"I have been involved in this campaign season now for almost two years. I have seen the highs and the lows. But I have never seen it as low as it is now. We have gone from a contest of ideas, to how much can we destroy people."
This morning, I turned on the local station to see just how "skunky" the weather was going to be today. My tablet was barely on, when a barrage of three very vile, very untrue commercials hit the airwaves. The first one was directed at Jim Hagedorn. How he was going to work to have our healthcare stripped of benefits people in need must have. I have been following that race down in CD 1. I have chatted with Jim during the state convention. I have NEVER heard Jim say anything remotely close to that.
The last commercial was against Doug Wardlow. About the fact he worked for a hateful organization which discriminates against gays and women. How we wants to ruin women's health care (huh?). Then to put a cherry on the topping, Doug wants to fire anyone who disagrees with him, and then back fill the office with his cronies. He will politicize the AG's office. More on this in a minute.
However the one which took the cake was the middle commercial. I had heard about it, but had not yet seen it as yet. It was about a young disabled man who was very worried. You see, he had heard that mean old Jeff Johnson was going to take his insurance away. Basically, with the needs this young man had, that might be a death sentence. I would like to say this commercial is a bald face lie, but there must be a term which is worse than lie. It take balls the size of Texas to put this filth on any type of media. This commercial is so far from the truth, it exists in another dimension. Whoever paid for this filth should be shackled, and then shamed in the middle of town square.
The media and the Left would have loved to really take it to Jeff Johnson this past year using only the facts. Only problem is, the facts show Jeff to be anything but how they wanted to portray him. I know Jeff. I know how he lives his life. I know his values. He is a man of deep faith, yet does not proselytize his religion. He is a man of deep compassion, yet knows the boundaries the state should live by. He is a man of community service, yet is not a career politician. How to you counter a man who is as nice and honest as Jeff is? Hit below the belt. Lie like a rug. Try and destroy him.
One more word about Doug Wardlow. Doug's biggest sin in the eyes of the media as well as the Loony Left, is he is a Christian. The Left would have loved to go after Doug on his background, but just like Jeff, there is no "there, there". But working for a faith based organization, now there is something to go after. Especially a Christian one. However, here is the rub. If Doug worked for CAIR, he would have been immune. Hands off. It is only Christians these days, in our ever growing secular society, which have become punching bags. Or should I say, victims of being punched below the belt.
I have been involved in this campaign season now for almost two years. I have seen the highs and the lows. But I have never seen it as low as it is now. We have gone from a contest of ideas, to how much can we destroy people. There is no apology big enough the DNC can give to Jeff, Doug and Jim for what they have done. They are shameful. If they win the day on Tuesday, their victory will ring hollow. And we will not forget. Ever.