Because They Don’t Watch TeeVee

May 31, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Okay, this is weird but it’s the truth.

Trump supporters with ties to Dr. Ben Carson and Newt Gingrich have founded Amish PAC, which aims to launch the most ambitious get-out-the-vote efforts among the devout religious sect to date.

Newt Gingrich and Ben Carson are going after the Amish vote for Donald Trump.

I know.  It kinda takes your breath away.

They counted and there are 70,000 Amish in Ohio and Pennsylvania.  A whopping 13% of them voted in the last presidential election, mostly for Romney.

“I’ve got to say, I don’t know that we’re going to change voting habits drastically,” Ben Walters, a fundraiser for the PAC, conceded in an interview with Politico on Friday. “But we can only help them.”

“In Florida in 2000, it came down to a couple polling places,” he added. “What if that happened in Ohio or Pennsylvania? It could.”

Yeah, and you’re going to convince Amish people to vote for the first time Trump/Gingrich – a pair with 6 marriages between them.  It could happen.

Thanks to Bryan for the heads up.

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18 Comments to “Because They Don’t Watch TeeVee”

  1. Gramiam says:

    I won’t hold my breath!

  2. Lorraine in Spring says:

    Yea, that’ll work. Today’s GOP has nothing in common with the Amish. Amish don’t fight in wars, serve on police forces, or sue in a court of law.

    “The Amish culture closely follows the teachings of Jesus, who taught his followers to forgive one another, to place the needs of others before themselves, and to rest in the knowledge that God is still in control and can bring good out of any situation. Love and compassion toward others is to be life’s theme. Vengeance and revenge is to be left to God.”

  3. Sandridge says:

    Sounds like a masterful gingrinching…errrr…grifting operation.

    How much could really be spent to reach 70K Amish?

    They take in potentially millions of dollars (none so gullible as Rethugs), spend a few 10K, or a couple 100K on ‘messaging’ Amish, and siphon off the rest of the clam$$$ in ‘services and admin’ expenses. Whew, wish I had thought of this.

    The Repukian sheep are always being shorn blind by their ‘leaders’, nothing easier under the sun or moon (swiping candy from babies is far worse, they howl a lot; Repuke rank and file just meekly ask for more gruel in their bowls–‘we don’t need no eduoocashion’).

  4. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    That’s the ticket, Donnie! Trump/Gingrich or the Gasbag and the Inflatable. How to take Donnie’s 55% negatives to a solid 80%.

  5. W. C. (Pete) Peterson says:

    It will certainly be interesting. I always thought the Amish had the world’s best bullsh*t filters, and now Donnie Dumbass, Newt and Carson are going to take a run at them? They won’t make it through the first layer of that filter. Get out the popcorn, folks. This ought to be fun.

  6. Lesliefish says:

    Looks like the GOPervert’s are putting lipstick on the wrong end of the pig. Maybe its the end they are kissing anyway.

  7. How does this outreach work– going door to door between farms? I don’t think hanging around outside the church will be a popular move. Maybe sticking flyers under the bridles of horses parked at the store?

    The only way to get Amish to support this childish, ignorant, bigoted brat is to lie, lie, lie. Won’t be the first time.

  8. Don A in Pennsyltucky says:

    Amish don’t cotton to women in power.

  9. El Donaldo, Newtie and Carson are going after the Amish? Its not just the number of marriages between Nos. 1 and 2. In my view, this is just dumping even more pain on people who lost a number of little girls in an Amish school house to someone who never should have had 2nd Amendment rights. But what the hell. They don’t “know” or care to “know”.

  10. maryelle says:

    Consider how well their last outreach to women and minorities went. I rest my case.

  11. I read this a few days ago and thought it was another ridiculous snacilbupeR idea. Amish and snacilbupeR is just . . . just . . . enough to leave me speechless.

  12. I live in an Iowa town that has one of the three largest concentration of Amish in the State. Before I retired from my job which brought me in contact with members of their community all the time, I learned a lot about them. Let me tell you, they are fully aware of what goes on in the world outside their farms. Many subscribe to both state and local papers. And some of them write letters to the editors of those publications as well.
    Remember when the movie “Witness” came out? A group of Amish elders checked it out from the local video store, brought it to the library and watched in there. How do know that? Because I was the librarian at the time. Each generation seems a bit more worldly. Keeping up is a matter of survival in this day and age.

    And do not underestimate the women either. They are not a bunch of shrinking violets for the most part. Under those bonnets live many shrewd brains and they are not afraid to use them. If they want to vote, they will

    Do the Amish vote? Yes, but not on a regular basis. I think they will if the issues at stake have a direct impact on them. The way Trump tends to single out groups of people, and minorities may be a worrisome issue to them and bring out the vote.

    I am amazed at how well the Amish make do in the world today. They have the ability to adjust and adapt but they also have the voting booth to make that easier if they so choose.

  13. e platypus onion says:

    If you come across a copy of OUR IOWA magazine, there is a diary kept by an Amish woman in every issue. She has eleventymillion kids of all ages and everyone of them have chores everyday. Industrious and independent,active,hardworking-in fact everything a wingnut is not. Fascinating read if you can find a copy.

  14. e platypus onion says:

    Here is Drumpf#$k’s take on Amish- They all dress the same. Just like Communist Chinese. Dumb-everyone of them. They need beauty tips from Ivanka so they look good enough for me to lust after. Otherwise they’re a waste of time.

  15. They will buy millions of dollars in TV ads.

  16. Unfortunately for Donald the Amish, unlike a whole lot of right-wing evangelicals, really do try to live based on their principles.

  17. TheoLib says:

    The Amish sound wonderful, but “A whopping 13% of them voted in the last presidential election, mostly for Romney.” Apologies to Pete, but their B.S. filter doesn’t seem much better than that of the general population. Let’s not project too much liberal wonderfulness on them just yet.

  18. Elizabeth Moon says:

    They will not vote for a woman–certainly not for President. They’re strongly patriarchal with clearly defined ideas of gender roles. They will not support sexual liberation. They may not like Trump (I wouldn’t think they would) because it’s clear he’s a hypocrite, but they may stay home and not vote rather than vote for a socially liberal candidate.

    Which is fine with me.