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Every Republican In Alabama Thinks His/Her Opponent Is.... President Barack Obama.

by: countrycat

Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 17:32:29 PM CDT

Looks like the Alabama Republican Party has accepted the futility of trying to make a positive case for its slate of empty-suit, dead-end candidates.  You can tell that by the hysterical, hateful mailings that have turned the cathouse mailbox into a political ad Superfund site.Alabama GOP Obama ad

Unable to say anything positive about the party's candidates, the state GOP has decided that even its county commission candidates are running against President Obama. 

Take the campaign against County Commissioner Roger Jones in Madison County. Last Friday, we got a mailer with cartoon "Obama ducks" on one side and the astonishing allegation that a county commissioner "votes like Obama" on the other. Part of the "proof" offered is - I'm not making this up - a "February 5, 2008 Letter to the Editor, The Huntsville Times."

Well ok then.  As long as the "proof" isn't something totally unreliable or over the top - like any comment ever at Al.com.  Although one of those will probably be in the next mailer: we are truly scraping the bottom here.

Then yesterday, we had an even more hysterical, 8x10 color glossy, suitable-framing-for-your-office-in-Hell mailer with a screeching woman on one side and a question on the other: "Is Roger Jones an Obama Liberal?" 

Part of the "proof" offered on that one is that Jones disagreed with then fellow county commissioner Mo Brooks.  To most of us (including the editorial board of the Florence Times-Journal), that's an indication of plain good sense and integrity.  Yikes... maybe Jones really does have something in common with the President!

Some screen shots of this cartoonish crap are on the flip - along with comparison mailers from Jones, a man who takes his job seriously, lists his accomplishments, and doesn't assume the only way to grab voter interest is with cartoons.

Who is Roger Jones running against?  The Alabama GOP doesn't bother to even mention the name of the opponent.  And that tells you a heck of a lot more about the quality of the GOP candidate than it does about the Democratic incumbent, doesn't it?


countrycat :: Every Republican In Alabama Thinks His/Her Opponent Is.... President Barack Obama.

First the cartoon ducks....

Alabama GOP cartoon

Why vote for.... whatisname???  

Anti jones

Holy cow!  This crazed Democratic/Obama partisan is just scary - according to the photo...

GOP crap ads in Alabama

Compare the cartoon crap with actual Roger Jones ads & accomplishments.  Who might you prefer to be paving your roads, building ballfields, working on senior centers, and dealing with disasters?

Roger Jones district 1

Wow... what's this guy thinking?  He's actually running on his record!!!!

Roger Jones county commission accomplishments

Roger Jones County Commission accomplishments

Roger Jones' father died just a week or so ago.  Our sympathies go out to Jones and so do our good wishes in the face of a clueless assault from the Alabama GOP - an organization that's obviously more interested in national politics than it is in the competence of local elected officials.

guess that's why they're wearing their tinfoil hats to the shooting range for their "victory" party....


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shocked? (4.00 / 1)

why is everyone shocked by GOP campaign tactics against roger? what did you expect? the republicans have been playing hardball, bean the batter politics for years. and they've taken about every office from us democrats -- probably will take more tuesday. we've got two days and election day to call people to vote for roger, lynn sherrod, tommy ragland, the few democrats running state-wide like david vance and lucy baxley. oh, and obama. if lynn loses we ought to put together a few dedicated folks who will communicate with BRAC officials in washington, and let them know over and over again, this so called better educated county denied reelection to the one black elected county-wide -- highly qualified, much better experienced than her gop opponent, so she lost because of her race. why send thousands of new jobs and hundreds of millions in new business to madison county if bigotry wins elections here?


Twinkle (4.00 / 1)
Been hearing radio ads touting the same garbage here in lauderdale county. Twinkle spewing the "a vote against me is a vote for Obama" crap... it seems to work here though, sadly.



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