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GOP eyes comeback for New England House seats

There are 70 comments on the Kansas City Star story from Apr 28, 2010, titled GOP eyes comeback for New England House seats. In it, Kansas City Star reports that:

New England Republicans, dismissed as a vanishing breed after a string of congressional losses, are now thinking comeback.Tapping a deep vein of voter discontent over the economy, jobs and President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the GOP has a reasonable shot at capturing a handful of House races in the six-state region."I think people are ...

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Seeking truth

Evansville, IN

#65 May 1, 2010
JRobert wrote:
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Grow up, Troll
Grow up, jackass troll.
JRobert

Waukegan, IL

#66 May 1, 2010
Seeking truth wrote:
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Grow up, jackass troll.
Ooooh, the Troll is touchy.
Seeking truth

Evansville, IN

#67 May 1, 2010
JRobert wrote:
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Ooooh, the Troll is touchy.
brain fart
CTPati

Gales Ferry, CT

#68 May 5, 2010
A Nnoyed wrote:
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http://schiffforsenate.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =VJcMrOpeFWEXX
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I don't do party primaries....
If he gets the nod to be the candidate I'll be chucking in a bit of cash. It's tight in the Nnoyed household this year.
He's been on the radio a lot recently and his ties to Ron Paul will hopefully help.
I really hope he does it.
The problem is that Schiff is getting no support from the Republican 'powers that be,' who want more of the status quo, and their GOOD OLD BOY network power, which Schiff is definitely not on board for!

Please join the Independence Caucus (free, all volunteer network of common sense Americans)---which definitely needs more good grassroots folks working to help replace the "compromised incumbents"---especially in states like NY!

Please spread the word about ICaucus, to like-minded friends who believe in "Limited government" the Constitution, and candidates with INTEGRITY and PRINCIPLES!

www.icaucus.org
CTPati

Gales Ferry, CT

#69 May 5, 2010
In Sunday's CT Post (of a few weeks ago) was a superbly written opinion piece (letter to Jim Himes) written by Robert W. MacGuffie (a leader of the grassroots movement in CT). I recommend reading and pondering the entire letter at the link below.

Here is an excerpt from the beginning:

"In defense of a nation that is slipping away"

..."The United States of America was founded as a Constitutional republic with the adoption of the Constitution. As we all know, the states which created the federal government did so reluctantly and enumerated limited powers to the federal government, reserving all other powers not enumerated to the states and the people.

"Make no mistake about it, Congressman, our movement vociferously objects to the relentless advance of federal power at the expense of the states and their citizens -- that is the central driver of this movement."...

www.ctpost.com/opinion/article/In-defense-of-...
CTPati

Gales Ferry, CT

#70 May 6, 2010
We have some excellent conservative Republican candidates in Connecticut. One of my favorites, seeking the Republican nomination for the 4th congressional district (Fairfield County) is Rick Torres. Rick has earned the endorsement of the Independence Caucus ( www.icaucus.org ).

Here is an excerpt from a letter that candidate Rick Torres submitted (as a reply to a Frank Rich column of March 28 "The Rage Is Not About Health Care") to the NYT.

"No, It Is Not About Health Care" by Rick Torres

..."The grass-roots Tea Party movement, and the conservatives and libertarians in the Republican Party, have made it abundantly clear from what we want to take our country back: the tyrannical growing government. America was founded on the ideals of Liberty — an inalienable right of an individual to be free from coercion by others. It is to secure this right that the government is instituted among us. The Founders knew that governments tended to grow and overreach, and to usurp power. It is to protect us from such a government that the Framers gave us the Constitution enumerating limited federal powers. This is why it is so important to demand that the government adheres to the Constitution. This is why the government has been circumventing the Constitution.

"For the first 140 years of our nation’s existence, from 1776 to 1916, the non-defense federal spending amounted to just over 1% of the GDP — one percent! During that period of time, the United States had grown from a nascent, marginal country to the world’s economic and military superpower. In 1916, the federal government was spending some $147 per person — in today’s dollars! Ushering in the Progressive Era, Woodrow Wilson increased the non-defense federal spending to 10% of the GDP. Calvin Coolidge, perhaps the last of our Founder-like presidents, rolled this spending back to under 2.5%. It has been rising ever since. Today, it is at whopping 22.5% of the GDP. Again, excluding spending on the national defense. And before Obamacare.

"With all its bloated, unconstitutional programs, Big Government is tramping on our liberty and hampering our prosperity, all the while trapping millions in perpetual poverty. Indeed, to fund itself, the government is first confiscating our wealth, and the wealth of the most successful [productive, entrepreneurial, lucky, greedy — whatever your point of view may be] members of the society — making sure that they create fewer jobs for the rest of us, invest into fewer enterprises, and deliver fewer ingenious products and innovations to us all. Then, having paid itself and its political allies, the government uses the left-over money to reward people for doing a poor job, or for not working at all. The liberals and Big Government like to congratulate themselves on the fine work they do on behalf of the 'underprivileged,' whoever a latest victim group might be. But in fact, all they do is remove an incentive for people to help themselves, to succeed and prosper — keeping them enslaved on government 'largesse,' in perpetuity. Frederick Douglass said,'People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.' Booker T. Washington said,'Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.' He also said,'No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.' It is the liberals and their patronizing, profoundly racist policies that have led to an utter destruction of the black family and community. By contrast, it is our side who want to welcome everybody into the liberty and prosperity of the free-market capitalism."...
Billy Ringo

United States

#71 May 6, 2010
How many R's are there now in the entire NE? 0, 1, 2? So, if the R's pick up 1 or 2 seats, they will call it a tremendous victory.

Trouble they have in the NE is that the more educated a voter is, the more likely it is that they vote D.

So - if you're stupid you vote for the R's. If you are smart, you vote D.
CTPati

Farmington, CT

#72 May 14, 2010
No, if you believe in BIG GOVERNMENT, taking more and more of the "fruits of the labors" of OTHERS---"wealth redistribution" iow, then you vote D.

If you are a RESPONSIBLE, hardworking TAXPAYER, who wants prosperity and opportunity for ALL, NOT government confiscation and taking away LIBERTIES, then you vote for *conservative* Republicans!
Billy Ringo

United States

#73 May 17, 2010
CTPati wrote:
No, if you believe in BIG GOVERNMENT, taking more and more of the "fruits of the labors" of OTHERS---"wealth redistribution" iow, then you vote D.
If you are a RESPONSIBLE, hardworking TAXPAYER, who wants prosperity and opportunity for ALL, NOT government confiscation and taking away LIBERTIES, then you vote for *conservative* Republicans!
Except, it was a RETHUGLICAN administration that expanded the size of the government to historic highs.

Thamks, Shrub.

You see, all that "small government" bullchit is just that - bullchit.
CTPati

Marlborough, CT

#74 Jun 21, 2010
Here is some excellent news (announced officially today by the secretary of state of CT), for the PEOPLE!:

"Schiff, Merkle, Torres get on primary ballots"

HARTFORD -- "Peter Schiff, the Weston financial analyst, will be on the Aug. 10 primary ballot for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz announced Monday.

"During a news conference in the Capitol, she said that local registrars through the state said he gathered more than 8,600 signatures.
Also, Rob Merkle and Rick Torres qualified to run in the 4th Congressional District Republican primary against state Sen Dan Debicella, R-Shelton, the endorsed candidate.

"Mark Greenberg also qualified to run a 5th Congressional District primary against Republican state Sen. Sam S.F. Caligiuri of Waterbury"....

www.ctpost.com/news/article/Schiff-Merkle-Tor...

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