Sunday, September 11, 2016

Derrick Decries Rigged System in First Ad

   Touting "Service, Not Special Interest", Democrat Mike Derrick is out with his first TV spot. I saw it this AM on the FOX network.
    Mr. Derrick sounds Trumpian in decrying trade deals and a "rigged system."  Must be that line polls well, although Mr. Derrick presumably supports Hillary Clinton who has called Trump supporters a "basket of deplorables." (Later walked back only slightly.)
      The Democrat also cites his retired colonel status and says party labels are not important to him in governing. That across the aisle message has been heard from Rep. Elise Stefanik.
      

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I asked a democrat manning a booth at my local county fair, why Derrick's campaign was so lackluster. She stated that the DNC had not yet provided him with the funds necessary to mount a proper campaign.

His only chance of winning is to come out enthusiastically for Trump, abandon the democrat platform and run as a conservative.

Stefanik is weak on the right, so why support a party that is not supporting him?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of a rigged system. I used to think those guys that got into trouble over Jeff National were corrupt souls. But now when I look at things like a Yoga studio receiving subsidized rent from the Watertown Trust to pay for rent in a building owned by people who are all intertwined, I realize the only thing they did wrong with the Jeff National fiasco is that they got caught.

What ever happened to the old fashioned way of doing business, where you invest your own money and your customers are people who pay for your product or service with their own money? All with no grants, tax evasion, DANC scams, low interest taxpayer funded loans or other gimmicks? And yes, temporarily signing your property over to the Don in order to avoid sales tax, is tax evasion.

Anonymous said...

10:12, That is Derrick's best chance of losing by the least number of votes. But his only chance as far as winning goes, is if Stefanik is found dead and the green baker goes to prison for killing her.

Anonymous said...

The Colonel has my vote. We need someone with a military background who knows how to lead.

NY21inMD said...

NY21 voters should really take a good look at Mike Derrick. He at least represents a party capable of governing this country. I'm not sure Elise Stefanik, despite good intentions and an attractive personal story, can accomplish much for NY21 inside a party determined to prove government ineffective.

Anonymous said...

11:56, Most people with military careers have no idea how to lead and derrick is no exception. Anyone can "lead" when the people you are "leading" are soldiers, who are for all practical leadership purposes are slaves with very few rights.

A real leader can only develop their leadership skills by leading free people who have the freedom to say "no" and/or quit, and/or walk away. Pretty much any authoritative position over people, other than military service and LE, helps a person develop their leadership skills.

Anonymous said...

#134
So says a guy who was likely never in the service... I will vote for Derrick as well.

Anonymous said...

1:34, thank you! US Army officers are over-rated, esteemed by a public never subjected to the task of dealing with the big, green, brain-dead, machine.

But they get good press.

Ray said...

Good example of not voting for a military man, and a Dem calls the Hotline. Danny! Enough said.😉

Anonymous said...

11:56, that's one of the funniest posts you've ever offered. Let's see, military background who knows how to lead. Could we confuse such traits with the golfer? Now that's funny. Following, bending over, and mouthing anything your party tells you to mouth is not leadership. But I do realize he had extensive training in such matters. He told us that. Again and again, as it were. Me, I can only lead my small dog to the fridge. I will never have my own talk show(s).

Anonymous said...

Woolf in a uniform. No idea why he's running. Was a Republican until last year. Just reading and repeating the national talking points as Woolfe did. And desperate not to sound "moderate" as that will drive the Berni fans further to the baker. On top of this pointless campaign to begin with, Woolfe could at least self fund after the DCCC pulled out two years ago. Derrick cannot. They've written this district off and are focusing on a couple of others upstate.

Anonymous said...

Military (allegedly) experience, pukes about leadership all the time. King of Korea and motor pool genius? Sounds familiar, per se.

Anonymous said...

NY21UnderwhateveritTakes, great post. You again show that like the Hero, you are not an American, you are a Democrat, first and formost. I do agree with your belch about government being so effective. Although I do doubt your view isn't warped by the fact that you are a government employee. It's tough to admit that what you have done with your life has been useless. Government is a great thing. When the rest of the economy stagnates, people like you get more opportunities, with raises. When agencies like the VA show such incompetence that vets die, they, and people like you, get raises and bonuses. If I were you, I would love government too. No matter the strain on the economy or the taxpayers, people like you thrive. It's no surprise that you bend over so easily for your beloved Democrat party. Look out for number one, eh NY21? Screw the kids. A $19,000,000,000,000 debt is their problem. That's trillion, Mr Bureaucrat.

Anonymous said...

Rome knew the truth on the military being in charge of the government. They didn't allow it. It was rare for anyone in their armies to come to power. In fact the armies were always kept far away from Rome for one reason. No one trusted them!

Anonymous said...

Look at all the scared RINOs who fear the Colonel...

Anonymous said...

Not sure how 7:44 came to take everyone's laughing and pointing, to be fear, but whatever...

Anonymous said...

7:44 NO ONE FEARS THE Colonel, especially the GOP. He should be quaking in them soldier boots cause when Funicello gets through with him !!!!!!!!! He is dated, and how foolish to do an ad on the rigged system. There was nothing rigged about the GOP Presidential Primary.

But there was and still ARE some very questionable actions taken and during the Dem. primary.

It was rigged by the Dem. Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz against Bernie Sanders, but that's all in the past, don't you know.

I would like to know did he file his tax returns as a Coloradian or did he file his taxes and pay his fair share like the rest of us screwed NY'ers? Get him to answer that question and maybe we will talk. It would be nice if that Post Star could ask that questions of him.

GO GREEN TREAM

Anonymous said...

RINO's fearing the Colonel? The Colonel himself is a Republican turned Democrat. If he knew anything about foreign policy, he would understand that the Democratic party of today has consistently undermined national security Look at Obama's failures in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine. Look at HRC's private, unsecured server. Look at the morale of our Armed Services under President Obama? Look at all the great generals retiring, citing political issues. Why would Mike Derrick choose to challenge a Republican on the Armed Service Committee who is a hardliner on defense? I respect our Veterans, but the Colonel has associated himself politically with a party which doesn't. He seems like he doesn't even understand the issues or policy. Matt Funiciello is right: Mike Derrick is a Republican. But unlike Elise Stefanik, he is a turncoat Republican, not even a Republican-in-Name-Only. RINO's fearing the Colonel? I think not.

Anonymous said...

6:21 Thank you.

PS Not to mention the guy is so boring and adds nothing new to the state the country finds itself in after 75+ years of Progressive Programs.

Let him answer as to how he has spent the last 5+ years of his life being a Stay At Home Dad. Real men know how to hold down a job while the wife is working and still take care of elder kids.

Anonymous said...

7:44, get a good night's sleep. You will figure out something to say. Talk to the Dan Man. He can help.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

A slap at military leadership by a few Anonymous assholes here is quite disgusting .. my hunch: they couldn't get into the service, or more likely didn't even try.

Shameful and deplorable comments from 1:34; 2:37; 3:15; and 5:36 — all cowards who hide behind bullshit Anonymous labels. They apparently can't stand by their convictions and comments. Must be out of shame or fear that if they post their names and are exposed, the community will turn against them? What a joke.

Why am I not surprised.

Anonymous said...

Why in the world would RINO's fear the Colonel???????

You do know what RINO stands for don't you? Well, maybe you don't. Mr. Derrick would be a kindred spirit to RINO'S everywhere. RINO'S would be precisely the ones who would treat Mr. Derrick as a first cousin.

Anonymous said...

Dan, there was no slap at military leadership. Its just a fact that military service does not develop leadership skills.
No, I was never in the service and never applied to be. When I came of age in the mid 80's, virtually no one enlisted if they had any other options.

But I did have the good fortune over the years, of training many ex military folks. It mostly involved filling in the many holes in their education, because the military schools taught them no more than they had to know. And of course it involved teaching them social skills and how to take care of themselves now that no one was telling them what to do 24/7/365, from where/when to eat/sleep/live to what their wives were supposed to do as "officer's wives". The whole lot of those Gomer Pyles I trained were good people, hard working and willing to work extra hard to keep up with the civilians.

Anonymous said...

Dannie, no one is slapping at military leadership. We are slapping at you and your mindless obedience to whatever spin your party tells you to have. I read years ago that one of the great advantages our military has over the Russians was the ability of our troops to think independently. Apparently, you were absent on that day of intelligence training.

Anonymous said...

7:05 Dan, I am quite surprised. You are the first to point out any deficiencies in ones resume. But you haven't on Derrick, yet you have stated in the past you will not be voting for him either but writing your name in.

How come you are retired after serving but Derrick retired with a Bronze ???????? Not a Bronze star for Valor but for just showing up. Derrick sure must have kissed plenty of a##es to get to his rank and the Bronze.

Have you ever encountered or interacted him for any small amount of time?

Extremely unimpressive individual. Met him at a meet and greet. Now I question how he got that far with Military leadership.

He is playing all sides and appears is able to con your type as well as all the County Democrat Chairs. No matter how much a## kissing Owens had to do to gain Pelosi favors it sure didn't help us one bit.

I am going to thoroughly enjoy seeing this Democrat go down once again to the GOP in NY21.

Play it again Sam

Anonymous said...

Exactly the way it is @8:07 PM
Experienced that in my family too. This is a shock for a lot of military career people to transfer to civilian live and jobs after be told for years what to think and what to do.

I wonder if Derrick was a combat vet or where he got his medals from

@ 1:34 Pm Agreed
In this way of thinking Funiciello is the better leader as he has his own business and business risks and has to deal, to teach and to lead his employees.
Funiciello 2016