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I’m on the ground here in Maryland’s 5th Congressional District (home to House Majority Leader, “moderate” Democrat Steny Hoyer), newly relocated from New York City. I’ve begun volunteering on Charles Lollar’s congressional campaign (http://lollarforcongress.com/
People are very excited about his campaign, and believe that this race boils down to whether or not he can carry Prince George’s County, which is suburban DC, very Dem, with a majority black population. The southern part of the district is rural and conservative (Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s Counties), and much of that area is going Charles’s way; we just need to get a big turnout for him in PG. Steny Hoyer is putting up signs and running ads, which people tell me he has not had to do in years past; this race is definitely close, and the enthusiastic volunteers I’m talking to are referring to this race as a potential “Maryland Miracle” to echo Scott Brown’s surprise win last winter.
Charles is a Tea Party favorite and has been getting a lot of deserved attention from national media like Sean Hannity and others. Although he has been hiding out from his constituents, Steny has agreed to a debate this Saturday: http://lollarforcongress.com/events/153 I imagine that due to the high profile of this race, that video will be posted for all to see. If Charles wins this race, it will be a tremendous upset and a true statement of the power of the Tea Party!
Aside from this race, things seem a little more bleak for the other GOP candidates; people are pushing hard for Bob Ehrlich to win, but believe that O’Malley will return to the Governor’s mansion again. I’m not hearing anyone campaigning for Eric Wargotz to beat Barbara Mikulski in the Senate race.
Colin in Maryland
I am writing to give you a ground report on the 5th District in Georgia. It is the race between John Lewis (D) and Fenn Little (R). You all might remember John Lewis as the one who was holding Steny Hoyer’s hand during that disgusting march to the capital to sign the Obamacare bill. He was walking shoulder to shoulder with Nancy Pelosi. The Hillbuzz essay on that event is one of my favorites and still makes me laugh (here’s the link to that essay http://hillbuzz.org/2010/03/22/why-is-steny-hoyer-carrying-a-purse-and-holding-this-mans-hand/) . I actually live in the 6th district; my representative (the most wonderful Dr. Tom Price) is so popular that he is running unopposed. I work in the 5th district so am pretty familiar with what’s going on and I have joined Fenn Little’s campaign so I have a pretty good idea of what’s happening. A quick bio on Fenn: he’s a family man (with a lovely wife and 2 daughters) a practicing civil right’s attorney who was a former business owner.
First, let me explain the dynamics of the 5th district. It covers a pretty large area and is economically and culturally very diverse. It starts in the northern suburbs of Atlanta (which tend to be wealthier) and ends in the southern part around the Atlanta Airport (much more blue collar). The district encompasses the entire city of Atlanta which is primarily black as is most of the southern part of the district.
Here is what has happened over the past few months. First, I will say that very little media attention has been given to this race. I think that most people feel that it is a forgone conclusion that Lewis will win since he has been re-elected so many times. He is a career politician that has been in office for 24 years and rarely comes back to Georgia to visit his constituents. He’s incredibly egotistical but a lot of people are catching onto this and are starting to talk about needing a change. I work in the northern part of the district in the Chastain Park area and I can tell you that I have only seen Fenn Little signs and absolutely no mention of John Lewis. If you take a look at Fenn’s event calendar, he is out and about every single day at “meet and greets” all over the district. Since the district is so large, his campaign has organized into mini campaigns strategically located with several campaign offices headed up by campaign “captains”. They are running their own Fenn Little campaigns in their areas and they are working their butts off. I spoke to Fenn’s wonderful wife Ruth yesterday and she said that one thing they are worried about is voter apathy, particularly in the northwest section. Part of this may be from the fact that not a lot of focus has been given to this campaign. The local Atlanta (liberal) media has been very quiet probably because they want things to stay the same as they have been for the past 24 years. John Lewis is a democratic dinosaur who really needs to be brought back to Georgia.
One of the big campaign issues is of course spending. Recently, John Lewis secured 47 million dollars of tax payer money (TARP money I believe) so that Atlanta can begin a streetcar project. The project will cost upwards of 72 million so the rest of the money will come from Georgia taxpayers. This is the most ridiculous project we could have at this time because our public transportation system (MARTA) is going bankrupt and has had to cut many of the routes and trains. They have also had to raise the cost of the tickets. This money that Lewis is so proud of securing should be spent on the struggling system that we already have in place. It’s so irresponsible.
One last thing…..Fenn Little has repeatedly requested to debate John Lewis but the Lewis offices have ignored the requests. They won’t even acknowledge the requests. Lewis is scared right now and doesn’t want to face the tough questions about his strong support of Obamacare or the fact that he has an ultra liberal stance on immigration (very pro amnesty).
I will try to get campaign updates from the different campaign captains around the district and keep you posted. The 5th district of Georgia desperately needs Fenn Little to represent them. Lewis has been in Washington far too long and needs to go.
Steny Hoyer and John Lewis are Washington D.C.’s new power couple.
Spotted lovingly holding hands on a brisk walk across the Capitol grounds on Sunday, the sparkling pair have been delighting residents of the capital with their frequent appearances in restaurants, clubs, coffee shops, art galleries, and the Tidal Basin, enthused as the pair are to spot the first of the cherry blossoms.
“Lookit, John, I think I see one!”
“Oooh, Steny, you’re sharp! I knew you’d spot the first cherry blossom, you’re so good at spotting things.”
“Well, I’m glad I spotted you, that’s for sure.”
“Oh, Steny. You’re so romantic!”
“Kiss me, kiss me John, and let’s show everyone in Washington that hand-holding’s not all that we love to do.”
“Good thing there’s no tax on kisses, or we’d both be in the poor house, Steny.”
“Oh, John, don’t be silly. We’re Democrats in Congress. We never pass any taxes that apply to us, so we can tax other people’s kisses, my little peanut butter cup, but we’ll just exempt ourselves, just as we’ve exempted ourselves and our staff from that monstrous bill we passed on Sunday.”
“I remember passing that. It was fun. You and I had a nice walk before that, and I told everyone who saw us you were my boo. Then I told voters to suck it, and you whispered all kinds of dirty jokes in my ear and I made laffy sounds as we walked. That was a fun day.”
“It sure was, John. I love your laffy sounds. I love you. Now, all this kissing and hand holding has worked up an appetite for me. How about Komi for a decadent multi-course degustation extravaganza? I know how much you love to splash around water in their bathrooms, with those fancy faucets that have those gold knobs. We’ll just bill taxpayers for dinner and the mess you’ll make and say it’s “official business”, since we’re both Congressmen.”
“Two Congressemen IN LOVE. That’s us, boo. That’s us to a “t”. I sure love playing in those sinks. Can I bring my rubber ducky?”
“Only if you let me bring all the kisses I plan on giving you.”
“It’s a deal Steny. It’s a deal!”.
Question: Which designer purse will Steny Hoyer take to the bill signing ceremony? Will he go wild with leopard, or be pretty in pink?
That’s Congressman Steny Hoyer above, on his way to the Capitol on Sunday, with his purse stuffed full of Tic Tacs (in case anyone got hungry) and Kleenex (for when Leftists started weeping with joy), tightly holding what we think is fellow Congressman John Lewis’ hand.
We’re not sure how long the two have been dating, but we hope it’s going well. They make a really cute couple, and Democrat leadership seems really supportive of their romance — so much so that it seems George Soros himself has been assigned to chaperone these two on their dates, lest anyone get too “grabby” and run bases before the time’s right.
Can’t rush lovin’, folks. Gotta keep the dates to the streets before you mess up the sheets.
It’s sweet and old-fashioned Soros is chaperoning these two love birds.
Creepy, too, because it’s GEORGE SOROS following them around, constantly suggesting Steny buy John a rose from a vagabond street vender and nudging John to talk less about his exes and how terrible they were and instead focus on complimenting Steny and making him feel special.
“Remember to tell him how much you like his purse. He’ll like that. I can tell he spent a lot of time picking out which one he would wear, and I think he wanted to impress you. You should recognize that and make him feel special for caring so much about you to take his best purse out on your date,” we imagine Soros advising, all smiles, as happy playing matchmaker to gross Marxists as he is ruining banks and tanking economies.
Apparently, Steny’s got such a collection of MARVELOUS purses to choose from, he’s known as “The Carrie Bradshaw of Congress, But With Purses, Not Shoes”. So, if he indeed picked out his BEST purse to take on his date with John on Sunday, then Congressman Lewis should be beyond flattered.
“He’s my sweetie. He’s my boo. His heart is pure. Our love is true,” John was heard to rhyme, before the two (plus Soros) headed to a quiet part of the Capitol grounds for some “quiet time to get to know each other”.
We’re wondering if the two will color-coordinate their ties, suits, and underwear again today for the Healthcare Rationing signing ceremony at the White House.
And we, like just about EVERYONE in Washington, are just DYING to know which marvelous purse Steny will accessorize with.
Will he go wild with leopard?
Should he be pretty in pink?
Is the occasion appropriate for basic, classic black — or is that too funereal for the occasion?
What about something slick, bold, and designer — too flashy?
“Whichever purse my boo brings, I will love him just the same. A purse doesn’t make the man, the man makes his purse. Any purse would be lucky to hang on that arm, just as I’m so lucky to get to hold his hand and make laffy sounds when he whispers jokes or tickles me”, Lewis insisted, giggling a little, following Soros’ astute advice to keep the magic growing in this budding relationship.
Supervillain. Nazi collaborator. Evil opportunist. Criminal.
Why Are You Forcing This Healthcare Bill Through In 3-4 Weeks When the Current President Took SIX MONTHS TO PICK A DOG?
Oooooh. Now this is what we, in the 80s, would have called a true BURN….SNAP!
Steny Hoyer, the House Majority Leader, comes off like the Cruise Director on the Titanic telling everyone to have another drink because everything will be just fine, since the ship’s not taking on THAT much water, and the ocean’s not THAT cold, and pay no attention at all to the people screaming for their lives around you. Just drink that Kool-Aid, baby, and everything will be Obatastic.
Towards the end of the clip, a registered Democrat (like us), stands up and yells directly at House Majority Leader Hoyer:
“Why are you forcing this healthcare bill through in 3-4 weeks when it took the President SIX MONTHS TO PICK A DOG?”
Oh, no he didn’t.
Oh, yes he did!
Cue accusations of RAAAAAAAACISM! against blue-collar, small-town, bitter, clingy Americans who DARE question the intelligence of ramming legislation through at breakneck speed…and bringing up the dog FINALLY decided on by Dr. Utopia (and given to him by America’s favorite Oldsmobile-cum-submarine driving murderer to boot!).
Revolution already in progress…