Monday, June 19, 2017

Right Wing PAC makes ad using Scalise shooting to attack progressives who support Jon Ossoff in Georgia runoff election.

Courtesy of Mediaite:  

Ahead of the highly anticipated Tuesday special election in Georgia’s 6th District in which Democrat Jon Ossoff is hoping to end Republicans’ stranglehold on the House seat, a fringe conservative group is running an ad tying Ossoff to the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA). 

No, really. This is not a joke. 

Principled PAC is running an ad called ‘Stop the Violent Left.’ Backed by a small five-figure ad buy, the commercial will run on Fox News Sunday and Monday. 

In the 30-second spot, video footage of Scalise being taken away on a stretcher while a narrator claims that the “unhinged left is endorsing and applauding shooting Republicans.” 

“When will it stop?” the voiceover continues. “It won’t if Jon Ossoff wins on Tuesday, because the same unhinged leftists cheering last week’s shooting are all backing Jon Ossoff. And if he wins. They win.”

I just saw this for the first time on Morning Joe, and almost could not believe my eyes.

According to Morning Joe this ad has been condemned by both sides in the Georgia race, but it is still running on the local Fox News affiliate.

I have to say that it is amazing the changes that have suddenly come over the Right Wing, those who so forcefully touted "2nd Amendment solutions" not to very long ago, now that one of their own has been shot.

It kind of reminds me of a conservative who suddenly supports gay right after their child comes out of the closet.

Hell even Ted Nugent is suddenly calling for civility and claiming that he has turned over a new leaf: 

“At the tender age of 69, my wife has convinced me I just can’t use those harsh terms,” he said on the 77 WABC radio program Thursday. “I cannot and will not and I encourage even my friends, slash, enemies on the left, in the Democrat and liberal world, that we have got to be civil to each other.” 

“I'm not going to engage in that kind of hateful rhetoric anymore.”

Yeah, I am not at all sure I am buying that one Captain Poopy Pants. 

There is a rather stunning amount of hypocrisy in this ad, and in that statement from Nugent.

After all the violent rhetoric has been a feature of the Right Wing for decades now, so to suddenly act the victim and claim that he it's the Left which is filled with homicidal gun wielding maniacs is laughable on its face. 

All one has to do is scan the news to see that aggression toward Muslims, the LGBTQ community, and other minorities continues unabated, and that certainly is NOT being perpetrated by those embracing progressive ideals.

Look I hope that we can move to more civility as well, but part of me is still fairly convinced that once the memory of this shooting fades from memory that Right Wing provocateurs will go right back to using violent imagery and language to push their message.

After all it is deeply ingrained in their damn DNA.


  1. Anonymous8:36 AM

    I donated to Ossoff's campaign all the way from Alaska!!! Screw to counter them every step of the way!

    Beginning with Donald Trump!! Obstruct and IMPEACH!

    1. Anonymous11:12 AM

      If this is a backwoods Georgia area, he still might loose. You know the GOD, GUNS, LIQUOR AND METH crowd will show up on voting day.

  2. Anonymous9:09 AM

    Yes I noticed on every article that trump bots are twisting and turning every article around to them mean o democrats, fakes news, praise trump. OMG what a bunch of lousy actors and criminals. They are brainwashed scientologist. Only they would attempt this wacko trick with their Russian spy school little men and girls. Lousy Actors of the Deplorable enablers of evil corruption and lies. May a thousand (1000) camels fart in their face today.

    1. Simultaneously or successively? -):

  3. Anonymous9:10 AM

    The queen of delusion, derangement and dumb.

  4. Anonymous9:17 AM

    I'm not advocating violence against anyone but if more reichwing republicans were shot there may be more gun laws on the books.

    1. Anonymous10:33 AM

      you mean MORE guns (that is their solution to everything) - they are already calling for MORE guns, and for every congressmen and senator to carry a gun

    2. Anonymous11:24 AM

      All I see is a 'shootum up, bang, bang" in the U.S. Congress. Won't that be interesting? Than we'll see ALL OUT civil war throughout our country to include cops, agents and members of the National Guard.

      I know of citizens throughout our country that are prepared for it, or getting prepared! It's truly a frightening world/country we find ourselves!

      And, all because of Republicans and Donald Trump!

  5. Anonymous9:19 AM

    Georgia GOP Leader: Scalise Shooting Will Win Us Tuesday’s House Election

    A Republican official in Georgia believes his party will win Tuesday’s special election in the state’s 6th Congressional District thanks to last week’s attack on GOP congressmen at a baseball practice in Northern Virginia.

    “I’ll tell you what: I think the shooting is going to win this election for us,” Brad Carver, the party chairman in Georgia’s 11th congressional district, said Saturday, according to The Washington Post.

    Speaking after a get-out-the-vote rally for GOP candidate Karen Handel, Carver suggested that the shooting, carried out by a former volunteer for the Democratic presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), was the latest sign of “left-wing extremism.”

    “[M]oderates and independents in this district are tired of left-wing extremism. I get that there’s extremists on both sides, but we are not seeing them,” said Carver. “We’re seeing absolute resistance to everything [President Donald Trump] does. Moderates and independents out there want to give him a chance. Democrats have never given this president a chance.”

    1. Anonymous9:51 AM

      Democrats and Independents (and Bernie's crowd) need to be very serious about getting out the vote! It is probably more important today than ever before that the Republican candidate does not win!!

      Republicans are deplorable - just check the records of every one of their candidates. They are typically racist and uglier than sin in thought, word and deed!

  6. Anonymous9:27 AM

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  7. Anonymous9:29 AM

    GOP Data Firm Accidentally Leaks Personal Details of Nearly 200 Million American Voters

    1. Anonymous9:48 AM

      NOTHING the GOP does - like this - is EVER an accident! Pay attention Americans! We need them out of office in all levels of our government throughout the country.

      Especially the idiot, Donald Trump!

    2. Anonymous12:43 PM

      The right wing is not exactly known for their internet technology prowess; if there is one field that is still firmly in the hands of progressives it is the tech sector.

      We kind of own those old farts when it comes to all things tech, and truly, it will be their downfall.

  8. Anonymous9:31 AM

    Trump Just Gave Karen Handel The Worst Endorsement Ever Before Georgia’s Special Election

    Donald Trump gave Karen Handel such a terrible endorsement that he didn't leave enough room in his tweet to include her full name. The babbling president whined about Democrats, lied about Obamacare, then had no room to endorse Handel in the Georgia special House election.

  9. Anonymous9:39 AM

    A Disabled Executive: The Special Counsel Investigation and Presidential Immunities

    ...The investigation is beginning to consume the Trump Administration. Most notably, the president seems to have little capacity for managing these pressures. As suggested by his inability to stay off Twitter, he is evidently not one to “compartmentalize” sufficiently to push the inquiry to one side while carrying on regular business. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is barely into his task and so one might ask: what happens when the investigation begins to accelerate and, worse, if indictment becomes a possibility?

    1. Anonymous10:34 AM

      Jay Sekulow’s bizarre debut: Donald Trump picked a lawyer he saw on Fox News and it isn’t going well
      Why is a Christian crusader with little relevant experience suddenly acting as Trump's defense lawyer? Look closer

    2. Anonymous10:43 AM

      Trump’s lawyer’s very bad and contradictory Sunday, annotated

  10. Anonymous9:42 AM

    Democrats Are Shutting Down The Senate As First Step Announced To Block Health Care Bill

    Democrats are standing up, and aren’t going to let Republicans roll their secret health care bill through the legislative process without a fight.

    The message is clear. If Republicans want to get a healthcare bill through the Senate, they are going to have to make the bill public, and hold hearings. Anything less is going to hit a Democratic brick wall.

    1. Anonymous10:41 AM

      GOP considers canceling August recess to salvage agenda

      Alarmed by the stalemate on healthcare reform, lack of progress on tax reform and appropriations bills that are far behind schedule, Republican lawmakers across Congress are increasingly willing to consider canceling the month-long August recess.

    2. Anonymous11:50 AM

      The Senate Has a New Idea to Cut Medicaid That’s Even Crueler Than the House Plan

    3. Anonymous1:05 PM

      I abhor the Republicans in Congress. They are doing zero to help their fellow Americans - especially the poor and minorities. Fuck every one of them and may they meet Satan when their time comes.

  11. Anonymous10:45 AM

    Why Trump Doesn’t Need Fox News Anymore
    Donald Trump has effectively replaced Fox News as the center of information for Republicans.

  12. Anonymous10:58 AM

    A pro-Trump group is using Obama's voice out of context in radio ad for Georgia's special election

    An outside group that supports President Donald Trump is running a radio ad in Atlanta ahead of Georgia's special election Tuesday that takes the voice of former President Barack Obama out of context to make the argument that Democrats take black voters for granted.
    Great America Alliance, a pro-Trump non-profit group that previously ran ads attacking former FBI director James Comey during his testimony, is running an ad that quotes Obama narrating his autobiographical book "Dreams From My Father." The ad, however, does not mention that in the selected passage, Obama is actually quoting someone else who is speaking about the black community and Chicago politics before the early 1980s.

  13. Anonymous11:01 AM

    How Trump Rebranded the First Family

    The president has turned an archaic institution into something worse—an organized racket.

    1. Anonymous11:26 AM

      Kushner looked like a nervous middle school student who was reading his book report in front of the whole class. Let’s just say that Mr. Kushner made a good choice by avoiding the public eye during his time in the White House.

      What is troubling is that this guy is who Trump thinks can lead technology policy, reorganize the federal government, and bring peace to the Middle East. His father in law talked him up in a big way, and what we got was the equivalent of the son in law who gets a call when dad can’t figure out how the TV remote works.

      Jared Kushner looks like he is in way over his head, which appears to be a common trait in the Trump White House. One clip of Kushner, and it easy to see why he pushed for the terrible decision to fire James Comey. Jared Kushner looks like a guy who is way out of his league.

  14. Anonymous11:17 AM

    Like the mafia? Dictatorship? He's anything but democratic! Fuck him and his ilk!

  15. Crystal Sage11:18 AM

    I'm afraid that the ads will be effective and Osoff will lose. The so-called Bernie Coalition is not as strong as its proponents believe and, at this point, it seems to be doing more harm than good. Democrats are not united like the Republicans because Democrats are nit-picking their candidates. Meanwhile, Repubs like even Rubio have fallen in line behind Trump. Forget why they're doing it; they're doing it while the Dems are too busy expecting perfection from their candidates.

  16. Anonymous7:10 AM

    So the republican solution to the shooting is getting more security and be nicer to each other and of course nothing about gun control. HA what a joke.

    Who are the folks smearing their opponents and yelling at their constituents? They are, so let’s see how long this “be nicer” lasts.

    Sorry to say this, but too bad the guy didn’t have an AK47 and they suffered like the children of Sandy Hook.


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