Bad ideas and scare tactics are this Democrats hallmarks
I received the following e-mail from Kathy Castor’s campaign today. The subject line was great, it said, “Have you seen this?” The letter is pasted below with my comments back to her in blue. I think we might have struck a cord with Mrs. Castor…
Did you see the recent Tampa Tribune op ed where a local Republican political consultant highlighted two politicians who intend to run against me? (Why yes, Kathy, I did. In fact, I wrote it!) “With the scent of the tea party’s brew in the air, at least two ‘A’-team candidates smell a political opportunity … in hope of facing U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor next year,” the consultant wrote.
I understand that I will be a target. I am outspoken and not afraid to stand up to the special interests that have so much influence in Washington, D.C. (Really? When was the last time you spoke up to a labor union boss, the Department of Education, or George Soros?)
Will you help me prepare for the challenges ahead by contributing $100, $50 or $25? (Only if you promise me that you will only use the money for your early retirement party.)
Recently, I challenged Governor Rick Scott in a face-to-face meeting where I urged him to protect Florida taxpayers and aggressively seek compensation from BP, Transocean and other parties responsible for the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon disaster (Now Kathy, do you really think Rick Scott is going to take you seriously with all this rhetoric? Try toning it down a notch or two and maybe the governor will return your call). I am sponsoring one of the leading bills to ensure that the fines and penalties for the disaster are devoted to Gulf Coast economic and environmental recovery. I have organized a new bipartisan Gulf Coast Caucus in the Congress to get this accomplished. (This sounds like Washington gobble-dee-gook. What have you actually accomplished to help anyone by setting up a caucus? Typical Democrat, more government is the answer).
I hope the political operatives also understand that I am not going to backdown in my opposition to the Republican plan to end Medicare as we know it. Republicans want to privatize Medicare and thereby break the promise of security in retirement for future generations. (There you go again Kathy, you and I both know Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid are bankrupting our country. Stop pandering and come up with some workable solutions to the problem. Voters are beginning to realize people like you in Washington aren’t the solution, you’re the problem!) I will fight to keep the promise of Medicare so that older Americans can live their retirement years in dignity (Great. Now please come over to my house and explain to my three young girls why their quality of life is going to suck because of pandering politicians like you who are leaving them with a staggering mountain of debt). Rather than address the deficit and debt by ending special interest tax loopholes or tax earmarks, Republicans are turning Medicare on its head by cutting access to doctors, hospitals and hospice for our older neighbors (You are starting to annoy me Kathy. You and I both know earmarks and tax loopholes are not going to solve the deficit/debt problem. Entitlements like Soc. Sec. and Medicare are the problem). The consultant (Kathy, I have a name. It’s Chris Ingram. We’ve spoken on the phone before and I sit next to your mom on set at Bay News 9 all night on Election Night and at other times. Please quit referring to me like I’m some sort of unknown boogeyman) called this “Mediscare” in his op ed. The Republican plan to end Medicare as we know it is scary and we are not going to let it happen. (The Democrat plan of do nothing but pander and avoid the reality of the situation is what will lead to the USA becoming a broke, second-rate country).
I am the only Democrat on the west coast of Florida from the Panhandle to the Florida Keys (Technically, you’re not the “only Democrat” in that region, but you are the only one in Congress. Thank God!). I provide an important voice for students, older Floridians, veterans, small business owners and hardworking families (What about entrepreneurs, taxpayers — the ones who really pay the bills, non-“older Floridians,” and all the children of the next generation who are going to be stuck with the bills? Ever think about them Kathy? And I take issue with your being a voice for small business owners or hardworking families. More like people who prefer to be dependent on the government — that’s your constituency). The Republican poltical operative (my name is CHRIS INGRAM! It’s the name on my birth certificate and I will show it to anyone upon request!) confirmed that these candidates are capable of raising lots of money in their effort to “send Castor packing”, so I need your help to stand strong against them. Please help by sending a contribution today for $100, $50, or $25.
Together we have been successful in bringing jobs and investments to the Tampa International Airport, the Port of Tampa, USF, Moffitt Cancer Center, MacDill Air Force Base, community health centers and more (Kathy, by your own accord, all the jobs you have “created” are government jobs — that’s the problem, you think expanding government means growing jobs. WRONG! Every gov’t job you “create” takes dollars out of the pockets of taxpayers and the private sector). But we still have much to do. With your help we will fend off these challenges and stay focused on improving the lives and economy for our neighbors and our great community.
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him at: Chris@IrreverentView.com.
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