The Yellow Strategy
Jim Patrick has a wonderful contribution today titled More party(D) woes. Jim takes the Democratic party to task over the recent disgusting antics of Franklin County Democratic Committee Chairman Joe Stanley and his linking to a site that promotes pedophilia.
Jerry From on High posts On That Franklin County Democratic Party Chair. Jerry makes it clear that redirecting web sites in nothing new to Joe Stanley or his clients.
Eric Ferguson is represented by Stanley's Yellow Dog Strategy. His opponent is Charles Poindexter. Don't try charlespoindexter.com or .net, .org, etc, because you will get redirected to Eric Ferguson's site. Is Joey Stanley responsible for the redirection? You can come to your own conclusions about that. The democratic strategy is clear. Do everything possible to deceive any voter looking for information about a candidate online. Redirect them to their candidates site. Make it harder for them to search for information.
I am sure the left will cry this is fair, but is it? Why would any campaign not want you to see an opponents information, platform, and record? In my opinion it shows they represent a weak candidate and they are willing to do anything to keep voters from accessing the information they desire. To me and others this practice of redirecting domains is deceiving, if not insulting to voters. It is time to call them out on this practice and ask them what they are trying to hide. Political information should be easy to access. Democratic poster boy Waldo Jaquith and others have worked hard to bring sunlight to political information. His Richmond Sunlight is a handy tool. Voters need to call this practice of redirecting what it really is - A attempt to deny voters easy access to information. I don't care who you are or what party you belong...That Sucks.
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