Video: New Steele ad shows Cardin “makin’ it up”

posted at 8:29 pm on October 30, 2006 by Ian

The Steele for Maryland campaign has just released a web video that exposes Congressman Ben Cardin’s lies in his TV ad, “Real People.”

In his ad, the real people either work or have worked for the Cardin campaign at one point. The following, provided by the Steele campaign, details who all of those people really are:

Ashley Pedicord Is Paid By The Cardin Campaign. (Federal Election Commission Website, www.fec.gov, accessed October 26, 2006)

(Federal Election Commission Website, www.fec.gov, accessed October 26, 2006)

Note: Ashley Pedicord has received over $700 in disbursements from the Cardin campaign.

Terri Trupp Is Cardin’s Makeup Artist. “U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, the Democratic nominee for Maryland’s open U.S. Senate seat, received a coating of makeup from veteran movie makeup artist Terri Trupp before his victory party at the Wyndham Baltimore hotel Tuesday night. Miss Trupp, whose film credits include ‘Ladder 49,’ ‘Minority Report’ and ‘Homicide: The Movie,’ also had applied makeup on presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry, a Democrat.” (“Pro-Military Groups Criticize Virginia Candidates,” The Washington Times, September 18, 2006)

“Kelton Addison, Executive Officer of the UAW’s CAP Committee.” (Ben Cardin for Senate, Press Release, “AFL-CIO Endorses Ben Cardin for U.S. Senate,” February 28, 2006)

Carl Tuvin Is The Former Director Of The Maryland Democratic Party. “‘You need to work well with your party,’ says Carl Tuvin, a public affairs consultant and lobbyist who lives in Chevy Chase. ‘But in order to make a lot of progress you’ve got to work well with both parties,’ notes Mr. Tuvin, a former director of Maryland’s Democratic Party, and a longtime congregants with Mr. Cardin’s family at Baltimore’s Orthodox Beth Tfiloh Synagogue. Mr. Tuvin points to the recently passed Portman-Cardin small business pension simplification law. Mr. Cardin wrote and introduced the bill five years ago; he got it passed this year partly by allowing Republican Congressman Rob Portman of Ohio to put his name first on the bill.” (David Conn, “Going For Six,” Baltimore Jewish Times, November 1, 1996)

One wonders if a certain Cardin apologist will mention this.


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Well we all know that the DNC can’t find real people to voice their support for them outside of their own campaign groups, and stock photos.

ViperPilot on October 30, 2006 at 8:37 PM

Unbelievable. What? They didn’t think that they’d be called on this?

CyberCipher on October 30, 2006 at 8:38 PM

I wonder if Steele has just exposed a dirty, little, “un-stated” secret of campaign commercials: everybody just uses their own people for their ads. Anybody venture a guess as to how prevelant this practice is?

Mallard T. Drake on October 30, 2006 at 8:41 PM

Related. All the democrats gathered together today to celebrate their victory on the 7th :P

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/10/30/D8L396080.html

lorien1973 on October 30, 2006 at 8:45 PM

So I guess his mommy wasn’t available for an acting role? It was terrifically dumb for him not know he would get caught on this.

thedecider on October 30, 2006 at 8:46 PM

And the wooden stake gets another hit…

SouthernGent on October 30, 2006 at 8:51 PM

This one is nicely produced, succinct and to the point, but I wonder just how many people who see it will be influenced.

Maryland has been voting for Cardin for 20 years now, based on what, other than a “D” next to his name? I haven’t heard him say one thing of value so far, and after ten campaigns for congress you’d think he’d have something worth mentioning.

On his congressional website, Cardin’s Key Issues are:

- Environment
- Federal Employees
- Fiscal Responsibility/Taxes
- Health Care
- Human Rights
- International Trade
- Pension Reform
- Social Security

Follow the link to learn the “details” of his position on each of these. You won’t find much. Basically, a standard issue socialist who thinks the federal government is Big Daddy. Nothing about foreign policy (“I have a plan”), border security, immigration enforcement/reform. The major issues of the day, and he’s off the radar.

He has a press release about his support for a Research & Development Tax Credit, and a Homeownership Tax Credit, which says that Republicans have stymied both bills. Yes they have, because they prefer a tax CUT to a tax credit every time. Tax cuts are harder to gerrymander with a myriad of qualifications, and put less money in government’s power. A tax credit, on the other hand, is taking tax money paid by one group and giving it to another, as if it were government generosity. Ever the communist preference.

This worthless oxygen thief needs to get a real job, and quit wasting Maryland’s time. Go Steele!

Freelancer on October 30, 2006 at 9:04 PM

I like the music.

see-dubya on October 30, 2006 at 9:05 PM

It’s going to be seeing and hearing how Cardin’s handlers will manipulate Cardin on just how to respond to this latest ad!

I used to think Dean was a vaccuous, empty suit. Now he has some serious competition!

BTW: Did Cardin ever come up with an answer as to where Metro’s Purple Line is supposed to go?

Jack.

Jack Deth on October 30, 2006 at 9:09 PM

Steele’s ran a good campaign. I hope he wins.

p0s3r on October 30, 2006 at 9:17 PM

awesome!

Well we all know that the DNC can’t find real people to voice their support for them outside of their own campaign groups, and stock photos.

ViperPilot on October 30, 2006 at 8:37 PM

…at least not ones without dreadlocks and “I’M AN UNEMPLOYED DOPE SMOKER WHO LIVES AT HOME WITH MOM” written on their forehead(s)

SilverStar830 on October 30, 2006 at 10:24 PM

“U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, the Democratic nominee for Maryland’s open U.S. Senate seat, received a coating of makeup from veteran movie makeup artist Terri Trupp before his victory party at the Wyndham Baltimore hotel Tuesday night”

A pig with lipstick is still a pig…

CliffHanger on October 30, 2006 at 10:39 PM

…smart ad…Steele has run a smart campaign lately. His ads that I’ve seen here (I’m not in Maryland…thank the Eternal…’cause I’ve been to Maryland….) have been excellent. Brevity, fact driven, excellent.

If Cardin wins, it’ll be the Democratic “Tammany Factor” that gets him, ’cause he’s goin’ at it like a pro….

Puritan1648 on October 30, 2006 at 10:45 PM

This shouldn’t be just a web ad….that one should be put on tv.

JustTruth101 on October 30, 2006 at 11:29 PM

Steele made Cardin look pretty stupid on MTP this Suday, too!

Soothsayer on October 31, 2006 at 12:08 AM

Democrats caught in another lie. This has to be the best start to a week ever. Kerry saying the troops are lazy and uneducated, Cardin saying he will cut troop funding, and now the Cardin ad that Steele has exposed. Now all that must happen is the MSM bringing this to the nation’s attention. Oh wait I am living in a dream world. Somebody pinch me!!

Dittohead on October 31, 2006 at 12:40 AM

Dittohead, you forgot Harold Ford Jr. telling Republicans that they don’t love God, only fear Him. Sure glad we have him around to explain that to us while he’s courting the conservative vote.

Freelancer on October 31, 2006 at 2:36 AM

This just makes me think about liberal campaign ads when I hear “I’m a Republican, but this year I’m voting for insert liberal politician’s name here.

Sure, there’s one we can all believe.

lynnv on October 31, 2006 at 9:46 AM

As a life long Marylander I find it hard to believe Steele will win. He’s run a good campaign, he’s very smart and articulate, and he has a bright political future, but Maryland is too blue and this is just the wrong year for a Republican to steal a Senate seat. This isn’t the last you will hear from Steele though, he will be back…

JaHerer22 on October 31, 2006 at 10:04 AM