Posts tagged ‘Rhetoric’

October 24, 2013

Shouldn’t Those Demanding “Put Up or Shut Up” be Willing to “Put Up?”

by lewwaters

“reasonable voters don’t see truth-telling as a sleazy maneuver at all” Columbian Editorial, October 11, 2009

Robber Baron Union BossThe above quote was in reference to now incumbent mayor Tim Leavitt allegations of supporters of his opponent exposing his lack of voting over the years, Leavitt calling it a “sleazy maneuver” to let the public know something truthful about him.

But in this election it would appear that the Columbian, better known here as the Lazy C, has flipped on that position and now is the one expressing that exposing candidates and supporters is sleazy. Candidates that support positions they favor, that is.

As shown in the post The Little Paper That Cries Wolf, there is a recently formed group of concerned citizens and business owners that has been making noise and apparently, in spite of making a couple errors in navigating the complicated world of political rules, this group of political novices seems to be worrying some supporting the special interests in our fair city.

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April 8, 2011

More Dem Civility, GOP Wants to “Kill Women”

by lewwaters

From Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) “This is probably one of the worst times we’ve seen because the numbers of people elected to Congress. I went through this as co-chair of the arts caucus. In ’94 people were elected simply to come here to kill the National Endowment for the Arts. Now they’re here to kill women.”

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Thank goodness Democrats are keeping it civil.