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What does a Senate candidate do when she has her own entire cable channel to try to fill up with ads? Well, if she's Republican Linda Lingle, she steals old ads. Here's the original, an ad from John Hancock about its mutual funds, in which an older man instant-messages with someone, presumably a spouse, about retirement planning.

And here's the nearly identical Lingle ad, where an older man IMs with what seems to be a spouse, about how Linda Lingle is the answer for protecting Social Security and Medicare.
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Theft aside, the ad is at the very least deceptive, given that Lingle would very likely be a reliable vote for the Republicans and their plan to gut Medicare and Social Security (though they're a lot quieter about those plans). After all, back in 2005, Lingle expressed support for George W. Bush's plan to privatize Social Security, saying she “was impressed with the president's plans to continue building on the economic momentum of the last few years, including details to strengthen and save Social Security to ensure future generations will have a secure retirement.”

So this ad apparently makes her a thief and a liar, unless she's renounced her Social Security privatizing ways.

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  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)
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    greenbird, annieli, My Spin, Supavash, raatz

    "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

    by Joan McCarter on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 04:23:05 PM PDT

  •  Forwarding to friends of MAZIE...in Hawaii. (3+ / 0-)
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    Thanks for posting.

    We are the 99% ... we will be heard. We are WOMEN... we Will be Heard.

    by LOrion on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 04:27:29 PM PDT

  •  Hirono for the win. (6+ / 0-)

    I can explain why Linda Lingle and Duke Aiona are completely done in Hawaii politics in two words:

    Furlough Fridays.

    And I challenge any other Hawaii voter to convince me otherwise.

  •  good to have at the ready... (2+ / 0-)
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    my little green sidekick.

    U.S. Senate 6 year term.
    No Term Limit. 112th Senate
    Senate Electoral Classes

    Class 1
    Seat up for election
    Open
    Democratic
    Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka
    • Appointed by Governor John Waihee (Democrat) 16 May 1990,
    to fill vacancy caused by the death of Senator Spark M. Matsunaga (Democrat): 15 April 1990;
    elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1990; elected to full term: 1994; re-elected 2000, 2006
    [also served in U.S. House- elected: 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988]
    • Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
    Open Seat - 2 March 2011: Announced retirement.
    * Open Seat (no incumbent) *

    Democratic
    Former Congressman Edward Espenett "Ed" Case - lost primary
    • FEC S6HI00180; 22 Jul 12; Tot $781,471; Dsb $614,795

    Democratic
    Michael Dane Gillespie - lost primary
    • FEC S2HI00148

    Democratic
    Antonio Gimbernat - lost primary
    • FEC S2HI00130

    Candidate

    Democratic
    Congressman  Mazie K. Hirono
    • FEC S2HI00106; 22 Jul 12; Tot $3,422,891; Dsb $2,039,271

    Democratic
    Arturo Pacheco "Art" Reyes - lost primary
    • FEC S0HI00118

    Republican
    Former state Senator John S. Carroll - lost primary
    • FEC S0HI00126; 20 Jul 12; Tot $37,678; Dsb $35,854

    Republican
    Charles Augustine Collins - lost primary
    • FEC S6HI00214

    Candidate
    Republican
    Former Governor Linda Lingle
    • FEC S2HI00114; 22 Jul 12; Tot $4,428,443; Dsb $2,382,127

    Republican
    Edward "Eddie" Pirkowski - lost primary
    • FEC S6HI00222

    Republican
    John P. Roco - lost primary
    • FEC S0HI00183

    Candidate
    Nonpartisan
    Heath H. Beasley
    • FEC S2HI00122

    Class 3
    Democratic
    Senator Daniel K. Inouye
    • First elected: 1962; re-elected: 1968, 1974, 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010.
    [also served in U.S. House- elected: 1959 (Hawaii having just been admitted as a State to the Union), 1960]
    • Seat up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

    * Join: OBAMA'S TRUTH TEAM * Addington's Perpwalk: TRAILHEAD of Accountability for Bush-2 Crimes.

    by greenbird on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 04:38:47 PM PDT

  •  A primary opponent of Lingle endorses Hirono! (1+ / 0-)
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