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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:59 PM

Hovde: Too many sob stories in press about poor

Source: JSonline

Wisconsin businessman Eric Hovde has spent big bucks on TV and radio spots trying to garner voters' attention for his Republican bid for U.S. Senate.

But it didn't cost him a nickel to land on many people's radars with his videotaped comments last week at the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce.

In his final remarks to the group, Hovde - a millionaire many times over - complained about the prevalence of news stories focusing on the travails of poor individuals during tough economic times.

Instead, the hedge fund manager said he would prefer more coverage of the national debt and deficit, according to a video posted at the liberal Huffington Post website (starting at 13:45):

"I see a reporter here. I just pray that you start writing about these issues. I just pray. Stop always writing about, 'Oh, the person couldn't get, you know, their food stamps or this or that.' You know, I saw something the other day - it's like, another sob story, and I'm like, 'But what about what's happening to the country and the country as a whole?' That's going to devastate everybody."

Read more: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/159559885.html#!page=6&pageSize=10&sort=newestfirst



This is Wisconsin GOP...at it scummiest.

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Response to Evasporque (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:02 PM

1. I guess a man so concerned with the national debt and deficits must be

pleading with the GOP to triple his tax rate.

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Response to Evasporque (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:04 PM

2. The Dems just can't use this kind of footage enough.

I don't think it's possible to over-emphasize that the GOP simply has total contempt for poor people and minorities. And women, which they seem to think are some kind of minority as well.

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Response to Evasporque (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:25 PM

3. Please check this thread from Grasswire over in the Good Reads Forum...

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Response to Evasporque (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:30 PM

4. "grapes of wrath"

is probably his least favorite book and he has nothing but contempt for Tom Joad. The stories of children eating fried dough must of warmed his heart.

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Response to Evasporque (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:31 PM

5. Not enough action, that's for sure. But you put them, and keep them, there, banker. n/t


Not everyone can inherit daddy's real estate holdings, you disingenuous piece of crap. Or start out with the advantages you had from the early money and education. And most of the Republicans know that you will step on them to get what you want, they even talk about it publicly. A few seem to think you're an slimebag. And those are YOUR guys

Read your plan. More crony capitalism. With you as a crone.

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Response to Evasporque (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:40 PM

6. Only evil people talk like you, Mr Hovde.

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Response to Evasporque (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:47 PM

7. I am no sure yet, but I don't think I like this guy,

 

WOW, what else can we say about that kind of thinking. The repugs want to talk about the deficit, this way people are scared into giving up more social programs. When the press talks about the effects of these cuts...well that doesn't help the repugs one bit, simple really.

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Response to OVERPAID01 (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:13 PM

9. You're not sure? I have no doubts that he's a scumbag of the first order.

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Response to Evasporque (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:00 PM

8. it`s sort of interesting that their foundation..

helps people in other countries but ignore the people in the usa.

typical republicans..trying to buy their way into heaven by helping others in far away lands while ignoring those at their door.

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Response to Evasporque (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:26 PM

10. more proof that if you are a republican now days

 

you are a sociopath.

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Response to Evasporque (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:25 PM

11. Yeah, we need more sob stories about how hard it is to be wealthy!

"It's so hard to find a reputable company to install car elevators."

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Response to Evasporque (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:01 PM

12. what news is he talking about?

he must be watching nothing but Democracy Now, if he's hearing about the problems of poor people and isn't 100% obsessed with the deficit.

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Response to Evasporque (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:05 PM

13. Ah, a true Romney man...

"I'm in this race because I care about Americans. I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I'll fix it," Romney said in March.

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Response to Evasporque (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:13 PM

14. No, it's true. We need more sob stories about the travails of the rich.

"Lovey, where's the caviar?"
"We ran out, darling."
"Oh, the humanity!"

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Response to Evasporque (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:19 PM

15. I agree: Too many poor-pep sob stories, not enough rich-asshole-meets-horrid-and-ironic-end stories.

Dressage horse accident, choking on foie gras, allergic reaction to piles of money. You know, poetic demises brought on by their own hubris*.

*No, that's not me calling for violence. Get a grip. That's me wishing Karma were a real force in the world.

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