It isn’t often that I disagree with the Lonely Conservative

Posted: May 19, 2010 by datechguy in elections, opinion/news
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But although I agree the political aspects of Patterson’s decision are apparent he is quite correct. Financially it is much better for the county to wait on this special election.

The biggest fights of the year are actually done. There is no question that Patterson wanted to get votes in favor of Obamacare to congress in his scheduling special elections. With the current majorities the only effect that extra republican vote will have is to perhaps remove one dem from the Fishbait column if a tough vote comes up.

The tens of thousands of dollars saved on such an election might not seem like much, but it might mean be one or two less layoffs or a city or town, or maybe the difference between streetlights being on or off.

Do I think he is playing politics? Sure but it doesn’t make it any less an acceptable decision.

  1. We can’t agree on everything. That would be so boring! ;)