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Electile Dysfunction

It doesn't get much funnier than this -- and what candidate hasn't worried at one time or another of suffering from "ELECTILE DYSFUNCION?" This one may actually give you a boner, er, Boehner. See if the orange-tinged House Speaker knows the difference as his opponent seeks to pump up the votes against him.

From Raw Story:

House Speaker John Boehner’s Tea Party challenger in the Ohio Republican primary, J.D. Winteregg, released a parody advertisement today that accuses the speaker of suffering from “Electile Dysfunction.”

The Tea Party Leadership Fund PAC decided to back Winteregg after internal polling revealed that only 25 percent of Rep. Boehner’s constituents favored him over a generic Tea Party challenger. The PAC initiated a “two-pronged approach” similar to the one that Scott Brown used to catapult him into office: a dedicated “ground game” on the local front coupled with a national fundraising campaign.


Mitch McConnell's chief of staff: Senate conservatives "like a drunk who tears up every bar they walk into."


i do not get drunk i get awesome

You think the far right is getting to us Democrats? Well, we're not alone, because they're getting to Republicans, too. Be careful what you wish for, GOP, because you are the ones who opened Pandora's Box, not us.


Why, even Mitch McConnell's chief of staff is kvetching about them. Of course, Mister McM is being primaried by the tea-est of tea partiers, but who's counting?

TPM LiveWire:

Mitch McConnell's chief of staff -- currently assigned as a senior staffer at the National Republican Senatorial Committee through the 2014 election -- compared the Senate Conservatives Fund to a drunk making a raucous at a bar.

"S.C.F. has been wandering around the country destroying the Republican Party like a drunk who tears up every bar they walk into," said Josh Holmes said according to The New York Times. "The difference this cycle is that they strolled into Mitch McConnell’s bar and he doesn’t throw you out, he locks the door."

Holme's comments came in a report about how the NRSC warned a Republican advertising firm that it would not get contracts from the committee if it continued to target incumbent Republicans by working with the Senate Conservatives Fund.

The Senate Conservatives Fund Executive Director had a thing or two to say about that little quip. Follow the link for more.


Last-minute $760K funneled to Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin" by NRSC was "misleading, dishonest, underhanded"



Todd Akin, who said Claire McCaskill was "like one of those dogs: Fetch"; who omitted information on financial disclosure forms; who said abortions were done “on women who weren’t pregnant;” and who infamously asserted that victims of ‘legitimate rape’ don’t get pregnant, had Republicans running from him faster than Paul Ryan in a marathon.

For awhile. Remember?

As it turns out, the GOP were for him before they were against him before they were for him.

Roll Call:

In the last days of the 2012 campaign, the National Republican Senatorial Committee sent $760,000 to the Missouri Republican Party, which appears to have used the money to run TV ads for Rep. Todd Akin’s ill-fated Senate campaign.

They waited until the last minute to transfer the money, which they did on the first two days of November, so nobody could be sure where it came from until after the election.

Democrats would have had a field day with this, had they known it was from the NRSC. But they know now:

Democrats were quick to pounce on the news [...]

“It is not only wrong that the NRSC would provide funds to support a dangerous extremist like Todd Akin; it was underhanded and dishonest that they would purposely mislead the public about their actions,” said Matt Canter, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Another example of the unsurprising lack of judgment that the GOP so frequently demonstrates, especially considering the poll numbers, which showed McCaskill well ahead.

Another example of unsurprising GOP secrecy.

And it's also another example of the unsurprising tone deafness that ultimately lost them the election.


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VIDEO: Sexual assault survivors speak out against Todd Akin in Claire McCaskill ads


Via Trudeau's Doonesbury genius.

Talk about powerful ads... wow. Hey Todd "Legitmate Rape" Akin, looks like women are smarter, tougher, and more effective than you thought... although he did give their bodies credit for magically killing rape sperm by being able to "shut that whole thing down."


"I'm a Republican and a pro-life mother, and a rape survivor. In the hospital I was offered emergency contraception. Because of my personal beliefs, I declined. Here's what else I believe: no woman should be denied that choice. What Todd Akin said is offensive, but what he believes is worse. He would criminalize emergency contraception. I've never voted for Claire McCaskill, but because of Todd Akin, I will now."

Watch all three. They pack a real punch.

H/t: CNN.


Conservative Super PACs Pull Michigan Ads


Giving up Michigan at this point? Shades of McCain/Palin. I like. They do have a couple more "homes states" at least. Via Taegan.

Mitt Romney's conservative allies are "bypassing Michigan with their advertising while stepping up efforts in other battleground states -- suggesting campaign strategists don't believe his road to the White House leads through his native state," the Detroit News reports.

"The pro-Romney groups American Crossroads and Americans for Prosperity are pouring nearly $13 million into advertising in key states, indicating they remain eager to lend considerable financial muscle to Romney in states viewed as truly competitive."

Added- Oh my.

Pro-Romney ads not running in Michigan, Pennsylvania

CHARLOTTE -- If ad strategies are any guide, things look pretty good for President Obama right now in Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Republican candidate Mitt Romney and conservative groups that back him aren't running ads in those big states, which GOP aides have had high hopes for, according to local news reports.

Instead, the Republican challenger and allies are focusing on other battleground states, all of which President Obama won in 2008: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.


Video- CNN's O’Brien Grills Former SEAL About Ad Accusing President Obama Of Taking Credit For Bin Laden Raid


Seems like Soledad has been quite the lie debunker lately, and I like it. Via Mediaite.