Gerry Connolly Stands Up For the Top 1%


    I could also have entitled this diary, “Gerry Connolly repeats right-wing Republican talking points on the right-wing Republican propaganda channel.” The only problem was, that title was too long for Soapblox. Heh.

    • martinlomasney

      giving the richest 1% an extension of Bush’s Tax Cuts for Millionaires, which would have a larger and longer lasting impact on the deficit, is just fine. Is he f*ing me?! Answer:  Yes.

      His campaign literature is missing any reference to his party affiliation.

      Not only is Gerry a lying scumbag and a hypocrit. He’s ashamed to be a Democrat.

      How self loathing does a Democratic volunteer have to be to work for this piece of bovine excrement? How pathetic does a Democratic campaign contributor have to be to write this “Independent Voice” a check?

      What’s next for the whore of Mantua?

      Support for the Arizona immigration law?  Corey Stewart made quite a name for himself in Prince William demagogueing that issue.  Could help, Ger.

      How about raising the retirement age to 70?  Erskine Bowles and the Cat Food Commission will make that recommendation during the lame duck session. That will close the deficit.

      Has he asked Barry to see his birth certificate.  Arthur Purvis would surely work the polls for that candidate.

      Already Gerry’s sycophants are responding to these outrages with “Fimians worse.”  Heard that everyday from the Creightards last year.  How did that work out for our party?

      Don’t know about you, but I don’t respond well to electoral black mail,  especially when the blackmailer is moving at light speed to put as little distance as possible between himself and the supposedly worse alternative.

      Tom Perriello needs all the help we can muster. He’s proud to be a D. Get on Route 29 and head south, the 5th starts in about 2 hours and continues to the North Carolina line.

    • The Richmonder

      I wish I had the courage to stand up for the wealthy, the kind of courage Gerry Connolly has shown.  Not everyone has what it takes to be bought or intimidated by the very wealthy, but Gerry has shown that he’s just that kind of guy.

    • libra

      (can’t remember where; TPM? TP?) Repubs are viewing both Connolly and Periello as equally endangered, and will attack both in equal measure. That makes me suspect that the Party will defend each in equal measure too, ie spend the same amount of money on each campaign. Which is, precisely, why I stopped supporting the Party, per se. My own district isn’t even putting anyone up to fight the Bitter Brew (not-so-Good latte), so I have a bit of cash left to spend. It’s all going to Periello, directly, not to some “re-distribution center”. Though, obviously, with Connolly supporting the creme-de-la-creme, he ought to be able to make up for my non-contribution (none too large) in no time flat.