Pity Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde.
That’s what he wants you to do, if his latest fundraising appeal is any indication. See, Eric Hovde, who’s a carpetbagging one percenter, wants you to feel bad for him because he’s come under attack after he told a friendly crowd that he was “sick and tired of reading sad stories about people struggling in the recession.”
“I see a reporter here,” he said. “I just pray that you start writing about these issues. I just pray. Stop always writing about, ‘Oh, the person couldn’t get, you know, their food stamps or this or that.’ You know, I saw something the other day — it’s like, another sob story, and I’m like, ‘But what about what’s happening to the country and the country as a whole?’ That’s going to devastate everybody.”
Despite Eric Hovde’s best efforts to make me pity him, I’m having a hard time feeling bad for a guy who buys banks in his free time simply because he’s got a thin skin.
Here’s a piece of advice for Eric Hovde: if you don’t want to come under attack as being “anti-poor,” perhaps you shouldn’t make stupid statements about how you’re tired of hearing about the struggles of the poor.
Oh, and in honor of Eric Hovde’s desire to play the victim, here’s some music!