Voting along party lines – not always appropriate

Many of us have been paying close attention to the state-wide races, the ones getting large amounts of attention or even national attention.  Today the spotlight shines on a Sussex County race, Recorder of Deeds.

Scott Dailey is the Republican challenger while John Brady is the incumbent.

Scott Dailey claims that he is running on John Brady’s record.  In fact, Scott’s website is essentially a blog and has some great information on it.

According to Scott4Sussex.com the Recorder of Deeds office is making a little over $2,000,000 (considerably less than the $4,500,000 the office made in 2004).  Scott seems to point to these numbers and blame John Brady for the office making less money.

Apparently, Scott Dailey “can do better” since he has “private sector experience in management”.  This private sector experience includes no information regarding the “recession” or inflation.  One would think the $2,300,000 difference in profit would have to do with the over 20,000 less documents recorded in 2009 than in 2004.  Maybe Scott would have preferred a raise in the prices andfees associated with the office of Recorder of Deeds.

This writer knows very little about Scott Dailey.  In fact, many know little about Scott Dailey.  Scott preaches the “Tea Party” talking points yet hasn’t been seen at meetings.  Scott also states on hiswebsite that “people should have the right to vote for MORE positions in government, not LESS”.  Maybe this was poor sentence structure, but it seems that the Republican candidate for Recorder of Deeds is advocating larger government.

Much is known about John Brady however, and may be learned by watching the video below.

If there is one thing this writer has learned about politics over the past few years, it involves not voting for someone because of the letter next to their name.  Republican, Democrat, Independent, Libertarian, or even Blue Enigma, if you are the right candidate for the job that is more important than being a member of any party.

I will not vote for someone I know nothing about simply because of the letter next to their name.  One wonders whether Scott Dailey thinks being a Republican in 2010 will make up for his lack of experience.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Voting along party lines – not always appropriate

  1. Angel-
    My point is that the office spent a very similar amount of money to operate in 2004 as it did in 2009, 2010, and 2011 (according to the budget as approved). The office processed almost 20,000 fewer documents. John Brady says the difference is pensions and health insurance. I think it’s more than that.

    I use “tea party” talking points, but I’m not seen at the meetings? I attended my first “tea party” event on April 15, 2009 on the Square in Georgetown. I have been a regular 9-12 Patriot attendee since last spring. Ask Annette for the sign in sheets.

    I respect that you have chosen to support Working Families Party/Democrat John Brady, but I also ask you to respect the facts. You’ve asked me to tell you what I think about the death penalty, abortion, immigration, etc… You’ve never asked me to talk about being the better candidate for Recorder of Deeds.

    Scott Dailey
    Republican Candidate for Recorder of Deeds

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    • My point is that the office spent a very similar amount of money to operate in 2004 as it did in 2009, 2010, and 2011 (according to the budget as approved). The office processed almost 20,000 fewer documents. John Brady says the difference is pensions and health insurance. I think it’s more than that.

      Of course, inflation is nonexistent and the value of the dollar hasn’t changed since 2004. (?)

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    • I attend the meetings Scott, I don’t need to check sign in sheets. I stand by my previous statement.

      I’m curious about your previous statement, are you accusing John Brady of something here?

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