“It’s going to have to be disassembled a piece at a time.” This from a Tea Party [turned GOP] challenger of Congressman Marcy Kaptur, a pro-life Democrat who voted for the Health Care Bill along with Bart Stupak.
Rich Iott made that claim. In January, the Blade reports, he bowed to pleas from conservatives in the Tea Party movement to run as a Republican so that he and the winner of the GOP primary would not split the conservative vote.
Iott who lives in the rural area outside of Toledo, inherited ownership of a large local supermarket chain, FoodTown, from his father and summarily sold it, made a fortune, and the newly-sold food market owner shut it down several months later, laying off hundreds of local workers.
This evening Iott and his GOP opponent, Jack Smith, former Toledo police chief, will debate. That ought to be an ‘interesting’ event. Maybe I should attend, albeit with protective gear. I wonder just how many times I would hear those old chestnut phrases about ‘big government take-over’ will be hurled? And ‘death panels.’ And ‘tax-increases’ And ‘Patriotism.’ Do you suppose that they will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance? Will there be a prayer?
Then there is the thought about the attendees of the event. Who will show up? Will they be ‘carrying?’ What kind of bumper-stickers will be displayed on their cars? Maybe I should just take my camera and photograph the bumper stickers. That ought to be a hoot in itself!
How many minorities will show up? Could I count them on one hand?
So many things to do at ‘the gathering’ today. So much ‘data’ to collect. So much ‘stuff’ flying around. It would be fun, though. How should I dress for the occasion? Suit and tie? Overalls? Bandanna and leather jacket?
Hey! I just thought of something! A well-known political celebrity will probably be there with copies of his book. Joe the Plumber!! Maybe I can get an autographed copy. Wow! Joe the Plumber live, in person. Perhaps he’ll be called to the dais to share his wisdom from the McCain-Palin tour.
It’s sounding more and more tempting. I’ll let it up to my readers. Should I go or not?