Some of Today’s Questionable Right-Wing Statements and Decisions
David Streeter — October 7, 2010 2:56 pm
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Below are some of today’s questionable right-wing statements and decisions:
- The National Republican Senatorial Committee sought out “‘Hicky’ Blue Collar” actors with “coal miner/trucker looks” and “John Deer [sic] hats” for an ad against West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin (D-WV).
- Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul (R-KY) declared that he stands by his call for a $2,000 Medicare deductible.
- Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell (R-DE) blamed the liberal media for her character distortion.
- Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon (R-CT) claimed she misspoke and misunderstood the question when she referred to lowering the minimum wage.
- The Washington Post examined McMahon’s claim that she has “not spent lobbying dollars in Washington” and revealed that she has, indeed, spent approximately $1.1 million on behalf of her company, World Wrestling Entertainment.
- A conservative anti-spending animation movie called “I Want Your Money,” starring rumored 2012 Presidential candidates former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR), distorts facts to portray Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and President Barack Obama as wasteful spenders.
- Rupert Murdoch defended News Corp.‘s donation to Republican-aligned groups, saying it was a result of Murdoch’s friendship with Ohio Governor candidate John Kasich (R-OH). However, speculated 2012 Presidential candidate and Republican Governors’ Association Chairman Governor Haley Barbour (R-MS) said that he “asked Rupert Murdoch to help,” and that he is “very grateful” for Murdoch’s contributions.
- An investigation discovered that Lou Dobbs, known for his spiteful rants against illegal immigrants and the employers who hire them, used undocumented labor for the upkeep of his multi-million dollar home and stable in New Jersey.
- The right-wing blogosphere is ablaze with conspiracy theories because of Campbell’s Soups’ decision to introduce a line of halal-certified soups into the North American marketplace.
Also, Media Matters has published a new post that explores Glenn Beck’s promotion of anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists and their works.
And, be sure to read the Think Progress’ examination of Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle’s (R-NV) “racially-tinged immigration ad.”
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