Wednesday, April 4, 2018

When the walls come crumblin' down...

Two Republican candidates are fighting  to win that precious nomination on Tuesday (one has even started inviting folks to his Victory Party!) Democrat candidates are doing the same, although one seems to think she’s already won the nomination based on some weird statements on her Facebook page… not accepting a challenge to a “Lincoln-Douglas” style debate from the “fierce” Republican by asking for a “rain check” until after the primary, and trying some “smear and fear” stuff against the Republican incumbent.

Throughout the day on May 22nd, the walls between like-party candidates will start crumblin' down, and by May 23rd the losers of both parties will be “nicely” conceding and “throwing their support” behind the winners… “For the good of the party!” And THAT is the biggest betrayal of them all to you who voted for the candidates that didn’t win.

Does that make any sense to you? Me neither. The support a candidate gets in the run-up to the Primary isn’t really his or hers to throw. The support is people, and people aren’t objects to give away; especially without their consent. Besides, why would you vote for a candidate in November that for whatever reason you didn’t vote for in May?

And you can be sure that the “support” the losing candidates throw to the winners won’t include what’s left in their campaign’s bank accounts – they’ll just hang on to that for the next time or spend it on stuff that will be just barely legal under Federal campaign finance rules. Meanwhile, the winners whom you didn’t vote for will go on shamelessly begging for your CONTRIBUTIONS and DONATIONS “For the good of the party!”

May 23rd will be your wake-up call. That’s when you’ll know that you’ve been hood-winked all along into believing the false narrative that each of them will truly represent all of you if elected. That’s when you’ll know that for them, regardless of the nominees, the ulterior motive is what’s good for their party and not at all what’s best for ALL of you, despite your political affiliation.

Here’s a serious question worth considering:

How can a serious person believe that a Democrat or Republican Representative will faithfully serve EVERYONE in the district? Do the Democrats in our district believe that the incumbent’s voting record reflects their wants and needs? Could the mostly conservative population here ever trust that a liberal progressive Democrat would vote along the people’s mostly conservative line instead of voting along the Democrat leadership line that would be expected?

I’m not on the ballot for next month’s Primaries because that’s a show reserved only for the major party candidates. But, before you vote next month, perhaps you should give more careful consideration to your role in the program. You are the spectators – you’ve been the spectators and financiers all along - and depending on how it all ends up, you could be the ones “thrown” to the winners and pestered to spend more money to support them. Keep in mind that what’s “good for the party!” by and large is probably not entirely the best for ALL of you.

Don’t let the walls come crumblin' down on you. It truly is time to start seeking the RIGHT answers, not just the Republican answers and not just the Democrat answers. While the ultimate nominees will be campaigning for election, I’ll be interviewing for the job. Save your vote for November, and make history together by hiring me, the Independent, to represent all of Georgia’s Seventh District. Trust yourselves to believe in the power that has always been yours. Trust that your power doesn’t begin and end on Election Day.