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Has anyone seen Senator Bob Casey?!?

Should you run into Bob Casey, you experience a true Sasquatch political moment. We know he's out there; we just never see him. You might ask about his opposition to Rowe v. Wade and gay marriage.

In Pennsylvania, we're deeply concerned.  It seems one of our U.S. Senators is MISSING!!

At first, no one was very concerned. After all, Senator Bob Casey wasn't exactly a public presence anywhere in Washington, D.C. - let alone in Pennsylvania - for almost the entire SIX YEARS that he's been Pennsylvania's lesser light in the U.S. Senate.

Go ahead and take a minute ... Think back as far as you can over the past six years and ask yourself, how many times you have heard of Casey accomplishing anything for Pennsylvania or anything for the country? How many times have you heard Senator M.I.A speak out to you - as Pennsylvanians or as Americans - on the important issues of the day? What has he DONE during his SIX YEARS in the U.S. Senate?

For comparison look to the public profile of Pennsylvania's other U.S. Senator, Pat Toomey. If you pay attention, you will see him cable and TV news outlets, advocating for those programs and actions he believes would improve the country. Whether you agree or disagree with Toomey is immaterial; he is out there putting his reputation and political future on the line!

Bob Casey? His biggest contribution as a U.S. Senator has been as a silent supporter of President Obama's policies and programs, including Obamacare, the economy with its 12.3 million people out of work, the national debt which is up from $10 trillion to $16 trillion, and the decisions to "distance" the U.S. from Israel.

Ask yourself, Where has Senator Casey been on the important social issues of the day?  Issues like women's choice or gay marriage?? As a devout Catholic, Bob Casey believes Rowe v. Wade should be overturned and is opposed to gay marriage. Yet a review of Bob Casey's Web site shows NOTHING on EITHER subject.

You want to know why you won't find them? You won't find them because Casey knows many Democrats, those who will vote this Tuesday for President Obama, would not normally vote for an anti-Choice, anti-gay marriage candidate!

Casey would rather stay SILENT than take a public stand that would potentially damage his political prospects!

Tom Smith is a self-made man, who mortgaged everything he had to create Jobs and Opportunity in Pennsylvania. He managed several successful businesses through tough economies in highly regulated industries.

As a fiscal conservative, he wants to simplify the tax code and to reign in out-of-control Federal spending. As a successful creator of energy jobs in Pennsylvania, Mr. Smith is in favor of developing American energy opportunities to provide Jobs for Americans.

Visit the Tom Smith for Senate Web site to learn more or to make a donation to the American Red Cross for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. You can also check out Smith's DETAILED plans for the Country on his issues Web site.

You may not agree with Smith on every issue; but at least he's not shy about telling you where he stands!

Then, when you leave the Smith Web site, take a wander over to Bob Casey's Web site for the three-sentence blurbs he provides on the important issues in this country.  

Just don't expect anything on Women's Rights or LGBT issues. They aren't there, and for good reason.

Now ask yourself, is this the kind of Senator Pennsylvania needs?

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For more from Mike, visit www.crankymanslawn.com. See My Case for Mitt Romney.

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Mike Shortall Sr November 06, 2012 at 03:04 AM
Paycheck Fairness Act ... All that in 6 years?!? Hope it was worth the wait.
Bettina November 07, 2012 at 01:02 PM
hey Mike....,has anyone seen Tom Smith? who's your Senator, Mike ? :)
Mike Shortall Sr November 07, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Pat Toomey and Mediocrity
Bob November 09, 2012 at 09:58 PM
The Paycheck Fairness Act needs more oversight. Companies should post what each employee has earned in each pay cycle. This act doesn't allow employees to know what their fellow employees have earned annually.
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