August 16, 2007

Trickle Down Politics

Many times when you listen to the stump from representatives of candidates running for local office, you want to pinch yourself otherwise you’ll fall asleep from the tedium. So it’s interesting and out of the ordinary when you hear one of them say that people will die if the rep’s candidate, who currently holds the position, is not reelected.

To call that tactic Rovian is disingenuous since by the time that slimy national campaign tactic filters down, it comes out crude, ineffective, and will most likely backfire. Not to mention silly.

So what motivates a person to say such a thing? Does it come from the candidate, consultants, or is the person projecting?

Though yesterday’s news, it seemed to fit with turd blossom’s impending departure and the AAS editorial on the Austin tax assessor’s race.

The bigger issue about this race is the newspaper’s motive behind this editorial piece. What do we take from it? Well, maybe the writer was uninformed or at least didn’t do his homework on Glen Maxey’s contributions, had a questionable motive by trying to divide white liberals and African-American leaders (now that sounds Rovian), and seems to favor voter suppression by not acknowledging that Maxey’s updated and successful voter registration methods could reach parts of Travis County and the state that are in desperate need of the service.

Note: This was supposed to be posted earlier in the week, but I’m still traumatized by the sight-seeing tour of Canyon Lake with the Mayor and Sister Ruth. I’ll be in therapy for years.

Posted by Captain Kroc at August 16, 2007 07:20 AM

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