Iowa Deli Owner Caters Obama Rally… Wearing Romney T-Shirt

“You didn’t build that.”

Nikki Kahn/THE WASHINGTON POST – Ross Murty, a registered Republican, serves up supper in Davenport, Iowa, on Wednesday. (Via The Washington Post)

Ross Murty wore his Obama-bashing T-shirt at his restaurant for an event for Barack Obama.
The The Washington Post reported:

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.”

It was a reference to a remark Obama made several weeks ago that his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, has seized upon to portray Obama as anti-business…

…“No one from the government was there when we were sweating it, when we were building this business,” Murty said. Before him was a bank of chafing dishes filled with smoked beef brisket, pulled pork, vegetable parmesan bake and cheesy hash brown casserole provided to the White House press corps covering the president’s three-day swing across Iowa this week.

Murty, 45, a registered Republican, didn’t really have a choice with the catering job. 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.

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