September 23, 2020

Democrats in Sheep's Clothing?

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Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against Democrats. I try to treat them like human beings (insert smiley here).

For decades, the party line of the democratics has been, among other things, in favor of gun control to outright banning them completely. Enter Bill Clinton, master of disguise. He knew how to “convince” the populace that he was or wasn’t for or against certain issues and can you believe a politician did such a thing just to get votes?

I’m not here to get into a debate about political party lines but this morning I was reading an article at Bloomberg.com about a sheriff in Indiana who is considering a run for the U.S. Congress this year. He is running on anti-abortion, pro gun and family values.

I’m not opposed to any of these issues but after reading the article and not knowing the candidate, I would have to say to readers, be sure you know the candidate well enough to know if they actually believe and practice what they preach.

Take this excerpt from the article.

The recruitment of Ellsworth and candidates with similar views is “the party making a decision to be more inclusive,” said Elaine Kamarck, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton and to Vice President Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign. “It is the lesson of 2004.”

That might send up a red flag or two but the bottom line is to know your candidate and know them well enough to tell if they are for real in what they say or just putting on some “sheep’s clothing”.

Too often we see politicians saying what they think people want to hear for votes. It’s impossible to change the stripes on a zebra unless you cover them up with paint or maybe put a blanket over them for a time. Sooner of later, the stripes will show up.

Tom Remington

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