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Sen. Byrd's family denounces campaign attack ad
AP Yahoo ^ | September 5, 2010 | LAWRENCE MESSINA

Posted on 09/06/2010 12:47:01 AM PDT by Ghengis

Sen. Byrd's family denounces campaign attack ad

By LAWRENCE MESSINA, Associated Press Writer Lawrence
Messina, Associated Press Writer
Sun Sep 5, 5:41 pm ET

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The family of the late Robert C. Byrd blasted the GOP nominee for his U.S. Senate seat Sunday after he used an image from Byrd's memorial service in a TV ad attacking the Democratic nominee.

The ad by Republican John Raese's campaign seeks to link President Barack Obama to Gov. Joe Manchin by displaying an image of the two Democrats at the state Capitol ceremony marking Byrd's June 28 death.

Raese and Manchin are running in a special election for what remains of Byrd's term. Byrd was history's longest-serving member of Congress when he died at 92.

Raese's campaign manager, Jim Dornan, defended the use of the image.

"That's a stock photo. We had no idea it was from the memorial service," he said.

But Byrd's family called for the campaign to withdraw the ad.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: byrd; manchin; obama; senate; westvirginia
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To: Brown Deer
Thanks for providing the context of the fuss.

Much ado about nothing. Had to watch the video two times before noticing the photo in question.

21 posted on 09/06/2010 3:26:42 AM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: Ghengis

Everything Robert Byrd did was an insult to this country. But, wait, he only donned that sheet to get elected...so according to the MSM it was okay.


22 posted on 09/06/2010 3:29:45 AM PDT by hershey
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To: Westbrook
The DemonRATs are in high dudgeon about everything.

True. Does that remind you of anyone? How about Islamic Rage Boy?

23 posted on 09/06/2010 4:11:58 AM PDT by magslinger ('This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!')
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To: Ghengis

Complaining about the one second image of a bunch of marxists at aklansman’s funeral shows how scared they are. This race could end up being another Boxer/Reid/Fiengold?Murray race.


24 posted on 09/06/2010 4:11:58 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Ghengis

After paying the salary of Robert Byrd for all these years, it is fair to say that we, the US taxpayers, own all the rights to his likeness and we can do with it what we please.


25 posted on 09/06/2010 5:06:24 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: TChad

Surely he is NOT going to withdraw the ad is he?


26 posted on 09/06/2010 5:26:12 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Praying today for -23, better yet -24......)
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To: kcvl

Ewe! Case closed. And please don’t post her photo again.


27 posted on 09/06/2010 5:29:32 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Ghengis

Byrd brains....


28 posted on 09/06/2010 5:31:06 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: Ghengis
Half of everything in West Virginia is named after Robert Byrd. That's insulting to the U.S. taxpayers that footed the bill for his pork barrel politics and his narcissism.

The old Klansman knew how to bring home the pork, and his vanity is everywhere in the state.

29 posted on 09/06/2010 5:35:35 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Ghengis

The Birdklanman is an insult to the United States.

Screw him and his family, and may raccoons take a smelly Obama on his grave.


30 posted on 09/06/2010 6:08:22 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote
... may raccoons take a smelly Obama on his grave

Unfortunately, it probably won't happen as long as the fires burn bright

31 posted on 09/06/2010 7:28:55 AM PDT by Zakeet (Mark Steyn: We're too broke to be this stupid)
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To: Ghengis

This attack is against Rease’s campaign. Rease is making big strides against Manchin, who is easily within striking distance. Rease’s ads are short, professional, and hard hitting, showing pictures of Manchin all chummy with Osambo. No one would even know the setting of the still shots unless you would have watched that pathetic aggrandizement of a liberal bigots life. This so called uproar is the scummy family trying to help out another scummy family in their time of distress. Joe Manchin can’t say anything about the use of the picture but the poor little family members can. Hey, elites were coming to get ya. Rockefeller you’re next.


32 posted on 09/06/2010 7:53:49 AM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: Brown Deer

Exactly. When I first read this story, I did a search to find the ad. The photo is on the screen for a couple seconds, and there is absolutely nothing to show it was a memorial service— especially since Obama and the candidate look all smiley and happy. To hear Byrd’s family talk about it, you would have thought they superimposed the candidate’s head over Byrd’s casket or something. Talk about a fuss over nothing! Of course, the media gives absolutely no context about the ad... typical lazy reporting that somehow just seems to help the democrat spin... who would have seen that coming?


33 posted on 09/06/2010 9:14:19 AM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: Doulos1

Sounds like they are making an issue out of nothing. This reminds me of 2006 when Jim Webb was running in VA and had images of President Reagan in his ads, implying some kind of endorsement from beyond the grave. Mrs Reagan was offended and asked that the ads be withdrawn and they were not. So the Byrd family has even less to complain about.


34 posted on 09/06/2010 9:14:42 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: kcvl
Did you read in the story where this same daughter indignantly pointed out that "Raese had attacked her father when he unsuccessfully challenged Byrd's 2006 bid for a record ninth Senate term. Among other things, she said Raese had made an issue of Byrd's age."

No kidding? Byrd would have been nearly 90 at the time, correct? And of course, the liberals always made age off-limits in their campaigns, didn't they? I guess they figure the attacks on President Reagan didn't count!

35 posted on 09/06/2010 9:18:44 AM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: Ghengis

After all the crap they’ve done to Palin’s family (and I’m not even a Palin supporter), they can stick it where the sun don’t shine.


36 posted on 09/06/2010 9:20:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TNCMAXQ

Exactly.


37 posted on 09/06/2010 11:23:44 AM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Besides the fact that the complaint is just partisan politics at its most shoddy, and there's not even anything close to a rationalization for it, Byrd was an unrepentant Klansman, and his whole family can go do itself for not disowning his racist cadaver. Thanks Ghengis.
The ad by Republican John Raese's campaign seeks to link President Barack Obama to Gov. Joe Manchin by displaying an image of the two Democrats at the state Capitol ceremony marking Byrd's June 28 death.

38 posted on 09/06/2010 3:49:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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