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Bogeyman tactics

For the first time in several elections, Cathy McMorris Rodgers is opposed by a candidate who is a genuine threat to unseat her in Lisa Brown, and McMorris Rodgers’ baseless and misleading campaign ads are evidence of her concern. This is the bogeyman tactic: “Lisa Brown will endanger your children!”

CMR has always been about one “constituent” - herself and her own political ambition. She votes in a way that is aimed at solidifying or increasing her stature in the Republican Party.

She is no friend of either seniors or veterans - of which I am both - and scarcely bats an eye over the prospect of nearly 100,000 people in her congressional area losing health care.

Her campaign ads represent a new low in dirty politics, but then she didn’t need to stoop there before. It is said that under pressure people tend to reveal their true character. In this case that appears to be very little character at all.

J. P. O’Shaughnessy



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