Shuster wins in Pa.'s 9th

Shuster wins in Pa.'s 9th

There are 26 comments on the Public Opinion story from Nov 2, 2010, titled Shuster wins in Pa.'s 9th. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R- Hollidaysburg, easily won his sixth full term in Congress.

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really

Geigertown, PA

#1 Nov 3, 2010
Why is it that the PO feels it necessary to shut down whatever Topix topic they want without any kind of basis or merit? I was following posts on another story where Shuster said they can't repeal Healthcare reform due to veto, but they can stall things. I didn't see a history of cursing or derogatory remarks and it didn't seem to be out of hand yet it was shut down. I think they've found a way to recuse themselves of tedering on freedom of speech infringements. If they simply don't like something, they shut it down altogether so other's don't know they are picking and choosing. All they want is their view to be shown. I'm all in favor of removing posts that are derogatory and in bad taste but, that thread only had 5 or 6 posts. You can bet if it was a democratic victory and story the Republicans would have carte blanc to say what they want. Why even bother to offer this service to your paying customers, advertisers, and online viewers if you're going to take away good freedom of speech? Seriously, get rid of the bad crap, but don't shut it down because you don't want to deal with 5 or 6 posts. I think I'll cancel my subscription.
Embedded Citizen

Hagerstown, MD

#2 Nov 3, 2010
Wow, Conners seems be a very sore loser.
If you only spent "$2,500 on television and nothing on yard signs", what did you expect?
Just clean up the spilled milk, Bill.
Mr Silence Dogood

Mercersburg, PA

#3 Nov 3, 2010
Connors isn't being very graceful about it, but he's right. The way things are here, no Democrat will ever be able to beat Shuster. The only way we'll get rid of him is to have another Republican take him out in the primary. I was really disappointed that nobody challenged him back in the spring. There are plenty of things in his record for Republicans not to like, between the votes for bailouts, the pork, and the shady ethics. A halfway decent conservative who called him out on his shortcomings could easily knock him out in 2012. Let the search for a candidate begin...
IgnoreDave

Carlisle, PA

#4 Nov 3, 2010
Conners should explain specifically what lies were told by the Shusters since he made the claim.
IgnoreDave

Carlisle, PA

#5 Nov 3, 2010
Mr Silence Dogood wrote:
Connors isn't being very graceful about it, but he's right. The way things are here, no Democrat will ever be able to beat Shuster. The only way we'll get rid of him is to have another Republican take him out in the primary. I was really disappointed that nobody challenged him back in the spring. There are plenty of things in his record for Republicans not to like, between the votes for bailouts, the pork, and the shady ethics. A halfway decent conservative who called him out on his shortcomings could easily knock him out in 2012. Let the search for a candidate begin...
I think you would find some support for your idea of a candidate for the primary but you need a viable candidate. Many dislike dynasties, and the way he was slid into the position by Bud, as well as those of us who dislike career politicians.
Mr Silence Dogood

Mercersburg, PA

#6 Nov 3, 2010
Another thing- if we're lucky, they'll combine Shuster's district with Murtha's old one and stick Franklin County in with Todd Platts. That way, Shuster would have to get reelected on unfamiliar turf and would probably lose. I know his buddy Alloway will do everything he can to keep Billy Boy tied to Franklin County, but they might not have a choice. Take Franklin County away from Shuster, and all his toadie friends here like Bob Thomas, Dave Keller, Rich Alloway, and Jeff Connor, and he's dead meat.
LIL JOHN

Landisburg, PA

#7 Nov 3, 2010
Mr Silence Dogood wrote:
Another thing- if we're lucky, they'll combine Shuster's district with Murtha's old one and stick Franklin County in with Todd Platts. That way, Shuster would have to get reelected on unfamiliar turf and would probably lose. I know his buddy Alloway will do everything he can to keep Billy Boy tied to Franklin County, but they might not have a choice. Take Franklin County away from Shuster, and all his toadie friends here like Bob Thomas, Dave Keller, Rich Alloway, and Jeff Connor, and he's dead meat.
Wow --- why not just employ the black panthers to regulate voters at the polling sites?

''This (voter) registration is lopsided," Conners said. "This should never be permitted to happen."''

BAWLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL !!!!!!!!!!

Let's see now , what are you gong to do with Philadelphia and Pittsburgh -- I would guess the registration is ok with you at those two places???
Mr Silence Dogood

Mercersburg, PA

#8 Nov 3, 2010
LIL JOHN wrote:
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Wow --- why not just employ the black panthers to regulate voters at the polling sites?
''This (voter) registration is lopsided," Conners said. "This should never be permitted to happen."''
BAWLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL !!!!!!!!!!
Let's see now , what are you gong to do with Philadelphia and Pittsburgh -- I would guess the registration is ok with you at those two places???
I'm sorry, what are you trying to say?

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#9 Nov 3, 2010
Scarier than black panthers: scorpions. Sersiously! Pinching AND stinging? That's hardly fair...

Since: May 09

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#10 Nov 3, 2010
LIL JOHN wrote:
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BAWLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL !!!!!!!!!!
He wants you to pass him the BAWLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!

He's open.
LIL JOHN

Landisburg, PA

#11 Nov 3, 2010
Mr Silence Dogood wrote:
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I'm sorry, what are you trying to say?
You heard me!
Squeddle

United States

#12 Nov 3, 2010
LIL JOHN wrote:
You heard me!
No one can hear typed text on a screen.
anon

Carlisle, PA

#13 Nov 3, 2010
Can't question the numbers. Now that the Republicans have control of the house, we will have a balanced budget by the end of the year.

Since: May 09

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#14 Nov 3, 2010
anon wrote:
Can't question the numbers. Now that the Republicans have control of the house, we will have a balanced budget by the end of the year.
I would bet you on that. I'm not a betting man, but man... I'd bet on that.
anon

Carlisle, PA

#15 Nov 3, 2010
Effington wrote:
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I would bet you on that. I'm not a betting man, but man... I'd bet on that.
That's what the Republican ticket was. Controlled spending with no tax increases. Controlled spending to me means a balanced budget. I'm hoping they can make their promise come true. We haven't had a balanced budget since Clinton.

Since: May 09

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#16 Nov 3, 2010
anon wrote:
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That's what the Republican ticket was. Controlled spending with no tax increases. Controlled spending to me means a balanced budget. I'm hoping they can make their promise come true. We haven't had a balanced budget since Clinton.


I think the great thing about promising "controlled spending" is that it doesn't really promise anything. Extend tax cuts? Slash budgets? OK - but that doesn't mean balanced budget. Not by a long shot. And it's certainly not possible when you consider the wars, the recession, unemployment, the stimulus bills... and that doesn't even consider healthcare reform or social security.

Look, when times are tough, the party in power loses. ALWAYS. It happened to the republicans in 2006 and 2008, and now it's happening to the democrats. And you know, this is a great time for the GOP, but if things don't get better by 2012, it's not gonna be good for them.

Clinton balanced the budget during a period prosperity for this country - a budget that was seriously in bad shape from the Reagan presidency. But people forget, Bush dug us into a huge hole with the tax cuts AND the wars. That was a time of prosperity too though, when that didn't seem so bad at the time.

Right now the economy is effed. It doesn't matter who's in charge. But you can be sure that whoever is gets blamed come election time when the economy sucks.
Dan the Man

Duncannon, PA

#17 Nov 3, 2010
anon wrote:
Can't question the numbers. Now that the Republicans have control of the house, we will have a balanced budget by the end of the year.
This is sarcasm, right?
LIL JOHN

Landisburg, PA

#18 Nov 3, 2010
Effington wrote:
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I think the great thing about promising "controlled spending" is that it doesn't really promise anything. Extend tax cuts? Slash budgets? OK - but that doesn't mean balanced budget. Not by a long shot. And it's certainly not possible when you consider the wars, the recession, unemployment, the stimulus bills... and that doesn't even consider healthcare reform or social security.
Look, when times are tough, the party in power loses. ALWAYS. It happened to the republicans in 2006 and 2008, and now it's happening to the democrats. And you know, this is a great time for the GOP, but if things don't get better by 2012, it's not gonna be good for them.
Clinton balanced the budget during a period prosperity for this country - a budget that was seriously in bad shape from the Reagan presidency. But people forget, Bush dug us into a huge hole with the tax cuts AND the wars. That was a time of prosperity too though, when that didn't seem so bad at the time.
Right now the economy is effed. It doesn't matter who's in charge. But you can be sure that whoever is gets blamed come election time when the economy sucks.
Are you now manufacrturing GOP promises?

What they said is they want to take spending levels back to 08 levels!

With two wars , katrina , the 911 Attack and a recession when he entered office , bush had a debt of 5 trillion after 8 years in office

On the other hand Obama has been office for ''19 months'' and amassed his own debt of 3.7 trillion! Another 600 billion was added to that just today!

Since: May 09

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#20 Nov 4, 2010
LIL JOHN wrote:
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Are you now manufacrturing GOP promises?
What they said is they want to take spending levels back to 08 levels!
I was just repeating what anon said. I figured you guys were the GOP experts.

As for 2008 levels of spending, maybe I should remind you of a few things:

-President Bush signed into the law the Trouble Assets Relief Program on October 3, 2008, but was not on budget until 2009. Probably the most successful GOP campaign was convincing American's that TARP was all Obama's doing. That's the price you pay for incumbency.

-In 2008 we still had two very expensive wars raging - and the Iraq war is winding down. We should expect some decrease in spending related to that conflict.

Finally...

2008 US Federal Discretionary Spending:$1.114 Trillion

2010 US Federal Discretionary Spending:$1.368 Trillion

That does not take inflation into account. The biggest increase in those two years was on infrastructure and renewable energy spending.

In my opinion, the only practical way to get the debt situation under control is to raise taxes - even modestly. But, that won't happen.
anon

Carlisle, PA

#21 Nov 4, 2010
Dan the Man wrote:
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This is sarcasm, right?
No. It's what they promised.

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