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08-14-2014, 09:54 AM
Amash dissent: Why my opponent's smears were 'disgusting'

by Justin Amash
August 14, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Editor's note: The following is a dissent to the Aug. 10 Grand Rapids Press editorial Amash missed chance to take high road.

Why did West Michigan have to endure "the ugliest House primary" in the country?

That’s how a national magazine described the attacks aimed at me over the last 10 months.

They included a thinly veiled slur that one of the handful of Arab Americans in Congress is “al Qaeda’s best friend.”

“Who’d they say is Daddy’s best friend?” my six-year-old daughter asked my wife.

Our living rooms were assaulted with the image of baby girls, swaddled in pink, vanishing from their cribs. The TV ad wasn’t subtle or delicate: Amash condones killing girls for sex selection was the message.

Candidates for office are entitled to run tough campaigns against me or anyone else. But we all can agree that there are lines that should not be crossed, even in politics. I propose that an ethnically tinged charge of supporting terrorists is one of those lines, and accusing a pro-life father of allowing the murder of baby girls is another.


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08-14-2014, 08:46 PM
Amash did take the high road- the one on the one that took him to victory. He has every right to call that low-life out.


Translation - that's right, bitchzz... How-ya-like-me-now?