Jack Jodell who runs THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON POST is doing a series of muck-raking exposures of that group of jihadist Republicans who have taken control of the once-grand Republican Party. So far he has exposed The Tan Man and Michele Bachmann.
The Tan Man, aka John Boehner, represents a mostly rural district near Dayton, along the Indiana state line. The largest city is Hamilton; others include Middletown, Huber Heights, Eaton, Greenville, Piqua, Troy, and Riverside. None on anyone’s ‘places to go’ list. The median income of this Ohio District is $43,753 which ranks #7 among the 18 Ohio congressional districts.
Yet, those financially supporting Boehner’s re-election campaign are some of the wealthiest corporations in America. Bank of America Corp. AT&T Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lockheed Martin, Boeing Co , New York Life Insurance and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Who in Piqua, Eaton or Greenville has an interest in these grand, multi-billion dollar corporations? Yet, they heavily finance that district’s congressman election after election. Jack Jodell’s series title is, “Who [ name ] Really Represents.” Got it?
Boehner’s re-election this November is in the bag. In 2008 he got 70% of the vote. Apparently he has done a grand job of ‘Let’s Pretend’ with his constituents. I wonder how many of his constituents supported his, “Hell No!” tirade on the eve of the Health Care Reform vote? But then, as Blue Cross and New York Life are two of his major donors, it is a done deal. How many people in Troy, Riverside and Hamilton are being squeezed by their health insurance premiums? “Hell No!” How many will be cut off from their unemployment benefits by GOP stonewalling? “Hell No!” How many saw their factory close and sent off to China? “Hell No!”