Thursday, September 21, 2006

A One Point Plan to Get Elected

The Democratic Party has initiated a 5 point plan to defeat ballot ammendments that would ban homosexuals from re-defining marriage. I will share the five points shortly. The main thing I want to talk about is the Democratic Candidates in Arkansas' One Point Plan to win the election: Lie.

That's right. Their plan is to misrepresent who they are and what they stand for. Once they are in office, they can then stand for the opposite of what they said, because if they lie when they campaign they will certainly lie when they rule.

In the AG race, Dustin McDaniel lied to Democrats in the primary in order to win it when he said that abortion should be a big issue, and then 48 hours later once he won the nomination he said it should not. He also lied about his role in the Remington Arms law suit. Just say whatever it takes to win. The establishment media won't call you on it- if you are a liberal.

For Lt. Governor, Halter sends out a fax saying his opponent opposes social security, among other lies. He claims his opponent is an extremist even as he adopts his positions one by one. At the debate the other night, all reports indicated that Democrats in the audience expressed shock when Halter came out and said he was against homosexual adoption and foster parenting and redefining marriage. "We have not heard that answer before" Jim Holt said, doubtless echoing the thoughts of many Democrats in the audience.

Now Halter has no record of anything except making lots of money at companies that lost a lot of money for their stockholders, but Mike Beebe has to be more nuanced. He runs commercials about what a huge tax cutter he is, and about how much he did to get the minimum wage raised. Now both he and Halter are champions of fighting illegal immigration! In explaining his abortion position, he would never say he was "pro-choice", but an exasperated John Brummett did it for him.

How can these men hope to get away with such blatant falsehoods? Easy, they know it is bad form for your opponent to call you a liar. It sounds ugly. The only one left to do the job is the establishment media. You have to be kidding! They will spend all their ink on one questionable statement by Republican Jim Lagrone that he has already owned up to rather than spend even a paragraph wondering if Beebe is being sincere when he tries to pass himself off as a tax cutter, or whether Halter, who sat on the boards of "gay friendly" companies, really wants to defy his party to protect marriage and children from the gay agenda.

I well remember in 04 when I stopped by Holt's office in the race against Lincoln. A reporter was going through every paper from his whole life. She had spent two days doing it. Holt showed them everything. They actually looked up his grades in high school! But wait, it gets better, they reported in the paper what courses he made bad grades in! From HIGH SCHOOL. That is the level of scrutiny a conservative can expect from them. Meanwhile, Blanche Lincoln was not even a resident of this state. She lived in Virginia with her husband and children. The address she gave as her "residence" was nothing of the sort. Did they report that? Of course not. Halter has not lived in Arkansas for 27 years before he jumped off the airplane and decided to run for Lt. Governor. Are they printing that? Of course not.

Click "Thursday" below for the Democrats five point plan to advance homosexuals redefinition of marriage.


Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Danien LaVera spelled out the Committee's five-point plan for fighting state ballot measures that would ban same-sex marriage:

1. Label "anti-gay" ballot measures as "divisive" ploys by the Republicans and others to deflect voter attention from other important issues, including "the Bush administration's failed policies."
2. Begin a state "party-building" operation that includes specific training for state party operatives in all 50 states on how to campaign against ballot measures banning homosexual marriage.
3. Work closely with the National Stonewall Democrats to "develop strategy and talking points" to combat state measures defining marriage as being between one man and one woman.
4. Work cooperatively with homosexual organizations fighting ballot measures in each state where they surface, providing campaign advice, expertise, and logistical and financial support.
5. Empower and organize GLBT [gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender] communities around the country through the help of Brian Bond, the DNC's new "gay outreach organizer."

12:31 PM, September 21, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Hutchinson: Beebe Should Return Payday Lender Money

Attorney General Falsely Claims He Has Taken No Payday Lender Money

Little Rock – Asa Hutchinson, the 2006 Republican nominee for Arkansas Governor, said today that his opponent, Democratic Attorney General Mike Beebe, should return money given to his campaign by a payday lending company in Hot Springs.

"If Mike Beebe really wants to stand up for the 'little guy,' as he says in his TV ads, he could start by not accepting money from those who exploit the vulnerable, our senior citizens and our military personnel," said Hutchinson.

Hutchinson noted that the Attorney General, who is responsible for taking legal action against predatory payday lending, falsely claimed last week that he has taken no campaign money from payday lenders.

On September 14, Hutchinson questioned Beebe's acceptance of campaign contributions from payday lending interests, saying that the money given to Beebe constituted a clear conflict of interest given the Attorney General's duty to enforce the law against abusive lenders.

Beebe denied accepting funds from payday lending companies in a September 15 news story in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: "Beebe said he may have accepted a donation from a relative of a payday lender but took no direct contributions from those businesses." (Emphasis added)

At the time this statement was made, Beebe had already accepted a direct campaign contribution of $200 from Cash Advance of Hot Springs, a payday lending firm, according to a finance report filed on September 15.

This direct contribution does not even take into account the thousands of dollars that Beebe has taken from payday lender lobbying interests, nor the tens of thousands of dollars poured into the campaign coffers of the Democratic Party of Arkansas by payday lenders and their lobbyists.

"This is an issue of credibility, of being straightforward with voters," said Hutchinson. "Mike Beebe flatly claims that he takes no contributions from payday lenders, yet his finance reports prove otherwise."

Last week, Arkansas Business, a weekly newspaper in Little Rock, reported on contribution patterns from payday lenders in the 2006 election cycle. ("Democrats Favored With Most Payday Lender Contributions," James Gordon, Arkansas Business, Sept. 11, 2006).

According to the report, of the at least $60,000 donated to political parties and candidates in 2006 by payday lending companies, virtually all of the funding went to the Democratic Party of Arkansas and Democratic candidates, including Beebe.

Hutchinson also noted that, in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette report, a Beebe spokesman admitted that Beebe had only launched nine lawsuits against predatory lenders – all in the last year since he began running for Governor. In addition, Beebe did not push for any legislative reform of the industry as part of his Attorney General's legislative package.

"As Attorney General, Mike Beebe has shown no leadership over the years to reform state law which has opened the way for predatory lending practices, or to use his office to protect vulnerable consumers from abuse," Hutchinson said. "He's been Attorney General for years, and yet only gets around to filing a few lawsuits in the middle of a campaign season? Mr. Beebe has a clear conflict of interest and should move to return the money immediately."

Hutchinson has been clear and firm in his position to reform the system. He first denounced the practice of predatory lending in December 2005. (Click here to read the full article). And in an April speech to the West Little Rock AARP seniors' organization, Hutchinson announced that, if elected, he would lead the charge to revoke a 1999 Check Cashers Law, which has allowed payday lending companies to exploit the poorest and most vulnerable Arkansans. He also called for a penalty fine provision to put teeth into the state's usury law.

Hutchinson noted that these two actions would serve to protect low- and middle-income Arkansans from the spiral of debt and exorbitant interest that accrue in predatory lending transactions. Among the victims of these exploitative lending practices are African-American families, senior citizens, low-income and rural families, military personnel and college students.

Hutchinson, a native of Gravette, is a former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, Member of Congress representing the state's Third District, head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Undersecretary of Homeland Security, where he oversaw border and transportation security. Hutchinson currently serves as CEO of the Hutchinson Group, a Little Rock consulting firm.

12:35 PM, September 21, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a question the mainstream media should be asking, but refuse to do ... How is it possible that Mike Beebe, the head of the Democrat Party, and Bill Halter, the number two man, could have allowed the state Democratic Party to take active steps to remove the traditional defintion of marriage from their official party platform?

On the one hand, Beebe and Halter say that they believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman. On the other hand, they allowed the Democratic Party to strip this defintion of marraige from it's official policy position. Did Beebe and Halter allow this to happen? Or do they have no control over their own party?

3:07 PM, September 21, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing about the mainstream media that I find most distressing is that many people tend to believe what they read. A reporter can manipulate any issue by simply leaving out certain facts or all of a particular quote and make the story read what they personally want people to hear. I tend to think Jim Lagrone got caught in that trap. I wonder how many times media has altered history itself by the power of the pen and the public never even realized it. The media should not have that kind of power. We should not allow them to have it.

8:55 PM, September 21, 2006  
Blogger rob_star said...

If Beebe should give back the payday money, shouldn't Hutchinson have to give back his entire earnings from the Dept. of Homeland Security for the crappy job he did?

12:23 PM, September 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That HS money was honestly earned in the area of stopping attacks on US soil. On border control, he could not earn it because he was working for a man who did not want the borders secured.

The payday and Entergy money are straight payola. They are not in the same class as Hutchinson drawing an honest salary for keeping out terrorists.

1:52 PM, September 25, 2006  

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