Pat Toomey knows that his ideology would make him unelectable so he re-invented himself as a “center-right” candidate. The truth is that Toomey only changed his coat. The clothes inside are still the same and this is why Toomey is evasive when asked questions about how he would represent the people of Pennsylvania. Toomey is more reactionary than Santorum and he would only represent the interests of the wealthy and corporations which is what he did in the past. He is hoping that you don’t remember. Well, we do remember and in case you forgot, read this article. It will remind you of the REAL TOOMEY and who he represents. It won’t be you.
It Almost Didn’t Happen
On August 26, 2010, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution celebrates its 90th birthday. It was a long, hard battle fought by courageous women.
We should not take our right to vote for granted. Yet, so many Americans do not vote. What would these non-voting people do if they were told that they were prohibited to vote? Would they then be protesting? Shame on anyone that stays away from the voting booth on election day. It is not only your right to vote, it is your duty as a citizen to vote.
A great op-ed from Christine Stansall.
Happy 90th Birthday, 19th Amendment and thank you to the women that risked everything just for the right to vote.
Personalized Social Security is the NEW code word for PRIVATIZING Social Security which is a way of DISMANTLING Social Security. Pat Toomey wants our Social Security money. He wants to hand it over to his friends on Wall Street. If Wall Street had our Social Security money, seniors would have absolutely NOTHING now. Workers saw their 401K’s become 201K’s and now the only safety net left is Social Security and the Republicans and Pat Toomey want that money, too.
Vote for Joe Sestak on November 2, 2010 and save Social Security.
Fortunately, President Obama made a pledge that Social Security will NOT be privatized or “personalized” while he is in office.
Democrats have always protected our seniors.
The Midnight Thief
PA Senator David Argall was the chief architect of the 2005 “midnight pay raise” that included a 50% raise in his pension. Besides this sneaky thievery of tax payers money, Argall also had one of the highest “per diem” while serving as a Legislator. When asked about his expenses, he whined about living 1.5 hours from Harrisburg. Boo hoo.
Now this crook and liar is planning on running as the Republican candidate in the PA 17th Congressional District. The only jobs that David Argall has ever had were jobs where he could collect his paycheck from the taxpayers of Pennsylvania. In March of 2009, David Argall won his current seat as a Senator in Pennsylvania. In 2010, he wants to move to Washington DC as a member of the House with a larger “per diem”. Of course, being a Republican, Argall supports the GOP plan to privatize Social Security and decrease Medicare benefits. If Argall gets elected to the US Congress, you better believe that senior citizens will suffer loses while big banks and big corporations will be allowed to steal more money from the tax payers. It’s the GOP way and Argall will vote to decrease Medicare benefits and vote to privatize Social Security.
Looks like Argall is a quitter, just like Sarah Palin. What’s with these Republicans? Seems like when the going gets tough, they either quit or give themselves a very large raise.
I remember hearing on the news that black South Africans stood in line for days and traveled for days just so that they could vote for the very first time. Apartheid was cruel. The Dutch and the English really had no right to take South Africa away from its indigenous people.
This is a very old song. We should not forget the suffering that Apartheid created. The black South Africans were so grateful to finally vote. Here in America, less than 50% of the eligible population votes. In 2009, there was less than a 25% turn out. Shame on all the Americans that stayed home. We should never take our right to vote for granted.
What Was The Message
The Blue Dog Democrats are saying that President Obama’s agenda is too progressive and that is why the governor’s races were won by Republicans. Progressive Democrats are saying that Congress is moving too slowly on health care reform and that is why Republicans won these two governor’s races. I have a different view.
In Virginia, the Democratic Party had a boring DINO as their candidate so the Democrats just stayed home. In New Jersey, Corzine had his own issues, mainly, high property taxes. Too bad for New Jersey, because Christi won’t be any better than Corzine.
The reason that the Democrats lost these two races is because of a poor choice of candidates. If Democrats want to win next year, then they need candidates that excite the voters, especially the young voters and they need to stop fighting among themselves and get health care reform with a public option passed for Americans. They also need to do something about keeping good paying jobs in this country and discourage companies from supplying jobs to China.
Republicans always show up to vote regardless of the qualifications of their candidate. If Stalin or Hilter were the Republican candidate for office, the Republicans would still show up and vote for the Republican. Democrats don’t operate that way. Rather than vote for a poor candidate, Democrats will stay home. This is how Republicans win elections. It’s not that Republicans have highly qualified candidates that represent the values of Americans, it’s that Democrats have poor candidates.
Let this be a wake-up call to the Democratic Party leaders. We will no longer hold our noses and vote for someone just because there is a “D” behind their name. We want strong, progressive candidates who are willing to work for the good of all Americans and not just corporations and Wall Street.
Let me introduce you to a real Democrat, a lifelong Democrat, a Democrat that didn’t switch parties just so he could get elected… Bill Kortz.
Learn more about Bill Kortz at http://www.kortzforsenate.com/
Be sure to view the video at Bill Kortz’s website.
Legislator Bill Kortz will be at the “Rally for Single Payer Health Care” in Harrisburg on Thursday.
RALLY ON THE CAPITOL STEPS
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Meet Bill Kortz, Democratic State Representative from the 38th Legislative District in Allegheny County, a candidate for the United States Senate in 2010.
Bill Kortz, life long democrat entered this race “For All the Right Reasons”, just as he entered the race for State Representative in 2006 when it became abundantly clear that’s some of our State Representatives were out of touch with the citizens of Pennsylvania. As a member of the Appropriations Committee for the State House of Representatives Bill Kortz the working class candidate is in the unique position to see first hand the economic devastation tax breaks for the wealthy and the unjustified Iraq War Policy by the Bush administration and his republican allies, including now long time republican, conveniently turned democrat, Arlen Specter, have reeked on Pennsylvania and our nation.
As one of the political enablers, Specter helped devastate our economy by way of a wink and nod attitude to the corporate greedy on Wall Street, wealthy bankers, and predator lenders. With the end result being a cost in dollars and broken lives that is immeasurable.
It will take hard work and dedication by elected U.S. Representatives that truly aspire to public service, “For All the Right Reasons”, to reverse this problem. Bill Kortz has proven to his colleagues in the State House with untiring commitment to his duties and dedication to constituents in his district, that he is that person.
Twelve years ago in June, my husband and I moved into our current home. The first chance that we got to vote in our new neighborhood was during the general election. When I went to vote, I was greeted outside by a man who introduced himself and handed me a pen with his name on it. He told me that he was running for Township Supervisor and he asked me to vote for him. I asked him his views on environmental issues. Turns out, he is a strong advocate of open space. He won the election. I told you that so that I can tell you this… there was no one from either party standing outside the polls working for candidates other than the man running for Township Supervisor. The Republican turnout in this township was strong and the Democratic turnout was weak.
This absence of party representation continued throughout the years. The Republicans would place signs along the building and the Democrats had no information available. Then came the year 2004 and George W. Bush was running for re-election. We got involved with the Kerry Campaign which then introduced us to a group of like minded Democrats that were bound and determined to get out the vote for Kerry. As a result, during the general election of 2004, my husband and I set up shop outside the poll with information about Democrats that were on the ballot. We met many Democrats from our area which gave us a good feeling because in 2004, the Republicans outnumbered the Democrats in our voting precinct. In 2005, we were both elected as Democratic Committee Precinct Leaders.
Since then, every general election, we set up shop complete with table, chairs and candy outside the poll. We have been able to recruit volunteers to help with coverage. Some volunteers even brought food, coffee and tea. Last year, during the highly contested primary in PA, we asked Democrats if they would like to join our email list. We told them that we would not abuse their email address and that we would only contact them prior to elections. This worked out great during the general election of 2008 because we were able to get complete poll coverage not only at our voting precinct but also at other voting precincts that were missing Democratic Committe Precinct Leaders. We also made phone calls and sent out postcards listing all the Democratic Candidates. When the results were final, the part of the County that we and the volunteers covered went from red to blue. This is remarkable. The Democrats came out and voted.
Because of our visability at the poll over several years, we have made many new friends (it becomes a party atmosphere) and found that getting help to Get Out The Vote at election time is not too difficult. All we had to do was ask and volunteers stepped forward.
Link to unofficial results of primary Berks County by Precinct Check out the results in Oley and Pike. The Democrats came out and voted in this very off year election. Oley has a higher number of Republicans than Democrats and Pike has 8 more Democrats than Republicans. Yet the the number of votes by Democrats for the row offices outnumber the number of votes by Republicans. Good job!
Prothonotary Candidate – Berks County
What does a Prothonotary do?
The Prothonotary’s office serves a critical role in the county as it handles some of the most important legal documents people will ever need–judgments, civil actions, passports, and more–so the office of the Prothonotary must manage information efficiently and with care.
Charles Corbit is the Democratic candidate that Pennsylvania for Change endorses for Prothonotary for Berks County. To learn more about Charles Corbit, visit his website at: http://www.corbit2009.com/