Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The LuLac Edition #1819, November 2nd, 2011

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A recent letter to the editor said it all regarding party politics vs individual’s qualifications. In anticipation of the 2011 Election, I thought we’d share it with you.
Our attention should not be diverted from the all-important 2011 General Election in Luzerne County for the 11 new county council members. Those people eligible to vote need to concentrate on who is running and how our new government will affect our lives. We must be careful about whom we elect. In this election, the elector has a choice of candidates from four political parties. Some voters will adhere to the party their forefather encouraged them to support; but what we had need of for years was a choice. This is our opportunity. What makes an elector devoted to only one party when candidates from another party can make a big difference in our policies is beyond my comprehension. Opposing views and opinions might be strange to us, but it is important we have a diversified council instead of career politicians. Some candidates served us well in the past, but we need a change. The privilege and freedom to vote is an awesome opportunity to put together a group of people with the willingness and experience to eliminate the “buddy system.” Ours is a broken world, and it is our responsibility to vote honest, dedicated people to high positions of authority as an antidote to the corruption we have experienced. If you were affected by the recent flood and are unable to get to your polling place, you can apply for an absentee ballot. Call the Election Board at (570) 825-1715. Election Day is Nov. 8. Elaine Givens, Plymouth


At 9:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a really good thought, BUT ... how many times in this area, have you heard the comment "I'll never vote for any Republican (or Democrat). The premise of "The person, not the party" is all well and good, but it will NEVER actually happen in this area, probably other areas also. That just seems to be the matter of fact. We need change, and change is good, but for how many generations in Wilkes-Barre city alone have the Dems been in power? And the GOP have had their turn at the wheel also.

At 2:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, color me stupid but I just don't get it. Why would anyone who is not rich vote for a Republican?

On the national scene, the Republicans are hell bent on destroying the middle class. They want Social Security benefits cut and they want to bring Medicare to an end. One of the very first bills Barletta voted for included the killing of Medicare. That's not political bullshit, that's a fact! The national Republican Party is nothing without the local support and the local support is brainwashed average people who are not and will not ever be rich. They do sacrifice the 99% for the financial well being of the 1%. I actually heard County Council candidate Bill Kelleher say at a political gathering that de did not support the teachers in Wisconsin because they want too much. WHAT? Kelleher is a retired school teacher getting every benefit known to man and he is collecting more cash being retired than he did when he was working yet he doesn't think he is getting too much, the Wisconsin teachers are getting too much. That's is just typical of local Republicans. They support the very wealthy and even the retired teachers and they see nothing wrong with either group gouging the rest of us. Anyone who votes for a Republican on any level is a complete jerk voting on his own demise.

At 6:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:15 JUST MADE MY POINT, Person, not the party will never come about.

At 7:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dobash never has anyting good to say about anyone, does she? Anyone who has been involved in this process realizes that she is Walter Griffiths puppet. Walter is mad that the charter took power away from him and Dobash is not that intelligent to make any decisions on by herself. She is trying to run on the coat tales of Walter. Obviously ALL the newspapers saw throuh her which is why she was never endorsed!


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