too stupid for words

And remember, I am somewhat of a liberal (but I have lived in Arkansas since 1983 so what could I possibly know?)

Statement of Ilyse Hogue, Director of Political Advocacy and Communications for, on today’s primary:

Blanche Lincoln’s tiny margin over Bill Halter, who was virtually unknown three months ago, demonstrates the difficult battle ahead for corporate Democrats. With the economy still in peril and the worst oil disaster in U.S. history still underway, Americans deserve leaders who are willing to buck the system and stand up to corporate interests. Even though Bill Halter didn’t win tonight, Progressives won’t stop working hard to end corporate influence in Washington. The BP Gulf Oil Disaster is the latest example of the devastation that results when corporate interests and our government are too closely aligned. We know it’s no easy feat, but Progressives will continue to fight decades of corporate corruption—race-by-race, election by election. We’re not giving up any time soon.

Some reaction.

  • Tiny margin of victory? Blanche Lincoln, an incumbent in a runoff, would be expected to lose. Winning is the surprise.
  • virtually unknown three months ago? Arkansans know Bill Halter very well. He has not worked here most of his adult life and is the chief proponent of a gambling scheme that has raised college tuition and serous questions about its own value.
  • Stand up to corporate interests? Based on what is this claim made? Who or what has Bill Halter ever stood up to that did not involve his own personal gain?
  • The BP Oil disaster was never an issue in the campaign.

Blanche has a sorry record, and Halter is worse. Blanche is better than Boozman, a Republican. ‘Nuff said.


About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

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