How the Republican party entices voters

Looks like the Republican Senatorial committee has been taking lessons from Vernon Robinson.  Thanks to my friend Rich for passing on this series of websites they are using to attack Michigan Senator, Debbie Stabenow.  As Rich put it, these would be pretty funny, “if they weren't blatant appeals to xenophobes.”  There's three versions, check them all out. 

If the Senatiorial committee is not bad enough, the Republican Congressional Committee is absolutely and appallingly shameless in their lies.  From the Carpetbagger Report:

Both major-party candidates for a congressional seat are
decrying an ad sponsored by a national Republican committee that
accuses the Democrat of billing taxpayers for a call to a phone-sex

The ad, which began airing Friday, shows Michael Arcuri leering at
the silhouette of a dancing woman who says, “Hi, sexy. You've reached
the live, one-on-one fantasy line.”

Arcuri's campaign said an associate mistakenly dialed an 800-number
sex line two years ago from Arcuri's New York City hotel room, and
released records supporting the claim. The number shares the same last
seven digits with the number for the state Department of Criminal
Justice Services, which was dialed the minute after the first call was

The worst part, is that the RCCC says there is nothing wrong with this ad and continues to run it.  Is there nothing Republicans won't do in trying to hold onto control of Congress?

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

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