Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Too funny. Ruth's List Florida, a pro-choice group that seeks to elect Democratic women to office, says it has paid for this billboard to greet attendees of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Billboard greets RNC guests: Welcome to Tampa, a city run by Democrats:
The billboard is at the intersection of I-275 and Armenia. Officially, city elections are nonpartisan, but Mayor Bob Buckhorn and council members are registered Democrats.
Those Tea-Publican attendees in Tampa should take the time to thank the good citizens of Tampa for building the Tampa Bay Times Forum venue for the convention with their public tax dollars -- "they built that."
A Marquette University study (pdf) found that the facility "was financed by $66.8 million in revenue bonds from the stadium authority [and] $28.8 million in revenue bonds from the state," while private sources funded roughly a third of the costs. The return of a self-defeating attack:
Republican organizers have announced "We Built It" as the theme for the second day of the party's national convention, hoping to capitalize on a controversial remark by President Obama about the role he feels government has in helping businesses succeed.
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In other words, Republicans hope to embarrass President Obama, who said public institutions and government investments help create a society in which the private sector thrives, and they'll prove their point by exclaiming "We Built It" in an arena largely financed by taxpayers.
Sometimes the comedy writes itself.