Hear ye, hear ye come one come all to the American Election Circus and let’s play this game we call Spinning for Dollars. So much has been made of this enthusiasm gap and the young voters who backed Obama not being engaged, about the women vote leaving Democrats and heading toward Republicans and last but not least the Latino vote, but is it really that or could it be a way of increasing the income from paid advertiser for these campaigns and the refusal to take any responsibility by the stations that run them?
The media speaks of holding those who make these ads responsible for its contents and that they should be ashamed of telling lies within them but some of this responsibility should rest on the shoulders of those who air these lies. Stand up and refuse to run them, classic example was Univision refusing to run the “Don’t Vote ad” from a group trying to convince Latinos not to vote. Remember they need your airwaves much more than you need their money. Can our “mainstream” media boast of this same heart shown by Univision?
I ask all to read very carefully the article below and then ask yourself a question. If the real Republicans can gather the heart, courage and strength to vote for the better in this election instead of the most extreme, what it says about those who choose to support those who are upset and angry that they did not get everything they wanted in the two years this president has been in office. Recently some Tea Party Republicans have echoed the words of “Man Up” to their opposition or foes; well I got two words for those who would sacrifice the welfare of this nation because they are disappointed that they did not get their desires delivered on a silver platter “Grow Up.
“For lifelong Republican Joe Errigo, deciding to cross party lines and support a liberal Democrat for New York governor wasn’t nearly as difficult as one might expect.” “Republican candidate Carl Paladino — backed by the conservative Tea Party movement — raised such political hackles he spawned a “Republicans for Cuomo” movement supporting Democrat Andrew Cuomo.” “Similar groups can be found in heated races elsewhere nationwide, often those featuring Tea Party-endorsed candidates, attacked by Democrats and some moderate Republicans as extreme.” “Mainstream Republicans are refusing to support the latest crop of insurgent candidates in the Republican Party because of their extremist beliefs,” said Deirdre Murphy, spokeswoman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington.” “When I saw his website, I said nobody could be that dumb,” said Errigo, an upstate New York Assemblyman, of Paladino, a Buffalo developer and political newcomer.” “In Delaware, where Christine O’Donnell has Tea Party support, A “Republicans for Coons” Facebook site reads: “Because we just can’t support Christine O’Donnell.” “In Arizona, “Republicans for Giffords” are backing Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords over conservative Iraq War veteran Jesse Kelly.” “In Nevada, incumbent Democrat Sen. Harry Reid, who faces Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle, counts among his Republican supporters an array of influential gaming and casino executives.” “Onandaga County, New York, Executive Joanie Mahoney, a Republican whose support for Cuomo marks the first time she has supported a Democrat earned criticism from state Republican Chairman Ed Cox, who called her endorsement of Cuomo a “shallow act” that showed “poor judgment.” “It was a very difficult decision personally,” she said. “I knew I would take some heat from my party which I have.” “What came as more of a surprise, she said, was the number of Republicans who got in touch to say: “We know why you did it, and we’re with you.” (Wulfhorst, Ellen, 10/28/2010, Reuters News, Tea Party-backed Republicans spur party switches, Retrieved from firstname.lastname@example.org).