Skip to main content

A couple of weeks ago, throwback incumbent Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma questioned whether Barack Obama really loves his country. The remark was so beyond the pale that Daily Kos readers responded enthusiastically to the challenge of punishing Inhofe by donating to his terrific opponent, Orange to Blue candidate Andrew Rice, in a fun Saturday night fundraising post.

The result: We raised around $12,000 for Rice in that one evening.

The unexpected success of that spur-of-the-moment effort has made us want to try the process again. this time with more community input, in a new feature we hope to run here on Saturday nights, that we will call ... Hell to Pay. The premise will be that every week, the winger opponents of our Orange to Blue candidates will have proven themselves unable to have gone a whole seven days without saying or doing something so egregious that civilized people will retch at the result--and we'll actually have fun smacking these people down by opening our wallets to our own candidates.

The community input part starts here. We need you folks on the ground to nominate one of our Orange to Blue candidates for fundraising tomorrow night, based on how awful the opponent has proven to be the previous week. Smears, slams, distortions, votes, ads ... let us know what they are. I'll start if off with three, but we need other nominations in the comments. After gathering the info, I'll post a thread with a poll this evening so we all can decide as a community who to fund tomorrow night.

To get things rolling, here are some nominations:

  • A contender for most misleading, smearing ad: Tom McClintock's latest claims to show Charlie Brown, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, in uniform at a political event -- which would be a breach of rules, if true. Problem being, if you look at the video, Brown does not actually appear to be in uniform. The ad further claims Brown wore this non-uniform to watch a soldier being hung in effigy, a phrase that implies American troops were demonized. Instead, a glance at the video shows an event protesting deaths of soldiers due to Bush's lies. Pretty nervy of McClintock's campaign, relying on people to see what the voiceover tells them they're seeing and not what's there.

  • Yes, Inhofe. At it again. At this rate, Andrew Rice is going to lock the Saturday night fundraising down from now until the election. This week's foul play: Inhofe released an ad which, according to AP, "contains anti-gay overtones, showing a wedding cake topped by two plastic grooms and a photo of the Democratic candidate as a young man, curly haired and wearing a leather jacket."

    Rice said the negative ads against him show he is doing better in the race than some think.

    Inhofe said he is not taking any chances. He said he is not worried about Rice, but is concerned he will be attacked by "the Hollywood crowd" for his views, including his stand that global warming is a hoax.

  • While no immediate specific violation in the past seven days comes to mind, Dennis Shulman's induction onto the Orange to Blue roster scrolled down and out of sight on a busy news day this past week. Shulman, who has a remarkable personal story of his own, is taking on Scott Garrett in NJ-05:

    Garrett, the New Yorker informs us, has "the most conservative voting record of any member of the House from the Northeast" - and by a good margin, to boot. Indeed, his Progressive Punch score for the current Congress ranks him at 388; the next-closest member from the Mid-Atlantic, New England or Chesapeake border states is fifty spots higher.

Now it's your turn, Kossacks! Check out the Orange to Blue line-up and nominate one of our candidates for Saturday night fundraising, based on what he or she faced from the shitstorm of the other side this week (provide links so we all can see outrage first-hand). Make your case and we'll include it in a poll this evening, letting the community decide who we should raise money for tomorrow night.

(And while you're over there checking out the candidates, you can always throw some change their way today too ....)

Update: Just to clarify ... the Saturday night fundraising posts will be for Orange to Blue candidates. Check the link to see if who you're nominating is an O2B candidate.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:20 PM PDT.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  Attack Inhofe relentlessly for being RW (8+ / 0-)

    I'm not saying it will win the election but let's see what happens if, in perhaps the least liberal state in America, what happens to poll numbers if you make the words right wing conservative into curse words.

    I shall not rest until right wing conservatives are 4th party gadflies limited to offering minor corrections on legislation once or twice a year.

    by davefromqueens on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:23:13 PM PDT

  •  Let's help Jim (i mean Jimmy) Himes! (4+ / 0-)
    Chris Shays seems to slink his way by year after year.  He has absolutely recreated himself this year as Obama's love child -- it's sick.  Shays is on TV all the time.  We need to give Jim Himes all the support he can get.  Go Himes!

    The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me' MT 25:40

    by Ed G on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:24:16 PM PDT

  •  Anything new on Liddy Dole? (0+ / 0-)


    Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway---Eleanor Roosevelt

    by alieninamerica on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:25:04 PM PDT

  •  Thanks (0+ / 0-)

    I am making a donation as we speak.  

    War is Peace ~ Ignorance is Strength ~ Slavery is Freedom

    by lostinamerica2711 on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:25:09 PM PDT

  •  Merkley! (OR-SEN) (9+ / 0-)

    Gordon Smith was appalling this week - responding to negative press that his family's business in fact has employed undocumented workers (when Smith himself swore the business did not) - Smith ran ads in which he accused Merkley of protecting the rights of rapists over victims.

    Sickening. Willie Horton all the way and the nastiest I have seen in OR politics.

    Hey! Has anyone noticed that McCain lies all the time?

    by negev79 on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:25:56 PM PDT

  •  Hollywood Crowd (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    Read this, about a response to a similarly craven Republican.

    ActBlue Candidate for Alabama's 3rd Congressional District is getting the same kind of crap from his Know-Nothing, Moron-of-an-Opponent.


    "We in the gloam, old buddy," he said, "We definitely right in the middle of it." -Larry Brown

    by BenGoshi on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:27:11 PM PDT

  •  I doubt Andrew Rice would approve of my ad. (6+ / 0-)

    "Jim Inhofe is our most toxic export.  Every day, Americans who only know our state through Jim Inhofe think we're stupid and vindictive, because he is.  They think we worship a God who hates, because his does.  They think we deny the evidence of science out of ignorance and self-interest, because he does.  They think we hold the rest of America in contempt, because he does.

    Are they right?  We will only get one chance to answer, with the only thing that matters: our vote.  What's it going to be?"

    -5.38/-3.74 I've suffered for my country. Now it's your turn! --John McCain with apologies to Monty Python's "Protest Song"

    by Rich in PA on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:27:25 PM PDT

  •  orange to blue (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    peace voter, davewolfusa, MAORCA

    After reading the previous post re Republican Marilyn Musgrave, I had hoped to see Betsy Markey on the orange to blue list so I could nominate her.

    I see Barack Obama on the list. Sure would be easy to come up with Hell to Pay comments from his opponent that make civilized people retch. Hard to narrow it down to one.

    •  I second that ... (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      You only have to look at the previous FP story regarding the Markey / Musgrave race and specifically the charges by Musgrave that Markey's business was given government business by Salazar to have your next candidate.

  •  Al Franken... (13+ / 0-)

    ...for Norm Coleman's stupid "Angry Al" ad.  Why wouldn't Al be angry?  Why wouldn't anybody who hasn't been living in a cave the last 7-1/2 years be angry?

  •  This is pure brilliance! (5+ / 0-)

    Either you are a feminist or a sexist/misogynist. There is no box marked `other'." -Ani DiFranco

    by ErinW43 on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:28:27 PM PDT

  •  I second... (11+ / 0-)

    helping Charlie Brown in CA-04.  Wingnut Tom McClintock needs to go.  An added benefit is that Charlie Brown is donating 5% of his campaign contributions to help veteran's families.  He's challenged McClintock to do the same but crazy Tom refuses to respond.

    •  That ad is just ridiculous (2+ / 0-)

      and honestly, Charlie Brown needs to sue their asses.

      Every single time they do this stuff, they need to be sued. For libel, and millions in damages.

      Will we win? Probably not. But we might win some, and the suit itself will make news, and might prove once and for all that we're not taking this crap, and it's NOT TRUE.

      •  No, that is exactly WHAT these shysters want (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:

        .... they are doing it to try to suck people into wasting money on lawyers.  The entire incident is a diversion which is going to have serious blowback on them

        I have written two "on the ground' diaries about this incident:
        CA-04: No Show Tom, Fake Schedule, Swiftboating, & Keystone Kops

        Which describes how they were using a canned, restricted event and calling it a press conference implying open access, and how McClintock's employees lied about his whereabouts that day, and

        CA-04 McClintock, Ron Rogers, Kevin Ring and THAT Swiftboat Ad

        in which I explain how John Doolittle's ex chief of staff (who was subpoenaed) is one of the principals in the Public Relation Firm of Russo, Marsh, & Rogers whose subset  organization crafted the ads, and how McClintock is tied into this via Casino money donations from the same people who were propping up Doolittle....  but the BIGGER STORY is that it done as a diversion to take away attention from lobbyist Kevin RIng (newly indicted)  and the other DOJ employees.

        It's September.  It's what the Republicans do.  

        "Toads of Glory, slugs of joy... as he trotted down the path before a dragon ate him"-Alex Hall/ Stop McClintock

        by AmericanRiverCanyon on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 02:28:24 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Locked out: photos from 9/16 (0+ / 0-)

          McClintock legislative aide/staffer laughing that he's not letting people into the room to see the swiftboating ad being released, after he lied to people in Lincoln about knowing McClintock's whereabouts that day. A few minutes later anonymous security types will accost me and threaten to have me thrown out of the hotel for taking pictures.  
          SacBee reporter on the left hand side of the photo interviewing a Vietnam Veteran while a campaign staffer and other veterans wait outside in the hallway at the hotel after being kicked out of the room. Part of the picture is cut off (missing another veteran) but can be seen by clicking on the image.
          McClintock eating lunch with the Elks Club in Auburn (about 30 miles away ).  He skipped his Lincoln area chamber of commerce meeting and the "press conference" but did attend this event, which I was also was told was a private event after I identified myself and stated my purpose of attending.  But at least the Elks were very polite about it.

          McDooDuck   "LameDuck SmokeScreen"  
          This was a graphic I created in July during the CA wildfires that burned for weeks, when the smoke was choking us.  The district in the upper right hand side in blue/green is our CA- 04.  The district in red down by LA is McClintock's State Senate district he is terming out of,  and you can see Thousand Oaks, which he claims as his residence for his state per diem payments, and it is over 400 miles away.  President Bush and Rep. John Doolittle and Rep. Wally Herger flew over the state the same day McClintock was at a public school board meeting down in Rocklin where he "fudged" the ages of his children in a speech.
          Doolittle and Bush landed in Redding.  They're running out of airports to avoid protesters.  

          Another great diary by another CA- 04 poster and Vietnam Veteran
          McClintock obsessed with dress code in CA 04  

          On the Venturian Candidate’s sparse “Issues” tab on his website, he says he wants to “fully fund” the military.  Well, that’s a laudable position but does he have the record to demonstrate confidence that he will follow through on that promise in Congress.  In fact, he is the worst legislator, out of 120 in the CA Legislature, when it comes to supporting our uniformed service members, their families, and their survivors.  Here’s a partial list of bills on which he was one of only two legislators to vote against:

          • Protecting the families of California soldiers serving in Iraq from financial hardship. AB 1666, 9/7/05; AB 306, 9/6/05; AB 276, 9/6/05 [McClintock used a bogus constitutional argument as his rationale for voting against the bill which, for example, allowed reservists and the National Guard to recover some of their prepaid tuition and fees if they are activated while in school.]

          • Protecting the widows of California soldiers killed in action in Iraq from financial hardship. SB 513, 8/29/05

          • Helping  expedite school transfers for the children of active-duty California soldiers. AB 208, 8/18/05

          • Allowing taxpayers make voluntary contributions to veterans’ homes. AB 357, 8/18/05  [the “Veterans Quality of Life Fund”]

          • Ensuring adequate staffing of the California National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction and Civil Support Teams. AB 690, 8/23/05

          I am amazed by retired military officers who can be so easily distracted by McClintock’s strategy of “Look at what Charlie’s wearing!” and ignore the harm that the Venturian Candidate’s election will cause our military.  He has no record of support for policies that will help our warriors defend our nation and return to civilian life with the support they need.    

          On a final note, McClintock has refused to accept Charlie Brown’s challenge to donate 5 percent of his money he is spending to smear a decorated combat veteran towards actually helping veterans and their families in CA 04.  So far, Charlie has donated more than $50,000 to six non-governmental organizations focused on providing programs to veterans as well as the larger community.

          Will Tom McClintock redeem himself?  Don’t hold your breath.  

          "Toads of Glory, slugs of joy... as he trotted down the path before a dragon ate him"-Alex Hall/ Stop McClintock

          by AmericanRiverCanyon on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 04:27:16 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

    •  Wingnut candidate-for-every-office (3+ / 0-)

      McClintock doesn't even live in the district. That said, it was an effective (well-lied) ad. I'd suggest putting the money on Charlie Brown to refute this crap.

      Don't waste donuts. 2 will do.

      by Karl Rover on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:42:25 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  McCintock from Southern Ca. (3+ / 0-)

      trying to replace John Doolittle in the farthest north eastern of CA districts.
      That ad was so slimey!

  •  I wish Tom Perriello (4+ / 0-)

    were on the orange to blue list. Everything Virgil Goode ever says is offensive to someone.

  •  I Heard Inhofe Was A Notorious Homo Sapien (7+ / 0-)

    Whose sister was a known thespian...

    (With apologies to the late George Smathers

    as was reported in Time Magazine during the campaign: "Are you aware that Claude Pepper is known all over Washington as a shameless extrovert? Not only that, but this man is reliably reported to practice nepotism with his sister-in-law, and he has a sister who was once a thespian in wicked New York. Worst of all, it is an established fact that Mr. Pepper, before his marriage, habitually practiced celibacy."

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.)

    And like the drowning man, who, in despair, Doth clutch the frail and weakly straw --Thomas Horatius Delpho

    by terry2wa on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:30:35 PM PDT

  •  He should pay for his lies, (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Charlie Brown for Congress

    lets help Charlie get elected.

    My border collie is smarter than our president

    by princess Kes on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:30:50 PM PDT

  •  Alice Kryzan (NY-26) (6+ / 0-)

    No, she's not getting attacked by her opponent, Chris Lee, but in some ways it would be better if she were.

    See, she was the surprise winner of the primary a couple of weeks ago after being the last unsmeared candidate left standing in a brutal crossfire of negative ads between Crazy Jack Davis and the original Orange-to-Blue candidate in this race, Jon Powers.

    Now she's trying to ramp up a GE campaign with just, what, 45 days left until the election...and every bit will help. In the meantime, Lee (who had no primary opposition) has been on the air fairly consistently with a positive "business-first" approach that's playing pretty well against the economic disaster.

    This is an open seat that should go D this year after many years under the awful Tom Reynolds.

    So give 'em hell tomorrow night...but think about dropping a couple of bucks Alice's way, while you're at it, won't ya?

    In what respect, Charlie?

    by ipsos on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:31:32 PM PDT

  •  Charlie can count on me (4+ / 0-)

    That military mother should be ashamed of herself.  Where do they get these neanderthals?  Sorry, pearls, bouffant hair and a picture of an Amreican service member does not an honest message make.

    Charlie can count on me!


    Old soldiers do die. Elizabeth Gavin Cunningham 06 Nov 24 - 06 Aug 08

    by Ninepatch on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:31:33 PM PDT

    •  Don't criticize her on her looks (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      .... that's another easy trap.  Don't call her names.   Instead, scrutinize her financial relationships with a professional Republican Public Relations Firm, Russo Marsh & Rogers,  which has a subfirm that does internet solicitations for these swiftboat ads that she then acts as the spokesperson for. She is also listed as a "director of military relations" on the MAF website. (MAF made the ads)  

      This stuff is so grotesque I won't even link to it but it can be found on youtube.  They put up these websites saying "military moms" ask you to "support the troops" by donating to run the ads.  The sites will have things like animation of the planes hitting the WTC twin towers on 9/11.  The money is all sent to the same PO box in Sacramento.   The ads are hit pieces on Democrats that are running against extremist right wing Republicans.

      Two things I've written this week on it

      The reason they are doing it is to take attention way from Kevin Ring's indictment on bribery charges,  and the fact that the federal government is going to release more documents on his relationship with John Doolittle (R, not yet indicted).

      "Toads of Glory, slugs of joy... as he trotted down the path before a dragon ate him"-Alex Hall/ Stop McClintock

      by AmericanRiverCanyon on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 02:46:39 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Ronnie Musgrove, please! (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    AmericanRiverCanyon, MAORCA

    he needs every last dime to counter Haley Barbour's electoral fuckery.

  •  Ed Gillespie & Scott Garrett (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    OLinda, radical centrist, Ninepatch

    We have word that mega-lobbyist/former RNC chair/Bush White House counsel Ed Gillespie will be coming in for a big fundraiser with Scott Garrett later this month.

    We hope everyone can help us match what Garrett raises from Gillespie and his lobbyist friends.  

    Thanks for all the support!!!

    I proudly work for Dennis Shulman.  

    •  You have a link? (0+ / 0-)

      Or can I quote someone from a campaign? That's a real legit reason to get some scratch up for Shulman.

      •  Thanks Susan (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:

        We first heard the rumor a few days ago about a Bergen County September 30th fundraiser, and political reporters in the district have confirmed it's true.  

        Beyond Gillespie, Garrett's ties to lobbyists run deep.  In fact, his chief of staff lobbied for Countrywide Financial.  

        I proudly work for Dennis Shulman.

        •  NJ-05 = MN-02 = TX-?? (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:

          Garrett, the New Yorker informs us, has "the most conservative voting record of any member of the House from the Northeast" - and by a good margin, to boot. Indeed, his Progressive Punch score for the current Congress ranks him at 388; the next-closest member from the Mid-Atlantic, New England or Chesapeake border states is fifty spots higher.

          There's more to this.

          Same connections for Garrett as John Kline MN-02 with the bat-shit crazy Texas righties.

          What it amounts to is that these Texas-bought House Members is that they go ff as extra House seats for Texas.

          Check the voting patterns.

          Check the flow of Federal moneys related to their efforts.

          NJ-05 = MN-02 = TX-??.

          Its nothing but a con game. Buy seats at $10,000,000 a year, each. Get it all back and much more with profit later on.

          Droogie is as Droogie does....

          by vets74 on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 02:30:04 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

  •  As a D&D geek this is amusing (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Simply because we used to have this pocket dimension in the game called..."Hell To Pay" where we sent players who were annoying the crap out of us.

    Sarcasm: It beats killing people...

    by Dreggas on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:33:51 PM PDT

  •  Ya gotta include "Mean Jean" (6+ / 0-)

    I mean seriously, who deserves it more the the Wicked West of the West* (Schmidt OH-02)?

    This is the woman who questioned John Murtha's patriotism and lies, lies lies. And I would love to see support for Vic Wulsin.

    Just add Wulsin to the list and VIOLÁ! endless possibilities for "hell to pay."

    *At one time, Cincinnati and Louisville were considered "the west." As in "Flora, The Lilly of the West." one of the great old "murdergrass" ballads.

    My wife hates my old time music. She says that you can sum up the plot to all of them as "Boy meets Girl. Smoking 44. Ghost." I said that's not true... sometimes it s a dagger.

  •  Hiway Trust Fund Cowards...29 NAYS! (0+ / 0-)

    Bob Lord would be good as he's up against John Shadegg who's on the list in the story below.

    The legislation transfers $8 billion from the Treasury's general fund to the highway fund, ensuring that construction projects won't be interrupted.(i.e. things like the I-35W Minn Bridge)

    List of Republicans who voted against Hiway Trust Fund

    as well as the list of the cowards like Mean Jean Schmidt (R-OH), John Culberson (R-TX), Tom Feeney (R-FL) , Darrell Issa (R-CA) and John Peterson (R-PA)-- who were afraid to come down one way or the other.

    There are a couple of extremists on the list of "no" voters who consistently vote against their constituents' interests and who need to be singled out for this vote. Mike Pence (R-IN), John Shadegg (R-AZ), Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Scott Garrett (R-NJ) all come from way at the bottom of that barrel I was referring to-- and all can be defeated in November. I asked the Blue America-endorsed candidate in northern New Jersey, Dennis Shulman, if he was aware that every single New Jersey member of Congress-- both the Democrats and the Republicans favored the legislation and voted for it-- except Garrett,
    Whole Story Here

  •  Who has the most holds in the Senate... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    phrogge prince

    There is some Republican senator that basically places holds on any Democratic bill...I want to say it is Inhofe, but I might be wildly wrong.  Whoever it is, we should focus on that senator, if they are up for re-election.  We could have it on Monday nights.  We could call it Monday Night Hold-Down...Duh, Duh, Duh, Duh (Imagine Monday Night Football theme, please).

    Jake is right, we did have a band powerfull enough to turn goat piss into gasoline.

    by chaunceybaker on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:40:17 PM PDT

  •  Scott Kleeb (4+ / 0-)

    Scott is the best chance Nebraska has to begin turning blue.  I grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and still can't figure out how Nebraska became such a faithfully red state. That wasn't so twenty years ago.

  •  Inhofe (7+ / 0-)

    without doubt.

    Not that the rest aren't without merit--but Inhofe achieves that magical state of less than no merit at all.

    The fundamental business of the country... is on a sound and prosperous basis. Hoover, 1929 The fundamentals of our economy are strong. McCain, 2008

    by ogre on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:42:37 PM PDT

  •  Give to Rice. (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    gypsy, juslikagrzly, Bodean, SoonerG
    Just do it.

    Visit Sinister, the home of a left-handed left-wing Okie Jew.

    by ethanthej on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:48:10 PM PDT

  •  Charlie Brown just made $25. (6+ / 0-)

    Just sent him a contribution.  As a Vietnam vet, I take great offense at wrongly depicting vets as disloyal Americans.

    The rhetoric of the right wing is being fixed around the policy of disinformation.

    by MoronMike on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:49:26 PM PDT

  •  Definitely Dennis Shulman (0+ / 0-)

    ... because I am still upset that Scott Garrett voted against aid to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

  •  McLintock must lose! (5+ / 0-)

    OK, I'm a bit biased as a Californian, but after having this idiot "represent" me in the state senate for the past, what, decade? and watching him carpetbag it up north just makes me sick to my stomach.  This guy is an obstructionist, do-nothing numbskull and shouldn't be allowed to run where he doesn't even live.
    That's my vote.

  •  Darcy burner is getting hammered by the (6+ / 0-)

    US Chamber of Commerce in lying radio attack ads saying she wants to raise taxes on families with children.

    Can't seem to find a link to the audio.

  •  I agree with the nomination of Charlie Brown (5+ / 0-)

    Charlie's a great candidate and he's getting slimed by McClintock in that ad. I've seen it play several times already in the Sac market. It would be great if we could help Charlie counter with a few ads of his own.

  •  Ok, he's not an orange to blue candidate (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    2laneIA, AmericanRiverCanyon

    But in Iowa-05 Rob Hubler's opponent Steve Kingis by far one of the worst offenders(if not the worst). And he's pretty vulnerable (even his base doesn't particularly like him).

    If you get through all the OtoB candidates or want to do an adjunct (or if people just want to throw 5 dollars Hubler's way(Gimme 5 for Iowa 5!) each time they give money to an OtoB candidate, we could knock out one of the worst in congress.

    Hell to pay...

  •  Inhofe is likely the biggest asshole ever (5+ / 0-)

    to make it to Washington! He is an embarassment to the nation, not just his state.

  •  Great post and great idea Susan! (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    Keep up the good work!

    A United States Marine, still fighting for our Constitution and our country! I Support and Defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.

    by DemMarineVet on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:55:02 PM PDT

  •  Brown's clothing (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    What he's wearing looks a lot like what the effigy is wearing -- but since the effigy is clearly wearing a sign that says "Bush Lied, I Died", "hanging in effigy" is an extreme twisting of the facts.

    One of the commenters on YouTube says that appears to be a London Fog overcoat Brown has on -- how did they make that determination? Anyone?

    •  Excuse me, but I've seen both photos and vids (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      .... in closeup detail and they look NOTHING alike. Different colors.

      It was not an "effigy."  They took a camoflage coverall outfit (go to walmart during deer season and you can get something very similar ) and repeatedly tacked it up on the side of the eave of the rental house to harass the renters into moving. When it was torn down several times, they put another set of camo back up. They hung a helmet over it.

      The person who is supposed to be Brown in the photos is wearing a tan colored old flight jacket over a red tee shirt and a pair of jeans.  That is not a uniform.

      The people who did this display to their rental house are both lawyers that actually live in SF (she's a corporate lawyer, he was a "professional" protester)  and the right wing blogs ended up slamming them during the protests because they were sick of them causing the neighborhood to be flooded with looky- loos.  The people who did this ALSO harassed the people who wrote about it and tried suing several bloggers for damages .  The people who did this subsequently endorsed John Doolittle for Congress because John Doolittle used a letter from them on his official campaign website in 2006.   The people who manufactured the current swiftboat ad are part of a professional right wing Republican PR company. Please see my links above.

      THIS year they are doing it because they like having people repeat the "hanging effigy" meme because an African American is running for the office of the Presidency of the United States. They also do it to try to hide that Ring is going to flip on Doolittle.

      If you study the extremest right wing blogs and myspace and youtube ads you can see many, many sickening displays of hanging nooses, Sarah Palin looking thru the scope of a hunting rifle next to a quote or pic of Obama,  the Democratic Presidential candidate .

      But Brown's the Democrat.....  yes, I know that.  They're doing this to bring a certain type of image and story to the top of the page in google searches.


      "Toads of Glory, slugs of joy... as he trotted down the path before a dragon ate him"-Alex Hall/ Stop McClintock

      by AmericanRiverCanyon on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 03:09:33 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I'll give $ against Inhofe (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    gypsy, juslikagrzly

    Brilliant.  I love it when the right people taste their own medicine.  CASH

  •  All For This ... (0+ / 0-)

    After all, plenty of us donate based upon egregious rightwing statements.  Why not make it formal and in mass?

  •  OOOOOHH Me Likes This (0+ / 0-)

    Here's AC/DC for this thread

    Hell's Bells (Live, 1990)

    When There is No More Room Left in Hell...CONSERVATIVES Will Walk the Earth!

    by jds1978 on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 02:02:13 PM PDT

  •  o/t: how to nominate candidates for O2B status? (0+ / 0-)

    I've found the criteria for Orange to Blue, but nothing on how candidates are selected.

  •  Maybe biweekly? (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    DemocracyLover in NYC

    Not that I don't think this is a great idea - it's just that my experience with these things is that the more often they happen, the less money you raise each time, and the PR impact here seems almost directly (if not logarithmically) proportional to the size of the individual raises.

    Financially, for me personally, I'd probably participate in more total "Hell To Pay" fundraisers if they were biweekly rather than weekly.

    But then, I'm the guy who generally likes the b-side better than the single, so I may be in the minority here too.

    •  Problem is ... (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Morgan Sandlin

      there are only seven weekends left. Seven Saturday night opportunities. If we did it every other weekend, we only would have three opportunities.

      For me, this is where the rubber meets the road. If we're going to make a difference, it's going to be now. I understand some people can't give that often -- or at all -- but even those of us here who can fetch information, get links, cheer the fundraising on, gather and have fun with us on Saturday nights ... well, that's giving too. And when I donate, I feel like I'm donating on behalf of all of us. It's a community spirited thing.

  •  Kossaks are the (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    best people on earth!

  •  Charlie's not taking this lightly (4+ / 0-)

    Charlie's put up a new ad in response to McClintock's attempt at swift-boating:

    We need help to keep it on the air, but the message is simple: Charlie has been supporting the troops while McClintock as been undermining them.

    Charlie Brown for Congress

  •  Charlie Brown! (3+ / 0-)

    Not only is McClintock a Republican Worm's Bunghole in a truly Blue State - He's a carpetbagger to boot.

    California's 4th district is a notoriously Republican bastion of Republican "thought" and Charlie Brown deserves all the help that we can give him.

    Isn't one failed rich-assed jet-jockey in the White House ruining their lives enough for these people? - some Anon-No-Moose American citizen

    by SecondComing on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 02:35:34 PM PDT

  •  Barry Welsh, IN-06 (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    Barry is running against Mike Pence, the fool that stated that his visit to a market in Iraq was

    just like any open-air market in Indiana in the summertime.

    Idiot. Pence is now opposing any government bailouts in the current economic crisis. The guy so deserves to be kicked out of Congress, and Barry Welsh would be a great replacement. Barry has lived in eastern Indiana his whole life--you can read about him here.

    The folks that live in eastern Indiana, I think, are waking up from this bad dream of closing factories and small businesses that is the result of the Republican wet dream of shipping our manufacturing overseas and then putting up a Walmart just out of town to sell the made-in-China goods to the very people that voted for Republican leadership. They need progressive representation for their economic situation, be it farming, manufacturing, small business, or real support for education.

    The area is a cheap ad buy. Barry could use the money. Let's take back Indiana!

  •  Go after the (3+ / 0-)

    carpetbagger McClintock.  Charlie could really use the help.

    He is in a blood red district that would be oh so great to take over.

  •  I support Charlie Brown (4+ / 0-)

    He is honorable and I won't have him be swift-boated.

  •  I've been in the house in question (0+ / 0-)

    .. on numerous occasions.

    The nice couple that live there took it upon themselves to help organize war protests that continue to this day.

    McClintock is an opportunistic wingnut carpetbagging career politician, and Charlie Brown deserves enough funding to beat him silly.

    Isn't one failed rich-assed jet-jockey in the White House ruining their lives enough for these people? - some Anon-No-Moose American citizen

    by SecondComing on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 03:04:29 PM PDT

  •  Charlie Brown (4+ / 0-)

    I'd vote for that Brown race. It's still too close for comfort and it's very important. Not just for that specific race for a large area of North and Central California to reset the momentum of the area.

    I live in that area and so I've seen the ad. I noticed all and more of the sneaky and or blatant discrepancies pointed out in the ad. Especially the uniform. Odd how they word it. They say "picture is worth a thousand words" but they leave wiggle room in case they are fully called on the lie.

    Incidentally, Andrew Rice,the guy running against, Inhofe, markedly resembles Matt Damon.

  •  I saw the Inhofe ad and made a nasty comment.... (3+ / 0-)

    on the Tulsa World Website. I can overlook the wedding cake part, but the picture of Andrew was obviously meant to portray him as a gay male prostitute.We all know that the Republicans are experts on the subject since they so frequently hire them. The ad shows how afraid Inhofe is. If Inhofe is going to beat Rice by 30 points why is Inhofe spending all this cash. Most incumbents would sit back and basque in their awesomeness, and keep the Big Oil  money to spend on themselves. But on the other hand George Allen talked about how he was not worried about Web during the last election.

    All I know is what I read in the newspapers. Will Rogers

    by Tulsonian on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 03:36:32 PM PDT

  •  I gotta vote for Inhofe... why? (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    Because he is MY senator and I am sick to death of him embarrassing me and my state as much as Bush embarrasses us and all of America!

    Do not become intoxicated with the excessive exuberance of your own inexhaustible verbosities!

    by SoonerG on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 04:17:54 PM PDT

  •  Picture of Matt (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    See? Quite a resemblance between Rice and Matt Damon. At least from what I can see of Rice in the picture in the Inhofe video.

  •  A vote for Rice (0+ / 0-)

    James Inhofe has been rightfully dubbed a "troglodite" on this site.  That alone is enough justification for me to support Andrew Rice's candidacy.  It is people like Inhofe who are a disgrace in the representation of the citizens of Oklahoma.  

  •  They're Swiftboating Charlie! (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Charlie Brown for Congress

    This absolutely cannot stand.  McClintock has never served a day in his life, and he's attacking the military record of a 26 year veteran.  Worse yet, Charlie has given away 50K to veteran's charrities this year alone while running for Congress, and McClintock has the guts to assault Charlie's patriotism?  Charlie, the guy who was serving in Vietnam while McClintock was serving himself in the state senate.  Ridiculous, and absolutely abominable.  The Republicans cannot be allowed to swiftboat another veteran.  Not this time, not this year.

  •  Hell to Pay - Every Day (0+ / 0-)

    Why aren't we doing this every evening until the election.  With so much mud slinging all over the country we should have plenty of incentive!

  •  This is getting ugly. McClintock will not admit (0+ / 0-)

    that Brown is a veteran himself or that he served in uniform.  You know how every single speaker in denver had to first make the required acknowledgement that McCain served, is a hero, and no one questioned that?  Well the right doesn't play by the same rules.  McClintock penned this letter to Charlie over the weekend, stating:

    As a son of a World War II veteran, I appreciate your reminding me of the immense sacrifices made by those who wear our uniform.  I wish you had remembered those sacrifices when you wore that uniform to support a rally in which an American soldier was hanged in effigy.

    Does McClintock think voters are this dumb?  Charlie flew helicopters during Vietnam, flew fixed wing aircraft for another ten or twenty years after that, and eventually retired after 26 years in the Air Force.  But Tom McClintock "appreciates" the sacrifice made by veterans because he;s the son of one, but doesn't thank Charlie for putting the uniform on himself.  Unreal.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site