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This ad almost makes you feel bad for Mary Landrieu

This ad almost makes you feel bad for Mary Landrieu


The numbers say that the Louisiana Senate runoff is over, but Republican Bill Cassidy hasn’t stopped pushing toward December 6.

In a new ad, Republicans take aim at Democrat incumbent Mary Landrieu’s hallmark failures—most of them having to do with her commitment to remain in lockstep with the Obama Administration’s spiraling agenda.

Take a look:

Deliciously painful, no?

Since I’ve been campaigning in Louisiana, I’ve noticed that the airwaves are saturated with Bill Cassidy’s face; in comparison, I haven’t seen a single ad coming from Mary Landrieu or progressive special interests.

In an interview with Breitbart News, Ending Spending Action Fund President Brian Baker explained how Republicans are teeing up a spectacular win for Cassidy:

Both the Republican National Committee and other conservative groups, including the Susan B. Anthony List, have mounted an aggressive ground game in Louisiana since the November election that prompted this Saturday’s runoff between Landrieu and Cassidy.

“What’s unique about our operation,” Baker told Breitbart News, “is we do the surround-sound approach. We’re doing a lot of direct voter contact. We’re not just a television advertising Super PAC. We talk to voters on radio and online and through direct voter contact via direct mail and email. We do phones and door knocking.”

Although Baker did add that the Ending Spending Action Fund isn’t doing door knocking in Louisiana in advance of Saturday’s election because other groups have already covered that. “Throughout October,” Baker said, “we did extensive micro-targeting, all aimed at most conservative voters.”

Though recent polls show Cassidy in the lead, Baker cautioned that conservatives should take nothing for granted. “Saturday voting is unusual. There’s the SEC championship. It’s the start of hunting season. And Senator Landrieu has shown that she’s a survivor. She’s won runoffs in the past.”

I think that the Cassidy campaign and other advocacy groups are smart to keep pushing until the end. We need a Republican win by as big a margin as possible; it’ll be good for the Senate, good for Louisiana, and good for an oft-divided Republican party that has little to show in the way of successes gained from a united effort.


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Not even PETA is coming to the rescue of that pig.

I don’t think there is anything that could make me feel sorry for that corrupt loser.

But on a more positive note, here in southern Arizona we’re currently having a re-count in the congressional district formerly represented by Gabby Giffords. Her chief-of-staff Ron Barber, who said he was only stepping in temporarily after Giffords was shot, and wouldn’t run for the office in his own right (then did so, twice), is 161 votes behind Republican challenger Martha McSally, a retired Air Force colonel and the first woman fighter pilot to fly combat missions.

Barber recently lost a lawsuit he filed in federal district court to get several hundred provisional ballots (from a heavily Democratic area) counted. The ballots had been ruled invalid by an AZ election official. Barber lost the lawsuit (yay!).

The recount is supposed to be completed by 12/16, and then the results must be certified by a state judge before they’re official. Keep your fingers crossed that McSally maintains her lead. Barber is an Obamacare-supporting idiot who votes in whatever way Pelosi directs. He needs to be gone.

    Freddie Sykes in reply to Observer. | December 4, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Please keep us posted as I find it hard to follow the recount. Politico even labeled the recount a runoff.

    There are 2 House races in the LA runoff but they also look safe for Republicans.

      Observer in reply to Freddie Sykes. | December 4, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      This is definitely a re-count, not a run-off. Arizona law requires a re-count for any election that is decided by fewer than 200 votes. We won’t know the outcome for a few weeks, but hopefully we’ll be kicking Ron Barber to the curb. I’ll keep you posted.

Not A Member of Any Organized Political | December 4, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Almost….There isn’t a violin tiny enough!

I saw a post on powerline that there have been 6,000 ads for Cassidy and 100 for Hail Mary. Keep the pedal to the metal LA and I also hope that McSally wins her recount.

McSally will win because she’s good looking. 🙂

Isn’t there a mercy rule for cutting short electoral slaughter?

You can’t judge a person by a single facial expression, but if you could, then the ugly smirk on Landrieuver’s face at the 30-33 second mark would cause me to label her an @sshole.

    I once heard that the staff of Raplh Nader’s Public Citizen say that “ugly” is the civil rights “final frontier.”

    Paul in reply to Pythias. | December 5, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Yuk, you had to make me go back and look more closely, didn’t you? I would call that look “Smug Ugly Skank Drunk on Power.”

Eastwood Ravine | December 5, 2014 at 2:44 am

Something is happening among Democrats that I haven’t seen since Bush was reelected in ’04. (Not to mention when Sarah Palin pushed McCain’s campaign in 2008 into a dead-heat race for a couple weeks.) To an individual, they are demoralized.

I’m enjoying the schadenfreude immensely.

Your final sentiment is good, professor, push to the end, win big. Republicans/conservatives need to administer a number of crushing, thoroughly demoralizing defeats. Not cliff hangers won on recounts, questionable votes, or in the courts (we’ll take them, too) but crushing defeats, especially where the opposing candidate has been such an obvious, incompetent, pompous showboat. The proper conduct after such wins is to completely ignore the loser – no thanks for your service, hard fought campaign, blah, blah, blah. A bit like changing a flat tire on a trip. Rather, get right down to work, address the future, not referring at all to the fact that there’s a lot of the predecessor’s mess to clean up, i.e. skip the “Bush did it” routine.

If Republicans manage to win the presidency in 2016, they – not a one of them – should ever mention Obama’s name. Fix the mess, but never mention his name.