Can You Back That Up, Bob? — Filner Reids DeMaio
by Brian Brady
Is it any surprise that Bob Filner is going negative so early? When you consider his consultant’s propensity for negative campaigning, the latest attack on Carl DeMaio’s fundraising success is but a preview of the scorched earth campaign Tom Shepard will have Filner lead this Fall.
Mimicking Harry Reid, Filner charged the DeMaio camp with a shakedown scheme after it was reported that DeMaio outraised Filner 3-1 in June 2012:
On Wednesday, Filner blamed DeMaio’s “high pressure shakedown of special interests” for the disparity in funds, accusing DeMaio of threatening potential donors if they didn’t donate.
“After a very intense primary campaign, I thought donors and voters deserved a break, at least for a few weeks,” Filner said in a written statement.
Bob coasted…again… showing his unwillingness to do the hard work, and Carl hustled (like always), making calls, knocking on doors, and building coalitions. Faced with failure, Filner planted a rat and tried to smear DeMaio.
Can you back that up, Bob?
When asked who DeMaio allegedly threatened, Filner’s spokeswoman could not name the individuals for confidentiality reasons. However many do work or have done work with the city, a statement read.
Proof? Who needs proof when you can Reid anything, to anyone, anytime? Just like Harry Reid’s baseless, unsubstantiated conjecture regarding Mitt Romney’s financial status, Filner is throwing mud against the wall to see what may stick.
It’s an abhorrent tactic, practiced by sleazy politicians, at the behest of their consultants. If Filner were really “fighting for the people,” as he claims he has for decades, he’d name names and places, but he won’t…
…because he can’t
…because it didn’t happen…
and Filner and Shepard know it but truth is not going to be part of their agenda this Fall.
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Brian Brady is a small business owner who lives in Solana Beach. He is a director for Stop Taxing Us, the taxpayer advocacy and tea party group. There, he crafted the “Promise to California taxpayers,” a no new tax pledge candidates make. He is a Member-Elect of the SDGOP Central Committee.