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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Five Old White Guys vs. Jay Inslee

Posted by on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 3:38 PM

The Inslee campaign is comparing this new ad from the Republican Governors Association to Clint Eastwood's famous harangue at the Republican National Convention.

"Much like the McKenna campaign itself, the RGA refuses to let the facts get in the way of an angry rant," says Inslee Press Secretary Jaime Smith. "All that's missing from this ad is an empty chair."

One fact that's missing from this ad: The $800 billion "spending bill" it's criticizing brought billions of dollars to Washington State for cleaning up Hanford and removing the Elwha River Dam on the Olympic Peninsula.

 

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Baconcat 1
Your fact is only a small part of why these ads are so aggravatingly out of touch and bewildering. They use the same sort of failed "I am sooooo pissed at this candidate right now" method that got Dino Rossi nowhere while pretending nothing good has happened in WA ever.

If their next ad is "disappointed woman talks over black and white headlines with swooshing red arrows indicating runaway spending" I think someone at the RGA should be slapped.

What can I say, though? McKenna's campaign is claiming he's offering a "new direction" when he's the same wonky AG with a big health law case under his belt that Gregoire was with the same promises to do things differently when compared to the last Gov. Hard to polish that kinda derivative turd.
Posted by Baconcat on September 18, 2012 at 3:55 PM · Report this
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At least it's clear that the GOP knows who their target audience is -- white guys, 65 and over.
Posted by ap on September 18, 2012 at 3:59 PM · Report this
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Note to that scriptwriter: The expression is "out the wazoo", NOT "through the wazoo." Idiot.
Posted by NotYourStrawMan on September 18, 2012 at 4:10 PM · Report this
sperifera 4
Or "up the wazoo", but certainly not through it...
Posted by sperifera on September 18, 2012 at 4:17 PM · Report this
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The Elwha Dam removal has been another boondoggle, or haven't you noticed?
Posted by Justsayin'_68 on September 18, 2012 at 4:32 PM · Report this
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Inslee should respond with a video of support from the High Fiving White Guys.

Hell, Inslee's practically one of them anyway.
Posted by motown philly on September 18, 2012 at 4:33 PM · Report this
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Note to the non-scriptwriter 'NotYourStrawMan': Writing ad copy (or anything other than the scribbles you leave for your imaginary significant other) requires speaking in the language of your audience and sounding genuine. I've heard a number of older friends talk the way they do in the ad. If you ever gave our older people the respect they deserve and paid attention, you might have heard it, too.
Posted by Justsayin'_68 on September 18, 2012 at 4:36 PM · Report this
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@6: I highly approve.
Posted by MLM on September 18, 2012 at 4:37 PM · Report this
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I not only didn't identify with any of those guys, I didn't like them. I particularly didn't like the guy who gestured aggressively with a forkful of food and said "through the wazoo". They all seemed crabby and entitled. They seem to think that starting a small business is risky when the working poor face much more dire economic risks. I just can't identify with any group of adults who meet for breakfast like that. I have to get to work in the morning. Why don't they?
Posted by Charlie Mas on September 18, 2012 at 6:01 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 10
they're hitting inslee for voting for the stimulus THREE YEARS AGO? the one that stopped the economic freefall & consisted mostly of tax cuts?
Posted by Max Solomon on September 18, 2012 at 6:56 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 11
This does nothing to make all of you look good when you hit 65 and you will be there one day. Old is not the problem, idiotic is. And one can find that idiot in the tight firm body of a 30 year old Gay Republican.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on September 18, 2012 at 8:09 PM · Report this
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Hey Eli, any chance you guys can fix Goldy's inaccurate "vacate" headline? Or is that not how you all roll? Thanks!
Posted by hermann on September 18, 2012 at 9:56 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 13
They keep harping on the 800 billion dollar spending bill TO REBUILD our delapidated infrastructure when they spent A TRILLION DOLLARS on Iraq. On Iraq!!! That worthless shit hole that now murders and tortures it's citizens.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on September 19, 2012 at 8:46 AM · Report this
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Why do they have East Coast accents?
Posted by adabsurdum on November 1, 2012 at 6:51 PM · Report this

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