Wednesday, October 20, 2010

When Did Raese Move to Pennsylvania?

OK, It is about what I expected from the so-called leadership of my Party.  Can you say I'm embarrassed?  Just goes to show how out of touch with West Virginia the Republican Party has been and will continue to be.  My Party seems to like WV because we have historically been a Democratically controlled state.  But in the past few Presidential elections we have gone Republican. 

Now that Byrd is gone, they see our fine State's empty Senate seat as a way to pick up a vote without having to give much in return.  Mark my words, if Raese wins, WV's needs will be put at the bottom of the list.  If the Democrats control the Senate, they will give Raese little.  If the Republican's control the Senate, they will give Raese only enough to quell a backlash in two years when this Senate seat is once again up for grabs.

Here is a link to more info on Palin's gaffe, courtesy of "The Charleston Gazette's Squawk Box Blog"

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hicks? We're Hicks?

According to The Charleston Gazette article, the "hick" ads continued.  While it is disturbing that the Republican Senatorial Committee who paid for the ad thought so little of West Virginia, the US Senate, and the People of West Virginia, it is more disturbing that the West Virginia State Republican Chairman said he had "no problem" with the ad.

So the Republicans have no problem belittling the voters.  How many of the Republican Senatorial Committee have been to West Virginia and met it's people?  Do they even care? 

So, since the "so called" leaders of my party do not feel the need to apologize to West Virginians, I will.  It was a stupid idea for a stupid ad.  And it never should have been broadcast anywhere.

I will be voting for Manchin on election day.  You can vote they way you want.  I am tired of being treated like a two year old, a hick, a hillbilly, and a dupe.  Maybe if my party would try talking to people instead of at them, they would have more success in the state.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Manchin Vs. Raese

Oh Joy!  What a fine contest this is.  On one side you have the current Democratic Governor of the State of West Virginia battling it out against the most widely known Republican Businessman from the State.  Let the attack ads begin.

For those of you outside the state, this contest is for the unexpired term (a little more than two years) for the US Senate seat held by the late Robert C. Byrd.

The recent polls have indicated that the Republican, Raese, has come up to make the race a toss up.  The problem is, I have no idea where Raese stands on issues.  On one hand he says he will take orders from us, the residents of West Virginia.  On the other hand, he says he is opposed to just about everything Obama and the Democrats have done in the last two years.

Manchin has a track record as an elected official.  Raese has a track record as a businessman and for losing Senate races.

I hope we West Virginians make the correct choice for our State.

What do you think?