The recent tutorial on Charlie Wilson’s candidacy was thought provoking? The criticisms regarding his support of the stimulus package and the affordable health care bill
seem ignorant of the fact that Eastern Ohio is a working class area desperately in need of those types of help. The whining about avoidance of town-hall meetings assumes people in our district want their Congressman to provide a forum for tea-bagger bad manners. The writer’s remaining points demonstrate dis-information and innuendo at their best, while contributing nothing of a positive nature.
Voters in our area need Charlie Wilson’s help in combating the corporate funded foolishness of the 1% and their tea-bagger allies; scurrilous attacks from someone living in Morgantown do nothing to inform the political discussion. Historically, out-of-state opportunists were referred to as scalawagsthe term remains appropriate!
I’m writing this as a rebuttal to a previous opinion article composed by a Bridgeport resident.
Ever since Mr. Wilson announced his candidacy I’ve been waiting to see someone happy for him to return. Luckily, to this point most of the feedback I have seen has been extremely negative.
Before his landslide defeat in the ’10 election, Mr. Wilson could’ve cared less what the people thought. He either voted what “He” thought was best, or what the dictator in the White House told him to. Over the past few days since I learned of this announcement, I took the time to go back and research his insubordination.
He started by voting for the failed stimulus bill that wasted nearly a trillion dollars. He followed up by totally ignoring his constituents and voting for Obamacare. He had several opportunities to hear from his constituents, but canceled or backed out of every chance. Why is that? It’s because he didn’t care what they had to say. How could he ignore the constant protests outside of his Bridgeport office? His only mode of speaking to the voters that he would agree to was over the phone. Very wiley of him to do so. I’ve listened in on one of these before. It’s nearly impossible to get a question in. He knew that would be the case.
Mr. Wilson was a part of the problem we have with Washington itself. There is a total disconnect. We are supposed to have a government of the people, for the people, and by the people. Let’s not also forget the fact that Mr. Wilson is an unstable individual. Just ask his ex-wife. Most people don’t know because there has been a complete media blackout on the fact. However, you can view the exact deposition from his divorce proceedings online. I strongly recommend you do!
Furthermore, as I read through the disconnected logic of that letter I came across, saying once again that anyone who disagrees with the President is a racist. Can we grow up already? Please? Let’s look at our history books. The party of slavery and racism was, is, and will always be the Democratic party. I always found it amusing on my Tea Party page when liberal Democrats would come on there and jump at the opportunity to call Herman Cain the N-word or an “Uncle Tom”. So let’s drop that argument already. No one cares what color he is. Okay?!?!
Again, the writer was misinformed or ignorant when stating that the Republicans “won’t” pass a jobs bill.
There have been no less than 25 such jobs bills passed in the House by Republicans. What happened to these jobs bills you ask? D.O.A in the Senate. Killed by the Democrats. So, please check your facts before stating inaccuracies.
First of all, I’m glad to see that Charlie Wilson is running for Congress in this next election. He is for the middle class and puts the needs of valley residents first.
Rep. Johnson is following the Republican party line instead of what is good for the country. Never before has it been more apparent that the Republican Party is the party of the rich. Instead of signing a pledge to Glover Norquist not to raise taxes on the rich, we need people in Congress that will do what is best for the country. The Republicans want the Bush tax cuts for the rich permanent, yet don’t want to help the middle class with extending the payroll tax cuts or extend unemployment benefits.
Where are all the jobs created by the rich who have had these tax cuts for eight or nine years?
Where are all those who protested when Charlie Wilson didn’t have a town meeting ?
Rep. Bill Johnson hasn’t had any and I haven’t heard anything from them. Unfortunately, I believe many of them were racist and were really upset that Pres. Obama isn’t white.
It is also unfortunate that the Republican Party is doing everything they can to make things worse. They won’t pass job bills or anything that will help the country.
Republican Senate leader, Mitch McConnell has stated many times the number one priority is to make Pres. Obama a one term president, as also has Republican Congressman Eric Cantor. To that end, they won’t pass any bills that will improve things for the middle class or the country.
I have emailed Rep. Johnson and haven’t ever heard back. A matter of fact, during the last election he called our house for “another donation.” I told him we have never donated to his campaign and were for Charlie Wilson. He insisted that my wife had sent a check. I told him that isn’t true.
He asked for my email address and said he’d either sent me proof via email or call me back tomorrow. He said either way, to proof he was right or that I was right, he’d let me know. He lied. We never hear or received anything from him.
We need more Democrats in Congress to help the workingman and residents of the valley like Charlie Wilson always has. He was very visible in the district while serving in Congress. I bet most people in this district wouldn’t know Rep. Bill Johnson if they saw him.