Friday, July 31, 2015

Free Advice is Worth Every Penny

Matt Funiciello has graciously offered the Democrats some advice in the coming Congressional election. I like to think of him as the local equivalent of Donald Trump who Nate Silver has named the world's biggest troll.

One can only hope that Mr. Derrick will show himself to be far less controlled a candidate than the awkward presence Aaron Woolf often appeared to be. Aaron was not ill-informed or inarticulate but his ridiculously delayed responses often caused him to appear that way. At the very least, he seemed completely shackled by his handlers which is a passionless and submissive place to be and hardly one's best foot forward when trying to win what amounts to a high school popularity contest (this from almost every reporter I spoke with during the race). Not speaking with confidence off the cuff about issues important to your constituents and having to check first with your bosses to find out what you think are huge deficiencies. You can't appear like a genuine candidate if you aren't one. It's starting to appear that Mike Derrick has a similar problem. The Democrats should send start sending us genuine candidates if they expect voters to believe they are actually a party of opposition.

If only the Donald Matt had handlers he might not come across as a gun nut conspiracy theorist. Aaron probably should have talked 9/11 Truther nonsense and Birther Bullshit and opined that we need guns to protect ourselves from tyranny. Since I never get tired of repeating the Green Party position on guns, here goes:

"If you don't feel we need guns to defend ourselves against tyranny, then you're not paying attention."

Ummm, a big steaming helping of wingnut served with a soup├žon of condescension. Yes, if I don't agree with you then I'm an uninformed idiot. If only Aaron Woolf had displayed that sort of "speaking with confidence off the cuff."

Another group in need of advice:

Advice conservatives never give themselves

Thank you, Jen Sorensen. Hope the donation covered the use of your great toon. Great snark should be remunerated.

UPDATED: When I came across this quote it reminded me of something.

 "I don't want to be unreal. I want to be me. I have to be me," Mr. Trump said Sunday in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press." "We have enough of that in Washington with pollsters telling everybody what to say.”

Oh, yeah.

Not speaking with confidence off the cuff about issues important to your constituents and having to check first with your bosses to find out what you think are huge deficiencies. You can't appear like a genuine candidate if you aren't one. It's starting to appear that Mike Derrick has a similar problem.

Funiciello is the Trump of CD 21. 




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