We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?
IS IT TRUE that speculation has reached the fever point with respect to the upcoming announcement from former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel that he is planning to seek the Democrat nomination to oppose Congressman Larry Bucshon in the 2018 election to be the House of Representatives member the Indiana’s 8th Congressional District?…for many Weinzapfel’s candidacies is a foregone conclusion?…holding elected office certainly has been about the only job that Weinzapfel has continually sought for his entire adult life?…he has been a banker, a lawyer, and a community college chancellor but the only constant in the former Mayor’s life has been his ravenous hunger to be elected?
IS IT TRUE we are hearing that opposing campaigns are licking their chops at the prospects of running against Weinzapfel? …we are told that his competition will remind the voters of the 8th District about the some of the questionable decisions he made while he was Mayor of Evansville?
IS IT TRUE if Weinzapfel decides to run for Congress his Democrat challenger will be a well-respected person who does not have a litany of financial debacles in his political history? …for the last several months a prominent Terre Haute attorney William Tanoos has been going all around the 8th district, visiting as many counties, communities as possible? …we have been told that he is receiving good support in Vanderburgh County and the surrounding counties in Southwest Indiana?
IS IT TRUE that Congressman Bucshon is seemly well liked among most Republicans in the 8th District and he will remind voters that the economy has been on fire since President Donald Trump was elected?…we are told that it will be difficult for any Democrat to defeat Congressman Bucshon because he will have the strong financial backing of local, state and the national GOP?  …you can also expect that Vice President Pence and Governor Holcomb and their friend will put unlimited financial resources to ensure that Congressmen Bucshon will be re-elected?
IS IT TRUE that 8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon has an opponent in the Republican primary? …we expect conservative Dr. Richard Moss of Jasper to call Mr. Bucshon out on some of the votes he casts during recent years?  …we know that Dr. Moss will be dogging him about his legal resident’s status?
IS IT TRUE on the minus side Congressman Larry Bucshon is a dull campaigner?  …some people consider him to be a little cold and snobbish but we feel he might be just reserved?  …people are telling us that it seems like his campaign staff has lost some of their focus? …Dr. Bucshon has to convince the people of the 8th District that he and his family home is here and not in Washinton, DC? …we expect that race for the 8th District Congressional seat will be the most costly and in your face political battle we have seen in a long time?
IS IT TRUE we predict that the upcoming 2018 Primary and General elections are going to extremely competitive? …that Federal, State and County offices are on the ballot? …we expect that the District #2 Republican primary race for County Commissioner will be one hell of a race to watch?  …the candidate who can garner 5,500 votes will be the primary winners?  …we expect this race will draw a big voter turnout?
IS IT TRUE we are told that it will be particularly burdensome for any candidate that has wasted tax dollars on questionable projects and a reputation for arrogance and hubris dominating his or her resume will have a hard time in being elected to public office in 2018 or 2019?
IS IT TRUE it looks like District 77 State Representative Ryan Hatfield is on his way to an easy re-election bid? …during his first term in office, Mr. Hatfield has established himself as a voice of reason and an extremely hard-working elected official?
IS IT TRUE that Brady Hall just announced that he is no longer a candidate for the Indiana State Senate District 49 because he has decided to move to Indianapolis?  …we wish him well because he is an extremely nice person?
 IS IT TRUE that the newly appointed Finance Chairman of the Evansville City County did a good job in that position at last Monday meeting?  …we congratulate Jonathon Weaver for being up to the task?
IS IT TRUE that the newly elected President of the Evansville City Council, Jim Brinkmeyer is doing a very good job in conducting council meetings?
Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the chances of 8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon being re-elected to another term are very good?
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    • The mayor who raided the Mesker trust fund that was to insure it’s maintence. It was used to cover the parks dept. shortage under the ruse that the parks dept. could do a better job of maintaining it. Rhymes with Lloyd.

      • You do not know what you are talking about. I investigated the Mesker Amphitheater trust fund years ago. The money is there and has been for many decades.

        Research what you yammer about incorrectly

  1. Gotta agree with you on this one, Ann. Unfortunately , legislators living full time in the D.C. area and simply maintaining a token residence in their district is the rule rather than the exception.

  2. The left wing Obama weaponization of the IRS, DOJ and FBI to spy on and harass conservatives is being exposed for their treasonous actions:
    “America’s premier law enforcement agency. The reports, which feature talk among agents of a “secret society” and suddenly missing text messages, point to the existence both of a cabal dedicated to defeating Donald Trump in 2016 and of a plan to let Hillary Clinton skate free in the classified email probe.

    If either one is true — and I believe both probably are — it would mean FBI leaders betrayed the nation by abusing their powers in a bid to pick the president.

    More support for this view involves the FBI’s use of the Russian dossier on Trump that was paid for by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. It is almost certain that the FBI used the dossier to get FISA court warrants to spy on Trump associates, meaning it used the opposition research of the party in power to convince a court to let it spy on the candidate of the other party — likely without telling the court of the dossier’s political link.

    Even worse, there is growing reason to believe someone in President Barack Obama’s administration turned over classified information about Trump to the Clinton campaign.”

  3. Weinzapfel should resign his his cushy figurehead job at IVY Tech if he launches a campaign. It is illegal to use public money for campaign purposes and he is on the state payroll. If he tries to do both that would put him on the wrong side of the law. Choose wisely Jon Boy. Legal eagles are watching.

  4. Story in yesterday’s Courier: Evansville man Huber Morales was accused of molesting a child under 10 years old and charged with 5 counts of child molesting. He is also accused of giving the child genital herpes. Morales admitted he was in our country illegally but there is no mention of charges for that. Wonder why.
    Might Morales be an example of DACA? Or maybe a DREAMER? Thank you Washington swamp, for refusing to enforce current immigration law for years and now telling us those laws cannot be enforced because there are too many illegal aliens here to deport.

    • The Editorial Board of the Courier is as far left leaning as a Bernie Sanders rally in Bloomington, In. or Berkley, Ca. They will edit and sanitize the “news” to fit their left wing-progressive political agenda, and have been doing so for years which coincides with their drop in subscribers.

  5. “There is an undertone of anxiety among delegates at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum being held in Davos. Delegates were warned “The next recession may be closer than we think. With the booming stock market, valuations are at unprecedented levels,” said Axel Weber, chairman of the board at UBS Bank at a lunch Tuesday on The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council. “The probability that we’ll encounter an unforeseen crisis is high,” he added. Economists point out that the U.S. recovery begun under Obama is getting long in the tooth: This year, that expansion that officially began in June 2009 will become the second longest since 1857, surpassed only by the boom that ended in 2001. Recession fears before the end of Trump’s term are worrisome.”

    • If we can’t kick him out by making up stories about Russians or shaming him for saying sh–hole, let’s just predict economic Armageddon and scare the masses into a stock sell off.

          • Since I don’t know anything about Evansville politics, I was just curious if Rick Davis promised to fix up Mesker Amphitheater and have Mexico pay for it, or if Rick’s dad had any involvement in assassinating Kennedy, or maybe if Davis campaigned on not having time to play golf if elected Mayor.

            No biggie, I just didn’t realize there was a correlation between the two….


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