That's our Eric Hovde. Great piece by jsonline's Dan Bice:
U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde is lashing out at a liberal national website (Huffington Post) and its chief for posting a video this week in which the Republican businessman complained about what he said were too many sob stories about the plight of poor individuals.
In a press release, Hovde - a millionaire many times over - accused the Huffington Post of taking his remarks out of context to try to make him appear anti-poor during his Friday speech to the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce.
Hovde then challenged Arianna Huffington to a debate. “I will gladly debate Ms. Huffington any time and any place in front of a room full of journalists on what she has done for the less fortunate versus what I have done," said Hovde, who ticked off a list of his charitable deeds.
But Huffington doesn’t have to respond, because his comments weren’t pulled out of context, and it’s not what you do personally for the poor, it’s what you want to do nationally to the them with public policy. What a childish reaction...a debate, really? Here's what he said, in context:
Hovde told the Brookfield business group: "I see a reporter here. 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."
Tough luck Eric, your wild high pitched adlibbing was all wrong, arrogant and downright asinine. But oh sure, blame the liberal media when you finally run through your list of weak excuses.
Hovde said he was decrying the "spin of liberal, elite media." “Nothing ever gets fixed in our country because you can’t even talk about the serious issues without suffering attacks against your character."