Time for all candidates who oppose Democrat incombant Sam Farr, ObamaCare and out of control spending to join forces? Support Republican Candidate Jeff Taylor? Yes and here’s why …Friday, October 29th, 2010
Did you listen to KSCO and the candidates for Congress last Sat. 10-12? Lots of people called in with good questions.
Opposed to Democrat incumbent Sam Farr are a number of candidates including Republican Jeff Taylor.
My question did not get asked.
My question for Sam Farr: The membership roster of the American Socialist Party shows you, Sam Farr, as a member.
If that is true, >why are you a socialist? If that is not true, what have you done to remove your name?
The gist of what I did hear on KSCO: Sam Farr spoke proudly of ObamaCare. Sam Farr lauded his accomplishments to provide government programs to help people.
I wonder whether Sam Farr makes much attempt to listen to his constituents. I don’t think so. For example, Sam Farr said that — in the last 17 years he has been in office representing Santa Cruz and Monterey — he had never heard a Kay Zwerling editorial.
Therefore, I don’t think Sam Farr listens to KSCO — one of the few independent radio stations in northern California.
So what did the other candidates say? The other four candidates sounded more similar than different. All four strongly oppose out of control spending. All four discussed ways how to grow the private sector and create private sector jobs.
The one woman, Mary Larkin, says on her website: “… the current administration seems to have our economy on the fast-track towards destruction and none of us can sit idly by any longer.”
As a conservative independent. I am at odds with all of Sam Farr’s comments per the KSCO discussion. And I liked largely everything that the other four candidates said. So how to choose?
Think of the decision how to vote akin to choosing an ice cream. For me, Sam Farr is akin to licorice which I cannot stand. I could never eat a licorice ice cream cone.
On the other hand, I like strawberry, chocolate, vanilla and mint. Those voices — a Libertarian, a Green Party a Republican and a write-in — all sound good. I liked what I heard from all of them.
How to choose? Like the two basics — Vanilla and Chocolate — the United States has a two party system.
Though I certainly liked what I heard write-in Ron Kabat say on KSCO, I wish as a Tea Party movement supporter he could support Republican Party candidate Jeff Taylor.
What Ron Kabat says on his website:
“My PROPOSAL –> Members of Congress should voluntarily accept a 15% wage cut until our national deficit begins to decrease for three years AND our national unemployment rate falls to 6%….”
I tried to contact Ron Kabat on his web site but there is no contact form, no email address and and no way to leave a message. That sends a message I dislike — it is hard to connect to someone who wants to represent us.
The votes for Kabat, the Libertarian and the Green Party are great as a Custer’s Last Stand but not likely to remove Sam Farr from office.
Let’s hope we get real change: Repeal ObamaCare. Repeal all the bail outs. Cut the deficit. Grow the private sector. Cut taxes. Promote small business. Cut bureaucracy and red tape.
To remove Sam Farr from office, a Democrat and member of the American Socialist Party, - can third party candidates and Tea Party movement supporters agree on what they have in common? Can they support one candidate who can defeat the Democrat “achievements” of the last two years?
What do you say? How best to vote out a Democratic incumbent who has been in office the last 17 years? Let’s get all the third party and Tea Party candidates to join in support of one candidate: Jeff Taylor.
So how is the write-in in Alaska doing? Sarah Palin calls it Operation Chaos.
KFQD 750 AM radio host Dan Fagan is calling the plan an act of “civil disobedience” to protest what he views is an illegal effort by the state to aid Murkowski’s write-in campaign. Fagan supports Republican nominee Joe Miller, a tea party candidate who beat Murkowski in a primary upset earlier this year.
A website devoted to promoting Sarah Palin, another Miller backer, dubs the effort Operation Alaska Chaos.
The state Republican and Democratic parties went to court to stop the state from providing voters at polling stations with a list of write-in candidates’ names. The parties and other voting-rights advocates argue that the list provides Murkowski with an unfair advantage and violates state law.
That case remains active in the Alaska court system, with the state Supreme Court scheduled to hear oral arguments on Friday.
But Fagan isn’t waiting for a last-minute decision. The host hopes that his effort will diminish any advantage Murkowski could receive via the state-sanctioned write-in list, by crowding the list with 100 or so names of new write-in candidates who filed before Thursday’s deadline.
(Photo of Murkowski: AP/Chris Miller)