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"We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box." - Congressman Larry McDonald M.D.
(1 April, 1935 - 1 Sept., 1983)


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God Save The Republic







13 October 2010

Now Isn't That Interesting

I've noticed something unusual in the current batch of political campaign ads and commercials. Almost everyone, at least in my area, is claiming to be a "conservative" candidate. When it struck me that TWO "conservative" candidates are running for the same office, I made it a point to pay better attention the next time their commercials appeared. Damnedest thing!!! Neither candidate claimed party affiliation in word or print. This prompted me to check their websites and learn that one is a republican and the other a democrat.

This caused me to pay closer attention to everything from all candidates for all offices, including their political yard signs. No one (read NO ONE) is making their individual party affiliation obvious in or on ads, signs or commercials.

I can understand why democrats would want to distance themselves from tags like democrat, communist, socialist, progressive, liberal, and did I already mention "democrat?" But to claim being a conservative WHILE NOT mentioning democrat is, dare I say it, outright deceitful!!! Almost like an attempt to confuse conservatives (of the republican or Tea Party persuasion) into thinking and voting a name rather than a party. Considering the vast numbers that were sucked in to obama's hope and change snake oil, I think it fairly obvious the ease at which American voters can be intentionally misguided.

The thing I don't understand, though; why are the republicans seemingly playing the same nameless party game?

MikeH.

2 comments:

  1. The answer to the question: "why are the republicans seemingly playing the same nameless party game?"
    Have you seen the smear and fear campaign of the Democrats? This election will have more lies and smears then all the past elections together. Those smears are intended to sway those voters who do not look under the covers. Some of the classics are that Republicans want to destroy SS or that Republicans are taking foriegn money (particularly ironic when you consider that Obama got $400 million in foriegn money.) I think the worst is yet to come. I fully expect the union thugs to vote four and five times and the Black Panthers will continue their campaign of intimidation. After the election I expect the Democrats and their shills to claim the Republicans cheated.
    Make no mistake I am not a dedicated republican. they have their problems. But they are either not smart enough or not organized enough to cheat at the ballot box. In general it is the unions and other left wing groups who are able to pull this off. It will get really dirty in the last week.

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  2. Out here in Ca, Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown tried to pass himself off as a fiscal conservative. Even the local in-the-bag newscasters snickered at that one. He dropped those ads after a few days.

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