by RandyMI, Mon Sep 22, 2008 at 11:41:08 AM EDT
by barbwire, Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 08:15:54 AM EDT
Ed Tinsley, the GOP's Congressional candidate in NM-02 who's running against Democrat Harry Teague, has been caught in the act again. Tinsley's latest inflammatory remarks -- and what can be perceived as a threat to Barack Obama -- came at a recent candidate forum in Roswell. Tinsley was asked about his views on gun ownership and the Second Amendment. Instead of talking about his or his opponent's positions on the issue, Tinsley launched into a disturbing attack on presidential candidate Barack Obama, as you can see in the video clip above. Ed Tinsley said:
Well, I'll say this, somebody that certainly doesn't get it is Barack Obama when he says that our district clings to our guns and our religion out of frustration. I have a rude awakening for him and we'd love to have him as a guest at our ranch.
Check out Tinsley's demeanor when he says the words "rude awakening." What do you think he has in mind when he says it? What do you think his words are meant to convey?
by fbihop, Mon Sep 08, 2008 at 03:50:19 PM EDT
Jim, a Corrales resident and AMERICAblog reader was at El Pinto restaurant on Sunday when John McCain and Sarah Palin came in to get some salsa. The two candidates shook hands and had their good photo-op at the restaurant. McCain also visited the restaurant during his July visit, so he must like the salsa.
But McCain had this interaction with the AMERICAblog reader:
by atdleft, Mon Aug 25, 2008 at 10:59:24 AM EDT
(Proudly cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama)
As you all know by now, New Mexico will be critical to a Barack Obama victory this fall. However, what you may not know is that New Mexico will also be a critical battleground for us to strengthen our majority in Congress. Fortunately, we have Tom Udall running for the open Senate seat here. And even better, we also have Martin Heinrich running to turn blue a House seat that's been red for 40 years.
by fbihop, Sat Aug 09, 2008 at 01:09:22 PM EDT
I know this is a hyper-local diary and so will get little attention -- but for those who read it, you should question whether this is happening in your area and what you can do to prevent it from happening.
State Attorney General Gary King first sent a letter to Secretary of State Mary Herrera telling her to change the status of a non-profit. Then he said never mind. Then he flopped back again, and said he was standing by the letter from his office.
The two non-profits -- the Center for Civic Policy and New Mexico Youth Organized -- issued a statement rebutting King's letter and subsequent statements.
The United States Supreme Court has made it abundantly clear that election officials are only permitted to regulate public statements that explicitly address elections. They are not permitted to regulate public statements that relate to officeholders' conduct, even though those officeholders may be running for re-election. This is fundamental to the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech. The Attorney General's statement that he recognizes what can be regulated on the basis of whether it 'walks like a duck' is an indication that he doesn't understand the law in this area, and he is inviting entirely unnecessary litigation against the State of New Mexico.