Fmr. probate judge pens sharp rebuke of Jack Bergman's attempt to invalidate election

READ DOUG PUGH’S FULL ARTICLE, "Ordinarily, there’s ordinary decency" HERE.

Doug Pugh’s column “Vignettes” runs weekly on Saturdays in the Alpena News. Quotes in this blog and words published in Pugh's column do not necessarily reflect support for Dr. Bob and should not be interpreted as an endorsement.


ALPENA, Mich. ━ Over the weekend, Doug Pugh, a former probate judge in Alpena, Michigan, released a thoughtful editorial in his column, "Vignettes." The piece highlights disappointment in Jack Bergman's opposition politics, and condemns a political culture of "shouting in only one direction."


Pugh advocates for "ordinary decency" and prefaces a rebuke of Dr. Bob's opponent, Jack Bergman, by metaphorically suggesting that the incumbent kicked the ladder out from under what was an ordinary lightbulb change [a fair and free election], and did it not for the kick of it — but for the dimness it caused.


Dr. Bob Lorinser says Pugh's editorial highlights one of the main reasons why he is running for Congress — to offer constituents of the First District of Michigan more ethical and honest representation in Washington. Dr. Lorinser says he concurs with the sentiment in the following excerpt:

 

"Congressman Jack Bergman tried to kick the ladder out from under a lightbulb change. My congressman tried to invalidate my vote, the votes of tens of thousands of my fellow citizens — his constituents, and millions of other Michigan voters by seeking to deny certification of Michigan’s 16 Electoral College votes.


Bergman thought he knew better.


He didn’t.


Congressman Bergman’s decision to try to throw our votes away was based on patently contrived disinformation, much of which bordered on the bizarre. A perverted predicate now entirely and forcefully debunked by the bipartisan Michigan Senate Oversight Committee, whose report concluded:


“The Committee found no evidence of widespread or systemic fraud in Michigan’s prosecution of the 2020 election. Citizens should be confident the results represent the true results of the ballots cast by the people of Michigan. ”


Perhaps the fact he was a general officer in the military has had a limiting effect on Congressman Bergman’s self-awareness — it wouldn’t be the first time that has occurred.


Like most folks, I don’t have the resources to buy or directly affect legislation. The only political power I possess is my vote, a vote my own congressman tried to take away from me.


Based on a lie.


I think it’s time to give Bergman the boot, time to screw in a new lightbulb, time to eliminate some dimness.


Time to get back to ordinary — and ordinary decency.

 

"Fair and free elections and the peaceful transfer of power are at the foundation of America's democracy," said Dr. Lorinser. "I may not like the outcome of an election, but to attempt to invalidate the will of the people is abhorrent, and there's clearly bipartisan disapproval for this dishonest attempt to degrade our election process.


"Every constituent — regardless of who they voted for or where they stand on the political spectrum — deserves nothing but the truth, especially from someone elected to serve and represent them. I hope to offer the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan that honest alternative."


Doug Pugh’s column “Vignettes” runs weekly on Saturdays in the Alpena News. Quotes in this blog and words published in Pugh's column do not necessarily reflect support for Dr. Bob and should not be interpreted as an endorsement.


READ DOUG PUGH’S FULL ARTICLE, "Ordinarily, there’s ordinary decency" HERE.


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