Old Dirty Tricks Are The Best Dirty Tricks
An ad by the Republican National Committee (RNC) in support of Senator Mike DeWine (R OH) falsely accused DeWine's Democratic opponent, Sherwood Brown, of tax delinquency. Even after it was demonstrated that the "delinquent" bill was paid in 1994, 4 months after being filed, the RNC refused to pull the ad.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is running an ad in NY-24 that accuses the Democratic candidate, Michael Arcuri, of billing taxpayers for calls to a phone sex line. Though both candidates repudiate the ad, the NRCC has refused remove it from the airwaves even after it was demonstrated that the call was a mistake (a dialing error on similar numbers).
The campaign of Tan Nyugen, a Republican running for the House in California's 47th district, was nabbed as the source for a letter mailed to Hispanics threatening them with arrest for voting in the upcoming election. Despite being called upon to end his candidacy--by his own party--Mr. Nyugen plans to stay in the race.
And finally...a pitiful example of desperation. Republican gubernatorial candidate (and current Ohio Sec. of State) Kenneth Blackwell--a man so ethically impaired that he sees no conflict of interest in disenfranchising the very citizens who might vote for or against him--has resorted to slander in order to try and save his dismal campaign. Having already accused his opponent of supporting NAMBLA, Blackwell then achieved a new low by accusing Ted Strickland's campaign of hiring pedophiles--turns out the man in question had criminal record for exposing himself to a minor but that the Strickland campaign didn't know it at the time.
When combined with the non-stop din of conservative pundits wailing about the end of the world as we know it, Republican desperation starts to stink like stale sweat. Their end is near.
Ken Blackwell is bat-shit crazy. I would think there couldn't be any more doubt of it.
Jollyroger...welcome. No argument from me. Everything that I read about the guy seems to point to the fact that the man is a loon.
That takes a special kind of conceit to do.
I wrote his name on my hand.
Fred...do tell. What don't I know about Arcuri?
Karena...well it certaily makes the result look more plausible when the vote "flips"!
(Missed you the other night, btw.)
AZG, you're very welcome!
Fred, thanks for the link. Got it, and I totally understand.