Been a while since we’ve had one of these:
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann’s welcome message to the leader of the free world took Obama to task for policies that Fleischmann’s called “burdensome” to Chattanooga-area businesses.
The congressman praised Tennessee’s pro-growth, right-to-work policies and criticized the increasingly unpopular health care reform that Republicans call Obamacare.
His missive also added two new verbs to the English lexicon, while inventing an adjective and misspelling the name of one of the original 13 colonies.
“We appreciate that you are in town celebrting [sic] the businesses that have come to Tennessee thanks to our low regulation, low taxes and right-to-work policies,” Fleischmann wrote in his faux postcard. “While here, I invite you to visist [sic] a few historial [sic], natural attractions like Ruby Falls, a true Chattanooga treasure.”
The card was addressed to the president at “1600 Pensylvannia [sic] Avenue.”
Sigh. I might also add they picked the most unreadable font known to graphics.
Anyway, thanks for keeping the stereotype of Tennesseans alive, Congressman!
Also? Unemployment in Tennessee increased for the sixth straight month and is higher than the national average, while personal income growth here slipped. So no, we’re not all that.
Take your little misspelled Frank Luntz-crafted talking point and shove it, Chuck.
Oh, and one more thing: Ruby Falls is a waterfall in a dark cave. You go in and it’s completely dark and they play the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey. When the music gets to the “ta-da” part, a red light goes on, illuminating the falls. It is cheesy as hell, one of those 1950s-style roadside attractions, like a jackalope-in-a-jar. Tennessee has a lot of treasures but this ain’t one of them.