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    Smear Attempt

    Dude I know who was a local principal and superintendent who retired and went to work for a local university is now running for Republican state representative. I have to read the article more in detail tonight (and my google browser isn't working right this morning or I'd post it here). But he's pissed off because the State of Ohio Republican Party HQ sent out a mailing (I got one) saying how he must really be a Democrat because he voted for Obama in 2008 and supported health care reform (ORomney Care).

    Opposition research! Yes, both parties have people involved in "opposition research," which my buddie who used to be involved in that says it's an educated way of saying "find dirt on your opponent."

    But oh is this dude pissed! I have mixed emotions. On the one hand, I think "What's the fucker expect? Is he that simple to think this is a fair game?" On the other hand, he's right when he says, and I paraphrase, "THIS is what's wrong with our politics today - win at all costs."

    Of course, his opponent is pleading his innocence saying he knew "Nothing" about the mailing. Yea, sure.

    Just a little incident of how even though this is a primary, the big money really chooses who our candidates will be. That fuckin' mailing couldn't have been cheap.
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    How many pages is Obamacare? How many pages was Romney's plan? Comparing them is like comparing the full volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica to a Reader's Digest. Why would you do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    How many pages is Obamacare? How many pages was Romney's plan? Comparing them is like comparing the full volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica to a Reader's Digest. Why would you do that?
    And this has what to do with the OP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    And this has what to do with the OP?
    Nothing at all. People like this can only think in one dimension - THEIR side is right and the only way.

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    Smearing gets results, humans suck, hence why they do it. Look at a lot of the posts here, so little substance, so much mudslinging and bs.

    It's rewarded with votes, which is why politicians do it. Shame on people for allowing it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sampson Simpson View Post
    Smearing gets results, humans suck, hence why they do it. Look at a lot of the posts here, so little substance, so much mudslinging and bs.

    It's rewarded with votes, which is why politicians do it. Shame on people for allowing it
    Brother you said a mouthfull there! I am hoping that the guy who got this smear play against him benefits from it. It would be a good sign if he did, that people have hand it with this hate-politic bullshit.

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    Cool story bro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingbeast View Post
    Brother you said a mouthfull there! I am hoping that the guy who got this smear play against him benefits from it. It would be a good sign if he did, that people have hand it with this hate-politic bullshit.
    I don't understand why the guy is upset?

    Obviously if he is supporting the ACA and supported Romneycare, he is definitely in line with the democrats, at least on that issue.

    What is the problem he is having?

    If you don't want to be considered a drug user, you probably shouldn't hang out in drug users apartments.

    Don't ya think?

    Its like Bush claiming he was a conservative and instating the prescription drug legislation, no child left behind, and sub prime risky loans.

    He was far more liberal than he was conservative.

    If this guy doesn't want to be labeled a democrat than maybe he should quit acting like a fucking democrat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingbeast View Post
    Dude I know who was a local principal and superintendent who retired and went to work for a local university is now running for Republican state representative. I have to read the article more in detail tonight (and my google browser isn't working right this morning or I'd post it here). But he's pissed off because the State of Ohio Republican Party HQ sent out a mailing (I got one) saying how he must really be a Democrat because he voted for Obama in 2008 and supported health care reform (ORomney Care).

    Opposition research! Yes, both parties have people involved in "opposition research," which my buddie who used to be involved in that says it's an educated way of saying "find dirt on your opponent."

    But oh is this dude pissed! I have mixed emotions. On the one hand, I think "What's the fucker expect? Is he that simple to think this is a fair game?" On the other hand, he's right when he says, and I paraphrase, "THIS is what's wrong with our politics today - win at all costs."

    Of course, his opponent is pleading his innocence saying he knew "Nothing" about the mailing. Yea, sure.

    Just a little incident of how even though this is a primary, the big money really chooses who our candidates will be. That fuckin' mailing couldn't have been cheap.
    If he is running as a Republican, it probably wasn't the brightest move for him to announce the fact that he voted for Obama.

    And if he is pissed because someone is using that tidbit against him, he's probably a bit thin skinned to be running for elected office in the first place....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Cool story bro!
    I'm going to read deeper into it tonight and hopefully get a link so you people can see it. Not the first time I've heard of this going on from either side. We had a GREAT candidate for US House of Reps a few years ago whom everyone in our county loved but the state GOP fucked him royal so as t o get the millionaire into office. Matt was a class act and I'm so sorry to see him leave politics because of this. He was a true born public servant. Rare these days.

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