Sometimes I Wonder Why I am a Republican

Or I have no faith in the Grass Roots.

I need to interrupt my thoughts in the healthcare debate for this an email from:

Rob Wasinger
Candidate for Congress
1st District of Kansas, Open Seat 

First why contact me in Oregon, we got our own problems. As I read his letter the it just get worst. 

I am quite intelligent and can see they may political ads. I am turn off when a person uses all caps, underline, and bold fonts to highlight “Key words and phrases”. First, it looks very unprofessional; second, it makes the person look like a loony, tin foil hat conspiracist or a penny stock con artist. . 

I also hate how his email appeal lacks any intellectual depth, noting absence of thoughtful written paragraphs and   endless on line attacks and bullets. The Pièce de résistance is this little gem” 

“my opponent pushed government funding of a risky procedure to reduce obesity by wrapping “a band around the upper portion of the stomach, restricting the ability to overeat”” 

One can argue against government funding, still, as somebody who has a problem with obesity, I find his comment very ridiculous. Many morbid obese people have found relief with this surgery. There are many factors that contribute for bad habits to a metabolic system that is totally out of whack. My information comes for my doctor with 20 years experience in internal medicine.

Sadly, the letter is one example of the dearth of intellectual conservatism today.

The people of 1st District needs to look elsewhere for a candidate.  

Letter after the cut.

From: Rob Wasinger [mailto:rob@robwasinger.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2009 11:53 PM
To:
Subject: Help defeat a liberal big government Republican 

Dear Friend,
Are you tired of politics as usual in Washington?

Are you tired of the Republican Party establishment anointing liberal candidates, instead of letting local primary voters choose who they want their candidate to be?

I know I am! That’s why I’m running for Congress and that’s what I’m up against in this very competitive race.

One of my self-funding, liberal Republican opponents has been circulating an invitation all around Washington for a private, backroom meeting at the National Republican Congressional Committee in a hope to raise money from powerful lobbyists and party insiders.

The invitation includes an interesting sentence: “Sen. Barnett proposes and passes common sense legislation so no matter which side of the aisle you are on the legislation is passed.”

What “common sense” legislation is my liberal opponent talking about?

… my opponent pushed and passed a statewide smoking ban in the Kansas State Senate
… my opponent supported a liberal health care plan proposed by thenGov. Kathleen Sebelius and supported her to become Obama’s secretary of HHS

… my opponent pushed government funding of a risky procedure to reduce obesity by wrapping “a band around the upper portion of the stomach, restricting the ability to overeat”

… my opponent supported a governmentrun beer keg registration program funded by a massive tax increase on alcohol
Without a doubt, my opponent is nothing but a big government liberal who believes that government — not families and local communities — is the solution to all societal problems.

I hope you’ll help me fight back!

As chief-of-staff to Senator Sam Brownback, I learned quickly that we need less government and the last thing the American people desire is a nanny state.

Please help me today in my fight to defeat this liberal, big government Republican.

My candidacy is dependent on a broad base of donors from across the country who believe that the Republican Party must return to its conservative roots and embrace candidates who stand for Republican principles, not run away from them.

Please help me send a message to the Republican establishment with a donation of $500, $250, $75, $50, $25, $10, $5 or whatever you can afford today.

My wealthy, liberal opponent has already donated himself $100,000 to buy this race, and now he’s turning to the Washington elite for more money.

Races shouldn’t be all about money. In explaining why the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is backing liberal Republican, ACORN supported Dede Scozzafava in the special NY-23 race, a spokesperson said today that “the money was happy with her.”

… That is outrageous!

I know I can win this race with the help of grassroots supporters like you. My race has been ranked as one of the top 10 most competitive in the nation, and I am going to need a big team to win it!
I have the grassroots support here on the ground in Kansas. Already, I’ve been endorsed by over 80 community leaders. I’m on my second tour of all 69 counties of the district, which is bigger than the state of Illinois!

Please help my campaign today. I am honored to be endorsed by conservative leaders such as Fred Thompson, and I want your endorsement as well!

Anything you can afford to donate helps and I am very grateful.

Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

About Scatcatpdx

I am just an average Joe living in the People Republic of Portland Oregon. I was a Republican Precinct Person for Washington County, and campaign volunteer. Now I card carrying Libertarian and registered with the Libertarian Party. I am a bible believing Christian who is Calvinist and Reformed in my theology and Anglican in worship and practice. My other interest are music (classical and world), drawing, and Fury Fandom, I consider myself a furry lifestyler.. I am a Ham Radio operator
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