The Piercing Truth

This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

Sep 16, 2008

Prevent Defense

In football they call it the prevent defense. You hear about it mainly when one team - we'll call it Team D - has a lead over another team - say Team R. The idea is that Team D plays conservative defense designed to minimize mistakes. The problem is Team R is hungry and playing from behind and is free to take the initiative away from the cautions even fearful Team D.

We'd argue that Democrats expecting another Democratic storm surge are playing their own version of the Prevent Defense. So far, two high profile candidates are busy trying to protect their lead or a perceived lead by preventing their candidates from appearing in televised debates with their opponents.

We told you about Kari Brandenburg backing out of a KNME channel 5 debate last week (read it here). Now, Congressional hopeful Martin Heinrich has joined the DA in the Democrat's undisclosed location.

Apparently, Heinrich has withdrawn from a KRQE/AARP debate that would have been televised on the CBS affiliate.
“After agreeing to the debate, and even after both campaigns agreed to change the date to appease Martin Heinrich’s ‘busy schedule,’ today Martin Heinrich surprised no one and declined the opportunity to debate Darren White on the important issues of the day,” White spokesman Stephen Schatz said. “Martin must have reconsidered after his abysmal performance at the other candidate debates and forums and awakened to the fact that his liberal politics are out of touch with the independent voters of the First District.”
Like his fellow Democrat, Heinrich has a number of recently revealed questions to answer like why he never registered as a lobbyist when he was admittedly engaging in the practice and getting paid to do so. The former councilor's company Heinrich Consulting allegedly lobbied both state and federal agencies and in doing so broke state and federal lobbying laws by not registering.

Worst of all, it sure looks like Heinrich was a... LOBBYIST! That's a lot like a "community organizer" only he's getting paid by special interests to "organize" state and federal law makers and officials. You can bet that like a lot of other lobbyists, Heinrich's efforts weren't about saving your money.

Team Democrat doesn't want these types of uncomfortable questions being asked of their anointed candidates. As a result, they're sent to the bunker to hide out and wait for the anticipated Obama storm surge that they believe will flood the voters and carry their candidates along to victory.

As most football fans will tell you, Team D better be careful when they employ the Prevent Defense. A good portion of the time the Prevent Defense prevents a team from winning.

----- Update -----
We had hardly pressed publish on this post than we received a news release from the Republican Party of New Mexico that included a link to a statement from Martin Heinrich to the media that included the all important question of whether or not he was going to release his lobbying records (listen to it here). His answer was, well... not yes.

The former councilor talked about the White campaign "owing" $5,000 to the taxpayers for the President Bush fundraiser on White's behalf. And when pressed on releasing his lobbying records the councilor from an undisclosed location talked about his "work" with groups to "protect" the Ojito Wilderness. In political speak work equals lobbying and the answer itself means "hell no I'm not going to answer your question!"

More importantly this little media appearance was a pitiful attempt to change the subject. Presidential visits are expensive affairs and we taxpayers generally pick up the tab no matter who's in the White House. But that wasn't really the point of Heinrich's idiotic statement.

Heinrich's real objective was to use Bush and White in a sentence together in an attempt to remind voters that Darren White worked on the Bush campaign. Ok... guilty. Darren White is a Republican. Darren White worked on the Bush campaign. Done being surprised now?

We'd bet that Heinrich supported Clinton and he probably would have supported Jimmy Carter had he been old enough to do so.

Here's another reminder... For the past two years, Democrats have been in charge of Congress. We know that comes as a surprise to many, but the truth is that every one of the talking points that Democrats ran and won on two years ago - including immediate troop withdrawl from Iraq - have been virtually ignored by those same politicians.

Democrats have an obsession with President Bush that is only surpassed by their recently discovered meniacal hatred of Sarah Palin. They will attempt to run against him at every opportunity even though there's not a single ballot that he will appear on ever again. If they're not careful, it will be their undoing.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kari Brandenburg didn't back out of a debate. She told KNME that she would fit it in. Getting your "facts" from Lisa is risky at best! Try to BUILD credibility, it's the best way to build readership.

Kevin McDonald said...

In fact, it now looks like this debate will happen. Kari and Lisa have agreed in theory to taping their debate on OCtober 19th, to air here on KNME on October 24th.

Anonymous said...

Leadership and Darren White?? shouldn't even be in the same sentence. Poll the deputies that have put up with his lack of interest in the Sheriff's job...just ask.
He just promoted 2 of the sorriest excuses for deputies there is. They both lied on sworn court reports, cheated on their (numerous) wives, sold other deputies down the river and walked on anyone they could to get where they are. Darren knows all of this and still promotes..not who ya know, it's who ya blow.

Anonymous said...

Bush derangement syndrome and the newer mutation, Palin derangement syndrome, are making Dem talking points all sound like Charlie Brown's teacher with just a few intelligable words mixed in.

Wonk wonk wonk wonk -- BUSH, wonk wong wonk MOOSE SHOOTER , wonk wonk wonk.

Putting White in the same sentence with Bush, like in the recent commercial about energy policy, is laughable. Like the president polls County Sheriffs on energy policy decisions.... jeeze.

Anonymous said...

Maybe since Hienrich is in the lead in the polls, he does not need to debate White. But if he does end up in a debate he should ask Darren why he has allowed the field to go to dangerous levels of manning not just for the Deputies, but the public as well. Next time you watch Darrens' commercial, take a good look at the people wearing Sheriff's Dept vest. They are all reserves because none of his Deputies would stand behind him. I know, because I am one and know for a fact that 85% of the department can't wait till the politician is gone!

East mountain residents should ask what happened to the 10 deputies he promised out of the last class. Not only did he not send the 10 deputies up there, but they lost one from the year before. Don't believe me, research the east mountain telegraph and ALb. Journal for the article.

Or what about the special interest oil people making threats to Darren when someone was stealing gas from them. They told him that want results for what they had given him in contributions!!!

I got more if Hienrich wants me to debate for him. We'll talk about promoting people who have committed felonies not for the benefit of the case, but their own benefit. Last I heard, Drive by shootings were illegal???? Tampering with evidence, witness intimidation.............. You know who you are and Darren promoted you anyways

Anonymous said...

There will be a political forum for District attorney candidates Lisa Torraco (R) and Kari Brandenberg (D) that the FOP (Fraternal Order Of Police)will be hosting on October 9th at 7pm at the Moose Lodge. Be there for yourself to see if Kari has an excuse for being so liberal on crime.

Anonymous said...

to that poster who said (and is a deputy), "take a good look at the people wearing Sheriff's Dept vest. They are all reserves because none of his Deputies would stand behind him".

You are an idiot and not fit to wear the badge. If you knew anything at all you would know that government officials can't endorse anyone in their official capacity. RETARD!

Anonymous said...

To the eye, heard Torraco's campaign manager left, on bad terms, any truth to that? We all know who it was and where she worked.

Anonymous said...

I love it when Republicans get all weepy when their candidates are tied to President Bush. White's policies do not diverge one iota from those of President Bush. He supports Bush's Iraq War, Bush's economic policies, and Bush's creepy social fundamentalism. He was even the Bush campaign's NM chairman in 2004. How dare Heinrich tie White to Bush!

Your claim that anyone is trying to imply that Bush took advice from White (which was blatantly cribbed from Mario Burgos) is complete and utter bullshit. White isn't a Bush advisor, he's a Bush sycophant.

What was really funny to me is when White brought Bush in for a fundraiser and refused to be photographed with him and refused to allow any press coverage. By the way, he still hasn't paid the County back for the taxpayer monies spent on that little debacle (a deputy was even killed escorting Emperor Bush around town.)

Remember when Republicans used to pretend to care about how taxpayer dollars were spent?

Anonymous said...

last post is right on target. If the public had any real idea of what Darren White was all about, they never would have voted him in as Sheriff, much less consider him for congress. I worked there too and the incompetence and lack of leadership has reached an all time low.
The last time that department had and decent, honest and true leadership was when Bob Stover was there.
To bad there is noone with Stover guts and fairness to step up and run that department correctly. You have to be able to see through the McCauleys, Linthicums, Thomas, Marcantels, Rolphs, Tylers to mention a few. It's all about them and nothing about the guys and gals that work for them or any loyalty to BCSO. Keep promoting them Darren, it will catch up with you sooner or later. OF course you never had any loyalty to BCSO either so it probably matters not.

Anonymous said...

"If you knew anything at all you would know that government officials can't endorse anyone in their official capacity. RETARD!"

WTF? So when Marty declared his (failed) candidacy for Senate those really weren't APD officers standing behind him? It sure looked like people I knew and it sure looked like by being there, they were endorsing him (voluntarily or not) while in "official" capacity....

Anonymous said...

Ok, so I wrote that the people behind Darren were reserves because no Deputy would stand behind him, you are a RETARD for the simple fact I was stating that that Darren has lost the respect of his deputies and WE DO NOT STAND BEHIND HIM!!! He has one thing on his mind... him. so don't think you know what you are talking about. I can name maybe 20 deputies who he has not taken a crap on by his promotions or his lack of running the department. HE created the good ol boy regime that is still in full swing. He fired Bobby Rolfhs because he answered questions in internal affairs truthfully. When asked about the Pitre deal. The Sheriff asked Bobby to look into it, when the law suits came down, Bobby told the truth.... For that, he was fired, when they realized they screwed up, they offered Bobby his job back as long as he did not file law suit. So tell me, does a guy with 19 years on decide to fight the firing and hope that in 2 or 3 years he gets his job back and keeps his retirement? Or does he suck it up because they have him bent over and agree to the terms and keep his mouth shut for 9 months till he retires? They complete fact is if we held a vote, Darren would understand that he sucks! Lets talk about the Deputies who don't have to work for a living, or the ones who have the me over anybody mentallity. Is that what it takes to get promoted in this department?? I feel for the few supervisors in this department that have never given up an once of integrity and come to work everyday and do their job because they have ethics. Most would just roll over and play dead. Even though they department craps on them every chance they get, they still motivate and encourage the deputies far more than the Sheriff or the chief... One day when they all retire, they will have to start over again, the few that have maintained their integrity can at least retire with the knowledge that they owe nothing to anyone, they did it on their own terms and did'nt have to have someone to hold their hand to get to where they are. Darren, if you read this, you have ruined our department and promoted dirty cops to captains for the last 4 years. those dirty cops have their foot soldiers who are next in line. cops are supposed to have honor and integrity.. the ones who do, you treat like crap because they speak out against what is wrong......so call me a retard, i must have hit a nerve and you must be a guilty party. And I can and will go on about the other problems because Darren has no clue about what he has done, He does know about the cover ups because he thought it would look bad if the public knew what was going on, he would not be elected to janitor.

Anonymous said...

I think when ever an organization holds a debate and someone chooses not to attend they ahould give the person who does show up all the time. I bet that would happen once and people would show up and debate. As long as these organizations continue to let these "less then qualified" candidates hide by not showing up and then canceling the debate who can blame them for not showing up! The first time one gets all the time to talk and point out their opponent is gone then they will always show up.

Anonymous said...

does anyone realize that heinrich's work experience consists mainly of summer camp jobs?

Anonymous said...

Hey, when do you have to be qualified for a job? This is New Mexico, it's who you know, not what you know

Anonymous said...

Its so funny to hear White supporters whine about Heinrich canceling this debate. White has failed to show up at all to five different candidate forums which he committed to attending. He didn't bother canceling or rescheduling. He just doesn't show up at all.

Anonymous said...

talk about a huge joke. Torraco knows almost nothing about the law, lies about her background and experience, lies about her opponent,recently ran crying from a courtroom when a judge admonished her, and yes - most of her staff has quit because she is clueless and even admitted to her staff that she was in way over her head. Thsi is DA material?? You're kidding !

Anonymous said...

"does anyone realize that heinrich's work experience consists mainly of summer camp jobs?"

And city councilor (I know that's probably not too different but give the guy his due).

Anonymous said...

"does anyone realize that heinrich's work experience consists mainly of summer camp jobs?"

Does anyone realize that White's education consists of a degree from the University of Phoenix...a diploma mill that is not nationally accredited?

Anonymous said...

the poster several posts up has Darren's number. He has just promoted two of the dirtiest cops around to captain because they suck the right body parts. They may have worn the uniform for 6 months right out of the academy but they haven't had one on since the day they got their little special assignments going all the way back to Gallagher days. Doesn't that tell you all you need to know about Marcantile? HE WAS BROUGHT ON AS A LATERAL BY JUAN QUINTANA!!!! enough said.

Anonymous said...

Torraco for DA. Kari is a liar. We need integrity back in the District Attorneys Office, not a liberal ues person.

Anonymous said...

Torraco is a pathetic sniveling baby that has no chance. her most recent "pizza party" - NOT ONE PERSON SHOWED UP ! Har...spin that Lisa............