Sat Jul 14, 2012, 05:46 AM
Scuba (53,475 posts)
Wisconsin: Multimillionaire trying to buy Senate seat would be no kind of citizen legislator
A few weeks ago Wisconsin Senate Candidate Eric Hovde shot off his mouth about how the press should stop covering the poor and pay more attention to the deficit. Real class this guy is. Of course, what do you expect from a guy who is being mentored by Ron "Businesses should be able to deny health insurance to cancer patients" Johnson?
While I do have to give him some credit for his charitable donations it does not let him off the hook for statements like: "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.
Hovde, who has a net worth of between $58 million and $240 million, has no clue what needs his fellow citizens have. He has lived a life of comfort and has always been free from want. When he was diagnosed with MS he did not have to worry about how he would pay for treatment. He does not have to worry today about how to pay for his ongoing treatment. He has never lived paycheck to paycheck. He did not pay attention to the plight of his fellow high school students. He did not learn from the example of our principal. He claims that he would be a citizen legislator. How can he be? He has absolutely zero understanding of what it is like to live as an average citizen.
Hovde is an excellent reason to vote for Tommy Thompson in the primary August 14. We don't need another one percenter in Congress.
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Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:30 AM
ewagner (17,930 posts)
1. Tea Party + C4L
are backing Neuman, who is even worse than this guy.
I've been listening to his ad on "oldies radio" here in Central Wisconsin.....makes Ron Johnson look like a liberal. When the other two repubs make Tommy Thompson look reasonable, that's BIGTIME trouble.
*C4L =Campaign for Liberty via Ron Paul.