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Unlimited money doesn’t necessarily equal substance and originality. Karl Rove’s right wingnut astroturf organization is spamming the Missouri airwaves with another ad attacking Senator Claire McCaskill (D):

The transcript:

First person: We’re paying double for gas.

Second person: More for groceries.

Third person: Our homes are worth less.

Fourth person: More people are out of work.

Fifth person: And it’s a lot harder to save for retirement.

Sixth person: But instead of fixing our economy…

Fourth person: …politicians like Claire McCaskill voted for billions in new taxes.

First person: …and racked up trillions in crushing debt.

Fifth person: Now President Obama wants to continue the reckless spending.

Third person: And he wants to raise taxes even higher.

Sixth person: That costs us more jobs.

Third person: Senator McCaskill…

Fourth person:…no more blank checks.

“…We’re paying double for gas…”

You might want to talk to the big oil corporations about that. You know, the ones with record profits and those lucrative tax breaks that the republican controlled House fights to preserve.

“…Our homes are worth less…”

Really. When did that happen? Oh, yeah, during the previous republican administration, under dubya.

“…More people are out of work…”

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D): and you shall know her by her political enemies, part 2 (July 8, 2011)

From the office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D).

Gee, that chart shows a very different trajectory from the previous republican administration, don’t you think? Or are the republican hacks at Crossroads GPS insinuating that the stimulus wasn’t big enough? Just asking, but hardly probable.

“…And it’s a lot harder to save for retirement…”

Especially when the republicans finish destroying Social Security and Medicare.

“…and racked up trillions in crushing debt…”

….The Bush Tax Cuts Are The Primary Driver Of Federal Budget Deficits Over The Next Decade….

Uh, dubya’s administration did the racking. Big time. Where was Crossroads GPS when that was happening. Oh, right, Karl Rove was helping do that racking.

“…And he wants to raise taxes even higher…”

Yep, on those who have been getting a windfall for the last eleven years. It doesn’t look like anyone in this ad makes more than $250,000.00 a year does it?

CNN/ORC [pdf]

Interviews with 1,009 adult Americans conducted by telephone by ORC International on July 18-20, 2011. The margin of sampling error for results based on the total sample is plus or

minus 3 percentage points.

The sample includes 856 interviews among landline respondents and 153 interviews among cell phone respondents.


24. Now I’m going to read you some of the specific proposals for cutting government spending and increasing taxes that have been suggested as part of the discussions on the debt ceiling. For each one, please tell me whether you favor or oppose that proposal as a way to reduce the amount that the government owes.


Increasing the taxes paid by people who make more than 250 thousand dollars a year

Favor 73% Oppose26%

[emphasis added]

So much for convincing a majority that millionaires and billionaires have it tough.

Gee, they’re running the same ad in Montana:

And Ohio:

And Nebraska:

And Florida:

Fancy that. Heh, leave it to republicans, spam and astroturf.

Though, isn’t the diversity of America inspiring?