The fix is in regarding the 2nd Congressional District race. The election is roughly three weeks away and the front runner, Robin Kelly, is nowhere to be found. As of today, no debates have been scheduled. Don’t you think that is a little weird? I think the people in my birthplace district deserve a lot better than the status quo. The days of “If you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” type of politics should be coming to an end. Sadly, it’s not.
Democrats and Republicans have taken turns screwing up our communities. It’s time for something new. It’s time to break away from the old, stale way of doing things.
Kelly ran on a platform that bashed the National Rifle Association, an organization that has zero ties to the violence that ails the communities that Kelly is trying to represent. She benefitted from a smear campaign from a New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Super PAC, a group that doesn’t have the best interests of the people at heart.
Kelly said this when first approached about the Super PAC:
It’s ridiculous. I don’t know him. He doesn’t know me. I have not been in touch with him. You can’t even legally be in touch with them. So it’s untrue, that’s all I can tell you.
The night Kelly received the Democratic nomination she said this:
We were on the right side of the issue, and our message resonated.
The ‘message’ got advertised with Bloomberg’s money, the same money Kelly benefits from.
If Kelly is elected, she will be indebted to this Super PAC. She will become their puppet. A fellow blogger once told me that Kelly is the ‘real deal.’ Well if that was the case, why didn’t she run against Jesse Jackson Jr in the primary? That was her chance to stand up to ‘machine’ politics. Does Kelly think it is smooth sailing from here on out? The Republican challenger, Paul McKinley has a lengthy criminal record and the other candidate, LeAlan Jones is probably a name you have never heard of from a political party you have never heard of.
We cannot let someone who seems to take her opponents for granted go to Washington.
I guess Super PAC’s are bad only when Republicans benefit from them.