CT Delegates to State GOP: 'Go Back to Bed'

Can Connecticut Republicans be competitive this election season? Delegates at the DNC sound off.


Can Connecticut Republicans be competitive this presidential election season?

As reported by the Hartford Courant, state GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola has gone on the record as saying the future of the "blue" state is looking positively "red." But local Democrats say he must be dreaming.

Delegates representing Connecticut at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week shared their thoughts with Patch Thursday.

Sharon Pealer September 07, 2012 at 06:30 PM
So let me get this straight, The Democrats leave a not so enthusiastic convention and believe that somehow they are now ramped up to excite the state? The reality is a 12 point gap in enthusiasm for Democrats this season and a fair number of candidates who have problems showing up, they could have vetted better. Job numbers are not good here and taxes are through the roof under democrat leadership. No matter what they might say I suspect that anyone who has been in a grocery store, at a gas pump or even bought clothes in the weeks before the election might just think about the bottom line on spending.
LiveForFreedom September 08, 2012 at 02:11 PM
I actually agree with the Democrat politicians who spoke. Connecticut voters put social issues, state unions, social welfare and class warfare above the Economy. Even though Connecticut has a $145 Million dollar deficit, $4.10 gasoline, high sales tax of 6.35%, higher excise taxes on cigarettes, liquor and beer, residents are wiling to pay more. The Earned Income Credit redistributes the tax money to the lower wage earners who do not pay taxes and get a tax refund. The state is giving less money to the towns so the middle class is burdened with higher property taxes on homes and automobiles. Town and education services are cut for local districts to remain on budget. The difference between Democrats and Republicans: Democrats think deficits are a Revenue problem. Republicans think deficits are a Spending problem. In 2011 when Edith Prague voted for higher sales tax, higher state income taxes, higher business taxes, higher state gasoline taxes and higher cigarette and liquor taxes, she was quite indignant. Our state senator Edith Prague sums it all up better than I can: "Nobody likes taxes, but that's the way it is. They're not as bad on the middle class as we thought they might be." by Sen. Edith Prague, D-Columbia, an appropriations committee vice-chair, said she approves of Malloy's budget plan as reported by The Day in 2011,


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