Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Bush Republicans Swiftboating Heller and Porter

If you think there's any sanity left in the Bush White House, well... Honestly, the ship is sinking, the rats (Rove, Snow, et al) are leaving, and now Bush Republicans (led by former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer and others) are going batshit crazy and are swiftboating, blackmailing, and essentially taking down with them, Republican members of Congress with a new ad campaign.


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.


Slick.


Dishonest.


Busted.


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

1 comment:

J. Rob said...

Yup. And it's in response to our campaign. You can read more about that here. Personally, I think Mattzie's response is beautiful.

Town hall meeting in Reno on Heller's war stance. Downtown library (301 Center St), August 28th @ 5:30pm.

That morning we'll rally at Bush's Reno appearance too. Reno-Sparks Convention center(4001 S Virginia) at 9am. Let's shake up this democratic republic, Nevada.