A Georgia Dem runs against … Nancy Pelosi? (Click to see video)

Complete with hippie images:

Here’s an edited transcript with additional reporting that Politico’s Ben Smith posted (h/t: I also saw the video posted at Peach Pundit):

“Georgia is a long way from San Francisco,” drawls the narrator, over images of dancing hippies.

“Jim Marshall doesn’t support Nancy Pelosi,” says the narrator, citing a finding that Marshall voted with Republican leaders 65% of the time.”

Marshall a similar figure to the one Rep. Bill Owens, an Upstate New York Democrat, did yesterday, making a similar claim. By another measure, Marshall voted with Democrats 88% of the time.

Marshall “worked and ovted against Pelosi’s trillion dollar health care bill,” brags the narrator, adding that he was endorsed by the NRA, Right-to Life, and the Chamber of Commerce.

“They wouldn’t have anything to do with a Nancy Pelosi suporter,” the narrator concludes.

Running against Pelosi, so to speak, is one thing. But an endorsement from those evil foreigner-lovers at the Chamber of Commerce?? Has Marshall lost all sense of decency???

31 comments Add your comment

HDB

October 13th, 2010
1:31 pm

Politicians are kowtowing to the BASEST elements….rather than the most knowledgable of the electorate!! Stupidity rears its ugly head again!!!

Jefferson

October 13th, 2010
1:35 pm

No dog in this fight, as I don’t live in that district and neither does Kyle — SO what’s the point? Mudslinging? Hay?

LA

October 13th, 2010
1:40 pm

“Stupidity rears its ugly head again!!!”

And her name is HDB.

Just say no to "Hippies"

October 13th, 2010
2:38 pm

Don’t let your kids see images of dancing “hippies” or they’ll turn into Obama-loving, socialist nazis.

John

October 13th, 2010
3:09 pm

You address the issue of Democrats running away from another in their own party but what about those Republicans who are running away from themselves? Noticed how the tea party republicans candidates have run away from themselves since winning their primaries? Ask Sharron Angle today if she think we should privatize Social Security, Medicare and the VA…which she supported during the primary but have backed away from since.

Of course, the biggest one is John McCain running away from John McCain. Was for comprehensive immigration reform but is now against it. Supported eliminating DADT but now is against it. The Maverick now says he never was a Maverick nor did he ever use that word to describe himself.

Running away from themselves…have they lost all sense of decency??

JDW

October 13th, 2010
3:33 pm

Don’t really see the issue Kyle, politicians from both sides do this all the time when in “hostile territory”. After all intellectual honesty and politics just don’t mesh well today. Where was the outrage when Scott Brown did the exact same thing in reverse in Massachusetts?

carlosgvv

October 13th, 2010
3:45 pm

Thank goodness someone is running against Nancy Pelosi and that evil Obamacare. I am so afraid I won’t have the privilege of paying all my huge healthcare bills myself, not be cold and hungry and in the street, and not be able to rejoice I didn’t support that bad old Omamacare.

JF McNamara

October 13th, 2010
3:53 pm

Wasn’t this their plan all along? Isn’t that why they allowed some of the Dems to vote against it once they knew they had the votes?

Dearie

October 13th, 2010
4:01 pm

Carlosgvv – There is indeed someone taking on Pelosi in the California 8th Congressional District. His name is John Dennis. http://www.johndennis2010.com/
Check him out. Might be worth a donation to help make our New Year more joyous. Maybe he will be the next Scott Brown. Here’s hoping….

Run, Run, Run, Running Away

October 13th, 2010
4:13 pm

Of course the person would run away from Speaker Pelosi in GA. She couldn’t get elected to the Atlanta/Clayton/DeKalb School Board or upper levels of DeKalb County management in this state. She’s a nutjob who lives in a district filled with nutjobs.

ALL politicians are Crooks

October 13th, 2010
4:15 pm

Crooks should be hung by the neck asap.

ALL politicians are Crooks

October 13th, 2010
4:20 pm

I would not trust nutty nancy to clean my toilet.

what the?

October 13th, 2010
4:30 pm

No COLA for SS payees-no problem. COLA for Congress-big freakin’ problem. Live in the 8th and Marshall’s gotta go, his first vote every session is for the elitist Nancy Pelosi.

Glenn

October 13th, 2010
4:30 pm

This Marshall cat must have some reason to think supporting this Pelosi cat could be a bad move . If I’m reading this right , this Marshall I believe thinks this Pelosi is kinda maybe not popular with his district . It almost looks like he’s saying that if I wasn’t such a girly man I would be a republican .

No More Progressives!

October 13th, 2010
4:40 pm

HDB

October 13th, 2010
1:31 pm
Politicians are kowtowing to the BASEST elements….rather than the most knowledgable of the electorate!! Stupidity rears its ugly head again!!!

Including Pete Starks, Alan Grayson and Barney Fwank, right?

CJ

October 13th, 2010
5:28 pm

Greg Sargeant: “Here’s something important that’s getting lost in the firefight over the money funding the ads by the U.S. Chamber and Karl Rove’s groups: Many of the ads themselves have been debunked by independent fact checkers as false, grossly misleading, or marred with distortions.

I’ve compiled a list below, and the totality is striking. Thus far the media focus has understandably been on the flap over the White House’s foreign money charges. But there’s another big part of the story that’s going under covered: The scope of the dishonesty and distortion that’s flowing from the conservative side of this debate.

Not only are the ads themselves getting widely debunked, but the justifications the groups are offering for the ad onslaught (that liberals and labor do this too) are also demonstrably false or misleading. We’re witnessing a massive disinformation campaign flooding airwaves across the country that could change the outcome of major races and shift the balance of power in Congress, funded by money from undisclosed sources, justified with still more falsehoods and disinformation.”

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/10/rove_chamber_ads_widely_debunk.html

Arrogant B@st@rd

October 13th, 2010
5:44 pm

Kyle, he is wise to distance himself from the spineless Pelosi, who “took impeachment off the table” in 2006.

But who is he running to? The equally cowardly and incompetent Mitch McConnell and John Boehner?

As for the US Chamber of Commerce, it is evident that they have become nothing more than water carriers for the corporate-indentured GOP.

The biggest lobbying organization in Washington DC, BY FAR, they are part and parcel of the massive economic problems in this country. And the selling off of we the people’s sovereignty.

And for these ultra bribe-able politicians to take their money is, in my opinion, a travesty…

Dirty Dawg

October 13th, 2010
5:53 pm

I don’t know ya’lls problem is with Pelosi, other than she’s got bigger cajones than any Democrat in the House and gets more done than any other one as well – oh, I guess that’s what your problem is, she get’s stuff done. And as for that BlueDog Marshall, he’s no more a Democrat than a Dixiecrat was 60 years ago One day, hopefully, the Dem Party in Georgia will make a real comeback and run some real Dems against the BlueDogs that use the Party just to get elected and get their hands on the money in Washington. I’m not holding my breath, but hope does spring eternal.

Rafe Hollister

October 13th, 2010
6:03 pm

Basically it boils down to this. You can not trust these untruthful, corrupt, self serving politicians, no matter their party. They all run toward their voters back home, but govern like they are told when they get to Washington. Unfortunately people who claim they vote for the man/woman and not the party are the victims. The parties run everything and they both lie constantly to keep themselves in power.

You have to choose and the choice is simple. If you think the Government should plan, coach, entice, and coddle you and save you from your decisions and tax you for those services vote Democrat. If you think people should take care of themselves and use the government only when necessary, and futiley try to keep taxes down vote Republicans.

CJ

October 13th, 2010
6:18 pm

Reason.com: “…the Obama administration’s preposterous attack on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce does nothing to help Democrats and everything to reinforce the moderate voter’s perception that the president’s party has gone bonkers.

In the piece that Kyle linked to, Reason.com goes on to assert that there is no proof of such foreign influence. False. Publicly available documents indicate that the Chamber’s 501(c)(6) entity (not to be confused with their foreign affiliates known as AmCham) collects dues from foreign corporations. This is the same 501(c)(6) entity that is financing attack ads for the benefit of right-wing candidates to the tune of tens of millions of dollars. In short, the administration’s “preposterous” attack happens to be true.

It’s bad enough that the Reagan/Bush/Bush activist appointees on the Supreme Court expanded on the false notions that, under our Constitution, money is speech (i.e., the more money you have, the more speech you have) and that corporations have the same rights persons (i.e., board members and management employees can abscond stockholder funds to promote their political preferences). But they’ve also given foreign corporations the ability to influence our elections with, it seems, impunity. Nice.

By the way, pointing out that the U.S Chamber of Commerce is using donations from foreign corporations to influence elections does, in fact, help Democrats politically—as it should. Most folks don’t want our elections to be directly influenced by foreigners, evil or otherwise.

CJ

October 13th, 2010
6:23 pm

“Again, the information above documents the fact that foreign donations go directly to the Chamber without any intermediary, for instance, through an ‘AmCham’ or another Chamber affiliate organization. The same Chamber account funded by these foreign corporation is running a $75 million attack campaign. In fact, a Chamber spokesperson acknowledged the foreign funds go into the Chamber’s general account. [For Kyle's benefit:] Any responsible reporter should have to note these direct donations given to the Chamber, which the Chamber has refused to discuss. Or, reporters should contact us directly if there is any confusion about our report.

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/10/13/chamber-foreign-funded-media/

LA

October 13th, 2010
6:24 pm

Another CNN show hits rock bottom.

Client 9 getting no love
Spitzer show has problems booking guests

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/client_getting_no_love_8yFalNmgEF2sVFc8EI1QzI#ixzz12HSYEkoi

Willie

October 13th, 2010
6:31 pm

This election is going to be a referendum on the performance of Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. If you think they have done well, vote Democrat. Every democrat you elect will increase their power.

If you are concerned about the size of government, bailouts without end, Obamacare, detaching government from the limits of the consititution and rising taxes, vote Republican.

It’s pretty easy really.

LA

October 13th, 2010
6:33 pm

Looks like more left wingers will be crying in their lattes.

Bachmann Rakes in $5.4 million in 3rd Quarter

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2010/10/bachmann-rakes-in-54-million-in-3rd-quarter.html

LA

October 13th, 2010
6:34 pm

Willie

MSNBC is telling their viewers, all 40 of them, that this election is not a referendum on Obama/Nancy/Harry. What I find hilarious is every single poll shows the exact opposite of what left wingers say and write. Bookman and Tucker are in complete denial about what is going to take place.

Like I always say, it’s gotta suck to be a left winger.

LA

October 13th, 2010
6:35 pm

CJ

No one, not one single normal person, will ever take you seriously if you post garbage from a website devoted to Obama.

LA

October 13th, 2010
6:36 pm

“Reason.com”

Again, no one will take you seriously when you post crap from a left wing smear site.

The Cynical White Boy

October 13th, 2010
6:47 pm

Well then, if JimBama Marshall wins again, we can expect that he will vote AGAINST, repeat AGAINST, Pelosi as Minority Leader?

Note I wrote AGAINST Pelosi as “Minority Leader”, and not “Speaker”.

And the good Georgians of his district will then be aligned with the minority party in the House…..with all the ‘power’ that goes with it.

JimBama Marshall could learn a lesson from former Congressman Ed Jenkins, who left several years ago….when he saw the time for a white, moderate, male to be a Democrat in the South was OVER.

Gordon

October 13th, 2010
7:18 pm

There was a Toyota ad not long ago that had a punch line of “instead of buying a car that compares itself to a Camry, why not just buy a Camry?”

Marshall’s opponent should say “instead of voting for someone who tries to act like a Republican, why not just vote for a Republican?”

georgiacat

October 13th, 2010
11:23 pm

in response to what the-?: Congress voted no COLA for itself for 2011: http://www.factcheck.org/2010/01/retribution-fabrication/

Speaking of, I encourage people to check sites like factcheck or politifact when they get chain e-mails. My relatives have been forwarding me some lately that are just blatantly false, but of course they sound like they might be true… if you think the democrats are socialist crazies.

Fred

October 14th, 2010
10:35 am

Reason.com is no more a left wing smear site than the Federal Reserve tames the business cycle.