Thursday, January 29, 2015

Craigslist Stealth Campaigns

You'll remember not long ago me pointing to a Craiglist News and Views ad that portrayed local supervisor Estelle Fennell as a gun control proponent. Now they've done the same to Rex Bohn. 

Since he or she also mentioned Virginia Bass in a similar ad, we'll assume it's a stealth campaign by the Left against what are considered the middle- of- the- road or right leaners on the Board of Supes.

This particular ad has me baffled, though.


At 9:43 AM, Blogger Julie Timmons said...

Not just a stealth campaign but a DUMB campaign. I don't know of anyone within the Democratic structure who would be dumb enough to do this. If you know who's posting these speak up!!!

At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF it's a stealth campaign, I think it's a rightwing campaign trying to make the only conservatives who will be running look more appealing to leftwing voters.

At 10:12 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Then why would they say Bohn and Fennell support gun control. The conventional wisdom is that conservatives oppose further gun control measures.

At 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy answer. There is unlikely to be a conservative challenger to these three candidates.

Who would you vote for Fred, a conservative who you mistakenly believe supports gun control, or a lefty who supports gun control and is lefty on all sorts of other issues across the board?

It's an easy self-smearing campaign that works in their favor. It's that simple.

I've worked on the campaigns of truly middle-of-the-road Democrat candidates where they were the most conservative candidates in the race.

They weren't concerned what Republicans thought because Republican votes were a sure thing. Would a Republican really vote for the opposition candidate who is even more to the left? No.

At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This particular ad has me baffled, though."

It seems like pretty obvious sarcasm to me.

At 12:57 PM, Blogger just me said...

i've seen these types of posts before on cl. they are someone's (creative if nothing else) caricature of LO. they've been directed towards the moderators, the comments posted and the owners of LO.

this person obviously has an axe to grind with LO. looks to be a large axe with all the work that goes into them. definitely not boiler plate.

i'm not sure, is it satire or a parody?

At 2:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is LO?


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