Monday, July 21, 2008

GOP Change Candidates: Marina Kats

Tomorrow: "The odor of sweat and urine" (the Democrats' health plan for you)

Mark your calendar! This Sunday at 5 p.m. ET, I'll be on Clintons for McCain Blog Talk Radio with hostess Cristi Adkins and Rev. Manning, a prominent Harlem preacher who's a strong opponent of the candidacy of Barack H. Obama. It should be fun.

This piece on education shows how the Republican candidate, John McCain, is the one supporting real, positive change. In fact, the GOP congressional candidates are also people who can spearhead the changes -- the improvements -- the country obviously needs in areas such as education, health care, and crime prevention. The Democrats are OPPOSED to change because they've sold out to special interests who benefit from the status quo.

[Please scroll down to see the terrific introductory message on Marina Kats's web site.]

By Steve Chapman

I know, because admirers of Barack Obama tell me, that this year's election poses a choice between a candidate who represents a fresh approach to problems and one who offers a dreary continuation of the status quo. That much I understand. What I sometimes have trouble keeping straight is which candidate is which.

On the subject of elementary and secondary education, the two seem to have gotten their roles completely mixed up. Obama is the staunch defender of the existing public school monopoly, and he's allergic to anything that subverts it. John McCain, on the other hand, went before the NAACP last week to argue for something new and daring.

That something is to facilitate greater parental choice in education.McCain wants to expand a Washington, D.C. program that provides federally funded scholarships so poor students can attend private schools. More than 7,000 kids, he reported, have applied for these vouchers, but only 1,900 can be accommodated.

Here's my response to Steve Chapman's post:

The real candidate of change in this election is John McCain. Within the past month, The (London) Economist had an article about charter schools in Chicago and Harlem. The students in those schools are performing very well, equalling or exceeding the performance of white students in the public schools.

The magazine described parents in Harlem, desperate to get their children into the high-performing schools, participating in a lottery system, recognizing that their children's futures were on the line.

I believe John McCain is sincerely concerned about those children and their parents. I believe Barack Obama has sold out to special interests (educational and political) who are concerned about themselves and NOT the children.

If I truly believed Barack Obama had a commitment to improving education, health care, and other problem areas, I'd probably be voting for him. I have no such belief that he has freed himself from special interests committed to the status quo.

So, Chapman is right on target. Barack and Michelle are not warehousing their own children in schools where they're destined to fail, and they shouldn't ask other parents, black or white, to sentence their children to a life of under-performance.

Thank you for coming to my website! (Marina Kats, GOP candidate 13th congressional district)

I came to America as a legal immigrant from the Ukraine in 1979 with barely any money and no understanding of the English language. Today, I am a businesswoman, an attorney, a mother of two fantastic daughters, and a proud citizen of this incredible country. I am an American who has been presented with the opportunity to give back to the country that has given me so much.

I want to restore effective and reasonable government that works for everybody. On issues ranging from the economy to a national energy policy to balancing the budget, we can no longer afford to play politics in Washington while the average American has to choose between driving to work or buying food for their family.

Ultimately, I came to this country with nothing but a love for freedom and the belief that through hard work, anything is possible. I want to represent you in Congress so we can move Washington beyond party politics and get back to doing the peoples business.

With your support and through hard work, I know that we can make it happen.

I look forward to earning your trust and your vote on Tuesday, November 4th.

Thank you.

Marina Kats


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Stephen R. Maloney said...

I don't take anonymous comments anymore. I do take comments from those Democrats who aren't yet brain dead.

steve maloney

dayvoe said...
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Stephen R. Maloney said...

I forgot to add that I don't accept comments anymore from idiots either.


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Anonymous said...

Wow - anyone who can't DEBATE a politician's record ON A POLITICAL BLOG DEVOTED TO THAT POLITICIAN really should reconsider his whole "political activist" label.

Stephen R. Maloney said...

No anonymous comments allowed -- ever. As for the "debate," it is over. I won.


Anonymous said...

It's over because you deleted the opposing point of view.

How republican of you.