Is This What It Comes To?
If we can chop this whole RI Congressional District 1 race (Doherty vs. Cicilline) down to a single sentence, does it get any more concise than this?
“He’s dishonest” vs. “He’s a Republican”
And with that, some polls (paid for by the Democrats) claim that Cicilline is leading. That tells me that voters in this district think less of you for being a Republican than for not telling them the truth, or more specifically for not intending to mislead anyone intentionally. Really? That’s what this comes down to?
When I see the commercials and hear the ads now, everything from the Cicilline camp is “He’s a Republican! He’ll side with the Republicans! He’ll vote with the Republicans!” and the Doherty camp is doing their best to remind everyone of how many times David Cicilline hasn’t been the most forthcoming with us. Doherty even showed it yet again just this week when he disproved the Cicilline claim that Doherty will eliminate Medicare and turn it into a voucher program and that he’ll vote to cut Social Security. Yet again, Cicilline was not telling us the truth as Brendan Doherty offered his “iron clad” pledge to protect and support both Medicare and Social Security.
We still have about six weeks left, but that’s what I boil this down to. Which is worse, being a Republican or being dishonest? Really Rhode Island? Are those polls correct that the Democrats are touting? The preference really is for a proven-untrustworthy Democrat over an honorable Republican?
And yet people wonder why our system of representation is broken.