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January 27, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

A vote for Heck is a vote backward

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It appears that the Sun has decided to make a quick run to the far right with its recent endorsement of Joe Heck for Congress in the 3rd District.

I agree with Paul Freeman’s recent letter, “Heck would be a terrible choice/” I also was shocked and distressed with the Sun’s endorsement. I guess the old saying that “politics makes for strange bedfellows” is still very true.

Heck has done little to help Nevada during his brief stay in Washington; I suspect he has never met a Tea Party member whom he disliked or disagreed with. His stand against the Environmental Protection Agency and his statements about a woman’s right to choose make him unacceptable to many voters.

Heck is part of the political spectrum that believes that marching backward is what is best for this country. His views are basically views that a majority of the country endorsed during the 1950s. Of course, we’re no longer in the 1950s.

What Heck offers to the Nevada voters represents nothing that I desire, agree with or need.

Hopefully, the voters in Nevada’s 3rd District will ignore the Sun’s endorsement and not throw their vote away.

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  1. I give the Sun some credit here because they did something more voters on both sides should do. They took two candidates; one of which holds some views they disagree with but has done a decent job in office and one who is a poor candidate who has shown bad judgment and who has demonstrated a lack of understanding of the issues... and endorsed the proper candidate.

    We already have too many people, on both sides, in Congress who do not belong there. The Sun realizes we should not send another one there. More voters, on both sides, should use the same logic.


  2. Dr. Heck will take a page from Governor Romney, soon to be president elect Romney, who took a page from President Reagan. Take the right wing conservative money and support, then tell them to sit down and get out of the way. So he can lead the country from the moderate center.


  3. Larry, the LV Rag picks a token Republicrats to endorse and you're upset? Good thing you're not in charge or we'd all have to toe your leftist line!

  4. Carmine, Of all the votes Heck has cast what percentage have been anything other than toeing the party line?

  5. A person that would vote for Obama then Heck would definitely be inconsistant. The doctor offers a bag of bad medicine- a Ayn Rand type of economic quakery.

  6. "Please Carmine.....crawl out from under that rock that you call home & see what's really going on...."

    I did. The Rock of Ages. You should try it.


  7. In some respects, we need to step back, way back. Enough of the giveaways and government intrusion and return to self reliance and self sufficiency with only a basic safety net for those who have held gainful employment, produced, performed but not for everybody else.

  8. Just that 1% ; right rosie ?

  9. Yeah lets step back to medieval europe that would improve things.

  10. did you make that stuff up and are you really a "sgt." ?

  11. "Carmine, Of all the votes Heck has cast what percentage have been anything other than toeing the party line?"

    If he were a democrat, you'd praise him for voting in lock step with Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. As a GOP, you condemn him for it. What's wrong with this picture?


  12. It was a simple question for Carmine that he is unable to give a straightforward answer to.

  13. No Mr. Schaffer, more like a simple minded question.


  14. Ahhh... cheap sarcasm in place of an answer.

  15. Comic book Sgt how many dubious medicare claims did the sleazy doctor receive ?

  16. "Ahhh... cheap sarcasm in place of an answer."

    No sir, cheap sarcasm as an answer.


  17. Well, that's that, no one should take Carmine seriously.