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NRSC and the Empty Wig sink to desperate, dumb tactics

Get a load of this latest Flash BS from my Senator, Elizabeth Dole, and the lame, desperate National Republican Senatorial Committee. It’s a juvenile attempt to portray Ohio candidate Sherrod Brown as “far out” of the mainstream with FarOutBrown.com, an effort complete with a lava lamp and 8-track player and groovy Greg Brady beads, interspersed with Brown’s allegedly radical positions.

This is so ham-handed that I can’t figure out who this is supposed to appeal to other than the wingers already committed to voting for Mike DeWine. I was looking for the bong to complete the whole picture, but I guess Sugar Lips probably nixed that detail. From the inane press release that sullied my inbox:

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Sherrod Brown’s unabashed liberal views are the target of a new NRSC website, www.FarOutBrown.com, which was released Thursday. Visitors can groove with the liberal Congressman as he dances to various tracks outlining his far-out positions. Whether you spend time flipping through Brown’s scrapbook, checking out his liberal idols, or busting a move to some far out tunes, this site is sure to take you to a far-out place.

The stupendously foolish animation has a section on Brown’s position on marriage equality, and notes:”Brown apparently does not believe that marriage should be defined as being between a man and a woman-despite what Ohioans think.”

Mike DeWine’s record on civil rights pretty much says it all.

* Disturbed by “free speech zones” in public arena. (Jan 2006)
* Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
* Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
* Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
* Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
* Voted YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
* Voted NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
* Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
* Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
* Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
* Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
* Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
* Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
* Rated 40% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)

Brown‘s positions, btw, in the same category:

* Opposed Issue 1, the state gay marriage ban. (Dec 2005)
* Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
* Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
* Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
* Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
* Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
* Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
* Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
* Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
* Rated 87% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)

I just hope NC Dems can rustle up someone to unseat The Empty Wig when she’s up in 2008. She’s a horrible, unresponsive senator, and even worse for the Republicans as head of the NRSC, wholly ineffective.

Related:
* ‘GOP Superstar’– the Empty Wig gets pummeled

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