The Star Press Muncie, IN Pulls Interview With Dan Coats In Apparent Attempt To Save The Bankster Lobbyist From John HostettlerSubmitted by AnAppealToHeavenWash on Sun, 05/02/2010 - 11:01
The following article has been retracted by The Star Press... The question is why?
Also, there is a pattern in most newspaper articles written on the Indiana US Senate Race... If they mention the lead candidate John Hostettler at all, it is usually following the promotion of a lesser NEO-CON candidate named Marlin Stutzman.
#1 In this case the article starts with a "negative headline" as the main title basically bashing Dan Coats (the establishment's clear choice).
#2 The article does not follow typical establishment format because it does not marginalize John Hostettler. Hostettler is mentioned first (as Coats' challenger), not last. Hostettler is endorsed by Ron Paul, so his name should always be listed last in the bankster owned media.
#3 And most damning of all... Dan Costs is quoted as saying that we need to "raise the retirement age" to solve the budget crisis... Ooops, there goes the 55 and up vote :-)
Here is the full google cache of the article prior to retraction...
I REPORT, YOU DECIDE!
Former Indiana senator Dan Coats wants his old job back
BY JEFF WARD • JWARD@MUNCIE.GANNETT.COM • MAY 1, 2010
MUNCIE -- Dan Coats is trying to disprove the old adage that you can't go home again.
The former senator has returned to his home state, and he wants his old job back.
Coats, 66, sat down for an interview with The Star Press last week during a visit to Muncie. Locked in a surprisingly tight race for the Republican nomination for Senate, his competition includes John Hostettler, Don Bates Jr., Richard Behney and Marlin Stutzman.
Coats, who was appointed to fill Dan Quayle's seat when Quayle was elected vice president, served as an Indiana senator from 1989 to 1999. Later, he was U.S. ambassador to Germany and worked as a lobbyist. He lived in Virginia for about a decade.
The primary is shaping up to be more interesting after Democrat Evan Bayh announced his retirement this year. Suddenly, Republicans have a real shot at reclaiming the seat.
Coats told The Star Press he never intended to re-enter the political arena, but had a change of heart after seeing the direction the Obamaadministration is steering the U.S. He refers to it as a "call to duty" and refuses to sit on the sidelines.
Of concern to him: The national debt. Coats speaks in a quiet and determined tone when he says the U.S. could face potential bankruptcy and the country cannot sustain current levels of spending.
"We've run out of money," he says.
He's worried about U.S. debt being purchased by foreign powers then exerting leverage over U.S. affairs.
When asked how he would rein in the red ink, Coats mentions entitlement programs, which consume nearly 70 percent of the budget and can't be taken off the table. He suggests long-term adjustments should be made to entitlements; perhaps raising the retirement age and offering separate retirement accounts with incentives for people to invest.
Coats refuses to embrace tax hikes to cut the debt.
He says the federal government is "overbloated" and says it's the only entity to weather the recession without cutting costs or payroll. He equates more taxes with more ability for the federal government to spend money.
Tea time: When asked to describe the tea party movement in one word, Coats gazes out the window, pondering his words carefully.
"Engaged," he replies.
Coats says members of the tea party are tuning into politics out of a deep fear for America's future; that the change brought about by the Obama administration is not what they want imposed on them. He says there is a genuine fear for the future of America.
Obamacare: Coats says it will be virtually impossible to overturn the health-reform bill, but that attempts will be made to modify parts of it with cost-effective solutions. He says the November election could send a clear message to Washington about the bill's future.
Party of "no": Coats bristles at the suggestion the Republican Party is painted as being obstructionist. Coats says Republicans need, and offer, compelling and common sense solutions to major issues, and that the party has not failed to get its message out. He concedes that in prior years, the party drifted away from its core principles.
"We're back on track now," he said.
The Republican primary appears to be a three-way race, according to several blogs and internal poll results posted online earlier this month. Coats is leading his nearest opponent, Hostettler, by about 3 points, with Stutzman mounting a viable challenge. A sizable number of voters, about 19 percent, said they were undecided.
The winner of the Republican primary will likely face Democrat Brad Ellsworth this fall.