Hope they’ll be sorry that Buck stopped here

From Politicususa:

Out of the madness in a world gone crazy, stepped Ed Buck – straight from central casting as an American citizen standing up for the right to question our candidates. Buck showed up on The Ed Show to take a stand against Republican bully Governor Chris Christie who tried to intimidate him into not asking a question during a Meg Whitman forum in California.

Buck is a retired multi-millionaire looking for someone to vote for in this election. He attended Whitman’s rally wanting to ask Whitman a question (she’s another Republican who is avoiding all questions from media and constituents – this should be a warning), but she wasn’t taking any questions and this upset Buck. Buck simply wanted to engage in the American process of democracy, which of course, ticked off Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie. We have no idea why a Governor from New Jersey was running interference at a forum for candidate for California Governor.

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Buck merely wanted to tell Meg Whitman that he stood with Warren Buffet, and that he doesn’t need a tax cut; he wants his taxes to go to investments in infrastructure. He got bullied instead.


And here’s what the Newark outlet The Star-Ledger reports Whitman said afterward:

“Talking to reporters after the event, Whitman said she figured Buck was planted in the audience by her opponents. It’s not surprising to me … I think that’s what we’ve come to expect,” she said. “I think what’s really true is as Californians and Americans we need to restore some civil discourse.”

Right out of Palin’s playbook; any questions she doesn’t like are deemed political opponents and then she says people want “civil discourse”, but she refuses to engage in any kind of discourse except one way talking points and jingles that do not add up to real solutions.

Here’s a hint: Maybe, Meg, if you actually took questions, people wouldn’t be so upset. It is part of the job description, after all.

These tactics are being employed to avoid debate. They are not part of any legitimate debate or ideology. This is not a matter of differing political platforms – this is an attempt to duck and dodge accountability, even before the candidate is elected. It’s insanity and should not be tolerated by any citizen regardless of party.

But back to Buck. Buck wants to pay more taxes. He framed paying taxes as part of a patriotic duty to reinvest in this country; something every reasonable person should not have a problem understanding.


Ed Buck managed to do in three minutes what the entire Democratic Party has not been able to do effectively, and that is make the case for letting the Bush tax cuts for the rich expire.

He’s sick and tired of the Tea Republican bullying, their cowardly refusal to engage in the democratic process, and their lack of respect for citizens’ freedom of speech (unless that speech serves the Republican Tea Party). And he knows just how to stand up to them.

Ed Buck, the Democratic Party could use someone like you.

(Video of Ed Buck on The Ed Show at the Politicususa)


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21 responses to “Hope they’ll be sorry that Buck stopped here

  1. Someone on Daily Kos posted a diary yesterday asking for suggestions for a catchy name for extending the Bush tax cuts for the rich. The winner was “The Billionaire Bailout.” It was better than my entries, the catchiest one of which was “Even Alan Greenspan thinks this is a bad tax cut.”

    Oh, if you want to read about a whiny rich person, go no farther than N.Y. Magazine.


    Call the WAHmbulance!

  2. Joanaroo

    I love this Ed Buck! Hey, can we get some of his DNA and clone him? And I read on another blog that Glenn Beck said if the government has to step in on diet, then fat people should die. OK. Does that mean the Jersey Devil too? Should Christie be sent where he can feed a whole village of cannibals? Or can Goodyear renovate him as a GOP Convention flying machine? He sure is full of hot air!

    • ed buck, as it turns out, is a horrible person, at least in the eyes of rethuglicans. this is from 2007, when he was running for city council in west hollywood:

      An early AIDS activist, Ed Buck organized the first AIDS education program in Arizona. As a successful businessman, Ed pioneered the use of electronic information services. Since retiring to West Hollywood in 1991, Ed has been a volunteer for animal rescue. He has fostered over 50 dogs in the last four years, finding good homes for them all. Concurrently, he has been a vocal supporter of ethics and campaign finance reform.

      it’s from the league of women voters’ site.

  3. jeb

    Of course she’d think he’s a plant since that’s a page out of the KKKarl Rove playbook. She just naturally assumes everyone does it. It’s not like we’d actually have concerned citizens out there who really just want some accountability.

    • i want to know why christie felt the need to protect her, when she’s almost as big as he is. she’s not flabby, but she’s built like a friggin’ linebacker.

  4. I saw the interview and was impressed by Buck starting off saying he was a “former republican” which is quite a feat for a monied person. Christie ought to stick to things he’s good at like eating cake. Now all this has brought out a cry of love from the spazBeck who has proclaimed his unrestrained love for tubbo. Go ahead Glenn, make your move! I bet it’s as warm as toast.

    • christie is the new rethug hero. they love bullies. i think he insulted women by stepping in. isn’t queen meggie capable of handling things in her own audience? it made her look like an idiot who can’t think for herself. it also pointed out once again that she’s unwilling to listen to the people she wants to govern or answer to them. i thought that’s what the teabaggers hate.

  5. Joanaroo

    Ed Buck sounds like a great person! Was wondering if he will run for higher office, and I’ll read his profile. He sounds like the type of candidate the Dems could use! Anyone who rescues animals and finds good homes for them is A-OK in my book!

  6. Joanaroo

    Just read his profile. Nice man with his priorities in the right place. Umm, and easy on the eyes too! =)

  7. Nice in action- moved my old 61 Falcon today to my best friends house and we got stuck backing up the car dolly up his inclined driveway. While trying to get car off the unhitched dolly, my friend Raymond gets struck on the foot by the tongue and is put out of action. While pondering the perdicament a passing Mexican guy pulls over, ask if I need help and we unload and push the car into the carport. The point of this story: he didn’t know me and just stopped to lend a hand because it looked like I NEEDED HELP! I thanked him and said I understood his semantics that if you do good for other people it will come back to you. I don’t believe he was a republican.

    • you have a 61 falcon? i remember my uncle had a black ford falcon, probably around that year or maybe even earlier.

      how much you wanna bet that joe arpaio and jan brewer would have driven right past you (and maybe flipped you the finger), but those 2 asswipes wouldn’t be hassled by the cops, while the nice guy who stopped to help a stranger, just out of the goodness of his heart, would be hassled for no reason at all.

      • Yep, that ones staying here a while getting restored (my first car-$100 in 1971). Going to affix a towbar to my 62 Falcon Ranchero and drag it out to the ranch in California where it can finally realize its existence as a ranch car.

  8. SaberRulzz

    Roseanne and Dan Conner lookin good!!

  9. it is amazing how much this country has grown to hate democracy – talk about being taken over by a bunch of autocrats – just wait till the voting teabaggers see how little their OWN will listen to them

    • boohoo boehner has already thrown the teabaggers under the bus. how much of their agenda was in the pledge? they’re so stupid that they’ll make excuses for him and the rest of them.