Two of the targets - Dean Heller and Jon Porter. And they're spending big:
Porter* Las Vegas, NV $63,900
Heller* Reno, NV $138,210
Yup, they're actually spending more on Heller then on Porter. Here's the ad:
Yeah, they're insinuating Iraq had something to do with 9/11 which it did not. And, yeah, they're so desperate now that they're using veterans to support a war that is killing and injuring more American soldiers every single day.
And they're almost solely targeting Republican members of Congress. They're so afraid that Heller and Porter may jump ship in September.
And, of course they're working with dirty tricks again. From Taylor Marsh:
Ari Fleischer is the front man for "Freedom's Watch," just another swiftboating type group meant to do the president's bidding. Many of you know me through my anti swiftboating work in 2006, so when I talk about these types of organizations you can bet I know what I'm talking about.
Check out the number at the end of the ad: 1-877-222-8001. Go on, call it.
As I told my radio listeners earlier today, once you get through something amazing happens. The operator asks you a question. Yes, you're expected to take part in a survey before she puts you through to Congress. But there's a catch. The question asked goes something like this: Do you believe the Iraq war is important to the war on terror? They may have changed the question by now, because we're on to them, but that's what I was asked. If you say no, the operator immediately thanks you but doesn't connect you to Congress. Instead, she asks if you have anything else to say and then basically gets rid of you. They're only allowing people who agree with them through.
I hope this backfires on Bush. It's long past time to take a stand and stop the escalation in Iraq.
And just in case you wondered, here are the real numbers if you want to call your Congressman:
(202) 224-3121 for the Senate, and (202) 225-3121 for the House
cross posted at My Silver State