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Greta Slams Longshot GOP Candidate as 'Jerk' for McConnell Insult (Cornyn Opponent Stovall)
Newsmax ^ | 2/14/14 | Todd Beamon

Posted on 02/16/2014 6:29:18 AM PST by jimbo123

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Friday blasted a bizarre television spot by longshot Texas Senate candidate Dwayne Stovall that likens Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to a Looney Tunes turtle.

"This ad is lousy," Van Susteren said on her Fox website. "It is gratuitously insulting.

"I have no idea whether Stovall is a great candidate or not — but his ad makes me think he is a jerk," she added. "You can be clever and funny in ads … or you can be gratuitously insulting."

In the ad, Stovell, one of seven candidates vying to unseat Sen. John Cornyn in a GOP primary, blasts the Minority Whip for following McConnell's lead — including this week's vote to raise the debt ceiling.

"As a senator from Texas you vote for Texas, you don't stab her in the back by voting for cloture on Obamacare; you don't enslave its children with unconstitutional laws and overwhelming debt — and you certainly don't do this to please some guy that looks and fights like a turtle," Stovall says in the 30-second ad.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


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KEYWORDS: cloture; cornyn; cornyncloture; dwyanestovall; johncornyn; mitchmcconnell; stovall; turtle; turtlesoup
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Poor Greta is offended.
1 posted on 02/16/2014 6:29:18 AM PST by jimbo123
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Turtle Soup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EIMkxNhClQ

Texans for Stovall

http://www.texansforstovall.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TexansForStovall

https://twitter.com/dwaynestovall


2 posted on 02/16/2014 6:31:13 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Store up on your “jerk” labels Greta. You will be seeing more of this. It is called speaking the unvarnished truth to power.


3 posted on 02/16/2014 6:33:54 AM PST by Moorings
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To: jimbo123

“and you certainly don’t do this to please some guy that looks and fights like a turtle”

“looks like”. Being the operative phrase.


4 posted on 02/16/2014 6:36:04 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Moorings

Why did the naked turtle cross the road?


5 posted on 02/16/2014 6:36:39 AM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: Moorings

“”Store up on your “jerk” labels Greta”

She said this about someone else recently. Was it Eric Erickson? I can’t believe she wasn’t aware of Eric and IMO, he’s far from being a jerk.


6 posted on 02/16/2014 6:37:37 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: jimbo123

I believe Stovall has struck a nerve!!


7 posted on 02/16/2014 6:39:37 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: jimbo123

As much as I dislike McConnell, ridiculing someone’s looks is a poor choice.

If he would have avoided talking about his looks and focused on his behavior, it would have been great.

I don’t think this helped Stovall but probably did stir up some sympathy for mitch.

Just sayin’


8 posted on 02/16/2014 6:39:50 AM PST by Principled
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To: jimbo123

how many successful campaigns has know-it-all greta managed or for which been a consultant ?

also i’m sure there are folks who think that some things she has said and done on her show have been really dopey and gratuitously insulting.

for me, there is no adequate comparison for what a complete unAmerican failure mcconnell is and has been and that goes for his little pal cornyn too.

adios to both of those useless pieces of garbage.


9 posted on 02/16/2014 6:44:12 AM PST by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: jimbo123

I don’t care much for the turtle-looks comparison but i would rather have ANYONE than McConnel now.


10 posted on 02/16/2014 6:50:13 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: jimbo123

As far as I’m concerned all stops are out when it’s between Rino and Tea Party Conservative. They picked this fight. Now they’re screaming like little girls afraid of cooties.


11 posted on 02/16/2014 6:50:15 AM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: jimbo123

When a tiger becomes a kitten,sometimes the dark side bursts out.


12 posted on 02/16/2014 6:51:38 AM PST by managusta (The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.)
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To: Moorings
Het Greta:

Mitch is getting nervous.



Send Mitch "the Turtle" McConnell packing.



Mitch sallies forth to "fight for the country".



Oh, and

Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY

Support Dwayne Stovall to oust John Cornyn in TX

How do you like them apples, Greta?

13 posted on 02/16/2014 6:52:28 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: jimbo123

I like Stovall, but don’t see the point in him attacking McConnell.

I agree that McConnell probably should be replaced. Age and voting record. But he is not running for office in Texas.

Makes me wonder if someone offered to pay for the ad if he attacked McConnell.

In my opinion, Stovall was ill advised on the ad. He should have stayed focused on Cornyn and Stovall’s vision of what the State of Texas needs.

Cornyn is desperate. I think he will be forced into a runoff. And I think he will be defeated in the runoff.


14 posted on 02/16/2014 7:00:28 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: jimbo123

He does look like a Turtle.


15 posted on 02/16/2014 7:02:50 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Rappini

16 posted on 02/16/2014 7:05:57 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Texas Fossil
I disagree. The enemy that Stovall is running against is Washington. McConnell is a chief enabler and Cornyn is his fixer. It's good and proper that Stovall call them out.

On the other hand, Stovall could have been a bit more artfully subtle and left the 'turtle' reference to 'fighting like'; people would have completed the thought on their own.

17 posted on 02/16/2014 7:07:20 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: Rappini

I went to the University of Maryland so calling someone a turtle is not an insult.


18 posted on 02/16/2014 7:08:32 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: jimbo123

I think getting the “Jerk” label from Greta is going to become a highly-sought-after label for TP politicians. It comes under the heading of “No Such Thing as Bad Publicity.”


19 posted on 02/16/2014 7:08:51 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: jimbo123

I have noticed that she gets her panties in a wad over some dumb stuff lately.


20 posted on 02/16/2014 7:10:52 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: jimbo123

Proper response is “You bet your sweet ass I am.”

Anyone here get the refrence? ;)


21 posted on 02/16/2014 7:14:43 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: jimbo123

Greta does some good stuff but never forget where her loyalty lies.

They don’t want to let ‘harsh language’ become a common thing. Because shaming it helps keep people from expressing anger in other ways. It emboldens...and the left cannot allow that.


22 posted on 02/16/2014 7:17:43 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: jimbo123

Greta is so above it all...just like her sidekick, Ted Baxter.


23 posted on 02/16/2014 7:22:18 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Greta is a scientology cultist so that alone would question her sanity and intellect.


24 posted on 02/16/2014 7:24:46 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: All

25 posted on 02/16/2014 7:26:04 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Principled

“...stir up some sympathy for mitch.”
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No. No sympathy for mitch. Mitch is a pathetic person though.


26 posted on 02/16/2014 7:30:13 AM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: Principled

“Just sayin”

Most overused ghetto phrase and means nothing.


27 posted on 02/16/2014 7:30:15 AM PST by kcvl
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To: jimbo123

I’m so done with Greta. Like O’Reilly, she tries to play both sides. She’s really not as smart as people think. Especially when she tries to play devil’s advocate by asking stupid questions for which the answer is quite obvious.


28 posted on 02/16/2014 7:32:04 AM PST by jersey117
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To: jimbo123

I’m still trying to find where Greta criticized McConnell for his ugly comments about the TEA Party.

If anyone finds such a statement, please post a link for me.

Greta is all about Greta. Always has been.

I will never trust a fast talker, and Greta is a fast talker.


29 posted on 02/16/2014 7:32:10 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: jimbo123

Greta insulted her own looks by getting a facelift.


30 posted on 02/16/2014 7:32:38 AM PST by kanawa
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To: jimbo123

I have not seen the ad but my wife and I have dealt face to face with Mitch. He has earned his mocking.


31 posted on 02/16/2014 7:34:56 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: Lion Den Dan

Turtle Soup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EIMkxNhClQ


32 posted on 02/16/2014 7:37:43 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Principled

RESEMBLES or reminds me of a turtle would have been a much milder comparison with plausible deniability...

looks like acts like


33 posted on 02/16/2014 7:50:26 AM PST by rolling_stone
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To: jimbo123

Just another reason not the bother watching Faux News.


34 posted on 02/16/2014 7:54:34 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: jmaroneps37

35 posted on 02/16/2014 7:57:10 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Principled

Criticizing someone on looks or anything they have no control over, is not good.

Not in a campaign.

Maybe anyone who looks like a turtle should not be a minority leader, a majority leader, a senator, and definitely not a wimpy one, like McConnell is.


36 posted on 02/16/2014 8:06:57 AM PST by stanne
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To: jimbo123

I’d rather get the real news and not some idiot’s personal opinion?

They all suck!


37 posted on 02/16/2014 8:07:08 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: billhilly

That’s agood one. I’m trying to come up with something clever but I can’t.
I know someone will.


38 posted on 02/16/2014 8:12:57 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

You nailed it. It’s not about looks. It’s about actions.


39 posted on 02/16/2014 8:14:47 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: jimbo123

The ad is a little amateurish: Great ad for the first 15 seconds, kinda silly in the 2nd half. But amateurish ads are their own punishment; that Greta is attacking Stovall reveals she’s a shill for Cornyn/McConnell and that she’s afraid the amateurishness might be less important than the basic, dead-on message.

And it’s not gratutious: that Cornyn is a lap dog for someone who himself has not an ounce of manliness is made relevant by his McConnell’s (and Cornyn’s) absolute political cowardice: they are men without chests, owned in every sense of the word by the Democrat-run political establishment.


40 posted on 02/16/2014 8:15:31 AM PST by dangus
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To: jimbo123

How does she know he is a longshot candidate? There hasn’t been a poll by anyone in three months. Strange.


41 posted on 02/16/2014 8:37:16 AM PST by BushCountry (If you're wondering, "I got my screenname before GW was elected the first time.")
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To: BushCountry

Cornyn is getting savaged on his own Facebook pages by his constituents. It’s brutal.

https://www.facebook.com/johncornyn

https://www.facebook.com/Sen.JohnCornyn


42 posted on 02/16/2014 8:40:49 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: TribalPrincess2U
If one’s a conservative...you'd find Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Lindsey Graham, Kevin Brady, John McCain a repugnant lot.

Not sure I agree with chuckin a guys looks, but I did find the ad humorous. I've gone out and read Stovall’s website and what he believes...I like, very much.

43 posted on 02/16/2014 8:41:20 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

Repugnant lot? HAH! More like a festering pustule oozing rino juice.


44 posted on 02/16/2014 8:43:34 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: jimbo123

he’s getting my vote


45 posted on 02/16/2014 8:52:40 AM PST by Ace the Biker (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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To: jimbo123

I guess she had no problem with “whacko birds”, “Tea Party lunatics” or threats of violence (IE punching in the mouth) then.


46 posted on 02/16/2014 8:53:30 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Principled

Mitch does act like a turtle. He pulls into his shell where he is protected and lets the RATs do what ever they want, at our expense.


47 posted on 02/16/2014 8:54:02 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Texas Fossil

These are things that lose elections for Republicans- Democrats are allowed to insult their opponents: call them Uncle Tom’s, Porch Monkey’s,and list of so many other insults...

Republicans would do well to remember to fight with facts...


48 posted on 02/16/2014 9:34:26 AM PST by Engedi
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To: Engedi

Bull crap, what about actually firing up the base? Sling away, screw that turtle headed a$$wipe.


49 posted on 02/16/2014 9:36:40 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: jimbo123

Donated to Stovall a few days ago. Looks like it’s time for another one.


50 posted on 02/16/2014 9:38:32 AM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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