Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bazzo Says: How To Lose An Election

Bazzo Says:
BY ANTHONY J. BAZZO
OF YORKTOWN NEWS & MAHOPAC NEWS
 
From an interview with Republican candidate for Congress Nan Hayworth that ran on the Mahopac News website, YourMahopac.com. 
 
Question: Are you a member of the Tea Party?
Hayworth: I am not a member of the Tea Party.
Question: OK. Why?
Hayworth: I’m Nan. I’m on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines. I have active Democrats supporting me. I’m the Hudson Valley’s representative. If you apply a narrow label to something, or someone, you miss all the folks who are helping. I’m here for everybody.
 
 
There is a prevailing wisdom among those who run political campaigns that goes like this: Republicans should get 40 percent of the vote; Democrats should get 40 percent of the vote; and elections are decided by the so-called independent 20 percent. Republicans think their candidates are actually conservatives who are afraid to say so and Democrats believe their candidates are liberal who are afraid to say so.  Campaign managers are those who say (for a price) they can get those 20 percent who are independents to vote for you. 
 
In politics, those smartest people in the room are always fighting last year’s wars. This prevailing wisdom was turned on its head in 2012 when Mitt Romney won the independents by a margin of 35 percent more then President Obama. He still lost because during the primary and general election, he was harder on the conservative base of the Republican Party than he was on Obama. So, 4 million people who voted for Sen. John McCain in 2008 stayed home. Romney lost because he lost his base. 
 
 
Yet, in the above quote, that lesson seems to be lost on Nan Hayworth. She forgets that it was the Tea Party movement that brought her victory over former Congressman John Hall.
Let me say this first. The question posed to Hayworth was wrong. There is no Tea Party, as in the Republican Party or Democrat Party. There is no ballot line that says “Tea Party.” Rather, the Tea Party is a grass-roots movement started by people who felt they were Taxed Enough Already. So, by definition, one cannot be a member of the Tea Party. 
 
 
The main stream media, however, wants you to believe there is an actual party. They also misidentify what that party stands for. So, a movement based on economic policy becomes a movement based on social issues as to alienate voters and candidates. Sure, there are people in the movement that have certain beliefs on these social issues, but those issues do not define the movement.
 
However, within that movement is a conservative base, just as the Republican Party has a conservative base. It is here where Hayworth, in an effort to garner independent votes, renounces that base. She runs away from it.   In a bit of irony, it is that base she will need to win. Like Romney, she will probably win the independents, but her base will stay home. One cannot treat their base like the bastard step child, then expect them to hug you when you come home.
 
 
In an effort to damn her, fellow columnist Bernie Kosberg, in his column “A Platform I’d Stand On,” writes about votes Hayworth made when she was in Congress:
 
“Hayworth voted (H.R. 3409) to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from using its authority under the Clean Water Act to prohibit or restrict projects that would have an “unacceptable adverse effect” on water, fish and wildlife. She also voted, under the same bill, to reject findings of the Environmental Protection Agency that greenhouse gases endanger human health and the environment, and that carbon pollution and other greenhouse gases threaten public health by causing more heat waves and intense smog, spreading infectious diseases, and bringing about stronger storms, floods and hurricanes. “
 
 
Hayworth voted (H.R. 6233) to cut funding that would preserve farms and ranches, protect wildlife habitats and improve soil conservation and water and air quality. This would make the impact of future droughts more severe by cutting just those programs that help to make farming operations more resilient to these kinds of disasters.
 
 
Hayworth voted (H.R. 4078) to halt all significant safeguards affecting air quality, water quality and food safety, as long as unemployment is above 6 percent. This is particularly important as it means that standards long supported by industry would be stopped, including fuel efficiency standards and food safety standards to prevent a foodborne contamination crisis. She also voted, under this bill, to exempt safe drinking water protections.
 
 
Hayworth voted (H.R. 5325) against prioritizing investments in clean, renewable energy rather than nuclear power, which poses an array of major risks to the environment and public health. She also voted, under the same bill, to increase funding for fossil fuel research and development programs.
 
Hayworth voted (H.R. 4348) to approve the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, despite unresolved concerns about the pipeline’s negative impact on land, air, water and health; its impact on climate change; and the fact that no route for the pipeline existed. She also voted, under the same bill, to roll back core environmental laws and suppress public participation in the environmental review process.
 
 
Dr. Hayworth voted on several occasions to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) without offering an alternative plan. Repeal would mostly fall on the backs of women, and would mean that an insurance company can drop you if you become sick. It would exclude children and adults with pre-existing conditions; deny coverage to adult children over 21; deny wellness and pregnancy exams; limit the coverage you receive over your lifetime; and hike insurance rates without justification.”
 
 
I re-print these votes, in case you missed them the first time, to show these votes were correct even though Mr. Kosberg uses it to damn her. We have brought our carbon emissions down to 1994 levels, yet he still cries the sky is falling and all we need is to spend more money to keep the sky above us. He uses the term “green house gasses” to cover the fact that the biggest part of those emissions are water vapor, and unless you can regulate evaporation, there is nothing we can do about it. Plus, there is no scientific proof that these emissions cause the natural calamities he says. Yet, computer models and real life evidence show those models wrong. 
 
 
As for Obamacare, even Republicans have offered alternative choices that would keep protections for existing illnesses, and the other items he listed would still be protected under Republican alternatives.
Hayworth should be able to defend these votes. She should embrace her base. Yet if she decides to run with the Romney play book, then you are looking at “How to Lose an Election 101” 
 
This is what I say, what say you? 
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