New McMahon ad: Just a reminder — Dick Blumenthal’s a moron when it comes to job creation

posted at 6:12 pm on October 8, 2010 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, not one, not two, but three tasty campaign ads via Jim Geraghty, the Family Research Council, and Ben Smith, respectively. If you read this post a few days ago, you already know the full background on the Blumenthal spot; the only thing I’d change here is maybe tacking this immortal clip from one of my all-time favorite movies onto the end. As for the second ad, there’s not much to say except that it’s exactly, but exactly, the sort of thing I had in mind the other day when I said that O’Donnell should try humor to grab voters’ attention and get them on her side. Maybe the FRC will let her adapt this one? It’s perfect.

The third spot is tossed in here because it may well be the only ad of this entire small-government fiscally conservative election cycle to tout a candidate’s ability to deliver … federal pork. And of course, it’s made possible thanks to the cowardice of the Senate Republican caucus that refused to strip Murkowski of her seniority on the all-important Energy committee, thus giving her a huge selling point with voters vis-a-vis Joe Miller. Excellent work, guys. Way to sandbag a Republican nominee.


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Awesome! Not negative, just puttin’ the zebra’s stripes right out there and saying, “See, them there’s stripes!”

Chewy the Lab on October 8, 2010 at 6:16 PM

And of course, it’s made possible thanks to the cowardice of the Senate Republican caucus that refused to strip Murkowski of her seniority on the all-important Energy committee, thus giving her a huge selling point with voters vis-a-vis Joe Miller. Excellent work, guys. Way to sandbag a Republican nominee.

Just a reminder: John Thune supported Murkycowski’s senority spot. His potential 2012 candidacy is dead to me.

Norwegian on October 8, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Love the 2nd one!

IowaWoman on October 8, 2010 at 6:21 PM

First one……….’nuff said

IowaWoman on October 8, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Dick Blumenthal thought it was a multiple choice question with no wrong answers.Linda Mcmahan gets him on the mat with the 3 count. The Family Research Council ad gets the K.O. on the big government and poor Lisa Muchadoaboutnothing gets nothing.

fourdeucer on October 8, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Blumy and Murcky look like brother and sister, figuratively and literally.

ontherocks on October 8, 2010 at 6:22 PM

That last one HAS to be a left leaning organization trying to muck up the lection, right?

WoosterOh on October 8, 2010 at 6:22 PM

I’m pissed as hell about the idiot Republican leadership not stripping that traitor of her seniority on the committee. If she wins is she going to vote with the Dems or the Reps? She is really closing in from what I’ve seen. If she doesn’t win outright she will steal it.

sandee on October 8, 2010 at 6:23 PM

And of course, it’s made possible thanks to the cowardice of the Senate Republican caucus that refused to strip Murkowski of her seniority on the all-important Energy committee,

No better example of the specialized art of political cronyism than this adroit bit of shafting. This is how RINOism works and we should never forget it. I hope Miller doesn’t.

rrpjr on October 8, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Love, love, love the gubmint on our backs!

Especially the endshot with the candy bar! It’s coming!

Very clever.

tru2tx on October 8, 2010 at 6:25 PM

The New McMahon ad reminds me of the video of Miss Teen USA 2007 – South Carolina answering a question.

Miss Teen USA South Carolina 2007 with Subtitles

Chip on October 8, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Blumenthal kind of looks like Client #9.

carbon_footprint on October 8, 2010 at 6:28 PM

2nd one is hilarious, that should be run in all 57 50 states.

tommer74 on October 8, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Miss Teen USA South Carolina 2007 with Subtitles

Chip on October 8, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Birds of a feather.

fourdeucer on October 8, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Painful to listen to.

LastRick on October 8, 2010 at 6:30 PM

I can smell the flop sweat over the web.

JohnGalt23 on October 8, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Now that I’ve watched them all, I’d say the second is the most effective.

LastRick on October 8, 2010 at 6:34 PM

How do you create a job?

Blumenthal: Well, you blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

Nice try Dick … change your name to Blahmenthal.

The second ad is very effective … McMahon’s was great. Use their own words against them.

darwin on October 8, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Mukowski is more like that single middle finger she’s pointing at the voters in Alaska!

ihasurnominashun on October 8, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Someone should put Dick B up against that ditzy Ms. South Carolina from a while back. They sound exactly alike.

BJ* on October 8, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Two legged fool.

Saltysam on October 8, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Lina Meercowy: I am your pork queen … vote for me!

darwin on October 8, 2010 at 6:45 PM

You aren’t kidding when you say “moron.” That had to be one of the cheapest ads to make too. Love it.

The second one is hilarious! That poor kid pulling the whale guy in the wagon. Yeah, O’Donnell needs to go this route and be able inject some humor into the campaign. Something a little more memorable.

The third one…..painful. Must be one of the most boring ads ever.

I watched a really clever one this morning on the Carnahan’s (MO) wind farm payoff scandal. I can’t find the original video, so here’s a link to the post.

conservative pilgrim on October 8, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Murkowski: “Vote for me so we can continue to be dependent on the federal government.”

And where’s all this talk of a three-legged stool analogy I’ve never heard of before coming from?

theperfecteconomist on October 8, 2010 at 6:54 PM

I still love Ed’s explanation best:

First a mommy job meets a daddy job, and then they share a “special hug.”

Fallon on October 8, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Just a reminder — Dick Blumenthal’s a moron when it comes to job creation.

FIFY.

Rebar on October 8, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Just a reminder — Dick Blumenthal’s a moron when it comes to job creation.

FIFY.

Rebar on October 8, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Who looks like Skeletor with a Depression era haircut.

txmomof6 on October 8, 2010 at 6:59 PM

Heads up–guess who is sueing Dick?

U.S. Chamber of Commerce launches anti-Blumenthal ad
http://blogs.courant.com/capitol_watch/2010/10/us-chamber-of-commerce-launche.html

Here’s a pretty damning ad from them…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9kzBHSiTxU&feature=player_embedded

lovingmyUSA on October 8, 2010 at 7:11 PM

How could anyone vote for Blumenthal? He’s got a pencil neck and he exudes an aura of fraud and opportunism. Are people really that stupid?

/Oh wait. Yes they are. That’s why we have the 0-man.

Key West Reader on October 8, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Who looks like Skeletor with a Depression era haircut.

txmomof6 on October 8, 2010 at 6:59 PM

George McFly

slickwillie2001 on October 8, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Very good (the first ad). But McMahon’s answer would be good to tack onto the very end.

RINO in Name Only on October 8, 2010 at 7:57 PM

I still love Ed’s explanation best:

First a mommy job meets a daddy job, and then they share a “special hug.”

Fallon on October 8, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Don’t be silly, everyone knows they come from the Jobs Fairy.

RINO in Name Only on October 8, 2010 at 7:59 PM

That Blumenthal answer reminds me very much of this little gem!

Freddy on October 8, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Joe Miller ad:
(Voice over Lisa’s three-leg-image): Lisa Murkowski’s last ad bragged about her innate ability to prop up Alaskans with a “third leg”…a Washington leg…is Lisa Murkowski saying that we Alaskans are incapable of standing on our own two legs?

RMR on October 8, 2010 at 8:19 PM

The govt on our backs ad was funny and sadly very true which is usually the best source of comedy, the truth, even if it’s a tragic sort.

Yakko77 on October 8, 2010 at 8:24 PM

I love the second one. Did you notice at the end the narrator is about to take a bite of a candy bar and the government guy slaps it out of his hand? LOL–talk about nanny state–I thought of Michelle O immediately.

INC on October 8, 2010 at 8:27 PM

A friend of mine made up this Blumenthal/Ms. Teen South Carolina mashup. It’s awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxPgCzjB-ec

MikeZero on October 8, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Boccieri………great ad!

lilium on October 8, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Joe Miller ad:
(Voice over Lisa’s three-leg-image): Lisa Murkowski’s last ad bragged about her innate ability to prop up Alaskans with a “third leg”…a Washington leg…is Lisa Murkowski saying that we Alaskans are so lame that without Washington’s help we will never be able to stand on our own two legs?
We need an answer Lisa!

RMR on October 8, 2010 at 8:19 PM

RMR on October 8, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Richard Blumenthal is very creepy. Very, very creepy.

SouthernGent on October 8, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Just wondering–McMahon presented Blumenarse’s answer verbatim. But are CT voters smart enough to realize that he gave a dumb answer? Or should she have ‘splained the right way to create jobs, by getting government out of the workplace, and lowering corporate taxes?

Steve Z on October 8, 2010 at 9:59 PM

The second ad was great–they should run that in NY where the government wants to limit candy intake!

Steve Z on October 8, 2010 at 10:01 PM

The big government on our backs ad should work all over the country. I hope someone uses this image more and more. It is what the tea party is about. It captures the angst!

Big Brother doesn’t just watch you he rides you!

petunia on October 8, 2010 at 11:03 PM

is Lisa Murkowski saying that we Alaskans are incapable of standing on our own two legs?

RMR on October 8, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Three legs for a stool is well enough but for freedom loving Americans standing on two legs is much more important!

It’s pretty hard to run a three-legged-race and win against people who only have to run on two legs. Is that big government Alaska has to drag?

petunia on October 8, 2010 at 11:06 PM

I think the word “stool” sums up Murkowski completely and I’m not talking about a chair!

flytier on October 9, 2010 at 12:16 AM

So today Obama does an interview where he says he’s pleased that private sector job growth is headed in the right direction; that unfortunately the public sector is lagging; and that the only news an unemployed person considers to be good is the phrase “you’re hired.”

I had to check the date on the footage–it was definitely today.

Since the last jobs report I saw showed the loss of private sector jobs in September I don’t think the words “private” and “public” mean what he thinks they mean.

And in response to “you’re hired”, when I got my previous job this unemployed-again person should also have asked, “Great! so is this job funded by stimulus dollars?”

rwenger43 on October 9, 2010 at 3:10 AM

Love the 2nd ad. It should be adapted to go national. Toss in a senior trying to open a can of dog food when MC is cut. Christine should pick on Coons they same way. Show him as a pet on a Harry’s leash and then cut to an actual ‘coon up a tree. She’s been ridiculed might as well turn the table.

Kissmygrits on October 9, 2010 at 10:02 AM

Mcmahon got a tko on Bloomers.

2nd was funny.

3rd was pathetic.

jpmn on October 9, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Someone went and made a mash-up with Blumenthal and Miss South Carolina.

ynot4tony2 on October 9, 2010 at 1:17 PM

The mash-up I posted is different from the one posted earlier. Feel free to watch them both…

ynot4tony2 on October 9, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Pure genius. The ad consisted of virtually nothing but Blumies own words, and made him look like a fool.

iurockhead on October 9, 2010 at 1:38 PM