Friday, June 10, 2005

Pot. News Letterwatch -- Special Tax Advocate Edition

Wow! Sometimes, you read a letter in the paper, and you just scratch your head. Or wonder what the author's been smoking. Or wonder whether the lunacy of Howard Dean as DNC Chairman is trickling down, or is an example of the scum rising to the top.
Witness today's Potomac News. Frequent letter writer and perennial tax advocate Kevin Raymond was there again (sorry: no link, as the Pot. News doesn't put letters on its website). Never mind that Raymond, an activist Democrat, was endorsing Harry Parrish (RINO-Manassas) for Tuesday's GOP primary. And never mind Raymond's dismissal of those who believe that taxpayers are already paying enough, or anyone with whom he disagrees, as "right-wing," or "right-wing zealots." After all, that's how far Left Dems dismiss anyone to the left of Josef Stalin and Chairman Mao. How about the old classic "running dogs of capitalist oppression," Kevin?
You don't even have to scratch your head and try to remember whether Kevin, who speaks with a dismissive tone about Harry's opponent because "he moves a lot --- to qualify as a resident of an area he seeks to 'represent' --- much like a 'rent-a-candidate," cast similar aspersions on the candidacy of Hitlary Rodham Clinton during her 2000 candidacy to represent New York --- a state in which she had never lived --- in the United States Senate. I don't remember that he did, but then, he never seems to apply objective standards when there's an opportunity to savage a Conservative.
The most outrageous line from Kevin is that "Small groups of right-wing political insurgents are stealing elections because they know the rules --- one of which is to get their people out to vote on primary day."
Think about it for a minute (more than Kevin apparently did). Elections are "stolen" because people get out and vote in a way that Kevin doesn't like?!?!? And by knowing and following the rules?!?!?!
It's nice to know that Prince William's Democrats fit right in with their national party and its leadership. No wonder the County GOP has so many RINOs. Misguided? To be sure. But at least they're not insane.

2 comments:

criticallythinking said...

The most outrageous line from Kevin is that "Small groups of right-wing political insurgents are stealing elections because they know the rules --- one of which is to get their people out to vote on primary day."

That cracked me up as well, although given the national democrat mantra, I believe they do think that democracy is somehow a dishonorable way to gain control over government.

Or it could be that he has disdain for us going through the trouble of learning the rules and actually getting real people out to cast real votes, since the democrats have a much easier mechanism, employed to a good result (for them) in the Washington Governor's race.

Charles R.

Mitch Cumstein said...

That is a pretty funny statement. If you don't realize that one of the ways to win an election (or really the only way) is to get folks to actually come out and vote, then maybe you don't belong in elected office in the first place.