If you happen to visit Jeanette Rishell’s campaign website, you find some nice platitudes about transportation, schools and “continuing the tradition of putting our community above politics”. If she really believed these were the core issues facing the 50th District, I’m sure she as a dedicated community activist would have a long record of fighting for these things. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she does not.
Actions speak louder than words, and her actions paint a far more clear picture of what issues are important to her and what her agenda really is.
She has coordinated fundraising for Mexicanos Sin Fronteras, a front group for the “Zapatista Army” which agitates locally for illegal alien amnesty. She has lobbied the Manassas City Council to promote the agenda of this organization, and maintains a continuing relationship with them. The money, time and effort she has devoted to this fringe organization is never mentioned by her campaign. I would think she would be proud of her convictions and stand by them.
Many political activists advertise issues or candidates with bumper stickers or signs. What does Jeanette Rishell paste on her bumper? “Civil Marriage is a Civil Right”. What does she say on her website about her support of gay “marriage”? Not a word. I would think she would be proud of her convictions and stand by them.
Has Jeanette ever gone to Richmond? Has she ever worked with legislators in order to promote an aganda and perhaps gain some sorely-needed experience in the legislative process? It appears that as part of “Civil Liberties Advocacy” efforts she has, but there’s no mention of this by her campaign. Maybe having lobbied “against anti-gay legislation” isn’t something she wants to be widely known. I would think she would be proud of her convictions and stand by them.
Has Jeanette worked with any organizations with a political focus? Sure. While she’s happy to talk about the debate club of the PWC Committee of 100, what she doesn’t want to talk about are her long-running efforts on behalf of the UU Social Justice Committee. While Bruce Rommelt says that “we will not back down on our faith or our values”, it’s pretty clear that they’re not interested in discussing “living wage” advocacy, socialized medicine, abortion on demand, and pushing the homosexual agenda on schoolchildren. I’m sure she would consider these important issues to discuss with voters, but her website speaks to none of this. I would think she would be proud of her convictions and stand by them.
No, it’s easier to hide from the agenda she actually pursues in order to promote meaningless platitudes which don’t reveal to voters just how far-left she really is. I guess this is what the Sorenson folks teach: if you’re a flaming liberal nutjob, don’t you dare tell anyone what your agenda really is.
I guess you don’t have to worry about backing down if you never stand up!
(picture is of Subcommandante Marcos. leader of the Zapatista movement in Mexico)
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