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Posted on 09/22/2010 9:52:22 PM PDT by Fitzy_888
SCHODACK -- Rudy Giuliani thinks Chris Gibson's race for Congress isn't so much about his experience as an Army colonel, or about the voting record of that other guy currently representing the district. Instead, the former New York City mayor said it's about stopping House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she moves the country toward a "European-style social democracy."
"I'm not really campaigning against the current congressman -- who doesn't have my views on government, doesn't have my views on where the economy should go," Giuliani said Wednesday morning. "Let's put it this way: a vote against Chris is a vote for Nancy Pelosi. I think Chris will make a much better member of Congress. I think he'll be more accessible. I think he'll be someone who really cares about the problems of his district. But beyond this district -- and I'm worried about the whole country -- think of it this way: This is a vote for or against Nancy Pelosi."
Indeed, the name of Rep. Scott Murphy, D-Glens Falls, never left his lips during a five-and-a-half-minute tear into Pelosi and President Barack Obama. A recent poll showed Pelosi's approval ratings in the 10-county 20th Congressional District are low, and Giuliani's remarks on Gibson's behalf were the most direct effort to date by Republicans to make her the proxy candidate in the race.
Giuliani and Gibson did hit on some major planks of his platform. Walking around the warehouse of the Total Tool Company, the men heard from president Kathy Dederick that her health care premiums were slated to rise 12 percent this year.
"I thought they were supposed to go down," Giuliani said, cameras rolling. "Isn't that what the President said, and Nancy Pelosi?"
During his remarks, Gibson noted Dederick might face a tax increase if "the people's tax cuts" enacted during the Bush administration are allowed to expire. Murphy and other Democrats favor extending the cuts for "middle class" people earning less than $250,000, but because Dederick's company is incorporated so that she and her husband pay taxes on its earnings, she will likely exceed the threshold and be hit.
"It's concerning," Gibson said, noting that demand for the auto-repair equipment Total Tool sells and services is down but they still employ 23 people. "We're going to need to eliminate impediments to growth. ... If these taxes sunset, it's going to hit this business right where it counts."
Gibson did not note, as he often does, that Murphy has voted with Pelosi 90 percent of the time. He left that to Giuliani.
God Bless Guiliani, he may not be my style of Republican (a conservative), but in NY he will be a real asset + at least he is one “RINO” I respect b/c even though I don’t agree with him on 100% of the issues, I at least know that when he speaks, he isn’t lying or telling me what I want to hear, he’s telling his honest opinion!