Hot Air political ad: Meet Senator Switchback

posted at 4:30 pm on June 28, 2007 by Michelle

Bryan and I cooked up another shamnesty ad for you. Thanks to Allah for capturing the Senate floor video that will haunt Sen. Switchback for the rest of his political career:

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Previous shamnesty ads (with a tip of the hat to Kaus for inspiration):

RNC Refund
The love song of Edward M. Kennedy
Muchas Gracias, Senor Graham!

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Update (MM): The open-borders Wall Street Journal wants to know–who’s behind our ads?! Snort. Snort.


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Wow that was fast.

BRAVO!!

Sammy316 on June 28, 2007 at 4:35 PM

Yeah, baby!!!

Everybody who’s got a presidential campaign going on, step forward …. um, not so fast, Senator Switchback Brownback.

thirteen28 on June 28, 2007 at 4:35 PM

A Senator only Kerry could love . . . priceless.

elpresidente on June 28, 2007 at 4:38 PM

That WAS fast. The MM/Hotair machine is just a steamrollin juggernaut. I love it!

Grabbing my popcorn to watch the Brownback campaign after he pressed his self-destruct button. This is going to be good!

Schweggie on June 28, 2007 at 4:39 PM

Oh, if only these ads were actually shown to his constituents at reelection time…hmmm, now that the supremes approved free speech again 3-60 days before election day, maybe they can?

JustTruth101 on June 28, 2007 at 4:39 PM

30-60

JustTruth101 on June 28, 2007 at 4:40 PM

Beautiful! And to think this weasel represents me. I need to take a hot shower. I feel dirty.

Sen. Samantha Switchback reminds me of the punchline of that old joke, “Now that we both know what you are we’re just haggling over the price.”

Thomas the Wraith on June 28, 2007 at 4:40 PM

What a weasel! How exactly does the vote work? I would think that once the vote takes place you wouldn’t be able to change it.

Capitalist Infidel on June 28, 2007 at 4:41 PM

Switchback is done.

Guardian on June 28, 2007 at 4:41 PM

Best yet, hands down.

apostle26 on June 28, 2007 at 4:41 PM

Leadership only John Kerry could love. Ouch.

Spirit of 1776 on June 28, 2007 at 4:41 PM

Death knell for Brownback presidential aspirations! We can hope!

SSG Fuzzy on June 28, 2007 at 4:44 PM

Can’t stand his guts, but at least you have to say McLame was consistent on this one!

SSG Fuzzy on June 28, 2007 at 4:45 PM

His campaign manager must had a switchback of underware after those 11 minutes.

Wade on June 28, 2007 at 4:47 PM

short and sweet.

shooter on June 28, 2007 at 4:48 PM

“Which party do I represent and for which state?”
“I’m sorry what was this vote for?” “Oh, I’m sorry, I meant to say nay, against.”

warpmine on June 28, 2007 at 4:51 PM

We must not forget the switch voters that voted no after “case closed”.

SIJ6141 on June 28, 2007 at 4:54 PM

Nicely done.

there it is on June 28, 2007 at 4:54 PM

Very nice

Paul the American on June 28, 2007 at 4:55 PM

Super Funny… I hope Senator Switchback sees this.

tshell on June 28, 2007 at 4:59 PM

Step right up folks, everyone is a winner…pick the little ball out from under the walnut shell…is it a yes or a no…everyone is a winner…watch the shells…step right up…

right2bright on June 28, 2007 at 5:00 PM

The last shot…blimey, that’s not cricket, baby!

Steve LLamabutcher on June 28, 2007 at 5:05 PM

I swear I’m not sucking up, but Bryan does have a great voice for this stuff…just sayin…

Schweggie on June 28, 2007 at 5:07 PM

Amazing job. Beautiful.

Canadian Infidel on June 28, 2007 at 5:08 PM

Now Switch is saying he did it on purpose.

“I wanted to signal that I am supportive of comprehensive immigration reform, but that now is not the time and this is not the bill.”

Really? And is that bridge for sale? How dumb does he think we are? This adds insult to injury. It heaps dishonesty upon disingenuousness. He gone beyond mere weasel into some sort of meta-weasel or weaselness squared.

All hail King Switchback, Lord of the Prairie Weasels.

Thomas the Wraith on June 28, 2007 at 5:09 PM

Senator Switchback huh, I was thinking more along the lines of Senator Brokeback……

doriangrey on June 28, 2007 at 5:09 PM

Thats what I love. A man with the courage of his convictions. A steely eyed resolve to huh? what? oh nevermind

LakeRuins on June 28, 2007 at 5:10 PM

Current Headlines at FoxNews.com:

Immigration Bill Fails Crucial Vote in Senate

Bald Eagle Taken Off Endangered-Species List

Coincidence? I think not.

kjspeedial on June 28, 2007 at 5:13 PM

He sounds like the Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius who lied for Howard Dean and then apologized she had no choice. Must be something in the water in Kansas.

volsense on June 28, 2007 at 5:13 PM

great and too the point ad….keep them coming.

how about one on Clinton/Obama’s stance on the bill. how Clinton stayed in the shadows on the most important problem in America. Or how Obama tried to make the bill more pro-amnesty.

unseen on June 28, 2007 at 5:14 PM

As an American, which I am one legally, let me just say to my fellow 12 – 15 other potential Americans that were ‘denied’ today, ‘Que, sera, sera…’

Canadian Infidel on June 28, 2007 at 5:15 PM

Nice work Bryan, Brownback is a true pc of #%#!..You all need a nice pat on your backs for leading us in battle..

Legions on June 28, 2007 at 5:19 PM

lol nice

Keli on June 28, 2007 at 5:19 PM

Brilliant!

wryteacher on June 28, 2007 at 5:20 PM

Fantastic!! Love that picture of LT in the bunny suit. HAHAHA

maintenanceman on June 28, 2007 at 5:21 PM

We can’t have elected officials waffling on issues or completely ignorant of the issues. Thanks to the (HA, MM) blogs and talk radio, they have been able to nail these dummies to the wall, where they all have their cross to bear. Remember this day well when you return to the ballot box. Ask the questions poignant if necessary to get a straight answer. Don’t allow deflection of answers. I for one have learned a lot today.

Kini on June 28, 2007 at 5:24 PM

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE THE BUNNY SUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Absolutely AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Talon on June 28, 2007 at 5:35 PM

Rock on guys! Maybe the WSJ will give you some more free publicity.

Valiant on June 28, 2007 at 5:42 PM

Hey Senator…See you at the signing!

sabbott on June 28, 2007 at 5:44 PM

Priceless!

RobertCSampson on June 28, 2007 at 5:50 PM

Fantastic work Bryan! Loved the surprise Kerry ending.

IMHO the Brownbacks are the ones we should be angry with. I have no problem with Senator’s who voted “yes” or “no” based on their understanding of the merits of the bill vs. the merits of nothing or the bill the will surely surface in ’08. The real menace is the Senator who votes only with his/her future power standing in mind.

The job of a Senator, Representative or President is not to ensure that they win the next election but to simply ensure that there is another election to be won.

12thman on June 28, 2007 at 5:51 PM

Nicely done, however, perhaps you’d like to clear up the mystery of exactly who is sponsoring this ad, and other similar ads popping up across the Internet?

Citizen Duck on June 28, 2007 at 5:55 PM

At once brutal and lovely.

Jaibones on June 28, 2007 at 5:55 PM

Nice, very nice video.

Change your Aye vote to Nay when you suddenly realize you’re going to lose, Stinkin’ Rat deserting a sinking ship, at least have the conviction to stand up for your decisions.

Alternate ending; two peas, with one pea having Kerry’s face superimposed on it and the other pea with Sen. Swithcback’s face superimposed on it, in a pod.

/yet another putrid politician… how oh so ordinary

SilverStar830 on June 28, 2007 at 5:58 PM

Maybe the best Kerry photo evah.

BadgerHawk on June 28, 2007 at 6:00 PM

That bunny suit pic is priceless. Perhaps Kerry had it with him when he ‘served in Vietnam.’

infidel4life on June 28, 2007 at 6:08 PM

I suspect that Senator J. Kerry probably envies the mental (and moral) “agility” of Senator Brownback.

After all, it took the junior Senator from Massachusetts several years to artfully reverse his position on the Vietnam War, and several months to pull a similar double-shuffle on the GWOT.

Brownback managed to do a similar feat in less than a quarter of an hour.

Is this Guinness Book of World Records material?

cheers

eon

eon on June 28, 2007 at 6:08 PM

OHHHH, that was sweet. What is with these jello spined Politicians??? Its never ceases to amaze me.

americaslaststand on June 28, 2007 at 6:17 PM

Brownhack is already studying tapes of Hillary, in order to prepare for the next debate.

Moderator – “Senator Brownhack, how do you account for your amazing change in position?”

Brownhack – “I don’t recall.”

Moderator – “Do you mean to say that you can’t explain the change?”

Brownhack – “Truly, I don’t recall.”

OhEssYouCowboys on June 28, 2007 at 6:19 PM

Switchback, quit breathing FRED’s AIR!

saint kansas on June 28, 2007 at 6:24 PM

We have a winner!!

gonavy on June 28, 2007 at 6:29 PM

Very nice.

The WSJ has updated the article:

Hot Air is a conservative online broadcast site run by blogger Michelle Malkin.

At the end of the article:

Correction: An earlier version of this post said it wasn’t clear who produced the Hot Air ads.

token on June 28, 2007 at 6:39 PM

Beautiful. Thank you for giving that duplicitous simp his due.

Dudley Smith on June 28, 2007 at 6:59 PM

That was another good one…

That photo of John F Kerry in a bunny suit is probably going to cause Jimmy Carter to have nightmares!

Zorro on June 28, 2007 at 7:02 PM

Clearly, this ad was made with the vast sums given to MM by the “New York money people.”

Good job, you are making all the right people unconfortable.

Kalapana on June 28, 2007 at 7:03 PM

Buying Senator’s vote – expensive.

Naming Senator a “Meta-weasel” – priceless!!

drunyan8315 on June 28, 2007 at 7:05 PM

He’s pro-life in cases of rape & incest, and that’s supposed to be his trump card over all the others. Those who put this above anything else would gloss over his decisiveness on this trivial issue.

Other than McCain & Switchback, any other senators who are Prez candidates?

infidelpride on June 28, 2007 at 7:12 PM

Leadership only John Kerry could love.

That’s going to leave a mark. Or should I say, a stain?

smellthecoffee on June 28, 2007 at 7:41 PM

Great add!

In only a few short weeks this guy went from being a senator running for president to a senator waiting out the end of his term.

FloatingRock on June 28, 2007 at 7:42 PM

In a word
That was freakin’ great!

OK… So I went over my allotted words… Call me Harry Reid… :)

darkpixel on June 28, 2007 at 7:46 PM

Come on Kansas you can do better than that…..Can’t ya…….

build the wall on June 28, 2007 at 8:11 PM

i am not a brownback fan. but maybe he made a mistake or the person recording the vote made a mistake. i did not see video of him voting yes. maybe i am wrong. but there is one thing for shure, as far as this site is concerned you better never make a damn mistake. You beter better be perfect in there eyes

kara26 on June 28, 2007 at 8:12 PM

Kara26, please read this:

“I wanted to signal that I am supportive of comprehensive immigration reform, but that now is not the time and this is not the bill.”

The yes vote wasn’t a mistake. It was his brilliant strategy, dontcha see?

Bryan on June 28, 2007 at 8:27 PM

Well I was wondering too if it had been a mistake like the one someone else made two day ago (can’t remember who) but Bryan cleared that up. He doesn’t stand a chance.

Thompson/Hunter or Hucabee or Tancredo!

CCRWM on June 28, 2007 at 8:50 PM

Fantastic ad, Bryan and crew!! As per usual, you hit it again!!

Current Headlines at FoxNews.com:

Immigration Bill Fails Crucial Vote in Senate

Bald Eagle Taken Off Endangered-Species List

Coincidence? I think not.

kjspeedial on June 28, 2007 at 5:13 PM

I think not either, KJ! The Eagle is back and really pi$$ed off.

Once again, tho I’ve said in a couple other threads…
I am SO proud to be among you all on this site. Michelle, Bryan, Allahpundit, the HotAir crew and all my fellow HA members. You all are the best!!

tickleddragon on June 28, 2007 at 9:00 PM

anyone else not very concerned about the Dick Morris column?

Did GOP just screw itself for 2008?

jp on June 28, 2007 at 9:10 PM

Ya know…

We shouldn’t crucify Brownback too fast.

In the end, he did make the right decision.

Lawrence on June 28, 2007 at 9:54 PM

Did GOP just screw itself for 2008?

jp on June 28, 2007 at 9:10 PM

The GOP has been screwing itself for 2008 for a long time. I think it’s more of a matter of when do they stop choosing to stop screwing themselves.

Lawrence on June 28, 2007 at 9:56 PM

before the “Great Society” buyoff, the black vote was heavy Republican and had been since Lincoln “freed them” or so they think. now its 90-10 dem.

the Latino Vote favors Dems as well and according to Morris and exit polls they were pissed in 06 over this issue and swung hard to Dems. If GOP doesn’t get atleast 30% of Hispanic vote in 08 there is no way they can win.

jp on June 28, 2007 at 9:59 PM

Ya know…

We shouldn’t crucify Brownback too fast.

In the end, he did make the right decision.

Lawrence on June 28, 2007 at 9:54 PM

You COULD say that about Richard Burr too…but as far as I’m concerned, as a NC’an, he’d better fly right from now on. Or I’ll be working against him in the primaries when he’s up next time.

tickleddragon on June 28, 2007 at 10:09 PM

The GOP has been screwing itself for 2008 for a long time. I think it’s more of a matter of when do they stop choosing to stop screwing themselves.

Lawrence on June 28, 2007 at 9:56 PM

I concur. In 2004 the RNC had Rick Santorum go to the mat for RINO in chief Specter who faced a primary challenge from a true conservative, Pat Toomey. It helped Speceter get reelected so that he could represent the liberal wing of the party. In 2006, a lot of PA voters showed Santorum the door because he had undercut Pat Toomey. Great thinking.

In 2002, Bush supported RINO John Sununu over true conservative Bob Smith. Sununu has been stabbing Bush and all conservatives in the back since.

Bush has cut taxes and picked two outstanding Supreme Court Justices (one under duress), but his political sense is absolute garbage. He continually picks guys like Specter, Sununu, Arnie, etc. Meanwhile, he abandons Santorum, Smith, Swann, Steele, Blackwell, and so on. He refuses to fight for General Pace and squanders the remainder of his political capital on this amnesty bill instead of the War on Terror.

cmay on June 28, 2007 at 10:10 PM

I love Kerry in the blue bunny suit. Very good work.

Buzzy on June 28, 2007 at 10:18 PM

His staff says this was done intentionally, and that he deliberately voted first and loudly.

Why? To shame or encourage other conservatives?

The thought of that creature in the bunny-suit being the president, with all the beating we’ve given the real one on immigration, gives me nightmares still.

Superbly effective video.

The conservative field after today: +1, -2

Entelechy on June 28, 2007 at 10:32 PM

cmay on June 28, 2007 at 10:10 PM

look up pragmatism, the conservatives in those blue states have no chance unless they get lucky and barely win like Santorum in 00.

politics has changed, they use to go and give one speech in the south and another up north and get away with it. But obviously the american voter doesn’t understand the pragmatic realities and team sport nature of politics and now that is hurting them.

jp on June 28, 2007 at 10:42 PM

Next Amnesty Video Ad:

Music to that song mixed in with video clips about Bush describing what amnesty is, Lindsey Graham huffing, etc…

BUSH FOUGHT THE LAW

I snuck across in the…hot sun
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

To cut in line for immi…gration
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

I vowed to leave the rules to fools
Few guards: I did outrun
Enrolled my kids in your crowded schools
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

Lowered wages: your jobs…stolen
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

The honest bear the big tax…burden
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

My documents were one big lie
My life was a fiction
Shrugs Bush: Well, bosses cant verify.
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

Slavin for a big busi…nessman
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

Donates to Bush part of his…mammon
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

Here in the shadows Bush says he cant see
The hidden twelve million
No pro-enforcement vigilante
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

Desperado in a…Stetson
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

He wants our votes in each e…lection
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

He tried to give me amnesty
Prevent deportation
A tiny fine, really off scot-free
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

Illegal aliens…champion
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

Well honor him when this is…Aztlan
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

Our marching slogan is Si, se puede
Meaning, Yes, we can
With lawbreaking, get away
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

He would reward the law…breakin
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

A cheaters prosper, crime pays…lesson
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

But the law-abiding said: That aint fair
Go back to where youre from
A fair line ends all the way back there
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

Borders mark a soverign…nation
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

We wont surrender to in…vasion
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

Democracys mechanism is law
Above the law are none
Your self-exemption is just chutzpa
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

Breaking just laws smacks of…treason
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

The rule of law we must not …weaken
Bush fought the law and the…law won.
Bush fought the law and the…law won

Admit honest, decent, law-abiding
From every land foreign
Preserve the law as our earthly king
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

We wont ratify cor…ruption
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

We want an honest popu…lation
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

You should resign, if you dont go straight
This office you cheapen
Its you, Bush, who need to assimilate
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

Do laws faithful exe…cution
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

Its your job per the Consti…tution
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

The bosses now they verify
My job prospects are gone
America, adios, goodbye
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

I gathered my gains ill-…gotten
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

With twenty housemates I went…packin
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

I miss my Dubya and I feel so sad
You wont be overrun
Best presidente I ever had
Bush fought the law and the…law won
Bush fought the law and the…law won

truthmattersfa on June 28, 2007 at 10:53 PM

One can only fear that “Switchback Mountain” is next…

Steve LLamabutcher on June 28, 2007 at 11:18 PM

What a weasel! How exactly does the vote work? I would think that once the vote takes place you wouldn’t be able to change it.

Capitalist Infidel on June 28, 2007 at 4:41 PM

Floor votes are given a time-span. Prior to the time closing Senators (and anyone else with floor privilege) can plead with, strongarm, blackmail, etc. others into changing their vote. This being a cloture motion, I don’t think all the bells and whistles would be involved, but in a final vote on a bill, there is time alloted for speeches and remarks to sway undecideds.

Freelancer on June 28, 2007 at 11:37 PM

Why is it that conservative states have so many liberal
RHINO GOP senators?

Hagel of Nebraska
Graham-amnesty of South Carolina
Kyl-Kennedy of Arizona
McCain-Kennedy of Arizona
Lott of Mississippi
Craig of Idaho (at least on the illegal immigration issue)

Is it really because the RHINOs take the Red States for granted? Or is it because the Red States are not vigilant in the primaries to keep an eye on their Senators?

ColtsFan on June 29, 2007 at 1:00 AM

I forgot one RHINO…

Senator Switchback of Kansas

ColtsFan on June 29, 2007 at 1:01 AM

I question the funding.

hadsil on June 29, 2007 at 3:25 AM

I’m somewhat surprised I didn’t see this earlier in the thread. For me it was salt in the wound (’cause I kinda agree with most of Brownback’s positions) when I received an email from his campaign asking for money by touting how his “no” vote helped stop the amnesty bill. Wow!

Now that’s hypocrisy, my friends! Needless to say I immediately unsubscribed to his mailings. Hope he gets the hint.

kjspeedial on June 29, 2007 at 8:01 AM

One can only fear that “Switchback Mountain” is next…

Steve LLamabutcher on June 28, 2007 at 11:18 PM

Staring : Sam Brownback and John ‘Silky’ Edwards.

Wade on June 29, 2007 at 9:07 AM

Brownback with this flip flop in yesterday’s cloture vote on immigration shows that he is not a man of character, but an opportunist. A typical politician that sticks his finger in the air to see which way the political winds are blowing when he doesn’t have his hand out for the special interests or trying to hide earmarks from public inspection.

Will he (Switchback) answer CNN’s request to provide his earmark requests? So far most of the House and Senate are refusing to do so.

Sadly and stupidly a staffer for a Republican Senator Crapo of Idaho gave the ludicrous response to CNN that to give the list of earmarks to CNN is against the law. It violates the Privacy law.

Now have you heard anything more stupid than that? Accountability is against the law. Really?

No wonder Congress has an 18 percent approval rating according to the Rasmussen poll. What a bunch of arrogant elites in Congress who think we, the People, are just stupid sheep.

I would have thought the Republicans would have learned something from the election of 2006, but apparently not.

Who am I? A life-long Conservative Republican in Florida who will not vote for Brownback after seeing his actions yesterday at the cloture vote.

FLLaw33870 on June 29, 2007 at 10:30 AM

Recorded for posterity. Good job…!

Rugged Individual on June 29, 2007 at 11:27 AM

I called Sen Brownback’s (aka Sen Wetback) office in Overland Park, KS yesterday because the Senate switchboard had crashed. I told them I wondered how a senator who could be suckered by the likes of Harry Reid and Ted Kennedy would function as president…where he might be confronted by deceitful opponents with guns!!

landlines on June 29, 2007 at 12:00 PM

Is he a Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) wannabe? Or is it the other way around. We are all getting a good laugh at our Sen. Burr and his “John Kerry” dance.

Lord, I miss our Sen. Jesse Helms.

Wuptdo on June 29, 2007 at 1:17 PM

If not for the video evidence he might have got away with it. Another Presidential wannabe thrown on the dust heap of history thanks to his ineptitude, I hope the good people of Kansas send him packing when he is up for re-election. You just can’t make this stuff up.

KC-135A on June 29, 2007 at 9:21 PM

Wade on June 28, 2007 at 4:47 PM

LOL!

hollygolightly on June 29, 2007 at 9:45 PM

truthmattersfa on June 28, 2007 at 10:53 PM

Very nice.

hollygolightly on June 29, 2007 at 9:46 PM

Good work as usual AP, Michelle, and Bryan. And I must agree that Bryan’s voice is very pleasant :)

I didn’t get to watch this live, only constantly refreshed the HA comments (thanks again guys). Did he really come in with the nay after the cloture was pretty much done??

hollygolightly on June 29, 2007 at 9:51 PM