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West Virginia GOP Senate candidate’s ad…is bad, really bad

It’s inevitable that campaign season will produce a number of bad campaign ads. Candidates have limited money, time and manpower. Sometimes you just have to go with what you have and just hope that the candidate’s message is strong enough for the voter’s to overlook the less than stellar ad.

The contentious Indiana GOP Senate primary campaign has produced a number of them, most of them negative and most of them courtesy of the Todd Rokita campaign.

For instance:

However, as bad as those ads may appear, they are nothing, absolutely nothing in comparison to this one produced by a West Virginia GOP Senate candidate.

Don Blankenship is looking to replace Democrat Joe Manchin, but this ad will probably not put him over the top.

The music, the monotone delivery, and the lack of any kind of personality aren’t going to help. But the icing on the cake has to be his creative nickname for Mitch McConnell.

Check it out for yourself:

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Instead of issues, Rokita campaign sets up anti-Messer website…because?

Indiana’s primary is set for May 8 and easily, the biggest race to be decided will the Republican U.S. Senate Primary.

Sitting Indiana Congressmen Todd Rokita and Luke Messer as well as businessman Mike Braun are all vying to become the Republican to take on Democrat Joe Donnelly in the fall.

So, far the race has been about who can tie themselves to Trump the most, as all three have emphatically said they are wholeheartedly “Pro-Trump” on multiple occasions. That’s fine and dandy, but voters want to hear original ideas. What are your solutions to problems? Why are you the best Republican to take on Donnelly? You know, talk about the issues.

Well, instead of talking about anything really substantive, the Rokita campaign found it necessary to set up a website dedicated entirely to “finding Luke Messer.” 

The site is in reference to Messer having a residence in Virginia and not keeping a house in Indiana, selling it in 2012 when elected to Congress. In addition to this coming out early in the campaign, Messer has since been reelected to Congress multiple times. Doesn’t really sound like his constituents have a problem with it, but it didn’t stop the Rokita campaign from throwing something at the wall and hope it sticks.

The website also says “Last seen in the Swamp,” referring to Messer with a form to fill out in order to get updates on “his whereabouts.”

It’s also funny coming from a guy who uses public money to fund his campaigns, when he screams about draining the swamp and whose slogan is “Defeat the Elite.” Oh, there’s also the multi-page dossier that came out this past summer which states everything Rokita “requires” and how he is to be treated when being driven around his district.

It’s because of that kind of stuff that people don’t like politics and politicians. Instead of talking about real substantive differences between the candidates, campaigns and candidates stoop to this level of nonsense.

Hey Todd,  if you want to talk about a candidate’s “whereabouts,” please let voters know where you’ll be instead of the statewide televised Republican debate on April 30.

Please, please get back to the real issues. Voters deserve it.

-BZ

‘Sex and the City’ actress announces run for governor of New York

Another celebrity from New York has announced their intention to run for office. However, unlike the last celebrity from the Empire State to run for office, the White House is not in their sights…at least not yet.

Cynthia Nixon, best known for her role as Miranda, on the popular HBO series Sex and the City, is running for governor of New York.

The actress will challenge the current governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, in this year’s Democratic primary.

Check out the ad below:

Nixon certainly puts her Hollywood experience to work in this extremely well made ad. She talks about her children, the growing income disparity between New Yorkers and hits the typical Democratic/progressive hot button issues.

In addition to her ad, Nixon has also launched a campaign website.

While most people won’t have a dog in this fight, this should still be an interesting race to watch.

-BZ

 

The State of the Union, the Democratic response and Tomi Lahren’s idiotic comments

On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union speech. While not being the biggest Trump fan in the world, I by and large enjoyed the nearly hour and half speech.

The President touched on all the major policy areas one would have expected. He talked about the economy, unemployment, taxes, wages, national security, highlighted some of the natural disasters the country faed with last year and how we’re stronger as a nation because of it. He touched on the hot button issue of the day, immigration. There were no real surprises. Unlike his campaign speeches, he stayed on point, and didn’t go off in tangent after tangent. Also, unlike his campaign speeches, he read it off the teleprompter.

But as with anyone with more than two braincells knows, the State of the Union is political theater of the highest accord. I mean, the party of the president giving the speech stands up and applauds 2,000 times throughout the speech.

Then as part of the political theater, the opposing party trots out, who they feel is a rising star in their party, to deliver a response to the State of the Union. This time, the individual the Dems chose was Rep. Joseph Kennedy. Yes, of that Kennedy family.

Kennedy’s speech was really everything you thought it would be – Democratic talking points, meant to draw a sharp contrast between the Republicans and Democrats. Not a terrible speech, but definitely meant for the Democratic base.

However, conservative commentator Tomi Lahren felt the need to make her feelings about Kennedy’s speech known. Did she deliver an articulate, well-thought out response, detailing why Kennedy’s ideas will take our nation in the wrong direction? If you said yes, then you must have no idea of Tomi Lahren’s work.

No, instead she responded by posting a video of herself where she calls Kennedy “a little limp d**k.”

Classy stuff, no doubt.

The Fox News contributor has since apologized for her vulgar and frankly, stupid remarks.

But the questions have to be asked, what could have she been thinking? What could she have been gained for posting this? And why is she always so anger? I mean, her guy is in the White House.

Perhaps this gives her more material for her Final Thoughts segments: Tomi gives us her opinion on the liberal outrage about her conservative outrage about the Democratic response to President Trump’s State of the Union speech.

Keep it classy, Tomi and that’s my final thought.

– BZ

 

 

 

Indiana Senator Donnelly heads to Texas with Schumer

Two to three times a week Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly’s campaign sends out frantic emails about the state of his race.  Generally, these frenzied emails start off quoting some poll showing the race leaning Republican. Continue reading and you soon spot the real reason for the mass mailing, it’s an ask to donate, generously, to the incumbent Democrat’s campaign.

Sure, campaign’s ask for money all the time. They need lots and lots of your money in order to continue…working for you?

But, this past weekend the Indiana Senator, whose campaign openly admits  – several times a week- that the race is leaning Republican, wasn’t in Indiana. Well, was he in Washington D.C.? Nah. But where was he then?

Well, Donnelly was in Texas…raising money...with New York Senator Chuck Schumer.

If you’re wondering what connection Donnelly has to Texas, so are we. Must’ve been that Schumer said “money” and then Donnelly likely sent his RSVP in moments in later.

The optics of this are absolutely terrible. Donnelly likes to position himself as a blue dog, conservative Democrat, but palling around with the liberal Senator from New York, Chuck Schumer is not a good look.

Regardless, Donnelly knows his time in office is coming to a close.

Savor it, Senator!

-BZ

 

CNN has seen better weeks

Anyone who has ever had CNN on for more than five minutes knows they like to call themselves “The most trusted name in news.” Whenever they come back from a commercial break, that extremely familiar audio clip rolls with James Earl Jones spouting CNN’s slogan.

However, after this week that trust level may not quite be what it used to be.

For months upon months Pres. Donald Trump has talked and tweeted about “fake news,” often singling out CNN.  And it was something that his most ardent supporters bought it hook, line and sinker from the beginning. Myself, not always being the biggest fan of the President, remained skeptical and always took it with a grain of salt. Thanks some to some glaringly obvious signs of stupidity this week from “the most trusted name in news,” I’m starting to come around.

CNN’s bad week got off to an early start Sunday when they were so offended and incredibly outraged by a meme President Trump tweeted out.

Now, why was CNN so, so upset about the President’s tweet? They claimed it threatened the lives of reporters and anchors. Ok, I think that’s a stretch, but fine. You have the right to be outraged, if you feel so inclined, but CNN took it one step further.

Instead of just leaving it there, a CNN reporter, Andrew Kaczynski, went after the maker of the meme. Kaczynski and his buddies at CNN reached out to the creator and then for whatever reason, decided to write about his interactions with the meme creator. And this is where things got really, really bad.

The article stated in part:

After posting his apology, “HanA**holeSolo” called CNN’s KFile and confirmed his identity. In the interview, “HanA**holeSolo” sounded nervous about his identity being revealed and asked to not be named out of fear for his personal safety and for the public embarrassment it would bring to him and his family.

CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.

And with the following line, it got even worse.

CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change

Blackmail? A billion dollar-company threatening a private citizen? Not good, but it got even worse. Kacznyski doubled down.

Then another reporter CNN made another inexplainable error online. It had with Chris Cillizza going all fan girl with a video purportedly showing the wife of the President of Poland refusing to shake hands with President Trump.

Problem is that didn’t happen. Instead, it was a video edited to show just that, but not what actually happened.

https://twitter.com/TEN_GOP/status/883076138112872449

But hey, why seek out the facts, right? Why tell the entire story? It’s not that a handshake is even that important, but when you fail to tell the whole story, especially when you continue to call yourself “the most trusted name in news,” there’s a problem.

This all comes after CNN had to retract a story, take it off their website and had three journalists who worked on the story “resign.”

There were also videos released of CNN employees saying some rather unflattering things.

For a news organization, I can’t imagine having a worse week or two than what CNN has experienced.

Maybe CNN should sit the next couple out. Um..here’s an idea for a story you could do: How many scoops of ice cream does Vice President Pence get? Is it one or two? Does he enjoy chocolate, vanilla, or he is really crazy, and prefers strawberry? Get on it!

– BZ

So Sen. Ben Sasse is responsible for words Bill Maher said? Seriously?

According to the left and even some on the right, you’re now responsible for the words that come out of someone else’s mouth.  Seriously.

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse appeared on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday night and at one point during the segment Maher, not Sasse used the n-word.  But before we go any further, let me say that yes, I agree, that the word is ugly and divisive.

https://twitter.com/OperativeCarter/status/870837943656521728

Did you read that, right?  Maher said the racial slur, not the senator. However, that little fact didn’t stop social justice warriors from swooping in and condemning Sen. Sasse for what Maher said.

Just take a look at responses from mental giants on both sides of the political spectrum.

Are you people serious? A comedian says a racial slur, but somehow it’s the guy’s fault who didn’t say the word? Quick! Let’s begin investigating secondhand racial slur use. It apparently exists, according to some of the geniuses on Twitter.

Now,  several on the left have responded in typical fashion, attempting to hold Sasse responsible for someone else’s words and calling for Maher’s job. Really, now surprise there at all. However, several of the above tweets are from people on the right.  Can you guess which ones?

And I would guess a large number of those on the right criticizing Sasse for his appearance on Maher were/are Trump supporters.  Are you really sure you want to go down this road?

Donald Trump actually said this, not someone else.

Is this now the standard? We’re responsible for what another person says? If so, where does it end? Am I responsible for the thoughts I don’t express? Am I charged for something I didn’t buy? Am I charged for a crime I didn’t commit?

For those of you on the left and sadly, even those on of you on the right who are desperately reaching for something here, Sen. Sasse responded in a series of tweets to your stupidity.

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