GOP Senate hopefuls call for change

GOP Senate hopefuls call for change

There are 33 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Aug 6, 2010, titled GOP Senate hopefuls call for change. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Pat Hackmer is a self-described "cool grandmother." She won't disclose her age, but she says in all her years, she's never seen anything quite like this -- a Republican primary for the 3rd Middlesex District Senate seat.

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Joe in Chelmsford

Lynn, MA

#22 Aug 7, 2010
Squirrel wrote:
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Those aren't comments. I remember this story. I don't think quoting an article constitutes a vicious attack. The article was written because Sandi was angry that the State GOP chair did an interview with Bay Windows, a GLBT newspaper.
Again this is misrepresentation and spinning. I am talking about the chosen name the person used (which I refuse to repeat) and not any story. It is inappropriiate, nasty and indicative of Mr. Dahlberg's angry supporters. I wonder about ther anger and bitterness of the attacks.
Fred

Hanscom Afb, MA

#23 Aug 7, 2010
Um, Go Eric, Mr. Dahlberg had agreed to speak at the rally (which you disgracefully referred to using the name of a perverted sex act) and only changed his mind when he saw someone on the guest list he didn't like. And that person *wasn't* Sandi, with whom he agreed to appear.

The actions of you and your ilk, alienating a significant swath of the party with this kind of reprehensible behavior, are really stupid. Susan Fargo will be laughing at us all the way to her relection party.

Jennifer Nassour, take note. You brought this upon us.
Barbara

Haverhill, MA

#24 Aug 7, 2010
Sandi was one of the few speakers who did not withdraw from the Lexington rally just because another speaker might be controversial. Thank you, Sandi, for respecting our freedom of speech! She is not afraid to appear on the podium with someone who disagrees with her. Because not everything was to his liking, Dahlberg took his ball and went home. This is not a professional or mature way to handle adversity.
Stan

Frederick, MD

#25 Aug 7, 2010
Eric told Chelmsord Tom Christiano that he supported cutting the sales tax to 3%. He said he would support it if it got on the ballot. Tom asked him if he meant to support it knowing it would mean a lot less local aide for town services and Dahlberg said ...... YES. Now, according to what he said in debate he doesn't understand the ballot question. You said you want it to be 3% even though it will raise property taxes. Huh? Flip flopin' scum.

Eric, a leader? NO.
RinoDoll

Newton Upper Falls, MA

#26 Aug 8, 2010
Shaq would not vote for Dahlberg. Ever heard him talk?
And, as for Dahlberg's support of the homosexual agenda, there is a simple reason the voters in the Commonwealth have not been permitted to vote on the issue. Like California,the majority of eligible voters would overturn Maggie Marshall's decision. But wait. Our democratic legislature doesn't care what the voters think.
Yes, Dahlberg is a RINO. A vote for Dahlberg is a vote for more Fargo.
Right on Jennifer

Cobalt, CT

#27 Aug 8, 2010
Fred wrote:
The actions of you and your ilk, alienating a significant swath of the party with this kind of reprehensible behavior, are really stupid.
So you're saying a significant swath of the Republican party is racist and homophobic? Maybe the real problem is that your kind are alienating the rest of America. Eric is exactly what Ms. Nassour wanted - it's time to get rid of Crazy Sandi and her "special" volunteers once and for all.
Stan

Frederick, MD

#28 Aug 8, 2010
Does Sandi lie? Does Eric lie?

Does Sandi change her 'principles' to find votes?
Does Eric change his 'principles' to find votes?

Does Sandi district shop to run for office?
Does Eric district shop to run for office?

Has Sandi put into action her ideas for her hometown?
Has Eric put into action his ideas for his new hometown?

Has Sandi raised children and put down roots here?
Has Eric raised children and put down roots here?

Have Sandi's actions been compromised by taking money?
Have Eric's actions been compromised by taking money?

Eric made many promises when he asked us to be our selectman. As I see it, he has been unable or unwilling to live up to the standards he set for himself. One last question - Why should you trust his judgment again?
Laurie in Chelmsford

Framingham, MA

#29 Aug 8, 2010
Right on Jennifer wrote:
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So you're saying a significant swath of the Republican party is racist and homophobic? Maybe the real problem is that your kind are alienating the rest of America. Eric is exactly what Ms. Nassour wanted - it's time to get rid of Crazy Sandi and her "special" volunteers once and for all.
Since Ms. Nassour told us at many events that she is pro-life how can Mr. Dahlberg be exactly what she wants??
Fred

Chesterfield, MO

#30 Aug 9, 2010
So people of faith are "racist and homophobic", Right on Jennifer? How does viciously insulting those with whom you disagree represent tolerance?

The only people hurling insults in this campaign are the Dahlberg supporters. That tells you something.
Get the Facts

Bristol, VT

#31 Aug 9, 2010
Joe in Chelmsford wrote:
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The vicious attacks continue. What a hideous name you have chosen. Why do you have so much vitriol? You have a personal problem based upon your comments; it is seething out of you. If these are the people Mr. Dahlberg attracts to him I feel bad for him.
Sandi was photographed working with someone who blames gay people for the Holocaust? And that doesn't bother you??!!

I have lived in Chelmsford for over 20 years and know a lot about her - she is an extremist who does not belong in our state government.

Unfortunately, there are no great choices in this election. I'm not a big fan of Susan Fargo either and I believe that Eric has done nothing as a selectman and doesn't deserve to be elected to state office either. But Sandi is the one who scares me most out of the bunch.
Joe in Chelmsford

Lynn, MA

#32 Aug 10, 2010
Get the Facts wrote:
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Sandi was photographed working with someone who blames gay people for the Holocaust? And that doesn't bother you??!!
I have lived in Chelmsford for over 20 years and know a lot about her - she is an extremist who does not belong in our state government.
Unfortunately, there are no great choices in this election. I'm not a big fan of Susan Fargo either and I believe that Eric has done nothing as a selectman and doesn't deserve to be elected to state office either. But Sandi is the one who scares me most out of the bunch.
I also know Mrs. Martinez well. She is not an extremist no matter how many times it is said!

I can't believe your comment about the woman in the picture you keep referring to. I believe you are distorting the facts because you don't like what she said.

As for extremist in our state government there are many there already when you see the bills that are passed that spend our tax dollars and force mountains of regulations on us, driving away business and our neighbors. This is the true extremism we should be worried about.

I like Mrs. Martinez's positions on the issues of taxes, spending and regulations. Sen Fargo's positions are extreme - voting to raise taxes, increase spending, and smother business under regulation during a major recession. Mr. Dahlberg keeps changing his positions so much I can't keep track of them.
Get the Facts

Bristol, VT

#33 Aug 11, 2010
Joe in Chelmsford wrote:
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I also know Mrs. Martinez well. She is not an extremist no matter how many times it is said!
I can't believe your comment about the woman in the picture you keep referring to. I believe you are distorting the facts because you don't like what she said.
As for extremist in our state government there are many there already when you see the bills that are passed that spend our tax dollars and force mountains of regulations on us, driving away business and our neighbors. This is the true extremism we should be worried about.
I like Mrs. Martinez's positions on the issues of taxes, spending and regulations. Sen Fargo's positions are extreme - voting to raise taxes, increase spending, and smother business under regulation during a major recession. Mr. Dahlberg keeps changing his positions so much I can't keep track of them.
DId the woman who she is photographed with (and must be helping in her campaign) say that gay people were responsible for the holocaust? IF that is a fact then it really bothers me. Whether you are for or against same-sex marriage to blame gay people for the holocaust is pure hate. The holocaust happened because the Nazi's hated certain groups of people - jews, gays, people with special needs etc..- and believed they were the cause of all of the problems in this world.

If this women did not make that statement then I have no problem. But if she did - it is a big problem for me that Sandi associates with her.

Ms. Martinez has a fiscally conservative position - against taxes etc..- but she espouses that same rhetoric of cutting taxes without talking about how you fund the services which would be cut as a result. I realize there is waste in government but let's be specific about what you would cut, a dollar amount of what you would save and what are the consequences or benefits of the cut? We can't take any more cuts to local aid and that is a HUGE portion of the budget. If you don't cut local aid, are you going to cut services to the needy, the court system, infrastructure maintenance? The list goes on of the services government provides. I know you would probably say patronage positions, streamline services, etc... But EXACTLY how much will that save?

And where is the proof that tax cuts will actually work to create jobs? Most economists say that cutting taxes in recession is not the way to go. Our state can't function with a deficit so how can we fund the vital services we need at this crucial time?

She is extremist in my view on her social positions. She can live her life how she wants to but she seems to want to tell others how to live theirs and that I don't like that.

I also watch her talk show and it bothers me that she never brings on anyone who disagrees with her. If she has good ideas that can stand on their own why doesn't she ever discuss or debate with others who disagree her!
sally

Salem, MA

#34 Aug 11, 2010
always vote for the woman, they will work harder and are more honest

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