At least weekly if not more often, Congressional Candidate Paula Hawks sends out via e-mail “clickbait” appeals for money or to gather names to solicit further for activity in her campaign.
The problem is that many times, the issues she’s campaigning on have little to nothing to do with the office she’s running for.
Today’s e-mail missive is no different:
From: Paula Hawks
Date: April 20, 2016 at 6:16:19 PM CDT
Subject: we’re holding them accountable
Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard has expressed willingness to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, but the GOP-controlled state legislature refuses to approve the expansion, leaving thousands of low-income families in South Dakota without health coverage. What’s more, Republican Kristi Noem has voted over 60 times with House Republicans to repeal Obamacare, proving that she’s even more extreme than Governor Daugaard.
We need to hold Kristi Noem and the South Dakota GOP accountable for denying health insurance to thousands of low-income families.
Sign my petition to demand that Republican lawmakers approve the Medicaid expansion in South Dakota now! >>>>
Kristi Noem and South Dakota state Republicans believe that their far-right political agenda is more important than making sure all South Dakotans have access to health insurance. The South Dakota GOP’s incompetence and corruption has gone on for far too long. We need to defend the best interest of ALL South Dakotans.
We must hold South Dakota Republicans accountable for failing the people of our state.
Help me hold Kristi Noem and the South Dakota GOP accountable for their extreme and selfish actions. Click here to sign my petition.
As opposed to issues important to South Dakota at the Congressional level, the Hawks campaign is going after GOP Legislators, with only a loose connection at best to Congresswoman Noem? And she also takes a backhanded swipe at Governor Daugaard calling him “extreme”… because she’s agreeing with him?
These kind of schizophrenic communications coming form the Hawks campaign just seem to underline that the campaign really has no direction, much less a clue what office Hawks is actually running for.
One day, Hawks is bashing Congresswoman Kristi Noem for hosting her “Women of Influence Conference” because she hasn’t “denounced Donald Trump,” as if there’s some unwritten rule that she’s required to file an opinion on everyone running for president. And the next moment Hawks is going after the US Senate for “not holding hearings on a Supreme Court Justice.” Because Congress has some say in the time and manner in which the Senate does that.?
One of the few times Hawks actually mentioned a topic addressed by Congress was in demanding Country of Origin labeling. But she then exhibited her utter naivete on the issue by completely skipping over the part about the billions in retaliatory tariffs which caused the repeal. And ignoring that Congresswoman Noem has been noted for her defense of COOL.
It’s at the point where you have to wonder if the campaign is being run by someone utterly incompetent, borderline insane, or if they’ve failed basic civics, and are out of touch with what Congress does?
Or if the Hawks strategy is to just keep throwing spaghetti against the fridge on a daily basis to see how much sticks?