I'm a software engineer, though I specialize in Client/Server apps, not Web development. So sorry, I wasn't aware that the comments were tied to the date an article was posted, nor that an article that's posted on one date will be re-posted on another date, thus deleting all posts. Must be how their website is structured.
It seemed more like TownHall was trying to sanitize the article.
As for my intellect, I'm smart enough to understand that when a politician is advocating for people that are in the country illegally instead of his own constituents, he's not exactly upholding his oath of office.
You are free to support whoever your wish.....just be careful what you ask for...you might not like it.