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  “RESTORING THE AMERICAN DREAM BUS TOUR”

A MEET AND GREET WITH TOM SMITH - REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR US SENATE - PRIMARY APRIL 24th

TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

GREAT AMERICAN PUB

THE FAYETTE ROOM 123 FAYETTE STREET CONSHOHOCKEN PA, 19428

 

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Bob- thanks for the reminder of the republican primary election, where several unknown candidates are vying for a place to challenge incumbent Bob Casey. I haven't heard of any of these folks. Through googling I found an article in the Delaware County Daily Times "Pa. Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls struggle for name recognition." Here's what they say about Smith: "Then there's Tom Smith of Armstrong County, who is largely retired from a coal-mining enterprise he founded. For practically his entire voting life, he was registered as a Democrat, and even voted in the 2010 Democratic primary — although he claims not to remember who he voted for.

Smith's campaign responded that he has otherwise acted like a conservative and supported conservatives.

The money advantage is Smith's, who has plowed millions of his personal wealth into his campaign already, and Welch's, who also is tapping his own considerable bank account and has the fundraising machinery of the state party to help. Thus far, no major outside group is putting money into the race in an effort to tip the scales."

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Tom Smith was a Reagan Democrat in Democratic Armstrong county. He has contributed over 10s of 1000s to Republicans like Tom Smith and his now rival Sam Rohrer.

 i have posted about Tom Smith endorsed by Steve Forbes, hardly a Democrat. Tom Smith is centered on Constitutional limited goverment and spending restraint. America is headed to bankruptcy. thanks bc59 for a positive and relavant response.

 

Tom Smith is the real deal. Personally, he is as nice and low key as Bob Casey. Tom Smith, though, does want to restrain spending, debt and deficit and Bob Casey has voted to raise the debt ceiling.

 

All the Republican candidates are excellent. We have had both Dave Christian, a real war hero, on the show and expect to have Tom Smith on the show next week.

fyi  the Democrats have a most interesting primary for AG  Kathleen 'a prosecutor not a politician' Kane, independent of the Democratic Establishment leadership and Patrick Murphy, an opportunist endorsed by the party leadership. Kathleen Kane is financed by about $2.4 million of her own money. The Republican is a compromised and conflicted Insider endorsed by BrabenderCoxBrianNuttTomCorbett. I think Kathleen Kane's experience and independence make her the best choice for AG.

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The GOP is extremely disjointed.

In my view, the Tea Party wave of last election has really harmed the GOP.

The Tea Party started out as a group that was supposed to take the government back for the People by following the Constitution, but it turned out to be a bunch of Bush leftovers, religious right types and warmongers - all of whom have little regard for the Constitution.

I think the Tea Party started out with a pure cause (regardless of whether you believe in a constitutionally limited, fiscally prudent federal government or not), but it was hijacked and now it is despised per opinion polls and that has helped fracture the GOP.

As for Smith out of Armstrong County (considered a exurb of Pittsburgh, but quite rural), it would not surprise me if he is a quite conservative Democrat-turned-Republican. There are good many Reagan Democrats in the rural "T".

A lot of rural D's in PA do vote Republican depending on the candidates, though not so much lately as the GOP is so fractured.

Democrat or Republican, on thing I personally tend to like about rural legislators in PA is they tend to be more fiscally conservative, but as with any politician, how they behave when they get to Harrisburg or D.C. and the lobbyists, special interests and the entire political culture gets a hold of them is another story. =================

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Tom Smith is the real deal. He wears cowboy boots everywhere. He is a Citizen Legislator as the Founders of our country envisioned. He aspires to no higher office and will not get rich from government service. In fact, government service will cost him money. He is very unpretentious as a matter of character. Tom Smith will keep his promises. There is no reason not too. 

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Tom Smith is the real deal. He wears cowboy boots everywhere.

How good is that? 

 

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The Tea Party started out as a group that was supposed to take the government back for the People by following the Constitution, but it turned out to be a bunch of Bush leftovers, religious right types and warmongers - all of whom have little regard for the Constitution.

Strange how quickly the 2010 Republican wave shifted from "jobs, jobs, jobs" to manditory vaginal probing.

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Tom Smith is atop the field of Republicans seeking to unseat Sen. Bob Casey, according to a poll released this morning.

Smith has 25.7 percent to Sam Rohrer’s 17.9 percent, but a strong 48.2 percent of respondents are still undecided.

Poll: Smith Leads Senate Race Written by Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor March 29, 2012

                                     

from Union Coal Miner to MultiMillionaire Coal Mine Owner and major contributor to Free Market Pro Growth Candidates

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http://wwdbam.com/sites/all/libraries/mediaplayer-5.7-licensed/force_download.php?file=/sites/wwdbam.com/files/podcasts/C95040312_mono.mp3

Here is podcast link for April 3d show. Please enter into address bar and press "enter" and it should open to Windows Media Player

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looks like the 5 Republican candidates will be debating at the Union League on Wednseday. Bob, are you going to be there? Do you know if it will be televised? http://articles.philly.com/2012-04-02/news/31275714_1_mandatory-sentence-federal-prosecutors-scammer

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No I won't be there. I attended a Tom Smith meet and greet and had a great time. There is no doubt Tom Smith will do what he says he will do - on Job Creation including energy sector, PPACA, government spending and borrowing, Energy Policy including Keystone XL

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it sounds like you have already made up your mind about who to support. I myself am just beginning to research the candidates. When googling Tom Smith on youtube this was the first result. Franklly I'm a little put off by someone who refers to Philadelphia as "Down East" ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDhNy79Sfqs

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Here comes the religious right. I understand that plays well in huge swaths of the state and I don't doubt his word, but that does not play well with me.

No problem being religious, but why does it have to be part of a political platform?

Where are candidates who are for small government and are fiscal conservatives who don't wear their religion on their sleeve (separation of Church and State is a foundation this country was founded upon, it's enshrined in the Bill of Rights in so many words - and in the direct words of the founders, and in my view religion should not be part of public office - or else we are no different than other countries that make religion a part of their political process and non-believers or those with different religious views are discriminated against or worse). And the religious right types never seem to support the Just War theory of Christianity - which does not permit pre-emptive wars.

Religious overtones aside, I otherwise like what he has to say. I think as a former union worker with heavy equipment, that will play well with rural Democrats and I like his focus on jobs – assuming he can stay on track.

His EPA comment will not win urban Democrats, but I doubt he expects those votes anyway.

If he can keep the religious rhetoric out of it (he no doubt will be questioned on ultrasounds for abortions) he seems reasonable enough from a Republican standpoint and I do like that he is not a career politician.

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Tom Smith is no more or less religious than the Founders of our County. Church and State was not separated at state level, only federal level, at the time the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The American Revolution of Liberty of the Individual was preached in American pulpits.

Lasst night Tom Smith spoke of four issues:

1) Job Creation and the disinenctives at fedral level;

2) Simplified Tax Code, which consists  including moving toward a flatter, fairer tax where all contribute something to the General Welfare and some are Not Tax Makers while others are Tax Takers. Imposing tax burdens on the productive can only lead to less productivity. To use the complicated tax code as means to favor some businesses over others can only corrupt both the tax regime and the political process;  FYI "The federal tax code with its 44,000 pages, 5.5 million words, and 721 different forms is a patchwork maze of complexity and a testament to confusion over common sense." Sen. Jim DeMint;

3) Energy Policy. Tom's business was coal and until he sold his company in 2010, he was the 9th largest coal produces in Penna and the 2d largest independent. Tom's three companies employed 130 people and produced 100,000 tons of coal a month. Tom Smith is very familiar with the regulations of the coal industry.

4) Debt and Deficit ... without going into details, the debt and deficit this country faces, and the concommitant de facto devaluation of the dollarand missallocatin of resources by political fiat, has not created jobs and imposed an almost impossible burden on my kids, and Tom's kids and grand children. We can see it happening. and we are scared and compelled.

Tom Smith is the citizen legislator the Founders of our country envisioned. Tom Smith is self financing the primary with $5 million of his own money. Tom Smith is an unpretentious man who lives on the farm he grew up on. His dad died when he was 20 and he still farms this farm and wears cowboy boots.

 

Tom Smith has no interest in establishing a theocracy. Religious bigotry is ugly thing to see, particularly, in my own community. As an American, Tom Smith has a right to profess his religion. This country was founded on Judeo-Christian traditions and values. Values matter. You are what you believe. Tom Smith is not a materialist.

 

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Church and State was not separated at state level, only federal level, at the time the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Are you saying the founders intended for the States to have the latitude to establish a State specific religion and for the States to take preference of one religion over another, in direct violation of the First Amendment and that the founders believed the establishment clause of the 1A had no bearing on States regarding separation or no aid as well as accommodation?

Even if that were true, let’s look at how the Pennsylvania Constitution addressed this in 1790 – one year after the U.S. Constitution was ratified and when you say the First Amendment did not apply to the States.

From the 1790 Pennsylvania Constitution:

ARTICLE IX

Section 3. That all men have a natural and unalienable right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences; that no man can or of right be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship, or maintain any ministry against his consent: that no human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rites of conscience; that no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishments or modes of worship.

So even if you were to believe that that the First Amendment did not apply to the States until the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment solidified it, the PA Constitution as written in 1790 separated Church and State.

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The Social Issues are a distraction to this election. The issue is Jobs, the economy, the debt and the deficit; the Fed and the Administration have diluted and devalued the currency. It is indisputable that trillions have been spent and the employment rate is anemic.

There are few who believe the headline number;   The unemployment rate drops to 8.2% for one simple reason: the number of people not in the labor force is back to all time highs: 87,897,000.  Tyler Darden ZeroHedgeFund April 6, 2012

" The “real” unemployment or U-6 rate is 14.5 percent for March 2012, down 0.4 percent from February. This is the total percentage of unemployed workers, plus the marginally attached workers and part time workers for economic reasons." Republican Study Committee April  6 2012 READ MORE

$15 trillion in debt and$1.5 trillion in deficitand where are the jobs. Inflating the currency by government fiat  can go only so far and then reality kicks in.

Jobs Jobs Jobs Grocery prices accelerate noticeably every time I go to Trader Joe’s. $4 a gallon gas and how that is affecting families every day.

   Who said: “It’s the economy, stupid?”James Carville was right in 1992 and he is right in 2012.

These are serious times and we need to focus on those problems that truly are the important issues that will determine this election.

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Bob- what about Steve Welch? He appears to be the endorsed Republican candidate. He's from Malvern PA. Here's a video of him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tONM0-do7-M&feature=related

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The fact that he is the endorsed Republican candidate does not sit well with me personally.

In my view, both political parties are inherently corrupt as they are bought-and-paid for by various lobbyists and special interests, Wall Street, Big Business - you name it.

The two political parties, in my view, tend to work for their own interests, for the special interests who pay them off, and the interests of Big Government, before they work for the interests of the People - though they do throw citizens a bone every now and then to appease the uninformed electorate.

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Steve Welch won't be a disaster. We have all gone off the track from time to time. My complaint is that Steve Welch is entwined with the self serving, self absorbed BrabenderCoxBrianNuttTomCorbett Establishment Insiders who has led us in wrong direction in this state.

Steve Welch is an amazingly successful businessman-entrepreneur with real world experience in creating products people want and use and raise our standard of living. Steve Welch lives Family Values and is a good guy. His entanglement with the Establishment does taint his attractiveness as a candidate. If he is chosen by Republican electorate, I wlll, enthusiastically, support him against Bob "where are the jobs" Casey.

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Uh oh looks like Tom Smith's got a case of the Akin goggles

http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2012/08/akin-trips-up-s.php

Do I condone rape? Absolutely not. Do I propose life? Yes I do. I'm pro-life, period. A life is a life, and it needs protected. Who's going to protect it? We have to. I mean that's, I believe life begins at conception. I'm not going to argue about the method of conception. It's a life, and I'm pro-life. It's that simple.

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More from the article linked by Lexo http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2012/08/akin-trips-up-s.php

Missouri Rep. Todd Akin is still causing headaches for Republicans around the country. The latest example came today in Pennsylvania, where GOP Senate nominee Tom Smith seemed to compare having a child out of wedlock to rape.

After speaking to the Pennsylvania Press Club, reporters asked Smith about Akin's now-infamous comments about rape. Smith condemned Akin's remarks but also told reporters he opposed abortion under all circumstances, including in cases of rape and incest.

When asked how he would tell a daughter or granddaughter who had been raped that she couldn't have an abortion, Smith said he "lived something similar to that with my own family."

Pressed by reporters, Smith revealed that his daughter gave birth to a child out of wedlock. Asked if that situation is analogous to rape, Smith replied: "No, no, no, but...put yourself in a father's situation, yes. It is similar."

Smith backed off the comparison later in the conversation, but the damage may already have been done, politically speaking. 

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Not a big Casey fan, but this guy is toast, and deserves to be.

The mossback misogyny emerging this election season is something to behold.

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