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A TALE OF TWO CITIES by Bob Shannon

This post was written by Bob Shannon

The  performances  of  the  Republican  U.S. Senate  Candidates   was  widely  reported  without  much  news  being  made,  the  candidates  stuck  very  close  to  their  platforms.  E. W  Jackson  was  to  have  scored  some  points  with  his  impassioned  and  fiery  delivery. Outside  that  one  note  it  was  not  far  off  from  what  was  expected. To  the  credit  of  all  four  of  the  Republican  candidates  the  major  issues  facing  the  U.S.  and  equally  important  their  proposed  remedies   were  the  focus  of  the  discussions.

Contrast  that  with  the  same  days  news  of  former  Governor  and  Democratic  Senate  candidate  Tim  Kaine  and  the  reports  of  how  he  spent  his  day. First  a  meeting  on  Social  Security  &  Medicare  in  Roanoke,  then  on  to Richmond  to  hold  a  meeting  on  Women’s  Issues.  With  the  “game  on”  for  the  fall  elections  it  is  abundantly  clear  just  what  strategy  the  Democrats  have  in  store  as  their  main  campaign  theme.  Divide  and  conquer  is  the  only  hope  they  have  of  retaining  the  White  House  and  clinging  to  a  narrow  majority  margin  in  the  U.S.  Senate.

Scare  the  seniors  with  stories  on  how  Republicans   will  destroy  the  social  safety  net  and  horrify  women  on  how  the  Republicans  have  a  secret  plan  to  drag  women  back  to  the  turn  of  the  19 th  Century.  Major  issues  such  as  energy  policy,  or the  lack  thereof,  and  entitlement  reform  are  clearly  not  on  their  radar  screen.  Certainly  they  can’t  run  on  the  dismal  record  of  the  last  3 ½  years,  which  leaves  them  with  the  only  tried  and  true  option  that  they  sadly  have  left.

The  Democratic  party  today  is  comprised  of  a  handful  of  well  defined  factions,  identity  politics  all  the  way.  They  refuse  to  address  in  any  meaningful  way  the  real  problems  that  the  nation  faces  starting  with  the  fiscal  insolvency . They  have  only  one  card  left  to  play,  scare  various  identity  groups  and  hope  to  form  just  enough  of  a  coalition  to  guide  themselves  to  election  victory.  “ Pandering  to  fear”  should  be  their  bumper  sticker  ,  it  is  all  they  philosophically  know.

Informed  citizens  can’t   be  that  easily  duped.  The  growing  unease  and  recognition  the  Nation  is  on  the  wrong  path  is  showing  up  in  the  polls  as  a  driving  factor  in  how  people  will  vote.  Republican  candidates  need  to  take  this  grand  lie  strategy  head  on  and  patiently  explain  to  the  very  voters  the  Democrats  are  trying  to  scare  that  left  unchecked  these  programs  will  collapse,  and  soon  if  they  are  not  reformed.  The  phony  women’s  rights  war  is  even  easier.  If  it  comes  up  in  a  debate  just  tell  the  truth,  a  woman  graduating  from  Georgetown  Law  is  expected  to  earn  on  average  $160,000 her  first  year.  She  can  afford  her  own  contraception  without  asking  taxpayers  to  pay  for  it.   God  forbid  she  elect  to  stay  home.

Bob  Shannon

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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