Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sestak Vs. Toomey

When: Wednesday night
Where: Muhlenberg College
Over: Healthcare reform

As the two challengers spar the old guy with the belt (and the job) stays in training.

Prediction: In his hometown, Toomey will wipe the floor with Sestak. But it doesn't matter. Sestak is simply looking to get his name and face out there so that when he gets his title shot against Specter next Spring, he's ready. If he wins that, he'll have a very good chance against Toomey in a statewide rematch.

By then unpopular Healthcare reform will be a thing of the past. It will either have passed in a more acceptable form or have been defeated. Either way, a year from now, the main issue will once again be the economy. If things are better, Sestak will have a strong edge. (That is if he can knock off Specter.) If not, Toomey will have a slight one.

UPDATE: A preview of tomorrow's debate today (courtesy of Alex Rose.) Round one went to Toomey and the crowd. But give Joe credit for staying on his feet. He's keeping his "left" up but it isn't blocking many punches.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Question is: Who is Pat Toomey? While serving on the House Banking Committee, Toomey, in 1999, helped write House Resolution 10, which led to the repeal of parts of the Depression-era Glass-Steagall Act.[2][3] The repeal of the Act, which had regulated the separation of banks and investment firms, allowed the creation of huge companies that combined banking and investment operations. President Barack Obama and others have pointed to the repeal of Glass-Steagall as a significant cause of the current global financial crisis, on the grounds that it opened up the door for the financial sector to form so-called too big to fail financial services giants like AIG.

Answer: Pat Toomey is another shrub from the Republican party that will eventually deregulate something and another theft will occur.

September 2, 2009 at 3:01 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't Toomey make his money from derivative trading?

September 2, 2009 at 4:58 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

sounds like democratic talking points - usless as there's usually more to the story when these are put out (And let's be honest, same for each side of the aisle). And when it comes to regulation matters in banks, shall we pull up the infamous YouTube videos that suggest otherwise? Seriously, weren't you banned from this Blog?

Let's get more personable - Isn't Joe Sestak the guy who promised and championed the 'independent' theme in his successful run for Congress in 2006, and turned around, becoming a Democrat-lap dog and voting over 97% of the time in favor of his party? Is he not the same guy who's absence from voting is growing? And, now that his ego is saying 'run for senate', isn't he the guy now responsible for our district not having adequate representation?

September 3, 2009 at 8:52 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

steve, with sestak no representation is better than him voting. he went to the right for bush on iraq, then to the left when running against specter. he's got no rudder.

September 3, 2009 at 11:14 PM 

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