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Obama’s Army Smears A Blue Dog Dem

From an email from the Obama lickspittle slaveys at the (execrable) FireDogLake website:

Big news from Arkansas

Hi Firedoglake Activist,

Arkansas Rep. Mike Ross woke up to some bad news today.

Ross – one of the main people trying to block the public option – claimed that he’s doing so because his constituents doesn’t support a public option. 

Here’s the bad news for Ross: a poll released yesterday by Daily Kos shows Ross’s district supports a public option, 47% to 44%.1 So why doesn’t Mike Ross support a public option?

We want to make sure nearly every Democrat in Mike Ross’s district will see our ad telling Ross to support a public health insurance option – and if he doesn’t, we’ll find someone else who will. 

To do that, we need to raise $78,000 by the end of the week.  We’re very close – we have about $25,000 to go.  Can you chip in $25, 50, or even $100 to push us over the top?

Click here to watch our ad and donate now.

Mike Ross is fighting hard for what the insurance industry and the pharmaceutical industry want.  His "changes" add billions to the cost of health care and hike up insurance premiums — contrary to what he says.

By blocking the public option, Ross is ignoring his voters in order to protect his big-money backers in the medical-industrial complex.

Ross seems to have a history of questionably cozy relationships.  Just today, Politico reported Ross made out like a bandit from the sale of his pharmacy.  Ross pocketed over $1,000,000 from a company that stands to benefit from Ross’s "ideas" on health care reform in just the past year.2

It’s faux Democrats like Mike Ross who are standing in the way of real health reform.  He’d rather pretend he represents the health insurance industry than Arkansan voters who put him in office in the first place.

You can make sure he gets the message: Ross needs to support a public health insurance option, or Arkansan voters will find someone else who will.

We need your help to put our ad on the air.  Please donate now to help us reach our goal.

Click here to donate.

Thanks so much for your help.

Jane Hamsher
FDL Action PAC

1.  Daily Kos, 9/21/09
2.  Politico, 9/22/09

Mind you, this is a Democrat they are attacking.

To do so they are doing using a laughable Daily Kos ‘poll,’ and a highly questionable article about Mr. Ross selling some commercial property to an Arkansa drug store chain.

(An article based upon a very questionable report from the Democrat fatcats Herb and Marion Sandler funded ProPublica organization.)

But any smear in a storm.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Obama’s Army Smears A Blue Dog Dem”

  1. Right of the People says:

    Daily Kos: So comrade, do you support the public option?
    UAW member: Da.

    Imagine that, an elected official actually doing what the people who voted for him wants. What’s next, truth in politics?

    We need to support Mike Ross and others like him (if there are any, God I hope so).

  2. Gladius et Scutum says:

    “his constituents doesn’t support a public option” In the US ( as in ancient Rome) primary education is dispensed at a place called “grammar school” (grammaticus).

    I live in a “blue dog” district, but our dog has declared for Obamacare and the public option. As always, the extreme left has made itself felt all out of proportion to local sentiment. They have people on her staff. She refused to hold townhall meetings, and local papers have pointed out that she is risking her seat. It seems she doesn’t care.

    I don’t know what threats/promises were made, but I do know that the largest employer in her district is one of the pharmaceutical companies that cut a deal with the administration. I wonder if she’ll be on the board of directors come January 2011.

  3. Tater Salad says:

    Barack Obama: The Black Jimmy Carter
    Wednesday, September 23, 2009
    By Ben Shapiro
    Listen to Commentary Podcasts

    On Sept. 16, ex-president Jimmy Carter excoriated opponents of President Barack Obama as racists. “I think people who [attack] Obama have been influenced to a major degree by a belief that he should not be president because he happens to be African-American,” Carter blathered.

    Obama’s spokespeople quickly backed away from Carter’s statements; Obama went so far as to remind David Letterman that he was black before the presidential election, and that the American public had elected him anyway.

    The fact is this: the American public is not racist. In fact, we’re downright evenhanded—we elect incompetents of all color to high office. We don’t just elect Jimmy Carter president—we elect the black Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama.

    Obama resembles Carter in virtually every way. Carter handed over the Panama Canal, built by the United States, to leftist dictator Omar Torrijos; Obama is currently in the process of handing over Honduras to leftist would-be dictator Manuel Zelaya, and he has already kowtowed to Venezuelan leftist dictator Hugo Chavez, Nicaraguan communist dictator Daniel Ortega and Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro.

    Carter hated Israel, and along with his National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, sought to undermine it; Obama, along with covert foreign policy adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, hates Israel and seeks to undermine it. Brzezinski came out this week in favor of American forces shooting down Israeli jets headed to Iran to bomb their nuclear reactors. Obama used the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana as an opportunity to push Israel into concessions to Arab terrorists (his Ramadan message, by contrast, praised the contributions of Islam and pledged America’s “unyielding” support for a Palestinian state).

    Carter surrendered Afghanistan to the Soviets; Obama is on the verge of surrendering Afghanistan to the Taliban.

    Carter pushed for nuclear disarmament. Under his administration, officials at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the U.S. State Department and the White House met with leaders of the disarmament movement. He offered a personal endorsement for SANE, the nation’s leading disarmament organization. Carter even cited a discussion with his 9-year-old daughter, Amy, about nuclear weaponry.

    Obama is no less committed to unilateral U.S. disarmament. He recently surrendered the missile defense shield over Eastern Europe, and he has repeatedly stated that his goal is a “world without nuclear weapons”—a goal that demonstrates naivete bordering on the treasonous (Russia, China, Iran and North Korea will never disarm their weaponry or stop development without some form of coercion).

    Carter inflated the currency dramatically. Under Carter, the inflation rate started at 6.5 percent in 1977 and increased each year, ending at 13.5 percent in 1980. Under Obama, the nation’s monetary supply (bank reserves and currency in circulation) has increased by over 100 percent since September 2008.

    Carter attempted to control private markets through price controls on gas, which naturally caused the famous gas station lines—and he tried to levy price controls on medicine and other consumer prices, too. Obama has nationalized or heavily regulated key industries: the car industry, the student loan industry and much of the nation’s key financial infrastructure.

    Carter wanted to impose a national health insurance system. His plan: regulated minimum health insurance paid for by businesses; public coverage for the poor and elderly; and a public option to sell coverage to the uncovered. Sound familiar? It should. Obama has been pushing a more extreme version of the Carter plan.

    Carter was a racist back in his day. Upon his return to Georgia after serving in the Navy, Carter joined the Sumter County School Board, where he supported segregation. He called his segregationist Lt. Gov. Lester Maddox “the essence of the Democratic Party.”

    When Carter campaigned for governor, he labeled himself a “redneck”—surely a code word in early 1970s Georgia. Obama, too, is a racist—his spiritual mentor was Jeremiah “United States of KKKA” Wright, he surrounds himself with folks like Van “White People Pollute Black Communities” Jones, and he is married to Michelle “I’ve Never Been Proud of My Country” Obama.

    To be sure, there are many ways in which President Obama is even more extreme than Carter. Obama has used the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency) to push his re-election campaign; he has blackmailed private businesses in order to get them to support his proposals; he has threatened political opponents with “diversity” regulation in an attempt to shut them up.

    But in the largest sense, Obama and Carter bear striking and disturbing resemblances. We can only hope they bear one last resemblance: a one-term presidency.

  4. Tater Salad says:

    It is my opinion and I live around the Detroit area is that 60 % of Detroit area voters, maninly UAW do not support the ObamaNation. Next election it also looks as if Senator Levin (D) and Stabenow (D), Michigan will not get re-elected.

  5. proreason says:

    RUSH: “We’ve got a kook! We have a left-wing radical kook who now thinks that he’s president of the world”

  6. Rusty Shackleford says:

    I am deeply curious and deeply disturbed. By what catch phrase; What sound bite; What grabbing thing do the liberals find themselves adhering to? What makes them so god-damned certain that “universal” healthcare is the ultimate thing this nation needs to do to remain a great nation?

    Or is it more parochial than that? Is it the desire and hope for a Heinlein universe where we all walk around naked and all our needs are met by the giant voice? Talk about a stranger in a strange land. I can no more fathom the sentiment to “provide for all the masses” than I can giving my own kidneys to someone that I have none.

    Absurd is an understatement. Unbelievable is accurate, but insufficient.

    While I work in a union myself, it’s more like 98% think the boy is a fetid accumulation of rat droppings while his supporters cling to the notion that “he’s all that and a bag of chips”. Trying to talk facts with them is like trying to tell blue to be red.

    Meanwhile, the liberals CLAIM that conservatives lack the fundamental ability to reason…to observe facts and to adhere to basic rules of life. Naturally, I wonder what the hell they’re talking about. Then they cite “facts” and it becomes obvious that their “version” of the truth is one thing while what they think I think is something else.

    So when I approach the argument with things that I know to be true, without having to cite any references…I get the racist tag applied to me, the red-neck tag, the bible-banger tag…etc.

    Then they soften a bit when I tell them that if a republican was doing it, I would react the same way. Sometimes that statement is cathartic to the (possibly salvagable) liberal but often as not, it is an opportunity to go on the “Bush did it” trail. I sigh and then give up.

    I liken it to the conversation that Bill Cosby talks about with kids and shopping. When you go shopping with mom, you ask for ice cream and she says no…but that doesn’t stop you; you just ask again.

    If the economy was destroyed due to lack of “adult supervision” then, what? “Adult supervision” in the form of a self-serving government is going to fix it?

    I still think, perhaps hope, that Americans will become more wise to the crap coming out of DC. I’m pretty sure their ears pricked up when Pelosi sad some highly questionable things…and then Obama repeatedly having a size 10 mouth…and getting his facts wrong, repeatedly. So even if they don’t admit it outwardly……inwardly they are doubting the boy.

    We say in Texas, never send a boy to do a man’s job…and the same goes for many other places in the nation. Often the nation is slow to realize things…..but once the momentum is gained….it’s pretty hard to stop. The momentum against this government is gaining speed…and even though the people who voted for the boy are sitting quietly so as not to draw attention to themselves, they are in the “self-search” mode and realizing they made a mistake…but they cannot bring themselves 1) to the realization that this clod is not going to set the keel of the nation amidships…..and 2) they cannot tolerate the notion of an uber-conservative in the white house who will take their pot away and who believes abstinence is the most effective birth control. BUT….we elected a Ronald Reagan once…a Harry Truman…a Richard M Nixon….we can find that person…that individual who understands that dollars are hard to come by, that wages belong to the people who earned them, that national defense is not a passe’ fantasy.

    With the radical muslims hating us in every possible way, it is now a more dangerous time than in any of the 40+ years of the cold war. At least then, we could see the enemy and they could see us. Now, we have to adapt to an enemy that is the wind…a wisp….a shadow….a ……..suspicion.

    Carter removed all our intel operatives in the mideast…..Obama wants to naively come over to Al Queda’s house and ask if they can come out and play. He apologizes before he even says hello.

    I do admire the notion that he wants to talk….talk is good….usually. But he is living in a mushroom-filled cave if he thinks that they will come and talk and leave with the notion that “hey…those Americans….they’re not so bad”.

    Their contempt for the boy is every bit as rigid and unwavering as their hatred for the rest of us infidels. They want us dead, dead, dead. Even their “moderate” peoples…they are tolerant of Americans but just like the imagined racism the blacks feel whites have for them…the muslims really DO want all westerners dead.

    This is based on the misconception that they think if we weren’t there, they could have all that westerners do. Unfortunately, their religious leaders left out the part where due to free enterprise and the flexibility to think outside the box, westerners were allowed to exploit electricity, cars, airplanes, etc. What has the middle east invented in the last 100 years that made society better?

    I’m coming up with a big NOTHING.

    So…let’s entertain the notion that a plague has killed off all white people. The blacks and the muslims quickly move in and after all the parties….they get down to living the good life. But nobody knows how to set up a computer network. Nobody knows how to build a car. The blacks who have some sort of work ethic get pissed off at the middle easterners. Fights, skirmishes break out…wars are fought….for some reason they know how to forge metal to make guns. This would go on for decades if not centuries.

    Meanwhile…the infrastructure the infidels built….like water delivery, sewers, electricity, etc…is so poorly managed that it all falls into ruin.

    I realize it paints a biased picture…but I lived in Libya for some time as a kid. The Westerners were always called in when the phones didn’t work or the power lines needed repair…or the roads…etc.

    Have you ever noticed that in the mid east in the photos that when you see a vehicle…is it usually no more than a few years old? The reason for that is once it breaks, they have NO IDEA how to repair it. Thus…it is abandoned and the owner goes and gets another one.

    That is the way they operate.

    So….maybe we’re seeing the next chapter in the saga of the white, upright-walking, government-forming genome. Maybe the destiny is for the hunter-gatherers to take their turn at the helm only to realize they have no concept of it because…dare I say it…of racial memory. Their tribal influences and the way they are “wired” will always bring them to the village/territory mentality.

    Seems to be what they want.

  7. proreason says:

    “What makes them so god-damned certain that “universal” healthcare is the ultimate thing this nation needs ”

    The Obamabots and other libwits are clueless, brainwashed, lemming brain-stuffed with decades of follow-me education, self-esteem classes, and filled with fury at the class-warfare drummed up by their leaders (and half aware of how incompetant they are themselves, but no less angry about that than they are filled with jealousy at those who aren’t incompetant).

    All created by a few thousand cosmically arrogant intellectuals and con artists who themselves are the tools and fools of a few hundred Stalineque Statists, whose only goal is to have everything for themselves, forever.

    The Obama creation is a member of the cosmically arrogant group.

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