The mom who pleaded guilty to wanting to “break an arm or two” of her daughter’s ex boyfriend is “a prominent fund raiser for Democratic candidates,” according to the Commercial Appeal. The financial advisor of Iranian heritage raised $250,000 for Obama in 2008 says the Washington Post. That sounds in character for Democrats.
As I have said before, it’s not hard to find one; it’s hard to pick one of the many that pop up every day.
Today is a new fund raiser low, however. Look at this invitation:
How low is this? What’s next? If you have a new baby, send us any money instead of giving a gift for the baby and new parents? If someone dies do they want the mourners to send money to Obama instead of flowers? Wow. This from a man who is a millionaire, rakes in millions from Hollywood, dines on Kobe beef and whose wife travels lavishly! What’s next? Blood donations?
“We’ve lost our identity,” said Wilson Stooksberry at a fund raiser last night. The candidate running against Charlotte Bergmann and George Flynn in the primary to later face Steve Cohen for Tennessee’s Ninth Congressional seat elaborated.
“It’s like walking into an ER and seeing a buddy of yours who’s been in a crash. You see him there but you can hardly recognize him,” he said of his current assessment of the United States.
When he looked around at the leadership possibilities of those running for office, Stooksberry “looked at the opposition and said we can do better than that.” A packed room at Flight restaurant downtown agreed.
“Here’s why I’m in front of you today. When 9/11 happened I was 21 and more into Ole Miss football and chasing Southern belles than paying attention to history. I began a new quest. I dove into books to find out everything America stood for. I realized how precious this country is. It was made by men and women who hated tyranny and reversed human history by making the people important. The words ‘freedom’ and ‘America’ really meant something.”
Although he didn’t dwell on his accomplishments, the owner of Flight introduced him and told about Stooksberry’s joining Special Forces as a first responder in Afghanistan. He referred to his many acts of valor on the frontline. “He understands the importance of national security and also small business and jobs.”
Courage, a quality he saw in Stooksberry’s actions, is something we don’t have in DC. Stooksberry agreed. “We need major courage to say what needs to be said and more courage in our politicians in Washington.”
The courage of his brother, Wade, has been inspirational too. Three weeks ago Wade had a terrible headache. It persisted and he went to the emergency room. Shortly after, he was told he had a brain tumor of the kind that had killed his mother. The doctors removed a golf ball size tumor from his head.
Wilson recounted, “The first time I saw him the morning after surgery, Wade said, ‘Wilson, they took out a large part of my brain and I can still make better decisions than Steve Cohen.’ Wade was one of the first who wanted me to run.”
Stooksberry thanked everyone for their prayers for Wade. He also said that the experience for him “showcased Obamacare deficiencies.” It would be unlikely for him to have such treatment if the Affordable Care Act prevails.
For Shelby County, our advocate in Washington against all this is Cohen who Stooksberry called “one of the most anti American persons in D.C.” He characterized the election as not one of “right vs. left, but right vs. wrong.” For him, as for most of us, 2012 is the most important election of our life times.
Stooksberry will be opening his campaign headquarters next week in Midtown in the shopping center off Poplar that houses Ronnie Grisanti’s. He feels optomistic about his chances. “We’ve been overwhelmed at the support that has come forward. We have a lot of volunteers and a lot of prayers. I intend to canvass intently.” In the redistricting he cites the addition of Millington and hopes to get the military vote there. The addition of parts of Cordova signal hopefulness for that area, too.
If the mood last night was any indication, he has a lot of enthusiastic people willing to work for him.
(This from Club Member Beverly Seaton):
You know the honeymoon is over when the comedians start.
The liberals are asking us to give Barack Obama time. We agree . . . and think 25 to life would be appropriate. — Jay Leno
America needs Obama-care like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask. — Jay Leno
Q: Have you heard about McDonald’s’ new Obama Value Meal?
A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it. — Conan O’Brien
Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?
A: A fund raiser. — Jay Leno
Q: What’s the difference between Obama’s cabinet and a penitentiary?
A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers, and threats to society. The other is for housing prisoners. — David Letterman
Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean and it started to sink, who would be saved?
A: America ! — Jimmy Fallon
Q: What’s the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?
A: Bo has papers. — Jimmy Kimmel
Q: What was the most positive result of the “Cash for Clunkers” program?
A: It took 95% of the Obama bumper stickers off the road. — David Letterman