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ELECTION: One Smith vote outweighs all his others

Letter by Richard M. Radford, Steilacoom on Sep. 13, 2010 at 2:59 pm | 14 Comments »
September 13, 2010 2:59 pm

A recent letter pointed out that Adam Smith’s voting record is very different from his rhetoric, and that is quite true: Smith is the most liberal member of the Washington delegation, based on that record.

Even even if Smith voted in every case the way he advertises himself, he would still cast one vote that nullified all his others: the vote for Nancy Pelosi to be speaker of the House. She sets the legislative agenda. She is the gatekeeper of what bills make it to the floor for a vote, resulting in only the most radical legislation being available for consideration. She seems to know no limit to how much taxpayer money can be spent.

Between Pelosi’s radicalism and Smith’s dissimulation, it is vital to make a change in November.

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