The LuLac Edition #3185, April 7th, 2016
Bernie Sanders has won the last bunch of primaries but in a meeting with the New York Daily News, Sanders could not even articulate well on his signature issue, Wall Street corruption. It is true that there were elements of Wall Street that nearly brought the economy down but it wasn’t Sanders who was calling for investigations but rather guys like Representative Paul Kanjorski.
Sanders might be exciting people but a Sanders Presidency would intensify gridlock. Sanders needs 61 votes in the Senate to get anything done. He needs to have a working Majority in the House. The only shot he has at the Presidency is if Clinton falter.
And if Trump becomes the GOP nominee.
Bernie Sanders has a good message. It riles people up. Gives them hope. But notice Sanders is not promising change because you can't get change with rhetoric and a good speech.
If Sanders becomes President, it will be akin to a solitary old guy on the lawn at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue yelling, “Get off my lawn!!!”
They’ll block him at any turn.
The bright eyed idealists will get on with their lives stoking memories of their “movement”.
And the rest of us will have to deal with the mess.
Adlai Stevenson won the Democratic nomination again in 1956 and rather than take his previous running mate, Stevenson opened up the convention for the Veep stakes. It went three ballots and Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver became the choice. A first term Senator from New England made a bid but lost. His name was John F. Kennedy and he would be heard from four years later.
By the way, there were seven other serious candidates, Senators Albert Gore Senior, Clinton Anderson, Hubert Humphrey, Governors Frank Clement, Leroy Anderson, Luther Hodges and New York Mayor Robert Wagner.
That’s what you call a CONTESTED CONVENTION!
Hi Everyone. After speaking with my family and friends it is with a heavy heart we have decided to go ahead with a fundraiser scheduled several months ago. Let's be honest for those who know my honey Jim he would want us to go on with the party.
Next year I will be running for re-election as Recorder of Deeds. This summer as a member of the Democratic National Committee I will be attending the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia as a "Super Delegate". Makes it sound like I will be wearing spandex and a cape. Only around the house;)
I hope you are able to join us Friday. I promise it will be a great time. Lots of friends, munchies, beverage and with music by EJ the DJ. Brenda Bistocchi will be bartending so don't expect a quiet night between her and I. Most important there will be no boring speeches.
Please share this post to help me promote the event. I appreciate all you do to support me in my personal and political life. I have the greatest family and friends in the world. Thanks so much.
Love ya Peeps
However McGinty has the endorsement of the Presidency and the Vice President along with Governor Ed Rendell, Governor Tom Wolf and all the Pennsylvania power brokers. This may be part of McGinty’s problem with the polls. There are many Democrats who feel Sestak ran a good race against Toomey in 2010 and deserved another crack at him. Also in this year of the “outsider” many believe that the imprimatur of the establishment in Harrisburg and Philly might be more of a hindrance than a help.
The word is out that guys like Rendell will be touting McGinty even though he said this about Sestak’s stance on issues. Rendell, praised Sestak’s willingness to stake out positions in favor of cutting the debt through $1 of tax revenue for $2 of spending cuts (including the military). My man Ed said, “Our political discourse needs more of these truth-tellers, especially as others are so willing to demagogue the issue.”
Our buddy Wil Toole has been writing letters to the officials regarding issues important to him. He opined on FB this week about a note he sent to incumbent Pat Toomey. Here is his reaction:
Now I have NO doubt where us Senator Toomey stands on SS and Medicare. I sent him a letter a few weeks ago and this week I received his reply. His letter made it very clear that he strongly believes the only "fix" for SS and Medicare is to rip them apart. He sees the only answer as being rewrite both laws and he said clearly that taxes,even raising the SS tax to higher income brackets is not the answer. He is no doubt in favor of privatizing SS and killing Medicare just as Speaker Paul Ryan wants. FORMER NAVY ADMIRAL AND MEMBER OF CONGRESS JOE SESTKK IS THE ONLY CANDIDATE I TRUST TO PROTECT MY SS AND MEDICARE. If you live in Pennsylvania and are a registered Democrat, you have two choices for US Senate and I choose Joe Sistak. A retired 3 star Navy Admiral and a former Congressman, Sestek would have bet Toomey in the last election if the Powers within the Democrat Party hd helped him but he went it alone and came within a hair of winning........ THIS TIME, DON'T LISTEN TO THE BS, HE SERVED US AS AN ADMIRAL AND A CONGRESSMAN SO LET'S SEND HIM TO THE SENATE TO PROTECT OUR SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE.
VOTE J O E S E S T A K US Senate.
The debate will take place Monday April 18th starting 7PM.
Gary Perna, host of WYLN35’s “Topic A” will moderate the debate and candidate questions will be asked by WYLN35’s host of the political talk show “The Storm” Tiffany Cloud as well as by the editor of the LuLac Political Letter, David Yonki.
The winner of this Republican primary on April 26th will face off against incumbent Congressman Matt Cartwright (D) 17th PA in the November general election.
THE IRREGULARS HOST FORMER MAYOR LEIGHTON
Event: The Irregulars Think Tank Breakfast
Date: Saturday, April 9
Presenter: Former Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton
Topic: Reflections on Life as Mayor of City of Wilkes-Barre
Time: 9:00 A.M. (Doors open at 8:30)
Place: The Lakeside Skillet, Pole 279, Hwy 415, Harveys Lake
Cost: $13.00 per person
SUE HENRY’S SPECIAL EDITION
Tune in to Sue Henry's "Special Edition" this week as Sue recaps the week's news. Special Edition is heard Saturdays and Sunday on these Entercom stations, WILK FM Saturday at 2pm Sunday at 6 am on Froggy 101 Sunday at 7 am on The Sports Hub 102.3 Sunday at 7 am on K R Z 98.5 Sunday at noon on WILK FM 103.1.
Want to hear some great parodies on the news? Tune in to WILK Radio at 6:40 and 8:40 AM on Wednesdays. As Ralph Cramden used to say, “It’s a laugh riot!”
Tune in Wednesdays on WILK Radio for Karel on the Street. Hear some of the funniest and heartwarming comments on the issues of the day on Webster and Nancy with Karel Zubris.
The Doo-Wop Sock Hop can be heard every Sunday night from 6P to 9P on “105 The River (104.9 FM) Host is the incomparable Bobby V. www.105theriver.net www.doowopsockhop.net
A right-wing coup attempt is exposed in Laos…….Charles Manson is sentenced to death; in 1972, the sentence for all California Death Row inmates is commuted to life imprisonment…….Palestinians retreat from Amman to the north of Jordan……The People's Republic of Bangladesh forms, under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, at Mujibnagor……..Libya, Syria and Egypt sign an agreement to form a confederation……in Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp call for a comprehensive Sunshine Act in the state……in Luzerne County the anticipated rematch between incumbent DA Blythe Evans and Wilkes Barre Attorney Joseph Kasper continues. Evans beat Kasper in the ’67 primary and 45 years ago this week the number one song in LuLac land and America was “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night.
And this song was in the top 5 Soul charts by the Staple Family, “Heavy Makes You Happy”.