Clinton Opponent Lacks Courage to Put Name to Nasty Note

An eager reader submits this note, left in the mailbox of a Hillary Clinton supporter proudly displaying a Clinton campaign sign in his Rapid City yard:

Anonymous note left in Rapid City resident's mailbox, 2016.09.29
Anonymous note left in Rapid City resident’s mailbox, 2016.09.29
  1. Note writer, you’re not a “Good Samaritan.” You’re an anonymous coward who lacks the respect to have an honest, face-to-face conversation with a neighbor about political differences.
  2. Note writer, you are also violating federal law by placing unstamped material in your neighbor’s mailbox.

If you can’t speak to your neighbors face to face, at least put your name and a stamp on your written complaint.


25 Responses to Clinton Opponent Lacks Courage to Put Name to Nasty Note

  1. Porter Lansing

    stupid? – embarrassing? – stupid? – good Samaritan? … Someone has a self-esteem deficit projected towards an engaged voter. 📭

  2. Shades of gerrymandered re-districting for sure!

  3. Roger Cornelius

    This is a good example of trickle down ignorance brought to you by the Trump campaign.
    The note reads like one of Trump’s early morning tweets.

  4. mike from iowa

    Did someone mix the singular with the plural and then have the nerve to call someone else stupid? Low information voter? He/she left only one notes.

  5. David Newquist

    Actually, there is a signature on this note. Most people have verbal traits that are as distinctive as finger prints. They fit a profile and show some individual traits of character, attitude, and intelligence through their diction, syntax, and projection of attitude. This example fits the “mean girls” bully profile. If the writer is someone with whom the recipient has had any interaction, the writer would be clearly recognizable from traits displayed in this note– just as pseudonymous commenters on blogs are often recognizable when met in person.

  6. Could it be a thrid party trying to get votes

  7. Porter Lansing

    Well noted, Mr. Newquist. There’s a software application that will compare linguistics, stylistics and common usages from an anonymous post to any other similar posts ever made on the internet and tell you with very high certainty the name, location and most anything about the composer with very high accuracy. It’s not free but it works. But why take away the bigots cloak? Let them vent, I say. lol

  8. Douglas Wiken

    I just saw a “Trump” sign today stuck in front of what appears to be a wooden cross. I am afraid my reaction to it was not very good, but I also realize that the guy has a perfect right to express hs opinion no matter how nonsensical is his situation.

  9. mike from iowa

    Slightly OT-another excellent post at NVB Mr. Newquist. Keep churning them out and I will keep reading them, Sir.

  10. Donald Pay

    I hate yard signs. If I were in a high visibility race where name recognition isn’t a consideration I wouldn’t waste my money. In those races yard signs give people a false sense that they are “helping” a candidate by sticking a sign in their yard. Far better if they would go around their neighborhood to canvas and drop literature. Yard signs give people the false impression they are doing something useful.

    In a low visibility race (eg., state legislature and lower) yard signs might help with name identification, but I’d rather spend that money on literature you can take around to residents.

  11. Robin Friday

    They never sign their names. I’ve gotten long letters. They’re hilarious. But they never sign their names. It’d be funny if it wasn’t so sad.

  12. I hate yard signs, too, Mr. Pay. They are a true environmental bane of a severe level. If it were possible to initiate them out of existence without running a campaign heavily reliant upon yard signs, I’d have done so long ago.

  13. Douglas Wiken

    Good grief, the signs can only be displayed for a few days. For some candidates, it is nearly the only way that some voters will even know they exist.

  14. Sorry, Mr. Wiken. You’re on Mr. Pay’s and my side on this, you are as environmental as both of us and in some cases more. Those candidates need to get out and knock on doors and give impromptu speeches in parks and at the Perkins during breakfast hours.

  15. Darin Larson

    I’d put three more Hillary signs up in my yard along with a security camera or two if I received a note like that.

    Trump’s new slogan: “I can be nastier than she ever can be.”
    Finally, Trump is reaching out to people that think that politics is too nice and not nasty enough.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/30/politics/donald-trump-bill-clinton-presidential-debate-hillary-clinton/index.html

  16. A Trump sign combined with a wooden cross? Wow, Doug! That makes about as much sense as my name with a cross.

  17. Darin Larson

    This is a Donald Trump supporter focus group that could have the good Samaritan neighbor in it:

    https://www.fastcocreate.com/3062847/quick-hit/watch-a-pro-trump-focus-group-not-realize-these-amazing-campaign-ads-are-satire

  18. Think about what to do when you see Trump signs in front of a business. I would refuse to do business with a place that does not believe in paying taxes. I would refuse to do business with someone who does not believe in the Constitution. I would refuse to do business with a business that hates women and the disabled. I certainly would not do business with those that hate veterans and try to cheat us.

    Those are my thoughts on supporting this pos we are forced to deal with until November. Vote as if your lives depended on it, because they do. This Trump is a menace to civilized men and women, a clear and present danger to democracy.

  19. Dear Good Samaritan,

    Detroit News 143 years
    Arizona Republic 126 years
    Dallas Morning News (as in Texas)
    Houston Chronicle (as in Texas)
    USA Today (as in Al’s paper)

    Do me a favor Good Samaritan… quit embarrassing Good Samaritans and don’t be so stupid.

  20. mike from iowa

    Spike-OT. How is this for irony? Corps spokeswoman Eileen Williamson said the agency is “encouraging” people to relocate to areas where there is a permit, such as a nearby smaller camp where demonstrators have been allowed to legally protest on federal lands managed by the agency.

    From Fortune magazine’s latest article on the growing camp of protectors in North Dakota. How about making DAPL get their permits before they dig? What a novel idea.

  21. Bullying.
    There is nothing Christian; nothing ‘good Samaritan’ about neighborhood bullying.

  22. Mary, Quite Contrary

    Yes, Darin, put up at least three more signs, as many as one could get. So maybe twenty.

  23. Darin mentions Trump’s nastiness. I’m bothered that Trump and his supporters might actually support a slogan trumpeting that nastiness. Trump validates the urge to nastiness that we are taught from before kindergarten not to act on. Trump offers permission to behave poorly. Think of that from a role model perspective.

  24. Darin Larson

    There is nothing that Trump won’t say or do. His appeal is to the base instincts of the mob. When “lock her up” is Trump’s most cogent idea for Trump supporters, you know the level of discourse is low in the Trump campaign.

  25. Roger Cornelius

    If you haven’t already read David Newquist Sunday’s Oct. 02 blog post on Northern Valley Beacon, I suggest you do so now.
    David provides a link to WAPO story on a typical Trump supporter Melanie Austin.
    Melanie is a perfect example of what our political system is trying to become, you can see where she is a victim and strongly influenced by Trump and his trickle down ignorance.