Quote of the Day

From the New Britain Herald, GOP candidate Justin Bernier on incumbent Fifth District Congressman Chris Murphy:

“He recently held a wine and cheese party for donors giving $50,000,” he [Bernier] said. “I don’t have that kind of wine in my wine cellar. I don’t even have a wine cellar.”

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13 responses to “Quote of the Day

  1. TheRealNixon

    Bernier has the potential to be a really good candidate. Of course like all things in politics though it will depend heavily on his ability to raise funds.

  2. AndersonScooper

    “He recently held a wine and cheese party for donors giving $50,000,” he [Bernier] said. “I don’t have that kind of wine in my wine cellar. I don’t even have a wine cellar.”

    Bernier is right. He’s got an altogether different kind of whine.

    Honestly, the populist bull-shit the GOP is trying to push is such utter bull-shit.

    And all this talk about balancing budgets? How come Bernier was so completely silent when the Republicans were in control? Not to mention, do we want a party in power whose suggested response to the current recession was to do absolutely nothing? Yes, the stimulus package wasn’t perfect, and yes, it was deficit spending. But if we had done nothing as the Republicans wanted, how worse off might we be at the moment?

  3. Does Chris Murphy have a wine cellar?

  4. But if we had done nothing as the Republicans wanted, how worse off might we be at the moment?

    “Worse off”???

  5. But if we had done nothing as the Republicans wanted, how worse off might we be at the moment?

    Are we waiting for you and Mr. Peabody to hop in the way back machine to find out? Or are we going to go 10 rounds of throwing unanswerable hypothetical questions at each other trying to cast doubt on opposing viewpoints because things haven’t worked out?

  6. AndersonScooper

    But you agree?

    The Republican plan was to do nothing, and hope that the markets would right themselves?

  7. Honestly, the populist bull-shit the GOP is trying to push is such utter bull-shit.

    I love how you’re anti-populism, now that you have Democrats in charge. Who cares what the people think, anyway?

    And all this talk about balancing budgets? How come Bernier was so completely silent when the Republicans were in control? Not to mention, do we want a party in power whose suggested response to the current recession was to do absolutely nothing? Yes, the stimulus package wasn’t perfect, and yes, it was deficit spending. But if we had done nothing as the Republicans wanted, how worse off might we be at the moment?

    What has the “stimulus” package done for the economy? How about TARP? Can I remind you that we haven’t bought a single toxic asset? TARP hasn’t done a damn thing for this economy, and neither has the “stimulus.”

    Talk about blindly believing bulls__t — you just think that because Obama did something, it must be right. How come we don’t get the same “imperfect but necessary” benefit of the doubt from you?

    The Republican plan was to do nothing, and hope that the markets would right themselves?

    I wish the Republicans’ plan was just that, because the markets are ALWAYS right. Unfortunately, Bush and McCain jumped on board the TARP train to nowhere.

  8. Talk about blindly believing bulls__t — you just think that because Obama did something, it must be right. How come we don’t get the same “imperfect but necessary” benefit of the doubt from you?

    That should have read, “How come we don’t get the same ‘imperfect but necessary’ benefit of the doubt from you on Iraq?”

  9. What Bernier fails to mention is that this was a DCCC fundraiser. Any Congressional candidate should be well aware that $50k is well above the maxium for individual donations.

    Also, Genghis to answer your question, Chris Murphy does not have a wine cellar. I don’t know if it’s wise for Bernier to attempt to portray Murphy as an elitist.

  10. Weicker Liker

    AMK…

    You fail to mention the three fundraising events Chris Murphy’s Candidate Committee had in late March:

    March 18 @ Hyatt Regency Washington On Capitol Hill (Breakfast)

    $5000 Chair ; $2,500 Host

    March 24 @ Hyatt Regency Washington On Capitol Hill (Breakfast)

    $5,000 Chair ; $2,500 Host

    March 30 @ Bistro Bis, Leader Rooms A and B, 15 E Street NW, Washington

    $2,000 PAC ; $1,000 PAC Guest ; $500 Personal Guest

    Three events must have brought in one heck of a haul

  11. Three events must have brought in one heck of a haul

    The “haul” would be public record by now — the last filing period ended on 3/31.

  12. Weicker Liker

    Matt W….

    Problem is, unlike CT Finance Law, the FEC does not require Congressional Candidates to break out the proceeds of their events separately.

    CT Finance Reports require a bit more detail.

    Not Murphy’s fault. We would have no way of telling what each affair netted, or in fact, the total of three events together.

  13. Problem is, unlike CT Finance Law, the FEC does not require Congressional Candidates to break out the proceeds of their events separately.

    It doesn’t need to be a big mystery, though — you’re looking for a list of who gave at three events, all in DC. Why don’t we just look at how much was given by PACs and people living in the DC metro area? That amount is $92,500, or $77,500 given up through the dates of the events.

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