State Rep Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) isÃ‚Â involved in an effort to produce negative campaign ads against Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama that are being produced by Floyd Brown, who did the infamous Willie Horton ads in the 1988 election.
Chuck is identified in the announcemet below as leading a group called “Citizens for a Safe and Prosperous America.”Ã‚Â The goal of the spot is to focus onÃ‚Â the Democrats position on taxes.Ã‚Â I think Chuck,Ã‚Â who stakes the claim of coining and popularizing the expression “Nanny State,”Ã‚Â is in way over his head here.
The candidacies of Senators Clinton and Obama have resulted in massive new voter registrationÃ‚Â for Democratics across theÃ‚Â nation.Ã‚Â John McCain’s voting recordÃ‚Â aligns with President Bush 89 percent of the time and he agrees with the president on the direction of the economy and the war in Iraq; 63 percent of Americans no longer support the war.[youtube]uK2bGaugs68[/youtube]Ã‚Â
Our economy is faltering, inflation is up, and the war is a drag on our treasury and is responsible for dramatically increasing our debt.
Nice to see that Chuck can’t use his organization to discuss McCain’s positives but will instead lie in theÃ‚Â gutter with Floyd Brown, who makes political ads in the same manner that Larry Flynt makes family movies. I’d like Chuck to focus on problems ailing California school districts like the one his kids used to attend.Ã‚Â
Here’s the press release; my comments in italics:
WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Floyd Brown, producer of the famous 1988 “Willie Horton” commercial that helped defeat Michael Dukakis, has just launched a new issue advocacy ad campaign that details the records of Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton.
Citizens for a Safe and Prosperous America is headed by California State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore. Regarding the new ad, DeVore said, “Senators Obama and Clinton want to raise taxes. Americans should have this information and be aware of the other extremely liberal positions Obama and Clinton hold.” (nice to see the word Liberal is still a dirty word to Chuck)
He collaborated with Brown, a long time conservative strategist, to produce the powerful 30-second television ad exposing these Senator’s records on taxes, immigration and other important issues. The ad is set to begin airing in North Carolina this week.
“The ad draws a parallel between Obama and Clinton’s records on taxes,” said Brown. “The bottom line is that they can’t deal with our economic problems by raising taxes. International competition cannot be addressed by raising taxes and raising the costs of business in America.” (McCain admits he doesn’t understand economics very well)
A News Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23 in the Lisagor Room at the National Press Club inWashington, DC from noon until 12:30 pm Eastern Time featuring the ad’s producer Floyd Brown discussing the impact of the ad airing in North Carolina, and to show the news media a copy for the first time. The news conference is sponsored by Citizens for a Safe and Prosperous America.