This is too good not to pass on …
After a long day of campaigning in the rain I just returned from the grocery store. Diapers are really expensive, as many of you already know.
Why am I telling you about the price of diapers? Because my multimillionaire opponent has spent over $600,000 of his $250,000,000 net worth on television ads attacking me for, get ready for it, a “war on women.”
I’ve tried to let it go, but I won’t any longer. Does this fake know anything about me?
He has no idea how hard my wife and I have to work to pay for little things like diapers for my daughter.
He has no idea how painful it was for me, as a child, to watch my single mother struggle, working at the checkout counter of a local supermarket to never make ends meet.
He has no idea how hard it was for me to witness the ever-present pain in the eyes of my now departed grandmother, who lost her only son in combat in Thu Duc, Vietnam, as she parted with her humble life savings to help us survive and pay the bills.
He has no idea how helpless it felt to watch my wife struggle to keep working, just days after the birth of both our daughters, because we couldn’t afford the time off.
He has no idea because he doesn’t live in the America I live in. His America is one of board memberships and cocktail parties. My America is one of local library memberships and block parties. In his America taxes don’t matter because his massive wealth insulates him from the consequences. In my America, taxes can quickly put you out of your home and your business. Finally, in his America, they falsely use cowardly tactics like fictitious “wars on women” to deceive voters. In my America, my life has been shaped, altered and bettered by the women who made everything I’ve been able to accomplish so far, possible.
I’m now ready with a full tank of emotional energy to finish this fight, he poked the bear. I’m going to win this race.
Daniel “Dan” Bongino is a former United States Secret Service agent who is the Republican Party nominee for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District in the 2014 elections to the U.S. House of Representatives. He and his wife, Paula, have two daughters – Isabel and Amelia.