East Moline Alderperson Cheri Bustos began the rollout of her candidacy for congressman this morning in Rock Island. From the short report on WQAD (no links yet–will add later) it appears she will run the same type of campaign as Schilling—she’s just an ordinary gal with no political experience who wants to make a difference, etc.
While she didn’t drag out the trite REPUBLICANS WANT TO KILL GRANDMA bit (or maybe WQAD decided not to run it) she did revive a theme that has been common around here at least since the ’80s—she’s gonna bring back all those good paying union manufacturing jobs.
Good luck with that! There may be an uptick in manufacturing but I guarantee it won’t be on the scale of Farmall, Case, Cat, etc. that we had before Lane Evans became congressman. Manufacturing is destined to be small and non-union; the good ol’ days of big unionized factories is over, done and gone overseas. Since Obama wants to tax the bejeebus out of small manufacturing businesses, small manufacturing will be hurt as well. You don’t have to be a Democrat to be a jobs-killer—but it helps!
The Democrat Party is out of ideas on how to create jobs and fix the economy—it’s always Back To The Future for them. Let’s just hope Bustos doesn’t start parroting that statist twaddle Hare peddled for years.
The WQAD camera panned over the assembled at Bustos’ announcement and I saw the Jacobs boys were there, so it appears they are remaining neutral for now or at least pro-QCs.