So, everyone is familiar with the typical antics of toppling political yard signs or screaming veritable harassment outside of polling locations; for chrissakes, it’s almost November in a midterm year! But this year things have gotten dirtier than we thought they would. Several stories have (in an orchestrated fashion) crept out of the minds of operatives and into the social-media sphere, importance be damned. We’ve been catching wind of a number of them in the wake of our current Endorsement Issue, and wanted to bullet point some of the bullshit that has been particularly offensive. No, we won’t go Politifact on y’all, but we will make fun of people making ridiculous claims in short order. Here are the conundrums buzzing in our election head right now: * OK, so this happened. State Rep. Karen Castor Dentel, running to keep her seat in the state House of Representatives, got called out by the Seminole County Post (or the ubiquitous Jacob Engels) for actually taking communion at a Catholic church. I mean, come on! She’s blonde! She can’t be Catholic. Also, is anyone a “rabid advocate for abortion?” CHECK YOUR NUANCES, JACOB. Dentel, a rabid advocate of abortion (considered a mortal sin […]
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