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Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:28 AM

Gorsuch Ad

Anyone else been seeing the ad by "Judicial Crisis Network", with an Obama staff member promoting Gorsuch? Says she interned for him, and he was just fabulous. Has there ever been an ad for a Supreme Court nominee? You gotta hope they are running this because they feel he's shaky.

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Reply Gorsuch Ad (Original post)
Bayard Feb 2017 OP
FoxNewsSucks Feb 2017 #1
LisaM Feb 2017 #2
Lotusflower70 Feb 2017 #4
SoCalDem Feb 2017 #6
Sherman A1 Feb 2017 #8
LisaM Feb 2017 #12
Sherman A1 Feb 2017 #15
madaboutharry Feb 2017 #3
chelsea0011 Feb 2017 #9
No Vested Interest Feb 2017 #5
SoCalDem Feb 2017 #7
LisaM Feb 2017 #16
DeminPennswoods Feb 2017 #10
caraher Feb 2017 #11
kairos12 Feb 2017 #13
MineralMan Feb 2017 #14
ananda Feb 2017 #17

Response to Bayard (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:32 AM

1. It's being run to keep the media from talking about him.

It's basically a bribe. A few million advertising dollars to buy silence.

Protection money. You won't see any channel airing those ads give any coverage to his record as a rightwing religious nut.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:33 AM

2. It's so unseemly.

It just shows such a lack of dignity.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:20 AM

4. Not surprising

The lack of dignity or respect in this administration.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:18 AM

6. Shows that she did not become a prominent lawyer and needs money

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Response to LisaM (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 06:31 AM

8. Agreed

I have never seen ads of this type for Cabinet Nominees or Justices. This is absurd.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:21 PM

12. Is this an outcome of Citizens United?

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Just curious if the DU hive-mind knows.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 04:41 PM

15. I don't know, I think it more an outcome of the

world in which we find ourselves.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:36 AM

3. Not a staff member

She worked in the Department of Justice, not in the White House- which is the impression she gives. It's misleading.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 06:58 AM

9. Thanks. It is very misleading.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:38 AM

5. The ad is being run in SW Ohio tv market. nt

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:19 AM

7. and in washington state

ick

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 04:50 PM

16. Yep, I saw it last night

and FB started lighting up.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:54 AM

10. In western PA, too

I've seen it a few times and presumably it's intended to pressure Sen Casey. It makes her sound like she was a clerk for Gorsuch, so interesting to know she was just a DoJ employee. If she was career civil service, she easily could be a republican.

I'm not sure how much effect this ad will have as we have judicial elections here, so people are used to seeing these kinds of political ads for judges.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 08:03 AM

11. Also... who the heck are the "Judicial Crisis Network?"

Founded by a Clarence Thomas clerk, they're a vehicle for funneling dark money, and they have committed to spending $10 million to support Gorsuch.

To fill its own coffers, JCN has increasingly relied on funding—to the tune of nearly $4 million, according to IRS documents—from another non-disclosing group, the Wellspring Committee, that’s run by Corkery and was founded seven years ago with the help of conservative donors in the network led by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch.


No surprise to see the Koch brothers show up in the food chain here...

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:49 PM

13. I threw up watching it.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 04:11 PM

14. Yes. I saw it here in Minnesota a few days ago.

Odd, since our two Senators are Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar. I doubt they'll pay much attention to calls to vote for him.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 04:52 PM

17. Yes.

It really creeped me out.

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