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They were great ads until something thought to check whether they were true

by: Eric B.

Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 13:32:39 PM EDT

I can appreciate that Americans for Prosperity really probably thought they could get away with lying to people, considering the contemptible state of our political media. This is a promising development, however.

Eric B. :: They were great ads until something thought to check whether they were true
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And the next thing we'll hear from Julie . . .
 . . . is her sadness that the boys from AFP don't call her anymore.
That or her hat in the ring for Trustee at Lost Overshoe State University.
Of course, I don't personally know that.

She'll be a pub trivia question at this year's Netroots Nation in Detroit

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.

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Except she's back . . . .
Back on TV yesterday and today. While we wait for someone from the News to do the job that's just too hard for television--if only Julie was in a burning paint warehouse, or rescuing kittens from the lake--and ask her if she's being paid, I'll just go on thinking that Land is in even deeper doodoo than it looks.
Can't they find another DeVos to run instead?

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I don't care why they stopped, but if it was because they realized that people were finally watching and were going to call them on their utterly transparent bullsh%t so publically, so be it.  These people only understand force in return.

If you can't appeal to someone's better angels because they don't even have angels, then you appeal to their pain.  You deck them.  Trying to play in-between is self-defeating.  I'm glad Peters raised a stink, because if he'd just fought this conventionally, the News and the others would have let this pass, you can believe it.

Land & Co. are on notice.  You're going to have to do WAY better than this to get into contention.

Of course, they think "WAY better" is inviting Chris Christie to keynote a fundraiser
Land & Co. are an empty shell. Their message is on autopilot, their candidate never dares emerge from the bubble of closed fundraisers and private meetings with friendly groups, and now the impact of the AFP ad buys will start to inevitably fade.

"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity." ~ Harlan Ellison

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Horrible candidate
She is a horrible candidate, despite having state-wide office twice before.  She's either become really rusty, or got by on luck, before.  Actually, I think it's because she doesn't realize that running for federal office is a lot different than running for a state-wide office, and the GOP landscape has changed around her by so much since she was last in office, she probably doesn't even recognize the monsters she helped create anymore.

The party was not at all that subtle with their wish for someone else beside her, but they begrudingly fell behind her when no one else came out of the woodwork.  It's why I kind of have to laugh at Dems who are almost panicked by early polling showing her basically tied with Peters.  In reality, this race isn't close, and the polling is the result of an open seat in which many people still don't know either candidate.  

This thing is going to start to coalesce very quickly, which will show exactly what I'm talking about.  Demographics may not be destiny, but they aren't insignificany, either.  Left-leaning indies are finally starting to pay attention and making their allegiance known.  

Terri Lynn Land name recognition is higher than Peters and she's been spending more money than Peters...and yet she can't pull away.  Now, she's had this disasterous roll-out of what she thought was going to be her key issue: the challenges of the ACA.  Now that Peters is starting to get rolling, watch the polling.  This man will destroy land just like he did in the general to Rocky in Oakland County, and just like he did to Hansen in the general.  A lot of folks are fooled into thinking that Peters is a smiley goofball.  Peters will cut you; he'll stab you in the back and then in the front just to be sure.

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Hansen in the primary*
minor correction

Great Lakes, Great Times.

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The Christie fundraiser attracted protesters
It also attracted a team from WXYZ (ABC 7 in Detroit).  Here's the station's report.

Protests over Chris Christie visit

Crowd gathers in protest of Chris Christie visit in Bloomfield Hills.

Greetings from Detroit, Ground Zero of the post-industrial future!

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The last line is a perfect summary of the GOP mindset
"Channel 7 tried to get a comment from Land and Governor Chris Christie, but were told to leave the property."

That about sums it up -- contempt for the media, fear of facing tough questions, the works.

Also, that was a pretty good turnout for a cold weekday morning.

"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity." ~ Harlan Ellison

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So instead of
detailed lies, they'll go with innuendo and generalities, but they will still be lies.

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