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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:41 PM

Mary Bono Mack, Raul Ruiz debate spirals into personal attack slugfest

In a debate that was supposed to cover the most important issues facing the Coachella Valley and abroad — including Medicare, growing debt, national security and the Salton Sea — candidates vying for the 36th Congressional District instead focused on personal character attacks.

Rep. Mary Bono Mack immediately set the tone by using what was supposed to be an opening statement to lash out at her Democratic challenger, Dr. Raul Ruiz, describing him at one point as one of the “most far-left candidates to ever seek a Congressional office” and someone who made inflammatory, anti-American statements during protests while a college student.

“He led protests against the celebration of Thanksgiving, no joke … because he opposes what Thanksgiving stands for and what it represents,” Bono Mack said. “He even called for the smashing of Plymouth Rock, a symbol of American freedom
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20121013/NEWS0301/310130036/Mary-Bono-Mack-Raul-Ruiz-debate-spirals-into-personal-attack-slugfest


shades of Sara "pals around with terrorists"Palin

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Reply Mary Bono Mack, Raul Ruiz debate spirals into personal attack slugfest (Original post)
mitchtv Oct 2012 OP
stuffmatters Oct 2012 #1
Lucky Luciano Oct 2012 #2
mitchtv Oct 2012 #4
mitchtv Oct 2012 #3

Response to mitchtv (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 06:54 PM

1. Wow, I didn't know Ca had our own Michelle Bachmann

Thanks for putting the debate on DU for all to see. Dr Ruiz is really impressive & Bono Mack just repulsive. They say Ca gets more
conservative the more inland, but this woman is an embarrassment to our whole state.

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Response to stuffmatters (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:32 PM

2. yep - the non-Hispanic part of that area is basically full throttle redneck. nt

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:17 PM

4. yeah, but you can hardly say non hispanic

IT'S ABOUT 50/50, and Palm Springs is almost half Gay, plus the new 36 CD is only 1% more pukes now. we'll see how much damage Bonehead has done.

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Response to stuffmatters (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:14 PM

3. She had ... nothing

nothing but name calling. No leadership

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