(Please note the audio on this is bad at the beginning but gets better shortly into the video)
Norm Coleman cheer leads the crowd before a rally for John McCain in Blaine, Minnesota.
Rep. Michele Bachmann goes after Obama for writing his biography twice and then blames Democrats for blocking reform that could have prevented the current financial mess.
She says McCain wanted reform three years ago that would have prevented the economic collapse of the last week.
Bachmann says Obama hired the man who was the head of Fannie Mae the “corrupt organization that backed the mortgages” to head up his VP search committee. But she neglects to mention that Jim Johnson resigned from that position months before Obama picked his Vice President. Continue Reading →
Rarely seen together in public, Minnesota’s Republican Congressional Delegation Senator Norm Coleman, Representative Michele Bachmann and Representative John Kline sit together at the John McCain/ Sarah Palin Rally in Blaine MN. Continue Reading →
The Democratic National Committee today released a web video called “Fundamentally Strong?” highlighting McCain’s out-of-touch claim yesterday that “the fundamentals of the economy are strong” even as Americans watched the stock market plunge and saw their savings and retirement slip away and as two major financial institutions went belly up.
Text MCCAIN: “I want to convince you of my belief and my firm conviction that Americas economy, the fundamentals of it, are strong.” [Town Hall, Chula Vista, CA, 3/24/08] MCCAIN: “So our fundamentals, I still believe, are very strong.” [Town Hall, Round Rock, TX, 2/29/08] MCCAIN: “But the underpinnings of our economy are strong.” Continue Reading →
The DSCC began airing a new television ad in Minnesota featuring Nancy and Claremont Anderson talking about the loss of their son Major Stuart Anderson, who was killed in Iraq. Nancy Anderson states in the ad, If Norm Coleman would have stood up to the President and said this is not a good idea, maybe he would have listened. Continue Reading →
SCRIPTAl Franken: I’m sure you’ve seen Norm Coleman’s ad showing clips of me in some pretty, well, passionate moments. Look, I’m not a politician – I guess I get outraged. And sometimes I’ve gone too far. But my question is: with the price of gas and groceries and health care crushing Minnesota families, and Washington too busy taking care of the special interests to help – why isn’t Norm Coleman outraged? I’m Al Franken, and I approve this message. Continue Reading →
Minnesotans know that Norm Coleman isn’t working for them in Washington. This ad is the latest in our series exploring just who he is working for — and what he’s getting in return.
Communications Director Andy Barr:”Norm Coleman’s already on the hook for his under-the-table ‘arrangement’ with DC insider Jeff Larson. Now we’re finding out about his free luxury fishing trips with Big Oil executives – one of whom was convicted of bribery – paid for by indicted Senator Ted Stevens. The more you know about Norm Coleman’s history with corrupt special interests, the worse it smells. Continue Reading →
John McCain doesn’t recall how many homes he has. Continue Reading →
With Al Franken’s campaign lying about where Norm Coleman lives while working in Washington, the Coleman for Senate campaign today released a new webvideo to show Minnesotans the truth about Norm Coleman’s living arrangements. In Franken’s ad, he misleads Minnesotans by claiming that Senator Coleman rents a million dollar DC townhome for $600 a month. In reality, Senator Coleman rents one bedroom and a bathroom in the basement of the townhouse in question. “Frankly Misleading (Vol. 1.)” gives Minnesotans a virtual tour of the home, showing them that the unit Franken claims belongs to the Senator actually belongs to a family who lives above Senator Coleman. Continue Reading →
“It’s hard to remember now, but before Social Security, nearly half of America’s seniors lived in poverty. After a lifetime of playing by the rules and working hard, there was no guarantee of a secure retirement.”My grandfather, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and a majority of Americans thought that was wrong.”They believed that lifting our seniors out of poverty is a reflection of our nation’s core values.”That’s why my grandfather signed the Social Security act seventy three years ago today. One of the great successes of the 20th Century, today Social Security lifts nearly 13 million seniors and 1.3 million children out of poverty.”Back in 1935, a small minority did not share those values. They opposed the creation of Social Security because they believed that government should not have a role in ensuring a retirement with dignity or helping seniors stay out of poverty. They said, “You’re on your own”.”John McCain agrees with that old way of thinking. Continue Reading →
The Democratic National Committee today launched the first web ad of the Exxon-McCain ’08 campaign. The ad, called “Exxon John,” highlights McCain’s promise of more giveaways for his new friends in Big Oil. Released on the same day activists across the country are participating in an Exxon-McCain ’08 National Day of Action, “Exxon John” is a parody of the “Big John” video released earlier this year by Republican Senator John Cornyn. Last week, the Center for Responsive Politics reported that campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry to Senator McCain are triple the industry’s contributions to Senator Obama. When contributions to the Republican National Committee are included, the McCain campaign has raised more than $2 million from Big Oil, and more than twice as much from the three most recognizable oil companies: Exxon, BP and Chevron. Continue Reading →
With John McCain embarking on a so-called “jobs tour” aimed at hiding his job-killing record, the Democratic National Committee today released a new web video called “Job- Killing John” that highlights his pattern of putting his lobbyist friends ahead of Americas’ workers. The video comes days after the leak of an internal McCain campaign memo that shows McCain will attempt to distort the record by falsely portraying Senator Obama as a “job killing machine.” In reality–from opposing Buy American rules to supporting unfair trade deals that have cost America hundreds of thousands of jobs–John McCain has repeatedly supported policies that outsource American jobs. Now, recent reports show McCain has repeatedly intervened on behalf of his lobbyists friends at the expense of American workers. Last week, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that McCain intervened on behalf of a DHL-Airborne Express merger that now threatens the jobs of more than 8,000 Ohio workers. Continue Reading →
While Americans are sweating out how to make ends meet or pay for a tank of gas, liberals in congress are sweating on the beach. Editor’s note: this ad was financed by the 12th richest person in the world. Details here. Continue Reading →
John McCain a maverick? The John McCain of 2000 wouldn’t even consider voting for the John McCain of 2008. The American people are learning that the John McCain of 2008 represents more of the same failed policies we’ve gotten from George Bush for the past eight years. Senator McCain is clearly in the tank for Exxon and big oil, for keeping our troops stuck in Iraq for decades to come, and for an economic policy that puts tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations above relief for hardworking families. John McCain has changed: he’s taken the low road, leveling false, negative and misleading attacks against Barack Obama. Continue Reading →
TEXT: Who is Pulling the Strings on John McCain’s Energy Plan?MCCAIN: “Now as then, all a windfall profits tax will accomplish is to increase our dependence on foreign oil, and hinder exactly the kind of domestic exploration and production we need.” [McCain Speech to Oil Executives (Houston, TX), 6/17/08]TEXT (over applause): Big Oil: $143 Billion in Profits Over the Last Year [Securities and Exchange Commission, 2007-2008]MCCAIN: “I propose that the federal government suspend all taxes on gasoline now paid by the American people from Memorial Day to Labor Day.” [McCain remarks (Pittsburgh, PA), 4/15/08]TEXT (over applause): 200 Economists: Gas Tax Gimmick Means Even More for Big Oil [CNN, 5/6/08]TEXT: 33 McCain Advisors and Fundraisers Lobbied for Big Oil [Campaign Money Watch, 7/31/08:http://www.campaignmoney.org/files/It...TEXT: Oil Industry Contributes $2 Million to McCain Campaign [Center for Responsive Politics; Washington Post, 7/27/08]TEXT: Big Oil in the White House? We’ve Seen This Show Before.TEXT: John McCain: More of the Same on Energy Continue Reading →
Help us air the funniest ad from the “Obama in 30 Seconds” contest on MTV to remind young folks of the hope that Barack Obama inspires in so many. As Republicans go negative on Obama, we’ll fight back with tactics and ads like this one—we’ll counter their unprincipled smears with humor and hope. Continue Reading →
This is a turning point in our history, and the weight of some very serious issues has gotten pretty heavy. Almost no one knows that more than we do. But, it’s also important every now and then to take a moment to laugh. There’s certainly no shortage of things to chuckle about in our politics and policy debate. That’s why I’d like to introduce you “Oh, McCain” a new short cartoon created by our good friend (and VoteVets.org supporter) Charlie Fink. Continue Reading →
With Republicans, Independents and Democrats alike questioning the increasingly nasty and desperate tone of John McCain’s campaign, the Democratic National Committee today released a web ad called “Desperate Times.” The ad highlights the fact that, despite promising to “wage a respectful campaign,” McCain has resorted to questioning Senator Obama’s patriotism and launching false and misleading attacks that have been widely debunked. His campaign has stooped so low that one of McCain’s former advisors called his most recent ad “childish” and said the campaign’s strategy “diminishes John McCain.” [The Atlantic, 7/30/08]
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“Like so many other promises cast aside in his pursuit of the White House, John McCain’s promise to run a respectful campaign didn’t even make it to his convention,” said DNC spokeswoman Karen Finney. “We all respect John McCain’s service to our country, but he has clearly become an honorable man running a deeply dishonorable campaign. Continue Reading →
The Republican National Committee (RNC) today announced a new Web video, titled “Obama TV Ad In Berlin.” In the aftermath of Obama’s European campaign swing, the Web video provides a parody of what an Obama TV ad in Berlin, Germany might look like, with video commentary from Obama’s international fan base. Continue Reading →
Transformation from hockey arena to GOP Convention floor. Check out the progress from the first week (7/21/08 – 7/25/08). Continue Reading →
Senator McCain once said that if the Iraqis asked us to leave, we would have to leave. Those of us who served agree with that. Senator McCain now either has to back off his refusal to set a plan to leave Iraq, as Prime Minister Maliki requested a number of times in the past week, or tell the American and Iraqi people why he would overrule Iraq’s government and turn our troops into an indefinite occupying force. Those are his only two options. Our new ad makes that clear. Continue Reading →
John McCain’s campaign unveiled a documentary highlighting Barack Obama’s many changing positions on Iraq Continue Reading →
Title: “Obama Chooses Washington Over Our Military”
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There are few votes as important as funding our men and women in uniform. But when our military needed necessary resources, Barack Obama failed to stand up. Obama said that nobody wanted to play chicken with our troops on the ground. But when it came time to act, he voted against critical resources: no to individual body armor, no to helicopters, no to ammunition, no to aircraft. The bill Obama opposed even had funding for veterans’ medical facilities and rehabilitation programs.
And why did he say no? Continue Reading →
Highlighting Norm Coleman’s terrible record on issues important to Minnesotans, the Al Franken for Senate campaign today released this web ad. Titled “A Few More Things,” the ad features … Continue Reading →
TEXT: McCain: Rewriting His Own History On Iraq? Carly Fiorina: “But to say that John McCain was aligned with President Bush on the prosecution of the war in Iraq is to change history.” [Meet the Press, 7/13/08]
TEXT: Oh Really? QUESTION: Are you proud of the work and the leadership of the Commander in Chief in this war? MCCAIN: Yes I am. Continue Reading →
As Norm talks to voters across the state, he just can’t stop himself from saying China is drilling 90 miles off our shores – a claim that even Dick Cheney admitted was a lie. Yet, Norm continues to make the false claim knowing it has been debunked. Continue Reading →