Skip to comments.Anti-Koch Ads That Support Landrieu Forget She's Accepted $50K From Them Since 2000
Posted on 04/10/2014 5:44:22 PM PDT by Kaslin
In a not so surprising mistake, the latest ad from the Senate Majority PAC is missing a few things. The PAC, which is run by former aides to Harry Reid, has put out a new ad in Louisiana in an effort to help Mary Landrieu win the senate seat against the republican challenger, Bill Cassidy.
The voiceover in the new ad states,
Weve been battered by hurricanes, lost everything to floods. And for thousands of Louisianans, flood insurance and hurricane relief are our only protection. But the out-of-state billionaire Koch brothers funded the fight to let flood insurance premiums soar, helping the insurance companies and cut off hurricane relief for Louisiana families. Now theyre spending millions to buy a Senate seat for Bill Cassidy so he can fight for them. If the Kochs and Cassidy win, Louisiana loses.
Not only are the claims in this ad extremely exaggerated (they earned 4 pinocchios from the Washington Post), but it seems the PAC didnt do their research before putting this advertisement together.
According to a recent Politico investigation into the Koch brothers and how they spend their money, it appears that the Kochs dont just give to Republicans, like so many people believe, and in fact have given money to Senator Mary Landrieu. They found that since 2000, Ms. Landrieu has accepted $55,000 from the KochPAC.
Gee, that doesnt seem like the best strategy to make their point. The point is supposed to be that the Kochs are evil and that Landrieu is above taking their money. Hmmm.
The Washington Post brought about a great argument when it comes to looking at these political ads; although the individual lines may be correct, the overall impression it gives voters is not correct. So not only do we have an ad that misleads voters in terms of information provided in the ad about the competitor, but we are also seeing information withheld from voters. Perhaps the Senate Majority PAC should look at their strategy again.
That stupid B&*%6H is now and forevermore finished BYe Bye.
They’re running against private citizens? That most of the country doesn’t ‘even know?
They’re counting on the fact that most people haven’t the first clue who the Kochs are. All the better to make them into eeeevil conservative bogeymen.
Landrieu: “If I like my Koch brother’s money I can keep my Koch brother’s money.”
"But the out-of-state billionaire Koch brothers funded the fight to let flood insurance premiums soar . . . . Now theyre spending millions to buy a Senate seat for Bill Cassidy so he can fight for them. If the Kochs and Cassidy win, Louisiana loses . . .
". . . and I'll have to pay back the $50,000 they gave me."
". . . and if that happens, do I have to give back the $50,000 they gave me?"
Sure, they gave it to her campaign and not to her, but this is Louisiana where graft runs rampant, so many will believe the innuendo.
Former aides to Reid now run a PAC. My God, who isn’t cashing in?
And I won’t be defending the Koch brothers anymore either. They gave to Landrieu, Schumer and probably Reid.
They seem to give to a LOT of Democrats.
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