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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Toomey To Host $200 a Head Fundraiser For NorCo Exec John Brown

"Let me take you to
my private beach."
Tuesdays with Toomey is a weekly lunchtime ritual. This began shortly after the Presidential election. Protesters assemble outside US Senator Pat Toomey's various offices throughout the state, including his Cedar Crest Boulevard office, to demand a town hall. What they seek is accountability. Aside from a televised town hall in July, Toomey has yet to meet face-to-face with the people he represents. The cacophony of democracy is a tad too much for this former hedge fund manager. Well, let me tell you all a little secret. If you want to see Toomey, I'll tell you how.  But it's on a Wednesday.  You've been going the wrong damn day.

On Wednesday, August 23, between 5:30 and 7 pm, Toomey will be hosting a $200 a head fundraiser to support the re-election of NorCo Executive John Brown. It's at the exclusive Blue Grillhouse in verdant Bethlehem Tp.

Brown is the man who took last year off at taxpayer expense to run for state auditor general. He lost. For $500, you get to be on the host committee.For $1,000, you get to be on Brown's Finance Committee. Or you can just go there for dinner. Or stand across the street and exercise your First Amendment rights

Like two peas in a pod, Toomey hides from his constituents and Brown has failed to conduct a news conference in two years. The optics of this are lousy.

But Brown and Toomey are kindred souls. Toomey wants to repeal Obamacare while Brown slashed health benefits for county workers. Toomey ducks meetings with his constituents while Brown posted armed guards outside one of his news conferences during his disastrous first year in office.

Brown crows that he has "eliminated all deficit spending," but fails to point out that his Republican Council imposed a 10% tax hike his first year in office. He also brags about his financial success at Gracedale, which has managed to drop from four stars to just one in a federal rating of nursing homes.  He talks about fiscal responsibility, but had to reimburse the county for $1,500 in expenses that he and his Director of Administration improperly claimed.  Just as Toomey has ducked his constituents, Brown has failed to answer Lamont McClure's repeated calls for a debate.

"The consensus is that I have an excellent chance of being re-elected," Brown claims in a letter seeking money.. "Generally, the taxpayers of Northampton County believe I have done a very good job reforming County government."

Really? Take a look at the monstrosity known as the county website, which actually removed important data from the public, like meeting minutes and election results.

But what you don't know won't hurt you. And if it does, at least you won't know.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Toomey and Brown are indeed birds of a feather. Both vultures that feed on the bones of others. These two clowns need to be shown the door in their respective elections. Probably two of the worst elected officials around. How republicans can be proud of these two clowns is just amazing.

Anonymous said...

Toomey is an inaccessible piece of crap, IMO. Just looking at him makes me sick to my stomach. He doesn't reply to emails or phone calls. Evidently getting far too many complaints to reply to them all. Chicken shit won't hold a real town hall.

Anonymous said...

Toomey owes nothing to political lightweight Brown the Clown. So why is he doing this? Has he no idea what a disaster Brown and his Blundering Herd of overpaid cronies has been for the county? Brown deserves a fundraiser at Jimmy's Hot Dogs at $10 a bag, not an outrageous $500 a ticket at Blue.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Toomey can praise Brown and his republican county councils 10% county tax increase.

Anonymous said...

Two faced Toomey and Brown the clown! Vote them both out next time!

Anonymous said...

In keeping with the Brown record maybe after terrible Toomey's fundraiser, Brown can get Fat Christie to have one for him. They are in the same league.

Anonymous said...

Looks like all of the above are from the same anonymous writer, who seems to not to be able to sleep, I wonder who that could be.

Anonymous said...

No way Toomey gets re-elected.

Sincerely,

All the poop flingers here in 2016

Anonymous said...

"No way Toomey gets re-elected."
He just got re-elected to another 6-year term and everyone knows what this guy is all about! This is who Pennsylvania voters want! People get the government they deserve.

Anonymous said...

Brown lets Trapp spend whatever she wants but other offices can't get what theety NEED. Get rid of them!

Anonymous said...

Our democracy is in turmoil in Washington DC because of a blithering idiot by the name of Trump and Toomey has time to stump for yet another blithering idiot named Brown. What's that telling you?

Anonymous said...

This DEMOCRAT voted for Pat Toomey and John Brown. Two mistakes I wish I could take back. May not make a difference, but I will not vote for either in their next respective races.

Anonymous said...

Brownstain was terrible as mayor in little Bangor. Brownpants has been even worse as county executive. Show him the exit back to Bangor! Although I hear, they don't want him either.

Anonymous said...

@8:31
You aren't alone. I voted for Brownstain (but not Toomey). Both will not receive my vote in the next election.

Anonymous said...

*their next elections

Anonymous said...

Bernie looks like Cristy is laying the chastizing down on brown stain.

Anonymous said...

The "Looney's Against Toomey" crowd doesn't want an honest exchange of ideas. What they want is an opportunity to ambush Toomey in a public setting in front of the media. Toomey is wise to realize this.

I couldn't be happier that Pat Toomey is my Senator. Sure, there might be a few issues that I disagree with him about, but he is head and shoulders above his opponent last fall.

If you want to find a Senator who needs to go, look no further than Bob Casey. I'd vote for a box of rocks over Casey, and the box of rocks likely has the higher IQ.

Anonymous said...

Toomey is an out of touch tool. The country club set loves him. Let them eat cake, or better yet cardboard.

LVCI said...

"The "Looney's Against Toomey" crowd doesn't want an honest exchange of ideas."

So that's the reason why he hasn't met with his constituents or responded to emails He doesn't want to make himself vulnerable like his counterparts (Democrats) did during the Tea Party's heydays. So how does he interact? Only at the coordinated fundraisers?

Anonymous said...

Toomey is a coward. A real chicken hawk.

Anonymous said...

Says an anonymous poster too chicken to hawk anything.

Anonymous said...

LVCI -

The Looneys Against Toomey want to drown out discourse on the subject and get their free publicity.

My guess is that the Looneys already know where Toomey stands on ObamaCare and other issues. It's exactly what Toomey said last year when he was re-elected. The Looneys just don't like the answer.

Nobody is saying that the Left doesn't know how to throw a good tantrum, but we just had an election. The Looneys lost.

Anonymous said...

Toomey ducks the public and only talks to a hand selected few. Sounds like a coward. He is a public servant and has an obligation to ALL the citizens of the commonwealth. You teabags talk out of both sides of your mouth.

Anonymous said...

voted for Brown once. Won't be repeating that mistake.

Hank_Hill

Anonymous said...

Christie has really gotten fat

Anonymous said...

When there is nothing constructive that can be achieved by having the town halls or replying to someones ranting email, what is the point. As 5:20 said above it is merely for publicity and frankly insulting to the intelligence of fairer minded people. The people voted and Toomey won. Get over it. In my opinion as far as the Tea Party, the people were just expressing their frustration over an ever expanding goverment and the taxes that follow. I don't think that should be either a left or right issue. It is a freedom issue and an issue of not having our pockets picked for the sake of picking pockets. We have mortgaged our children's future with 10 trillion added and what do we have to show for it, nothing. So please let's be constructive and not part of the problem.

Anonymous said...

So If you are hating taxes I am guessing you will not vote for Republican Brown and his county council who raised your property taxes 10%
Also it is not for the democracy loving elected official to decide he does not need to confront the people. Unbelievable argument.

Anonymous said...

Both parties are reprehensible. Traditionally, Rs might raise your taxes. But Ds absolutely will raise your taxes. It's like last November's presidential election. It's a lesser of two distinct evils election. I don't like Brown one bit. But I'd vote for Satan over McClure.

Anonymous said...

When the goal is merely to heckle a congressman so you make the six o'clock news, what is the point. We all have our voices heard at the ballot box. Yes it sucks when your man loses but rally your troops and attempt to vote them out. These heckling town hall shows are bull shit anymore and accomplish nothing. There is no decorum and you do not win people to your cause by shouting people down.

Anonymous said...

'These heckling town hall shows are bull shit anymore and accomplish nothing"

Yet somehow when the teabaggers were screaming and disrupting meetings it was meaningful? You hypocrites are too much. You are the last group to be reason responsible behavior.