Sometimes, even democrats are disgusted by the behavior of their fellow comrades. Ken Romley, one of four candidates seeking to topple republican congressman George Holding in North Carolina, recently blasted the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) for a “tasteless and insensitive” tactic.
The DCCC is desperate to regain some modicum of imaginary power. They have targeted four races in North Carolina this year, including Holding’s district, throwing gobs of money against republican incumbents and using despicable attacks. Some think that these rabid liberals will not stop at rigging or cheating in any way to manufacture the votes they need.
Romley was appalled by one such stunt that shamelessly lied about his possible opponent on the House Ways and Means Committee.
During an interview for a local news outlet, Holding, who is helping to write the GOP tax cut bill in the House, explained his personal interest in creating a plan that wouldn’t harm small businesses and families.
Holding’s family has owned and operated First Citizens Bank for three generations in the North Carolina area. While talking about the estate tax, Holding explained how it impacted his family when his father passed away in 1979.
“I sure do wish we had the elimination of the inheritance tax when my father died back when I was 10 years old and he was 54 years old and he was chairman of a bank. A great deal of the wealth that he had accumulated went to the federal government. So I feel like I’m a day late and a dollar short achieving that.”
Of course, the ultra-rich DCCC immediately pounced on the information and skewed it to suit their diabolical purpose of deceiving the electorate. Democrats cannot win by honestly explaining their ideas and policies. Logic forbids supporting them. So, they have to rely on unrelenting media pressure, insinuations, and outright lies. Usually because the “news” is slanted toward the leftist agenda, many of the atrocities exposed go unreported.
The holding family has deep roots in the community and founded the First Citizens Bank.
The DCCC sent an email to sympathetic reporters and posted a press release that highlighted the quote, but misrepresented it. The email featured a subject line that read, “He lost his dad, but Rep. Holding wishes he’d gotten more money.”
Romley was disgusted by the tactic. A former CEO for a marketing software company, he said in a statement, “The DCCC is embarrassing itself. Their attack on George Holding today is tasteless and insensitive.”
He added, “We can have civil disagreements over legitimate policy issues but bringing up George’s boyhood tragedy to score cheap political points is what is wrong with Washington today.”
Respectfully, Mr. Romley, no, liberals cannot operate without trying to score cheap political points. Their entire premise is not based on honest debate, it is based on slogans and chants similar to “four legs good, two legs better.”
Romley seems to be in the wrong party. Another of his opponents looking to run against Holding shamelessly used the quote. Sam Searcy stumped about it while trashing the tax bill saying, “Middle class families are fighting to make ends meet and banking heir George Holding says he’s ‘thrilled’ to be working on a tax plan that gives himself a massive tax break while raising taxes on many middle class families.”
His statement added, “Here’s a guy who has inherited millions of dollars and his complaint is that he could have inherited more?”
Searcy’s attack was disgusting, and totally ignored the problems surrounding the DNC’s corruption and near bankruptcy under Obama. It is supreme hypocrisy to attack a person for being honestly successful in the United States, especially when liberals are characterized by their willingness to accept any and every bribe offered, even if it means selling one fifth of America’s Uranium.
Romley’s condemnation of the email and subsequent fake news will probably cost him the democratic nomination. However, he obviously has some scruples and morality, so perhaps he’s like to join conservatives and be a player on the right side of history.