The LuLac Edition #1131, Mar. 25th, 2010
PHOTO INDEX: A SAD PACHYDERM.
LOCAL GOP ON HEALTH
For whatever reason they felt compelled to do it, the local GOP issued a statement regarding the Health Care victory for America. I wanted to give you the statement and then respond to it. My response is in blue. As in blue state.
The Luzerne County Republican Committee has released this statement regarding the passage of the health-care reform bill by the U.S. House of Representatives on Sunday night:
It is clear to us that the “D’s” that follow the names of Congressmen Paul Kanjorski and Chris Carney stand for “deal makers.”
No, the D stands for Democrats. What deals? You see any $30.00 an hour jobs anywhere here?
We now see that both men forfeited principle and their role as elected officials in a representative government to further their own political goals. They ignored the will of their constituents in a last-ditch effort to salvage their congressional seats.
Forfeited principles? Are you kidding me? They both went out on a huge limb. They put their beliefs first and maybe their careers second. Both understood the historical significance of their role and their moment.
As each new detail of this legislation is exposed, we learn that this massive document is not just about health care as the American people were told. The backroom deals contained in this bill are astounding: special deals for some states; regulations on student loans; preferential treatment for some financial institutions; and promises of special favors.
And those items will be jettisoned by reconciliation. Unless your negative national GOP Senators throw a monkey wrench into the fixes for political gain.
This is disturbing on any level but is especially disconcerting to those of us who live in Luzerne County and have been bombarded for more than a year with revelations of quid pro quo governance by our elected officials.
I don’t know what this has to do with the Judicial scandals and Courthouse corruption. Carney and Kanjorski waited until the last weekend to take the plunge. You can’t compare the two. And if you do, you’ll lose whatever base of independent support your party needs to win local races. Concentrate on winning Luzerne County, then worry about the world next.
We stand united with our Republican candidates and remain committed to our mission to restore honesty, ethics, accountability, reform and transparency to government at all levels.
Don’t worry about the feds or even the state level. Do you want to be associated with the wing of your party that has threatened members of Congress? Stick to your guns at home in defeating the Democrats. For God sakes stay away from the big, national picture because it ain’t pretty. Reap what you sow on a local level. There is plenty of room for achievement.
Terry Casey is Chairman of the Luzerne County Republican Party.
And a fine fellow he is!
ANOTHER FINE FELLOW
Another wonderful guy, Patrick Umbra has been sending me invitations for various groups on Facebook. Met Pat at my Forums in 2007 and 2009, at a couple of Walter Griffith events and a few GOP parties. But this is what he sent me:
Patrick invited you to join the Facebook group "Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Barack Obama, & Harry Reid MUST GO!".
Love your pasta sauce at the 6th district soirees and will vote for some of your local candidates, but Pat…….c’mon.