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    concerned from what I've read that he would eagerly get on the 'austerity' bandwagon.

    Even though I am not one of his constituents, since he's running for the Senate, I am vested in his race, since his votes could affect all Americans when it comes to 'entitlement reform'.

    Here's an earlier post regarding Admiral Sestak and the 'No Labels' organization.

    I can only hope that his constituents will at least demand that he disavow his affiliation with the toxic group (IMO) 'No Labels.'


    Hey, I've heard him [Sestak] on XM Satellite Radio, and like his personality, as well.

    But let me just mention one thing to folks, if I may.  When I wrote a diary on 'No Labels' for another blog quite some time ago, I was amazed at just who some of the members of this fiscal hawk/corporatist Democrat and Republican 'centrist' group were.

    No Labels: Searching For A Moderate Alternative

    Monday, December 13, 2010

    A high-profile conference today in New York is drawing lots of big names and hoping to start a conversation about the role of moderates and Independents in the US political system. The 'No Labels' organization’s stated mission is to get over party labels, push past ideological gridlock and "solve problems."  [Translation:  Pass and implement 'austerity measures.']

    WNYC’s Azi Paybarah reports from the conference, plus Congressmen Bruce Braley (D-IA), Bob Inglis (R-SC) and Joe Sestak (D-PA), as well as John Avlon, one of the founders of No Labels and the author of Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America.

    This information concerns me because I am not a fiscal conservative [or certainly not in the same vein as one of the most prominent 'No Labels' members--former CBO Director David Walker].

    Walker verges on 'scary,' LOL!  Seriously, catch him sometime on C-Span.  If I'm not mistaken, he is one of the co-founders of this Group, and definitely one of their more prominent members.

    Walker would also absolutely 'slash' our federal government, ESPECIALLY our 'entitlement' programs.  Don't take my word for it--listen to the many videos of him pushing this agenda.

    By association, I worry that Admiral Sestak might be an 'extreme' fiscal conservative.

    Now, it may be that a 'flaming liberal' could not win in PA.

    But I hope that Pennsylvania progressive will at least attempt to have Sestak denounce his affiliation with this  toxic Group.

    If not, I'd be afraid that you folks would be 'inviting' another vote for austerity.

    The 'No Labels' organization was founded to stop Congressional gridlock, so that the President's 'Grand Bargain' and other austerity measures could get passed.  

    Again, don't take my word for it.  Go to C-Span archives and Google David Walker's name.  He has numerous appearances there representing 'No Labels.'

    This political group is one of the main cheerleaders of austerity, along with Pete Peterson's group called the 'Fix the Debt Campaign.'  Folks like Joe Liebermann and Evan Bayh are members.  And they are the 'tame ones.' ;-)

    Just food for thought . . .



    "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


    by musiccitymollie on Wed May 15, 2013 at 10:05:22 AM PDT

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