Saturday, November 05, 2011

The LuLac Edition #1824, November 5th, 2011

The GOP: Greed Over People. They proved that Thursday night. Will it have a ripple effect on Tuesday, Election Day?

Tom Leighton's mailer both sides to city residents.


They did it again!!! ! The Republican Senate killed the Infrastructure Bill by 9 Votes Thursday night. Every Republican voted no along with CT Senator and party turncoat Joe Lieberman and 1 weak kneed Democrat. They did it according to Sen Mitch McConnell of Kentucky because it called for a new tax. Want to hear how big that tax was? That new tax was .7% on those who earn (not have) over a million dollars a year. The first million in earnings would not be affected, only the amount over that and they said it was too much to spend to support Ronald Reagan's program to invest in our infrastructure today for the sake of tomorrow. Tens of Thousands will not go to work. Roads and bridges in the United States will continue to go to ruin. The average American earns $26,000 per year and average income for the 1% is 11 million dollars a year. Mitch McConnell along with Erik Cantor of VA and Speaker Boehner of Ohio feel they must protect the income of that 1% more than put average Americans back to work to rebuild our infrastructure.
Okay, again the nation GOP screwed the working, middle class American to do the bidding of the rich. The sad part is that those people who have not pot to spit in will defend these national Republicans because they believe the GOP party line about bootstraps and independence. That’s fine but this national party since 2001 has been stealing the middle’s class’s boots. You can have bootstraps without a boot.
To be clear, for the third time in three weeks, Senate Republicans filibustered a bill to create jobs – this time through rebuilding America’s crumbling roads and bridges.
These lawmakers won’t lift a finger to put people back to work and get our economy moving again. Meanwhile, Republicans in the House found time to debate and pass a reaffirmation of “In God We Trust” as our national motto, which has been in place since 1956, was reaffirmed in 2002, and again in 2006.
As President Obama said, “I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work.”
Okay, so what. What does this have to do with the local elections? Plenty. Like a ripple effect, the actions of the national GOP do not bode well for the very likable and well intentioned Lou Barletta. Same goes for Tom Marino. But the anger runs deep. Here is just a sampling of a few e mails I got regarding this latest development.
“I was all set to vote for a few Republicans for County Council but the heck with that. I’m going for Hatchko and all the Independents. Plus Bromo and Boback. The Republicans aren’t for us”.
“This is where i'm starting to agree with Corbett. no voting for a republican because they support the policies of these national Republicans that are making it impossible to buy bologna and bread”.
“Yeah, I’m going to vote for the local Republicans like Ruckno, Haas and that singing fool Kelleher. Then a few weeks later I’ll see their asses on PCN at the Pennsylvania Society while we get ten buck an hour jobs”.
“After yesterdays Senate vote, I will never vote for any Republican on any level. The idiots in Washington who are fighting to protect the 1% would not have the ability to do so without local support. A baby Rattler has the same dangerous venom as his mama.”
Will there be a backlash locally from the Senate action? I don’t think it will have that big of an effect to make a difference, these e mails notwithstanding. But it can help anyone on the bubble trying to decide among a Democrat, an Independent or a Republican. The Dems win hands down.



Tom Leighton has finally used some part of his war chest to reach Wilkes Barre voters. Leighton sent out a mailer chronicling his achievements as well as a plug from Al Boscov. (You can see the mailers at the top of this edition. ) Political and media observers are surprised that Leighton has not yet spent money on Radio, TV, and billboards. He has instead been relying on signage and now mailers.


Lisa Cope has been running a schedule on WILK Radio. Her ad is effective and concise. She urges voters to choose the person, not the party.


If you look at the Times Leader, Betsy Summers is running on line advertisements.


At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, I agree that voting for local Republicans is giving support to the National GOP. You're absolutely correct that without the local Republican carrying their banner, the national Republican Party would be dead in the water. Last night, Bill Maher asked a simple question, "Would somebody please explain to me why working class people can support the Party that only concerns itself with the wealthy 1%? I saw an earlier post where County Council candidate Eugene Kellerher was heard to say he thinks the Wisconsin teachers are asking too much and get too much while at the same time he is a retired local teacher getting more in retirement than most people will ever earn. Hierocracy is alive and well in the local Republican Party. To quote Nancy Reagan, Just say no to Republicans..... or something like that.

At 3:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have said for a long time, and to you at lunch Dave, I will never vote for any republican for anything! I consider the party pure evil and pushing this country further down the tubes. I will vote for Obama even though I think he stinks as a President just because the alternative is unthinkable!!

At 6:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the GOP. They are the ones with God on their side arent they? The hell with those who propose solutions. The number one job is to see that OBama looks bad and accomplishes nothing. And God bless Mitch McConnell and the Ohio cryer. Great humanitarians and human being both!

At 10:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bleeding heart cry baby brigade is back out in force.

At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, I see: let's keep doing the same thing we always do. Maybe this time we'll get a different result.

I hope the GOP continues to block the foolish spending patterns of the past (by all concerned).

We need a reset - across the board.

At 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Doing Nothing Coherently
Divisive Nihilist Commies
Distracting Nobody Conscious
Demographically Neutering Constituents

We must OPTIMIZE Wilkes-Barre.

At 6:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People not party,,, Huh!
Thou speakest out of da both sides of yer mouth!!!!

At 8:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11::55's comments dont make sense to me. Please explain if you can.
I dont get it.

At 9:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The LuLac Edition #1824, November 5th, 2011":

Bill Maher is right. The idiot working class support the Republican fight to kill Sos Sec and Medicare...... How do you spell ***holes? Oh, I remember....

At 7:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to see soc sec and medicare abolished. If you can't take care of yourself then get out of the way for those who can.
I ask no one to care for me, and I expect no one to ask me to care for them.

At 8:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I think I know:

That anyone can shade an acronym's connotation to their own end.

-where's the professor?


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