James Hartline Report: The 2010 Election Winners of James Hartline's List of It's Not Hip To Be A Hypocrite Award - James Hartline will be releasing his list of the most hypocritical candidates in this year's 2010 general elections.
Here is the first of many recipients of the 2010 It Ain't Hip To Be A Hypocrite Awards -- Michael Crimmins, Republican candidate for congress in San Diego's 53rd congressional district.
Michael Crimmins runs on a platform of associating himself with conservatives and military veterans. Crimmins has a very unhealthy habit of getting photos of himself with very famous people and then posting those photos on his campaign website - in a creepy sort of political groupie/stalker vein.
Spending a good deal of his time slithering around evangelical church groups seeking to get the Christian vote as part of his "get rid of Barbara Boxer and Susan Davis" rhetoric, Crimmins' usual campaign signs paint him as a typical conservative. Yet, the James Hartline Report documented the real snake that is Michael Crimmins when this photo was taken today of Crimmins' huge campaign billboard in the midst of San Diego's homosexual community. It reads, "Congress - Crimmins. Equality For All. Proudly Supported by Independents and Democrats."
Why would a Republican running as a military veteran - who posts numerous photos of himself in front of the Mt. Soledad Cross - use up valuable billboard space with the campaign slogan "equality for all" and "supported by Independents and Democrats"? And why would a candidate who was featured at the 2008 Prop 8 campaign to outlaw gay marriage in California advertise a campaign billboard in the midst of Hillcrest, San Diego's gay community, declaring "equality for all" in 2010?
And it ain't hip to be a hypocrite!