Me: Sorry, Raquel. I do not support Progressives. I've already let Mike Marnell know my opinion that the Lincoln Eagle ought to oppose you if you run for office in this district. George Bush is sc*m. I cannot support someone who likes him, which you do. You're a nice person, but that does not change the underlying issues. George Bush has done tremendous harm to this country, and I put his supporters in the same category as Obama's supporters. To me, you are equivalent to Rahm Emanuel. That you do not see the difference between Paladino and Lazio only adds further support for my assessment that your political views are opposed to freedom. If you don't know what I'm talking about you need to do some reading, because you are not educated about freedom. And I don't mean the New York Times, which agrees with you about Lazio. I mean John Locke, Murray Rothbard, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich von Hayek, Bertrand de Jouvenal and the Federalist Papers.
Raquel: Mitchell I'm shocked!! We can disagree in a primary race, can't we? Why does Paladino do this to people, I don't get it? Did we even support the same GOP candidate for President in 08, Mitchell? Did it matter? You may have saw Paladino speak a couple of times, but you know me for years. I expect this from amateurs, not from old friends like you.
Me: I have heard Carl speak twice and he has emphasized the following issues: excessive welfare spending and cutting the state budget by 20%. No Republican has such a focus, certainly not Rick Lazio who was involved in the biggest expansion of government in the past 25 years, the corrupt bailout of Wall Street conceptualized by the Republican Party and George W. Bush.
I think it is clear, Raquel, that we have little common ground. You continue to support big government advocates like George Bush and Rick Lazio and, like your fellow Progressives in the Republican Party, are troubled by Mr. Paladino's focus on 20% budget cuts, which you attempt to deflect with an out of context quote about welfare recipients in jail. Afraid of going to jail, are you? In any case, please do not consider me a supporter of anything you have in mind for the future. I do not like Progressives.