When GOP SuperPACs are using the Puritopians’ message against us…
For all the readers out there who like to complain that Barack Obama is a tool of the wealthy, congratulations! The American Future Fund is spending $4 million in SuperPAC ads in nine swing states this month to push that exact message to help the Republicans.
The AFF offensive highlights Obama’s claim – in a2009 interview – that he didn’t “run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat cat bankers.” The conservative group points out in its new ad that the Obama administration has included a lineup of veterans of the financial services industry, including White House chiefs of staff Rahm Emanuel, Bill Daley and Jack Lew.
“His White House is full of Wall Street executives,” the spot says. “Now, Obama’s flush with cash, returning to Wall Street for more glitzy fundraisers … Obama won’t admit to supporting Wall Street, but Wall Street sure supports President Obama.”
The AFF television ads will run on cable in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. That’s real money going onto the airwaves in real states from a group that spent heavily in the 2010 midterms, but which has yet to fully ramp up for the 2012 general election.
Conservative Columnist Co-opts Black History Month to Honor Republicans
As Black History Month draws to a close, world-renowned conservative columnist Cal Thomas wants to remind liberals everywhere who are too stoned to remember basic American history that the Republican Party really really really loves black people.
Or at least they did at one time.
Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, Thomas informed us this week in his syndicated column, “Black (Liberal) History Month.” A Republican-led Congress supported the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments. Republicans in the 38th Congress passed legislation creating the “Negro Calvary,” also known as Buffalo Soldiers, in the 1860s. And Ulysses “Snowflake” Grant, a Republican, signed the Civil Rights Act of 1875, which allowed blacks access to public accommodations—until it was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
There’s a not-so-subtly-buried trend within this unflatteringly short list of historical “moments” when Republicans fought for African Americans: they all happened a long, long time ago—before even Thomas was born.
What an ass.
I’m watching Hardball with Tweety and I’m just now seeing Chris Matthews’s interview with Newt Gingrich in which Newt whines about Mittens’s negative ads, and how Mittens should be ashamed and oh! think of the grandchildren!
He has grandchildren. He ought to run a campaign worthy of his grandchildren. He outta take those ads home and show them to his grandchildren… grandpa did this, what do you think of this kind of trash on television- someone being beaten up like this on television? We should run campaigns worthy of our best, not campaigns that demean us to our worst.
Ninja, please. Continue reading
Oh for the love of Christ
Linda Wall (R-Lesbos expat) is an admitted “ex-gay” (she hasn’t been gay for ‘lo these forty years) and she wants you to vote for her for the Virginia House of Delegates. She’s a Republican (because of course she is.)
Apparently, Wall, now 61 years old, was “in homosexuality” back when she was a high school gym teacher at Prince George High School in Petersburg, Virginia, and while employed there, she had herself a little lesbian love affair — with a minor.
But wait. It gets better!
She claims that she is now an “ex-gay” and that the only reason she was gay (and molested a kid, I imagine) is because she let liberal professors at her liberal arts college destroy her judgment and values.
Oh yeah — and she was smoking a lot of pot.
You can’t make this stuff up, people:
He just likes to do gay things.
Here’s one for the “family values” annals of history:
A Republican mayor in New Jersey denies that he agreed to pay a California man for sex through the website Rentboy.com, and says he doesn’t even know if the pictures posted of him in bright blue underwear are real.
Medford City Councilman and Mayor Chris Myers, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2008 against Democrat John Adler, is accused of paying the man $500 for sex during a trip to California in October 2010.
Danielle Camilli of the Burlington County Times reports that a man sent the paper a series of e-mails alleging that Myers agreed to pay him for sex, and promised him a car and a recording studio after the encounter at the Fairmount Hotel in Newport Beach, CA. The man said that Myers said he was a mayor from New Jersey, and showed him identification.
But, according to the Times, Myers reneged on his promises, so the man contacted the paper and then put up a website — called www.mayormyers.webs.com, which is now defunct — which included compromising pictures of Myers in blue Calvin Klein underwear.
Another poor victim of the gay agenda goes down.
[via Talking Points Memo]
[cross-posted at Balloon Juice]
Okay, okay, I get it.
You know what I like? Politicians whose raison-d’etre I can understand. I must admit to some annoyance at the Democrats jumping on the “Weiner’s gotta go” train.
I am so sick of this man’s penis, I get reflexively annoyed at anyone who mentions Weinergate. I want to move the fuck on — like, two weeks ago. But yesterday, DNC Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz demonstrated why it is important to make sure that your glass house is stone-free.
If someone on your side commits ethically questionable acts, you call them out. Why? So when someone on the other side commits ethically questionable acts, you can call them out with a straight face, something that Reince Priebus is obviously unable to do.1
Reince, you see, has been up-in-arms about this Weiner business, arguing that Democrats failed to show leadership by not asking Weiner to resign earlier. The hypocrisy swimming around this asshat is is so thick, I’m surprised he hasn’t choked on it: