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Local politics need to be cleansed

January 15, 2013

Is there something in the water in this area that makes people continue to elect public officials whose transgressions range from the inept to the criminal? Let’s visit a few ghosts of politicians......

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thinkfirst

Jan-15-13 8:18 PM

At last someone else who sees Scumbag Tim for who he is. The GOP needs to run stronger people against him. Hope they are looking for a replacement now.

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SURV69

Jan-16-13 8:47 AM

Believe you me, the corrupt thinking goes a lot deeper into the pot than these examples.

I've always said . . . regarding Trumbull politics that if there's a right(legal) way and a "less", than right(marginally legal), way to do things, you can bet how things will get done.

I blame it on long-term one-party politics.

With two party politics, we at least have a sordid sort of checks & balances.

With our one party politics, elections mean little and elected officials pretty much operate in noncompliance to applicable laws in a wink & nod environment.

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WATERMAN

Jan-17-13 10:48 PM

thinkfirst...

We are looking for candidates. Go to GOP HQ at the Mall down License Bureau corridor. Perhaps you can help with our recruiting effort. Now is the time while you are passionate.

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truthmonger

Jan-18-13 4:14 PM

Corruption in politics is a local phenomenon? And to be fair, we should uphold high moral standards locally, not because the regional politics embrace a party you disagree with...but because it'll fix our problems.

Or is America becoming dumber precisely because we are more deeply entrenched in our partisan worship? We choose to overlook corruption in our own party because we see the other party as "evil" or as "the root cause" of America's ills. This isn't analysis it's witchcraft.

Back in the 70's fraternization bewteen republicans and democrats was the norm! It's taken quite a concerted effort to ruin this.

Bias test: ask yourself if accountability over a politicians' drinking problem was a concern to you when Dick Cheney shot his friend in the face while hunting (drunk) and went into hiding for a day? Or when George W Bush's driving record disappeared?

Accountability must be bipartisan at the local, state, and national level.

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WATERMAN

Jan-29-13 9:03 AM

A lot of problems could be solved if we work hard to get a few Republicans in the Government. These current office holders get no second opinions about things they do. No checks and balances. They do what the want and look where we are. The Commissioners are responsible for the Board of Health. Look at that mess especially the sewer debacle. Look at Childrens Services. They fall under the Commissoners too. The Commissioners are incompetant. Let's start there to improve our Government. It would be nice to see some candidates come forward.

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mycommonsense

Jan-29-13 9:55 AM

A GREAT ARTICLE - WHY DO WE KEEP THESE PEOPLE IN OFFICE - ELECTION AFTER ELECTION. THEN WE CRY WHEN THEY ARE EXPOSED BUT DOES ANYTHING EVER HAPPEN? NO, THEY GET REELECTED! THIS IS SO SAD AND WE WILL ALL LIVE TO SEE THE RESULTS OF ELECTING BAD PEOPLE TO REPRESENT US IN GOVERNMENT.

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jonathon

Feb-15-13 7:24 AM

"Covered up" Sam, plain and simple, quit making excuses for your boy, it makes you look like you have an agenda, wait a minute, you do don't you libtard?

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