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I Have Only Been Running For Congress For 2 Weeks And I Am Already Being Attacked Viciously By The Left

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I always knew that politics was a dirty game, but I didn’t know that running for Congress would be like running into a nest of angry hornets.  When I decided to do this, I told my readers that I would keep them updated on what I am learning, and one of the things that I am learning is that people can be really mean.  So far, every cuss word in the book has been thrown at me, I have been told that I should leave the state, and people have even been saying absolutely horrible things about my wife and daughter.  I am tough and can take the abuse, but it isn’t right to attack family.

 

Many of the attacks are not fit for public consumption, so in this article I just want to share some of the milder attacks that are more focused on the issues.

I knew that my extremely strong Pro-Life stand was going to upset a lot of people, and that is definitely turning out to be the case.  Here is one example from Facebook

“Let’s be real. Our nation is in a moral decline and giving lectures to foolish young folk after they crave attention and love just isn’t going to work . Let’s force the unmarried girls to have the child and then be sure to punish them by no social satety net so the girl and child die in the street. The Tea Party folk need real answers to real social problems.”

If we ban abortion, women and children are not going to be dying in the street, and that certainly wasn’t the case before abortion was legalized in 1973 either.

Another issue that many have brought up is Obamacare.  I believe that it should be fully repealed, and obviously those on the left are not going to agree with that.  The following was sent to me by email…

“Sure, go ahead and repeal the Affordable Care Act, just as soon as you can come up with an economically and ethically viable alternative. The fact that Republicans have had 7 years to come up with a plan, and six months to pass it, and have completely failed is not only and embarrassment to the party, it’s a testament to their inability to govern.”

I will admit that the Republicans in Congress have completely fumbled the football when it comes to health care, and hopefully they can get their act together soon.

Some of the attacks from the left have actually made me smile.  I had one leftist make a gift to the ACLU in my name, and I could at least appreciate his sense of humor.

Other attacks have left me scratching my head.  On The Economic Collapse Blog, one of my readers left a comment criticizing me for being too much like Ron Paul

“Many of your positions are laudable and good, but your views regarding the Federal Reserve are way off the mark and you need to think those through with an understanding as what the Federal Reserve is and is not. The very same is true regarding the IRS as NOBODY is going to vote for defunding the US government which desperately needs MORE FUNDING (or massive spending cuts) not less. Your views on those issues like Ron Paul would DESTROY THE US ECONOMY nearly overnight and have ZERO CHANCE of getting any voter instance at all and are the key reasons why Ron Paul got practically no voter support at all.”

Actually Ron Paul kept his House seat in Texas in election after election, and when he ran for president he became one of the most popular politicians in the entire country.

And abolishing the Fed is actually part of the Idaho GOP platform, so obviously a lot of Republicans up here think that it is a really good idea.

More than anything else, it is my faith that has been the subject of the most attacks up to this point.  Here is one example from an email that I received…

“Was this nation founded by Bible-believing Christians? For the most part, yes. At the very least they believed in a higher power. However, your claim that “the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were birthed out of the values and principles found in the Word of God” is false. If American and Biblical values are one in the same, what’s the need for a Constitution? You think God supports freedom of religion, free speech, the democratic process, or has a problem with cruel and unusual punishment? I fully support your right to lead your personal life according to whatever religious beliefs you might hold; you do not have the right to enforce those beliefs on the populace as a whole through the government. That would be a theocracy, and that practice is unquestionably not in line with American values.”

And that same individual saved his greatest vitriol for President Trump…

“Then the Electoral College put Donald Trump in office. A complete political neophyte. An undeniable narcissist. A liar. A thug. A serial sexual predator and misogynist. They elected a person who sees his own daughter as a sexual object. A person who upon meeting a 10 year old girl immediately thinks about how long it will be until he can have sex with her. Someone who openly admits that he hasn’t matured emotionally since the age of 6. Someone so delusional that he admits under oath that he estimates his net worth based upon how he feels that day. A person that expresses his desire to physically assault people who speak out against him. He stated during the campaign that he would rarely leave the White House, but he’s spent 1/3 of his time in office at his properties, usually a golf course, and not in the White House. He dismisses any claims of having a conflict of interest between his personal businesses and his elected position, but the membership fees have gone up at his properties since his election and he implies that foreign governments will get favorable treatment if they stay at his hotels. You want the president to be a moral compass for this country, yet he’s been married 3 times and has cheated on all of them. Religious hucksters claim that Trump is a great Christian, but Trump himself admits that he has never asked forgiveness for anything.”

This shows why fake news is such a problem.  This particular individual believes a whole bunch of things about Trump that are simply not true, but they are passed around by leftists as if they are facts.

Like I said, in this article I have shared with you some of the milder attacks.  But before I end this article, I want to share with you an excerpt from an attack that was sent to me by email that was of a particularly nasty nature.  I have censored out the cuss words, but even so I still cringe when I read it…

“By the way, I just found out that you and your **** wife have a little **** brat. To be honest, you’re a **** Trump supporting tool who believes all his ****. I wish you and your damn family pain, suffering, and a miserable life. In conclusion, **** you, **** your **** wife, **** your **** daughter, and most importantly, **** Donald Trump and Melania “Tramp”. Furthermore, **** America and **** all your fake attempts to save it.”

This is what it is like to run for office guys.

In my new book I talk a lot about forgiveness, and of course I forgive everyone that has said horrible things about me and my family.

But I also hope that politics in America can be cleaned up, because right now a lot of good men and women are afraid to run for office because of all the nonsense.

I will continue to share what I am learning with you guys as I go through this process.  So far, it has been a very, very eye-opening experience.

Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

 

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  • marlene

    You’ve got to be tougher. Don’t fight ideology with ideology. The ideology of the left is their religion. Put on the whole armor of God. Then turn your back and ignore them. And please don’t give these alien demons any more free press.

  • marlene

    PS: The greater the man, the greater the “vitriol.” I’m not a fan of Ron Paul. He knew he couldn’t get support for End the Fed without making deals, quid pro quo, which he never intended to make. You need support to run your campaign, but you need prayers to win it. You’ve got mine. “Ask and ye shall receive.”

  • I am in agreement that it will be best to ignore their verbal attacks (as mouthing off is mostly all they have), and just continue forward in trusting God and striving to do His will.

    Ephesians 6:12-17. Have on every piece of that armor.

    • Belt of truth
    • Feet shod with the Gospel of peace (peace trumps chaos)
    • Mind protected with the helmet of salvation (defence vs. “head games”)
    • Body armed with the breastplate of righteousness
    • Equipped with the shield of faith (defense vs. fiery darts of the wicked)
    • Armed with the Sword of the Spirit (God’s Word is sharpest of all)

    Michael also needs to plead the Blood of Christ over himself and his family, and daily cancel every assignment of the enemy against him and his loved ones, also.

  • Caden Fox

    The irony of a liberal saying someone else hasn’t matured emotionally since 6 years old. Lol!

  • Debbie

    “If God is for us then Who can be against us.” It hurts so deeply when anyone in our family is viciously attacked. Still we know that there is a cost to stand up for what is right in the eyes of our Lord and Savior. I believe you would not have started this journey without first seeking God’s will. To make Romans 8:31 more personal: “If God is for you, Michael, then Who can be against you!” Thankful for you & your family! Lifting you all up in prayer!

  • Syrin

    You need to post the name and contact information of the guy who threatened your family. We CANNOT let this behavior be tolerated and not publicly shamed.

  • Jason Klingor

    Gender Activists Alarmed: New Report on the “Anti-Gender Mobilizations in Europe” by Left-Wing Think Tank

    July 31, 2015 by Gabriele Kuby

    The world-wide operating Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the intellectual activist centre of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) which presently governs Germany in a coalition with the Christian Democratic Party under Chancellor Angela Merkel. As their publications and conferences reflect, the FES pushes for same-sex marriage, reproductive rights, biotechnology, sexual diversity, gender equality, and sexual education. It also publishes reports with the intention of “naming and shaming” individuals, organizations, parties, and networks which work on behalf of life and the family. WEITERLESEN

    http://www.gabriele-kuby.de/vorabpruefung-inhalte/#c476

    Gabriele Kuby beim GLOBAL POLICY FORUM
    für UN-Vertreter in Mesa, Arizona, 16. Januar 2015

    After the fall of communism in 1989 the world expected a new era of freedom, free of totalitarian ideology. Yet, a new ideology took hold of the West and is now undermining the value-system on which the Western culture and the family are built….weiterlesen

    http://www.gabriele-kuby.de/wortmeldungen/#c471

    Gabriele Kuby in Czech Parliament, Prague 14 October 2014

    Gender – A new ideology destroys the family

    In our time we are subjected to a new ideology, which aims to dissolve the very basis of our existence: the difference between man and woman. This is the ideology of genderism….weiterlesen

    http://www.gabriele-kuby.de/wortmeldungen/#c460

    The Global Sexual Revolution
    Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom
    Angelico Press, USA, December 2015
    Now available in English: Gabriele Kuby’s explosive new work on the revolution sweeping the globe….
    “As the carnage of untrammeled sexual license piles up in cultures that have embraced sexual revolutionary ideology, we need the kind of sober and thoughtful analysis Gabriele Kuby provides. Her work will help readers understand that false visions of freedom are highways to slavery, and that true freedom is to be found in self-mastery and virtue.”
    —ROBERT P. GEORGE, author of “Conscience and Its Enemies”
    weiterlesen

    http://www.gabriele-kuby.de/buecher/the-global-sexual-revolution/

  • Indeed, indeed, darkness is much increasing in this hour…

  • SanWen

    Michael, May the good Lord protect you and your family from all the evil people out there that desparately need deliverance and Jesus. It’s getting pretty bad, but I will tell you what God told me recently, when I was thinking about something that He was asking me to do, and I was telling Him that it would be nice to have some of God’s people supporting us in prayer. He said, “AM I NOT ENOUGH?” So, Michael, God is raising you up as one of the Davids that are desparately needed in this country to fight and conquer the Goliaths. And, on days that it feels pretty lonely or challenging because of the demonic attacks, just remember, that GOD IS ENOUGH and HIS ANGELS ARE AROUND YOU AND YOUR FAMILY (Psalm 91). May God bless you and protect you and your family. Just pray for the evil, deceived ones – they really need Jesus. And thank you for persevering! May GOD BLESS and KEEP YOU (PS. 121)!!!!

  • Thank you for this post!

  • Let me take a nap… great notification, anyway.