Video: Rep. Wilson challenges Dem opponent for stance on raising taxes

posted at 8:31 pm on October 30, 2006 by Ian

In a new ad, Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) takes on her opponent Attorney General Patricia Madrid (D) who refuses to answer if she will raise taxes. Instead, Madrid, the Democrat, attempts to attack President Bush, but fails. According to The Corner, this is the ad Republican insiders are swooning over.

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Very cool, Ms. Wilson!

I just love AG Madrid’s glazed Deer in the Headlights stuttered, stammered response!

It doesn’t get much better than that!


Jack Deth on October 30, 2006 at 8:42 PM

Wow! That was stunningly bad. It’s a sad day when the far-left has derived all the talking points spewed out at us every day and she can’t recall a single one. But give her credit for remembering it was something about Bush.

thedecider on October 30, 2006 at 8:43 PM

That is awesome! Best ad ever! LOL

lorien1973 on October 30, 2006 at 8:46 PM

SWEET!!!! Exactly which cat was it that got her tongue? At least she refrained (in that clip anyway) from outright lying.

jarhead05 on October 30, 2006 at 8:48 PM

That’s what I’m talking about Ian!

Jay on October 30, 2006 at 8:48 PM

Wow, they can’t even deny it anymore. Priceless!

SouthernGent on October 30, 2006 at 8:48 PM

But it was Bush! Really! Bush is evil! Why don’t you believe me?!?! :P

Gotta love them Dems.

ViperPilot on October 30, 2006 at 8:48 PM

Is this a tossup seat right now or who is winning this race? if the democrat wins after that, 2006 really is the stupidest election year ever.

lorien1973 on October 30, 2006 at 8:51 PM

“this is the ad Republican insiders are swooning over”

I dunno. For me, I get a Jean Pirro flashback that gives me pause and it gives me some sympathy for Ms. Madrid.

Yes I know the circumstances aren’t related. But the “deer in headlights” thing can happen to anyone.

kevcad on October 30, 2006 at 9:00 PM

I first saw Heather Wilson on Bill Maher and she gave him a real hard time about blaming GWB for everything.

She deserves to win -IMHO

ScottyDog on October 30, 2006 at 9:13 PM

The perfect political ad. State the issue, challenge the opponent, let the opponent hang themselves. No smear, no smut, no personal attack, no dishonest editing or photoshopping. And cheap to make. If this was for a presidential campaign, it might live forever.

Mallard T. Drake on October 30, 2006 at 9:13 PM

Oh, please, give us 20 more ads like that this coming week!

Scotsman on October 30, 2006 at 9:17 PM

I love how they faded as she is saying that Wilson and “your president” voted for tax relief. How’s that for letting your opponent credit you with the positive message!

Mallard T. Drake on October 30, 2006 at 9:17 PM

*long pause*
uh, George Bush….

BZZZZZZT! Wrong answer!
You lose!

stevezilla on October 30, 2006 at 9:17 PM

She ain’ gon’ walk agayan.

Not even on kerrutchezzz!

see-dubya on October 30, 2006 at 9:22 PM

Who is the composer of Suwanee River?

Homina homina homina…George Bush?

JammieWearingFool on October 30, 2006 at 9:37 PM

Wow… Just wow.

x95b10 on October 30, 2006 at 9:44 PM

Sweet! Patricia Madrid speechless says a lot more than any talking point she could have spewed.

DannoJyd on October 30, 2006 at 10:03 PM

Okay..I have to say that is the best political ad ever. At least of the ones I’ve seen. Sweet, to the point and deadly. Attagirl, Wilson!!

tickleddragon on October 30, 2006 at 10:19 PM

Oh my goodness… CHOKE!

That was sooo pitiful. I bet she cried and blubbered and sobbed herself to sleep that night after that telling true life DUHHHH…

The Republicans need to line up a whole bundle of these debate clips and campaign ad clips and make one big, “This is what you’re getting if you vote Dhimmicrat!” ad.

SilverStar830 on October 30, 2006 at 10:31 PM


alflauren on October 30, 2006 at 10:39 PM


Pithy, to the point, no frills, no things that make you go *EEEEEEEUUUUWWWW!*…

The pause and fumble after the question any politician would sell his momma for…although I doubt that many of ’em have mommas….

Puritan1648 on October 30, 2006 at 10:40 PM

Who is the composer of Suwanee River?

Homina homina homina…George Bush?

JammieWearingFool on October 30, 2006 at 9:37 PM


Ed Norton!


The Machine on October 30, 2006 at 10:50 PM

Her primary problem was in not having a spine, and stating that she was indeed going to raise taxes, and explain how said taxes would benefit the citizens of New Mexico.

So instead of taking the opportunity to shine, she gave the RNC ammunition. She doesn’t deserve the win.

GregH on October 30, 2006 at 11:15 PM

GregH, it didn’t work for Mondale, it won’t work for her either. No one wants to hear that they’re going to have to pay more taxes. Someday Democrats might figure that out.

Until then, let it cost them elections.

Mibrilane on October 30, 2006 at 11:21 PM

Damn. I actually felt bad for her. That was brutal, like watching my grandma about to cry.

Gregor on October 31, 2006 at 12:40 AM

Wow, I’m surprised that GregH chose this one to chime in on. Dude, taxes seem to be not too far from where they belong, given the ROARING economy.

But as a brief historical primer, no candidate for federal office has won a campaign since FDR after explicitly saying they would raise taxes. That’s the third rail of socialist campaigning. Telling her prospective constituents “I’m going to take money from you to make your lives better”, wouldn’t be an opportunity to shine.

Democrats know this, that’s why they run like Clinton, pretending to be something they aren’t. And knowing this, a Republican opponent framing the question that way is more dangerous to them than the theoretical “Is it true that you have stopped beating your spouse?”

Freelancer on October 31, 2006 at 2:28 AM

And the people running the TV channel (KOB TV 4 in Albuquerque) is VERY upset that Wilson has the ‘audacity’ to use ‘their’ footage of the debate to harm their darling chosen one, Madrid.

LegendHasIt on October 31, 2006 at 2:35 AM

Not is: ARE very upset.
My Grammar taught me better grammar than that!

LegendHasIt on October 31, 2006 at 2:37 AM

That’s not the question you were supposed to ask!!! That’s not the question you were supposed to ask!!!

I’d love to see the entire debate. This is priceless.

BacaDog on October 31, 2006 at 7:39 AM

Thats gonna leave a mark..

DarianCounts on October 31, 2006 at 9:02 AM

Unfortunately, latest polls show Madrid up by 8%. Madrid’s people have been playing off of Foleygate, Iraq, DeLay and the like. One of the local papers in my town even blamed her for the issues with the congressional pages and, because she’s an AF Academy grad, all the sexual assault issues there. The op-ed dedicated a half page to why not to vote for Heather. He mentioned Madrid about 5 lines, complaining about her not doing more debates and the rest was here’s how to get back at Bush by getting Heather. He cloaked it under the guise of this is how we make a change.
He couldn’t find anything good to say about Madrid.

Catseye on October 31, 2006 at 10:23 AM

I thought there was something wrong with the video at first. Watched again and still couldn’t believe my eyes and ears. Stage fright does not become politicians!

Seems to me Rep. Wilson would benefit from running for opposing illegal immigration. I have not been following this race – does anyone know what the good folks of NM are thinking about the immigration issue?

RushBaby on October 31, 2006 at 1:43 PM

Rush Baby:
Most of the “leaders” of New Mexico are for amnesty and open borders, including our usually reliablly conservative Senator Dominici. (his Mama nearly got deported back to Italy when he was a kid and it ‘scarred’ him as far as this topic.)

Got a letter a few weeks ago from our Senator Bingamin (D) and he talks kind of tough AGAINST it, but I don’t know what he REALLY believes. As Dems. go, he is not as insane as most on most issues so it can be hard to tell how he will vote.

Depending on which day it is, Heather is for it or against it this year… She used to be completely against it, but she has run WAY left the last year or so.

Our Governor, Bill Richardson, would gladly repudiate the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, reverse the Gadsen Purchase, and turn everything over to Mexico if he thought it would get him into the White House, State Department or back in to the UN. He is all for drivers licenses and voting priveleges for illegals, even while he pretends to want everything to be done legally and has pretended to send the NM National Guard down to patrol the border.

Half the ‘regular’ people in New Mexico are for amnesty, because either they ARE illegal aliens themselves, have relatives that they want to come up and join them legally or would like to employ some cheap domestic help or laborers legally.

The other half of the state is against the flood of illegals…. ESPECIALLY most of the LEGAL immigrants who have jumped through all the hoops done everything properly. I also know several hispanic families, descendants of those awarded the earliest Spanish Land Grants who absolutely despise the current crop of illegal aliens.

LegendHasIt on October 31, 2006 at 3:13 PM

Stunned, stupid silence. Did she actually gasp?

Jaibones on October 31, 2006 at 4:34 PM

This is what happens when you don’t set your democratic talking points to memory.

Maxx on October 31, 2006 at 10:47 PM

This really needs to be the question formula. “Can you cite anything that will reassure our voters that you will prevent a tax increase?”

Pure gold.

Freelancer on November 1, 2006 at 2:31 AM