Not Only Wrong, but Completely Repulsive
Now we can understand this type of letter going to Black's trembling-in-fear base, but this went to what appears to be every registered voter in the 32nd. What's up with that?
Incidentally, while Black Out 2005 signs were at the polls on primary day, we don't know what Dick is talking about with regard to a "Leesburg church." Oh, and our favorite line... "... just remember 'Blackout' backs David Poisson in this race." Gosh, ya' think? As Black Out 2005 president Glenn Maravetz told Leesburg Today, this PAC "was formed in advance of the Republican primary to urge Republican Party leaders behind the scenes to put forth a different GOP contender for Black's seat." What are "Republicans without a home" in Loudoun County to do?
Delegate Richard H. BlackDear Friends:
Virginia House of Delegates
This is an important campaign year, so I'm writing you a personal note before the campaign begins.
You may have seen the rash of "Blackout 2005" signs posted by Democrats recently. Many people are offended by their strident tone. These nasty attacks are just the start of the mudslinging my opponent, David Poisson, has in store for Loudoun voters. What lies ahead may surprise you.
On June 14th, when primary elections were held, my daughter took her 8 year-old son to his school to "help Mommy vote".
Instead of a lesson in good citizenship, my grandson got an unexpected lesson in Democrat mudslinging. "Blackout 2005" signs were all around his school. "Mommy," he cried, "They're saying mean things about Grandpa!"
They even posted "Blackout 2005" signs at a Leesburg church where I was helping with the worship service. Families came to give thanks and praise; they didn't come for politics. But Poisson's supporters used the Independence Day worship service to spread their message of hatred.
In a recent letter to the editor, a Countryside resident complained, "In my 23 years in Loudoun County, I have never seen a more mean-spirited campaign [than Poisson's]."
Democrats plan a harsh, mudslinging campaign this year, and I want you [sic] know why they're so hostile. To understand the "Blackout" campaign, you need to understand my Democrat opponent, David Poisson.
If you haven't heard of him, you've probably heard of his former boss, radical Democrat, Senator Dick Durbin. Poisson worked as Durban 's [sic] chief of staff.
Senator Durbin is notorious for comparing American soldiers at Guantanamo with Nazis and with communist mass murderers. Here's how Durbin described our GIs on the Senate Floor:
Make no mistake; when David Poisson's boss compares our troops with Nazis, our uniformed men and women pay for his words with their blood.
- "You would most certainly believe [the actions of GIs at Guantanamo] must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime -- Pol Pot or others -- that had no concern for human beings!"
I'm the only combat-wounded veteran in the General Assembly. I fought as a pilot and as a lieutenant in the 1st Marines. The memory of my radiomen -- killed beside me -- remains vivid today. So if I seem appalled by Poisson's boss, it's because I am.
David Poisson hopes the childish "Blackout" campaign will distract you from the dreadfully liberal legislative program he ran for Senator Dick Durbin.
Here's Senator Durbin's record as it appears on the Project Vote Smart website, www.vote-smart.org.
His ratings are appalling:
And there's more:
100% pro-abortion rating from Planned Parenthood 100% pro-homosexual rating from Homosexual Human Rights Campaign 100% rating from the radical Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Of course, Poisson will inevitably claim to be a "mainstream Democrat." Liberals always do. But he's already been endorsed by the radical Virginia Partisans Gay and Lesbian Club. [www.vapartisans.org].
0% from National Federation of Independent Business 0% from Christian Coalition 0% from the Federation for Immigration Reform 5% from Americans for Tax Reform F rating from the NRA
Dick Durbin, Ted Kennedy, and Hillary Clinton don't hire "moderates" to promote their anti-family agendas. They and their staff are pro-abortion, pro-union, pro-homosexual, and pro-tax. They'd never hire a chief of staff who didn't share that worldview. And David Poisson is one of them.
The Washington Blade, a national gay rights newspaper, said that Democrat Poisson will allow civil unions for same-sex couples. [www.washblade.com].
Poisson is a staunch homosexual advocate. He endorsed boys kissing each other in public school plays, advocates gay adoption and same-sex insurance benefits. That's why the Gay and Lesbian Club endorsed him.
Following in Durbin's footsteps, Poisson is after you tax dollars. Poisson backed the Democrats' $1.5 billion tax hike ... passed at a time when Virginia had a billion dollar surplus!
Poisson applauded legislation that raised taxes on senior citizens, restored the car tax, increased sales taxes, raised taxes on gas, water and electric, hiked taxes on home sales and more.
David Poisson has an extreme agenda for our County. Poisson wants even higher tolls on highways. He and his Blackout supporters call me "Delegate No" because I fight to block their radical plans.
Poisson won the endorsement of the dissention-wracked AFL-CIO union. A group pushing DC statehood endorsed him too. You can sum David Poisson up in one word ... L_I_B_E_R_A_L.
Poisson's Blackout allies want to raise taxes, encourage abortions and press radical new homosexual ideas. Democrats want me out because they know Poisson will reverse everything I've done to protect families and children in our community.
Like all Democrats, Poisson's Blackout workers call me "an extremist." Democrats also claimed Congressman Frank Wolf was an "extremist" during the last election!
The next time you see "Blackout 2005" signs at schools, churches and polling places, just remember "Blackout" backs David Poisson in this race.
I need your vote on November 8th. Help me keep Loudoun County a safe, decent place for your family.
P.S. The Family Foundation and the National Federation of Independent Business both gave me 100% ratings; the Virginia Society for Human Life and the Taxpayers Alliance endorsed me; and the NRA gave me an A rating too. If you'd like to contribute or help out with my campaign, contact us at www.DelegateBlack.com!
- Colonel Richard H. Black (Ret.)
- Virginia House of Delegates
- 32nd District