Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Just Like A Republican...

In case you were still holding back on deciding whether to vote for HFJr, this should bring you over to the growing list of progressive liberal Democrats who have jumped ship with me and will not be voting for Harold Ford Jr. Daddy Ford Sr. came to town to help out his boys, and at a campaign rally advertised as a Harold Ford Jr. rally, asked DEMOCRATIC voters to vote for his other son Jake, who is running as an INDEPENDENT in the 9th Dist. House race against the DEMOCRATIC candidate, Steve Cohen. Not only that, but he attacked Steve Cohen as being "too liberal" and accused him of supporting same-sex marriage, gambling and legalizing marijuana (he must have given those talking points to Jake), and he said Memphis is a "Christian city." I don't know where to begin, but it is very sad to see Harold Ford Sr. sink so low. Not only is he lying about Steve Cohen's record and positions, he is attacking the civil rights of gays and lesbians and disregarding the constitutional separation of church and state. The Ford's are playing the race, religion and gay cards, just like REPUBLICANS!

Harold Ford Sr.:
"I’m a proud papa! I’m a proud papa. If someone would tell me that Jake is running as an independent and I’m a Democrat, well, Jake is a Democrat. Jake couldn’t have been raised in my house unless he was a Democrat! And a person was saying, I want a real … Well, there ain’t no more real Democrat than me! Jake is a product of me. He’s a part of me. If you like what you had in the past, don’t give it up now!
His opposition won’t even come to the community and ask for their votes. He’ll run and put out pictures and put out press releases and try to distort my son. I’m asking all of you: Don’t let this man reject Jake Ford Jr (sic). Now, Jake Ford Jr. is the man that you need. And I promise you that Jake Ford Jr. – he don’t believe in no same-sex marriages! We’re from a Christian city here. He doesn’t believe in legalizing marijuana. This man that’s running against Jake wants some sex shops running in downtown Memphis on a Sunday! That’s our religious holiday. He shouldn’t be doing that and then saying he’s the most liberal Democrat. He is too liberal! I mean, paramutual betting. And this lottery! A lottery ain’t nothing but a tax on poor people. And why would you brag about lottery. And the very people that the lottery’s supposed to help are the very people that can’t go to college and benefit from it. So I say to you: Trust me, you trusted me as your congressman. We don’t know much about the other person. He missed 49 percent of his votes in 18 years in the state Senate.
And I’m asking you: when you go to that poll, don’t vote for no Steve Cohen. You vote for Jake Ford as your next congressman."

Read HFSr.'s full speech at the Memphis Flyer Senior on the Stump.
I guess being a lying, two-faced opportunistic, spineless politican runs in the family.
Now many people are still saying we have to vote for Jr. in order to help the Democrats win control of Congress, but I agree with Marty Assenburg's excellent column in the Memphis Flyer Are the Religious Right?, if we care about the separation of church and state, we cannot support or vote for Harold Ford Jr.! The Democrats will probably take back the House, we do NOT have to sacrifice our PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC Principles by voting for Harold Ford Jr., who does not even support the Democratic Party's candidate for his current position in Congress.
And if those "win at any cost" lemmings over on Daily Kos(who attack those of us speaking out against HFJR and call us "trolls") represent the Democratic Party, then it is truly a bankrupt party, which will support a candidate running AGAINST his own party, AGAINST the platform of the Democratic Party, attacking the leadership of the Democratic Party (Nany Pelosi, etal.) and will not even support the Democratic Party's candidates! Why should we support HFJr to "defend the Democratic P arty" if he does not represent or support the Democratic Party??!!?? Why did the DNC and Bill Clinton etal. support a candidate who is running a REPUBLICAN campaign? How can the DNC, Howard Dean, etal, condemn BUSH and the GOP for trying to write discrimination against gays into the constitution and support a "Democratic" candidate who supports the same thing? What about legalizing torture? Same thing. How can the Democratic Party defend the separation of church and state, and support candidates who do NOT and who appeal to religious bigots who support a theocratic government??
I will say it again: STOP HAROLD FORD JR.!

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see in the Jackson Sun that HFJr. has endorsed independent candidate Joe Lieberman in Connecticut. But he doesn't endorse his own independent candidate brother--or does he? He wants Democrats to support him but he apparently doesn't support Democrats.

Thursday, October 19, 2006 9:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a progressive from Memphis and we arn't voting for the opportunist because he doesn't support Democrats or progressives he supports whom his daddy tells him to. I support steve Cohen so should jr. but instead he supports his brother as an independant
over the Democratic candidate he even lets Jake use his headquarters that people are paying for? what about their phone bank asking for both Jr. and Jake sign locations together? How about volunteers trying to
help Jr. only being diverted to work for Jake? No I'm a 100% Dem but I'm going to give my vote to the other side because of the Ford family greed. I'm no Hater either I've even handed out Turkeys with Jr. in the past but no More!

Thursday, October 19, 2006 4:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell no I' voting with Cohen and maybe corker but no Jr. or Jake in fact I doubt
I'll ever vote Ford again as I have in the past. The ambush at wilson air turned
my stomach no more crazy votes no more Bush buddie system no more fake jake no more SR. and his games.

Monday, October 23, 2006 4:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell no I' voting with Cohen and maybe corker but no Jr. or Jake in fact I doubt
I'll ever vote Ford again as I have in the past. The ambush at wilson air turned
my stomach no more crazy votes no more Bush buddie system no more fake jake no more SR. and his games.

Monday, October 23, 2006 4:05:00 PM  
Anonymous J.T. said...

Jim let all the east and middle TN blogs
know and link to the stop Harold page!!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 2:43:00 PM  

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