The Weekly Sedition

Monday, 18 August 2008

Dan East, GOP Gun-Grabber

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — weeklysedition @ 9:49 PM

Dan East is a Republican running against Democrat Ben Ray Lujan for New Mexico’s 3rd U.S. Congressional District seat. Recently, he was interviewed by the CNM Chronicle concerning his candidacy. His campaign website is The interview was conducted by Chronicle editor and reporter C.S. Tillman. The interview took up a full page of the 22-28 July 2008 edition, with a full-color picture of East taking up the top half of the page.

And who says that the media gives Republicans the short end of the stick?

Question number seven of the interview —

I strongly believe in our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. It is fundamental that people have an inalienable right to protect themselves and their families. That being said, I do not believe that armor piercing bullets, .50 caliber guns, or semi-automatics are necessary.

The Issues page on his site says this concerning the Second —

2nd Amendment

Protect the rights of Americans
Enforce existing laws and make sure violent criminals are punished to the full extent of these laws

Considering what East says in the rest of the interview, he’s a typical hoplophobic bigot, and a neocon artist in the same style as Comrade George XLIII and Comrade Senator McClown. He wants corporate welfare, andt o define marriage while offering (shoddy) lip service towards equal rights. He wants to be seen by the NRA types as the “lesser of two evils,” while pandering to the “leftists” in Santa Fe and Taos at the same time.

Of course, this is not new for northern New Mexico. Back in 1994, the GOP ran Santa Fe venture capitalist F. Gregg Bemis as their candidate for this spot in the Congress. Bemis was worse than then-incumbent Bill Richardson, getting an “F” from Gun Owners of America, in comparison to Richardson’s “C.”

As for the “lesser of two evils” argument — screw that — I’m endorsing Cthulhu for this office.

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