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October 10, 2022 (San Diego’s East County) – Flyers headlined “East County  Democratic Voter Guide” have been mailed to homes across East County. But Democratic Party officials warn that the mailers are deceptive – touting Republican candidates, not Democrats endorsed by the party.

In the Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD), for instance, mailers sent by Citizens for A Better East County urge Democrats to vote for Gary Woods, a Republican and religious conservative who teachers at the Equip Biblical Institute. The Democratic Party has actually endorsed Jo Hart Lloyd, Jeanie Tyler, Nancy Jennings for the GUHSD.

Similar mailers in La Mesa falsely imply that the Democratic Party supports candidates Laura Lothian for City Council and Kristine Alessio for Mayor.  In fact, the Democrat Party has endorsed Mark Arapostathis for reelection as Mayor and endorsed candidates Patricia Dillard and Mejgan Afshan for City Council.

“Don’t be misled!” an email from the La Mesa Foothills Democratic Party warns. “Republicans are mailing out flyers falsely claiming that their candidates are endorsed by Democrats.” The party email calls those responsible “contemptible”  for “stating falsehoods, claiming Republican candidates are the Democratic Choice, and piously proclaiming support for diversity, reproductive choice, and climate protection – values that the Republican Party just plain opposes.”

Th Democrats’ statement concludes, “With these fake flyers, Republicans are demonstrating they can't get elected if they tell people who they really are and what they really stand for… Instead, they have to dress up in costume and pretend to be Democrats. It's just plain pathetic.”

The San Diego County Democratic Party website lists the Democrats’ actual endorsements for races across our region. 

The San Diego County Republican Party website lists the Republicans’ actual endorsements for local races.

When in doubt, check it out – don’t be fooled by deceptive tactics.


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Deception in Politics Should be Disqualifying

DECEIVING VOTERS about who you are and what you stand for reveals UNTRUSTWORTHINESS.  Any candidate who lies, or allows others do so in their names, without disavowing their deceptive messages, is UNWORTHY OF SERVING IN PUBLIC OFFICE.  VOTERS should ONLY ELECT HONEST PEOPLE to PUBLIC OFFICE.  TRUTH WILL KEEP US FREE.


The deception is built in

to the system. Candidates first must appeal to voters in order to be elected, or re-elected, and then they must perform for the entities who funded their campaigns. They are two different cohorts. . . It's often called "democracy."

Oh well, does it matter?

The two parties have ensured that no other political parties will be available to voters, locally and nationally. So the two permitted parties can't be unlike each other, described by Ralph Nader as "tweedledum and tweedledee," and many people just don't vote.

What Comes Around

I really don't care for this kind of politics personally. But I have to say that as the target of a hit piece full of lies and deception by the Democratic Party itself, I find their complaints extremely hypocritical and ironic. What comes around goes around! And BTW no where on the flyer, no matter how deceptive, does the word endorsed appear. It's no different than the paid slate mailers claiming to be law enforcement or other interests. Interesting how people react when they get some of their own medicine.

Boy is that true

The Biden administration lies every time they open their traps.