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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:21 PM

Maddow: 'Liberal' Group Running Anti-Hagel Ads Probable Fake

GOP Propaganda Group?

Monday night Rachel Maddow expanded on her Friday report about the weird ad running in opposition to Chuck Hagel's nomination. The group running the ad calls themselves "Use Your Mandate" and claims to be a group of liberals -- gay liberals, even -- who are afraid to come out into the light for fear of White House retribution.

Because this White House has been so bitterly retributive, don't you know? When I first heard about it I thought it was bull too, because liberals tend to oppose nominations loudly and without any guise of secrecy. In fact, I can't think of a time where any liberal group I've had contact with has been secretive about who they are and why they're running an ad. That seems to be the province of the US Chamber of Commerce and Koch-funded front groups..

Rachel's instinct seems to be right on the money. As she reports, "Use Your Mandate" used a media buyer in San Diego to place the ad by the name of Del Cielo Media, LLC*. Del Cielo Media is the company name for Sarah Linden, who is the west coast media director for Smart Media Group.


http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/maddow-liberal-opposition-group-running-ads

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UCmeNdc Jan 2013 OP
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #1
Cha Jan 2013 #2
Indykatie Jan 2013 #4
Cha Jan 2013 #6
jinx1 Jan 2013 #3
Jersey Devil Jan 2013 #5
geek tragedy Jan 2013 #7
Arkana Jan 2013 #8

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:28 PM

1. The idea that REAL progressive groups, including LGBT groups, would be afraid of speaking out

publicly to the White House is laughable. I mean really...public activism on behalf of their causes is their raison d'etre.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:54 PM

2. Sneaky rw assholes.. who could have guessed?

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:13 PM

4. The Log Cabin Idiots Are The Worse Hypocrites On the Hagel Nomination

They had no problem with Romney's current stance on LBGT issues but want us to believe that Hagel's stance or comments from years past should disqualify him for the SoD job. I'm willing to believe Hagel has evolved as have many people on LBGT beliefs. I think he will be an excellent SoD and will be thoughtful about war endeavors. It's his views on war and Israel that scares the right wing. They could give a shit about anything else he believes.

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:19 PM

6. I know! Way to prove they're full of shite.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:00 PM

3. The Republicans will stop at nothing

This is just another example of the tricks and deception up the sleeves of the Republicans. When they tell you anything (like we don't support changing the electoral map) they are just lying through their teeth. They have done it so much I don't think they are aware what is true and more importantly don't really care.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:16 PM

5. My wife got 2 of their mailers

and they are pretty slick, 8.5 x 11 full color mailers and must have cost a pretty penny to produce. We are both registered Dems in NJ and I was wondering who this "Use Your Mandate" outfit might be.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:20 PM

7. Neocons pinkwashing their propaganda. nt

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:39 PM

8. "When asked to comment, the head of Use Your Mandate said

only this: 'Yeah, we're Liberal Democrat Gay Liberals...that's the ticket'."

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