Monday, June 27, 2005

Pennacchio For Pennsylvania

Rick Santorum is the third highest ranking Republican in the senate. He has been very supportive of President Bush; he supports the war and he supports privatization of Social Security. I can never forget the rally of his supporters who yelled "Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho Social
Security has to go". Like President Bush, Senator Santorum is out of touch with the average
American who opposes the war and wants Social Security to remain as is. Mr. Santorum is the
most vulnerable of all Republican candidates. On June 27, 2005, newly elected Pennsylvania Teachers Union President Ted Kirsch said of Senator Santorum "From wanting to dismantle the Social Security safety net to helping the wealthiest one-percent instead of helping those hurt most by the stagnant economy, Rick Santorum is working against the interests of Pennsylvania's families," Kirsch told delegates. "It is essential that Rick Santorum be voted out of office." Earlier this year Senator Santorum was criticized for accepting a $2000.oo donation from the chief executive of AccuWeather Inc., a prominent
provider of weather data just two days before he introduced a bill that critics say would severely limit the National Weather Service. In addition to this Santorum has used inflammatory language that was directed towards those who disagreed with him. On more than one occasion he accused Democrats of being Nazis. He has said that if we tolerate homosexuality then we will have sexual relations between men and dogs. These types of remarks are unquestionably in poor taste and unbecoming a United States Senator. It is for this reason I advise all Pennsylvania residents to NOT vote for Mr. Santorum. Recent polls show that Bob Casey has a substantial lead over Senator Santorum, Mr. Casey, like Mr. Santorum is a pro-life candidate who is more than willing to take away a woman's right to choose. At a time when the right wing conservative so called "Christians" with very deep pockets are positioning themselves to overturn Roe V. Wade the truly progressive Democratic voter in Pennsylvania has to be very careful about the choice he or she makes for Senator. Chuck Pennacchio is a 'true" Democrat with democratic values. He is against U.S intervention in Iraq. He also has the endorsement of MoveOn.org. I wish that I could vote for him, but I am not a Pennsylvania resident. What I can do though is through the internet encourage Pennsylvania residents to vote for him. I know there are those in the media who say that Casey has the Democratic vote locked up, but don't believe it, this just could be wishful thinking. Daily Kos/Epluribus did an extensive interview with Chuch Pennacchio. I would highly recommend it if you want to know where Chuck Pennacchio stands on the issues. Visit www.DailyKos.com, the article is entitled "Vote For Chuck P. and Concerns About His Campaign".

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