Obviously, he means his freedom. When it comes to your freedom, he wants to take it all away.
Another day, another Obamacare ‘victim’ ad from Americans for Prosperity shown to be a pack of nonsense.
Today Post fact checker Glenn Kessler takes apart yet another AFP spot, which is targeting multiple Senate Dems, that claims ‘millions’ have ‘lost their health insurance’ and ‘are paying more and getting less.’ Kessler pillories these ‘sweeping’ assertions that ‘lack context or offer a misleading picture.’
But the broader picture is worth appreciating, too. If you survey AFP spots over time, you’ll see that as they have come under scrutiny, the Obamacare victim tales have gradually withered away and disappeared.
Second Amendment Hero plans to be next CA Gov, despite extensive criminal record.
Raw Story: One of the four gubernatorial candidates introduced to at the California Republican state party’s semi-annual convention last week spent a decade in prison for convictions for voluntary manslaughter and assault with intent to commit rape, according to the LA Times.
Speaking before hundreds of delegates and supporters, Glenn Champ, 48, did not directly address colorful history, choosing instead to explain, “In my life, I’ve been held accountable because of my stupidity. I do not want anyone else to be enslaved because of their lack of knowledge.”
Champ was one of four candidates speaking at the convention – introduced by party chairman Jim Brulte – speaking between leading GOP gubernatorial candidates, former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari, and state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of San Bernardino County.
Champ’s criminal history is extensive. Court records show that he pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed firearm in 1992. In 1993, he was convicted of two counts of assault with intent to commit rape and was placed on the state’s sex-offender registry.
In March 1998, he accepted a plea deal on a charge of loitering to solicit a prostitute. In the same year he pleaded no contest to a voluntary manslaughter charge after hitting a man with his vehicle, and was sentenced to 12 years in state prison.
You don’t have to worry though, because he loves Jesus and that makes everything OK. He also loves him some guns and thinks that his past, combined with that love of firearms, makes him the perfect Second Amendment Hero candidate. “I know what the criminal mind thinks, and I know how it works and I know how to stop it, and that’s something [other politicians] don’t get,” he told an interviewer. See, if what want to stop criminals, you have to think like a criminal — and Champs experience in this area is exhaustive.
Let’s run a little thought experiment. Let’s say that everything about Champ was absolutely the same, except he was African-American and a Democrat. How do you think the rightwing blogosphere would respond? That’s right, he’d be a thug and a gangbanger and the worst thing ever!! Likely secretly Muslim and a terrorist sympathizer to boot.
Hell, they’d probably take up a collection to fly George Zimmerman out there to Stand His Ground against him, after chasing Champ version Two-Point-Black around the neighborhood for a while.
But this guy? Candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor and not a peep. Seems the right is fine with thugs and goons, so long as they’re not made up, are white, and are Republican.
Republican voters in North Carolina get to pick between the guy who claimed he went to the University of Maryland but actually went to an online-only night school or the guy who says Obamacare is part of a liberal Agenda 21 conspiracy to control everyone’s life. Good luck with that.