The Self-Beclowning of The Gazette Editorial Board
The Gazette in Montgomery County has made a bizarre endorsement in the 6th Congressional District Primary.
You might not realize there are two candidates in the race. One is Dan Bongino, who of course has we have endorsed. But there’s a second candidate, Harold Painter. And The Gazette editorial board picks him:
Painter, a certified public accountant from Gaithersburg, insists that the 6th District have a representative who lives there. (While the district includes parts of Potomac, Delaney actually lives in Van Hollen’s district.)
Having grown up in Western Maryland, where he still has family, Painter says he’s best suited to represent blue-collar families and their needs. Many of his positions put him — refreshingly — at odds with conventional GOP orthodoxy. For example, he advocates raising income taxes on the rich and cutting them for the working class. But he also demonstrates a disturbing inability to grasp the complexities of important issues, such as a self-professed ignorance of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Painter, although weak on the issues, is a better option for Montgomery than Bongino, so Painter gets The Gazette’s endorsement.
So to recap, The Gazette endorses the candidate who they admit is at odds with key issues that are important to Republican voters and cannot grasp the issues that are important to being a member of Congress.
The Gazette can’t possibly be serious with their endorsement, can they? This just has to be a rib, or some sort of beef with Dan Bongino right?