Chesco GOP chairman disputes Dinniman’s claims
To the Editor:
State Senator Andrew Dinniman has spent the last 25 years on the Chester County political scene portraying himself as an independent thinker, as someone who is above party labels. The most recent example of this self-characterization by Dinniman appeared in the September 30, 2016 edition of the Daily Local News.
Per the Daily Local News, “Dinniman said that based on his voting record, he’s the most independent senator in Harrisburg in terms of voting for the interests of his constituents.” Dinniman is quoted as saying, “I am, and have been since my days as a county commissioner, an independent voice. Sometimes I vote with my party; often I vote against it.”
The problem with Dinniman’s attempt to depict himself as an independent lawmaker who often votes against his party? It is simply not true.
Pennsylvania Senate records show that of the 1,597 roll call votes cast since January of 2009, Dinniman only differed with his Democrat leadership a paltry 35 times. Despite claims of political independence, Dinniman voted with his own party 97.8 percent of the time.
What honest, rational person thinks that voting with your own party 97.8 percent of the time is somehow “independent?”
Dinniman characterizing himself as an independent legislator would be laughable if it wasn’t so pathetic. Only a 25-year career politician like Dinniman would be brazen enough to mislead voters this way. He will clearly say anything regardless of the truth.
It is important for voters to finally know the truth about Senator Dinniman before they vote in November. He is exceedingly partisan in Harrisburg and shockingly dishonest with his constituents back home. Val DiGiorgio Chairman, Chester County Republican Committee
Trump not the answer
To the Editor:
Mr. Trump has had numerous bad deals in his private business matters. He has shortchanged workers that completed projects for him that he never paid the construction companies that did the work for him. Is he really going to look out for the middle class in this country? He has no foreign diplomacy skills. And has never had to see how the other side has to make ends meet in day to day living Donna Pilson
A vote for Rzucidlo
To the Editor:
As Election Day comes closer, it’s time for all Pennsylvanians to seriously decide who they are going to vote for. The media would have us think that there are only two people running for office, but we actually have several important down-ticket votes to cast in addition to President. One of those is our Representative for State House.
It appears, that despite his name not being on the ballot for the primary, that the Chester County GOP has finally chosen a candidate who will still be on the ballot at Election Day. Good luck trying to research him, though. Many of his position papers which were previously made public are now password protected. He does have a few thoughts on issues posted, but they are so thin and without substance, it is obvious this is not a job he wanted nor a job he intended to try to get six months ago. His antiunion and anti-woman rants have mysteriously disappeared, as has his “all taxes are bad” statements. Funny, he does propose some things to help with our opiod addiction problem, but has not presented how he will pay for it. And, like many young people, it’s ‘all about him.’ He wants to fix this problem because it has affected his friends.
What about all the issues that don’t affect him personally, where does he stand on those? Does he even know enough in his mid-20s to take a stand? His website leads me to think not.
He’s too young and inexperienced. At best, he’s a kid who decided to go for this and move back to the area on a whim. If he truly wanted this, why didn’t he run in the primary? At worst, we will be subject to yet another Chester County GOP scandal when it is determined that he’s not actually a resident of the district.
No matter where he lives, Eric Roe lacks the experience and the knowledge to have even the smallest inkling of what real families are dealing with, what our public schools are struggling to do, and what our local farmers and businesses need to succeed.
He’s just wrong for us. Vote for Susan Rzucidlo, she’s got our backs and she knows what the 158th, and all of Pennsylvania needs. Lisa Lightner
What happen to conservatism?
To the Editor:
Does anyone know what conservatism is anymore? Conservatism is this little idea that’s been grossly and probably purposely undersold to the American public since the days of Reagan.
Conservatism is the idea that given a strong country, strong economy and freedom, that people can fend for themselves. This gets countered as Conservatives wanting for people to be poor and starve to death. Thank goodness that we have all of these government programs to keep these people barely alive, barely eating and barely having shelter.
Conservatism is the idea that an intact country is a country with a border. It’s a country that has laws allowing people to immigrate in both directions legally through a process. This gets countered as Conservatives wanting for America to be closed to the world, a racist and harsh America that looks down on peoples all over the world.
Conservatism is the idea that a smaller government is a better government. This goes completely ignored, because while we are all holding onto our Conservative principles, the left is selling the idea that jobs, food, housing and happiness all come from the government. They do a darn fine job selling this to the American public.
The American public is bought and paid for. And it’s our fault. Here’s why.
For 20 years, we’ve done nothing to expand our base. We don’t educate blacks and minorities about how better off they’d be living in a country that embraces conservative principles. We don’t control the conversation at all. We’re not doing any talking. We’ve allowed ourselves to be demonized to the point where it will take a generation to undo the damage, and even that may not be enough. We may simply be done.
A. Did we feel we had safety in numbers?
B. Did we feel that we’d win elections on principle, because the good guys always win?
C. Did we think that since our ideas are good that people would just jump on board?
D. Did we assume that blacks and minorities are unreachable? E. All of the above. Answer, E. But while we’ve slept, the big government left has undone everything that we accomplished under Reagan. And they’ve done more. They’ve infiltrated our party with left leaning Republicans who on some issues will side with the big government liberals every time. Think of it like a casino. We win some battles, but the game is rigged towards the Democrats. This holds true regardless of who controls which chamber or both chambers. In reality, we have 1 political party; The Elite. Our Elite Overlords. The elite whom decide our Freedoms.
The elite whom decide our Success.
The elite whom decide our very Survival.
From cradle to grave, this Elite Party controls every part of our lives, from birth, education, family, health and death.
What do we do? As I said, we may simply be done. Welcome to Rock Bottom, nation. The national debt is unthinkable. Total unemployment is 30 percent and probably higher. There’s no manufacturing. No innovation. No invention and no drive. We’ve run out of time. Reagan’s City On A Hill is going dark.
If we have any hope of saving the country, we must begin first with honestly admitting where we currently are as a people. The picture is not good. The outlook is worse. The kind of urgency needed in the righting of the ship is not often seen in human history, but we have no choice. This land was chosen as the last best hope of mankind, and as Ronald Reagan once said, “How can we do any less; we’re Americans.”
A young nation turned to George Washington in their darkest hour. Who will step up this time? Who will be the voice to mend a torn nation?
John Haenn Delaware County Patriots