YubaNet: Local GOP equates sick child to a ‘publicity stunt’

“An email, sent out by the Nevada County Republican Party, reads, in part: ‘The commercial growers are using an unfortunate child as a publicity stunt to ask the Board of Supervisors to create an exception and allow for outdoor growing of marijuana,’ YubaNet is reporting.  “The child mentioned in the campaign email is Silas Hurd, an 11-year old boy diagnosed with a rare and relentless form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.”

YubaNet’s report is here.

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5 Responses to YubaNet: Local GOP equates sick child to a ‘publicity stunt’

  1. Annie Fox says:

    As usual, they are full of it. I’ve seen the uncompassionate pulling stunts against those who have recommendations to help treat their illness going on for years.

  2. Kathleen says:

    Abhorrent!!

  3. Chip Wilder says:

    Todays Union has a front page that “allows” the pugs to backpedal as fast as they can over the careless, ignorant, and all to true fact that they called these people opportunists, and that it was a “publicity stunt”.
    You can’t “unsee” or “unhear” hate, live with it Republicans.

    • Annie Fox says:

      I believe all that they do is for publicity and recognition no matter how negative. They sob about how government is reaching into their lives but have no problem sticking their arrogant noses into other peoples’ lives.

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