Thursday, September 23, 2010

"Jihad" Gerry Connolly Ducks One on One Debate With GOP Opponent In Front Of Fairfax Chamber of Commerce

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce is holding a debate on October 12th for the candidates of the three Congressional districts.

However, one candidate, Congressman "Jihad" Gerry Connolly, refused to meet his Republican opponent, Keith Fimian, in a one on one debate in front of the CofC, scheduled for tonight.

Tim Edson for Keith Fimian's campaign said.
“It should come as no surprise that Congressman Connolly refused to face the Fairfax County business community in a one-on-one debate with Keith Fimian. Connolly has consistently rubber stamped Speaker Pelosi’s anti-business agenda and voted against the interests of Northern Virginia businesses time after time.

Instead of a one-on-one debate, Connolly has opted for a format that simply does not give members of the Fairfax County business community time to question him on his anti-business record and cut through his double speak. With candidates from the 8th, 10th and 11th congressional districts debating for only an hour, Connolly believes he will be able to duck the tough questions.

Connolly’s anti-business policies include his support for card check, which would empower unions to run wild, cap-and-trade energy taxes, a health care bill that punishes struggling employers who can’t afford to provide health insurance and a myriad of new regulations and taxes which will increase the cost of doing business.

Keith Fimian is ready to debate Congressman Connolly one-on-one in front of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce. Congressman Connolly’s refusal to face the chamber is a clear admission that his policies are terrible for business.”
Kinda like the way Connolly ducked town hall meetings last year, holding one instead in a gated retirement community.


Anonymous said...

Why would Connolly want to avoid debating Fimian? Connolly has kicked Fimian's butt at every debate, so far, even when the audience was filled with Fimian's Tea Party supporters.

I guess it is more important for Connolly to debate Fimian that do what he is paid to do, cast votes in Congress. Today he voted for legislation, fully paid for, that provides $12 billion in tax credits for small businesses and loosens up credit for those businesses.

Gunston Hall Moderator said...

Jack Welch says,
President Barack Obama's administration has an "anti-business" bias which manifests itself through intimidation, trade, taxes and regulation." Warren Buffett says we're still in recession, and Mort Zuckerman says the American Dream has been killed by this administration. The last two were ardent Obama supporters. Connolly agrees with Obama so no wonder he doesn't want accountability to the Chamber of Commerce. Hide and watch Gerry, you're going to be joining the unemployment line.