American Elephants


Dino Rossi Heads for Home Plate by American Elephant
October 28, 2010, 9:12 am
Filed under: Election 2010, Politics | Tags: , ,

Nice ad. Reasonable, personable, issue-oriented, non-threatening — this will play well with my fellow wimpy Washingtonians. Truth be told, deep down, they want to vote for Rossi, but voters in this matriarchal state instinctively scurry back into their hidy holes and back under their mossy rocks at the first whiff of anything even remotely resembling testosterone. That’s why mellow Mr. Rossi is the perfect fit, and why it looks like he could well defeat Patty Murray next Tuesday  — if everything goes just right.

That’s where Dino can use your help. We need to get every available Rossi supporter to turn in their ballots on time. (We have statewide mail-in voting.) You can help defeat the dumbest Democrat rubber-stamp in the Senate, Patty Murray, by contributing or volunteering for Dino Rossi today.


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My wife and I vacillated until we saw one of Dino’s new attack ads describing Patty Murray as “malicious”! Thanks, Dino. We both will vote for Murray!

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Comment by Guinn Hudon

Goodness, haven’t you seen Patty’s attack ads? They have been malicious, and full of lies about Dino Rossi. She’s called him all sorts of undeserved names, and Dino has been gentlemanly throughout. Vote for her if you choose, but at least do so for an honest reason. There are plenty of things Dino could have used as more effective attack ads, but he has stuck firmly to her record in the Senate (which is disgraceful) and the lies in her campaign literature. “Malicious” is a gentle description.

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Comment by The Elephant's Child

You are so funny!

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Comment by Guinn Hudon

How silly. I can’t imagine a more ridiculous premise for changing one’s vote. Sounds like a Patty Murray supporter to me. Liars defending liars.

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Comment by American Elephant

We all know that both sides lie, just some of us admit we know.

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Comment by Guinn Hudon

I admit a great many politicians lie. Others prevaricate without ever technically lying, but some politicians are honest people. The idea that, “they’re all the same” is simply intellectual laziness.

Funnily enough, the party that steals people’s money and power away from them and “redistributes” them to people who didn’t earn them, lies, cheats and steals far more than the party that is trying to return money and power to their rightful owners. Thieves lie! Who would have thunk!

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Comment by American Elephant

Which is worse, redistributing to the poor and disadvantaged or redistributing to the wealthy and super wealthy? Note: the super wealthy have increased income some 350 times while the lowest paid of us have lost 30 % of our income in the same time period! Maybe that was just 20%?

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Comment by Guinn Hudon

“What do the poor most need? They need to stop being poor. And how can that be done on a mass scale except by an economy that creates more wealth? Yet the political left has long had a remarkable lack of interest in how wealth is created. As far as they are concerned, wealth exists “somehow” and the only interesting question is how to re-distribute it. ”

If your question is a serious one (which I doubt) grit your teeth and read this post of mine, in which I address that question. Do you assume that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs got rich unfairly? Do you assume that because they got rich, they made the poor and disadvantaged poorer? There is no income pie — with freedom and opportunity, everyone can become less poor.

How about this one: “A society that puts equality — in the sense of equality of outcome — ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interests.”

Let me add something else: Ever since Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, Democrats have been promising to relieve poverty and help the poor and disadvantaged. In the 1950s, before LBJ, Black families were intact and people were getting ahead though there was much to be still accomplished in civil rights. What has improved in the inner cities, run by Black Democrats? Children born out of wedlock and raised by single mothers –72%. Schools? The Dems in Washington DC couldn’t even continue the successful opportunity scholarships. Democrats keep promising, and using those promises to get elected — and then next election they promise again.

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Comment by The Elephant's Child

Lots of good points. Marx and Lenin had good points. The current Republican party has good points. So does the current Democratic party. It is not all black and white as so many of us seem to think. I, myself, have voted both sides as the party objectives and the leaders have changed their policies. But what do I know about politics? I am only 85 years old and am still learning.

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