Should Union Group Call Itself "Family Values"?

Oct 31, 2016

State Senator Mitch Carmichael, who recently sent a cease and desist letter in an attempt to stop attacks from West Virginia Family Values
Credit Perry Bennett / West Virginia Legislative Photography

When you think of the term "family values," chances are you think of the Republican Party, circa 1994. But recently, a labor-backed organization called "West Virginia Family Values" is funding attack ads against exclusively Republican targets.

On this week's Front Porch podcast, Laurie Lin suggests this is an attempt to muddy the waters and co-opt conservative messages.

Rick Wilson contests that the Republican Party neither holds a monopoly on family values, nor is it even particularly conservative.

Before that, though, they have to wade through the presidential race, with talk of "bad hombres" and "nasty women."

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