Why is nobody talking about this: Deborah Ross is screaming clean energy when a lot of her political money is coming from fracking? And, why is no one credible enough in the media pointing this out? Maybe the better question is why are they turning a blind eye?
Somebody, please explain to me why people vote against their own self-interest.
That’s a rhetorical question: I think I already know the answer.
Last night, I went to a Kevin Griffin rally at a venue in Raleigh. And, for the first time, in a long time—I’ve actually heard a candidate answer real questions with real answers.
I’ve also heard Deborah Ross and Chris Rey from time to time, so I feel comfortable making this comparison.
- There’s a big difference in a candidate depending on the office he/she wants to win.
I’ve often seen congressional candidates talk about the ills of voter ID, and the like, but unless they’re going to the NCGA—there is not much they can do about it, except state an opinion. Frankly, everyone has an opinion – I’m looking for someone who can stop it with a vote.
- For the past six or so months, I’ve heard Chris Rey and Deborah Ross talk about poverty and poor people in North Carolina. I say that tongue-in-cheek because half the time I’m really not sure what the hell Deborah is saying or trying to get across. To me she’s a typical ACLU lawyer and politically blessed by the likes of the DSCC, the NCDP and Lilian’s List who think it’s their turn.
Their turn at what? Kay Hagan’s campaign was a disaster and let’s face it—if she spent more time listening to the needs of Black people she might have won that election.
I like to see all minority candidates get an equal shot in their political bids. But, I can’t help but feel this is a mismatch when both the NCDP and the DSCC are working behind the scenes to get Deborah Ross elected.
- In their first pubic square-off on January 29th, a Spanish television station streamed the event and got over one million hits.
Not only does that tell me that minorities are hungry for change in Congress but that they are also engaged.
For the DSCC and the NCDP it may be all about the money but for the people—it’s about the issues. So, who do you trust?
Here are the issues I’m thinking about:
As ACLU director, Deborah Ross lobbied against the Sex Offender Registry. She wanted to provide “counseling” instead of having them register their address so parents could feel a little safer knowing where known offenders were living.
And it surprises me that Deborah Ross is screaming her support for clean energy when a lot of her money is coming from fracking. Go figure.
Can you imagine her actually winning? Did the DSCC vet her as well as they should have or is this another Sarah Palin in the making?
The Republicans will have a field day with her if she wins. Seriously, she’s the best thing Richard Burr could ever hope for.
- From my standpoint it’s a simple issue. Jobs, jobs and more jobs.
There’s only one candidate who knows what it takes to create jobs. He done it in North Carolina and he can help formulate the message in the U.S. Senate: Kevin Griffin.
Don’t start thinking that I heard Griffin speak last night and now I’m all fired up over what he said. I’ve done my research on this guy. And, frankly, it’s the opposite—I’ve heard what the other candidates have said (and haven’t said) and I’m disappointed in the others.
I want somebody who can stand up for people who otherwise wouldn’t have a voice in DC. I want someone who knows what it takes to live in this economy.
I want to vote for someone who knows damn good and well how hard it is out there to make a living. And, to me—that candidate is Kevin Griffin.
It may also help to remind readers that Griffin can win against Richard Burr – according to a recent PPP poll. And, as sad as it may be for some readers—Deborah Ross can’t win against Richard Burr. The numbers aren’t there and it’s just not in the cards the way the political landscape is in North Carolina right now.
edited @18:00 2-1-2016