Sex offenders the centerpiece of Benton’s U.S. Senate campaign

You’d think state Republicans might have learned a lesson from their previous clumsy efforts to win political advantage by outrageously accusing Democrats of coddling sex offenders, but not state Sen. Don Benton, who apparently intends to make such a cynical political ploy the strategic centerpiece of his floundering U.S. Senate campaign.

The political ad above, an offensive gesture in itself, takes a disturbingly lighthearted poke at sex crimes, featuring a man collecting donations for “Viagra for Sex Offenders.”

Hah-hah. Funny. You know, unless you or somebody you love has ever been the victim of a sex offender. Or maybe you just find sex offenses no laughing matter. But all that’s really beside the point.

No, the point of the ad is to inform voters that our awful Sen. Murray actually voted against an amendment that would have barred the use of taxpayer money to provide erectile dysfunction medication to convicted sex offenders.

Really?

Well, the amendment in question was little more than a stunt, one of several introduced by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) as part of GOP efforts to stall or kill health care reform. Of course there’s no evidence that taxpayer dollars have ever been used to purchase Viagra for sex offenders, but the Senate needed to pass the reconciliation bill unchanged to avoid sending it back to the House, so Republicans chose to do their worst to monkey-wrench the process by introducing bogus amendments like this one.

As Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) told his colleagues in urging them to vote no on the amendment:

“This is a serious bill. This is a serious debate. The amendment offered by the senator from Oklahoma makes a mockery of the Senate, the debate and the American people. It is not a serious amendment. It is a crass political stunt aimed at making 30-second commercials, not public policy.”

Baucus almost nailed it, but for the fact that Benton’s cynical internet ad runs a tedious 1 minute, 44 seconds.

I suppose Benton’s got to do something to grab attention away from the Rossi Watch, and… well… sex offenders it is. Just remember that the next time Republicans accuse Murray and the DSCC of playing dirty.

Comments

  1. 1

    spews:

    I agree with the Democrats. Sex offenders suffer from an illness, and as such, are victims of a disease not under their control. I also take the side of Democrats in believing that withholding medication (like Viagra) from sexual offenders is denying them of their civil liberties. Republicans, stop demonizing and torturing the mentally ill! They have rights! Being a victim of a disease is not a crime!

  2. 2

    ArtFart spews:

    This would seem to be a pretty good indication that Benton has absolutely nothing else going for him.

    Just like “Troll”…

  3. 3

    rhp6033 spews:

    Lecture Notes, Rhetoric 101 Class:

    Class, see # 1 for a modern-day example of the logical fallacy known as the “straw man”. Originally identified by Greek rhetoriticians as an unsavory tactic when used in debate, it seeks to draw the debate away from the central facts and instead diverts it by misreprenting the statements, beliefs, or character of their opponant, and then spend the remaining debate attacking that misrepresented position.

    The modern definition is as follows:

    “Straw Man”

    A discussion technique used to refute an opposing view by misrepresenting it.
    A straw man is an attempt to create a position that is easy to refute and then attribute that to the other side (or to an opposing view). It is a misrepresentation of the other view, but by misrepresenting the other view and then refuting it the aim of the straw man is to give the impression that the actual position has been refuted.

    Glossery – Definition of Straw Man

    Note that this is often a desperation tactic, used when the preponderance of facts and logic are on the side of the opponant.

    Class dismissed. And don’t forget your reading assignments, and your report on Plato’s Republic is due on Monday!

  4. 5

    Daddy Love spews:

    @1 T

    “Mentally ill” my ass. PRISONERS deserve adequate medical care. And the Viagra thing is a crock and you know it. Find a docuemnted example.

  5. 7

    Michael spews:

    I suppose Benton’s got to do something to grab attention away from the Rossi Watch

    That and the fact that Benton’s a tenther.

  6. 9

    Mad Max spews:

    As Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) told his colleagues in urging them to vote no on the amendment:

    “This is a serious bill. This is a serious debate. … It is a crass political stunt aimed at making 30-second commercials, not public policy.”

    Baucus almost nailed it …

    Almost nailed it? Not it, her. And no almost about it:

    Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, gave a nearly $14,000 pay raise to a female staffer in 2008, at the time he was becoming romantically involved with her, and later that year took her on a taxpayer-funded trip to Southeast Asia and the Middle East, though foreign policy was not her specialty.

    Late last Friday, Baucus acknowledged his relationship with Melodee Hanes, whom he nominated for the job of U.S. attorney in Montana …

    That’s from Politico. Baucus, D-MT, is a Big-D Democrat from Montana who’s giving you your very own Democrat U.S. attorney scandal and who’s giving you an object lesson about the clumsy coddling of a political-sex offender, Max Baucus.

    Be a Baucus U.S. attorney: Even more fun than getting screwed by Alberto Gonzales.

  7. 10

    let's give it up for goldy spews:

    I got a bad dose of troll disease, dem ol’ kozmic cheapskate blues. Feel real bad about being here as a feckless freeloader, so here’s the cure …

    Years ago I gave $$ to my African-American rabbi, Daniel Lapin … dollars that trickled down to Jack Abramoff. Ever since then I been down so long it looks like up. Soul’s hangin’ by a thread. My salvation depends on goldy or Steve asking Lapin to ask Abramoff to give back my money so I can give it to goldy and assuage my liberal guilt.

    Then I can go back to wasting time here with a clear conscience.

  8. 11

    Why did the SEC kill the Lusty Lady? spews:

    Schoolchildren giving up their lunch money to Save Our Lady (SOL) as a historic landmark were dismayed yesterday to learn that top-dog watchdogs at the SEC were buying their buzz from the Inter(course)net instead of from the Lady.

    It was bad enough that Bear Stearns toppled and Lehman crumbled while regulators were keeping regular with the excellent horsesass.com porn bazaar. It was bad enough that the SEC was deep in the WANK until about the day before yesterday when buzzkill Republican Chuck Grassley blew the whistle.

    That was bad enough. But that no SEC dollars generously provided by taxpayers for helping the SEC get off got down to Seattle’s historic Lusty Lady? Even worse.

  9. 12

    Trencher's Farm spews:

    a modern-day example of the logical fallacy known as the “straw man”

    I say it’s a straw dog and I say the hell with it.

    Let that dog sleep.

    And erectile Bob Dole? Let him sleep too.

  10. 14

    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    1.) The politics of this is junvinile stuff, but what can you respect from todays talipublicans?

    2.) What’s the big deal? We let fucking war criminals like George Bush, Dick Cheny, and Henry Kissinger roam freely about, don’t we?

    3.) Unless it’s a condition of parole, and they qualify for medicaid/care then they should get the benefit. But no, for some perpetual punishment is simply not enough.

  11. 17

    proud leftist spews:

    15
    I think Troll is just too limp for Viagra to have any impact on him–he’s limp-dicked, limp-spined, and limp-brained. Viagra is more likely to stiffen Jello than Troll.

  12. 18

    Cheech Rabbit spews:

    your report on Plato’s Republican is due on Monday!

    Typical rhp posbs. Probably meant Plato’s Retreat or GBS’s Republican Voyeur Club.

    Every rhp post makes me miss Roger.

    Where’s old Big Ears when we need him?

    (Answer: Still at Liberally Drunk, waiting for last call.)

    Come back, Rog! We miss you! Help us juke this joint up to @318 instead of the limp-wrist limp-dick @18 that pukebucket leftist left us with.

  13. 19

    Cheech Rabbit spews:

    Maybe Washington’s working stiffs are sick and tired …

    - via Roger, this morning.

    Is that a Viagra joke?

  14. 20

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    A political party that campaigns on stunts like this obviously has nothing of substance to offer voters.

  15. 22

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @9 A Republican complaining about sex scandals is like Gary Ridgeway complaining that women are disappearing in his neighborhood.

  16. 23

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I have to go to the public library to view videos because my POTS line at home won’t handle them. Just watched this Benton ad, and my reaction is, how low can these cocksuckers go? Just when you think politics can’t get any more banal, they come up with something like this.

  17. 24

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @19 I didn’t spot the double entrende. Not a bad catch on your part — whoever you are.

  18. 25

    Farley Mowat spews:

    When a politician like Benton, focuses on a singular issue such as sex,or specifically gay or pedophile sex, they are usually wrapped up in it themselves.

  19. 26

    rhp6033 spews:

    Cheech @ #18: Funny how you block-quote me, but then change the wording from “Plato’s Republic” to “Plato’s Republicans”.

    Anyone who cares to check the prior post can see I actually said “Plato’s Republic”, which is how “The Republic” by Plato is commonly referred to by those who have actually read the book. “The Republic” is the only book on classic Greek political theory which survived the first millinia A.D, which should be of interest to us since we borrowed our republican (small “r”) form of government from Greece.

    Wikipedia article on Plato’s Republic

  20. 27

    slingshot spews:

    This bullshit by the Fucklickans has about run its course. Mitch McConnell’s pathetic kabuki act on the finance reform bill will mark the jumping of the shark, point of diminishing return, IMHO. The jig’s up.

    I just hope they keep their allstar lineup on the field until fall.

  21. 28

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    SLINGSHIT@27,

    You are such a fool. Your preznit Odumba said at Cooper Union:

    Let me close by saying this. I have laid out a set of Wall Street reforms. These are reforms that would put an end to taxpayer bailouts; that would bring complex financial dealings out of the shadows; that would protect consumers; and that would give shareholders more power in the financial system. But let’s face it, we also need reform in Washington. And the debate — the debate over these changes is a perfect example.

    Yet Tim I Don’t Pay Taxes Geithner said to the Washington Post…

    The Senate bill gives the government the authority to wind down the firm with no exposure to the taxpayer. No more bailouts. Instead, we will have a bankruptcy-like regime where equityholders will be wiped out and the assets will be sold.

    Then Tim I Don’t Pay Taxes Geithner told the Jason Blair Times

    If a major institution manages itself to the edge of the abyss we’re able to put them out of their misery, put them through an effective bankruptcy regime, dismember them safely without taxpayers being exposed to a penny of risk of loss.

    How does this happen slingshit? When an institution is too big to fail the Dodd Bill kicks in with the $50 Billion slush find.

    The difference between the Lehman bankruptcy and what the Dodd bill proposes is important to understand. The Dodd bill provides for a $50 billion fund, collected in advance from large financial firms, that will be used for the resolution process. In other words, the creditors of any company that is resolved under the Dodd bill have a chance to be bailed out. That’s what these outside funds are for. But if the creditors are to take most of the losses—as they did in Lehman—a fund isn’t necessary.

    So where does this “slush fund” come from? You really think the banks are funding this? What happens when the $50 Billion runs out? Who is then on hock? So keep drinking the kook aid slingshit. Just like we now know HHS says the health care bill will “cost more” than originally proposed. What? You have to be kidding! (John McEnroe Voice)

    What each person should take from the latest study is that yes, the plan will cost more than we were initially told. The plan is at risk to fail financially and may require a substantial bailout in ten to fifteen years. The plan is also better than what we had in place previously and at least holds the potential to be viable if it is overseen properly.

  22. 29

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    @28 Puddybud 04/23/2010 at 7:27 pm,

    Loved the McEnroe Voice!
    Do you do other impressions?
    Can you do Paul Lynde? Rip Torn?

    Or do you only do tennis players? Can you do a Björn Borg voice?

  23. 30

    Michael spews:

    @28

    So what you’re saying is that you can’t think of a reason for someone to vote for Benton either.

    Yet Tim I Don’t Pay Taxes Geithner said to the Washington Post…
    ****
    Then Tim I Don’t Pay Taxes Geithner told the Jason Blair Times

    Wow, a rich and powerful person that doesn’t pay taxes, imagine that… I’m sure all republican’s all pay taxes…

  24. 31

    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    phutbutter @28: Right out of the Mitch McConnell playbook (you seem to have gotten the Frank Luntz memo), striking in its lack of originality, and petty in its argument.

    Pretty much par for the course, I’d say.

  25. 32

    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    Wingnuts are all on the bandwagon for “no more bailouts”, but when it comes to regulation or actual punishment of bankers (a few of them strung up from lamp posts would be salutary according to the conservative world view, eh?), they wet their pants like little children.

    How does it feel to be shilling for Wall Street, Teabaggers?

  26. 33

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    FartASS,

    Nope didn’t receive the Luntz memo or see any McConnell playbook. Been busy this week, not much posting on HA. Ask the arschloch, he can prove it.
    To further the FartASS whuppin:

    1) Why did the DUMMOCRAPTIC Nat’l Commie immediately buy Google Internet ads to direct web surfers when they type “Goldman Sachs SEC” to Odumba’s fund-raising site?
    2) How many times did the Goldman Sucks CEO visit the whitey house last year while the SEC and Goldman SUCKS were discussing these charges?
    3) How cum Odumba ain’t giving back his Goldman Sucks $994,795 campaign contributions when many Republicans have?
    4) How cum Goldman Sucks partner Gary Gensler is Obama’s Commodity Futures Trading Commission head?
    5) How cum Gary Gensler got away as a high-level Treasury official in 2000 around a law that exempted the $58 trillion credit default swap market from oversight? Isn’t that the issue here FartASS?
    6) Why is Greg Craig, Odumba’s former lawyer, representing Goldman Sucks?
    7) How cum Goldman Sucks had White House Chief of Staph Rahmbo on a $3,000 monthly retainer while he worked as presidential candidate Bill Clinton’s chief fund-raiser?
    8) How cum Rahmbo isn’t returning the nearly $80,000 in campaign contributions he gots from Goldman Sucks?
    9) How cum Geithner’s top deputy former Goldman lobbyist Mark Patterson was made the overseer of the TARP bailout with $10 billion going to Goldman Sucks?
    10) National Economic Council head Larry Summers giving back his speech honorarium of $135,000 he gots from Goldman Sucks for a speech?
    11) How cum former Clinton Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin, a former co-chairman of Goldman Sucks, continues to visit Geithner and the other former Goldman Sucks boyz in da hood in de whitey house?

    Don’t worry everyone FartASS can’t address these facts! That’s cuz he can’t find dese facts on Daily Kooks or Media Morons or the The Pissy Moonbat!s.

    Sumtin else for FartASS, how cum Jon Corzine ex-DUMMOCRAPTIC guvnur of New Jerkme, went back to Wall Street if it SUCKS?

    KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABLAMMOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  27. 35

    righton spews:

    I love the weekly Lloyd Blankfein visitis to the white house; between Goldmand and SEIU, the white house is busy w/ its main funders..

  28. 36

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @33 “3) How cum Odumba ain’t giving back his Goldman Sucks $994,795 campaign contributions when many Republicans have?”

    Why should he? Bush didn’t.

  29. 37

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @33 (continued) Let’s see. Republicans took billions from Wall Street and corporate fatcats, let them run the economy into the ground, and now they’re (allegedly) refusing contributions from Goldman Sachs because they don’t want to be tainted by the crisis their corruption and policies created? What-ev-er.

  30. 40

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    Another Moronic comment from THE DUMB BUNNY

    Why should he? Bush didn’t.Why should he? Bush didn’t.

    Is Bush running de whitey house? NOPE you DOPE!

  31. 41

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    To THE DUMB BUNNY,

    Alexi Giannoulias, running for the tainted Illinois Odumba senate seat and the Harry Reid Senate Regime attacked Republican candidate Mark Kirk over a piddly $20,000 Goldman Sucks gave Kirk. Kirk gave it back. We are seeing how Giannoulias is running away from his failed family bank (it closed yesterday) and even the Jayson Blair Times is finally interested.

    “The Tribune reported this month that the $1.15 billion-asset bank, founded in 1979, lent a pair of Chicago crime figures about $20 million during a 14-month period when Giannoulias was a senior loan officer.” Now that’s interesting…

  32. 42

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    @35 I’d rather see SEIU at the White House than Enron at the White House.

    Bill Clinton disagreed with THE DUMB BUNNY. Enron liked Bill Clinton. Ask the arschloch for the previous post THE DUMB BUNNY. In fact ask him how much US Taxpayers paid when the Indonesian Power Deal defaulted when Suharto was overthrown during Clinton’s tenure.

  33. 43

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    Let’s see. Republicans took billions from Wall Street and corporate fatcats

    And the DUMMOCRAPTS didn’t THE DUMB BUNNY? Why did Clinton and Obumba hire Goldman Sucks peeps for treasury jobs? Why did Odumba break his no hiring of lobbyist promise and hire a Goldman Sucks lobbyist to be under Timmy I Don’t Pay Taxes Geithner at Treasury?

    Sucks to be your brain THE DUMB BUNNY!

  34. 44

    righton spews:

    roger at 38
    the worst part about obama’s parade of insiders, favor seekers is that he hoodwinked the public into thinking he’d be different…he’d “change” things.

    looks like his only change was an increased level of opportuism and sweetheart deals

    ps, i’m still waiting to see his college transcripts

  35. 45

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    Gotta love progressive DUMMOCRAPTS in action. Puddy loves the reminder of the Hitler Moustache, LaRouche DUMMOCRAPTS!

    Mrs Puddy’s girlfriend’s daughter attends university in Alabama. Both were over the PuddyCastle visiting Mrs Puddy during her spring break. The Obama Joker and Obama Hitler posters came up in conversation. Puddy directed her to the TRUTH by URL… Puddy showed her the DUMMOCRAPTS who created the caricatures. Her jaw hit the floor when she realized her friends we ignorant DUMMOCRAPTS. Her friends drank the kook-aid put forth by the DUMMOCRAPT media saying the signs were from pre-Tea Party peeps. Now she’s been educated with TRUTH!

  36. 46

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    OMG… This is so funny

    Pfeiffer tells Allen the message that the Obama administration is trying to “drive” that morning ­— “drive” being the action verb of choice around the male-dominated culture of Politico, a three-year-old publication, of which the oft-stated goal is to become as central to political addicts as ESPN is to sports junkies. “Drive” is a stand-in for the stodgier verb “influence.” If, say, David S. Broder and R. W. Apple Jr. were said to “influence the political discourse” through The Washington Post and The New York Times in the last decades of the 20th century, Politico wants to “drive the conversation” in the new-media landscape of the 21st. It wants to “win” every news cycle by being first with a morsel of information, whether or not the morsel proves relevant, or even correct, in the long run — and whether the long run proves to be measured in days, hours or minutes.” Emphasis Puddy!

    Yet when Bush worked with Conservative Black Commentator Armstrong Williams to promote No Child Left Behind, you DUMMOCRAPTS went ballistic…

    “The liberal elite despise black conservatives. I am a conservative who does not know his place. If I were white, they wouldn’t care.” – Armstrong Williams

  37. 47

    Steve spews:

    I can understand why Puddy would want to steer the conversation away from the topic, the hypocricy of Republicans whining about sex offenders, the vast majority of whom are, heh, Republicans.

  38. 49

    Steve spews:

    Remind us, wingnuts, just what was it that Republican Richard Curtis did to become so notorious? heh-

  39. 51

    Steve spews:

    heh- Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll. Help me out here, wingnuts, what’s the trend here?

    4/24/2010 -9

    4/23/2010 -8

    4/22/2010 -10

    4/21/2010 -10

    4/20/2010 -10

    4/19/2010 -11

    4/18/2010 -15

    4/17/2010 -17

    Say, where’s the KLOWN these days? heh- Live by Rasmussen, die by Rasmussen.

  40. 52

    spews:

    “Pfeiffer tells Allen the message that the Obama administration is trying to “drive” that morning ­”

    Your emphasis?? Here’s my emphasis:

    In January 2005, USA Today reported that documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that Williams had been paid $240,000 to promote the controversial No Child Left Behind Act. USA Today claimed Williams was hired “to promote the law on his nationally syndicated television show and to urge other black journalists to do the same”.[8]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Williams

    Ka-ching! Show me the money! FIEND!

  41. 53

    spews:

    And..

    But Pfeiffer is likely Allen’s main point of contact, the one who most often helps him arrive at a “West Wing Mindmeld,” as Playbook calls it, which is essentially a pro-Obama take on that day’s news. (Allen gets a similar fill from Republicans, which he also disseminates in Playbook.)

    From the same nytimes piece..Conveniently left that out..

    Too funny indeed..

  42. 54

    spews:

    Puddy loves the reminder of the Hitler Moustache

    And you can get it all from dandy Andy Breitbart’s right wing bullshit:

    As I walk into the gathering crowd, I notice that all the signs are polite, intelligent. No swastikas! Well, there was one poster of Obama with a Hitler mustache that was quickly taken down, but that poster seems appropriate since the two have so many similar qualities; the most recent being Obama purposefully stirring up racial conflict with the Gates-Crowley affair. Hitler did that…stirred up racial conflict. Obama’s current attitude toward Israel is in question. Hitler did not support Jews. Obama is forming a volunteer/mandatory Youth Army. Hitler did that. Obama is trying to have government control everything, the media, cars, banks, houses, health. Hitler did that. Obama appointed 44 people (czars) that we didn’t get to vote for. Hitler did that. Obama started a Snitch Program. Hitler did that. Obama wants the government to control who dies and when they die. Hitler did that. So did Stalin, Lenin and Castro.

    http://bighollywood.breitbart......ont-lines/

  43. 55

    Vince with Slap-Chop spews:

    back to the sex offenders thing..why arent they just executed? Especially the violent repeat offenders…the only medication they need is a .45 to the back of the head.

  44. 56

    spews:

    why arent they just executed? Especially the violent repeat offenders…the only medication they need is a .45 to the back of the head.

    A little thing in the Constitution, the law of the land, called due process.. Read up on it. If you can read.

    If it was good enough for that Republican Ted Bundy, who was executed eventually, it should be good enough for anyone else.

    Coward why do you hate America?

  45. 57

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    Ahhh the arschloch appears and there’s nothing posted.

    LaRouche DUMMOCRAPTS created the posters. Go back to your vaulted database and review your evidence fool! The TV networks posted it last year. You have them in your “database”!

  46. 58

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    I can understand why Puddy would want to steer the conversation away from the topic,

    Steve, the topic was changed earlier than Puddy did. Of course your neurotic self misses that!

  47. 59

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    Are you really asserting that Larouche supporters are Democrats, Pud?

    YEP!

  48. 60

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    Ka ching arschloch?

    The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 [1][2] (often abbreviated in print as NCLB and sometimes shortened in pronunciation to “nicklebee”)[3] is a United States Act of Congress that was originally proposed by the administration of President George W. Bush immediately after taking office.[4] The bill, shepherded through the Senate by Senator Ted Kennedy, one of the bill’s sponsors, received overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress.[5] The House of Representatives passed the bill on May 23, 2001 (voting 384-45),[6] and United States Senate passed it on June 14, 2001 (voting 91-8).[7] President Bush signed it into law on January 8, 2002.

    From Wikipedia arschloch. What Armstrong Williams was doing was getting blacks in the reservation to go with the bill arschloch. Ted Kennedy was a bill sponsor fool. This is lost on the arschloch like most facts of life.

    Keep being an arschloch. It’s your calling in life fool!

  49. 61

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    K:

    Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche, Jr. (pronounced /ləˈruːʃ/; born September 8, 1922) is an American self-styled economist, political activist, and the founder of several political organizations known collectively as the LaRouche movement. He has been a perennial candidate for President of the United States, having run in eight elections since 1976, once as a U.S. Labor Party candidate and seven times as a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination.

    From WikiPedia, the leftist web site.

    In 2009, during discussion of U.S. health care reform, LaRouche said he supported a single-payer health care policy, as opposed to the plan proposed by President Barack Obama. LaRouche compared Obama to Adolf Hitler, and the proposed health-insurance reform to Hitler’s Action T4 euthanasia program.[160] He said Americans must “quickly and suddenly change the behavior of this president … for no lesser reason than that your sister might not end up in somebody’s gas oven.”[161] The movement printed pamphlets showing Obama and Hitler laughing together, and posters of Obama wearing a Hitler-style mustache.[162] In Seattle, police were called twice in response to people threatening to tear the posters apart, or to assault the LaRouche supporters holding them.[163] During one widely reported public meeting, Congressman Barney Frank referred to the posters as “vile, contemptible nonsense.”[164]

    Now who supports a single payer plan. Bart Stupak does. Nancy Pelosi does. Nuff SAID Sucka! Thems your peeps K. Progressive libtardos running amok! One DUMMOCRAPT showing another in their “true” light!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  50. 62

    Michael spews:

    @44

    the worst part about obama’s parade of insiders, favor seekers is that he hoodwinked the public into thinking he’d be different…he’d “change” things.

    If you look at the laws that have been changed, are changing, and the work that’s been done (like actually regulating things instead of looking at internet porn on the job) by the the Obama Admin. they’ve done quite a bit of work in the last year.

    The fat cats run the world, the Obama Admin. can’t change that. But, they can make them behave a little more responsibly, which is happening. I’d like to see more being done, but I’ll take what I can get. This is a sea change between what went on under Bush and Co. and what would have gone on under McCain/Palin.

  51. 64

    Vince with Slap-Chop spews:

    @56…hey dipshit, I am talking about punishment – you know, that silly thing AFTER someone has had due process and is still found guilty.

    fuck face learn how to comprehend…

  52. 65

    Vince with Slap-Chop spews:

    @56…also figures that YLB would want to go lenient on sex offenders…I wonder why that is..hmmmm…..

  53. 66

    czechsaaz spews:

    Selective memory Puddy is at it again. Whenever he brings up LaRouche, he omits a few things.

    What he ignores from the same source quoted @ 61:

    From the autumn of 1979, with the disbanding of the U.S. Labor Party, the LaRouche movement conducted most of its U.S. electoral activities within the framework of the National Democratic Policy Committee, a political action committee whose name drew complaints from the Democratic National Committee. Democratic leaders refused to recognize LaRouche as a party member, or to seat the few delegates he received in his seven primary campaigns as a Democrat.[70]

    and more…

    In the 1996 Democratic presidential primaries, LaRouche received enough votes in Louisiana and Virginia to get one delegate from each state. However, before the primaries began the Democratic National Committee chair, Donald Fowler, had determined that LaRouche was not a “bona fide Democrat” because of his “expressed political beliefs … which are explicitly racist and anti-Semitic,” and because of his “past activities including exploitation of and defrauding contributors and voters.” Fowler instructed state parties to disregard votes for LaRouche.[124][125] LaRouche sued in federal court, claiming a violation of the Voting Rights Act. After losing in the district court, the case was appealed to the First District Court of Appeals, which upheld the lower court’s decision.[126]

    So silly Puddy, make the claim all you want. Not only does the Democratic party disavow LaRouche’s candidacies and claims to party membership, they have the force of court order behind his expulsion.

    This has been covered. (“Puddy didn’t cover it. czechsaid put it up before. I don’t have the record, ask the connard to look it up for you. I never said LaRouche didn’t not fool claim to not be a Democrat. He said it not me. What does the party have to say about who is and isn’t a member. Puddy didn’t make that claim. Mike Rogers! Fool!”)

  54. 67

    spews:

    Heh. That most moronic of fools, Stupes, thinks LaRouche is a Democrat.

    LaRouche is a KOOK fiend.. No Democrat in his right mind would welcome a nutcase cult leader like that into the party.

    Shit, even the Republicans rejected David Duke.

    Almost the same freaking thing..

    This stupidity has to beat all…

  55. 69

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    The arschloch, IGNORED.

    Checksez, The Party leaders rejected LaRouche? If you remember it was you peeps who claimed the Obama Hitler and Obama Joker posters were from Teabaggers. Butt, once again Puddy has to provide the truth because the arschloch won’t come clean. He’s just a dirty porn lover!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  56. 71

    czechsaaz spews:

    Puddy brought the original post (from an amateurishly designed right wing blog”)

    “Last Friday, Frank Beckmann on his show broadcast on WJR 760 AM interviewed an eyewitness that said not only were union thugs let in through a side door before anyone else was let into the venue, but that he clearly saw from his vantage point that very Obama as Hitler poster in that back hallway after the union thugs took their seats.”

    Hmmm…proof? People let in early were “Union Thugs.” Couldn’t possibly have been an AV crew testing mics? Campaign support staffers maybe? Did he see one of the “Thugs” holding the poster? Did anyone else see the poster in the back hallway except this unnamed “eyewitness.” Did this “eyewitness” physically see the moment of arrival of the poster? No chance someone on security confiscated it tossed in the back?

    Your threshold for belief and evidence is SHOCKINGLY low. (“BAAAAAAAA. I heard it and it fits my worldview. I unquestionably accept as fact. I am your willing sycophant.”)

    But back to the issue at hand, nice dodge BTW, are you still sticking to your story that LaRouche is a Democrat?

    (“I didn’t change, fool! You linked to proof of something I never said. You peeps need to recognize that I came clean about refuting something czechsaid never pointed out. It’s you dummycrapts that can’t see the not denying of fact that Puddy never didn’t do. That’s not changing the subject, connard! That’s just using a totally separate topic to prove my point. Mike Rogers! KaBlammmo!”)

  57. 72

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    Good try checksez… Did you think Puddy wouldn’t notice you had nothing to say about Odumba Joker creator? You and you pathetic attempts at debate!

    Butt, you decidedly left this out…

    A couple that were at Dingals TH meeting said there was a black man outside with a sign comparing Obama the Adolf Hitler. After the meeting ended and when everyone was leaving this same man was handing out Dingal campaign flyers.

    Now why did checksez do that? Because he knew if he included this it would destroy his pathetically weak argument.

    Even on Daily Kooks…

    The event was held at the Romulus Athletic Center which sits at the end of one of the runways of Detroit Metro Airport. As we neared the venue a half hour before it was scheduled to start, it was clear that the turnout was HUGE. Before I had even parked the car, I saw a young African American guy carrying a 5-foot tall picture of President Obama with a Hitler mustache.

    This is the same dude checksez.

    Of course you can’t tread water with that weak argument!

    Puddy likes the copy and poach at the end of your posts now. Well you are a simpleton!

    No sale. These are your peeps.

  58. 73

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    Puddy notices how checksez has nuthing to say about #33. Facts always expose the soft underbelly of progressive morons like checksez!

    And checksez, you and your peeps use leftwing whackamole sites everyday. Again no sale!

  59. 74

    spews:

    LMAO!!!

    I just presented evidence that the Prince of the Teabaggers, Breitbart, publishes that Obama is Hilter nonsense..

    That they had to force another teabagger to take down a sign. And yet they still kept on making comparisons…

    You morons eat that shit up.. You’re so batshit insane you’re waist deep in your own feces..

    You fiends make me laugh!

  60. 75

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    arschloch,

    Puddy showed who created the signs. It was your peeps. Too bad that’s lost on your silly ASS!

  61. 76

    czechsaaz spews:

    Puddy opens his sophomoric mouth @72

    Actually, I shouldn’t have assumed that you’d get the point about unsourced eyewitness testimony. One couple, attested to ONLY by a poster at Freerepublic in THIRD HAND sourcing, maybe (maybe because you have to believe the anonymous poster at freerepublic is accurate and truthful to point to this as proof) claimed to see a black man holding a sign and later maybe claimed that the exact same black man handed out fliers. That’s your proof. Did anyone ask the maybe existing couple what distinguished the second man that they are sure it’s the same guy? So, as noted by Koz, an African American was seen with a sign (as was a white woman in the photographs on your link, hmmm, no mention of her? Well I’m assuming it’s a woman. She’s got on a pink shirt and carrying a purse and her shoes aren’t nearly stylish enough to be one of the gays we lefties all love.) and later an African American was seen handing out fliers….maybe. You’ve done it Pudwacker! You’ve cracked the code. They were both BLACK so they HAVE to be the same person. But you know us white foks. All those black people look the same. Coundown to Puddy misinterpreting the snark and calling me a racist in 5..4..3..

    Why no photos handing out fliers? Why base your “proof” on the recollections of unnamed “eyewitnesses?” If it were true, wouldn’t more than one unidentified couple have noticed? And given the frenzy your tea-bagging blogs are on this wouldn’t just a few other event attendees be not hard to find that could corroborate this “evidence?” And again, all this “proof” rests on a single anonymous poster at freerepublic. (not just BAAAAAAAAAAAAA but willfully stupid.)

    Now aren’t you glad you called me out on that one?

    And speaking of changing the subject…

    So in response to my question, “Do you still claim that LaRouche is a Democrat?”, you characteristically shift gears. (“hey checksaid. I won’t answer your SPECIFIC beat-down of my one post until you debate every single bit of lunacy I’ve ever posted on HA. Fool! Ask klootzak to look up all my posts.”)

    I’ve mentioned this before. I don’t read every comment on HA or hang on your every word. Hell, if I go offline for a few days I don’t even read the posts on most sites I enjoy let alone the comments. I have better things to do. Go Sharks!

  62. 77

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    Yep checksez, LaRouche is a DUMMOCRAPT. Puddy answered that above when K asked it fool! Did he run as a Republican? In the Wikipedia article he attacked someone who turned on him and supported GW Bush. You try to stretch the truth with swill. Puddy didn’t post anything from Free Republic. Puddy went to Daily Kooks! Regarding proof, even Kooks saw the same person.

    The rest of your post is worthless garbage!

    Nuff SAID Sucka!

  63. 78

    czechsaaz spews:

    Sharks win!!!

    So Puddy…Didn’t read your link @70, eh? (For some reason I toss in Canadianisms after watching hockey.)

    “Here is one account that was posted Monday over at FreeRepublic:

    A couple that were at Dingals TH meeting said there was a black man outside with a sign comparing Obama the Adolf Hitler. After the meeting ended and when everyone was leaving this same man was handing out Dingal campaign flyers.” (Directly cut and pasted! Remember quoting the second bit? Didn’t know where it came from, eh?)

    Try to keep up with me. And see @66 about the Democratic party tossing LaRouche out. Still want to claim LaRouche is a Democrat?

    Aboat 0-3 tonight, sorey Pudwacker!!!

    But thanks for going with the “I didn’t post anything from Free Republic.” You didn’t have to. You cited a Free Republic commenter as “proof.” (That noise you hear is me giggling like a little girl at you.)

  64. 79

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    Once again good old checksez grasps for straws as he is sinking from that treading water accident he had above.

    Again checksez, where did Puddy place a link from Free Republic… Puddy went to Daily Kooks. So Puddy quotes HuffPo fools who post on Daily Kooks. Puddy quoted arcxix who posted on Daily Kooks. He posted the Trigg Palin is Bristol’s Baby and Markos took it down.

    Some commenter writes:

    Uh, where’s the proof the guy is a Dingell supporter? A post at Free Republic and someone that called into a radio show?

    And you run with it. LMBBAO! LMVBBAO! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Absurdium ad nauseum! You take the mundane and elevate it to the stupid level!

    The Prosecution Rests Your Honor.

    NEXT!

  65. 80

    righton spews:

    62–i’m talking about the hypocrisy of Obama telling us point blank he’d have open meetings, transparancy; look where we ended; health care bill in secret, now Blankfein hangs out at the whit house, obama won’t release his college records….

    the whole thing is a crock; you all believe he’d be open and transparant; instead he’s the worst of Chicago

  66. 81

    Michael spews:

    @80

    I think you’re looking for a conspiracy and when people go looking for such things the generally find them. Obama’s far from perfect on openness; I wish he was doing better than he is, but he’s miles better than Bush and Co. were or what McCain/Palin would be.

  67. 82

    proud leftist spews:

    I thought Puddy had left us. I prayed he would be forgiven his nonsense when he met his God. Now, he is back. Damn. Does anyone translate Puddyese around here?

  68. 83

    spews:

    obama won’t release his college records….

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!! OBAMA won’t release his records for Matt Sludge Report! WAAAAAHH.. Won’t release them for the Murdoch Newspapers. WAAAAHHH…

  69. 84

    proud leftist spews:

    83
    Will their whining never cease? What in the fuck would Obama’s college records have to do with his ability to be president (oh, and, by the way, will Sarah Palin release hers?)?

  70. 85

    czechsaaz spews:

    Oh for fuck’s sake Puddy. You don’t deserve my disdain. (strong language really is called for here.)

    Are you really saying that quoting, word for word, the rantings of a free republic comment that has NO OTHER source on the interwebs means it didn’t originate from Free Republic because you linked to a different site that quoted from Free Republic? (let the record show that Puddy used the quote in @72.) And because you quoted from a Kos contributor as well facts not in dispute (there was a black man holding a sign) that means you didn’t quote the rantings of a free republic comment that has NO OTHER source on the interwebs except Free Republic?

    Are you HONESTLY that fucking stupid?

    (Let the record show that I believe that’s the first time I’ve dropped an f-bomb on any public forum.)

  71. 86

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    Yes, checksez, in all honesty, you are the FUCKING STUPID ONE. So what it was cross posted at Free Republic. Does it make it less true? They guy was handing out Dingell paraphernalia and you can’t deal with it. Sure does suck being you fool!

    Puddy thinks it’s quite interesting you skip over the Obama Joker poster creator being a DUMMOCRAPT and post #33. Glad you finally accept them as being truth. Again, the arschloch has this in his personal copy of the HA blog and won’t fess up. This is why Puddy tells the world the arschloch is as useless as tits on a bull, lover of porn with that brown left eye!

    Progressives being shown who they are in truth sucks so checksez skips over them to try and attack Puddy over the Obama Hitler which is known to be a LaRouche and Dingell jockstrap action.

    Even the LaRouche peeps take credit for the Dingell visit…

    “In Romulus, Mich., where the official unemployment rate is 17%, but, in reality, is closer to double that figure, 1,000 citizens turned out to confront the formerly popular Rep. John Dingell (D), who has served in the House since 1955. When LaRouche PAC organizers held up a large poster, depicting President Obama with a Hitler moustache, and the words “I’ve Changed,” the crowd went wild with approval, taking pictures and videos, and backing down police, who attempted to escort the organizers outside the room where the event was being held, which was only large enough to seat 150-200 people.

    When a man in a wheelchair disrupted Dingell’s talk, accusing him of backing a policy that would kill his son, who suffered from cerebral palsy, the police pulled him out of the room. That incident was videotaped, and has been posted on the Internet, where millions have seen it. Major news outlets, like CNN, NBC, and the Wall Street Journal, have featured the Obama-with-Hitler-moustache posted in their headline news coverage of the revolt.”

    It really sucks to be you checksez! Honestly, you are STUPID! You can lead checksez to the truth but he’ll rear up and sit on his HorsesASS trying to ignore it!

  72. 87

    righton spews:

    84, college records…it defies common sense to understand why he won’t. I would gladly open mine up, if hes so open, transparent, smart, surely its a no brainer to show us all the A’s he got.

  73. 88

    Puddybud sez, Ask the arschloch for his home HA database spews:

    Proud Goatist,

    Puddy busy again so posting will be on a as needed basis. This was as needed. Checksez is as dumb as they come… like the arschloch!

  74. 89

    czechsaaz spews:

    An in one fell swoop Puddy proves his ignorance.

    Back up to @76. It wasn’t just “cross-posted,” it is the original source.You really DO believe that the uncorroborated assertion of a single Freeper comment is “proof.” Mega-stupid.

    You really DO believe LaRouche, and his followers, are Democrats. Colossal stupid.

    And quoting LaRouche blog that doesn’t assert your claim that the man carrying the sign was also distributing fliers backs up your point? Vast amounts of stupidity.

    You can keep swinging Pud, but the sun is out and I plan to go outside for the day.

  75. 90

    correctnotright spews:

    Notice how Puddy calls anyone who disagrees with his third grade posts dumb or stupid.

    Notice how Puddy posts long pieces that make no sense.

    Notice how Puddy uses innuendo to imply that all democrats are corrupt, but ignores all republican corruption and excuses away the racism and corruption of the republicans.

    Notice how Puddy changes the topic when republicans support Wall street and oppose reform. Notice how Puddy posts nothing of substance on the Wall street reforms- because he can’t.

    Puddy was trying to argue the other day that Obama opposed the Wall Street reform…hahaha, another pathetically frail attempt to cover for republicans being in the pocket of Wall Street.

    Excuses, evasions, innuendo and false sources…yup, is that all you have Puddy?

    Jesus would be ashamed of you and your lack of honesty. either you truly beleive the crap you put out (and therefore are incredibly naive and ignorant) OR you know you are lying and do it deliberately.

    which is it?

  76. 91

    Steve spews:

    “Yep checksez, LaRouche is a DUMMOCRAPT.”

    Indeed, he’s in the Alan Greenspan wing of the Democratic party, along with Hitler, Stalin Pol Pot, Mussolini and Genghis Kahn.

  77. 92

    Steve spews:

    @82 “Does anyone translate Puddyese around here?”

    Darryl has a Puddy decoder ring you might try borrowing.

  78. 93

    Vince with Slap-Chop spews:

    @68…once again YLB gives his support to child rapists and their ilk.

    People like you are why they get out of prison and re-offend time after time…

    got some skeletons in that closet YLB?