September 13, 2010

Welch takes aim at Colapietro

One of State Senate hopeful Jason Welch's billboards in Bristol.

Republican State Senate hopeful Jason Welch released some campaign posters over the weekend detailing his differences with the incumbent Democrat, longtime state Sen. Tom Colapietro of Bristol. You can see PDFs of them by clicking here and here.
It looks like the race is heating up.
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89 comments:

Anonymous said...

GO WELCH!!!

Buh-bye tommie!

Anonymous said...

I hope the voters in Bristol wake up! These guys that have been in there for years are going to bankrupt the State or raise your taxes so much you will need to work 3 jobs just to put food on the table.

Anonymous said...

There's no way Dudley Doo-right Welch, Trust Fund TJ and their union thug buddy will beat Tommie-Toupe' and his army of union-thugs.

Anonymous said...

Is THIS how he is using OUR money?

Anonymous said...

Hot head needs to go!!!!

Anonymous said...

welch has not will not say anything he has to be told what to say he has live in the 31th less than a year

Anonymous said...

What is a free market advocate?

Anonymous said...

Time for a change .Vote Jason Welch

Anonymous said...

Isn't that pretty expensive to pay for out of taxpayers money. Oops I forgot you Republicans can spend it but nobody else!

Anonymous said...

Don't bet on it 9:27 you have always been wrong and that won't chnge. Kinda like you old and usless.I wanna see you cry when it's over.

Anonymous said...

I guess Welch and Betts has to buy something big to let people knnow who they are. Didn't Betts run for Mayor cause the Barns$$$$ wanted him to? And Welch can be a puppet with him.

Anonymous said...

an advocate for the principles of a free market, capitalist economy.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the GOP has a solid candidate in Mr. Welch. I wonder if the "He's one of us!" campaign is going to be enough this time to get people to look the other way when it comes to Colapietro's record. I'm sure with the union stooges it will be enough. I can just see Testes, Lydumb and the Boy Toy driving him around on election day like the always do. Is he one of us who drives himself around, or one of us who has a driver? Why does he always have a driver? Is he one of really one of us? I would love to see his resume and learn more about him? Where did he grow up? Where did he go to school? What's his level of education, etc....

Anonymous said...

Wherever the Democrats get scared all they know how to do it criticize the Republicans.

Why is it that the Republicans always have a actual fact to back up their criticism of a Democrat?

Anonymous said...

1:11

Betts lost by a big margin, but he did do much better than Mocabee!

Anonymous said...

How about a rebuttal to what Welch is saying?

Nahh, we will just say "He's not one of us!"

I know plenty of people who are one of us that I would not leading us. That list include Colapietro. He had his chance and has been a part of the leadership that has run this state to the brink of bankrupcy. Time for a change. Tommie has got to go!

Anonymous said...

voting for Jason!

AnonymousWestconnStudent said...
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Anonymous said...

Septembet 13/1:08 PM,

First - I'm not old.
Second - Not useless either.
Third - How in the hell would you know if I'm "always wrong?"
Fourth - You've already got me crying. I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. Thanks!

GO WELCH! (buh-bye tommie!!)

Anonymous said...

3:07 Blah,Blah Blah. Nothing better yet?

Anonymous said...

2:01 you are a joke .....funny when the republcans complain about everything they are so scared they won't even say who they are. Or what they stand for. Scared ? You oughttabe. LOL

Anonymous said...

3:07 It would really be nice but you don't have enough B2@@s to say anything?

Anonymous said...

1:38 Grow up and learn to spell will ya? Yawn

Anonymous said...

I don't think there are too many people like you weirdo's. 3:7 ie: all the jerks on here.Poor unhappy losers.I want to see you eat dirt but I guess your going to play it safe and not say who you are.

Anonymous said...

To Glass House (AKA 9:48):

Are you seriously making fun of the way Welch looks, when your guy looks the way he does? The toupe, the mustache.... Are you serious?!?!?

Tommie looks like the criminal he is.

Its time for a change. Vote for Jason Welch this fall! We can not afford Colapietro any longer.

Anonymous said...

G.E.D.

David said...

People are struggling to keep there heads above water and the republcan candidate is spending george W Bush tax break for the wealthy.Welch has values for the top 1%. Becareful voters this guy is for the rich ,richer and for get the middle class..Can you afford to buy George Carpenters old House????? Welch for the rich!

Anonymous said...

Who is pulling Welch's strings?

Barnes, Mocabee, Krawiecki?

Anonymous said...

September 13, 2010 4:56 PM How do I know? LMAO Because your a typical whining republican that's how! Old Rhetorcal "useless" jerk !

Anonymous said...

Be polite, please. Be aware, too, that your words will mean more if you identify yourself. If you see a comment that should be killed, please tell me about it, including where I can find it in order to remove it. Do yourself a favor and remember that somebody can sue you, subpoena records from Google and find out who you are. So don't say something you wouldn't want to defend in court. Hey the children must play .

Anonymous said...

More of the same old rhetoric from the Union thug democrats. Republicans care only about the rich. If you have money you're evil! Blah, blah, blah.

How about Tommie defends his record. Nope. It aint gonna happen.

How about a debate. Nope. That aint gonna happen either.

Tommie has been a part of the leadership for one of the most liberal states in the country for over a decade, and what do we have to show for it?

West Conn can say whatever he wants, but Rowland and Rell were merely tiny counterweights to the Democratic legislature. They could barely make a dent and most of the time only delayed the inevitable tax and spend.

Welch will get my vote all the way.

Anonymous said...

Awww come on 9:15 you've been namecalling ever since Colapietro beat you jerks. You aren't fooling anyone . HaHAHaha at least he has a face and a name .........not like you ,coward.

Anonymous said...

Tom has disappointed me greatly in recent years. The stands he takes and the way he votes have done nothing for me. This year I am voting for Jason, and I am grateful to the Republicans for putting up a good man that I can support.

Anonymous said...

Those people that constantly defend the unions and criticize the Republicans must not have any children or grandchildren. They just don't seem to care about the future generations when they bully the governments for their raises and pensions. Why don't these "workers" come out from under the control of these unions and start negotiating their own terms. That's what people in the private sector do. They work on their own for what they have. If they are able to make enough money to put it away for retirement, great; but that is a risk they take. If they are employed by a company, then they don't have anyone bullying the businesses for their benefits and raises. It only comes based upon profits. I don't understand what kind of logic is applied here. The private sector is puttering along; people are unemployed and earnings are 1/2 of what they were and the public sector bullies for what they "deserve". The union leaders strike fear into their members. It's a pretty mixed up world, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

You can tell 10:39 is a Republican. "What have you done for ME lately" If I don't get something for ME personally I'm gonna cry and STILL vote against Tom.

Anonymous said...

Remember Dudley do right is listening to the Republicans. He has all the answers whether you believe them or not. Seems like the Republicans have a hard time telling the truth.

Anonymous said...

8:39 PM, You couldn't be more wrong. I'm a democrat and I'm voting for Welch. I agree with the comments being made here by the intelligent folks (people who can express themselves without all the name calling and repressed anger). It is time for a change!

GO WELCH!!!

I'll be voting GOP said...

Anonwestconn:

Almost everything you wrote is utterly useless except perhaps the "tax break for used (capital) equipment".

The new stuff is all made in Asia anyway, so how about this?

Lower the cost of doing business in CT by reducing government spending. Enact Right to Work laws like in Texas and Missippi where all the manufaturing jobs have been going for the last 20 years.

There are major airports in Mississippi that cater almost exclusively to the industrial parks. It's time for our government to get it's head out of it's proverbial ___.

Anonymous said...

The Republicans finally have a decent candidate. Congrantulations, you will finally get my vote. I will not support Colapietro because he is not one of us. My people, regardless of party affiliation, want the death penalty for the murderous felons who took the lives of Dr. Petit's wife and children. Tom is out of touch.

Anonymous said...

AnonymousWestconnStudent - you are very misguided. You are right the R's have held the Governors spot for some time, but the Dems have controlled the Capital for many, many, many years. So to stay its the Governors problem is just an easy way to place blame. When the Dems slash spending and actually start negotiating with the Unions - Dems are the reason we are in this mess. Because they are the only ones to get us out of this mess since they control the capital.

Anonymous said...

8:41 will get your vote anyway . Wasn't it Rowland that said he would do away with the income tax just to get your vote? And your still defending an ex convict? Typical republican trash .

Anonymous said...

Hear hear West conn but you are talking to deaf ears. They don't care about anybody but themselves.

Anonymous said...

1:38 PM: We may have deaf ears (good thing we're reading and writing), but you and Westconn are dumb and blind (emphasis on the dumb).

Doing the same thing over and over (Colapietro) and expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity.

Time for a change - Jason Welch!

Matt said...

The Republicans have only sat in the Gov's seat since 1995. Prior to that was Weicker, O'Neill and Grasso. None were Republicans. That's only 15 years. For those 15 years the Dems controlled the legislature. Thus controlled spending.

Gov. Rell did show a lack of leadership not vetoing the most recent spending bill. So what if the Dems have a veto proof majority. Let them own that crap pile that call a spending bill.

In ten years state spending has balloned by over ten billion dollars. If you are satisfied with that kind of reckless spending, vote for the same people that crate the spending bills - the Dems. If you think a near doubling of state spending in ten years is acceptable, vote for the dems. It's that simple.

There is waste EVERYWHERE. Personal drivers for elected officials, a car for each state cop to usher his/her family in. Millions of dollars for campaign signs, billboards, and paid staff(staff that was mostly volunteer prior to the state funding of elections)

To everyone complaining remember to vote. If you don't vote don't complain.

Anonymous said...

1:38

Are you talking about the unions?

Anonymous said...

Go Welch!!!

Anonymous said...

3:33 Look who's talking about doing things over and over again. We already know you're insane Alex.
You nitwits are all evil clones.

Anonymous said...

UH excuse me weicker was a republican until he smartened up and got away from you liers. Rowland and Rell are Republicans and they are our last two Governors. Stop living in the past and lying will ya ?

Anonymous said...

5:48 AM, I am not "Alex" but you've made it blantly clear who the "nitwit" is.

Vote Welch!

Anonymous said...

Free Market Advocates, those are the guys that are most resposible for our Nations fiscal crisis. They convinced the legislators at the State and Federal level to deregulate the financial markets and now we have the mess we are in.

Anonymous said...

September 15, 2010 5:48 AM:

The insane one is clearly you. Let me add foolish to that as well.

Anonymous said...

It appears the Dems are nervous about Welch. This is great. There is finally a good candidate put up by the GOP. This will by fun. I hope there is a a debate.

Anonymous said...

I ain't nervous ! Where are you dingbats getting all your dope .......dope!

Anonymous said...

5:48 Thanks we already know that you are part of the "nitwit" organization.

Anonymous said...

Are we having fun namecalling? Seem to easy to do that.

Anonymous said...

Go Colapietro

garbled said...

9:23 - debate? that means that colapietro will have to make sense, not happenin'.

Anonymous said...

If there is a Debate Tom will only be able to say he has helped the Unions which has increased spending and increased the size of government. I cant wait!

Who's Jason? Your next State Senator in the 31st!

Anonymous said...

STOP ALL THE NAME CALLING. TOMMY HAD MANY MANY YEARS TO DO SOMETHING GOOD. ALL YOU UNEMPKOYED UNION PEOPLE LETS GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME. TOMMIE' S BEEN IN THE SENATE WAY TO LONG. LETS MAKE THE CHANGE. VOTE FOR JASON. A THIS IS FROM AN UNEMPLOYED UNION BROTHER. TIME FOR TOMMY TO GET ANOTHER JOB. THATS IF HE CAN FIND ONE IN TIS COUNTRY OR STATE. TOMMY HAS HAD CONTROL FOR MANY YEArs it's time to leave. tommy is part of yhe problen not the solution

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Anonymous said...

Like I said I ain't nervous are you ?

Anonymous said...

9:23 And the good candidate came from where? And when?

Anonymous said...

Shakin in their boots.

I love it!

Anonymous said...

3:50 PM: Yes, I agree! Please go Colapietro. Make way for someone who will get rattled by the mess we're in. All those folks who were shouting about change - here it is - Jason Welch!

Anonymous said...

AnonymousWestconnStudent - go back to school. CT is the second smallest state - with the State of Ct as the biggest employer! Why? Why has the government doubled since the 90's? Let me see - oh wait! Democrats have had control of the capital that is why! our debt is huge because we pay out dearly in employee salaries and benefits. Stop this talk of Republican bashing against the Unions - because there is plenty of Democrats that say the size of our State government is way to big and out of control.

Matt said...

To WestConn Student - I volunteered on two state senator campaigns and in neither case was the campaign chair paid. We ran on shoe string budgets because quite frankly we could not win. The only thing the CEP law did was fund candidates that can't win.

It will be very interesting when 10 years of CEP has past if there is a change in the number of seats that change hands. The true measure of success for CEP. If we still have a 90+% re-election rate than the money is wasted. We should focus on fair re-districting to eliminate safe seats for either party.

Anonymous said...

The only reason we wear 11:35boots is because the more you write the deeper it gets.

Anonymous said...

The Petit case is a good example of why people might be in favor of the death penalty. There is nothing "immoral" about bringing that up. Tom is against the death penalty. He can't run away from his record.

Anonymous said...

anonwestconn-ultra-liberal-stooge:

With all due respect (which is virtually none), it is obvious you are clueless.

I doubt anyone reads any of your garbage. I sure do not.

Republican for the toupe' said...

When has Colapietro been against the death penalty? I believe he is for it, especially with Hayes and Kamisarwhatshisface.

Anonymous said...

We can not afford another term with Tommie C. We are on the verge of being bankrupt and it is all the Dems fault. Get them out of office.

Vote for Welch and the whole GOP ticket!

AnonymousWestconnStudent said...
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Anonymous said...

Buh-bye tommie!

Anonymous said...

I am an unaffiliated voter and I have been watching this blog for a few weeks now. I do like to keep up with happenings around Bristol. My evaluation of this blog is as is.
The reporter seems to be trying to give us the news. I commend him for that. However as I have been trying to hear what people think about issues I can't .
Mainly because of every time I get interested in something it turns into a political name calling blog.
No more purpose for me to continue to watch or god forbid participate. I have better places to get the local news. I do not want to get involved in this kind of media therefore I will not watch this fiasco any longer. Have fun kids. Thank god I am unaffiliated. We normal people like the news but we don't like watching these antics. The only thing I really don't understand is why the reporter allows this to happen. Does he like this stuff? The person who told me about this was absolutely right. “No news here”

Anonymous said...

5:24 dream on and we really wanna see you cry when it's over.

wrong again westconnliberalnaivestooge said...

anonwestconnstooge:

All I see is a long post from a clueless fool (you).

I have not read you long winded post(s) ever. Again I just see the posts are long and being from you, I ignore them as I would ignore any jibberish.

Too bad you don't have the brains to figure that out.

Sorry, wrong again.

wroting expercise for westconnliberalstooge said...

westconnliberaldope:

Try not copying and pasting every post you respond to.

Can you not write a reponse without doing that?

Anonymous said...

To student: minimum wage, at Walmart or anywhere else, is not meant to make anyone rich. It's starting pay for an unskilled, part-time laborer, like a high school student at his/her first after-school job. And since the student probably can't make change because of our not-so-great education system, that minimum wage should be lower.

Anonymous said...

AnonymousWestconnStudent - do you really go to college? Do you know how yo use a computer? Last report from 2004 there was over 53 THOUSAND State employees!

http://www.cga.ct.gov/2004/rpt/2004-R-0813.htm

Again, who is wining the tax payers are the unions?

Anonymous said...

5:24 Awwww we won't get to see you cry! Too bad!

AnonymousWestconnStudent said...
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Anonymous said...

Since when do high school students need to support themselves? Minimum wage is for them.

Call me corporate loving, I won't be offended. I work for a corporation, I get paid, and I get a nice roof over my head, three more than adequate meals a day, a reliable car, and a vacation every year. No corporations means no jobs, no roofs, no meals, no cars, no vacations. We can't all work for the government.

Anonymous said...

The state of CT should not be the biggest employer! What is this a mini Cuba?

Anonymous said...

10:48 Thanks to sucking the little peoples money from them. That's the only way you can have any money. Must be nice to have all that stuff. Most regular families can't afford that because people like you want them to make minimum wage while you get rich off of what little they have,

Anonymous said...

And 10:48 Your corporate worl that you love doesn't do too bad for not working for the government. Did you also get a bonus for laying people off?

Anonymous said...

1:38 Read you imbecile. Your dumb biases don't even make sense. You already have an opinion of him and you have the audacity to ask all those dumb questions? How about the other guy? All those questions you ask should be asked of him, And if you were smart enough you can find Tom's record and he was born and raised here and you know that already. You can't fool the people and the truth shall prevail.

Anonymous said...

5:19 Tommie has no record at all want to compare yours against his? Ah just more lies. Really getting old. Try the truth for once it only hurts a little . Afraid?

Anonymous said...

5:02 Aw come on . Were they losers? Shoe string? Look at the rich campaign. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$shoe string HaHaHaHaha

Anonymous said...

Sounds like westconn scares the GOP with truth that can be checked out and proven . Unlike some liars statements that are such obvious lies you can see right through. Not even worth trying to find because it's not there,just more lies.