Last year, all signs pointed to a massive loss by the GOP for shutting down the government and acting like spoiled children. The democrats had it in the bag. All they had to do was not do anything stupid and run a smart advertising campaign. Then the President somehow blew the launch of his signature program, named after him for God's sake, to such an extent that it STILL isn't really working yet in some states like here in MA where the website is still somewhat broken. The one thing, ONE THING, that had to go right, blew up in their faces and they are still reeling from it. But the Republicans are still acting like drunken Nazi's, not that you'd never know it from the deomcarts incredibly inept ad campaign that borders on a dive mentality.
Take Tom Cotton from Arkansas. I watched a lot of political ads while there recently. The ones from Tom Cotton were filled with half-truths, misleading statements and outright lies. Helpful hint, if you ever see any "information" from the beyond awful Heritage Foundation, realize that there is zero chance of it being true. They specialize in using fake data to set their right wing agenda and if their building should one day be set ablaze from an angry mob, I will hold up my hand in solidarity. Anyone who works for these douchebag extremes are terrible human beings.
But his opponent, Mark Pryor, is running a spectacularly bad campaign as well, not helped by outside ads that are some the dumbest I have ever seen. Cotton is a Koch backed lunatic, yet that doesn't appear in ANY ads I have seen. The most prevalent one is this stupid idea that anyone in Arkansas gives a crap that Cotton voted against funding for a children's hospital and then said he did vote for it. OHHHH, that'll get people to the polls. Cotton is a dangerous man if he has the backing of the Koch brother. They need ads that highlight minority and women positions that will be headed for the shredder if the GOP gets complete control of Congress. Or how about ones that say the GOP will eliminate unemployment, minimum wage hikes, and food stamps, something that a majority of the people in that state use? Where are those ads? Whose running these campaigns?
As for the MSM, they can take a flying leap as well for the stunning lack of reporting about Mitch McConnell's interview with Politico when he said point blank that if the Republicans get control of the Senate, they will grind everything to a halt with riders that will force the President to use his veto power on a near daily basis. None of this will fix anything and actually make things worse. So who in their right mind would vote for this?
An audio tape has also surfaced from that meeting last month headed by the Koch brothers and attended by people like Tom Cotton, Jody Ernst and other GOP hopefuls, as well as the usual brand of retards like McConnell. In the audio tape linked below, McConnell explains in detail what his plans are if the GOP takes the Senate.
Here an excerpt:
“So in the House and Senate, we own the budget. So what does that mean? That means that we can pass the spending bill. And I assure you that in the spending bill, we will be pushing back against this bureaucracy by doing what’s called placing riders in the bill. No money can be spent to do this or to do that. We’re going to go after them on healthcare, on financial services, on the Environmental Protection Agency, across the board (inaudible). All across the federal government, we’re going to go after it.”
So if you vote for a GOP candidate, understand that their ultimate goal is to bring this country down. How American is that? At least his opponent is running ads that highlight McConnell willingness to drown the poor by cutting services and his desire to eliminate the CPA which is the only thing at this point protecting us from the evil Koch brothers and his equally douchey billionaire associates. Hell even Warren Buffett looked like quite the ass this week for investing in Burger King's unwise move to the north, which is something that may doom the franchise if a major boycott does happen.
McConnell is a stain on society and anyone voting for this jerk deserves the hell that will come with it. Depend on food stamps? Not in a GOP world. Can't get by without unemployment? The right has killed any chance of that, unless of course Obamacare gets repealed. Tuition going up? The right has guaranteed that.
So by all means vote for a Republican this fall is you really hate America because not only will their ideas not work, they will destroy us. Look no further than Europe who have done the exact things the GOP is clamoring for. How well has that worked there? Oh that's right, it hasn't. Yet the yahoos of the US only care about abortion and gay people, which matter very little in the long run, as we are in a period of epic decline. The democrats have done little to help because of nonsense like the Citizen's United Act which ended democracy in this country once and for all and they now have to bow down to the corporate overlords like the rest of us. If they don't play ball, they don't get any money. No money, equals epic loss. And that is the unfortunate truth. Ha, Heritage Foundation. That is what truth looks like. Drink it in, because I highly doubt you will ever see it again in your world.