Thursday, October 30, 2008

Queen Anne's Democrats - With Help of Media - Run False Ad

Just the other night, at the last debate of this congressional election, Queen Anne's County States Attorney Frank Kratovil closed his remarks by calling an ad for Andy Harris "a lie".  Fair enough, even liberals like Frank have a right to their opinion.  Yet, Kratovil's OWN Democrat Central Committee has run an ad that is not only misleading, they lie about who paid for the ad.

The Kent Island Bay Times published an ad yesterday, claiming to be published by "Republicans for Obama, Eastern Shore".  The ad states that it was paid for by:
QA Cty Central Committee, Nancy Hagman, Treasurer

Any normal reader would infer that this ad was paid for by the Queen Anne's County REPUBLICAN Central Committee.  It clearly says that this ad is from REPUBLICANS for Obama.  They would be wrong.  Nancy Hagman is the Treasurer of the QA County DEMOCRAT Central Committee.

Who would know?  Do you know who the Treasurer of your county central committee is?  Only political junkies know who the members of their local central committees are.  The rest of us are more concerned about our jobs, mortgages and how to pay for the kids' college.

Chesapeake Publishing owns the Kent Island Bay Times.  When the error was pointed out to them, they refused to run a letter from the QA County Republican Central Committee explaining the error.

Should we believe that this was just "an innocent mistake"?  Not when the publisher refuses to print a response by the injured party.

It is unfortunate when the media conspires with their leftist friends to decieve the public they claim to serve.  Should we be surprised?  I wonder if Frank Kratovil will call this a lie as well.


justdafacts said...

Your link to the ad didn't work, but I'll take your word for it.

As a liberal Democrat, I agree that what you reported is deceptive, noting that the ad came from a third party rather than the candidate.

Would you similarly criticize Gov. Ehrlich's and Lt. Gov. Steele's deceptive election day ploy in 2006, payment for which was directly from their own campaign committees:

Please refer to the Democratic party by its chosen title, rather than the "Democrat party." It's common courtesy to call people what they themselves want to be called.

Steve Lebowitz

streiff said...

This blog wasn't around in 2006, so no we won't criticize something that happened two years ago.

Duke hoops fan said...


Come on dude you need a new rant. Everyone is tired of your usual "what would you say if Ehrlich did it" blather. I'll give you this though, you're consistent.


Slater Cramdim said...

the people that use the term " democrat party" in place of the proper American term which our founding fathers used " democratic party" are people known as Ditto heads, they are simply repeating what Rush Limbaugh has asked them to say.

G. A. Harrison said...

Sorry Steve, but I have to keep going with Democrat. First, old habits die hard. Second, there is little Democratic about the Democrat party. Any institution that has "super-delegates" and appoints (I won't really call it "elects") delegates via a convoluted quota system isn't very democratic in my book.

That said, I'll defend your right to call yourself anything you want and appoint your delegates any way you want.

G. A. Harrison said...

justdafacts -

You must have caught the post fast. I've since fixed the link. It seems to be working in every browser but Opera.

Rudh Shronn said...

it is DEMOCRATIC you stupid republics will never learn

justdafacts said...


Are you proclaiming that "we" won't criticize anything that happened before the inception of Red Maryland, or only things embarrassing to Republicans that happened before the inception of Red Maryland?


Sorry my Ehrlich & Steele schtick has grown tiresome. Your side doesn't have a deep bench in this state for me to go after, and I only foresee that bench getting thinner :) - Steve

streiff said...

what I am saying is that Ehrlich isn't running for election. Neither is Bill Clinton. The subject here is not what either of those guys may or may not have done.

If you want to discuss Ehrlich's 2006 campaign, Blogger provides free web sites. Have at it. You just aren't going to have that discussion on this thread or on this site unless that is the subject of discussion.

wind river said...