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This is to inform your readers that, despite no visible public response, there has been an effort by local area Democrats to counter the Tea Party’s billboard on Interstate 40 proclaiming, “Obama or America — You Can’t Have Both,” with their own pro-Obama message on the much-traveled interstate.
As with any partisan political message about a federal campaign on public or private property, the Tea Party was required to file the necessary information with the Federal Election Commission.
But they didn’t.
To inform local area Democrats of its intentions, the Roane County Democratic Party emailed party members asking for their ideas and contributions.
As a result, the Democratic Party Headquarters received a multitude of responses in the form messages of support, pledges to donate, and checks to help pay for our soon-to-be Obama for President billboard.
We (Dems) were thwarted in our efforts by several factors due mainly to time constraints, i.e., the weeks it would have taken to file with the FEC and receive a response.
Alas, the support from fellow Democrats and others is greatly appreciated, but the money had to be returned or used for other purposes.
Silly Democrats. Most tend to be Goo Goo’s — as in good government types — who insist on playing by the rules.
But imagine, if you can, the outcry from Tea Partiers and other extreme right-wingers if the local Dems had succeeded in putting their billboard on I-40 that read, let’s say, “Vote for President Obama —The Real American.”
We’d still be hearing the howls of indignation from those who denigrate our commander in chief, not on policy grounds, but on idiotic fabrications and mendacious conspiratorial rhetoric, such as the pernicious United Nations Agenda 21 plot.
Among many of the objections raised over this made-up threat is the use of the term “sustainability” in some provisions of the UN document.
Sustainability. It gives me the shivers just thinking of the word.
In fairness, you must give the Tea Party brain trust credit for creativity. They’re trying to turn “sustainability” into a four-letter word.