Moody’s Blues

 

Once again the media and the political establishment have anointed who they think should be the candidates, explained to the voters why we should just except their established infallibility, and just embrace the inevitable by voting the way they indicate. So again, it’s the same old, same old. Two candidates, who the “powers that be” have foisted upon us, to which we are expected to except without question.

But I think not! For the Republicans, the establishment pick, Shawn Moody, has too many questions about too much duplicity, and not enough answers to assuage the doubts that surround him. The Republican Party does not do voters justice by anointing a candidate simply because the LePage political machine demands they do so.

Moody’s campaign from the onset has been based upon fallacy. It continues to brazenly spout these assertions and no one seems willing to challenge them. Let’s start now.

The Outsider: This claim seems more of the stuff of late night comic relief than a viable campaign strategy. Yes, the terminology is en vogue as of late but it is hard to substantiate when you are shouting it from inside the bowels of the LePage political power structure. Yes, the shuffle heard ’round the State was the movement of all the Governor’s soldiers moving their camp to under the Moody flag.

Not a politician: Again, do they speak in jest? How does a man run an Independent race for Governor, become a political appointee, and surround himself with all the Governor’s horses and all the Governor’s Ladies and Gents and not be a politician? The Moody campaign seems to enjoy playing fast and loose with facts.

The only one who has worked in the private sector: Now we are approaching sit-com level humor. Everyone of Moody’s opponents has worked in or run a private sector business. I find it unsettling that a man who wants to be Governor has such a narrow view of what is a valid profession in the private sector.

Mike Thibodeau, who has left the race, ran a very successful construction business and still owns a private sector business that manufactures snow shovels. Ken Fredette has a successful law office. Garrett Mason worked in the family construction business as a boy and then worked as an administrator for a professional sports team. Mary Mayhew has also worked in administration.

If only Shawn Moody had been given a few more opponents, he could have disparaged the entirety of the private sector profession save for Auto-body Technicians. Poorly thought out and thin on facts, Moody’s campaign song, constantly chirped and parroted, may in the end have him singing the Blues. With such a questionable foundation for a campaign, one has to wonder of the validity of the platform.

Conservatism?: Really? This is hard to swallow when the man spent an entire election railing against the tenets of conservatism. Seven years as a political appointee in the LePage administration and he never spoke out once of his embrace of conservative principles until right before announcing his conversion to a Republican and run for Governor? The people are right to question the convenience of Moody’s “Road to Damascus” moment on the eve of his new “NotapoliticianOutsider” campaign.

Traditional Family Values: This is to be expected. Every Republican candidate has a “Come to Jesus” moment in spring/early summer, when they realize they have to get elected. The question is, Who has a consistent record on those issues? Moody is murky at best and needs to speak with clarity on this and other issues.

For instance, the Ranked Choice Voting issue. Rumor has it that Shawn Moody has been in support of RCV until recently when political expediency dictated he switch. What is Shawn Moody’s stance on this issue? He needs to clarify.

And what of Medicaid expansion? Again, rumor has it that Mr. Moody has been in favor of expansion, while his new found Republican colleagues have been staunchly fighting the growth of this bureaucracy. Mr. Moody needs to set the record straight on these issues.

Shawn Moody has difficulty being a straight shooter when he has to keep dodging his political past. If Mr. Moody gets the Blues, it’s because he plays a song that has no soul. His rhythm strikes a chord of deceit and we’ve all heard this song before.

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What Is Your Response?

 

We have been assured that there will be a “Blue Wave” this fall. It’s inevitable. And the gloating has already begun.

Cackling with glee, Democrats and their media allies are positioning themselves for the impeachment of the hated President. Leftists have made promises that the historic Tax Cuts will be fully repealed and the gurgling swamp monsters are openly thrilled with the anticipation that all of “their” tax money will be returned. The Deep State is confident that they can restore order to this political chaos and the unruly peasants will be put back in their place and taught not to speak out of turn.

The media makes no effort now to hide their allegiance. They vomit their hatred and lies on all who are associated with the President and eviscerate any who dare to challenge and critique their bias. Humiliation, character assassinations, and intimidation are their weapon of choice and woe to those who call out warnings of the dire historical repercussions of their actions.

The entertainment elites are mobilizing en mass to converge upon the NRA to finally eliminate the 2nd Amendment. They are sure they have found their silver bullet in child pawns, whom they fund and manipulate to attack any private citizen and public servant who stands for the Natural Born Right to self-defense. They will spare no expense to see it done.

In short, what is upon us now is full out ideological war. Disgusted by the emergence of the people’s voice, the political establishment is fully engaged to crush what it detests the most, a Free Republic. One question now remains: What is your response?

Will you allow your passion to be blunted by elitist disdain and intimidation? Will you slip back into the apathy which characterizes a mid-term election and allow ground to be lost again? Will you turn the President, and those who are standing with him, over to these jackals who are circling waiting to feed?

What is your response? It should not be of violence, although our opponents have shown they are not above it. There is still a measured response. We can still vote.

We should turn a tin ear to the manipulated polling and assurances of defeat from the media. If any should know, we in Maine should know that the forgotten and overlooked can turn the tide. Set ourselves resolute that we will not give ground, and the heady satisfaction of seeing the shock and dismay on the faces out of touch elites on election night can be ours once again.

Stay engaged in the process! Don’t take anything for granted! Work as hard as we know how to work!

As stated before, the 2nd Amendment could very well be the divining issue of this election. Support our candidates who support our Constitutionally protected rights. Don’t allow media narratives to dissuade you.

We must maintain the energy that was felt two years ago. Our opponents are congratulating themselves with victory before the battle has been fully vetted. So confident they are in our pattern of apathy following a victory, they already started the party.

Surprise will then be the more sweeter! Our turnout to the polls should be greater than ever before and one for the history books. We’ve been discounted! In response, for our Nation’s sake let’s make history!