Send This Man to Congress

 

Republican Tea Party candidate Allen West is so fantastic! Such a man of character and principle! I really hope he wins Florida’s 22nd congressional seat. It is a crying shame that I can’t vote for him. We need people like him in Congress. Please 22nd district, go Republican! Do not let Allen West get away.

 

 

 

Reactions: Strange, Affirming, Problematic

This is strange! A book being thrown at Pres. Obama in Obama loving Philly! Whoever did it, had to be a non Philadelphian. The appearance of the President and Vice President Joe Biden was big excitement for the city and surrounding suburbs. This Democrat rally was emceed by Philly area congressional Rep. Bob Brady. Senator Bob Casey, Dan Onorato, Democratic candidate for Senator, Joe Sestak also spoke at the rally. If you are wondering, I watched most of the rally on C-SPAN.

I don’t have any problem with the Pres. going about igniting his base. I have no argument with him telling young people to vote and not stay home. I am totally non-partisan and affirming when it comes to exercising one’s right to vote regardless of political party affiliation.  Every U.  S. citizen age 18 or older and not incarcerated should be registered  and voting in all major November elections, midterm, off-year, and primary elections.

Now I do find Pres. Obama saying that the Republicans hope the blacks stay home to be problematic. Mr. President, this black woman will be voting on Tuesday, November 2nd and my vote will not be going to Democrats. So please Mr. President, stop that stereotypical thinking of black people as a monolith.

Random Thoughts on Past and Present Election Climates

It is less than one month before the November elections. Things are getting fever pitched and extremely nasty as the Democratic and Republican candidates battle each other in these last few weeks for victory.  The political climate was rather awful around this time in 2008. I had to be careful about telling people about my Republican choices.

The 2010 elections are a referendum on the Obama administration and not just Democratic elected officials but possibly incumbents of both political parties. Locally and nationally, people like Al Sharpton are motivating young voters not to stay home on election day in November, because there is indication that some have become disheartened and see the Obama administration as “same old same old.”

Different pollsters are coming out of the woodwork. If the results are anything like they were in the final weeks of the 2008 presidential election, they are going to be all over the place. As I remember, Zogby and Harris pollsters got it wrong along with lesser known pollsters. Some could not even call the presidential race and had Sen. John McCain and the Pres. at a dead heat, while others had given the election to Sen. McCain. Rasmussen pollsters were the most accurate. They called it for Barack Obama.

The last midterm election was in 2006, the year I went conservative and the rest of the country returned to the Democratic Party. I voted Republican except for one state level candidate. Everyone including the state Democrat lost. In 2008, I voted for John McCain, although initially, my heart was with Mike Huckabee. I voted straight Republican and saw some Republican victories at the state level.

I am very much in Pat Toomey’s corner for Arlen’s Specter’s Senate seat and Tom Corbett for Governor. My congresswoman is Allyson Schwartz. I stop voting for her in 2006. Her district includes my borough of Lansdale along with portions of Philly. Because of Democratic Philly, she will most likely be elected again.

I am not much into what is happening in other states, except for an Allen West Congressional victory in Florida. I have routed for Meg Whitman, but now, her  becoming California’s next Governor looks like a lost cause. I think Christine O’Donnell’s Senate candidacy in Delaware is also a lost cause. But coming from this novice, I could be wrong.  In any case, come Tuesday, November 2, I will be casting my votes. I hope you will be casting your votes too!

It is More About Incumbency

Bob Gorrell Cartoon

It is somewhat about congressional Democrats, but do you not think it is more about congressional incumbents worrying about their jobs? Here in my state of Pennsylvania, the primary voters gave the heave-ho to senior Senator, Republican, recently returned Democrat, Sen. Arlen Specter.  During my Democrat years, he was the one Republican who always received my vote. If he had remained Republican, I would not have voted for him in the primary. But if he had won, I would have voted for him against the Democrat challenger which we all know now is Joe Sestak.

Other incumbents are getting the heave-ho at the primary level. Rep. Caroline Cheeks Kilpatrick of Michigan’s 13th District got it a few days ago. And then, remember Utah primary voters retired Republican incumbent, Sen. Bob Bennett back in the spring. I just hope we do not get too carried away with dumping incumbents and voting for the likes of Democrat, Alvin Greene into either House of Congress. On the Republican side, there is Basil Marceaux who just lost his bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Tennessee. He actually received positive promotions from Hot Air and Red State. I do not want Mr./Ms. Average  or Mr./Ms. Below Average representing me in Congress.  At least replace the incumbents with smart people. Yes, the Democrats do have something to worry about concerning  re-election, but I think they and the Republicans share the bigger incumbency worry.