Should Dent Dis Newspaper That Called Him a Fink?

Congressman Charlie Dent is refusing to participate in an Express-Times debate because of the newspaper's editorial that called him a "fink" for supporting a controversial redistricting map


What do you think of U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent's decision to skip an Express-Times candidate debate because the newspaper ran a front-page editorial calling for the ouster of "fink" politicians who supported gerrymandered redistricting in Pennsylvania?

Tell us in the comments section below.

Dent's campaign manager said the newspaper forum would be biased against the candidate for the 15th congressional district.

Republican Dent and Democratic challenger Rick Daugherty will debate at least twice before the Nov. 6 general election:

  • Friday, October 5 at 7 p.m. at the Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township, organized by the Lehigh Valley Tea Party.
  • Tuesday, October 16 at 8 p.m. at Public Broadcasting Station channel 39's studios in Bethlehem, sponsored by The Morning Call, PBS39, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and Muhlenberg College.
GEB September 21, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Congressman Dent must be a fink because he doesn't represent his constituents and he always votes uncompromisingly with his party.
Scott Alderfer October 06, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Are you implying the the Democratic Party thrives on the teachings of Karl Marx? It sure sounds like you are, and that suggestion is pure, foaming-at-the-mouth garbage. Had the ruthless thug Vladmir Lenin not based his bloddy revolution on Marx's doctrine, Marx would be just another 19th century political philosopher rather than a derogatory epithet. It appears that you likely revere Ronald Reagan, based on the pseudonym you have chosen to use rather than you own name. I doubt that even Ronald Reagan would have been so divisive to derogatorily refer to Democrats as "Libs" or the "enemy." And let's not forgot about Reagan's soaring deficit and sky-high unemployment numbers. If you want to worship a conservative icon, try Barry Goldwater, the last TRUE conservative. He actually loved his country enough to sit down with Senate Democrats and hammer out compromise legislation for the good of our country.
Carl W October 25, 2012 at 04:53 AM
My REAL words for "Chuckie Dent" they'd never publish here.
Carl W October 25, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Charlie only stands to lose. That's why he NEVER debates. The truth would come out. I'Ve done a lot for the Lehigh Valley, including directly saving lives, and succintly helping municpalities, all for free. AND I wouldn't put constituents in jail, just because they wanted to talk to me!!!
Carl W October 25, 2012 at 04:58 AM
A - men!!!!


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