Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Tom Reynolds

This is a letter that I sent to the Buffalo News and have held off putting up. Doesn't look like they'll publish it:

Stop the Presses! Former Republican congressman Jack Quinn supports Republican congressman Tom Reynolds! Says he’s a great "ally" for Western New York!

He might better say that Reynolds is good for the Republican party. Reynolds spends more time traveling to support the GOP majority than he does coming back to his district.

As Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, Mr. Reynolds is "charged with strengthening" the GOP majority in Congress. This is the party that wants to dismantle Social Security, that wanted to interfere in the Terri Schiavo tragedy, that wants more tax cuts for the Paris Hiltons of America, and the party that has run up unimaginable budget deficits.

It doesn’t matter what Tom Reynolds claims to have done for the district. He oils the GOP machine that Tom DeLay built. He enables the continuation of the GOP culture of corruption.

If you like what the GOP is doing in Washington, if you like that there is no check on President Bush, if you are comfortable with the unmitigated disaster that is the war in Iraq, support Mr. Reynolds. If you want more of the same, send him back to Washington.

If you've had enough, cash him out.