Back in 1986, anchorman Dan Rather, while walking in a toney neighborhood in Manhattan, was assaulted by a ‘disturbed’ assailant who asked (in the popularly reported version), “What’s the frequency, Kenneth?”
When later arrested, the assailant said he came from a parallel universe 200 years in the future. He claimed that because everyone in the future had a double in the past, he had mistaken Rather for his own future double, Vice President Burroughs. He assaulted Rather to recover the secrets necessary to stop signals being sent to his brain, and then go back to his own time.
That inanity is about the same way I felt when reviewing Baron Hill’s latest print political ad. I feel that I am in some parallel political universe where the Democrat Ninth District Congressional candidate is now trying to run further to the right than the Republican incumbent. Is this not the same Baron that was banging the same Mike Sodrel on the same family values issues way back in 2004? Upon a closer reading of the ad, before relegating it like all others to my fireplace, one would think that Baron is planning to enter the seminary! Photos in front of the church, religious iconography, a large picture of Baron with his minister, written proclamations of his sanctity, etc.
Don’t get me wrong. I am all for religious values, if they are truly held. [To me, what is not said in this ad on Baron’s past pronunciations and House votes is more telling that what is said.] I thought, however, that this imposition of “family values” is exactly what the Democrats did not
This ad lays to rest exactly what the voters in the Ninth District really value; now the question is which candidate, in words and deeds, past and present, truly supports such ideals.Is Mike the future double of Baron? Perhaps Baron should get the signals out of his head and return to his own time!
And speaking of the frequency
, what’s with the national agenda for Democrats running for the House? First promised by Congresswoman Pelosi and Senator Schumer way back late 2005, a new, bold national agenda for all Democrats was to be delivered to an American public, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the same with baited breath, in January 2006. Never happended! Well, the 'partial' agenda for Democrats seeking to attain House seats
is finally out, and reprinted in pertinent part below:Put new rules in place to break the link between lobbyists and legislation.
Enact all the recommendations made by the 9/11 commission.
Raise the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour.
Cut the interest rate on federally supported student loans in half.
Allow the government to negotiate directly with pharmaceutical companies for lower drug prices for Medicare patients.
Broaden the types of stem-cell research supported with federal funds.
Now that’s bold, isn’t it?
I haven’t seen such milquetoast in national politics for …. well, I don’t think I’ve ever seen it! These are the type of issues that form the central, most important part of the Democrat agenda
? I guess these same democrats are not listening to their own constituents.
What are the priorities of the American people? Lets’ take look at the most recent poll from CBS News/New York Times Poll. Oct. 27-31, 2006
. The poll asked the following open-ended question, "Of all the problems facing this country today, which one do you most want the new Congress to concentrate on first?"
The top three issues identified are:War in Iraq 39%
Illegal Immigration 9%
Economy and jobs 7%
Show me please just how this announced Democrat agenda addresses but one of these top priorities? It doesn’t! The national Democrat leadership, as it exists today, knows first and foremost that their own purported solutions to these issues are either non-existent or contrary to what the majority of Americans would find palatable. Being the proverbial ‘third rail’ for their desire to retake leadership of the House, they elect instead to simply avoid the issues, hunker down and hope for the best.
What are Baron Hill’s position in the war, immigration, and the economy and jobs? Haven't heard.
I know what Congressman Sodrel’s positions are on these issues, because he is not fearful to speak to them.What’s the frequency Baron?
Oh, and GO CARDS !