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The Post-Journal Endorses Horrigan

October 27, 2013

Chautuaqua County residents will vote for a new county executive on Nov. 5. The two running — Democrat Ron Johnson and Republican Vince Horrigan — are newcomers in this level of governing....

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Psychofux

Nov-02-13 5:45 PM

On again, Off again, Gone again Horrigan!

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Emelye

Oct-31-13 2:27 PM

Who would know better about male privilege, Seadog, than someone who had it and lost it?

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Emelye

Oct-31-13 1:48 PM

Seadog, stop inventing stories about me. Nowhere have I even hinted at any "woe is me" complaint. All I did was point out Horrigan's hands off policy for minorities, as was reported in the PJ. That hands off policy is pure Republican/Libertarian but the funny thing is, it always gets applied to poor people and minorities but not to the wealthy elite and corporate plutocracy!

So if you want to debate the merits, Seadoo, then stop propping up straw men by putting words in my mouth.

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CCountyLifer

Oct-29-13 12:28 PM

Surprise, surprise... the journal picks the republican.

Are you even trying to be relevant anymore? All the evidence points that Horrigan is the opposite of what you describe. He is the candidate that offered NO answers.

-his plan for job creation "jobs will open when people retire" Nice. -his plan for the elderly "not the problem of the govt., I have no answers"

Instead of just lugging along with the same old crap, why don't you (the Journal) push him for these answers and be relevant for once. Maybe then you will be more respected as a newspaper and not failing, with an obsolete website.

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Emelye

Oct-29-13 12:11 AM

Thank you, Scallywag. I've been told by many people that I am a unique and talented individual. I'm glad you agree with them!

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Emelye

Oct-29-13 12:08 AM

Actually, I did give you an answer, Seadog. I'm sorry you aren't educated enough to understand it.

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SCALLYWAG

Oct-28-13 9:33 PM

Emely you sure are special

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hacksbgone

Oct-28-13 7:44 PM

Call 'em as I see 'em, Emelye.

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crosshairs

Oct-28-13 5:25 PM

Hey Emelye you didnt answer Sesdog's question.But thats not surprising,you love bomb throwing without any facts.Answer this,how has govt's war on poverty worked out.The left thinks you can keep throwing more money at the problem with no accountability and everything will be fine.They pat themselves on the back and feel good while the underclass continues to grow.Of course thats good news for dems.

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Emelye

Oct-28-13 4:13 PM

Enjoy your white, heterosexual, male privilege, Seadog.

When will you stop the name calling, hacksbgone?

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hacksbgone

Oct-28-13 9:14 AM

Don't waste your rebuttals on Emelye. As the saying goes: "Don’t argue with idiots. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."

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hacksbgone

Oct-28-13 8:14 AM

Well then Norm, by that logic I will be waiting for your endorsement of Larry Barmore for County Clerk, you know, "the one with private sector management experience".

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NPGREEN

Oct-28-13 5:38 AM

As county chair, I pointed out to Ron Johnson some time ago that the Ogden owned newspapers (Observer and Post-Journal) would be endorsing the Republican for County Executive as they have every single time except for Ted Smith. Our county's voters are pretty smart and have no problem voting Dem one year and GOP the next. Best wishes to both candidates and may the one with private sector management experience (Ron) be the winner!

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duckster

Oct-27-13 10:44 PM

man am I shocked.. this beacon of clear thinking went with the older angry white man..oh wait...

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Emelye

Oct-27-13 10:39 PM

Most of the members of the Hispanic community and other people of color are hard working taxpayers who deserve the same kind of consideration for their specific needs as any other group. Mr Horrigan, based on his own statements, doesn't seem to care about them at all, however, and thinks the government should wash its hands of them.

This endorsement, like so so many of the other endorsements the PJ has published, is dead wrong.

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Emelye

Oct-27-13 10:36 PM

"Johnson argued getting the Hispanic community involved in providing services would be the best solution. On the other hand, Horrigan said it is not necessarily the role of government to become involved, but up to nonprofits, religious groups and other organizations." htt p://ww w.post-journal.co m/page/content.detail/id/630282/Horrigan--Johnson-Discuss-Plans-For-Growing-Minority.html

Mr Horrigan doesn't care to help minority citizens. He wants to shove the responsibility to churches (who attach religious dogma to who they will help) and other NGO's whose funding is a lot smaller and a great deal less secure. The end result is clear: people in the lower margins of our society get the raw end of the deal.

Why? The article doesn't really say but since Mr Horrigan is a Republican, it seems his idea of government is one that doesn't help people. Or, at least, doesn't help people of that particular class and ethnicity.

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JFrank

Oct-27-13 10:11 PM

To even suggest that there is any racial overtones in this election is ridiculous. Vince Horrigan is an outstanding man of great character. His work with the Red Cross and his service to our country and community speaks for itself. To say he doesn't care about racial minorities is a sad attempt to slur his name and reputation.

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beastblock

Oct-27-13 10:10 PM

Some of you have more BS then the PJ! Vote Horrigan you most be some of the ones that voted for Obama I would bet!

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Catman

Oct-27-13 7:41 PM

If we look at the two Democrats who were County Executives- Joe Gerace and Mark Thomas - they were both big spenders and left the County worse than they found it. Gerace wasn't honest about the cost of creating the sewer districts and created the disastrous CETA jobs program. Thomas blew through $50 million of tobacco money and had the ominous CPP program. We can't afford another free spending and big taxing Democrat.

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Emelye

Oct-27-13 6:43 PM

hacksbgone, do you have any intelligent argument or does your descent into ad hominem attack admit that you have nothing but invective in your toolkit?

CharlesK, to my everlasting shame and regret, I have voted for Republicans. My only defense is that I did so before they were hijacked by the right wing zealots and the Democratic candidate was clearly unsuitable for the job.

It's curious that I have noted a few specific arguments but have seen nothing substantive against them in the replies so far, isn't it?

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Orangeman

Oct-27-13 6:14 PM

In last 28 years the only Democrat to get the PJ endorsement for County Executive was JCC Dean, Ted Smith, who was running against incumbent Jack Glenzer in 1985.

Since then its been straight Republican 1989, 1993, 1997 Andrew Goodell, Todd Patric in 2001, Greg Edwards in 2005 and 2009. Today another Republican in Vince Horrigan.

Glad to see they are consistant in their Republican support.

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Orangeman

Oct-27-13 6:14 PM

In last 28 years the only Democrat to get the PJ endorsement for County Executive was JCC Dean, Ted Smith, who was running against incumbent Jack Glenzer in 1985.

Since then its been straight Republican 1989, 1993, 1997 Andrew Goodell, Todd Patric in 2001, Greg Edwards in 2005 and 2009. Today another Republican in Vince Horrigan.

Glad to see they are consistant in their Republican support.

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Orangeman

Oct-27-13 5:53 PM

The post journal endorsements are bought and paid for was Republican money.

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CharlesK

Oct-27-13 5:52 PM

I'm betting I'm not going too far out on a limb when I speculate that Emelye has never voted for a Republican. I'll be voting for both Republicans and Democrats this year, something I've always done. And, for what it's worth, the Post Journal has endorsed Democrats in the past. Some of you sheep need to break out of the pasture.

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hacksbgone

Oct-27-13 3:39 PM

Emelye: Your union membership card is showing. Are you in line for a nice pay back if Ron John is elected? I'm sorry, but you can't come in here and glow over Johnson and make generalized untruthful statements and expect to be taken seriously. Go home and take your pet donkeys with you.

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