Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Eric Hovde, Rank Amateur, And Just Plain Rank

If you're a millionaire hedge fund manager, this is how you come back to Wisconsin, appeal for votes in upper-income Brookfield, Waukesha County as a Tea Party/Ron Johnson wannabee clone for US Senate candidate:

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde (R) says he is sick and tired of reading sad stories about people struggling in the recession. Instead, he wants to see the media focus more on the debt and the larger problems afflicting the country.

Hovde made his remarks during a presentation on Friday to the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce.

During the Q&A portion of the event, Hovde expressed his support for lowering the corporate tax rate, tackling the country's spending problems and lowering the national debt.

Then, pointing to a reporter in the audience, Hovde said he would love to see the press stop covering sad stories about low-income individuals who can't get benefits and start covering issues like the deficit more frequently.

"I see a reporter here," he said. "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."


Jim Bouman said...

Arrogance...hubris...absolute contempt for anyone not born with the traditional silver spoon in mouth.

Great Hovde quote: "...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...."

Eric, that's the way 9th graders talk. "It's like,... and I'm like....

This guy is tumbrel-ready.

James Rowen said...

I noticed his pre-teen texting talk, LOL.