Can anyone figure out why Brendan Doherty is running for Congress? I certainly can’t.
Similarly to Anthony Gemma, Doherty has been slinging mud at David Cicilline. This is clearly a brilliant strategy, because we all know how well such antics worked out for Gemma.
But what’s really confusing is the centerpiece of Doherty’s campaign: government fraud and waste. According to Doherty, there is “rampant fraud, waste, and corruption” in Congress. Ok, I’ll play along. I’m not sure if Doherty realizes this or not, but Republicans have been in control of the House for the past couple of years. If such rampant fraud is happening under their watch, why should we send another Republican to Washington?
And according to Doherty’s own campaign website, government spending is going down at a rate of about $100,000,000 a day. Prominently displayed on the homepage of his site, Doherty has a ticker showing that Federal spending is going down.
Here’s a video of Doherty’s site that was shot a few days ago on September 13th:
Federal Spending is Going Down, Part I
Here’s a video of his site from yesterday morning:
Federal Spending is Going Down, Part 2
As we can see, government spending is down by around $500,000,000 over the past few days. Is Doherty trying to credit his website with the spending reductions? Maybe his website should be running for Congress!
Finally, while we’re on the topic of waste, where is Brendan Doherty’s outrage over Don Carcieri’s failed 38 Studios scheme that left RI taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars? Why does Don Carcieri host fancy fundraisers for Doherty?
Slinging mud, blaming his own party for rampant fraud, having Don Carcieri host country club fundraisers. Why is Brendan Doherty running for Congress?
If you think you know why Brendan Doherty is running for Congress, please post a comment.