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The affair with Bob Thomas.

In #TCOT, Mark Souder, The Mob on May 2, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Come now the Voter. end affair

In Indiana’s 3rd congressional district there is still unemployment, a sagging economy, and angst against government.

They are having a tough time at work. Maybe their lawnmower broke again. Maybe they can’t fill up their tank again until payday. They just got yelled at, again, for leaving their socks on the floor.

A little ‘boost’ to their ego seems to be the ticket out of their duldrum. Maybe this is everything they have ever wanted?

And the affair begins.

A friendly glance comes their way. A shiny smile…. A glance from the (awkwardly true) used car salesman, Bob Thomas. He drives a nice car, after all, his collector cars alone total almost 50. He has a big $3.4 million house (albeit in Indianapolis). He promises the world. He looks like just the man for the ticket. He agrees with you that you deserve everything you want.

Afterall, he looks like everything you have ever wanted. He says all the right things. He will spend his money and make you feel like you are the center of the world.

Then you take him home to Mother on election day. He dances about Israel awkwardly, has nothing to talk about because he doesn’t know who is the local rotary, and has to dash off to a mysterious meeting in Indianapolis.

You wait with baited breath for signs he will come back and have those picnics he promised and kiss babies at the local fair.

You can’t get ahold of him for days, weeks, months–he has a life somewhere else, but you always knew that.

You realize you are traveling to some other town just to get a glimpse at him during a town hall meeting. You know he won’t be at your church Sunday morning.

When the reality sets in, what you wanted, isn’t what you thought it was worth.

What usually comes of an affair? The shine wears off. You discover what happens when they take the make up off. You realize everyone leaves socks on the floor.

Go back home to what you know. Maybe he isn’t perfect. But he will be there when you ask to be. He will be at church on Sunday morning, and you can always find him at the picnic. He is from your town.

The grass will always be greener over Bob Thomas’ septic tank.


Challengers to Souder are on the wrong side

In #TCOT, Mark Souder, Phil Troyer, Rachel Grubb on November 11, 2009 at 12:43 pm

DistractionIndiana’s Mark Souder’s next 6 months just got muddier at the expense of the Republican name. At a time when the party should be trying to unseat Democrats, rogue wing-nuts are targeting the wrong side.

Two candidates for the Third District have filed to challenge Souder in the Spring primary: Phil Troyer and Rachel Grubb. They bring nothing to the party, except controversy and distraction.

I would think challengers to an incumbent Republican would have major issues with the sitting Representative, but instead they seek glory for themselves with little footing.

Troyer,  a leftover from a failed run from the 4th district in 1992, works as an attorney in an investment firm. He has aligned himself with candidates from other failed runs and ultra-religious fringe groups with the likes of Hawks, Kelty-ites, and Ron Paulies–purely non-cohesive splinter groups with the goal of controversy, not progress.

Troyer has come out complaining about Mr. Souder’s voting record of spending…If you look closer at most of Troyer’s complaints (Troyer said Souder has voted to increase spending 50 times in the past three years?) , they surround votes encouraging funding for business incubators and supporting small businesses.  So, Mr. Troyer, you wouldn’t support those goals? Ya, that’s the kind of Republican we want in Congress.

Grubb, who admits she spent most of her life in Hicksville, Ohio, lacks any experience by her own admission and only is running to upset an incumbent.

Troyer and Grubb are misguided in their efforts. If they seriously wanted to help change the course of the country they would be aiming for the Democratic Congress and Senate who have shoved everyone off the cliff in the name of Socialism.

Taking down the Republican incumbent in any district where a solid Conservative record has legitimate footing is the wrong direction.

Congressional Quarterly reports Souder is among four House Republicans likely to face primary opponents drawing strength from the “tea party” movement and its fervent opposition to anything that might trigger higher taxes or bigger government. Just whose side are the challengers on?

Listen to the Earnest

In #TCOT, Bayh, Healthcare, Mark Souder, Marlin Stutzman, National Health Care, Obamacare, Patients First, Pray, The Mob on August 17, 2009 at 1:08 pm

I watched the people rise against government today.  Pray

In the crowd were people too fragile to walk. People who could not stand for more than a few minutes. People who were spending the little bit of energy they had for the day to come and stand, (and risk rain), to rise against the government take-over of Health Care in America.

It wasn’t the protest of the 60’s with hippies and riots.. This was a group of people who have long watched our American government evolve.

These people knew there was something wrong with the proposed Obamacare.

They have something to say against the latest project to Socialize Healthcare. And it isn’t good. They are tired of interference by Government and they, of all people, know what it takes to make reform. Government isn’t the answer.

This was a group of 300+ people listened and cheered the “Hands Off My Healthcare” speakers on the kickoff of the Indiana bus tour from Patient’s First.

In Fort Wayne, IN, today one simple picture represents them all. out. Of the hundred or so pictures and video I took, one single one steeped in my memory the entire 2 hours; the one pictured here entitled “Pray”.

(More pictures from other coverage can be found here)

If you hear nothing else of the message to the government, hear the message the most earnest citizens of the U.S. have to say “Get out of our healthcare”.