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I watched the inauguration of President Joseph Biden and listened to his call for unity of all Americans.

Nice to hear; I wondered if he really meant it.

We will find out shortly.

But mostly, it seemed a relief to think that those of us interested in politics would be able to enjoy a much-needed break from divisive election battles.

The Democrats won; the animus that plagued our dysfunctional political system would settle down, at least for a little while.

So it was distressing to see, on Inauguration day, a nasty defamation ad played during the WWNY-TV/7News evening news, slandering our 21st Congressional District Rep. Elise Stefanik.

The Lincoln Project, a “Republican” national not-for-profit super-PAC, took responsibility for the ad, essentially blaming Elise for the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

This super-PAC has a sketchy reputation and was recently recognized for spending 89% of its donations on “operating expenses.”

You may have seen Rick Wilson, one of the founders, laughing and calling Trump supporters, “rubes” on CNN.

Why should a national super-PAC be defaming Elise on Inauguration Day?

Oh, I remember, never let a crisis go to waste. A popular Democratic concept.

Elise has done much to positively represent her constituents in the 21st Congressional District and has been recognized for her bipartisan congressional voting record.

She also has encouraged and supported women to run for office in the 2020 election with remarkably positive results. She is an avid defender of Fort Drum.

I stand with Elise.

Ted Totten

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(7) comments

Pitbull

I agree, Ted, but I emphasize that we must stand firm once again against the Democrats who only want power. Think back to 2016, 17, and 18. Were the Ds all about unity at that point? Not much. I remember RESIST! and marches and impeachment, etc. This unity thing is a ruse designed by them to get us to relax and tire us out so they can mow us down. Kind of reminds me of what Ghenghis Khan would do to his enemies. Invite them to a party, serve some booze, we all put down our arms and bam, its massacre time.

KRobbins

Yeah, Joe Biden just exudes that Ghenghis Khan vibe. One day he’s doddering Joe, the next he’s a bloodthirsty barbarian. Might as well accuse him of having a split personality too.

JohnMcElroy

Democrats want the seat, 21st district of NY. now filled by a republican Elise Stefanik, Schuylerville. I expect Stefanik bashing to continue and also expect if Rep Stefanik runs again she will retain her seat in congress. Go Elise.

KRobbins

Unlike Steve Bannon who was fleecing Trump supporters 🐑 to pay for the wall Mexico was going to fund, Lincoln Project hasn’t been indicted or accused of financial impropriety by any reputable source. Good thing because I’m sure they wouldn’t have gotten the Golden Trump Pardon.

KRobbins

The Lincoln Project, a “Republican” national not-for-profit super-PAC, took responsibility for the ad, essentially blaming Elise for the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

This super-PAC has a sketchy reputation and was recently recognized for spending 89% of its donations on “operating expenses.”

I don’t understand why the writer felt the need to use scare quotes on Republican since I believe all the folks running LP are or were Republicans. Maybe use it for Trump since he was a Democrat until almost the time he did the hostile takeover of the GOP.

The only place I could find “reporting” that operating expense story was Breitbart, Hot Air, Free Republic, etc which personify sketchy and certainly have a vested interest in protecting the Divine Leader of the Republican Party, former Democrat Donald Trump.

And yes, Stefanik does share some blame for January 6th. Kevin McCarthy said “everyone is responsible” so that includes her. I, however, am not.

Eagle24

The author's comments regarding Elise and our district ring true... many of Trump's policies had strong support... but at least the author admits who won the election... get that from Elise.. like Trump she wouldn't say McCain's name.. she perpetuated the election lies and as a result got chased into a bunker at the Capitol by the same mob that believed her and many of the GOP.. Trump's gone...she can come out now...

KRobbins

Trump's gone...she can come out now

Maybe. He’s the leader of their party for the next 4 years, tho. Booya!

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