J Robert Smith
- Sept. 18, 2019
- 2 min read
LOS ANGELES – Ed Buck, the California Democratic megadonor, was arrested Tuesday and charged with operating a drug house after a third man reportedly suffered an overdose inside his West Hollywood home last week and survived.
— Fox News, September 18, 2019
Ed Buck, a prominent Democrat, party donor, and gay activist was arrested. He was charged with battery and running a drug house in L.A. This isn’t Buck’s first brush with the law, however. Why hasn’t the L.A. County district attorney brought down the hammer before on Buck?
Several lifetimes ago, I was privileged to work at the Republican National Committee during President Reagan’s re-election campaign. We may talk about that more in the months ahead, but it comes to mind today because of a piece by John Stossel.
In communications training, we would help candidates discuss political issues in terms that show how they impact specific values, those things Americans care deeply about. If you tell people you want to cut taxes, you must make the connection that it will leave you with more money to save, spend, or invest, thus enabling you to go on vacation, save for college, and more.