Thursday, September 28, 2006

 

A word from Sue Kelly's sponsors



From a reader in Garrison. We thought we'd share.

Comments:
Sue Kelly's campaign website has quickly turned to negative attacks on Hall. This is the first time I have seen this in the 12 years we've put up with Kelly. I expect we'll see some TV ads in the near future that will do the same.

It's the usual Republican crap. Repealing the Bush tax cuts = raising taxes on the middle class. This is rubbish. Repealing the Bush tax cuts only means the wealthy will pay more -- I'm a big beneficiary of the Bush tax cuts -- but I'll gladly pay more taxes in exchange for reduced deficits, better education, more healthcare for more Americans, research, energy independence. What I don't want is $1B a day going to Iraq to further neocon fantasies.
 
I agree my comrades. Corporations are the root of all evil. They should be denied any role in our electoral system. The only way to Take Back 19 is cut out capitalism, private enterprise, free speech, and the right of anyone employed by a corporation to participate in the electoral process.

Only labor unions, felons, the ACLU, Guantanamo Bay detainees, Barbra Streisand fans and members of the Communist Party should be exempted from these restrictions.

I propose we immediately initiate Operation: Infinite Sycophancy and cut and paste DNC form letters into screed-i-licious letters to the editor of the Putnam County News and Recorder! (Oh wait, that's already being done!)

Power to the people, comrades!
 
Pretty amazing -- not to mention shallow -- that Sue's supporters assume that everyone who visits Take19 is an "angry leftist gadfly". I'm certainly not. What I am is an independent voter who doesn't approve of Sue letting her corporate interests dictate her votes.

How else to explain her deep ties to the payday loan industry which is illegal in New York state? Or her support of the bankruptcy bill that was a giveaway to credit card firms? Or her support of the disastrous Medicare D program that is driving my parents batty, but which was a giant gift to the pharmaceutical industry?

So go ahead and assume that I'm an angry leftist gadfly. But do so at your own peril.
 
Hey, angry leftist gadfly/troll, McCarthy-ism? In the 21st Century? One of Ann Coulter's heroes is Joe McCarthy, so I'm not surprised that you trot THAT old chestnut out.

BTW, the DNC hasn't paid THAT much attention to NY-19 until recently, so any Letters to the Editor have been from our OWN minds, something you seem to lack. On the other hand, some of the letters I've seen demonizing John Hall all seem to use the same phrases that crop up in Sue's ads and website.

You've got this wrong- "The only way to Take Back 19 is cut out capitalism, private enterprise, free speech, and the right of anyone employed by a corporation to participate in the electoral process." Those would be INDIVIDUAL rights, and no one here has EVER proposed taking those away. What we DO advocate is that the corporations themselves not have any/as much influence as they do on the political process, and that our government be "one of, for, and by the people", instead of being run for the benefit of corporations.

If you can't see the difference, I feel sorry for you.
 
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