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Georgia Gov Race — Sleaziest Campaign This Year?

Dunno because the Democrats are character-assassinating everyone obstructing their power.  (Saul Alinsky, anyone?)

But I agree with Neil Boortz — Roy Barnes (DEMOCRAT-GA) has reached a new low.

Over the past few days Barnes has engaged in what I think are absolutely the sleaziest campaign advertisements I’ve ever seen.  Roy Barnes is trying to make women in Georgia think that if Nathan Deal is elected governor they might be raped.

Let me try to paint the image in one of Barnes’ TV ads for you.  There’s a mini-van parked in the middle of an empty parking lot … at night.  The lights are flashing and the alarm is sounding.  You get a close-up of the keys still in the door lock.  As the camera pans back you see a broken bag of groceries scattered across the parking lot.  There’s the spilled milk running along the ground.  In the meantime the announcer tells you that Nathan Deal, Barnes’ republican opponent, supported a law that would allow “sleazy lawyers” to question rape victims while representing the man accused with the rape. 

 Now what DOESN’T Barnes’ ad tell you?  Well … let’s see:

  • The U.S. Constitution guarantees to the accused the right to confront all witnesses against him.  That means that an accused rapists’ trial lawyer gets to ask testimony of the rape victim under oath.  Roy Barnes is a trial lawyer.  He knows this.
  • Barnes’ ad is based on work by Nathan Deal to conform the rules of evidence in Georgia with the federal rules of evidence.  This has been done in 42 of the 50 states.
  • Roy Barnes served on the Georgia State Bar Evidence Committee during the time the Georgia rules of evidence were being reviewed and approved the very legislation that he is slamming Deal for supporting. 
  • Roy Barnes was a trial lawyer … he defended criminals.
  • Nathan Deal was a prosecutor .. he put rapists in prison.

This really speaks to the character of Roy Barnes.  Can you stoop much lower than suggesting to Georgia women that they will end up being violently attacked, abducted, raped and .. who knows? … possibly killed if they vote for his opponent?

I’ve known Roy Barnes for years.  He was a guest in my home when he was last Governor.  I didn’t know he had this in him.

Do Democrats stand for anything but their lust for power and ability to demonize their opponents?

Hope & Change, folks!  Welcome to the Age of Liberal Fascism.  Someone should write a book on that!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Protest Obama Visit to San Fran on Thurs

Heh, heh.. I love it.

OBAMA PROTEST INSTRUCTIONS
Thursday, October 21st

Bay Area Patriots
San Francisco Tea Party

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Meet and protest at the corner of Polhemus and Alameda de las Pulgas in Atherton.

Park along Polhemus.

Arrive between 4:00 and 4:30 and we’ll stay until about 7:00 or when it gets dark.

According to the police, we will not be right where the event is because between construction and the area that is federalized, we won’t have any space, wouldn’t be together, wouldn’t be seen, would have big issues parking and departing.  Where we are, we will be seen and get our message out. and will “see some stuff.”

Come prepared for fun.  I have 50 of these T-shirts to give away and about twenty signs that have the same layout as the T-shirts.  Bring your own signs–be creative and stay on message—Obama’s policies are a failure and we’re going to win!

Click Here to Purchase a “Hope you like the Change” T-shirts. 

Please pass on to others and RSVP to sally@bayareapatriots.comcastbiz.net and put “Obama Yes” in the subject heading. 

BREAKING: Ninth Circuit Reimposes DADT, Stays Injunction

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 8:15 pm - October 20, 2010.
Filed under: DADT (Don't Ask, Don't Tell)

Geez, it’s like Shark Week for Gays on the History Channel with all of the DADT developments.

My go-to guy on legal matters — the Law Dork himself — has the scoop at Metro Weekly.

Alex Nicholson also announced the stay at the ‘Beyond Repeal’ event a few minutes ago.

‘Beyond Repeal’ & Servicemembers United

I’m thrilled to write this from a great event being hosted by Servicemembers United.. It is a fundraiser in Miami to support SU’s efforts to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” through the legislative process.

Alex and Jarrod from SU have done more to push through Congressional repeal than probably any other group. They served our country once, and are now devoting their time to make sure many others can serve in the military if they so choose.

The added personal benefit of this event is that it’s being held at the former home of Howard Hughes in Coral Gables, FL. I’m a big Hughes history buff. Woot!

Please read more about Servicemembers United and consider contributing to the cause!!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Why is Barbara Boxer Stonewalling Military Moms?

Over at Big Government, Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King are covering a story which, if it involved Republicans, would not only make the papers in the politicians’ district, but would likely generate national news as well.

You see, there is evidence that my Congressman and my (junior) Senator may have “helped a group of radical antiwar activists cross the Iraqi-Jordanian border in order to deliver aid to families of enemy insurgents” in Fallujah at a time when said insurgents were fighting American troops:

In December 2004, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) and Rep. Henry Waxman (D) [as well as fellow Democratic Reps. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and Raul Grijalva of Arizona] each sent letters of diplomatic courtesy to the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, requesting assistance for members of the radical group Global Exchange and the antiwar group Palisadians for Peace.

The letters, according to a January 4, 2005 article written by Islam Online correspondent Adam Wild Aba, were needed in order to successfully deliver supplies to the Iraqi people. The Pentagon had previously denied the groups access to the embattled region, citing security concerns. Waxman’s letter to Consul General Daniel Goodspeed, dated December 14, 2004, requested assistance on behalf of Palisadians for Peace and Global Exchange as they sought to set up a “peace camp” to benefit Iraqi families. Now, with no clear record of who specifically was given the more than $600,000 in cash and goods that the groups brought into the warzone, concerned families of soldiers killed while fighting in the War on Terror are beginning to ask questions.

Waxman has released his letter, but as Taylor and King report, “Boxer’s Capitol Hill staff is stonewalling a request by military mother Beverly Perlson for a copy of a reported diplomatic letter provided by the California Democrat to the leftwing group Code Pink/Global Exchange in support of the delivery of $600,000 in cash and aid to the ‘other side’ in Fallujah, Iraq in late 2004.

The 28-year Washington veteran should be grateful for a media which looks the other way when she misrepresents her record or ignores serious questions about her service.  Perlson has raised just such a question, one directly related to Mrs. Boxer’s official duties and the career politician gives her the runaround. (more…)

Calling Barney to Account for his Boorish Behavior

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 2:32 pm - October 20, 2010.
Filed under: 2010 Elections

It’s about time.  A columnist at the Boston Globe (other than Jeff Jacoby) calls the unhappy Barney Frank to account for his boorish behavior:

For the last three decades, the political establishments in Boston and Washington have excused Frank’s consistently obnoxious behavior as Barney being Barney. Maybe they’ve done it because he was unique as an openly gay congressman. Maybe it was out of deference for the way he unapologetically and effectively carried the flag for the most liberal of causes. Maybe it was out of fear that he’d train his quick wit and substantial intellect against anyone who happened in his path.

The paper and either ignored or downplayed his abuses of the long-time incumbent’s congressional power:

Congressman Frank has never hesitated to use his power ruthlessly. On one occasion, he threatened bankers with summoning them before his committee and forcing them to reveal their home addresses — which would of course put their spouses and children at the mercy of any kooks that might come along.

Guess that what happens when you face an energetic challenger.  To keep the spotlight on Barney’s record in Washington, support the man who’s calling this career politician to account for his mean-spirited exercise of  authority.

Via JammieWearingFool via Instapundit.

This can’t help Democrats’ Chances to Hold the House

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 12:10 pm - October 20, 2010.
Filed under: Congress (111th),Pelosi Watch

As vote nears, Byron York finds, “Pelosi’s ratings fall to all-time low“:

new Gallup poll finds that Nancy Pelosi’s favorable rating is 29 percent — the lowest it has been since Pelosi became Speaker of the House. Fifty-six percent of those surveyed have an unfavorable view of Pelosi.

She trails among independents where just 21 percent have “a favorable impression of her, while 58 percent have an unfavorable impression”.  She’s even slipping among Democrats.

Pelosi’s ratings are approaching the lows reached by former Speaker Newt Gingrich in his most unpopular days. In April 1997, Gingrich had a 24 percent favorable rating and a 62 percent unfavorable rating. If present trends continue, Pelosi is headed in that direction.

Yeah, but, that trajectory might change with the election results in two weeks.  She just won’t garner as much media attention should Democrats lose the House — nor be an a position to push unpopular legislation.

RElATED:  Glenn Reynolds links this: “More than a dozen House Democrats now want Pelosi out as Speaker.

Our guys & theirs

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 12:00 pm - October 20, 2010.
Filed under: Republican Resolve & Rebuilding

A reader decided to compare and contrast Republican men to their Democratic counterparts:

Click on image for larger version.

But, isn’t that how Obama got elected?

Saturday, at a Democratic fundraiser in Boston, the president said:

People out there are still hurting very badly, and they are still scared. And so part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now, and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time, is because we’re hard-wired not to always think clearly when we’re scared. . . .  And the country is scared, and they have good reason to be.

Um, Mr. President, don’t you remember the polls in 2008 just prior to the market meltdown?  Your opponent John McCain enjoyed a small, but  steady lead in the presidential contest.  And then AIG and Lehman Brothers went belly-up.  We heard warnings of domino effect, of more financial institutions collapsing with repercussions across the economy, leading to another Great Depression.

People panicked.  They were worried about their own financial future and, um, what’s the word, oh, yes, they were scared.  And you, the Democratic standard bearer, took it all in stride, appearing calm, a man who could keep a steady hand on the tiller of state.  The polls shifted in your favor.  Seems a little fear helped rally support for the ostensible outsider, the candidate of the party out of power.

People are a lot less scared now than they were then.  Indeed, Roger Simon says voter “aren’t scared.  They are angry“:

Mad as Hell, in fact.   They are angry at his policies and the way those policies have been rammed down their throats –and they have a right to be.  That’s why citizens — who have never done anything like that before — have organized all over the country and are on the brink of destroying his party at the ballot box.

Roger’s right.  This isn’t about fear, but about anger.  As one candidate put it, “They heard us, and yet they ignored us“.  The governing class just isn’t listening to the governed.

What’s the Matter with California (continued)?

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 3:02 am - October 20, 2010.
Filed under: Big Government Follies,California politics

Take a look at this chart:
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Via Willisms via Instapundit.

So, the second largest state (in terms of population) leads in private sector jobs created while the largest state lead in private sector jobs lost.  Seems California could learn something from Texas.

One thing we do know:  it’s time California try something new instead of turn to politicians who have been around the block a few times.  Please join me in helping out Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina, newcomers to the political scene who know what it takes to keep a private enterprise up and running.

After 4 decades working in government, Barney gives $200K to his own campaign

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 2:47 am - October 20, 2010.
Filed under: 2010 Elections,Mean-spirited leftists

According to the (indispensable) Almanac of American Politics, the closest thing the unhappy Barney Frank has had to a private sector job was when, from 1978-1980, he served as a teaching fellow at the Harvard/JFK School of Government — while serving (simultaneously) in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.  After graduating from Harvard (and abandoning his doctoral work), Barney went to work for Boston’s very well-educated mayor Kevin White, then served as Administrative Assistance for U.S. Rep. Michael Harrington before entering the world of electoral politics himself when he ran from the Massachusetts House.

He has never held a job unrelated to government.

So, where, one blogger asks, “do all of these “public servants” get these vast amounts of personal wealth? Barney, you see, has recently “given his re-election campaign $200,000 as he faces his toughest race in years.”  Also noting that “Frank isn’t a tremendously wealthy guy“, Allahpundit asks, “What on earth are his internal polls showing him to make him cough up 200 grand?”

R.S. McCain doesn’t mince words when he speculates why the self-righteous career politician might be in trouble:

Hey, when a congressman and his heckler boyfriend fly to the Virgin Islands aboard the private jet of a hedge-fund billionaire in the midst of an economic apocalypse the congressman arguably helped cause . . .

Do you really need polls to tell you that might hurt his chances for re-election? Yeah, I know it’s Massachusetts, but the economy’s in a ditch, and Barney’s up there sippin’ on a Slurpee, so to to speak.

Thirty years in Congress, thirty-eight in elective office, over four decades working in government, you think maybe this guy has lost touch how to talk to the people in his district?

If he’s losing favor now, don’t think a cupla hundred grand of his own money will help much.

And you can help the man whose energetic campaign has got Barney on the ropes by clicking here.