UPDATE 5/12/22 6:43PM CDT:
Amother video from Catalina Lauf, and yes, more sophistry and can be viewed here.
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From Catalina Lauf’s Instagram pages in posts she posted tonight, AFTER the Batavia debate took place:
“Candidates are too afraid to go against the status quo – so instead, a lot of them get sucked into traps like attending forums hosted by far-leftist groups.
“These far-leftist groups control the questions and watch Republicans debate amongst themselves, so it’s not like we’re debating THEM.
“We are debating each other and they sit there and laugh!
“WE are NOT attending because we are not afraid to disrupt the status quo and we’re NOT going to cower to the mob, just like we won’t once we get to Washington.
“The League of Women Voters are anti-American, anti-women, anti-gun/anti-individual liberties and they should be exposed for what they are instead of supported.
“It’s all a convenient lie for them… based on zero principles and this is why the minority communities are voting for Republicans this cycle.
“Liberals have sold minorities a lie. You have high crime rates, terrible schools, communities with barely any grocery stores or economic opportunities — all run by liberal ‘leadership.’ This ain’t your grandpa’s Democrat Party”Catalina Lauf, in two Instagram posts here & here Wednesday evening AFTER the Batavia candidates forum concluded
From the desk of John Lopez: Who does Catalina Lauf think she’s kidding!?
The Batavia candidates forum Wednesday night hosted by multiple chapters of the League of Women Voters (LWV) was attended by 2 dozen people including State Central Committeeperson Laura Pollastrini (R, Hampshire) and briefly by longtime Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke.
The three candidates who attended were:
- Mark Carroll
- Jerry Evans
- Susan Hathaway-Altman
The other three candidates who did not attend, and their reasons are:
- Andrea Heeg, who stated why she did not attend in a campaign Facebook post earlier this week
- Cassandra Tanner Miller, a last minute cancelation based on advise from her doctor
- Catalina Lauf, for after-the-fact reasons stated in her long-winded Instagram posts
After tonight’s forum, I asked the LWV of the progression of events concerning Lauf’s invite, and her decision not to attend:
- Around March 20, Lauf and the other candidates were invited
- LWV learned over a month later Lauf’s plan to miss the forum, but she didn’t state why
- Lauf records videos, and posts her Instagram reasons AFTER-THE-FACT, basically copycatting Andrea Heeg
Lauf still smarts by her being made a fool of on January 30, 2020 in Batavia. She’s never gotten over it, and instead of returning and facing the major embarressment she got two years ago, she comes up with this nonsensical sophistry.
I don’t accept this reason from Lauf.
Catalina Lauf displayed cowardice and that alone should disqualify Lauf from elected public office this year.
Lauf is trying to play voters for fools. We’re not buying it, nor are we buying Lauf’s views she took from Andrea Heeg and tried to make her own after-the-fact tonight.
The 29-year-old Lauf still has a lot of growing up to do and it will be a cold day in hell before she wins election to Congress this year, based solely on her wanton cowardice around her excuse to skip the LWV candidates forum, and continues Lauf’s pattern to not tell the truth.
If Lauf, or any of the 11th District Republican candidates really wanted to make a point with the LWV, all six candidates could/should have worked together and made sure no IL-11 Republican candidate attended tonight.
That would have upset the status quo and none of the candidates to my knowledge tried to organize an LWV boycott.
Commenter “Flair Play” pointed this out in another thread.