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OPINION | Epitaph 141: Republican smearing v Democrat dreaming

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IT is clear to me that the Republicans are mounting a “Smear Campaign” to try and counter the “Dreams for Better Times Campaign” by the Democrats.

I knew when the Governor started talking about “sex abuse within PSS” that he was setting voters up to change the narrative with a smear campaign. I was not surprised to see they are now trying to attack Rep. Ed. Propst who is one of the new leaders of the Democrat Party and is truly a person with character and above reproach. But this is the best the Republicans can do as they don’t have a darn thing to say good about themselves. Republican radio commercials are malarkey and political BS with no substance.

The Republicans are trying to sell the same old “pig-in-the-sack” as we say in my culture because you don’t know what that pig looks like and if it is diseased and not even eatable. What are the Republicans telling us they will do if they win — NOTHING because they don’t have a plan. What has the Republicans done to even deserve being re-elected — NOTHING as they have failed in virtually ALL of the categories on their report card which is FULL of “F”s. But voters won’t know they got suckered again until AFTER the election just like the Governor did us with his “PROSPERITY Lie” just to get elected and we ended up in austerity, not prosperity. Voters really need to remain vigilant and stay focused because I’m sure WE should all be MORE concerned with the Governor who is formally under a RICO Investigation, a Legislature that is so arrogant they refuse to check the Governor nor tell us what they did with our money. The allegations against Rep. Propst are just smoke and mirrors to gaslight a distraction from the REAL illegal activity that got us ALL in this sad state of affairs.

I think the overwhelming majority of voters will agree they really can’t remember the last time us regular-folks were truly happy and dreaming of better times under the Republicans. Elections are meant to offer the opportunity for change and better times so that the majority of People will truly be HAPPY after the election because they voted for change and improvements. But somehow change, improvements and real prosperity has continued to elude voters and our Commonwealth because the Republicans who won didn’t do a darn thing. Republicans can’t brag about a single thing they have done so they are just putting up their signs and hoping voters will continue with their “blind-faith foolishness” in Republicans.

What’s so funny to me is that the Republicans are barely putting up any signs when in the past the island was literally floating with Republican signs and it’s all because they are running “silent & smearing campaign.”  The Republicans should be silent and ashamed which is why the Democrats actually have MORE signs up than the Republicans. There is proof everywhere that the BIG and POWERFUL Republicans are silent and hoping for voter mistakes because they are about to meet their bitter but deserving END — for TRUE!!! The Republicans are not saying anything about themselves but doing as much gaslighting and misdirection politicking as they can to distract voters.  They actually think they can “sneak back-into office” and some even disguised themselves as Independents. It’s like seeing an ant colony that just got uncovered and they are scattering everywhere in acts of self-preservation which is why some Republicans even put on Independent clothing but it’s not fooling anyone who is informed as we saw that ugly and stinking “political play” with the Covenant and Independent Republicans.  WE the People with common sense won’t be fooled again — for TRUE!

Smearing the Democrats does NOTHING FOR the People, especially when it has already been proven baseless in the past because WE the People need want and deserve so kind of hope for better government with improvements. The Democrats are truly offering the People with the real opportunity to dream and hope for better times which is why I wrote so much to get the Independents to join the Democrats to give “credibility, character, and voter confidence to the Party.”  The Democrats are now genuine and formidable opponents and there is virtually nothing the Republicans can do or say to change that fact so their only hope is to try and smear the leadership as the Governor’s attack dog even attacked the Democrat Chairwoman to no avail.

I have Dreamed of a better CNMI and I’m sure that I’m not alone and dreams really do come true. But we must all keep in mind the simple wisdom that we learned in becoming a child of God which is “you must first take one step before God will make two” — meaning that if WE the People don’t take the first step to elect a MAJORITY of Democrats that we can forget about our Dreams of a better CNMI for another two years. One of the most difficult things to accomplish in a genuine Democratic Republic is to create a solid majority in Government and one of the most difficult things to change in our Democratic Republic is to change the majority in CONTROL of our Government. So WE the People can’t just take it for granted that everyone is going to vote Democrat.  WE must ALL do our part to make sure by encouraging and telling a friend to tell another friend to PLEASE vote Democrat so WE can all be HAPPY after this election if you truly want your Dreams of a better CNMI to have any chance of becoming a reality.  So don’t worry about the smearing just keep dreaming of better times in the CNMI with the Democrats — for TRUE!  To be continued: One People One Direction.

The writer is a retired teacher, former CNMI Board of Education Member, James Madison Fellow (U.S. Constitutional Scholar) and a Fulbright-Hays Foreign Scholar who resides in Kagman III.

 

 

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