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Rossi, Murray to debate tonight, watch on KCTS

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on Oct. 14, 2010 at 4:06 pm with 6 Comments »
October 14, 2010 4:07 pm

Sen. Patty Murray and Dino Rossi will hold the first of two scheduled debates tonight in Spokane. Panelists include Jim Camden of the Spokesman-Review and reporters from the Tri-City Herald and KXLY-TV. Watch the debate live at 7 p.m. on KCTS9, the Seattle public television station. We’ll also carry coverage of it in tomorrow’s News Tribune.

Murray and Rossi will also face off Sunday in a west-side debate hosted by KOMO-TV.

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  1. OldLefty says:

    I am 100% behind Patty Murray and nothing would have changed my vote. Unless someone commits a crime, you don’t sacrifice seniority in the Senate for a whim.

    That being said, I have a new found respect for Dino Rossi. Other than taking a cheap shot, when he was supposed to be saying something positive, I feel he handled himself well and should probably return to state level politics or possibly take a shot at a Republican congressional district. He is not moderate enough to garner Democratic votes so short of representing a geographical group of same thinkers, Rossi will find himself continually losing major elections.

    Senator Murray constantly brought home her points and reminded the voters of the work she has done for the State of Washington. It was Rossi’s responsibility to demonstrate that he can do a better job and at that he failed.

  2. tree_guy says:

    Old Lefty,

    If the Republicans win a majority of the seats in the Senate then Murray’s “seniority” won’t mean squat. Better to join with the rest of the country as the electorate begins removing Democratic incumbents en masse.

  3. tree_guy says:

    Soon the architect of our country’s misfortune, the President himself, will be here in Washington to remind the voters of Patty’s close affiliation. I guess the democrats are following the advice, “if we don’t hang together, we’ll all hang seperately.”

  4. Proconsul8 says:

    Yeah, Patty! We got that Boeing tanker contract through your help. Oh yeah, not yet. We got those new jobs to replace the lost jobs through your stimulus vote. Oh yeah, not yet. We got a cleaner Sound because of federal funding you helped with. Oh yeah, not yet. We saw 400 bills passed by the House passed by the Senate with your help. Oh yeah, not yet. Got those shovel ready projects done. Guess what, not yet. Oh Patty, what have you been doing for us lately. Oh yeah, giving us no affordable health care, no meaningful control of our borders, and no resolution to wars in Iraq and Afgahnistan. Thanks a whole bunch, Patty, using your seniority and for reaching across the aisle.

  5. CrazyJim says:

    During the debate Rossi looked confused at times, unprepared and didn’t answer some of the questions. We still don’t know where he stands on some of the issues. It’s as though he really doesn’t have the spark to get up on his hind legs and say where he is at. “I’m Dino Rossi and I approve of this message” just isn’t going to cut it.

  6. Brittanicus says:

    Is Senator Harry Reids declaration another posturing construction project, for a bullet train similar to Japans? That if it actually manifests into reality, it must be carefully investigated for illegal labor slipping between the cracks. Contractors are incorrigible rogues and to save money will hire people with fake ID, using sub-contractors as a front and no risk to themselves. Then President Obama’s suddenly discusses of a new venture to renovate the erosion of our infrastructure. Should that become a reality the contractors must be carefully vetted for illegal workers in their employ. The only way to restrict foreign labor is with the operation of a permanent E-Verify identification system that Harry Reid has placed obstacles so to make make it only voluntary.

    Senator Harry Reid of Nevada will certainly force through another illegal alien Amnesty, if he is returned to power. The Heritage Foundation has calculated that passing this law will cost taxpayers $2.6 trillion dollars. This amount will be added to the $13 Trillion, we already owe foreign Nations. Google–Illegal alien costs then judge for yourself and then come to a decision who to vote back into office. Senator Boxer (D-CA); Sen. Feingold (D-WI); Senator Murkoski (R-AK) Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) Speaker Pelosi, Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, Jerry Brown; Charlie Crist; and Andrew Cuomo. (Cuomo effected the collapse of the real estate market). US Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.

    Senior senator Pat Murray of Washington State is yet another Senator Hart Reid following, voting the parallel lines as the majority of Democrats. Dino Rossi Republic adversary says in the latest debate with Murray, ” “Complete and total failure” of federal government to control our borders. Rossi says he does not support amnesty to undocumented workers.” For those interested in how Sen. Pat Murray has voted since 1997:

    * Voted YES on continuing federal funding for declared “sanctuary cities”. (Mar 2008)
    * Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
    * Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
    * Voted YES on eliminating the “Y” non-immigrant guest-worker program. (May 2007)
    * Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sept 2006)
    * Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
    * Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
    * Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
    * Voted NO on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work. (Jul 1998) The 1986 Amnesty was full of fraud and never enforced.
    * Voted YES on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
    * Voted NO on limiting welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)

    All are involved–one way or another–taking jobs from citizens and residents. Perhaps all these elected officials should ask Michael D. Andronovich, Los Angeles County Supervisor, the cost for welfare benefits for illegal alien children in the month of June. No wonder this California Sanctuary City has to folk out that month $48.000.000 dollars. That was 2009, when projected the cost would be $575 million dollars? Can anybody even estimate this expenditure, for just the children of illegal aliens for 2010? Annually the cost of illegal immigration to Los Angeles County taxpayers exceeds over $1 billion dollars.All these politicians have poor immigration records when voting and because of the money involved should be removed. Most would let illegal aliens access to your Social Security entitlements and are already federally funding Sanctuary Cities and States to the detriment of taxpayers.

    All Liberal Democrats lawmakers have this agenda, including Governors, Mayors, Police chiefs and elected officials. Harry Reid has the 2nd highest jobless rates, next to foreclosures and an out-of-control welfare entitlement program. This powerful Senator did nothing to stop the illegal aliens pouring into the Silver State and then become public recipients of free health care and education. Hundreds of billions are being extracted from your wallet, to support millions of illegal nationals who are little or no education, and have become a liability to our country. Use your favorite search engine and check out your own States support of illegal aliens. An example could be–Nevada–illegal alien costs. Google—Illegal alien costs; health care; education; hospitals; voter fraud; Social Security; Use the the keyword illegal alien and learn the astronomical costs to taxpayers.

    THE AMERICAN PEOPLE–are the Tea Party and will not be manipulated by the Liberal-Democrats extremists, Republicans elites, open-border or special interests to influence its leadership. Be prepared to see nefarious voting activities as the “Honor System” cannot be trusted anymore, which includes absentee balloting in close races. Fraudulent ID has become abundant by illegal aliens to steal jobs from Americans, so voting although a federal violation causes no concern to these people. Nevada where Reid and Angle are running neck to neck, must be scrutinized for voter irregularities, as is a massive community statewide of foreign nationals.

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