“Long term, the only solution is to elect a new member of Congress. To that end, it would be nice if the two Democratic contenders for the nomination in CD07 could take a few minutes out of their busy schedule of sniping at each other and maybe put out a press release on this or something.”
From - Off the Kuff’s, “Culberson’s Univesity [sic] Line attack makes it through the House”
Since my comment is awaiting moderation, and it’s doubtful it will otherwise be posted unless I make a big deal about it:
It’s a shame you don’t check into your facts before “reporting”, as we have posted “something” about this on Facebook, back on June 21st as seen here:
Not to mention any press releases that I already alerted other people on Sunday were in the works.
But, perhaps the bloggers want to keep the “sniping” going, as it increases their page views. Yours included.
ETA: The Cargas campaign, very much, would prefer a positive campaign about the issues. To that end, we have posted positions on many of the ongoing stories that truly affect the people of Congressional District 7, both on Facebook and on the Cargas website. Our primary opponent has not. We have asked that the issues take center stage, while simultaneously being attacked by an opponent about whom not much is actually known.
The sad thing is, she is no longer confining her attacks to just the candidate or his wife, not even his staff. Those people that choose to endorse us are also being accosted at very public functions, in the most unprofessional of lights.
The Cargas campaign staff, which comprises political experience exceeding 30 years, has never seen anything like this.
ETA, Kuff’s Response: Seriously, Bethany?
I admit, I should have checked the Facebook page. My bad for that. But what I did check was the News page on the Cargas for Congress website (http://www.jamescargas.com/news), which as you can see, has nada on this. It does, however, have an attack on Lissa Squiers. You tell me which is “news”.
(For the record, I’m not a supporter of Squiers, or of Cargas. I don’t live in CD07.)
I specifically mentioned a press release. I know I never got one, and I haven’t seen one forwarded by Carl Whitmarsh. You guys know how to find me. How hard would this have been?
But thanks for proving my point about the campaign’s preference for sniping over substance. If you had simply contacted me with this information, I’d have been happy to make a correction, and credit the Cargas campaign for being on the spot. Now I don’t really care any more. Well done.
ETA my final response to Kuff: Seriously?
If you had contacted the Cargas campaign on this issue, prior to posting an inflammatory statement on your blog, we would have been more than happy to issue you a statement on this issue, an issue we have discussed in the campaign for several weeks now.
Instead, you took the cheap way out and accused us of focusing on our opponent, an opponent of whom has attacked not only Cargas, but his wife, members of his staff, and nationally recognized political figures from the Houston area who have endorsed him.
We have maybe one press release on Squiers, actually answering her attack on us. Are we supposed to not respond to someone questioning our candidate’s Democratic credibility during the Democratic PRIMARY? The last THREE items on the “News” section are all about issues, are they not? The DREAM Act, the SCOTUS Arizona Decision, and the SCOTUS ACA decision.
You just accused us of not having enough substance on our web site or topics, after you started the sniping. It would have taken you all of thirty seconds to compose a polite email, and ask, “I don’t see a response to this issue, do you have a statement on it?” Instead, you commented on the superfluous and dragged it back into the debate. Why? I have to wonder what your gain is.
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