State Republican Chairman Chris Healy tonight released a statement entitled “The One’s Visit” about Saturday’s rally at Bridgeport’s Arena at Harbor Yard with Democratic President Barack Obama.
Healy called the visit – Obama’s second since late September – a “welcome reminder” of the choice voters face at the polls on Tuesday.
Democrats are obviously counting on the opposite – that Obama will fire up the base and encourage turnout in a traditionally blue state.
Here’s Healy’s statement:
New Britain – Saturday’s last-minute swing through Connecticut by President Barack Obama is a “fitting reminder for voters on the clear choice voters will have on Election Day,” according to Republican State Party Chairman Chris Healy Friday.
The President will appear in Bridgeport Saturday morning in an attempt to boost the lagging slate of federal and state candidates many of whom have seen their leads dwindle in recent weeks.
“It is only fitting that the President who has presided over the largest increase in government spending and taxes in modern times, traveled to the state with the highest per capita debt in the nation,” said Healy. “His appearance and the cast of tax and spend political characters joining him today, are a fitting reminder of what is at state in next Tuesday’s election.
Healy said voters can either continue on with the job killing policies by Congressional Democrats or choose Republicans who will “restore fiscal sanity, create economic opportunity while diminishing the role of government in our lives.”
In recent days, Democratic candidates from U.S. Senate down to State Representative have gone negative in tone rather than other their proposals and solutions to the issues.
Fifth District Congressman Chris Murphy pulled his attack ads against Republican Sam Caligiuri after the public and media rejected them as inaccurate and reprehensible.
Gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy continues to show he hasn’t the temperament for the state’s top job by trying to vilify a Stamford business owner for standing up to the city’s attempts to seize her family-owned property.
Malloy, who has come off as angry and curt in his debate with Republican Tom Foley, said the business owner had “an axe to grind,” and dismissed her concerns and tried to walk away from his clear role in the matter. Malloy has also stated that tax increases are inevitable while refusing to outline any significant spending cuts.
(U.S. Senate candidate) Attorney General Dick Blumenthal, unable to explain how a private sector job is created, continues to change the subject on how he has managed to give his campaign $2.2 million even though his net worth is $1.5 million.
And State Rep. Corky Mazurek, D-Southington, sent out a district-wide flyer this week quoting several Gov. Jodi Rell and other Republicans out-of-context and without their permission, to demonstrate that he has bipartisan support for his reelection. Gov. Rell has authorized a statement saying she is supporting Republican Robert Sampson.
But it is President Obama who represents the collective work of the political aristocracy and the misery it has created over a short period of time. Rather than own up to the shortcomings of his policies, Obama has tried to demean his opponents and complain that the American people are not “hard-wired to think clearly” when they are angry.
“Rarely has a mid-term Election been so important and we thank President Obama for reminding us the choice we have on Tuesday,” said Healy.