I came home from donating blood today, to find this smear campaign against Colonel Doug Applegate from the California Republican Party in my mail box. The former Colonel is running against THIS CAR PROTECTED BY VIPER Darryl Issa, king of meaningless subpoenas as the chair of the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. I unfortunately moved from the reddest of red counties in California (Orange) to North San Diego County where Issa is the entrenched Congressman.
If I was an ignorant, apathetic, or uninformed voter, I Would Have been ALARMED by this inflammatory mailer... look at all the horrible things Applegate wants to do to the booming California economy and tax paying citizens!?!?! How terrible!! (an uninformed Independent voter might say) Then, I read the fine print: "Sources: US Energy Information Administration (EIA); Progressive Democrats of American candidate questionnaire"
OK, so the California Republican Party is scared that Issa might lose, they're cranking up ads and mailers to try and smear Applegate, and they're using "Progressive Democrats of America" (PDA) to try and facilitate this? It sparked my curiosity, so I started google searching it... turns out, PDA is outraged that their words are being twisted, and they're punching back. I found a link (here)
http://pda.nationbuilder.com/applegate_vs_issa that explains how the CA Republicans are using EIA future projections and PDA Democratic endorsements to double down on stupid, clinging tightly to fossil fuels, the Republican status quo, and ignoring climate change the inexorable progression of time. No, Douglas Applegate is not "WRONG for our Economy"... unless the "our" there denotes Republican dinosaurs who deny facts of peer reviewed science, and who want to go back to the 1950s America that they loved so much (except for those 90% taxes on the upper income brackets that were in place during Ike's administration).
Applegates ubiquitous TV ads are factual, and damning of Issa. The entrenched Congressman Did increase his personal wealth to multi-millionaire status while in Congress, and is cozy with Donald Drumpf. I hope Drumpf's millstone sinks Issa into the depths of the Pacific Ocean off the continental shelf, 3 miles off-shore of Carlsbad.
Play fair Republicans. Own your personae, don't try to denigrate your opponent. You're the party of rich & selfish guys who want to keep the status quo, or go backwards in time, without a T.A.R.D.I.S. In California, which added 300,000 people, and which has lower unemployment than the rest of the country, where there are 75 craft breweries within a 30 mile radius of my home, where well regulated business are prospering, and where one can find more electric vehicles on the roads than in any other state in the U.S., I really don't want to go back in time. I prefer to progress forward. Thanks.
1 year ago