View Full Version : Iowa deli co-owner caters for Obama visit, but his T-shirt tells another story

08-15-2012, 11:28 PM

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Ross Murty likes business, but he doesn’t like President Obama.

And so the co-owner of the Village Corner Deli here agreed to cater Obama’s visit Wednesday — but not before donning a T-shirt blaring the message: “Government didn’t build my business. I did.”

His partner, Bret Dalton (a registered Democrat), accepted the work on Saturday while Murty was away in Chicago watching a Cubs game. Dalton volunteered for Vice President Biden’s presidential campaign in 1988, when he was a student at Iowa State University.

But that’s not why he got the contract.

“One of Obama’s lead people came into the deli Saturday morning,” Dalton said. “I didn’t even know it was for Obama until that night.”

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Many of you know that I am from the Quad City area that includes Davenport, IA. This almost brings a tear to my eye. :evil-grin:

08-15-2012, 11:31 PM
I love that! Can you imagine Captain Zero's face when he saw that?

08-16-2012, 12:12 AM
A random act intelligence in front of the High and Mighty Lord Dipstick of the Universe.

Nice touch. :cool:

08-16-2012, 01:13 AM
I need one of those shirts!!!!

08-16-2012, 02:13 AM
He better watch out obama might have him take a dirt nap.

08-16-2012, 09:04 AM
I sent the picture and article to the Fox news room yesterday....they just showed the picture on Fox and Friends. I wanted to make sure they seen it.

08-16-2012, 10:47 AM
If I ever find myself in or passing through Davenport, I know where I'm going to stop to eat.

08-16-2012, 11:49 AM
If I ever find myself in or passing through Davenport, I know where I'm going to stop to eat.

Same here. I loved this from the article:

The Obama campaign had no comment on Murty's T-shirt.

But the Romney campaign seized on the moment, circulating pictures that reporters had tweeted of Murty with his controversial T-shirt. “Mr. President, please stay another day!” the Romney campaign e-mail said.