Earlier this week I wrote that you can tell a lot about a candidate (in this case Tea Party extremist Dan Sebring) by how they handle criticism. At the time I noted that Sebring’s campaign had banned me from being able to post any comments on his Facebook page, and I noted my disappointment that his promise to take the “ideas, opinions, and concerns” of the citizens of the fourth Congressional district to Washington, D.C., seemed to be nothing more than empty campaign rhetoric, as Sebring clearly doesn’t want to hear the “ideas, opinions, and concerns” of those potential constituents who may not agree with some of the extreme ideological positions he holds.
At the time of my entry, I noted that I had attempted to contact Sebring’s campaign regarding my having been banned from his Facebook page, and it took two days for his campaign to finally respond and acknowledge that they had banned me (and many others in their words). Having reviewed Sebring’s Facebook page, I’m presuming the “many others” who have been banned from commenting on Sebring’s Facebook page are of the same political persuasion as myself, and I can only assume that’s because Dan Sebring doesn’t care what all his potential constituents have to say.
Mr. Sebring has made his position clear on his campaign web site that as the elected representative of Wisconsin’s 4th District he will have an obligation to do what’s best for the 4th District. That includes but is not limited to fostering friendship and cooperation among all people, helping strengthen families and build communities, and working to improve society overall.
Does anyone else see the supreme irony in one of Sebring’s campaign workers (or perhaps Sebring himself) noting that he wants to foster friendship and cooperation among all individuals while admitting that they actively engage in censorship on their Facebook page?
At any rate, I suppose it doesn’t really matter, because Dan Sebring’s going to lose (and lose big) this November, just like he’s lost big every other time he’s run against Rep. Gwen Moore, and he most certainly deserves the inevitable electoral drubbing he’s going to receive.