Not everyone gets to be slimed by Breitbart. The incumbents and the powerful interests they serve must feel they’re losing this election because they’re calling in the White House mouthpieces.
A Parody of the Ghostbusters
There’s definitely something strange in the neighborhood. I feel this election has turned into a sequel of Ghostbusters and I’m playing a leading role.
I heard from a friend today. Her daughter called her from London to say that I was making headlines halfway around the world – while I was passing out campaign fliers in Kingwood. Breitbart, a bastion of paranormal political news, had slimed me in a story about the “non-partisan” Humble ISD school board election. And it was going global! Go figure.
Reading: The leftist threat to Trump’s Agenda?
Even though I’ve been a Republican for 50 years, this far-far-right news organization was painting me as a “leftist” out to “thwart Donald Trump’s agenda.”
My platform consists of: 1) teaching students how to read better, especially in the early grades, 2) increasing financial transparency, and 3) improving communication between the board and the community. I seriously had no idea Trump was against those things (except for perhaps the transparency part).
Teaching kids to read, improving financial transparency, and improving communication must be pretty radical notions for Breitbart if they consider them leftist threats. But seriously?
The Threat of Bi-Partisanship
Perhaps they thought ideas that appeal to both sides of the aisle represent a leftist threat; they did spend considerable time detailing the support I received from Democrats. I hear bi-partisanship is now passé in the world of the far-far right.
Perhaps the sliming had to do with my stance on keeping public tax dollars in public schools. But my opponent says he is against vouchers, too. So that can’t be it. Breitbart didn’t call him a leftist.
But there is one other possibility? My opponent could just be pretending to be anti-voucher. After all, that explains why he voted to hire a pro-voucher superintendent, who is still listed as a national spokeswoman for the pro-voucher movement. It explains why he voted against highly qualified, far less controversial candidates for the job. And it explains why the pro-voucher Breitbart News slimed me.
The Real Story: Why Breitbart is Covering a Local Election
One thing is for sure. This election has taken on national significance. That’s the real story. Why are powerful, political elites from Washington and Austin trying so hard to influence this election? Why was the TEA Party attempting to intimidate candidates and voters by photographing their children at early voting? Why are national organizations mailing fliers and making robocalls against another challenger who is the mother of a young child?
Powerful Republicans in Washington and Austin must feel threatened by the 4300+ members of the Humble ISD Parents group. This group is recommending several challengers for the school board who all feel that public money should stay in public schools. If the Machine can’t win a fight against a few angry parents in Humble, Texas, they can’t win. These parents are in their way. That’s why they are pulling out all the stops to squash them like bugs.
Why Vote for Rehak?
When you go to the polls today, vote for people who put parents, teachers and students ahead of profit and ideology. Vote for people who will stand up to bullies.
Vote for Bob Rehak. Unlike my opponent, I have not accepted a penny in donations and owe no one favors. I will represent you, not the Machine.