GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

October 31, 2012

Letter: Why John Tierney gets my vote


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — To the editor,

I am going to vote for our Congressman John Tierney for reelection. Tisei is a nice guy, but I do not think he will speak for me and my district.

First let me tell you why I am not going to vote for Tisei. I am particularly distressed that he hasn’t asked the superpac, Young Republican Guns I think it calls itself, to stop advertising on his behalf. It is able to speak but with no sense that it needs to adhere to the facts. Over $1,000,000 spent to smear Tierney.

I think that Tisei should have asked that it not work for him. It detracts from his character.

I don’t mind that the Republican party has spent so much for Tisei’s election. Why shouldn’t it work to get one of it people elected? We know who and what the Republican party is. However, I am distressed that so much has been written and broadcast to besmirch Tierney’s name and reputation. I keep thinking that all it took to begin to send Martha Stewart to jail were some ill-placed words on an airplane, and didn’t the government go after Sal DiMasi to send him away? Who can forget what the Republicans did to Bill Clinton for his personal acts.

If there were any proof that John Tierney had done something illegal, you can bet that the Republican-led House of Representatives, or some prosecutor who wanted to make a name for himself, would have taken him on by now. They didn’t, so I choose to believe in Tierney.

Now let me say some of the reasons why I will vote to reelect Congressman John Teirney. Tierney has been there for us. He has supported the fishermen’s cause as Mayor Kirk pointed out in a recent letter.

Keeping John Tierney in the House means that the House has a better chance of breaking the gridlock that the Republican House has caused, thus preventing many of the proposals of the administration from moving forward; and at the same time blaming the administration for not doing anything.

The 6th District cannot afford to have someone who will work for the national Republican agenda and not for the district’s needs.

We need someone who will vote to help the national health care program in place, someone who will continue to work to keep Medicare, someone who will work to increase funding for education at all levels, and someone who remembers that the trickle down that was once promised to us never got to us.

We cannot afford to roll the dice and hope Richard Tisei will vote for the 99 percent or even the 47 percent.

We need John Tierney. He has a proven record that supports us.

William M. Nardone

Rocky Pasture Road, Gloucester