives on perpetuating class struggle. The only people of the Church are those who participate in class struggle.

    5. Liberation Theology is a theology of bloody political revolution. All of Christian reality is reduced to politico-social liberation praxis (action).

    6. Liberation Theology rejects traditional scriptural interpretations. “The experience of the “community” determines the understanding and the interpretation of Scripture. . . Ultimately, what is normative for interpretation is not historical research but the hermeneutic of history experienced in the community or the political group.”

    7. Liberation Theology makes the Bible subject to a Marxist view of history. “The “historicality” of the Bible must justify its absolute dominance and thus legitimize the’ transition to materialist-marxist philosophy, in which history has taken over the role of God. . . historical criticism has loosed Scripture from the traditional interpretation, which now appears to be unscientific.

    8. Liberation Theology is a threat to the faith of the Christian Church.

    http://faultlineusa.blogspot.com/2007/03/obamas-marxist-liberation-theology.html

  11. IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? says:

    The obvious solution to Americas governmental problems would be term limits. Only ONE term allowed for both SENATOR and REPRESENTATIVE. Don’t like it? Don’t run. We need NORMAL people in Congress !!! Byrd, Specter, Kennedy should be in homes, close to their meds.

  12. suek says:

    A couple of thoughts:

    First, I think the Iraq War will have a tremendous effect – naturally – on the future of Iraq, but also on us. I think that with the incredible volunteer military that has served during this period, we will see our leaders of the future emerge. Generally is not the first – and I hope he’s not the last.

    Second, I’m glad to read he’s going to marry the mother of his children, but when did it become “normal” to have children _first_ and get married _second_?

  13. Anonymous says:

    i’ve been increasingly upset with the way Spector has voted and conducted business. i’ve written to him repeatedly (odd that this last time, when i told him that he was becoming untrust worthy, i got no reply!) and expressed my views that he is not voting as the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania would want. He is not protecting us and not being our voice.

    However, reading this piece on Mr. Generally is refreshing and gives a glimmer of hope. Thanks for posting it!

    laura
    Reading, PA

  14. Bodenzee says:

    Does Generally have two brothers? We’d sure benefit by retiring Collins and Snowe.

  15. madmom says:

    I like this guy. I’m not in Pennsylvania, but I’d sure be interested in voting for him if I were. Still, I’d like to know more about him and if possible (checking checkbook and trying not to cry) contribute to his campaign.

    I went to his website and noticed there was no contact information. Would you suggest to Devon that a contact link might be helpful?

  16. Jeff Schreiber says:

    Actually, he IS a twin. I’m not sure about fraternal or identical.

  17. Linda says:

    BRAVO! Between Devon Generally and Bobby Jindal, the conservative movement is certainly not dead. We need to be constantly reminded that these people are out there and that we need to continue the fight for what is right for this country. Thank you, Jeff for this article and for exposing us to Devon Generally.

  18. Tim C says:

    Exactly what we need. I love it!

  19. Anonymous says:

    BRAVO!! BRAVO!!

  20. TROUBLESHOOTER says:

    Well now…while your planning a comeback:resolve this!

    SOS….
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    In President Barack Obama’s 24 February speech before a joint session of Congress we find several telling comments. According to the president, the economic crisis didn’t start yesterday. It began some time ago, when a surplus within our economy “became an excuse to transfer wealth to the wealthy instead of an opportunity to invest in our future.” In other words, we didn’t sufficiently tax the rich in order to create renewable energy, thwart climate change, reform health care or properly educate our children.

    The president’s statement implies that all money, in essence, belongs to the society – to the collective. The president’s statement implies that the money we earn from the free market system isn’t properly our own. It belongs to the community and the community has been generous enough to let us have a portion of our earnings. Given the scale of the emergency today, the president suggests that the community has been too generous in letting us have what we erroneously imagine to be ours.

    There is a further implication as well. The president is suggesting that the capitalists do not know how to invest money. The government is the best judge of investment, knowing how much to invest and where to invest it. “Now is the time to act boldly and wisely – to not only revive this economy, but to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity,” the president declared. “Now is the time to jumpstart job creation, re-start lending, and invest in areas like energy, health care, and education that will grow our economy, even as we make hard choices to bring our deficit down. That is what my economic agenda is designed to do….”

    As a check to government hubris, it is worth noting that no economy on earth has grown because officials decided to pour billions or trillions into renewable energy, health care and education. There is no evidence that such a scheme has ever worked, anywhere. There is no reason to think it will work now. Using enormous sums of government money in an attempt to revive a faltering economy is in itself a confession of economic ignorance. And also, it shows us a president who doesn’t understand the Constitution he is sworn to protect and uphold. The U.S. Constitution is not a socialist document. It does not contain the assertion that wealth belongs to the collective and private property is trumped by public “need.”

    The president thinks that the free market system is allowed to exist insofar as it provides a “free lunch” for society as a whole. This consists in free public education and free health care – without the addition of greenhouse gasses. Allowing entrepreneurs and investors to keep their earnings has been a mistake. We should not repeat this mistake in the future, says the president. If only we hadn’t transferred so much wealth to the wealthy. If only we hadn’t allowed them to become rich. Think how rich our country would then be! Global warming would no longer threaten us. Our children would all be earning doctorates and medical care would be free.

    Ours is an ignorant country that has forgotten the source of its wealth. As the Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek pointed out: “The disdained middleman, striving for gain, made possible the modern extended order, modern technology, and the magnitude of our current population.” To eliminate the middleman was the first rule of Soviet government. That is the kind of government our new president apparently favors.

    Can the state fix the economy? It is an absurd proposition. The state is necessary for defense, for maintaining law and order. But the state cannot “fix” the economy. Whatever the economic process, the state must step aside and allow the market to function. The president claims to have a “blueprint” for creating 3.5 million jobs rebuilding roads and bridges, constructing wind turbines and solar panels. But how will he pay for these 3.5 million jobs? The price must be paid through taxation. Even if the government borrows, the money must be paid back – unless the government defaults.

    According to the president, “when we learn that a major bank has serious problems, we will hold accountable those responsible, force necessary adjustments, provide the support to clean up their balance sheets, and assure the continuity of a strong, viable institution that can serve our people and our economy.” But the free market does this automatically, without the government wasting a penny. The free market holds everyone accountable and leads us to necessary adjustments. If we want a modern economy with modern technology, we must preserve the free market – not give way to government management of the market.

    The president has told us: “I will do whatever it takes to help the small business that can’t pay its workers or the family that has saved and still can’t get a mortgage.” Here the government takes over for the market, pushes the market aside, dictates who collects wealth and how wealth is created. But it isn’t up to you, Mr. President. The process belongs to the market. Our wealth and our technology stems from the market – not from the government. Allowing the market to correct itself, through the painful healing process of deflation, is the only way. But our new president is economically uneducated. “I reject the view that says our problems will simply take care of themselves; that says government has no role in laying the foundation for our common prosperity.”

    President Obama doesn’t understand that government cannot successfully accomplish what his speech proposes. Besides making himself ridiculous by wanting to “save our planet from the ravages of climate change,” he does not understand that the free market is the only viable mechanism for correcting the errors of a generation. The government isn’t smart enough, and doesn’t possess a fraction of the economic know-how that the market possesses. The government exists to protect the country. And here is the greatest danger of all: When the government takes over for the economy, then say goodbye to the government’s chief legitimate function – defense!

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  21. chrisL says:

    I was fortunate to meet Devon at one of the “tea parties” in Philly last weekend. With Independence Hall as a poignant backdrop, Devon spoke eloquently to the chanting crowd of “porkulus” protesters. He reminded us that the government works for “We the People”, not the other way around.
    Unfortunately, I live in NJ (Corzine and crew!) thus can not give Devon my vote, but after Specter’s disgraceful rejection of nationwide pleas to vote down the pork bill, I vowed to help defeat him in his re-election bid. I would be honored to donate my efforts to Devon’s Senate campaign. Signs of Spring are here……Devon, you are a much anticipated breath of fresh air!!

  22. tm says:

    After reading this I am optimistic that there is indeed new blood coming and I for one love it – Out with old rinos – Spector’s time expired years ago and this is what is bringing the party down. Mr. Steele should be sending the new people out to be seen and not doing the talking points every where, himself.

  23. MIDDLE CLASS GUY says:

    He has got to be better than Specter. That guy has been a joke dating back to his role with the Warren Commision farce. The inventor of the magic bullet.

    Thanks, Ken

  24. Anonymous says:

    “I don’t do ‘easy,’” Generally said. “I’ve never done ‘easy’… right now, we need ‘worthwhile.’… if that means that once again I’ve got to sacrifice for the good of our nation, for the very nation I’ll turn over to my baby girls, then so be it. I’m ready.”

    From the Devon Generally website: “I’m concerned with what’s happening to the Republican Party. While any party will have some minor differences, some of our elected officials have strayed far from the wishes of conservatives. The questions then become what do conservatives need to do about the GOP? How do conservatives gain control of the GOP? The answer is simple: We take it.”

    Senator Specter, Are You Listening? If it looks like you’re getting smaller, it’s because you’re leaving. And you know, Generally speaking – I like the sound of that.

    And, as for you, Mr. Steele, you’ve talked about the need for a “wholesale makeover, inside out” relying on “young guns” and “not typical Washington types.” Well, Devon Generally qualifies. Here is a golden opportunity for you to step up and walk the walk.

  25. Anonymous says:

    You can’t count on Jindal running for President or Vice President. With all the action going on with Obama’s qualifications you can be sure the Democrat party will bring up tha fact that Bobby’s parents weren’t citizens at the time of his birth and Bobby may not qualify for these positions.

  26. Anonymous says:

    the economic crisis i think had been on factory for quite a time, just recently hatched on purpose for the stimulus bill to cause the implementation of the apparatchik

  27. Rix says:

    The RNC actually plans to spend money financing that treacherous slimeball Specter?! My, my, with Republicans like that, who needs Democrats…

  28. Anonymous says:

    Jeff:

    What is your take on the following questions:
    1)Betrayed by the Bench: In my own opinion the US Supreme Court betrayed the American people by swearing Barack Hussein Obama; the most revered branch of the gov’t is I believe in cohorts or in conspiracy with the DNC and Barack Hussein Obama; I am completely convince that the USSC has been infiltrated with the poison of politics; what happened to the “OATH” these judges had sworn in?; they must “uphold, preserve and protect the Constitution”, being an accomplice to this fraud President, these judges are commiting an act of treason!
    I know there were several suits filed against his ineligibility to run the Office of President, yet the USSC denied some case, or refused hearing to some;

    Being in the legal field, I really need to hear your opinion with regards to the decision of the USSC; (I’m terribly “dissulotioned”
    and felt so angered about the USSC decision;

    2)What can be done to this dirty “process” of the Judicial System?; I thought, America is a country where the “rule of law” stands, now it is too obvious that this country is “ruled by men!”

    I must not rule out that our country is not an exception to “INJUSTICE, CORRUPTION and PARTY ABUSE.”

    I think it’s time that “WE,THE PEOPLE,” must UNITE together to stand up and fight for our CONSTITUTIONAL right!

    I’m waiting for my fellow Americans to demand justice towards the injustice of our US SUPREME COURT!

  29. Gail B says:

    SueK–A marriage certificate is the product of man’s law. Love is a product of God, and commitment makes a marriage. We get a certificate for EVERYTHING we do in life, from birth to death! Devon is already married to his fiancee; he just hasn’t had it certified yet with a piece of paper. It certainly appears that his commitment is as solid as it can be, that he takes any commitment seriously. Generally is a man of character and values.

    Jeff, thank you VERY much for this story! I feel as though spring has arrived and that birds feel the need to sing again! People now have a genuine REASON for HOPE and CHANGE! Please keep us posted.

    It certainly can’t be much, but I promise you I will do what I can to throw $upport Devon Generally’s way, and tonight, when I say my prayers, I will thank God for Devon Generally!

    Thank you again, Jeff, for all you do for all those that you do it for. God bless you. (The BOOKS, friend!)

    Ha-ha-The word to verify? unreili

  30. Bobby K says:

    “Devon Generally”, wish I lived in PA instead of Texas just so I could vote for him over specter..

    good luck, and here’s hoping the RNC backs you instead of specter

  31. dc says:

    March 6, 2009 11:59 PM Anonymous

    Right on target.
    That may be why Judge Roberts messed up the wording and deliberation of the oath “faithfully” –

    “In short, those 35 words that should have gone without a hitch, will forever go down in history as the way not to swear in a president.” [Because he is not legally President]

    In right conscience Roberts knew he was guilty of not upholding his prime duty – protecting the Constitution. And he was one of the good guys!

    Pres. Bush should’ve done something too, he swore to uphold and protect the Constitution. He didn’t.

    So many have sold out, and in turn have sold out America as well. This Nation is no longer looking to the ONE who really made it and blessed it.

    “America, the Shining Light upon a Hill” has been taken over by those who serve the darkness not the LIGHT. They use environmentally ‘safe bulbs’ (with mercury in them) to put out a fake, cheap dull light. “Trash!”

    “You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom.”

    “What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.”

    “The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that, my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.
    You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

    ~~ The late Dr. Adrian Rogers ~~

    Why so great a “silence” and so little Law enforcement against those who are really guilty?

    Our great Nation was great because the leaders and citizens bowed and honored the True and Living God of the Bible.

    Today leaders bow to the “imitation source” for their ‘charisma’ and ‘enlightenment’ and their followers bow to them.

    As in the days of Noah … Sodom … Ninevah … God will say again; Enough.

  32. suek says:

    Gail B…

    >>commitment makes a marriage>>

    That falls into the Hmmmmmm category. I don't disagree with you as far as your statement goes, but why the disregard for the "paper"? In other words, form has a certain importance. This man wants to become a part of our governance, which is something that stabilizes society. So…why ignore a legality that would secure certain rights for the woman he loves and the children they have produced? If his girls are twins, then they had at least nine months to take that step. If one is older, then they had longer.

    Now maybe it's a factor of maturing instead of just growing up. Maybe he's taken on a recognition of responsibility – or maybe he decided to run for office and thought it prudent to take the obvious step. I don't know. I'm not criticizing him individually so much as I see this trend in society generally. "Guess what! I'm pregnant…we're getting married!" is not especially uncommon these days. And getting married after one or two are in the nursery isn't all that uncommon either.

    I think society is the worse for it. It's better than making babies and _not_ marrying the partner, but I still think that making the decision to marry _before_ you decide to make babies is better. And of course, if those babies "just happen"…what does _that_ say!

    And…I'm speaking from a societal view, not a moral view. Moral judgment is above my pay grade. (heh!)

  33. Gail B says:

    SueK–
    I understand where you’re coming from, and I do not disagree with you. I don’t know what the circumstances are that the two have not already married, but my feeling is that if Devon takes his responsibility for his mate and offspring up to and beyond the time that whatever blocks the date for their marriage ceremony, that’s really important, not whether they have a piece of paper or not. Who knows?–they may be waiting for someone to recover from an illness in order for him or her to attend the wedding, or maybe they’re saving up funds for a very lovely event. I don’t know that it is even a requirement that one has to be married in order to be a parent.

    The children themselves are innocent. The marriage contract between the parents is with God, not man. (Not my paygrade, either.)

  34. Patriot1956 says:

    Kudos to you Mr. Generally for challenging the one of the three RINOS. Our country is foundering and in need of leaders of conviction. I conduct business in your great Commonwealth. My son went to school there. I feel, how frustrated the young intellectuals and the working people are. You can unite them because you are one of them. God speed my comrade in spirit.

  35. Anonymous says:

    If I had one wish, before I’ve left this vale of tears, it would be to have two Devon Generallys’, here in Maine.

    Sans that, I wouldn’t care if the Republicans, in Maine, didn’t run anyone, during the next Snowe/Collins re-election. Save the money and let them get funding from the Democrats, with whom they vote.

  36. Still a Patriot says:

    Hi Jeff -
    This man sounds exactly like the type of candidate Mike huckabee’s HuckPac is looking to support. Gov. Huckabee has been ranting lately about the need for term limits for Congress. The GOP is in desperate need of new blood – Mr. Generally will be a perfect transfusion! Thanks for introducing us to a real hero.

    Susan

  37. OLD AS DIRT says:

    The entire Congress is in need of new blood. Anybody else think it’s starting to look like a HOSPICE on Capitol Hill?

  38. WINE+DINE9 says:

    Anonymous @ 11:59 PM

    The problem:

    SUPREME COURT….
    Justices: 9
    cojones:0

    GAME, SET , MATCH

  39. Banner Printing says:

    Sounds like an agreeable man. They should give him the budget and authority to do so. The time for change has definitely arrived. Thanks for this much needed breath of fresh air.

  40. Anonymous says:

    Ex wife four other kids. One is sick,what a great Dad ask him about those facts

  41. Anonymous says:

    Almost fell out of my chair laughing when I saw this. I worked with Devon in Arizona for a while. What a piece of work this guy is. I am a life long conservative Republican and I would vote for Benedict Arlen before Devon. Devon was fired from his job where I worked with him. He is 33 years old, on his third wife, SEVERAL kids, compulsive liar, and owed (still does) money to several of his co-workers. He wasn't much on integrity but sure could talk a great game. He's kinda like Slick Willie Clinton with the speaking skills of Barrack Obama rolled into a nice conservative Republican package. If this is the horse you choose to ride, be prepared to get thrown at an inopportune time.

  42. Anonymous says:

    Wow this really shows that anyone can make it into office. All you have to do is be a good liar. I too worked with this guy in Az and let me tell ya the devon I know is not worthy of all your praises. He is a cocky,selfish,sexual harassing jerk. Look it up.

  43. Anonymous says:

    I guess if Devon can run for an office ANYBODY CAN…Devon Generally is despicable, dishonest, disrespectful, close minded, selfish, irritating, stubborn, and overall a complete d-bag. Ive worked for this "man" and these are the characteristics he displayed with ease. His leadership abilities along with his people skills never showed through because they are non-existent and the only thing he did exceed at was sexually harassing women at work. REAL APPROPRIATE. So with that being said I advise PA to really research the kind of person they are looking to appoint. Skeletons don't like staying in closets Devon. :)

  44. Anonymous says:

    This can't be for real. Devon has no chance of making it in a senate race with all of his baggage. I worked at the same place as him and saw how he supervised people. He used his position to borrow money and never pay it back, gift cards for worker incentive under his control came up without money on them. He was fired for sexual harassment when he tried to intimidate a subordinate who was dating a girl he wanted to get with. She turned him in and he was canned. He was always trying to get with girls at work and then we found out he was married… with kids! Devon holds a special place in my mind for the biggest scumbag I've ever met. I can't wait to tell more people about this. This is hilarious!

  45. Anonymous says:

    I worked with Devon in AZ as well and I think I know who the others are denigrating him. He was a hard but fair supervisor and those who didnt care for this leadership style worked overtime to get him fired. He is a guy who rocks the boat. Id vote for him in a heartbeat.

  46. Anonymous says:

    In response to comment: Anonymous,October 8, 2009 11:56 PM – Wise up people. Someone won't get fired because others work overtime to try to make it happen. He was FIRED for what he did!!!

  47. Anonymous says:

    One word characterizes his character and his campaign.
    LOOSER!

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