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It’s All Part Of The Game These Days

April 16, 2013

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed has a challenger for his seat in Congress — nearly two years before the next scheduled Congressional election....

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Apr-16-13 4:28 AM

We have a president who is in perpetual campaign mode and never shifts into leadership. This is very effect for the candidate but not for the voters. Too bad Congressman Tom Reed's opponent couldn't have found a more useful way to spend the next 2 years.

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Apr-16-13 7:23 AM

If it were not for the tenacious leadership of our president, the issues of affordable health care, searching for new non-fossil energy sources, more gas efficient cars, acceptance of all people regarding sexual preference, re-examining the values of those on Wall street, bringing an awareness to the American people of the disparity between the rich and the poor, striving to help the poor, talking about intelligent gun reform, yes, even talking about the effects of poor nutrition, getting us out of two wars brought on by government arrogance...the list goes on....if it were not for the convictions of our president...these issues would not be on the table AS THEY SHOULD BE!!!!! The perpetual campaign mode argument is from sour grapes right-wingers who can't present a viable presidential candidate to the American people and are in continual disarray as to what they even stand for as a party. Thank you President Obama for striving to make a positive difference in our country.

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Apr-16-13 7:37 AM

Seriously Carlaw?

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Apr-16-13 9:40 AM

On the contrary Seadog. I read, I listen to the arguments, I look back at our government policies at different points in US history, and I come to conclusions based on fact. Your response to my earlier comment is the same drivel you have used many times before. Am I to conclude that for every ten words that Seadog of them will be misspelled?

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Apr-16-13 9:50 AM

Swede, you're too modest in your praise of Obama. He's also been very successful in greatly increasing the number of Americans living in poverty, increased food stamp recipients by 70%, in just 5 years he's increased the national debt more than G.W Bush did in 8, has been Commander-in-Chief while 3 times the number of Americans have been killed in Afghanistan than under Bush, snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq, done nothing in response to the Benghazi fiasco, wasted taxpayer billions on bankrupt energy companies and has overseen a policy that has made it so easy to get Soc.Sec. Disability that we now have only 13 workers for every 1 on disability, not to mention Obamacare or Dodd-Frank.

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Apr-16-13 9:58 AM

Sure. it's a game and an endless campaign when it is a democrat. You guys at the P-J are soooo funny!

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Apr-16-13 11:50 AM

Loan, I agree! Campaigns should only be discussed in a short window. I was in total shock that this person would announce their campaign today. You can go out and build your support all you want, but really, this way? Shame on the press for even considering this news.

Now, Sea, glad to see your so positive again today.

Fed 8, please think things through before attacking one individual even if it is the president....

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Apr-16-13 11:52 AM

fed8, I am done bringing our previous president into the picture, but poverty has not grown during the past 5 years. It is currently flat, but as you know I am going to mention, corporate greed will not help poverty along with food stamp growth. The food stamp growth is tied to unemployment!

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Apr-16-13 12:53 PM

Ok Sea, I'm Wrong, Now how do we fix it? Mr Questionire

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Apr-16-13 1:57 PM

carlaw I find not a shred of truth in your first sentence[4:28am]--no need to read further....

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Apr-16-13 3:05 PM

The sad fact is that it takes time to woo the large corporate donors a person needs to run for Congress so I'm not surprised if someone starts early. If you want to have political campaigns that make sense, get rid of private money in congressional races. Doing so would shorten the time spent campaigning because the high percentage of time required to raise dollars would be eliminated.

We'd also get congressional representatives who actually pay attention to the majorities that elect them instead of giving lip service to the majorities and real service to the donors.

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Apr-16-13 4:57 PM

Hey Sea, we finally agree on something!

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Apr-16-13 5:07 PM

Seadog- I marvel at how PWU can say there hasn't been an increase in those living in poverty. Lou Dobbs has reported it while using statistics from Fed. Gov't agencies. I'd like just one of the Obamaphiles to explain how Obama could say there's no money for school children to tour the White House while he spends a half-million putting on a Justin Timberlake-led show for the wife and kids. The only thing more sickening than Obama's actions are those people who look the other way with adoring acceptance.

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Apr-17-13 10:29 PM

Yes, Swede1, the "tenacious leadership" has made a difference. He has fundamentally transformed this country, making it into something that is not recognizable.

Obamacare, disaster(even some dems are calling it a train wreck); he has cut back on fossil fuel anything, vetoeing the Keystone pipeline - disaster; resulting in highest gas prices - disaster; more stringent CAFE standards for vehicles, resulting in more deaths - disaster; bailing out his Wall Street buddies - disaster; being Santa Claus, taking more and more from those who work and redistributing it to those who don't - disaster; being extra-Constitutional by executive fiat - disaster; trying to override the 2nd Amendment without going through the amendment process - disaster.

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Apr-17-13 10:33 PM

The reason he campaigns all the time, is so none of his policies are attributable to him. True, the Republicans have not had great candidates, but this guy is a true disaster! In fact, our President is the lowest of low persons, when he parades out his "props" for boosting his political agenda. Disaster! And, disgusting!

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Apr-18-13 11:50 AM

MacKenzie, your assumed glorification of pre-Obama America is disgusting. I want to respond to all your goofy conclusions, but it will have to wait because no one will be reading this set of comments anymore. Just for the record, you misspelled the word "vetoing".

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Apr-18-13 1:23 PM

Swede1, did you notice that I commented on the contents of your post and did not attack you personally. You have shown your true, liberal/progressive colors.

(I took a gamble that you would check and see if I responded).

BTW, how's my spelling this time? Do I get an "A" this time? You're an "A", but I am not referring to a grade, think anatomy.

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