Saturday, July 10, 2010
Ryan Vaughn's Rough Week; Vaughn Loses Debates, Called "Insane" and a "Liberal Big Spender" by Members of His Own Party
It's been a rough week for Ryan Vaughn. First on Tuesday, July 6th he has a Fox59 faceoff with Joanne Sanders who easily cleans his clock. Sanders appearing as the reasonable, fiscal conservative next to big spending Vaughn should send shivers up the spine of Marion County Republicans wanting to hold the GOP base the next election.
The next day, Vaughn has a debate on Abdul's blog against a liberal Democrat "Think Again" (TA) who proceeds to mop the floor with Vaughn, even though Vaughn gets the huge tactical advantage of going after TA and TA has no chance of rebuttal. In his response, Vaughn repeatedly repeatedly ducks very valid points made by TA and comes across looking like a reckless spender, in particular with his scheme to fund short-term infrastructure improvements with a 30 year loan.
Seeing the faceoff with Fox59 faceoff with Sanders, the blog BartLies blasts Vaughn as "insane" for his comments, in particular his suggestion that this sale is generating a big pile of cash that we won't have to pay back. Again, this blog is called "BartLies," a site that was started to out Democrat Bart Peterson for his lies. Now that site is turned on a Republican for doing exactly the same thing.
Then in the same week, yours truly had a blog post where I pointed out that Ryan Vaughn, who has supported every tax/fee increase and spending program of this Mayor, is nothing more than a big spending, big taxing Republican in Name Only. (RINO). I also pointed out the fact that Vaughn has no answer - none- to the point that the Mayor's plan involves taking out a 30 year loan to pay for improvements that won't last 10 years. And we Republicans complain about Democrats being reckless spenders? We've lost the moral authority to do that with this plan.
Make no mistake about it, Ryan Vaughn is in the position that he is not because of any talent or political skill, but because of his willingness to carry the water for Barnes & Thornburg and others who are actually running this administration. In agreeing to do so, he sold his political soul. He will soon find out there are consequences for having done that.