Daily Archives: October 13, 2012

Sun Telegraph Letter to Editor can’t sell message

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A letter to the editor in a Nebraska Rag seeks to rip into Republican candidate for Senate Deb Fischer for signing a pledge not to raise taxes and seeks to stoke fantasy fears of retreating women’s rights and more to attempt to convince Nebraskans to not vote for Bob Kerry, but vote against her.

The author of the letter is a long time Sidney, Nebraska resident who was a school teacher and later owner of the local radio station (KSIDradio.com), is somewhat out of touch with mainstream Nebraskans. Typically ok with raising taxes and “progress” as defined by the power elite, she believes that it is better to vote against someone rather than for them. Her tactics are typical of Democrats who facing the prospect of losing the white house are desparate to retain control of the Senate. Deb Fischer is certain to vote for repeal of ObamaCare and the thought of that, as well as a Senate in Republican hands has her apoplectic.

In the interest of fair disclosure, I used to live in that little Nebraska panhandle town and know the author quite well. As a somewhat public figure from her days in the radio biz, plus her outspoken support of really costly economic policies, I have gone up against her and her daughter on political issues more than once. I have written a response to her letter to the editor of the affected paper, and hope you will each forward the message to them and ask for your own equal time.

The U.S. needs a good Senator from Nebraska like Deb Fischer, not a Democratic retread with more dust on him that an Electrolux vacum bag. The fact alone that she could not express a reason to vote for former Senator Kerry is only indicative that we need to educate all within the sphere of influence of the Sidney Sun Telegraph that reason begins with thoughfulness and purpose. Let’s help Nebraska vote for the right candidate. Vote Deb Fischer November 6th in Nebraska.

Letter to editor Response

A counter to insanity

Editor,

Ibbs Young’s standard Democratic motif of fear and defame should not be an excuse for defining a solid choice for U. S. Senate. Bob Kerry is a war hero, but let’s face it, his time has come and gone and Nebraskan’s to look to where the butter goes as one of the points in selecting their next Senator.

When Ben Nelson voted against Nebraska and for the Affordable Health Care Act, I pledged to do everything I could to thwart his attempt at trying to convince Nebraskans that his Cornhusker kickback was anything that was going to benefit those in the western half of the state. I was even attacked personally by the Senator, who in doing so, both acknowledged and failed to account for himself in trying to justify the 1.7 trillion dollar tax on Americans.

When Nelson announced his retirement, I was excited. When the Dems selected Bob Kerry as their pick, I wasn’t worried about conservative prospects to elect him. Nebraska is a relatively conservative state and the tide has turned more so since ObamaCare was shoved down our throats in 2009.

In the face of mounting evidence that Kerry no longer has the staying power to win under these conditions, dutiful democrats such as Ibbs Young resort to fear and defame tactics. Here is some news for Mrs. Young: Kerry is going to lose, and lose big.

In her letter to the Sun Telegraph, Young using things like “forsake her own gender.” Since when is it the responsibility of a Senator to legislate based on gender?  It doesn’t, or shouldn’t work that way, Ibbs, and frankly as a seasoned citizen, you should use what little wisdom you have accrued over the years in promoting the better ideal, not the utopia one. There is no way any Congress, nor President in today’s world will ” set women’s issues and the hard fight for women’s rights back 50 years…”

The needs of the country to put people back to work, to add more people to the middle class and thus increase the number of tax payers will dominate the next four years. It is unlikely that Republicans will squander their political capital on forcing ideological narcissism down the throats of the American people as was done in 2009 and 2010 when her dear Democratic party had the chance to create jobs, but chose to raise taxes on her grandchildren instead.

In the end, Mrs. Young is representative of an old guard of Democrats and Republicans who believe in diatribe and obfuscation to land political points. Her brand of progress is to enable the financial enslavement of the poor, the reward of the labor unions (which she was a member of as a teacher), and the expansion of the government to fulfill the promises she feels the government “needs to do.”

As a teacher Mrs. Young should be familiar with the Constitution. The founders really had a good thought there to make it a living breathing, amendable document. They enumerated many powers and reserved all other powers to the several states. We need politicians in Washington and in the states to live up to those ideals, not hers. Deb Fischer is a much better reflection of the values of Nebraska than is Bob Kerry. To Mr. Kerry, it is truly unfortunate that the DNC sought to dust him off and force him through such embarrassment. It is likewise laughable that Mrs. Young could not offer one reason to vote for him. All she could do is to rip on the other party. A lesson well learned from listening to her buddies in the Democratic Party and the “media.”

Peggy Noonan Op. Ed. piece long-winded, but brilliant

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Peggy Noonan penned a piece in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal as a means to show both VP candidates as a contrast between too many factors. Whether age, physical attributes, experience or yada, yada, yada; the attempt to show there are plenty of metaphysical differences was not lost in the actual facts of the piece:

Once you get beyond the overlengthy setup, Noonan gets to the heart of the matter. In essence, Joe Biden came off as the bitter, dismissive old man and Paul Ryan came off as the kid who figured out that he didn’t have to believe everything the old folks tell you.

The piece, although long-winded in the setup, does a good job or showing how each man helped and hurt his cause. She does indicate that with President Obama’s poor showing at the first debate, there was at least more emphasis on Biden needing to strike a blow to build the spirits of the left wing support bastion. Ryan, on the other hand needed to press his points and try to make gains with the shrinking undecided voter pool, with women and even some moderate dems who felt left out by the last four years’ policies.

The biggest take away from the debate was Biden’s derisive and disrespectful tone. Rather than seeming to correct, he seemed to bully Ryan, who, like the aforementioned teenager who realizes they can stand on their own choices fought back, but still maintained an aire of dignity and respect.

Biden was, well, Biden and in the end he offered more questions than answers, particularly on foreign policy, where he seemed to throw the entire foreign service under a taliban bus full of fertilizer. I agree with Noonan’s assessment, but think she doesn’t go far enough. Biden’s derision of Ryan isn’t an isolated attack. It is symptomatic of the entire approach liberal democrats have to everyone to the right of them. They snicker, sneer, obfuscate the truth and paint broad strokes designed to create fear in minority groups as a pretext to keep people in poverty and the lower middle class.

This election will come down to a couple states in the end. It is a shame that this is the case, because the truth of the matter is the Democratic path to prosperity is paved with the bones of this nation’s past. Noonan does a good job describing the encapsulation of this, but it will take much more to drive the point home before close of business November 6th. Below is a link to the piece and I recommend you read and forward via facebook and twitter.

WJS piece