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Barletta will try again to kick Kanjorski out of Congress
Pocono Record ^ | December 9, 2009 | Staff Writer

Posted on 12/09/2009 12:25:43 PM PST by RBW in PA

Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta has announced a third run for the 11th Congressional District seat held by Democrat Paul Kanjorski. The announcement came in a five-minute video on his Web site which attributed Barletta's narrow 2008 loss to the “coattails” of Barack Obama's presidential election. The video quoted political pundits who called Kanjorski “ethically challenged.”

Barletta himself pointed to government bank bailouts “to little effect” and politicians “who show no accountability and no respect” for tax dollars. “Businesses of all sizes have fallen into bankruptcy,” he said in the recorded message. Barletta also criticized Congressional health care reform legislation for putting decisions “in the hands of politicians and bureaucrats.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: barletta; kanjorski

1 posted on 12/09/2009 12:25:43 PM PST by RBW in PA
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2 posted on 12/09/2009 12:26:29 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: RBW in PA

Good. Maybe, just maybe... PA voters will somehow see to getting it right.


3 posted on 12/09/2009 12:40:08 PM PST by ScottinVA (The arrogance of this Congress is staggering. November 2010 can't get here quickly enough.)
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To: Tribune7
Barletta's narrow 2008 loss was attributed to the “coattails” of Barack Obama's presidential election.

That was then---this is now. Ohaha's wild spending and socialistic policies have made him very toxic......he is poisoning the chances of Dem candidates.....and they all know it.

REFERENCE NJ and Va candidates---the only two Nov 2009 statewide races----- won Independents by a 2-1 margin, (66%-33% and 60%-30%, respectively). McCain lost Independents in each state to Obama a year earlier.


Barletta should hope and pray Ohaha puts the WH machine at Kanjorski's disposal----like Ohaha did in NJ (where the WH's lack of political savvy was glaringly on display).

Ohaha was heavly invested in the NJ gubernatorial race. His carefully-laid plans----for installing a permanent Dem majority went haywire. Pulling out all the stops for NJ made Ohaha a VERY good target for voters disgusted with Ohaha’s policies.

(a) every TV ad Corzine put on the air was screened by Obama's WH team.
(b) Corzine's aides gave the WH daily briefings.
(c) Obama’s pollsters took over for Corzine’s polling team,
(d) White House operatives were on the ground for internal strategy sessions,
(e) White House operatives were orchestrating obscure pep rallies with Latinos (kept secret from voters),
(f) Ohaha campaigned in the state three times, Biden was there twice.
(g) Ohaha TV ads ran relentlessly in costly NY media markets.
(h) The crooked NJ Democrat Machine was also running at warp speed.

The New Jersey race was considered a "squeaker" that would go on till all hours. But two hours after the polls closed, the Repub was declared the winner with a comfortable 4-point margin (would have been higher were it not for Dem voter fraud).

Other pertinent facts:

>> Incumbent Dem Jon Corzine (the wealthy loser) outspent the Repub winner Chris Chirstie about 4-1.
>> New Jersey has a huge Democratic registration.
>> Corzine bragged he had 20,000 paid union helpers on the ground election day to get out the vote.
>> There was a third party candidate siphoning off Republican votes.
>> Corzine had the power of incumbency.
>> Corzine had the power of a crooked Democrat Machine cooking the vote.
>> Ohaha hid $17.5 BILLION stimlulus in New Jersey.....for Corzine's reelection campaign.

And still Corzine lost decisively.

THE UPSHOT According to Ohaha's slimy Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, Ohaha was "busy with other matters" election night and "wasn't really concerned" with election indication the WH is sucking up valium and vodka in order to anesthetize themselves from the aftermath.....trying to convince themselves the election was not a referendum on Obama.

The tsunami is ahead---in 2010-12.

4 posted on 12/09/2009 12:40:10 PM PST by Liz
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To: RBW in PA

Great news. This will be easy win for GOP. Even the State Media can not save this seat.

2008 was exceptionally good year for dems. 2010 will not just be neutral or GOP-leaning year, but it will, by all likelyhood, be exceptionally good year for GOP.

5 posted on 12/09/2009 12:47:22 PM PST by heiss (True Conservatives came from Senate Centrist Coalition!)
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Kanjorski's official campaign finance records filed with the FEC, and state election commission, should be scrutinized for possible violations. Determine if names of Kanjorski's contributors are legit and whether Kanjorski illegally used campaign funds, and whether Kanjorski received campaign contributions to influence votes.

Kanjorski and Obama may have colluded to give him something of value, a govt gratuity, a job, etc, in exchange for votes.

FBI TIP PAGE (you may remain anonymous)


THE NEVERENDING WH SLUSH FUNDS Obama already has a huge slush fund:

(a) 80% of the trillion dollar stim is unspent and under his control......that he is using to finance endangered Dem.

(b) June 9, 2009 Obama announced, "Several financial institutions are set to pay back $68B to taxpayers." Taxpayers assumed that would be returned to the general funds from whence it had come order to pay down the debt. The truth, however, is that the money returned is finding new life as part of what amounts to a Treasury Dept-controlled slush finance candidates.

ANOTHER SLUSH FUND The US Senate may break their own rules-----and go against the will of the vast majority of US Citizens----to pass their health care using the nuclear option.

Remember that the first four years of ObamaCare is to amass $$billions. Period. Healthcare does not kick in til 2013.

Another gimmick pushes much of the legislation’s costs off the federal budget and onto the private sector by requiring individuals and employers to purchase health insurance....or pay a hefty fine or go to jail (only illegals are exempt from this provision).


Any fool can plainly see that Ohaha is frantic----rushing to get money into the hands of ACORN, SEIU, immigrant groups, and others, BEFORE the Nov 2010-12 elections. Stupid Dems know that, for them, it's curtains in 2010-12---unless massive voter fraud takes place. They need to buy votes, and are pulling out all the stops to get billions into the hands of their operatives---ACORN, SEIU, immigrant groups, and others.

6 posted on 12/09/2009 12:51:34 PM PST by Liz
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To: RBW in PA

I will be contributing to this stand-up patriot’s campaign...

7 posted on 12/09/2009 1:52:08 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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