In 2012, folks knew what they were getting with most local politicians. Most would write up specific issues, what they believed those issues meant and how they would address those items were they to be elected.
Do you see that now?
Here, for example, is Larry Hoff's entire policy on transportation:
"Glittering generalities" that are utterly meaningless.
What's he going to do about the CRC scam his fellow RINOs have signed onto?
Where is he at on tolls?
What's his position on additional bridges and where would he put them?
Would he have supported additional gas tax and tab fee increases like his puppet master, Rivers?
Rivers was very specific about that:
Screen capture from Gas Tax Rivers' 2012 campaign website
This is the way it used to be.
But Rivers, for her part, posted this (And I ought to know, since *I* wrote it) lying all the while... unbeknownst to me.
And this was the part that led to her stabbing me and all the rest of us in the back:
Seems straight forward.
And I have beaten her to a pulp for lying.
Instead of in depth, detailed agendas that explain the major elements of a candidate's positions?
We get fluff like Hoff... who posted similar garbage on a few of the issues important to us... simply ignored the rest.
We have no idea what his actual positions are on Transportation, tolls, taxes or anything else. We haven't a clue as to what his positions are on Rivers' horrific property tax and gas tax votes or anything else. We have no idea what he will do or won't do.
He provides zero reason to vote for him except for the "R" after his name. And as his puppet master Rivers has shown, that is no reason at all.
But the cowardice these candidates show... their determination to avoid any accountability... isn't limited to just the RINOs.
The democrats are doing the exact same thing. Few tell us they'll raise our taxes if they get the chance. (And we know they will) Few tell us they support another state income tax. Few tell us they love tolls. Few tell us they'll take our guns away from us if they can.
Like the cowardly Hoff and many others on the right around here, few tell us anything at all.
These people abhor transparency. The less the electorate knows, the better.
And the people in power claim to be upset at the low voter turn out... all while doing everything they can to make sure it continues since they really do believe the average voter to be stupid.