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In the past four years, the Republican Party, now claiming a membership of only 27 percent of us, has moved way to the right of the American people.

The Republicans running for Congress and the presidency want to keep tax rates on the wealthy low, in many situations far lower than that on middle-income workers. They claim those breaks would trickle down to the rest of us, but in 30 years of trying, they haven’t. They also want less regulation on businesses and bankers, forgetting how that played a huge role in causing the banking and housing crash of 2008.

The Republican platform, authorized this year by a large majority of House Republicans, would put us back to a society too much like that in the 1920s, with little or no safety net for people encountering bad luck; virtually the end of Medicare and Medicaid as we know it; and with no access for many to good health care. They claim their platform would reduce deficits, but all unbiased studies say it would make matters worse. This platform is fully supported by Mitt Romney, who has selected its author, Paul Ryan, as his running mate.

How could this possibly be in the interest of the majority?

Independent voters must come down off their perch and learn what the Republican Party is up to. And for a change, a large majority of Democrats must vote.

Given the consequences, and with a really good turnout, this election should not even be close.

Victor Reilly

Aiken, S.C.

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Insider Information
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Insider Information 08/25/12 - 11:15 pm
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Where did this person find

Where did this person find his "facts"?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/25/12 - 11:22 pm
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Well Victor, whatever the

Well Victor, whatever the heck Obama and the Democrats have been doing for 3 years and 8 months sure the heck ain't working. I'm thinking it's time for a little CHANGE. Let's face it....businesses ain't going to do any hiring until the commies are out of office and Obamacare is repealed.

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gargoyle 08/26/12 - 12:19 am
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Victor Reilly

After squandering a super majority and while still holding majority in the Senate and the sitting president The Democrats still can only make excuses has to why they have very little progress in the progressive movement. Words take less effort than constructive action, the D party has only told you whom to blame not why they can't construct laws that are not riddled with fatal flaws. Name calling and blame shifting will not fix the problems we face. The villain or victim makes no difference in failure. Mr. Reilly the real question should be how could the 27% of the voting public disrupt the progressive plans of Democrats as you claim? Things not happening, you pinning fault on the Republican Party shows how ineffective the Democratic party platform is.

KSL
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KSL 08/26/12 - 01:03 am
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Poor old Victor. This same

Poor old Victor. This same letter will appear in the Aiken Standard. He likes to write to the Chronicle because the City of Aiken and immediate surrounds are not particularly on board with him and his thoughts.

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myfather15 08/26/12 - 06:56 am
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More important is......

I'm not sure either where Mr. Reilly gets his so called "facts" since this letter is full of nothing but that same liberal talking points LIES, that are getting extremely old.

More important is that according to Politifact and Gallup, 40% of American's are, or say they are conservative, with only 21% claiming liberal. Yes, the republican party is losing many Americans, me for one. Why? Because I'm completely SICK of partisan politics. I call myself independent that way I'm not affiliated with any of these LIARS that hold political office. More and more American's are finding themselves in the same exact position as me. We are sick of the arguing and fighting between politicians. They ALL MAKE US SICK, BOTH major parties. But as I stated, far more American's are conservative, compared to liberal. Thats the important part. Not which PARTY we are affiliated with.

http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2012/feb/24/marco-rubio/maj...

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allhans 08/26/12 - 07:35 am
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Republicans 34.9%, Democrats 34%

These numbers are from recent polls...an average....Mr Reilly..
Really..Where are you getting your "facts".

BTW>>>>>>>>>>>>>Have you seen the movie "2016". It really is worth watching.

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Riverman1 08/26/12 - 11:56 am
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Democratic Senate, No Budget Since Apr. 2009

The Democratic Senate has not presented a concurrent budget resolution since April 29, 2009. They have no idea how or have the will to tackle spending. They won't balance the checkbook and will keep writing checks until they start to bounce as the country is foreclosed on.

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seenitB4 08/26/12 - 09:03 am
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Tired too

Yep...I'm tired too....both sides......we need better choices in politics but it ain't gonna happen anytime soon ....
The news chew them up & spits them out......good men fall by the wayside....in todays world you have to be an actor---well spoken--good looking & also very smart....hah..
When you get good money for gaffes & nude shots (like Prince Harry just found out) that will rule the day.......

southernguy08
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southernguy08 08/26/12 - 09:32 am
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YEAH, I'M LAUGHING
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Hey Victor, do you whistle in the dark? Seen the condition of the country lately? Your sitting president has shown himself to be the total incompetent that he is. You're right in one comment...it won't be close...OBAMA WILL LOSE BIGTIME!!! But cheer up, I'm sure he and Michelle will let you help them pack for the trip back to Chicago.

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rmwhitley 08/26/12 - 09:50 am
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The left
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never seems to get it. The housing crisis was created by the frank-dodd act (a pure act of communism) and the tactics of the democrats to turn America into a 1920's Argentina. For you democrats that are blurred by these facts, please read a little history. Comic books aren't a source of information.

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CobaltGeorge 08/26/12 - 10:50 am
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The Answer

to your question Insider Information is.....MSNBC.

Those facts that are provided by them are only good if you turn off the one cell you have for a brain.

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dstewartsr 08/26/12 - 11:26 am
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DNC Talking Points

...letter. Now I can skip watching the broadcast news networks for a while; all their propaganda has been disseminated in this letter. I recognize the style: "Republican" and "Extreme" are always cojoined; as in liberal-land, where ponies fart butterflies, the word "Democrat" is always linked to "Moderate."

Taking over a healthcare system that covered 93% of the people and replacing it with one that rations care so 95% are served is a "moderate" idea. Taking the equivalent of the nation's ENTIRE income for a year and giving it to unions and pouring the rest down some unaccountable rathole is a "moderate" solution. Giving guns to drug cartels who murder US law enforcemtn then shielding the perpetrators of this scheme is a "moderate" use of executive authority. Hiring workers to make sure illegal aliens have driver's licenses (before the election) while the VA has a quarter-million applications backlogged is an obvious "moderate" allocation of government resources. Silly me, I don't seem to grasp this concept of moderation well.

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bubbasauce 08/26/12 - 11:35 am
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You are right Victor, this

You are right Victor, this election will not even be close. Except you chose the wrong winner. People with any common sense and a job are sick and tired of all the ______ from the Democrats! Fill in the blank Mr. Reilley.

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allhans 08/26/12 - 11:47 am
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Who was it when talking about

Who was it when talking about the Obama said that he can feed the public cra- cakes with a smile, but it is still cra-cakes.

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Tots 08/26/12 - 12:00 pm
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Well,

dang Mr Reilly,your letter was good for two things this morning,1st being a good laugh and the 2nd being a good wipe after the morning constitutional.. THANKS!!!

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BloodySunday 08/26/12 - 01:01 pm
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A new NBC News - Wall Street

A new NBC News - Wall Street journal poll has President Barack Obama beating Romney 94 percent to 0 percent among black voters, and that is not a typo. It's a more extreme version of an advantage Democrats have built since the party's support of civil rights legislation in the 1960s and the adoption of the Republican " Southern strategy" that welcomed disaffected white voters. Ryan's austere budget proposals with cuts to social safety - net programs, as well as what looks like organized voter- ID efforts by mostly Republican - controlled state legislatures that disproportionately affect minorities, the elderly and the pauper, are policy decisions that have made many black voters skeptical about the sincerity of the GOP's big - tent goal.

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JRC2024 08/26/12 - 01:12 pm
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Republican for me Victor

Republican for me Victor

JRC2024
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JRC2024 08/26/12 - 01:51 pm
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Hey Victor, I am going to see

Hey Victor, I am going to see 2016 today. I will buy your ticket and popcorn/drink combination so you can see what a president should not be like. Weak minds and people who think government should control their lives elected him.

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willie7 08/26/12 - 05:39 pm
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It is very sad about some
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It is very sad about some working class people who vote Republican.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 08/26/12 - 07:07 pm
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Just viewed 2016. Go see it

Just viewed 2016. Go see it if you want to see the real Obama and where he came from and where he wants to take this country. It is not good for the world and terrible for the United States. He is a deceiver.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 08/26/12 - 07:23 pm
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WILLIE7
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I'm guessing you know nothing about the racist past of the Democratic Party. George Wallace, Lester Maddox, Richard Russell, Herman Talmadge, Al Gore Sr., all had two things in common...they were die hard racist segregationists, AND THEY WERE ALL DEMOCRATS! You should go see the movie 2016, although I'm betting you won't believe any of it.

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KSL 08/26/12 - 08:22 pm
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Fat chance

Would that Obama supporters were to see it, most likely they would not believe it. There are none so blind...

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madgerman 08/26/12 - 08:44 pm
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I find it somewhat funny that none of our conservatives wanted to defend the ir partys desire to destroy medicare or social security as we know it or the fact that Trickle down hasn't worked since Ronnie brought it out. The question should be how many republicans understand Ryans plans, or the fact that their party is in love with the top one percenters. As usual middle class republicans are trying to save the top one percenters at the expense of their own families.

KSL
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KSL 08/26/12 - 09:28 pm
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Willie, could it be that

Willie, could it be that they work and identify with others who work?

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Georgialina 08/26/12 - 09:39 pm
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Get a job Victor!

Stop drinking to Koolaid already Vic. It's doing damage to your brain cells. Also get a job and pay some taxes and get off the public teet.

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myfather15 08/26/12 - 11:48 pm
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Actually......

Actually, what is sad is that ANYONE would vote liberal, not just working class.

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jimmy23 09/01/12 - 10:41 pm
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I keep hearing that there are

I keep hearing that there are more consevatives than liberals.Really!You are dead wrong, why do you see the GOP doing everthing they can do to keep people from voting.Why, Mrs Sims (Rep) even tried to change the voting date. The less these greedy Republicans have that vote the better their chances are and from what I saw at the GOP Convention, those chances are slim..Obama wins with half his brain tied behind his back,bet on it...

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