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DesEtoiles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 12:39 AM
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OR House Dems show how it's done - fighting back against Swiftboaters
http://oregonhousedemocrats.blogs.com/blog/2006/08/rob_...


Rob Brading Sets the Record Straight: He's the only Candidate in House District 49 with a Plan to Protect our Kids.


This week, Karen Minnis launched one of the ugliest and most dishonest attacks ever seen in Oregon politics. The attack was so low that Minnis has attempted to convince voters that she had nothing to do with it even though her principal campaign strategist is the principal strategist behind the attacks (he owns the website.)

Well, this week while Minnis and her hatchet men have been busy doing damage control explaining their desperate tactics, Rob Brading and his wife got to work making sure families in East County know that in fact, Brading is the only candidate with a detailed plan to protect our kids.

You can help Rob put an end to Minnis' destructive politics by volunteering or contributing to his campaign today.

On Saturday, Rob's wife, Karen Wood, the Chaplain at Willamette University and soon-to-be-ordained minister, called and mailed thousands of east county voters expressing her outrage at Minnis' desperate attack, an attack the Gresham Outlook called, "Ridiculous on its face."

Karen wanted to make sure that east county voters know Rob the way she does - A local leader. A preacher's kid and a seminary graduate who knows right from wrong.

You can read Karen's letter here: Download falsewitness.pdf

This week, Rob aggressively pushed his plan to protect our kids. In fact, Rob Brading is the only candidate in House District 49 with a detailed plan to protect our kids.

Rob Brading's Common Sense Plan to Protect our Kids

-Rob Brading will push for a new tax on the profits of the pornography industry to fund new programs to protect our kids from dangerous content and help keep sexual predators off the streets.

-Rob Brading will support tough new laws to help parents protect their kids from violent and sexually explicit video games.

-As the CEO of Multnomah Community Television, Rob Brading succesfully removed shows from the air that were indecent and posed a threat to our children and families. As State Representative, he will help community television across the state keep their programming safe for our families.

You can read the plan Rob sent to east county families here: Download bradingplan.pdf

By helping Rob Brading win you can help elect a real leader who will put an end to the politics of personal destruction and provide real leadership for our kids and our families.

Visit RobBrading.com and join his campaign today.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 12:46 AM
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1. Okay, now I'm from Oregon
Edited on Sat Aug-19-06 12:47 AM by sandnsea
and I'm glad Brading has the benefit of a minister-wife to stand by his side, but..

I in NO WAY agree with your condescending "show how it's done" subject line as I don't know of ANY Democrat who hasn't hit back with a similar press release when hit with a smear campaign. Perhaps you put it there just to draw attention to Rob's campaign because lord knows we've got to get rid of the menace, otherwise I just find it to be petty politics that doesn't help the party as a whole at all. It's the biggest problem I have with the Dem party in Oregon as a matter of fact and the reason I don't participate except at GOTV time.

Whew. That felt better.
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DesEtoiles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 12:50 AM
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2. Show how it's done is a general, national way - I said OR HOUSE DEMS
not Rob Brading.

Jeez. Less caffeine for you. Way to ruin my night.
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DesEtoiles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 12:51 AM
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3. I'm going to have to put you on ignore
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 01:08 AM
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5. Hey, YOU posted that, not the House Dems
And I think it's just the kind of shitty attitude towards Democrats that hurts us in the long run. The Oregon House Dems didn't do anything for Brading that Democrats haven't done for other Dems under attack. They aren't showing anybody anything.

Put me on ignore, I don't care.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 02:23 AM
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6. Oregon rules. Again. As ever. Can you tell I'm an ex pat Oregonian?
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 12:53 AM
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4. That's the phrase we need to use: bearing false witness.
"Bearing false witness" applies to virtually all of Bush's propaganda and policies and to every single word uttered by the GOP smear machine. And, best of all, it speaks directly to the fundies.
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