Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Friday, June 01, 2007

Whose family, whose values?

I realize Joan Harris is the Candidates Committee Chair for the Whitman County Democrats, but how could she possibly have written this tripe with a straight face? There may be many ways to attract voters to Democratic candidates, but "family values?" From last Saturday's Moscow-Pullman Daily News:
Define 'family values'

The GOP is always talking "family values." Look at their candidates. They have half a dozen divorces among them except for Mitt Romney, who they are studiously overlooking because he's a Mormon. Their idol, Ronald Reagan was divorced too. Their current "leader of the pack" Newt Gingrich was busy playing hanky panky while viciously pursuing Bill Clinton for a momentary indiscretion. These are GOP leaders of family values?

The three leading Democratic presidential candidates haven't a divorce among them. Does that make any difference to the one-issue religious fanatics - not hardly.

I'm counting on the thinking Independents and Democrats who are concerned about the Iraq debacle and the devastation to our young people and Iraqis. I'm also trusting that those whose religion means a lot to them understand that whoever lives in the White House has to serve the people, not a few narrow-minded bigots. Let's hope they come through in the 2008 election and throw the rascals out. Enough with their definition of family values; those of the Democrats are real.

Joan Harris

First of all, Newt Gingrich is not the "leader of the pack." He isn't even a candidate. And Democrats have real "family values?"

Hillary isn't divorced? Of course not. According to Carl Bernstein's new book Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Clinton considered divorce when she was the first lady of Arkansas, because of her husband's many infidelities. Yet when Bill set his sights on the White House, Hillary was instrumental in hiding his affairs. She actually interviewed one woman face-to-face with the intention of gaining a signed statement that the woman had never slept with the future president. This was all part of Billary's "20 year plan" to get her into the White House.

Barack Obama has admitted using cocaine. A recent Scripps Howard News Service and Ohio University poll found that only 34 percent said they think most Americans would accept this while 58 percent said it would not be acceptable.

Meanwhile, John Edwards, who got rich chasing ambulances, recently received $55,000 to give a speech called "Poverty, the Great Moral Issue Facing America." Even though Edwards denounces predatory lending and subprime mortgages for the poor, Edwards made nearly $500,000 as a consultant to a hedge fund involved in that business. And this is the man who talks constantly about "two Americas" while living in a new, $6 million, 28,000-square-foot house with six bathrooms and receives $400 haircuts.

I don't know about you, but my most important family value is that I value my family and actually want them to survive. The Republican candidates, for all their faults, will stand up to the Islamofascists that want to see us all dead. The Democrats want to surrender to them.

Stay away from family values, Joan. It's a loser for you Rats.


Satanic Mechanic said...

Didn't she post this same letter to the Dailywatermelon a month ago? I never knew the democrats were the party of morality. The begining of the end of any republic is the erosion of morality.

April E. Coggins said...

Am I thinking wrong when I believe that the party of slavery has now been taken over by the communist movement? The Dems used to sell slavery in the same way. Freedom of the slave owner (to own slaves) was to be protected. How dare anyone question! The Dems owned the South during the powerful KKK years. As Republicans became more powerful, the KKK and other oppressors, became less powerful.

Republicans believe the power should belong to the individual, the Dem's have always supported government decisions. Or at least that's how I see it.