The Greenwich Time's Niel Vigdor Tries To Give Us Some Thoughtful Political Analysis, But Comes Up Short.
We put U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., on the spot Friday about President Obama’s September fundraising trip to Connecticut.
“The president is always welcome in Fairfield County,” Himes said to Hearst Connecticut Newspapers via e-mail.
Himes’ comment is 180-degrees from a warning to Obama not to come here by former Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman John Droney, who suggested that the visit could be a liability for the candidates during a taping of the WFSB-Channel 3 Sunday talk show “Face the State.”
But Himes did not say whether he will be at Obama’s side for the upcoming fundraiser, which a Himes aide might conflict with the congressional vote schedule.
State Sen. Dan Debicella, R-Conn., who is challenging the freshman Himes, is hoping to feast on the issue.....
Now Here Is What Third Rate Greenwich Time Political Analyst Niel Vigdor Would Tell You If He Had A Pair Of Journalistic Balls ....
Shelton Resident Dan "No I Really Am A Moderate" Debicella Seeks Support From Connecticut Tea Party Radicals
In 2009, Connecticut Tea Party supporters like Al Alper, Cathy Grippi and failed Republican primary candidate Rob "I Got High And Forgot To Vote" Merkle united around a belief the federal government has exceeded its constitutionally delineated powers and threatens American freedoms.
A CBS News poll released in April 2010, Tea Party supporters tended to be white, male, married and older than age forty-five.
Nearly 9 in 10 disapprove of President Obama’s performance, and 92% believe the President is moving the country toward socialism.
Other polls have shown that a significant number of these tea party radicals also believe that President Obama is a secret Muslim, That President Obama is not really american and that 9/11 was an inside job.
It is no surprise that these radical Connecticut Tea Partiers members harbor a fierce animosity towards incumbents. Supporters classify themselves in opinion polls as not simply “dissatisfied”, but instead, “angry” with incumbents.
Polls reveal the same holds true for these radical Connecticut Tea Party members have the same views about elected officials at the state and local level.
Many of these wrong headed Connecticut Tea Party radicals believe the President Obama's priorities are disproportionately weighted to aiding the poor at the expense of the middle class and wealthier Americans.
At least 25% think that President Obama is a racist who favors blacks over whites, compared with 11% of the general public.
Some of these radical tea party activists like Al Alper have been registering tea party names, setting up local web sites and organizing a small band of radicals that hold little street protests in hopes of starting a third Connecticut political party.
Yet, Alpers dreams of being the Connecticut Tea Party chairman, when all of his supported canidates went down in flames.
Radical Tea Party members, like Al Alpert, have an
ultimate goal is to create a national Tea Party, much like Billionaire Ross Perot's short lived national Reform Party in 1992.
This movement has become a daily talking point on twenty-four hour talk radio and cable network shows,and laid claim to some recent, high-profile events where a megalomaniac named Glen Beck took over the Lincoln Memorial as others came to honor Martin Luther King.
This movement has been in the headlines for about a year, and candidates like Dan Debicella, is hedging his congressional election bet by capitalizing on the Tea Party name in Connecticut.
Debicella tapped into the Tea Party’s appearance of political voltage by portraying slaming the typical country-club Republican's of Greenwich.
Moderate mainstream Republican avoid going to a Dan Debicella event, because they are afraid that
Merle Haggard’s 1969 hit “I’m An Okie from Muskogee” will twang through the public address system as Debicella attendees shout “Chuck Schumer is a terrorist!!!!!"
Debicella has warned us that hundreds of “violent-criminal-illegal immigrants” were pouring over the U.S. border with Mexico.
Any day now, one expects desperate Dan Debicella to try and claim this
claim to represent “the awakening of the silent tea party majority" by saying something stupid like .....
“Just give me a school bus and a big ole gun, and let’s go down to the Greenwich Hospital Emergency Rooms and the places in Stamford where those Mexican's stand out for work and just round them up.”
Don't forget that Dan Debicella is the incumbent politician and insurance company executive has
repeatedly sided with insurance companies voting against nearly all senators to deny coverage for prosthetics, hearing aids for children, and treatments to help cancer patients find bone marrow donors.
Debicella was one of four senators to side with insurance companies against deaf children.
Twice Debicella was one of two votes against requiring coverage of bone marrow treatments designed to expand the National Bone Marrow Registry that helps match cancer patients with donors.
Dan Debicella has the worst environmental record of any Connecticut state senator in the past decade, according to Connecticut’s League of Conservation Voters.
Dan Debicella voted to deny emergency contraception to victims of rape.
In 2007, Dan Debicella was one of three senators to vote against a bill requiring all Connecticut hospitals to offer emergency contraception to rape victims.
Moderate Greenwich Republican candidates like Linda McMahon and Tom Foley wont com with in 10 miles of a radical Connecticut Tea Party or Dan Debicella.
The facts are the facts ...... 35% Of Connecticut's Republicans live in lower Fairfield County and there base is Greenwich, Connecticut Which is socially moderate. Greenwich Republican Representatives and Senators would never vote to deny hearing aids to children.
Greenwich Republicans refer to themselves as "Compassionate Conservatives" and often reject wrong head right wing radicals.
Debicella's desire to jump on the band wagon of the New Right” is turning of Greenwich Republican's who view the out of town Tea Party members as the modern version of the John Birch Society and part of a larger, reactionary drift in American politics.
One Must Judge Dan Debicella By The Company That He Seeks Out ....
VIDEO: The John Birch Society in 1958, Forerunner of the Tea Party Movement?
Providing for the weakest members of society should be a given rather than a fight. Just as a purely Socialist economy is not sustainable neither is a purely Capitalist driven economy as we have ample proof of today in the United States.
So I say again, Jesus was the first Socialist. Perhaps all those who shout from their pulpits and their soapboxes about their moral right to gain riches on the backs and at the cost of others should check their premise. While they are pointing fingers and calling names, perhaps they should read the book they claim that they are standing upon.
The Question Is Not "What Would Jesus Do?"
The Question Is "What Should You Do?"
Dan Debicella Voted To Deny Children Access To Hearing Aids
Would You Or Jesus Do That?
Receiving a child into your arms in the name of Jesus is a way to receive Jesus. And receiving Jesus is a way to receive God. Therefore how we deal with children is a signal of our fellowship with God.
When Jesus saw that his disciples were arguing over which of them was the greatest, “He sat down and called the twelve. . . .And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them,
‘Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.’” (Mark 9:34-37).
According to the scripture Jesus healed thousands of people, from the officials dying son, to the leper, the paralyzed man, the blind man at Bethsaida etc etc...
Jesus never turned anyone away because of a pre-existing condition. He never sent anyone insurmountable bills that ultimately led to financial futility. He never rationed healthcare to those who could afford it, while excluding those who could not,
Jesus taught us that healthcare was not a luxury, it was simply the Christian thing to do.
In fact, healing is a constitutive element of Jesus’ ministry. His first miracles in the Gospel of Mark are casting a demon from a man and healing a woman with a fever. In the whole of the gospels, there are 41 distinct stories of physical or mental healing. Jesus heals the blind, cures the withered hand and stops the bleeding.
He called his followers to do the same. Jesus instructed his disciples to go into towns and “cure the sick who are there” (Luke 10:9).
Jesus would not say don't help that sick illegal alien living and working in Byram section of Greenwich.
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