Letters to the editor


Letters to the editor


Date: December 16, 2010


+ Democrats’ losses reflect the voters’ feelings
Dear Editor:
If the Democratic Party wants to know why it loses elections, it needs to look no further than its Sarasota County chairwoman.

According to Ms. Ferrandino, Keith Fitzgerald lost to Ray Pilon because poor ole Keith “is a college professor and doesn’t have the resources to fight $200,000 (pumped into Pilon’s campaign by the Republican Party) at the last minute.”

In fact, Pilon received only $188,000 in total contributions from every source, while Fitzgerald received $336,000. Despite the nearly two-to-one advantage in contributions, Fitzgerald lost.

Ferrandino’s lame attempt to lay off her party’s defeat to the Republicans buying the election illustrates her party’s arrogance. To Ferrandino, the voters are a bunch of dimwits who would have voted for her candidates if not for the rich, evil Republican Party’s money. That the voters simply disliked Fitzgerald’s liberal leanings simply couldn’t be possible.

The Democratic Party’s elitist ideas of governing the peasants in the electorate discounts the idea that the peasants can think for themselves, and if her party didn’t win, it’s not because the electorate was somehow duped into voting against the Democrats. In fact, the Democrats’ losses reflect the disconnect between the issues important to the electorate and the Democrats’ perception of those issues.

John J. Killen Jr.

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  • Are you willing to print the truth about Scott's budget? Instead of cutting $3.3 billion from education, he just moved $1.3 BILLION out of the budget. It is still money that will be spent on education. The actual cut is $2 billion.
    Your stated Justice Administration cut of $490 million is actually a cut of only $37 million. Again $453 MILLION was just moved out of the budget, but is still taxpayer dollars being spent.
    So the REAL budget cut is really $3BILLION. When I worked in Financial Research we called these "Jello Numbers." It's a sham.
  • Sandy Caplan
    Fri 11th Feb 2011
    at 11:10am
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