Skip to comments.Greta Slams Longshot GOP Candidate as 'Jerk' for McConnell Insult (Cornyn Opponent Stovall)
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.
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Store up on your “jerk” labels Greta. You will be seeing more of this. It is called speaking the unvarnished truth to power.
“and you certainly don’t do this to please some guy that looks and fights like a turtle”
“looks like”. Being the operative phrase.
Why did the naked turtle cross the road?
“”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.
I believe Stovall has struck a nerve!!
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.
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.
I don’t care much for the turtle-looks comparison but i would rather have ANYONE than McConnel now.
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.
When a tiger becomes a kitten,sometimes the dark side bursts out.
Support Dwayne Stovall to oust John Cornyn in TX
How do you like them apples, Greta?
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.
He does look like a Turtle.
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.
I went to the University of Maryland so calling someone a turtle is not an insult.
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.”
I have noticed that she gets her panties in a wad over some dumb stuff lately.
Proper response is “You bet your sweet ass I am.”
Anyone here get the refrence? ;)
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.
Greta is so above it all...just like her sidekick, Ted Baxter.
Greta is a scientology cultist so that alone would question her sanity and intellect.
“...stir up some sympathy for mitch.”
No. No sympathy for mitch. Mitch is a pathetic person though.
Most overused ghetto phrase and means nothing.
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.
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.
Greta insulted her own looks by getting a facelift.
I have not seen the ad but my wife and I have dealt face to face with Mitch. He has earned his mocking.
RESEMBLES or reminds me of a turtle would have been a much milder comparison with plausible deniability...
looks like acts like
Just another reason not the bother watching Faux News.
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.
I’d rather get the real news and not some idiot’s personal opinion?
They all suck!
That’s agood one. I’m trying to come up with something clever but I can’t.
I know someone will.
You nailed it. It’s not about looks. It’s about actions.
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.
How does she know he is a longshot candidate? There hasn’t been a poll by anyone in three months. Strange.
Cornyn is getting savaged on his own Facebook pages by his constituents. It’s brutal.
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.
Repugnant lot? HAH! More like a festering pustule oozing rino juice.
he’s getting my vote
I guess she had no problem with “whacko birds”, “Tea Party lunatics” or threats of violence (IE punching in the mouth) then.
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.
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...
Bull crap, what about actually firing up the base? Sling away, screw that turtle headed a$$wipe.
Donated to Stovall a few days ago. Looks like it’s time for another one.