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Important election?

September 23, 2013

A letter was submitted citing how important an upcoming election was for a specific county. It should be stated that all elections are important....

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gavinf56

Sep-24-13 6:34 PM

"Conservatives have historically not wanted poor people, blacks and women to vote." - Shulski

Social Conservatives yes, Fiscal and Libertarian Conservatives have not.

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Capricorn1

Sep-24-13 5:49 PM

Erik La Tranyi I thought someone with a screen name that sounds something like a Parisian Transvistite would be more tolerant and more open minded. -Sgt Shulski

This coming from someone that took orders from Colonel Klink! "I know nothing!" LOL Sorry, I couldn't resist!

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Shulski

Sep-24-13 3:02 PM

Conservatives have historically not wanted poor people, blacks and women to vote. Conservatism is based in generally white, male privilege. Usually Anglo-Saxon in nature. If you don't see truth in this, you've been "blinded by the right" as many Fox News viewers have in Lyco. county.

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Shulski

Sep-24-13 3:00 PM

Erik La Tranyi I thought someone with a screen name that sounds something like a Parisian Transvistite would be more tolerant and more open minded.

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gavinf56

Sep-23-13 8:52 PM

Ritty, it would have been a good letter had they provided examples, to just say he is a liar is pretty lame, imho.

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Ritty77

Sep-23-13 8:47 PM

Lame, perhaps, but spot on.

Go Raiders!

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gavinf56

Sep-23-13 8:10 PM

"......But I'd be willing to bet that you and most of the others hacking this letter had your pom-poms on for the "Red Meat" letter published today--LOL" - Scott36

Nope, not at all. I actually thought it was pretty lame.

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Scott36

Sep-23-13 8:00 PM

Yep look what those "level headed voters" let us with the last 2 POTUS elections---LOL But then again maybe the real motive was to improve Jimmy Cawwta's legacy.-Bobbie2

At least it was what Americans wanted, and No "tricks" needed to be employed for his victory. Face it, you "Hard to the Right" people are quickly becoming extinct. AHD there is nothing you can do about it HAAA!!!! HAAAAA!!!!!

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Scott36

Sep-23-13 7:21 PM

If not, then this letter is nothing more that the usual cry for attention by submitting what looks like a fourth-grader's social studies homework assignment.-Ritty77

......But I'd be willing to bet that you and most of the others hacking this letter had your pom-poms on for the "Red Meat" letter published today--LOL

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Scott36

Sep-23-13 6:56 PM

We need a voter ID law. You can't have a fair election if people are voting who have no right to vote.-leaningright

You can keep screeching this all you want, But I believe that the "photo ID" side in court had to admit that they could produce little if any proof of in person voter fraud.

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Scott36

Sep-23-13 6:52 PM

But the idea that primaries should be open is just another Progressive idea to mess up the system. -enigma

Translation: The extreme hard core right that you worship would be flushed down the toilet by level headed voters. It spooks you--LOL

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Scott36

Sep-23-13 6:47 PM

LOL you mean as opposed to tow the party line republicans and democrats that are too narrow minded to go against anything their party may say? Give me a break.--Capricorn1

Thank-you!!! Also, I agree on your stance on independents voting. Maybe, just maybe, BOTH parties would put up better candidates if they needed to consider those other than the "tow the party line" vote, not to mention that I believe you would see a noticeable increase in "independent" registrations. This may get both parties to be a little more concerned about party platforms. JMO-Scott

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Garben78

Sep-23-13 5:09 PM

This letter is less then a fourth grader gets for assignment. This is just a way for reeder to rant and see his name in the paper. He must be a very lonely man and gravely ill

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enigma

Sep-23-13 4:59 PM

"Erik, why then are there only thirteen states that have closed primaries, PA being one of them?"-Capricorn1

Assuming that your number is correct, it is because 37 states are just plain stupid. To tell the truth, I'm a little surprised that the number isn't higher. Stupid seems to be all the rage these days. It only makes sense that the party's candidate should be chosen by the people in the party. Otherwise it is not the party's candidate at all, but the candidate from the party that everybody else wants to run. If you want to vote in the primary, join the party. I'm a registered Republican, not because I'm so wild about the party, but because I want a voice in a party and it is the closer of the two, to what I believe. If you are so enthralled with the idea of being able to tell people you are an independent, then the price you pay is not voting in primaries. But the idea that primaries should be open is just another Progressive idea to mess up the system.

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Capricorn1

Sep-23-13 1:26 PM

Ritty, the original letter is "Important Election" dtd 15 September.

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Capricorn1

Sep-23-13 1:00 PM

Erik, why then are there only thirteen states that have closed primaries, PA being one of them?

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Ritty77

Sep-23-13 12:35 PM

Does anyone know the specific letter the writer is addressing?

Did that previous letter express or imply that the election to which he or she was referring was the ONLY important election?

If not, then this letter is nothing more that the usual cry for attention by submitting what looks like a fourth-grader's social studies homework assignment.

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eriklatranyi

Sep-23-13 12:14 PM

Cap:

In a primary, those blind party loyalists are nullified (sometimes) by those who wish to steer the party in a certain direction.

If you invite opposition forces and independents into the primary process, it is pointless to have political parties.

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Garben78

Sep-23-13 12:09 PM

Reeder should shut his chum catcher

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Capricorn1

Sep-23-13 8:31 AM

They do not, because most independents are not well-informed and tend to make-up their minds based on superficial data or social trends. -Erik

LOL you mean as opposed to tow the party line republicans and democrats that are too narrow minded to go against anything their party may say? Give me a break.

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eriklatranyi

Sep-23-13 8:16 AM

Capricorn:

I disagree.

Primaries are for the parties to nominate their candidates that best reflect the philosophy of that party.

Closed primaries are imporant to those that wish to have a party that adheres to its ideology.

Much of the voter disgust comes from candidates who say one thing for votes, then do something completely different in office.

If independents were large enough in number, they could have their own party. They do not, because most independents are not well-informed and tend to make-up their minds based on superficial data or social trends.

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Capricorn1

Sep-23-13 8:05 AM

With more and more people getting disgusted with the two party system and changing their voter registration to Independent, PA needs to revisit their law of closed primaries. Why should millions of Independents be forced to change their registration each time there is a primary just to be able to vote? Especially when many elections are now decided as a result of the Independent vote? Many states currently have open primaries and PA needs to follow their lead.

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enigma

Sep-23-13 7:25 AM

"Message for the Voter Photo ID Law advocates this letter is about voter responsibility not possible voting fraud."-Chuck

Wrong again Chuck! This letter is all about voter ID. The very reason we need voter ID is just because all elections are important; too important to take a chance on cheating. I guess you realized that after you had written most of the letter and thought that you could mitigate the damage you had done to your own stand on voter ID by adding this last sentence. It doesn't work that way Chuck. You can't separate the two subjects because it is really only one subject, the importance of elections. By adding that last line you said in essence, I am a giant hypocrite, but don't wish to be called out on it." Wishes sometimes come true, but not this time, Chuck.

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MrShaman

Sep-23-13 6:50 AM

"I agree with Mr. Reeder on the importance of voting. You can't complain if you don't vote.To go a step further, I think it's important to educate yourself on who you are voting for.Do some research, see what these people stand for and support." - Tgrammiex4

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The PRIMARY problem is..."what these people stand for and support"...and, how they VOTE (instead).

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See:

OnTheIssues - Candidates on the Issues

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VinceKnauff

Sep-23-13 6:29 AM

I too agree with the first 90% of Chuck's letter, right up until he went back to his advocacy for undocumented people voting and swaying our elections toward Democrats.

If the people who have opposed voter ID would have instead expended that effort toward helping the dozens of people who legitimately are eligible to vote get the ID they lack this would be a moot subject.

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