Republican Congressional candidate Ari David made attempted to make an iPhone app recently, only to have it turned down because the “content in the app is defamatory of my opponent”. I’ll let him talk about what points he was trying to make here:
SUPPORTED Cap & Trade legislation that would have brought us $7 a gallon gas and as President Obama has stated would make electricity rates “necessarily sky rocket.” (This one is well known considering that Waxman sponsored the bill in the House and President Obama is famous for making the statement about the need under his plan for “skyrocketing” electricity rates).
VOTED TO CUT Medicare spending by a half a trillion dollars which would severely hurt seniors. Time to go Henry! (This one is also well known since the Health Care Reform bill just passed a few weeks ago).
VOTED AGAINST missile defense funding, which jeopardized the US and Israel (Waxman is famous for voting against missile defense program funding going all the way back to 1983 when Reagan first proposed the SDI system).
TRIED to make over-the-counter vitamins and supplements prescription only (On this one, Waxman’s original bill was defeated a few years ago but last week, lo and behold, Waxman inserted this language into the House version of the Financial Reform Bill AFTER IT HAD ALREADY PASSED!).
TRIED TO STRANGLE family farms with insane Soviet-Style regulation (Many people have not yet heard about this one so here is the documentation on it. My only problem with calling it “Soviet Style” is that even the Soviet’s would have been challenged to come up with something so stupid to do to our farming industry:http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.3878/pub_detail.asp).
This is not a political blog, so I’m not going to discuss the statements themselves, except to say using the term “Soviet Style” really does nothing to further the political discourse in this nation, nor does it show an understanding of the underpinnings of the Soviet governance style. The comments on the article are…interesting.
Plus, he calls the device an “I Phone” [sic].
To the best of my knowledge, Apple has intentionally shied away from political apps, on both sides of the aisle. I don’t think there are any apps for individual candidates up for election.