Campaign Sweatshop


Apparently Steve Stockman’s 2012 campaign headquarters, which is presumably where his campaign against “liberal John Cornyn” also would have been based, was ordered closed last month by the local fire department.

via TPM

Officials cited multiple safety violations, and the newspaper reported that campaign staffers and volunteers were working and sleeping in a commercial building that was considered unsafe for habitation.

The office had been located in a former motorcycle shop, which a friend of Stockman’s allowed the campaign to use rent-free in 2012 and 2013.

According to Stockman himself, his campaign volunteers were sleeping on the floor in the ancient motorcycle shop and eating army rations three times per day, which makes me wonder if the homeless were volunteering for Stockman.

“I could not have done it without all the hard-working, grass-roots volunteers. Believe me, we had them — young conservatives who came into an old motorcycle shop, worked the precincts and made phone calls, slept on the floor, and ate MREs [Army rations] for their three meals. There’s nothing like volunteers who believe in a candidate and a cause.”

As a man who came into possession of $350,000 under suspicious circumstances, couldn’t Stockman provide better working conditions for his loyal volunteers?

I suppose that would be a step too far toward socialism.

Stockman’s new campaign against famous liberal icon John Cornyn (R) is reportedly based out of a UPS office.

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  • D_C_Wilson

    Damn job killing government regulations! Do you think a hard-working job creator like Steve Stockman can afford to deal with these heavy-handed rules and red tape just because some bureaucrat arbitrarily decreed that the building was “unsafe for human occupation”?

    How was that? Still too liberal? Maybe I should misspell and randomly capitalize some of the words.

    • IrishGrrrl

      Also, make sure you have foam gathering in the corners of your mouth….

    • muselet

      And you left out the obligatory slap at ObamaCare!


      • D_C_Wilson

        It’s all a plot to distract the American people aware from Obamacare!

        How’s that?

        • muselet

          Not bad, but it’s a little too coherent. Here’s how the pros do it:

          Before heading to D.C. today to continue the fight on behalf of families and workers hurting under the president’s fundamentally flawed health care law, Speaker Boehner stopped by the Butler County Board of Elections to file petitions to seek re-election.

          If it doesn’t read like something that Edward Bulwer-Lytton—he of “dark and stormy night” fame—would have thrown out with a shudder, it’s not proper Republican writing.