Saturday, April 7, 2018

Myers Campaign Takes Cheap Shot, Hits Self In Foot

By now, one should be used to Cathy Myers, one of the Democrats vying to run against Lyin' Paul Ryan, making unforced errors, telling lies and smearing the front runner, Randy "IronStache" Bryce.

But just when you think Myers has hit rock bottom, she finds a way to keep digging.

Her latest stunt, however, goes way beyond the pale.

On Friday, her campaign issues this press release:
Tomorrow, Cathy Myers will attend the Town Hall for Our Lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which has been organized by local high school students as part of the nationwide March for Our Lives movement.

The event will take place at the UW-Parkside Student Center Cinema (900 Wood Rd) in Kenosha from 10 AM – Noon CT.

The student organizers sent a letter inviting Paul Ryan to attend the event last Friday, but did not receive a response. Ryan’s Democratic challengers, Cathy Myers and Randy Bryce, were also invited to the event on Friday and were invited to speak on Monday afternoon. Myers accepted, but Bryce declined despite chastising Speaker Ryan for avoiding town halls since last Summer.

Cathy Myers responded, “I’m excited to support these incredible student organizers who are leading this movement in our district. March for Our Lives has done more to enact commonsense gun safety laws in a few weeks than Paul Ryan has done over his two decades in Congress.”

“I’m disappointed that Paul Ryan and Randy Bryce are choosing to ignore the voices of students in Kenosha and hide from the tough questions that need to be answered by anyone who seeks to represent our community in Congress,” she continued.
Oooh, concern troll much, Cathy?

But there are some very key facts missing from this press release that sheds in a completely different light.

First off, the event she is attending is being hosted by the daughter of Angie Aker, a paid consultant for Myers' campaign. I'm sure that is purely coincidental and that the event is not really a campaign stunt, right? Right?

Secondly, a fact that Myers is fully aware of, Bryce will be attending a town hall event in Janesville, along with Rep. Mark Pocan. This town hall is affiliated with the March For Our Lives movement:

Unbelievable in its irony and hypocrisy, Myers accuses the Janesville event of being a staged event for Bryce.  One of the organizers had to publicly call her out on that lie:

Furthermore, the Janesville event is ultimately much more important and timely, given that the Janesville Police Union, in a show of alarming insensitivity and tone deafness, is raffling off an AR15:
The Janesville police union’s decision to raffle off an AR-15 rifle, the same gun used in the recent Florida high school shooting, is getting some criticism. The raffle is part of a fundraiser and Professional Police Association President Justin Stubbendick says they have raffled off a handguns in the past and were successful in raising funds. He says a handgun was raffled last year for a child with cancer. Stubbendick says he respects people’s opinions — but if they don’t agree with the fundraiser they don’t have to take part. The drawing for the A-R-15 is May 12th.
But wait, there's more. There's always more.

The third point is that Myers is also claiming that this is the first town hall event being attended by a candidate in the district in two and a half years.  Gee, he must have forgotten about the town hall event she attended, along with Bryce, just two months ago.

Not only is she a liar, she's not a very good one.

The most egregious part of this whole fiasco is that Myers, a public school teacher and school board member, is exploiting these kids and the March For Our Lives movement for a cheap political point.  That's something you'd expect from Lyin' Ryan, not someone who claims to be the best choice in the race.

Myers owes Bryce, and more importantly, the March For Our Lives movement, especially the victims and survivors of the Parkland shooting, a public apology and to end her campaign immediately.  It's the only thing she could do if she had even a shred of decency left, which I find doubtful.


  1. Too much hyperbole Capper. Throwing some shade, yeah. Trolling? No.

    If you guys can't handle the challenges of campaigning for a primary, how the heck are you all going to survive when the GOP starts attacking?

    "In Internet slang, a troll (/troʊl, trɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting quarrels or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal, on-topic discussion,[3] often for the troll's amusement."

  2. Ignoring the point that when one argues semantics, one is in a losing position - by your definition, it still fits the definition of trolling.

    But you fail to define the who phrase of "concern trolling" which is "the action or practice of disingenuously expressing concern about an issue in order to undermine or derail genuine discussion." Hence, the term is accurate by either definition.

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    2. Capper, you know I love ya, but this whole article about Cathy Meyers is concern trolling.
      You should do some investigative journalism and check on the dates when both of those student events were planned, what dates they were invited and who worked with the student group to help plan the second event. Timelines matter.

      Pocan and his campaign shenanigans....
      Wishing you a great Wednesday.