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Although I cannot find a link to the ad, last night I saw the latest attck ad from Rick Renzi, the ethically challenged Republican (like there's any other kind!) from AZ-01.

The ad repeatedly plays on Simon's credentials as a past president of the ACLU and then attacks the ACLU, linking it to the Man/Boy Love Association.

With the tone of the ad, I all but expected to see a picture of Simon doctored up with horns, fire and a pitchfork. You see, she must be evil because she worked for the ACLU...and they defend the rights of everyone!  Terrible, evil rights of everyone! She's the devil!

Of course, the ACLU defended Rush Limbaugh...so maybe Renzi has a point...

Originally posted to MercuryX23 on Tue Oct 17, 2006 at 10:16 AM PDT.

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  •  I saw that ad (3+ / 0-)
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    serrano, Alan Arizona, Mother Mags

    I couldn't believe that Rubberstamp Rick  was actually trying to connect the ACLU to nambla and then hang it on Ellen. What a Joker. We here in Az must focus on gotv and if we do, I think we have a chance for a major change. Just think we can get rid of Foghorn, Rubberstamp Rick and Kyl who feels that lying to the Supreme Court is acceptable to the Arizona voters.

    "every saint has a past, every sinner has a future" Oscar Wilde

    by buddabelly on Tue Oct 17, 2006 at 10:24:45 AM PDT

  •  Wow (0+ / 0-)

    If theres a principal that an argument is over when a Nazi comparison happens (dammit, I can't remember the name of the principal), then there should be one that a campaign is over when someone starts the NAMBLA tie-in.  That is just ridiculous.

    "Why don't newscasters cry when they read about people who die? At least they could be decent enough to put just a tear in their eye" - Jack Johnson

    by bawbie on Tue Oct 17, 2006 at 10:28:56 AM PDT

  •  Did he REALLY call her the devil? (0+ / 0-)

    I was wondering if he actually said "Ellen Simon is the Devil" or if you are just over-exaggerating the gist of his commercial in order to get hits for your post?

    With republicans saying all sorts of things I find offensive, I think there are enough real comments out there that there isn't a need to put words into someone's mouth.

    So, did he REALLY call her the Devil?

    •  Not in so many terms, no (0+ / 0-)

      If you watched the ad, that was the subtext. So, no, he didn't use those words. But everytime he calls her ACLU Ellen, it's code to those who think the ACLU is the Devil's advocate.

      You've got to tolerate all those people that you hate. - Super Furry Animals

      by MercuryX23 on Tue Oct 17, 2006 at 11:25:51 AM PDT

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  •  Yup (0+ / 0-)

    We weren't terribly surprised by the ad. This is the kind of guy we're up against.

    Just to clarify, Ellen wasn't (as the ad tries to imply) the past president of the ACLU, just the former president of the Cleveland chapter. Which, of course, we're entirely proud of. She didn't have anything to do with what cases the national organization chooses to take on in (IIRC) Massachusetts, however, and it's not exactly accurate to say she 'worked for' the ACLU, as it was purely a volunteer position.

    At any rate, we don't expect this to have much traction; the voters are not so interested in obvious distractions from the issues this year. It's not 1998 any more. Still and all, we need help and donations to counter this kind of nonsense. Read my diaries on the race.

  •  Saw several Renzi ads, (0+ / 0-)

    and, like Hayworth's they say absolutely nothing about the Republican's voting record and achievement - because there are none. JD constantly attacks Mitchell on immigration, and Renzi has little more to say than "radical," "liberal," "ACLU," and on and on. Unfortunately these labels connect to a lot of the CD1 voters. But when you really examine Simon's positions, the ones Renzi characterizes as "radical," it's fairly commonsense stuff that even most AZ voters would approve of. If she can get people to really talk about the issues, this could be a big pickup for AZ!

    "One cannot be pessimistic about the West. This is the native land of hope." Wallace Stegner

    by Mother Mags on Tue Oct 17, 2006 at 11:23:24 AM PDT

  •  NAMBLA? (0+ / 0-)

    I think we have found out in the past month that the GOP is the party of NAMBLA

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