Would you elect a congressional candidate that does not dare to confront his opponent overtly? Someone who has so little substance that he must disguise his identity to cowardly attack others? Would you vote for someone who is so incompetent that he can’t even protect his own anonymity from being discovered?
If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then you have selected Jake Ford to be your next Congressman. Congratulations – please [don’t] play again…
Jake Ford has being identified as the driving force being the slanderous website attacking Senator Steve Cohen. Although he almost did a decent job at keeping his involvement secret, he was outsmarted –and outed– by a group of concerned individuals, collectively (and sometimes infamously) known as “The Liberal Bloggers.” Can you say B-U-S-T-E-D?
Can you imagine this guy in Congress? Hypothetical scenario here: let’s say that W does start a war with Iran. And here is the letter that W gets from the 9th Congressional Dist. House Representative:
I do not know what my constituents think about this issue, because I haven’t asked them. Nor can they reach me, as I prefer to remain anonymous. Yet my years spent at the Ford School of Politics instinctively tell me that they agree with me on this issue. I urge you to listen to my constituents and follow my instincts about this war as well. Otherwise, I will be force to make justice prevail by revealing your “true” intentions in a tell-all website and I will write a letter to the corresponding authorities to demand further inquiry upon my claims.
The Congressman that dare not speak its name”
What’s next? Body-slamming in a mask, cape and tights?
As much as I want to poke fun at this issue, my sense of humor is being slightly overshadowed by real concern. It appalls me that he is so inclined to deceive and smear from the get-go, as opposed to running a clean campaign. In all due fairness, all we know so far about him is that his last name is Ford, he is African-American, and he is willing to cheat and slander his way to his big brother’s former seat. The only decent campaign activity on record to this day, is that he has put up signs. But what do we know about his position on issues? Nada. And about his accomplishments? Zero. Community service? Zilch. Tax returns and personal finances? Zip.
Did he not pay attention to the primaries? Tinker’s muddy campaign mailers and Bolton’s attempts to create racial divide did not work. On the contrary voters were offended and voted them both off the show. Does he really think the key to making the Tinker/Bolton strategy work better is to do the same but “anonymously”?
The bottom line is that a person who is capable of planning, engineering and executing such a fiasco is inept, untrustworthy and vile. Call me picky, but those aren’t exactly the “qualities” I look forward to in a congressional candidate. Specially, when his opponent –the legitimately elected Democratic candidate– is known for the embodying the exact opposite characteristics for 25 years… and has a record to prove it.
We cannot let Jake Ford represent us. The last thing we need in Congress is yet another can’t-speak-truth-to-power coward claiming to be a real Democrat.