Monday, October 09, 2006

Northeast Times Demands Debate

From the Northeast Times:

With a multitude of hot-button issues that members of Congress wrestle with on a regular basis — the war, health care, still-high gasoline prices, perverted congressmen like sleazebag Mark Foley, gun control, school shootings like the horrible, disgusting, heart-wrenching massacre in Lancaster on Monday — any member of, or candidate for, Congress who refuses to engage in a public debate with his or her opponent on these issues and others is doing the voters an extreme disservice.

Sadly, that’s just what freshman Rep. Allyson Schwartz is doing, and her action, or inaction, to be precise, is deplorable.

The Schwartz campaign spokeswoman’s explanation that [Raj] Bhakta has "no respect for the voters of Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery County" doesn’t hold water, and in fact is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

Democracy, and the free, open and respectable exchange of ideas that accompanies it, should impel Rep. Schwartz to debate her challenger.

Memo to Rep. Schwartz: The election will take place in 33 days. There’s still time for you to do the right thing… you should show the voters what you’re made of.


Anonymous looking italian said...

Hmmm... the part of the editorial describing Raj as "lightweight" and having "plenty of style but little substance" was left out. Guess it was just an oversight... like defaming John White was just a typo.

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Larissa said...

You need to cut Raj some slack. Can you imagine being over the age of 30, not having any formal employment, and pinning your hopes on making it to Congress? The guy has some good ideas and is doing the best he can.

6:04 PM  

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