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Here is the thirty-second article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is an Oregonian.  He’s Oregon Tea party founder John Kuzmanich, and he is being honored for his dependence on the government he hates and his Republican business practices.

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23JohbKuzmanichApparently "fiscal and personal responsibility" are for other people. He hasn’t made a mortgage payment in over three years. And the process servers can’t find him:

Washington County court records show Kuzmanich is more than three years behind in mortgage payments on a Beaverton duplex. The lender, the Federal National Mortgage Association, better known as Fannie Mae, has gone to extraordinary lengths—unsuccessfully, so far—to find Kuzmanich and serve him with court papers.

Kuzmanich, 45, is a University of Iowa grad who built a family trucking business and worked as a mortgage broker. He burst onto the political scene in 2009, founding the Oregon Tea Party and launching a bid for the 1st Congressional District seat then held by U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.).

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Here’s some video of him included with the article:

He’s obviously not the brightest bulb in the pack.

I actually had occasion to meet him.  Here’s how I described it in 2010.

When I got off the train, I immediately encountered a bunch of Teabaggers carrying “Resist the Nanny State” and “Vote for Dudley” signs.  I decided to talk to them.  A guy stepped forward, as I approached them, and I said, “So you’re for privatizing Social Security and letting people take care of their own, instead of depending on big government?  He agreed.  And I said, and you’re for privatizing Medicare and letting people taking care of their own, instead of depending on big government?  Again he agreed.  Next I said, “Any you’re for extending the Bush Tax Cuts for the rich?  He agreed again. “And with you want more programs to encourage free trade?  He said yes.  Heh heh.  I said, “Then what you have told me is that you don’t want the nanny state to provide the benefits and services for which people have paid, but you do want the nanny state to continue benefits and services for the very rich and criminal corporations.  That’s not freedom.  That’s Teabuggery!  He yammered and stammered a bit, but had nothing more to say.  They objected to me taking their picture.

I wish I knew he was a government loan deadbeat then.  I could have had even more fun with him.  As it was, passers by were laughing at him and patting me on the back.

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  8 Responses to “Republicans on Parade–10/23/2013”

  1. Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh……commence banging of head on a particular spot on the desk….now.

  2. Whhoooofff!!  Good for you TC!  That was an amazing discussion! I wouldn't have been brave enough to debate with a group of them – never!

    (I tried something similiar in a smaller way today with my grocery delivery driver – he is a Conservative who wants the UK out of Europe as 'that will stop the corporations hiding from paying taxes' – I replied that sadly it won't – it happens all over the world and gave him examples, and said we have all got to take part in Democracy and stop the huge corporations corrupting our politicians and giving these tax breaks to the rich for which all the poor pay….)..

     

  3. Washington County court records show Kuzmanich is more than three years behind in mortgage payments on a Beaverton duplex.

    Criminal Koch Sucker….

    I wish I knew he was a government loan deadbeat then.  I could have had even more fun with him. 

    I wish you knew too TC… :roll:

  4. This is one time that Oregon does not want to lead the way!

    When you think of people like Kuzmanich and Joe Walsh, both deadbeats, both arrogant assholes, and both Teabaggers, it really makes you wonder what some people see in them.  For all the Republicanus/Teabagger protetations of people taking personal responsibility for themselves, they should start in their own barn!  And it is a barn because there is too much shit for it to be anywhere else!

  5. He is typical of all the tea baggers, government help for the poor is nanny ism.  Help for the rich is deserved.  Yep.

    • Thanks everyone.  I'm replying to all at once pecause of sleep deficit.  Tap Dancer has been on a roll all day.

      Pat, me vs 20 baggers was clearly not fair.  I had them outnumbered. ;-)

  6. Your derision is not all your own. I have not told this before, but I live overseas in Finland (yes I am American) and I can’t begin to tell you how much the Tea Party is held in contempt by people here. Everybody thinks of them as a bunch of stupid morons, to which I would add that the Tea Party does nothing to improve the USA’s position in the eyes of the world.Sort of like the NSA but without the spying.

    • James, that's good to hear.  America should be ashamed at suych wilful ignorance, but Europe should beware.  The Koch Brothers are paying crazies to spread TEAbuggery in Europe.  One off them was the Norweigan mass murderer.