10/01/2010 A personal message to Mr. LoBiondo
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by: gary stein
Mon Nov 01, 2010 at 10:21:14 AM EDT
Frank LoBiondo loves to throw around the word "gaming the system" i.e., some people on extended unemployment insurance are "gaming" the system (no doubt a few are......and, thanks for pointing that out, Frank). Or, the Iranian gov't is "gaming" us as they continue developing a nuclear weapon (hmmmm, Frank, that's terrific, good observation!). Always with the criticism, usually going overboard (he begs for trouble when he does that) and not one idea of his own!
When this arrogant Congressman broke his term limit pledge- the center point of his campaign for an open seat in 1994- he gamed the system!
When he hides from debates....(with me, his 2010 opponent) .he "games" the system. Anyway, what's the use going on and on? They love him down here and don't want to be confused by some very inconvenient truths, namely, that he's a liar.
In the interest of me saving time (there's only one day left for me to maybe sway one or two voters down here in the fiefdom, once known as the 2nd district) below is a short dairy I posted yesterday in the Daily Kos. I'm in the venting stage of my physical and mental withdrawal from any more politics for ......at least the next 2 years. In the Kos diary, there were three links. One was of me and Goliath at a Courrier Post editorial board meeting- my only opportunity to get in his face- and did I ever. One was Sunday's AC Press, touching on the "troop surge" controversy I keep bringing up, and one was him blatantly misleading (lying to) Dave Kurkoski, his 2008 opponent, on his, LoBi's, troop surge position, at a friggin debate! DO THE RULES ALLOW THAT???? By the way, he missed the actual "troop surge' vote, bu
t sort of
said he maid his position known in the well of the House. See what I said above about his never knowing when to shut up. I checked out his slick 5 minute speech before an empty House chamber. Tomorrow is election day; wish me lots of luck.
Democrat (candidate), U.S. Congress, Need Help ASAP
Sun Oct 31, 2010 at 10:11:49 AM PDT
Real grass roots type(Democratic)candidate. No money, given up for dead last spring before it even started, etc, etc. Located in NJ's 2nd congressional district. Big opportunity to unseat a good for nothing, rat fink Republican- almost wasted with two days till the election! Incumbent lately taking orders from Tea Party activists (boy, is he ever). Cap and Trade was just one of many sneaky attempts at seeming bi-partisan. Now he apologizes endlessly for that vote, phony's got to go! Cap and Trade??? I got him on far worse!! Where is the national Democratic party? I just needed 2 more weeks.....I had him, I had him on far, far worse than Cap and Trade! Atlantic City Press, thanks but too little, too late......
* blacksheepboy's diary continued
Kossacks! We'll get you up to speed real quick. Here's today's headline...
Incumbents LoBiondo, Adler go low-key in two very different races for House.
at are only face to face; an editorial board meeting (doing the best I can on another issue, TARP). Here's the slick, dishonest Incumbent in 2008
when the Democrats had a slightly better chance of unseating his sorry *@%!
Got to go. Not in Congress yet, still have my day job (weekends included, I clean offices). There's at least a dozen more youtubes that could have been made off that editorial board meeting, ESPECIALLY on the Troop Surge. No time, no tech. skills. Immigration, health care, Iran and sanctions, this guy can't give a straight answer, I had him that day.
Out the door I go. Driving my silly, "lima-bean" 86 Chevette with campaign decals to one more Mall to campaign for two hours, and then to work. A rushed "diary" for sure Kossacks
. Will wait for short time to see comments. What might have been? Did I mention that nobody filed to run against this guy last spring so I, an average working stiff-registered Republican changed parties to Democrat in March? Something is rotten in this District and I'm sticking around.....as a Democrat from now on.
Anyway, is there any help out there? Somebody know somebody who's got a little sway with the national media? The jerk lied about his Troop Surge position from 2007 at a 2008 debate! He corrupted an election in 08 and now in 2010. No debates this year. The veterans love him, dog lovers, love him (check out his web site) the the yard sign business loves him, and sure, sure about 100,000 registered voters every 2 years like him pretty much too. Forgive them, they don't know the facts. Bye, bye.
Your lame explanations for your calculated position on the "2007 troop surge" don't fool me. "Non-binding" Of course it was non-binding, DEMOCRATS CONTROLLED THE HOUSE, DEMOCRATS WERE TRYING TO FINISH OFF A BESIEGED GEORGE W. BUSH, AND PUTTING THE TROOP SURGE TO A VOTE GOT EVERYONE ON RECORD, "YES" OR "NO" FOR WHAT MOST AMERICANS EXPECTED TO BE A FAILED POLICY. YOU, HAD YOU NOT HAD A FUNERAL TO GO TO, WOULD HAVE VOTED WITH THE DEMOCRATS!!!! That was your position in the well of the House of Representatives. "AnArmyofOne" posted it on YouTube. And don't confuse that vote with any vote that may, or may not have followed. That was vote, that was the time frame- when Bush was on the ropes- that history will look back on.
When you told Dave Kurkowski at a 2008 debate, when he questioned why you missed the vote, and you said you gave a "long statement" in the House Chambers, effectively implying you were for it (you still say "yes" when asked if you were for the surge), you opened the door to this mess in 2010.
You could have told the Democrat, "yes, we were both wrong. It was a tough choice, but you, Mr. Kurkowski (Democrat) would have still been for getting out in 2008." You'd have looked- you would have been- statesman like.
Mr. LoBiondo, had the first half of the non-binding resolution not passed- with bi-partisan support- and had we not gone ahead with the "troop surge" the only option left for the President was a withdrawal, or maybe impeachment! Does anybody remember??? This is important. Had the surge not worked, Iraq would have been lost, Iran would have filled the vacuum (can you imagine?) and forget Afghanistan, they'd have kicked us out two years ago.
What about the American sacrifices up till that point? People in this district are sleeping! Maybe it's too complicated even for the Press, but somebody had to go on record, I'm glad to do it.
p.s. Don't insult my intelligence- the way you do- when mentioning (obfuscating) to anyone asking about this disagreement you and I have, and you confuse things even worse by mentioning the 2nd half of that "non-binding" resolution, I'm fully aware that it didn't pertain to the surge. You know what I'm talking about.
Gary Stein (Democrat)