UPDATE: Here’s another photo just sent to us, originally from the now-defunct conservative site Face the State. You can see the “Tea Party Endorsed” addition to Lias’s sign clearly, and…
Does it say “Endorsed by Tom Tancredo” on the sign in the background?
Yeah, they’re going to need to Photoshop that one too.
The photo shows Sias talking with a constituent, with three supporters in the background holding his campaign signs, each of which have yellow papers highlighting endorsements taped to them.
In the original photo, the sign closest to Sias is covered with a yellow paper that reads: “Tea Party Endorsed.”
Two years ago, that was a positive, especially in a GOP primary.
These days, with Sias challenging Democratic Sen. Evie Hudak for her seat in a district that’s almost evenly split between Republicans, Democrats and unaffiliated voters – never mind the Tea Party’s waning momentum – that endorsement is more of a negative.
Two years, ago, Lang Sias fought an unsuccessful primary battle against Ryan Frazier for the right to
lose to run against incumbent Rep. Ed Perlmutter. Among other things, Sias’ political ties to “RINO” Arizona Sen. John McCain made him a tough sell with the Tea Party set–despite the fact that Sias had “Tea Party endorsed” add-ons to his placards all ready to go (see above).
Of course, maybe Sias is just trying to economize after racking up heavy campaign debt running against Frazier. Recycling photos is one place to save some coin we suppose.
Either way, the Tea Party was so 2010–you know it, and apparently Sias knows it. It’s not a big deal to Photoshop out the “for Congress” at the bottom of his old signs, since that would obviously provoke questions as to why he’s stepped down from the big leagues. But removing the “Tea Party endorsed” part really makes Lang Sias look like he’s hiding something.
As in the last few years of American history…