Ron Bemis is the challenger to long-time 7th District Stalinist Democrat Jim McDermott. McDermott has consistently refused to debate Bemis and the reason is very, very clear. It might tend to give the voters a choice. McDermott made the mistake of appearing side by side with Bemis in October on KUOW and Bemis – how should I put this? – Bemis broke McDermott into little pieces intellectually and then ground the pieces into a fine powder. [You can hear it (and the extraordinary KUOW left wing bias) here.] No problem in Soviet King County, however.
There is a controlled press.
The Seattle Times has literally refused to cover the Bemis candidacy (!!!). They couldn’t let word get out about a candidate that brilliant. To counteract the Times’ bias against him (they are, after all, just another wing of the Democrat Party), the Bemis campaign purchased a quarter page ad in the Times Sunday October 28 edition. [Why shouldn't the local propaganda rag profit from its own misdeeds? (and thanks, McCain-Feingold)]
And why should our anointed Congressman-for-life, while taking advantage of franking privileges and the prerogatives of media-bequeathed eternal incumbency, have to give up the limelight of a debate just because he (technically) has an opponent for the office? What to do?
Enter the Freedom Foundation.
On Thursday, November 1, 2012 the Freedom Foundation [formerly the Evergreen Freedom Foundation], through its offspring, the Student Freedom Project (SFP) will host a McDermott “Debate.”
But to Save Dr. McDermott* the indignity of having to face his opponent, Ron Bemis will not be invited.
*(Dr.? Yes, Martha, he’s a psychiatrist – just look at that picture).
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