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I’ve always been partial to a saying told to me a long time ago, a friend of mine once told me, “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.” He was referring to all of the noise that we hear on a daily basis on social media that our world is in shambles and that this country is in trouble.

He said that once you open your eyes to the outside world and forget social media, you see that this world isn’t so bad after all and much more peaceful than it may seem on the web. I charge everyone that reads this leader to do the same: Don’t drink the Kool-Aid, especially when it comes to the race for NY-21.

Sure, Tedra Cobb has her social media warriors on Twitter and Facebook with alerts on U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s posts to be ready at the beacon and denounce any positive posts by our congresswoman. It’s all for show and has no substance.

It’s often the same 20 or so people who post the same things, typically within five minutes of the original post. I charge voters to see past this scam and to trust your gut, not comments on social media.

Your gut should tell you that Elise is right for NY-21 and should continue to represent us in our great district. She stands up for what we truly care for like having our Second Amendment rights protected and having someone in office who has a clue on how to fight for Fort Drum.

Elise takes the time to tour all parts of our district and to get to know the people she represents. Do what’s right for our district and vote for Elise Stefanik in November.

Andrew Smith

Deferiet

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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(28) comments

LAW

So, what's a "long time" when you're barely old enough to vote?

Satorimark

Mr. Smith may not have drunk the Koolaid (the phrase comes from the 1977 People's Temple incident where cult leader Jim Jones forced his followers to drink cyanide laced flavoraid to commit suicide). But Mr. Smith is definitely "on something" I'd watch out taking any funny pills from your medical cabinet--that's if you can afford to buy any meds given Elise's and her good buddy Trump's effort to destroy the Affordable Care Act.

No one can deny that Stefanik does what Congresspeople do with constituent services. But there are larger issues. Can this nation afford another four years of Trump? How about his enablers like Stefanik? IT IS OBVIOUS that the country is not in good shape--notice the Covid pandemic, rampant unemployment, and the results of Trump's disastrous foreign policy flops as well has his administration's record setting corruption. IT IS OBVIOUS that the Northcountry is also not in good shape despite Stefanik's half-hearted efforts.

Stefanik has willingly tied her caboose to Trump's train to the nether regions and you need a wake up toot that she and you are driving that train, high on cocaine, and Casey Jones better watch his speed!

Let's try someone new who thinks about her friends and future constituents here rather than aiming for higher office for herself!

minder

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progressivextian

Why is it all about the Second Amendment? Isn't there a pandemic that is hurting millions and has killed almost 150,000? Don't we have millions out of work? Millions are in need of affordable health insurance? There are trouble spots around the world that this country needs to address. Why is there such a focus on having guns? Paranoia and fear of losing guns should be the least of your worries. Trust me, no matter who is our congresswoman and who is our president next year, you will still have the right to own guns.

Pitbull

No offense, but I'm not going to trust you, progressive one.

KRobbins

If you think electing Biden/Cobb is going to cause you to lose your guns then you’re paranoid. You have a right to be, tho.

Electing Trump/Stefanik will definitely endanger the health insurance of over 64,000 in the 21st. Trump is now at the SC trying to kill ACA totally. Stefanik has had 6 years to come up with a replacement since she and so many others ran on R and R. It was a cheap, cynical, political ploy because they knew Obama would just keep vetoing repeals so they never had to worry about needing a replacement.

Please, save telling me to join the military for health insurance. I was in the service for four years. What does that do for me at 63?

Pitbull

Krobbins, you could have stayed in for a career. Then you would have lifelong health insurance.

Newsjunkie39a

Have you ever considered how far a gun-ban proposal would get? About an inch, IMHO.

KRobbins

Have you ever considered how far a gun-ban proposal would get? About an inch, IMHO.

Even we dirty, hippie Biden supporters don’t want to see guns banned. Just common sense gun laws.

KRobbins

Your gut should tell you that Elise is right for NY-21 and should continue to represent us in our great district. She stands up for what we truly care for like having our Second Amendment rights protected and having someone in office who has a clue on how to fight for Fort Drum.

I’m sorry but my gut tells me not to drink the Trump/Stefanik/Jim Jones brew. How insane is it that a Trump/Stefanik/Jim Jones supporter is using the koolaid metaphor anyway?

One of the other commenters told about some people who apparently value their assault rifles over health insurance. Thanks, I guess. For those who like having medical bills paid for by insurance, I’d say Biden/Cobb over Trump/Stefanik/Hale Bopp is your choice.

Elise, where’s the ACA replacement? You’ve had 6 years!

Pitbull

Join the military if you need healthcare! (Or you could sit on the front porch and wait for somebody to provide it for you.)

rockloper

That's an ignorant statement pitbull. You should be able to be employed in any line of work and have reasonable access to health care. I'm still dancing.

Newsjunkie39a

Healthcare is a fundamental right for citizens in any enlightened society! We are probably the last developed nations to challenge this fact. (Which of course seems to suggest we're not so developed after all.)

rockloper

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rockloper

That would be too far a stretch for stefanik to do something actually useful to the people of her district. Why tackle a hard problem when all you have to do is say 'guns' and your constituents go into a panic and start swarming around like a bunch of angry bees. It's the old 'clutching their guns and bibles' thing. I'm still dancing.

Newsjunkie39a

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rockloper

I know someone who had to have an auction help pay for his wife's medical bills. All kinds of equipment went bye bye real cheap because of the desperate situation he was in. I offered he should vote for Tedra because of her stance on health insurance and medical coverage. He and his "mechanic" both said 'isn't she the one who wants to take away your guns'? I said 'who in he** needs ARs anyway?'. They both were hopping mad cause the Safe Act made them modify their ARs. There you have it folks. Sell all of your possessions cause you need those ARs. Of course this was brought to light by a stefanik spy infiltrating the Tedra campaign. stefanik's campaign will try any desperate measure to be re-elected.

Newsjunkie39a

Oh yes, Mr. Smith. Pandemic raging, Trump mismanaging the nation's response: everything's just ducky.

rockloper

[beam] I'm still dancing.

rockloper

The ideological cleansing has begun Komrade. No dissension will be tolerated. The line must be toed for our supreme leader. I'm still dancing

AliensFilmz

Tedra 2020

Pitbull

Elise 2024!

Gracie

Beats bleach...vote Tedra

minder

[beam] Love it! [thumbup]

Newsjunkie39a

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rockloper

This dude's already drunk on the stefanik witch's brew.

KRobbins

You know she’s going to be really upset you called her a witch. She’ll likely put up any number of grievance posts on social media.

rdsouth

Calling my BS is BS. I won't stand for it.

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