Thursday, November 02, 2006

Nastygram on gay marriage

You may have heard or read about the campaign treasurer for a Republican Assembly candidate in Oshkosh who resigned over the negative campaign being run against the Democrat, Gordon Hintz.

Here is the lie-filled, mean-spirited piece of mail that triggered it.

The Oshkosh Daily Northwestern reported:
Republican Assembly candidate Julie Pung Leschke's campaign treasurer has resigned, citing her discomfort with the flow of outside money and negative ads from interest groups in the campaign for the 54th Assembly District.

"I'm not resigning to try to hurt Julie, I'm resigning to make a statement about how nasty this process is. I think voters deserve better than that," former treasurer Robin Makar said.

Makar said she resigned quietly last week but decided on Monday to resign publicly after a mailer came out from Wisconsin Family Action suggesting that the election of Pung Leschke's opponent, Democrat Gordon Hintz, would open the door to the legalization of gay marriage in Wisconsin.

"I saw that postcard and it was just a lie. I saw that it was such a political ploy not just to damage Gordon and damage this amendment -- that is really near to my heart, I so believe it's wrong," Makar said. "The combination of two things, being such a lie and it being about something I feel so strongly about, I can't be quiet about stepping away from this."
Wisconsin Family Action is the lobbying arm of the Family Research Institute of Wisconsin, the group leading the charge for passage of the anti-gay amendment. Its leader, Juliane Appling, has warned that if the amendment doesn't pass we'll soon be legalizing polygamy and God only knows what else. If you listen to hear, and read the piece of mail from her group, you wouldn't know that marriage in Wisconsin is already limited to one man and one woman -- or that there is a far-reaching second sentence on civil unions that could do far more damage than any liberal activist judge. Now the group is not only misleading voters about the amendment, but trying to use it to defeat candidates who oppose it.

8 Comments:

At 9:50 AM, Blogger Shades said...

While it is not a path I would have chosen to communicate - I fail to see anything that is not factual. Just where is the lie?

 
At 10:01 AM, Blogger GWC shadow said...

Fair Wisconsin is the one who is misleading voters in a ad that says to vote no to ban gay marriage. Your laughable Bill.

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger Todd said...

Fair Wisconsin's ad says that a "no" vote will keep everything the same -- which is, get this, true.

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger Other Side said...

Bill, I've got to hand it to you. You do well handling clowns like gwc shadow.

 
At 7:00 PM, Blogger realdebate said...

Seriously Bill who the hell are you to talk about lie filled ads?

You have put out some of the most dishonest misleading crap I have ever seen.

How you can look at yourself in the mirror is beyond me.

 
At 7:24 PM, Blogger Other Side said...

Uh, Fred. It was the campaign treasurer for the Republican candidate who questioned the ads, not Bill.

And he is right on about Appling. That you don't see that says volumes about you. Truly sad.

 
At 8:23 PM, Blogger TrueConservative said...

gwc has to be some sort of fake. no one is that flaky. As for Fred, he is one mis-guided soul and most likely a fairly consistent listener to Milwaukee talk radio. I bet Fred loves Green's anti-public education stance or Green's phony 70 cent solution to education funding.

 
At 11:51 PM, Blogger realdebate said...

You have no idea who I am so shut the &*@(! up. Bill is putting out the most ridiculous lie filled unethical crap in this campaign.

Do some research before you talk about me next time.

 

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