I’ve been a Republican twice in my life. Once was in California in 2000 when I registered Republican so I could vote for McCain over Bush in the spring primary. The second time was in 2004 when I crossed over to support Arlen Specter running in the Republican primary against a right-wing ideologue named Pat Toomey. I don’t regret either of those votes.
I’ve heard Toomey in a debate against Sestak in Allentown. He was a better debater. He is intelligent, glib, and easy with the crowd. He is also immoral, a tool of the wealthy, a man who never manufactured anything or contributed anything to society, making his living as a hedge fund Wall Street currency manipulator.
He thinks his Wall Street credentials make him some sort of financial expert. They don’t. He isn’t.
Tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. he is going to be at Penn’s Peak. Penn’s Peak is part of the Fred Reinhart octopus that includes PenTeleData, the Penn’s Peak radio station, the Times News, and the cable company.
Toomey’s appearance is sponsored by the 9/12 project, a Glenn Beck claque that, I believe, is able to use Penn’s Peak whenever it wants to and may even be funded by the Reinhard family, although I have no way of knowing that for sure, since they don’t release their financial statements.
Am I attending? I have a doctor’s appointment, which I will try to rush through so I can at least get there in time to ask a question, which is: Why do you support tax cuts for the rich and oppose an extension of the payroll tax break? Toomey’s answer will be glib and sound intelligent, but it won’t be truthful. A truthful answer would be, “because I represent rich people, not peons like you.”