David Pearce (r – advocate of automotive deer hunting) and his republican enablers spent so much money on mail against Rex Rector (r – right wingnut) in the August 5th primary that we have to cover the material in multiple posts. Spending close to $150,000.00 in the primary will do that. Previous posts on Pearce’s primary “mail plan”:
David Pearce (r) in the 31st Senate District – the republican money floods in
David Pearce (r) in the 31st Senate District – we’ve got mail!
And Chris Benjamin, the Democrat in the race:
An Interview with Chris Benjamin (D), the candidate in the 31st Senate District
On to all that mail:
That family photo looks so familiar. And the interior fold:
Paid for by:
And his campaign themes are governed by the usual republican wedge issues (after all, he was catering to the right wingnut base in this primary):
Uh, isn’t that a federal issue? David must be confused. That photo with the barbed wire on the interior fold looks like it’s from Arizona, California, New Mexico, or Texas. If there had been snow in the photo we might assume it was Canada! Isn’t David running for office in Missouri? Or is he? I wonder why he picked this issue. Could it be…? No, he couldn’t be pandering, could he?
Uh, David, we keep pointing out that cloning is illegal in Missouri. It’s the height of cynicism, or just plain stupidity, to make this an election issue. I wonder how many people in Johnson County are going to be unpleasantly surprised about your interesting public stand on stem cells? What do you think?
If the United States Supreme Court has decided the issue (see stare decisis), no matter how many people want it to change, it just isn’t going to change. So, this is just flogging an old issue to whip up that base. I don’t know about you, but if I was treated with this kind of condescension and contempt for my intelligence by my state representative I’d be really upset. Oh, wait a minute…
What? Nothing on gays? They must have run out of room on the mail piece.
And to sum it all up:
Uh, “pro life”, doesn’t that mean he’s against the death penalty and war? That’s so un-republican. Oh, wait I get it. It’s not really a typo, he’s only “anti-choice”, but doesn’t want to say so.
That was a slick mailer. He paid a lot of money for those. The republican powers that be also paid a lot of money for slick mailers. The themes are ever so familiar. The look is so uniform. As if there was a unity of purpose bordering on coordination. All produced by Jeff Roe and his friends at Axiom Strategies. Slick. Pricey. And so appropriate for propping up a republican legislative empty suit.
Let’s take a look at more of those “independent” mailers that were sent on David Pearce’s behalf:
I don’t know about you, but that giant hand reminds me of the federal government under dubya these last seven or so years. Uh, you know, republicans. Speaking of the photo of a giant ominous hand hovering over and threatening charming typical single family house, this appears to be quite similar to the photo of the giant ominous hand hovering over and threatening charming typical single family house in the interior fold of Pearce’s paid for mail piece (the first one in this post) above “Stop ‘Eminent Domain’ Abuse”. Coordinate much?
“Eminent domain abuse”? Is that like running a meth lab? Eminent domain. Eminent domain. Didn’t we recently see something about eminent domain. Yeah, right. Coordinate much? Who paid for this?:
Hmmm. Not “David Pearce”. And there’s that tie again:
Ooh, look, here’s another:
Uh, David, in the six years you’ve spent in the Missouri General Assembly, what have you really done about energy policy? Did you create any innovative legislation and work to get it passed? Just asking. And the same people paid for this:
And here’s that tie yet again:
The “independent” mail keeps coming. Yet another piece:
Immigration. Where have we seen that before? Look who paid for it:
Bogus wedge issue that you’ve never lead on while in the General Assembly? Check. Artificial republican organization endorsement, complete with required pseudo-patriotic elephant logo? Check. Tie? For the love humanity and, and any semblance of “independent” expenditure, lose the tie already.
If you look carefully and compare this with Pearce’s big fold out piece (the first one in this post) you’ll notice that there is second, different tie that reappears here. Auugggh! A tie twofer…