Just a few hours after I saw Nikki Haley’s Tweet that said “Help Scott Brown stop the government takeover of Health Care,” which had so many things wrong with it that they couldn’t possibly be addressed in that medium, and which caused me to think, That’s it; I’ve completely lost all my patience with Nikki, I …. where was I going with this sentence? oh, yeah… I ran across this one from Karen Floyd:
From Sen. Lindsey Graham: “Please make telephone calls from your house to support Scott Brown…
And so, rather that pick on little ol’ Nikki, I’ll use Sen. Graham as my example.
Senator, the election in Massachusetts is none of your business. The very idea that you, or Nikki, or anyone else from outside that state should seek to influence the choice of a senator from that state — someone who will represent that commonwealth’s people for the next six years, and probably longer, given the power of incumbency — just so that you can win on one vote on one bill in the Senate, is absolutely unconscionable.
Never mind the fact that you’re wrong on the issue in question. Even if you were right, this sort of meddling would be wrong.
I don’t expect you ever to adopt my attitude — which is that I wouldn’t give two cents to help either party get a leg up in Congress — but at the very least you shouldn’t interfere in a decision that should be purely that of the people of Massachusetts for such a narrow purpose.
P.S. — I was going to link to when we discussed this subject before, but couldn’t find it. It was within the context, I think, of SC partisans being urged to try to influence outcomes in runoff elections or recounts or something in Georgia or Minnesota. Do y’all remember? As I recall, some of you took me to task, because y’all buy into the notion that the all-encompassing war between Brand X and Brand Y dictates that all local politics is national. As an unreconstructed Federalist, I disagree strongly. I don’t want folks from elsewhere messing in our elections, and I don’t want to see folks from here doing the same elsewhere. We’ve got enough problems right here at home.