Do You Want These People In Office?

Two candidates for Congress have decided to go on a hunger strike because the Republican (Duncan Hunter) who they will face will not debate them until October. Ray Lutz and Mike Benoit, the Democrat and Libertarian candidates respectively, decided to wage this strike because they are not getting what they want.

“The hunger has almost disappeared except when there’s food around and TV ads and stuff. The Hometown Buffet commercial is one of the worst. They are an all-you-can-eat buffet,” said Mike Benoit, the libertarian candidate in the three-way race.

The strike started with Democrat Ray Lutz, who said he got the idea from former California Rep. Jim Bates. Benoit immediately joined in. The pair are on their fifth day of a hunger strike they started at sundown on Aug. 12. Politico

One candidate needed an enema and has lost a good bit of weight.

Are these the kind of people we want running the country? Hunger strikes are for wackos who have some cause they want to push. Not being allowed to debate until October is not worthy of a hunger strike and calls the sanity of the candidates into question.

Lutz has at least a bit of sanity as he has decided that he will end his hunger strike on 20 August. He decided that the debate was not worth dying for.

So why do it in the first place? Does the hunger strike hurt Hunter? If these wackos were serious about the strike he could just wait until they drop dead of starvation and he would have no opposition.

These people remind me of children who hold their breath or throw tantrums when they do not get their way.

Interestingly, Lutz has a job that might help him out:

Lutz is an electrical engineer who owns Cognisys, a company that sells electronics to psychologists and other professionals to help treat mental illnesses.

He could probably use some of that shock therapy…

There is absolutely no way these two should be elected to office.

Cave Canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

Gunline

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5 Responses to “Do You Want These People In Office?”

  1. Mike Benoit says:

    Maybe those who vote for incumbents who will not come out and debate their opponents are the wackos?????

    Mike

    • Big Dog says:

      Well Mike, perhaps you should do some homework before you come here spewing stupidity. You claim that perhaps those who vote for an incumbent who will NOT debate opponents are the wackos. The incumbent WILL debate you but not until October.

      So not only are you a moron who starves for attention, you are a LYING moron at that. Your opponent WILL debate you but not as soon as you would like so like a spoiled child, you throw a tantrum because you did not get what you wanted.

      Here is a clue for you little fellow, hang it up. You will not win any debate with Hunter and you will not win an election against him.

      If it makes you feel better, I will be happy to debate you. I am not running for office and am not in your District but I will debate you and once you have been defeated by me you can hang it up before Hunter cleans your clock in OCTOBER.

      Moron.

    • Blake says:

      Yes Mike, this is a temper tantrum- I am not for or against Duncan Hunter, indeed I have no dog in this hunt, but to, in essence, throw yourself on the flooor screaming, because you didn’t get your way is unseemly. Grow a pair and wait- there’s plenty of time until we all vote, and it may very well play to your adventage to act like an adult here.

  2. And maybe a candidate who embarks melodramatically on a hunger strike because he can’t get what he wants — free publicity from an incumbent — is the reason so many Americans of libertarian sympathies cross the street to avoid the fringies that make up the Libertarian Party these days.

    Sincerely,
    Francis W. Porretto
    Chairman, LP-NY, 1990.

  3. Schatzee says:

    I’m sorry – I know this is so wrong but all I could hear in my head when reading this was “THIS TOWN NEEDS AN ENEMA” and the thought that perhaps a hunger strike in D.C. would be a good thing! Flush out all the loons along with the temperamental types who whine (and strike) when they don’t get their way. LOL