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Pete Visclosky funded by big business and special interest, but Indiana shouldn’t give that no mind. (head pat)

Anyone notice this little gem in the Times? Read it here “Indiana District 1 does not support Visclosky, but he keeps getting wagon loads of cash from out of state. The people of Indiana won’t throw a penny in his pot, but Visclosky could care less, big business and special interest groups grease his wheels.”

Okay, so I took liberty with the title in the link to the news article. The actual title of the article is “Hoosiers not filling Visclosky, Bayh campaign coffers”.

Read the article and hear gems from Visclosky’s bag boy, Mr. St. John, (and I use the term bag boy in so many ways that you would be totally distracted if I explained them to you.) such as:

Having served 25 years in Congress,

“It is not surprising that he would attract campaign donations from people here in the district and elsewhere who like the job he is doing and want to see him continue his leadership,” St. John said of Visclosky.

Psst, it gets better.

* A little more than 2 percent of Visclosky’s contributions came from within his constituency, Indiana’s 1st Congressional District.

* 96 percent of Visclosky’s donations came from donors in other states.

Visclosky is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, serves on the defense subcommittee and is chairman of the energy and water subcommittee.

According to FEC records, the same industries regulated by those committees help fuel Visclosky’s campaign, with at least $192,575 coming from the energy industry and $278,700 coming from labor and defense combined from January 2008 through June 30.

Okay, so is it any wonder, for those of you who missed the Visclosky Town Hall in Chesterton where he and his office collaborated with the local Democratic Party to publicly call the people of northwest Indiana ‘Tea Baggers’, that he really could care less about what you and I think.  Politics is about money, it is all about getting the fringe vote. He doesn’t care about the 40% that will vote for him out of what is normally named blissful ignorance, blind party loyalty or just plain low-information stupidity. He cares about the 10% fringe vote, the ‘poor’, the labor unions, the special interest groups. He wants those 10 percenters to push him over the 50% mark and into another term in office.

So, at the Chesterton Town Hall, Petey exited the rally, cruising through the hall’s doors at what I would call a brisk clip. He did NOT express any interest in addressing the over 100 people standing just to his right.

Now, call me silly, but if I am a politician and I had over 100 people (actually 250 people at its height) come out to a meeting, I would stop, glad-hand the crowd, kiss babies, pet dogs and otherwise do what politicians do which is smile at you and laugh at your jokes even if they don’t understand that the joke is on them.

Not Petey. Maybe it was the shouts of ‘Vote Him Out’ that set him on edge, but he showed no interest in the people that are fondly called his ‘constituents’.  Instead, he focused on maybe 10 people standing to his left.

Hmm, 10 people vs. 100? Yep and Petey shook THEIR 10 hands, smiled at THEM and if there had been a baby or dog in the crowd he would have kissed it.  Guess who those 10 people were?  They were the paid protesters who came out to support him from Acorn, SEIU, AFL-CIO and MoveOn. We have the photos to back this up.

Get it?  This is why Pete Visclosky could care less about what you think or want. He does not vote or perform his job with Indiana in mind.  Yeah, yeah, yeah, he throws a bone to Indiana making a big deal that he porked the government and got Indiana some grant money. Never mind that that WAS OUR MONEY to begin with and the programs he gives it to are frigging union, Acorn and special interest projects.

But hey, all Hail Petey and his pork.

So, what are you going to do about changing the line-up come November of 2010?  Pete Visclosky will not be hurt if you withhold funds. He gets his money from special interest and big business from around the USA. He doesn’t need your money and he doesn’t have your interests in mind when he votes.

If you think otherwise consider this.  You get a paycheck for doing a job. Now, your responsibility is to build a job performance that you can drag out come review time where you can wag on about what you did for the community.  But, the money you really need in order to keep your job comes from a group of dudes who need you to vote a certain way so that their corporations can profit. Those dudes give you millions of dollars so that you can convince the community that you are doing a good job for them and for them only.

When it comes time to vote on issues, do you vote in favor of what is in the best interest of the constitution and the citizens or do you vote to make sure you keep getting those millions that grease the election wheel?

You and I know what you would do, if you were Petey and we all know what Pete does.

Enough. It is just time to say ‘Knock it OFF’ Pete. We are not stupid and, guess what, “WE WILL VOTE YOU OUT”

No more lies.

Take that and the big business grease and shove it.

Pete Visclosky agrees. Northwest Indiana Patriots are Tea Baggers.

Something has been gnawing at me since I attended Pete Visclosky’s Town Hall in Chesterton Indiana. Pete represents District 1 (Indiana’s First Congressional District which includes Lake, Porter, Jasper, Newton and Benton Counties). He has been in office since 1984, serving 12 terms. (26 years come 2010). His daddy was a politician and I guess the dog doesn’t stray too far from the leash so Pete decided he wanted a similar career.  Considering that ‘serving’ the people as a congressman is a SERVICE to the people and not a career, this brings up the topic of Term Limits.  No politician should be making ‘serving the people’ a career as that concept by itself fosters decisions being made by politicians that center on holding onto the career/ jobs rather than listening to and carrying out the wishes of the people they ‘serve’. The priorities are backwards and the career politician’s decisions are influenced by his Party affiliation, big business (read $$ for campaigns), lobby groups (see $$ again). On the list of the pork barrel / earmarks, Visclosky ranks 8th, out of 435. His ‘war chest’ for re-election is much larger than any challenger. Sing it with me, “Money makes politicians go-round, politicians go-round, politicians go-round.”

See:  http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/earmarks.php?cid=N00003813

“Pete Visclosky sponsored or co-sponsored 68 earmarks totaling $113,653,000 in fiscal year 2008 ranking 8th out of 435 representatives. To learn more about earmarks, visit Big Picture – Earmarks

Pete Visclosky comes back to Northwest Indiana bribing and intimidating us with our own money and we are supposed to thank him for his hard work.

Back to Chesterton and the Town Hall.  This town hall meeting was setup by the Democratic Alliance of Northwest Indiana (DANI).  Evidently that same group is in tight with the paid to play protest groups such as MoveOn, Acorn, AFL-CIO, SEIU and the list goes on.  Now how is it that the Democratic Party, not only in Indiana, but across the nation is working closely with leftist socialist groups? The paid-to-protest groups come out to support the Dems at every turn. The Indiana Tea Party Patriots, ordinary citizens who are nothing more than concerned citizens attended and outnumbered the paid protestors approx. 4 to 1.

Read here for the giddy blow by blow as told by Don Briggs who engineered the town hall event and called for Acorn, MoveOn and all of their ilk to attend and support socialism.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/8/4/761608/-Tea-Baggers-FAIL-to-disrupt-Health-Care-meeting,-lessons-shared.

#8    “The DANI executive board consulted closely with Visclosky’s office to draft the Public Service Announcement and to set up ground rules for the meeting. So, we opened the meeting by laying down the ground rules.”

  1. And then in opening remarks, I blew the Tea Baggers’ cover. Roughly, it went like this:

“Meetings like this one continue a democratic tradition more than 2500 years old, that of the ancient Greek “Ecclesia.” The term means “those called out”—called out to discuss and decide civic matters, and to defend their ancient Greek city-states, to defend their democracy. And you all were called out by notices in the local papers, radio stations, by e-mail and internet, to discuss Health Care Reform and Clean Energy with our Representative tonight.

So know this: efforts to disrupt and thwart public discourse on civic matters are profoundly anti-democratic. But, that’s an obstacle we face tonight. It’s public knowledge that groups known as Tea Baggers intend to disrupt and thwart the public discourse on Health Care Reform in meetings like this during this month’s Congressional Recess. They want Democracy to fail. So, let’s face this obstacle together.

The Tea Baggers’ instructions are also public knowledge. If some people stand up, shout out and sit down; if some try to rattle us and the Congressman; if some pretend numeric superiority; if some try to stifle intelligent debate; then we can compare that behavior to the Tea Baggers’ instructions and draw our own conclusions.”

So, the self appointed dragon slayer of the people, the flealess leader Don Briggs of DANI, collaborated with VISCLOSKY in preparing his speech given to the attendees and approved calling the attendees ‘Tea Baggers’. One would think that Pete would tell Biggs, Mano e Mano, that the use of Tea Bagger is juvenile, completely disrespectful and offensive, especially at a town hall meeting with patriots in ages ranging from toddler to 90+ years old.  You would think that Pete Visclosky and his office, during this co-writing of this town hall introduction would have injected some adult stylized class and dignity and not taken low class shots at their constituents.  Such was not the case. Pete Visclosky and his representatives APPROVED the use of the phrase Tea Bagger and from what I hear (I was outside), Pete smirked when the word was used, showed no objection nor did he stand and correct Bigg’s classless attack on the people of Northwest Indiana.

Who does this?  Well, a politician so embedded with special interest groups, bribery tactics, and lobbyists does this as he has no need to respect and serve the people. The World According to Pete says that the people did not elect him, money elected him and Acorn, SEIU, Unions groups, lobby groups, THOSE are the money people and those are the people he caters to.

Go here to Acorn’s Report Card pdf where they rank Visclosky according to how well he has voted in favor of Acorn.

http://www.acorn.org/fileadmin/Centers/Press/Report/ACORN_Scorecard-ltr.pdf.

See Visclosky’s 89% approval rating with Acorn. He voted the way they wanted him to vote. This is just one example of one group that Pete caters to. If we could get him to actually tell us the truth, we would know much more regarding who is pulling his strings.

What are we doing sending a huge chuck of our money to DC only to have to beg to get it back? The State of Indiana wants us to think they are doing a great job when they ‘win’ some of our money back via a stimulus, grant or some other project funding?  How about just keeping our money in the State in the first place? That would greatly reduce our dependence on ‘begging for Federal  help’.

The Northwest Indiana Republican Party is in sedentary collusion with Visclosky and the Democratic Party.

I’m beginning to think that the Republican Party, at least when it comes to the 1st District of Indiana is in collusion with the Democratic Party. This may stand as the reason for the repubs holding up Leyva as their man. They knew from the get-go back in 2006 when they endorsed him he wouldn’t win and couldn’t win the 1st Congressional seat in Indiana. (Mark has actually stumped as a Republican Party candidate for House, Indiana, 1st District, since 2002.)

Do you keep running the same horse if he loses big every time, comes in last in every race? No, you don’t.  Who does that? People who don’t want to win do that. They will put a loser in the race. Hello, this is what the Republican Party has done to northwest Indiana.  They have abandoned us and are working with Visclosky and the Democratic Party.  They are in sedentary collusion with the Democratic Party. With that knowledge we can draw the parallel between the socialist bent of the Democratic Party, the Big Government mentality of the Dems and equate the Republican Party as being of the same mindset. As long as Visclosky brings in the pork and funds the Republican’s special interests the GOP is more than happy to have Visclosky carry the water.  Nowhere in this equation do The People enter into the equation and this is a serious matter because it leaves the citizens of northwest Indiana without representation from either party.

If you disagree, show me the difference.  Show me the Republican Party in NWI that does NOT want the government to control every movement of the citizens, all the while growing government while ignoring the Constitution.

Note: Don’t forget to make travel plans for the 9-12 Project. Cars, charter coaches and caravans are leaving northwest Indiana for the March on Washington, DC.  Check the web for details from any number of sites.