Monday, September 13, 2010

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone what I voted for

Here’s an eye-catching headline if there ever was one:

In Ad Wars, Democrats Shy From Ties to Own Party
 My how the worm turns. Remember how proud the Dems were when they mired our children and grandchildren (and probably great-grandchildren) in what until then was unheard of debt and deficits? They were going to save us with the Stimulus and heal us ObamaCare and they were going to do it whether we liked it or not. Well, we didn’t like it. Now the Dems are on the run from their own record but it just doesn’t work that way.

Here in Florida’s 11th district we have Kathy (the ninth most liberal member of the House) Castor vying against Mike Prendergast for the House. If you go to Castor’s campaign website you will notice that certain little facts have been omitted. There is no mention of Castor’s votes in favor of the Stimulus or ObamaCare. There is no mention of the fact that she was one of only seventy-five members of the House who voted against defunding ACORN. Heck, there is no mention that she is a Democrat on her home page. Embarrassed much?

She does mention that she is for “seniors and veterans” (there’s a rumor that she favors baseball and apple pie, too). Was Castor standing up for seniors when she voted for ObamaCare? While we are all being hurt by the government’s takeover of our healthcare, seniors are being decimated by it. If this is Castor’s idea of helping seniors we can only pray that she leaves veterans alone.

I guess I just don’t understand why Democrats won’t stand by their own voting records. Lord knows we will suffer from the results of their votes for years to come. If they are feeling a wee bit uncomfortable, I say good. There is no reason why our representatives should fare any better than their constituents.

Mike Prendergast for Congress

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