Saturday, October 29, 2011

Epic Fail, Part Deux...

Not only does Joshy-Boy and Leslie's ad fall RIGHT NEXT TO Brown Castor's endorsement by the Intelligencer, The VERY NEXT DAY, news of Josh's admitted meeting with the Tea Party Patriots, A GROUP THAT LESLIE AND JOSH BLASTED JENNY BROWN FOR BEING PART OF (although she's not).

Understandably, I call BULLSHIT, Josh and Leslie...retract your commercial and recant the lies you've been t
elling about Jenny Brown. You just can't defend this.

Oh, and the "Epic Fail, Part Deux"? That this, too, gets posted on the very left-leaning Politics PA, RIGHT NEXT TO YOUR CAMPAIGN AD!

Tea Party Josh Shapiro?

By Ali Carey, Contributing Writer

In the highly contested Montgomery County Commissioner race, associating your opponent with the Tea Party has become the barb de jour.

Democratic candidates State Rep. Josh Shapiro and Whitemarsh Township Supervisor Leslie Richards have been hammering one of their Republican opponents as “Tea Party Jenny Brown.” Earlier this week, their campaign aired a 50’s sitcom style thirty-second television ad featuring Brown, a Lower Merion Township Commissioner, and incumbent Montco Commissioner Bruce Castor. The ad specifically calls Brown, “the only candidate who met with the Tea Party.”

But that may not be true. As it turns out, Shapiro met with a local Tea Party Group during his 2010 re-election campaign.

According to Ed Boyd of the Philadelphia Tea Party Patriots of Eastern Montco, Shapiro attended the group’s monthly meeting on October 14, 2010, at the North Penn VFW in Glenside.

“Now that Josh Shapiro has finally admitted the statement is false, there is no other recourse than for his campaign to pull all of the blatantly disingenuous radio and TV ads, and to make sure the falsehood is not repeated in any future campaign mailings and statements,” said Brown in a statement.

The Shapiro/Richards campaign argues that the claims in their advertisements are accurate, because Shapiro was a candidate for State Rep. at the time, not County Commissioner.

“Long before he became a candidate for county commissioner, Josh met with constituents who belonged to a local Tea Party organization and challenged their viewpoints head-on,” said campaign spokesman Frank Custer.

He reiterated the campaign’s charge against Brown.

“Jenny Brown, as a candidate for county commissioner, went to see the Tea Party, embraced their partisan principles and sought their support.”


One Response to “Tea Party Josh Shapiro?”

Bob Guzzardi, Ardmore Penna. says:

Josh Shapiro lies! Jenny Brown Tea Party? Josh Shapiro Socialist? Frankly, I am shocked at Josh’s lie. Even though I disagree with Josh on issues, I had thought his word was good. This is very upsetting. dr. bob and I are Tea Party and are active with Kitchen Table Patriots in Bucks County. While we, enthusiastically, support Jenny Brown, Jenny Brown is not what I would consider “Tea Party”.

Although Jenny Brown shares some of the ideas and policies of Tea Party, just as Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards share quite a few Corporatist – Socialist Redistribution of the Wealth ideas, does not make Jenny a Tea Party person or Josh a Socialist. Very bad logic; the fallacy of the undistributed middle is well known and frequently promoted in political campaign rhetoric.

Name calling obscures the serious fiscal issues facing Lower Merion and Montgomery County. While fiscal common sense is on of the Tea Party principles, it is not the only one. Just as Big Government Spending, Borrowing, Taxing and Unionizing is only only one piece of classical fascism-communism.

ShapriroRichards need to resort to name calling to distract from their records of Big Government, Big Spending, Big Borrowing and Big Unionizing. .

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Bruce Castor: Josh Shapiro ‘lied’ about Tea Party meeting

It seems that the Shapiro/Richards team is continuing to be disingenuous with their TV commercials. In a taped forum on Larry Kane's "Voice of Reason" TV show, Shapiro finally admitted he himself had met with the Philadelphia Tea Party Patriots.

  • When pressed by Castor during the taping of Larry Kane’s “Voice of Reason” show Thursday, Shapiro finally admitted he had met with the Philadelphia Tea Party Patriots — Eastern Montco.
  • “(Shapiro) even lied directly to the voters on the show,” Castor said. “I didn’t have any objection that he had met with the Tea Party, but that he said Jenny Brown is bad because she did.”
Boy...they called Jenny Brown an extremist...what does that make Joshy-boy? A liar, that's what. Read the whole article here: Josh Shapiro ‘lied’

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Montgomery Co. Commissioner's Race Heats Up

From 6ABC:

The battle over who will run Montgomery County is on. The Republican candidates include incumbent Commissioner Bruce Castor and Lower Merion Commissioner Jenny Brown, and the Democrats State Representative Josh Shapiro of Abington and Whitemarsh Supervisor Leslie Richards.

The four are vying for the 3 commissioner seats and whichever party gets both its candidates elected will run the government in the state's third largest county, and will control its 2,000 at will non-union and non-civil service jobs.


"I think people who have been paying attention are just really frustrated with all of the fighting that's been going on and all the bickering," said Leslie Richards

Unfortunately for the short-sighted (and deceitful) Richards, the so-called "bickering" has been Republican Commissioner, Bruce L. Castor, Jr. fighting for the people of Montgomery County, trying to keep Jimbo and JoHuff from spending our county into a deficit. For all his "bickering", Matthews and Hoeffel have spent us into a shortfall that threatens our bond rating significantly. We may slip from AAA for the first time in a very long time, because of their blatant mismanagement of our county finances.

Read the entire article here:
Montgomery Co. Commissioner's Race Heats Up

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Epic Fail!

There is nothing worse than spending all that money to put your ad on the most liberal politics page in the state, only to be upstaged when your opponents get a major newspaper endorsement as the top line item!

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Brown-Castor Campaign's 2nd Television Commercial

Whodathunk that this press conference by Josh, (with Leslie looking on, annoyed) would become the "gift that keeps on giving"?

Thanks for being in the state house too long, Joshy-boy.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Intelligencer Endorses Brown-Castor Ticket for County Commissioners

The Intelligencer had one editorial board sit down with all four candidates for County Commissioner (at separate times) and here's what they came up with: Josh and Leslie have no credibility, no plan...otherwise, their campaign is full of shit.
When given an opportunity to expand on their platform, Richards and Shapiro are a one-trick pony...No Tax Increase. From the Intelligencer:

Shapiro and Richards are limiting themselves with their no-tax-increase pledge, and they’re taking a big risk in doing so. If Castor, after four years as a commissioner (albeit a marginalized one), says he doesn’t know the extent of the county’s financial woes, it’s difficult to figure out how Shapiro and Richards can be so confident about not having to raise taxes (emphasis mine...ed.)
Exactly. Full of shit. See, Jim-Turd and Joe The Huff have screwed this county up so badly, even a sitting county commissioner (Castor) doesn't know the extent of the problems they have caused. Castor has voted "no" on every big project (and three budgets) that he thought could wait until the county was in better financial condition, but in Castor's own words, "Two beats one".

Similarly to Huff Huff and Jimbo, Richards spent without regard to who would have to foot the bill in Whitemarsh, increasing our debt here almost tenfold...from $1.8 million to over $15 million and will leave the mess - one she helped create - for others to "clean up". The next administration will surely have to raise taxes in Whitemarsh, and Leslie gets out with no culpability. Full. Of. Shit.

For the past 4 years, The Intelligencer has not often been kind to Castor...they have, however, been fair in their assessment of the candidates running for commissioner this time around. Their pick? Read on:
It’s our belief the Republicans have the stronger, more credible game plan. That’s why our endorsement goes to Bruce Castor and Jenny Brown.

Read the entire article here: For commissioner in Montgomery County: Bruce Castor and Jenny Brown

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Leslie Richards Attacks Jenny Brown's Husband

Quite egregious, considering families have always been off-limits during campaigns.

Leslie back pedals, and says "I was not making any personal attack..."

Yeah, Leslie, and I have this bridge in Montco that I'd like to sell the voters....

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Muammar Quaddafi Possibly Dead

TRIPOLI, Libya — Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the former Libyan strongman who fled into hiding after rebels toppled his regime two months ago in the Arab Spring’s most tumultuous uprising, was killed Thursday as fighters battling the vestiges of his loyalist forces wrested control of his hometown of Surt, the interim government announced.

Al Jazeera television showed what it said was Colonel Qaddafi’s corpse as jubilant fighters in Surt fired automatic weapons in the air, punctuating an emphatic and violent ending to his four decades as a ruthless and bombastic autocrat who basked in his reputation as the self-styled king of kings of Africa. Read it all, here: Quaddafi Dead

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Gleason Throws Support Behind Brown Castor Ticket

From Margaret Gibbons, at "The Intelligencer":

Pennsylvania's top Republican came to Montgomery County on Wednesday to stump for the GOP's county ticket, headed by commissioner candidates Bruce L. Castor Jr. and Jenny Brown.

State GOP Chairman Rob Gleason admitted that he did not know much about the individual party candidates running for the nine county row offices and the two bench seats but that what he knows about them collectively is enough for his stamp of approval.

"The platform of the team here is the platform of the Republican Party — hold the line on taxes, stop excessive spending and borrowing, reduce the size of government, create jobs and grow the economy," said Gleason, flanked by the GOP candidates at the county courthouse in Norristown.

Read the rest of the article, click this link: State's top Republican promoting Montco GOP's county slate

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Brown/Castor's First Campaign Commercial

This is just the first commercial, folks...more in the can for later distribution!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Occupation of Zero Risk

Occupy Wall Street has had some splinter groups form in other major cities, including Philadelphia...From the looks of the photo, there's not many people protesting, unless it was time for a Starbucks and a splash of petrouli...

One of the biggest gripes is that they hate...literally hate that people get rich in this country, and don's spread the wealth around. Well, I'm far from rich, but my take on things is this:

The rich have every right to take risk and earn as much as they can just as we have every right to take risk and earn as much as we can...that's the American way. They want socialism? Move to Cuba, Fidel would be glad to have them....or not.

I struggle every day to put food on my table, and I still don't think these morons have a clue as to what "reality" vis a vis "real life" is all about. Let them worry about paying the bills, feeding their family, keeping ahead of collection agencies, and making sure they don't lose the home they've been paying over 20 years for.

I lost my job exactly one week after Obama got elected. I cannot find a good paying job in my field, so I started my own business and sub contract at less than half of what I used to make. I don't blame Wall Street, I blame the massive debt that the current administration is incurring for squashing consumer confidence. No consumer confidence = no new jobs, the end.

What everybody fails to acknowledge is the greater the risk, the greater the reward. If you want to be successful, some amount of risk should be involved, not just an open palm, saying "gimme".

Wall Street trades shares of "risk" every day. Those people taking the risk are going the extra mile to be successful.

One day, when my business is more established, I will assume some risk and raise my fees. Will I lose clients? Well, that's a risk I'll have to take, but I'm not standing here, with my hand out, saying "you owe me..."

I'm working hard, and I'm taking the risks. If I succeed, it will be on my sweat, my ulcers, my high blood pressure, and my grit. If I fail, at least I had the balls to take the risk in the first place.

What's going on here is a bunch of idiots who want everything, but are unwilling to assume the risk necessary to be successful. It's not republican, Democrat, or any other label, it's "no guts, no glory". I don't need a trophy to prove I played the game. Give me my trophy when I succeed in playing the game.

I'll gladly take all of the risk while these bozos stink and stand around singing "kumbayah". Just don't expect me to house, feed or clothe morons who are standing there with a Starbucks in one hand and a brand new iPhone 4s in the other, crying that Wall Street is screwing them. I'll risk my money on the poor woman who is widowed and has 3 kids, a job and a mortgage.


(Afterthought): Maybe they should start a new movement called "Occupy the Employment Office" and become useful members of society, instead of the left's "useful idiots".

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