In light of this recent story of Rand Paul reporters wrestling a woman to the ground and stepping on her head, I decided to post this political campaign note from Jack Conway’s campaign, because it contains parallel (and rather disturbing) information:
Rand Paul’s issue positions — and his prior conduct — are more than quirky or odd. They are wrong.
Not just because he thinks our seniors should be forced to pay a new $2,000 Medicare deductible. And not just because he wants a new 23% sales tax on everything nationwide — a tax that would penalize the poor and middle class.
I mean, he even questioned the constitutionality of the Civil Rights Act and opposes the Americans with Disabilities Act!
Some of the ways Rand Paul is wrong also seem a bit crazy. Like the woman who told GQ Magazine that Paul “blindfolded me, tied me up… [and] told me their God was ‘Aqua Buddha.’”
Rand is furious that this story is getting out there, just like he hates it that Jack keeps bringing up his support for a national “flat tax” that would mean the poor and middle class spending a much larger share of income on their taxes than even the richest of the rich.
He’s already refused to shake Jack Conway’s hand, and he threatened to stay home and pout rather than follow through on his commitment to participate in one more debate.
As we say in Texas, “a hit dog barks,” so Rand’s reaction tells me Jack Conway is doing something right.
Jack Conway’s offensive these past couple weeks been ruffling a few feathers.
It’s clearly giving Rand fits, but Jack has shown he has the courage to stick with it.
And in my experience, if you are running a campaign against someone who is wrong, it is always a smart strategy to make sure the voters know it.
After all, telling the truth about Rand Paul isn’t a strategy designed to get Rand Paul’s vote — it’s a strategy to get the people of Kentucky’s votes, and the polls show it’s working.
The people of Kentucky need to know the truth about Rand Paul, and Jack Conway’s running the ads that will tell them. Contribute $5 to keep Jack on the air.
Thanks for your support. This will be a huge win for Democrats if we can pull it out.
Since I’m pilfering Paul’s letter, I should be fair and also point you to the link where you can donate money to Conway. Click here. I believe it is a close race, so donations would probably be a good idea.