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Letter by James D. Petersen, Lakewood on Nov. 2, 2010 at 11:31 am with 19 Comments »
November 2, 2010 11:31 am

Re: “Your vote counts – especially in this election” (TNT, 11-2).

You try very hard to appear to be “fair and balanced,” to borrow a phrase from FOX News. Occasionally, something slips by that reveals your true political leanings.

You encourage people to get out to vote in swing districts or we could “see seats shift from Democratic to Republican control, with potentially fateful consequences for state government.”

Fateful for whom, you and the Democrats?

Leave a comment Comments → 19
  1. Good one.

  2. It would change things all righty, and I thought we were in favor of hope and change!

  3. And yes, I did mean all “righty.” Couldn’t resist.

  4. Sozo – or is it change we can live with.

  5. Sumner401 says:

    Fateful is really ‘disastrous’ if the Republicans win.

  6. Patrick O'Callahan says:

    Pertinent definition from Webster’s New World College Dictionary: fateful … “having important consequences; significant; decisive”

  7. klthompson says:

    If the Republicans win? The real question is by how large the win will be. I am not a Republican and over the sixty years I have been voting this is the first time I have witnessed political suicide by a major party. It will take a considerable period of time for the Democrats to recover from this defeat. I must say, the liberals who took over the party have to be put back in their place by the Dems or they can expect more of the same. The Republicans will have to find a way to embrace the Tea Party group or face the same result as the Democrats.

  8. First_Lefty says:

    klthompson – did you miss the 1994 election? Everything you just said was said then. Here was the difference – the “TEApublicans” were the “RELIGpublicans”. Both demonstrated the same attitude and use of rhetoric and falsehoods to win an election, and I’m betting that the result will be the same – nothing changes.

    The Republican Party is run by a small group of people that make it look otherwise. They’ll be more than happy to let the TEApublicans do their public bidding for them, but watch what happens when the election is over.

    Have you seen abortion overturned? Of course not. That would ruin a wedge issue.

    Regardless of the truth, according to the Republicans there is always someone trying to take their guns away. It hasn’t happened in over 200 years, but it makes for great fear fodder.

    This year’s boogeyman was Health Care Insurance Reform. They have lathered themselves up to believe they will overturn it (why, I don’t know, nor do they), but that would require Obama to not veto the legislation and require a 2/3 majority (when pigs fly).

    If the “liberals” took over the party, the BLUE DOGS wouldn’t have controlled the Insurance vote.

    Sorry kl, I think you missed a few points during the last 60 years.

  9. the3rdpigshouse says:

    If the socialist democrats maintain control of the House – “OH-Bummer’s” rush to socialism will look like it has been in slow motion!! He and his socialist democrat minions will charge into the socialist cesspool with eyes wide open!! Wake up folks and stop these anti-American socialist democrats!!

  10. The GOP may win tonight, but it’ll be meaningless if they do not get their ship righted.

  11. The main question now is can / well the conservatives (R, T, or D) govern and do what is best for the county and her citizens, or will they be slaves to their various ideologies and derail the government and our country.

  12. beerBoy says:

    The Republican House has an interesting challenge ahead – obstruct the Administration without being seen as obstructionists like the Gingrich revolution was.

  13. Concernedfather says:

    Like you said, Barrack, “It’s a New Day!”

  14. commoncents says:

    Nothing will change. Both party are obstructionist because -suprise suprise- they want the power and if the party in control succeeds they will remain in control. An earlier post said that he had never seen a party commit political suicide like he’s seen right now and it would take a long time for the Dems to recover. Seems like the same thing was said back in 2007….

    memories are short and the Republican tenure will be short as well. Not because they don’t have good ideas or intentions but because neither party is willing to actually work with the other.

    Time marches on….and the only true constant in politics is that the politicians win and we lose.

  15. ratujack says:

    Tdaddy…well said. sumner 401 and first_lefty……this shows how much you are out of touch with the country. Call Patrick Ocallahan and buy him lunch.

  16. commoncents says:

    My apologies for misspelling the word “surprise”.

  17. BB – same goes for the Republicans in the Senate.

  18. Sumner401 says:

    I have been voting this is the first time I have witnessed political suicide by a major party.

    Really? Where were you the last 6 years when the right committed suicide?

  19. Sumner401 says:

    The GOP may win tonight, but it’ll be meaningless if they do not get their ship righted.

    Sozo that might be the only thing you have ever said that was intelligent and made sense.

    Do you think they will be able to do it?
    They have a really hard row to hoe considering the ran and won on…….nothing.

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