The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

9 January 2006

Not a swing voter

Sean Gleeson explains why he's voting Republican:

The "Tax-And-Surrender" party is not out of power because of some quirk of fate, but because their principles, such as they are, are odious. I would no sooner vote for a Democrat than for a Baathist. No, not even a "good" Democrat, like Zell Miller or Joe Lieberman. If they're so good, how come they're Democrats?

Hey, some of us have to watch the building until the grownups come back.

(Disclosure: I voted for Lieberman in this state's Presidential primary in 2004, for all the good it did.)

Posted at 10:53 AM to Political Science Fiction


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Though I didn't live in Connecticut, so I couldn't vote for him, I supported Lieberman in his victorious campaign to defeat Lowell Weicker in 1988. And I voted for Richard M. Daley in 1991, but I don't remember why. That is my total history of swing voting.

Posted by: Sean Gleeson at 1:59 PM on 9 January 2006

The local Dem mob, uh party bosses, um... elected officials, just raised Jersey City's muni taxes by 14%. Hoboken's is up about 3% BUT real estate values are through the roof so actually they are spending a lot more than that. One of the city's 3 largest employers, St. Mary's Hospital, is throwing in the towel (and it's not because people aren't getting sick anymore). The Dems tried to get a state college to buy out the soon-to-be-defunct hospital, but they've been cooking the books and bailed on the deal.

Of course, we can take pride in the fact we have more local cops and firemen per capita than almost anywhere in the US, and that they are the best-compensated in the state.

It's a general financial collapse, sort of happening in slow motion.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 9:30 PM on 9 January 2006