New House Dem ad: Don’t compare me to that damned dirty hippie Nancy Pelosi

posted at 1:13 pm on October 13, 2010 by Allahpundit

Comedy gold via Ben Smith from Georgia Democrat Jim Marshall, who reminds us that the cultural currency of Haight-Ashbury flower children circa 1967 is evergreen. Dig those trippy hand gestures, maaaaan. Marshall was a yes on TARP and a yes on the stimulus but an ass-saving no on ObamaCare, which means he fails to qualify as one of those “courageous” House Democrats who were dumb enough to back The One on pushing his agenda. A toast to the condemned:

“There are a lot of folks who took some really tough votes over the last 20 months knowing that it was bad for them politically, who voted for health care reform even though the polls said this would cause them problems in the next election, who voted for financial regulatory reform even though they knew that by supporting it it would impact big money pouring in and directing negative ads towards them,” the president said during a webcast town hall from The George Washington University. “And they did it anyway. And that was risky for them.”

The president highlighted some of those members who cast votes that could put their congressional careers at risk.

‘There have been a surprising number of folks who have been willing to stand up,” Obama said mentioning specifically by name Rep. Tom Perriello, D-Ala., Rep. John Boccieri, D-Ohio, Betsy Markey, D-Colo. “There have just been some folks who really stood up knowing that the might be putting their congressional careers at risk. And that’s been a pleasant surprise.”

It’s kind of him to remind voters in their districts what loyal little handmaidens for Hopenchange Perriello et al. have been. No good deed goes unpunished, eh? Meanwhile, the punchline: Marshall’s no vote on ObamaCare probably isn’t going to save him after all. Nate Silver gives him less than a 40 percent chance of holding the seat based on recent polling.

Serious question: Have Republican ads bashed Pelosi as much over the past month as Blue Dog ones have? The “Wizard of Oz” parody directed by Ladd Ehlinger doesn’t really count because that was a spot for Madam Speaker’s actual opponent. I’m talking nationally. Someone needs to crunch the numbers.

Update: See what I mean?


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Man, this guys’ conservative percentage is almost as high as John McCain’s…

catmman on October 13, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Funny how these Democrats were just fine with Nancy Pelosi in 2008 and 2009.

amerpundit on October 13, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Christine O’Donnell ad: “I am not a witch”
Democrat candidates ads: “I am not a Democrat”.

ChrisB on October 13, 2010 at 1:20 PM

Endorsed by the eeeevil Chamber of Commerce!

JammieWearingFool on October 13, 2010 at 1:20 PM

Needs some gunfire.

forest on October 13, 2010 at 1:21 PM

Pelosi has cut all these turds loose to say whatever they want.

Every last one of them are liars.

tetriskid on October 13, 2010 at 1:21 PM

..good, caatig got one o’ them hick announcers to do this, din’t they?

“Cayen’t?”

..not so sure I’d tout an NRA endorsement these days; almost as specious as gettin’ th’ back slap form th’ VFW, old son.

The War Planner on October 13, 2010 at 1:21 PM

It’s kind of him to remind voters in their districts what loyal little handmaidens for Hopenchange Perriello et al. have been. No good deed goes unpunished, eh?

Yeah, my thoughts exactly. I bet Marshall would stand a much better chance if Obama would just decide to give him the ole’ Chamber of Commerce treatment for a speech or 2.

stldave on October 13, 2010 at 1:21 PM

Why doesn’t the guy change parties and be done with it?

Rebar on October 13, 2010 at 1:22 PM

That ad is hysterical!

Abby Adams on October 13, 2010 at 1:22 PM

I wonder if he voted for Nancy as Speaker?

tommer74 on October 13, 2010 at 1:22 PM

I liked Jim Marshall better when he was playing with the Vikings.

Bishop on October 13, 2010 at 1:23 PM

HE’S A DEMOCRAT………THEREFORE HE MUST BE DEFEATED.

In fact, I’d be in favor of throwing out every single person in Congress and starting over (and by default it would mean a GOP takeover). If the GOP doesn’t get a steel spine then they can suffer the same fate in 2012.

TEANAMI!!!!!!!

PappyD61 on October 13, 2010 at 1:23 PM

The label “Democrat” is getting to be as bad as “Pedo” & “Wife beater”.

portlandon on October 13, 2010 at 1:24 PM

THREAD WINNER!!!!

Pelosi has cut all these turds loose to say whatever they want.

Every last one of them are liars.

tetriskid on October 13, 2010 at 1:21 PM

PappyD61 on October 13, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Didn’t Pelosi give some Dems a pass on voting for health care, knowing they may be in political trouble in November? I think so, and I’m betting this guy is one of them. Had the circumstances been different….and he wasn’t worried about his political career…I’ve no doubt his vote would have been a yea, as well.

capejasmine on October 13, 2010 at 1:24 PM

“Cuz sheeeooot, we jus’ caint suppooort it!”

Nice local inflection in the voice-over, jeebus.

Bishop on October 13, 2010 at 1:24 PM

By the way, here are the two Democrats’ opponents:

- Martha Roby

- Austin Scott

Great conservatives who deserve support.

amerpundit on October 13, 2010 at 1:25 PM

You’re still a Dem, still a number in Pelosi’s collective. No sale. Enjoy your time in Georgia, which is also a long way from Washington D.C. too

thebrokenrattle on October 13, 2010 at 1:27 PM

Have Republican ads bashed Pelosi as much over the past month as Blue Dog ones have?

Mike Fitzpatrick has absolutely hammered Rep. Patrick Murphy (PA-8) over his closeness with Pelosi. He has a wonderful ad that loops over and over a clip of Pelosi with Murphy at a rally, waving her arms sounding like a crazy aunt in the attic yelling “Let’s hear it for Patrick Murphy!” I’ve received two mailers already with Pelosi’s picture on them next to Murphy.

rockmom on October 13, 2010 at 1:28 PM

These I’m really a conservative, trust me! DINO attempts won’t work.

But it’s fun to see them try.

Like watching a blotto drunk try to talk and walk a straight line.

Ossifer! I only had a snifter of medicinal brandy for the cold!

profitsbeard on October 13, 2010 at 1:28 PM

I wonder who actually voted for Pelosi as Speaker, and why. Were they possessed, enchanted, what? Should SHE be running the “I am not a Witch” ad.

She would probably be advised not to smile, or even appear in it though. No one would believe it.

Lily on October 13, 2010 at 1:28 PM

There is no such thing as a Moderate Democrat.

Not in Georgia, not anywhere.

petunia on October 13, 2010 at 1:28 PM

New House Dem ad: Don’t compare me to that damned dirty hippie Nancy Pelosi

They left out the “smelly” part… it’s that damned dirty smelly hippie Nancy Pelosi

petefrt on October 13, 2010 at 1:29 PM

Jeez, what’s next? How about a Democrat incumbent re-enacting that scene from the movie “Joe”, where the Joe character is sitting in a bar cursing about hippies and the Democrat incumbent is sitting next to him and says “I just killed one, and I oppose Nancy Pelosi too”.

ardenenoch on October 13, 2010 at 1:29 PM

A Southern Dem is still a Dem. Boot ‘em out.

kingsjester on October 13, 2010 at 1:30 PM

A toast to the condemned

a drink of hemlock…

ted c on October 13, 2010 at 1:31 PM

It’s kind of him to remind voters in their districts what loyal little handmaidens for Hopenchange Perriello et al. have been

I sure hope that The Little Home for the Former Congressmen has some room for them, it’s going to need it.

ted c on October 13, 2010 at 1:33 PM

So if you’re going to vote for someone who opposes Empress Pelosi, why not vote for the Republican?

“Vote for me, the Democrat, because I’ll oppose the Democrat agenda.” Yeah, that fails the logic test.

rbj on October 13, 2010 at 1:34 PM

So great to have the NRA, Chamber of Commerce, and Right to Life(!) endorsing these tools.

changer1701 on October 13, 2010 at 1:35 PM

Why vote for an 82% percent Republican when you can have a 100%?

Hening on October 13, 2010 at 1:35 PM

“Vote for me, the Democrat, because I’ll oppose the Democrat agenda.” Yeah, that fails the logic test.

rbj on October 13, 2010 at 1:34 PM

remove “Democrat”
insert “The Party that Shall Remain Nameless”

updates.

ted c on October 13, 2010 at 1:37 PM

Where is his Speaker vote from 2008?

mankai on October 13, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Democrats should rename themselves as the Pee Party.

Shy Guy on October 13, 2010 at 1:39 PM

LOL. NRA and Right to Life endorsements. Why are you a Democrat?

Ted Torgerson on October 13, 2010 at 1:40 PM

Switch parties, big guy.

Marcus on October 13, 2010 at 1:46 PM

OhMyGod: Jim Marshall was endorsed by that EEEEEEVIL Chamber of Commerce taking all that EEEEEEEVIL foreign money! Gotta vote for his flower-power opponent, even if he’s a Republican!

Steve Z on October 13, 2010 at 1:49 PM

HE’S A DEMOCRAT………THEREFORE HE MUST BE DEFEATED.

In fact, I’d be in favor of throwing out every single person in Congress and starting over (and by default it would mean a GOP takeover). If the GOP doesn’t get a steel spine then they can suffer the same fate in 2012.

TEANAMI!!!!!!!

PappyD61 on October 13, 2010 at 1:23 PM

Think this one through. Why would we want a GOP takeover when they have been just as guilty of pushing stupid policies over the years?

What is needed is for voters to make informed decisions. Learn what candidates support what policies and agendas and vote their conscience.

Think about it.

shick on October 13, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Where is his Speaker vote from 2008?

mankai on October 13, 2010 at 1:38 PM

I did find that he voted for her in 2006, she won with unanimous support from her party and he was in congress at the time.

I did some looking at his website and some of the bills he sponsored, things he wrote and speeches and he not all that bad. If I had to like a Democrat, this guy might be it…..but he is still a Democrat and needs to be defeated.

tommer74 on October 13, 2010 at 1:52 PM

It is getting ugly out there… Did you see that we have had another throw-down at a political function. Brown and Whitman debate fight

Nearly Nobody on October 13, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Serious question: Have Republican ads bashed Pelosi as much over the past month as Blue Dog ones have?

When your enemy is self destructing, it’s best to stay the hell out of the way.

BacaDog on October 13, 2010 at 1:56 PM

If Blue Dogs hate her so much, why do they vote with her on everything that she wants them to?

lorien1973 on October 13, 2010 at 1:57 PM

He’s actually better than most RINOs.

I feel dirty now, must take shower.

tommer74 on October 13, 2010 at 1:57 PM

Come on…Pelosi is in charge of the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress ever!

JetBoy on October 13, 2010 at 1:58 PM

ChrisB on October 13, 2010 at 1:20 PM

+1

VibrioCocci on October 13, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Jim Marshall is supported by the Chamber of Congress. Is he the one getting all the foriegn money then?

jpmn on October 13, 2010 at 2:00 PM

I think he needs to demand a recount, the VFW PAC didn’t endorse him?

lizzie beth on October 13, 2010 at 2:01 PM

No matter the outcome in November, I am savoring these moments watching Democrats tap dance.

VibrioCocci on October 13, 2010 at 2:01 PM

Christine O’Donnell ad: “I am not a witch”
Democrat candidates ads: “I am not a Democrat”.

ChrisB on October 13, 2010 at 1:20 PM

That’s a pretty good idea.
An ad spoofing Democrats saying ” I’m not a Democrat. I’m not anything you’ve heard. I’m you.”

NeoKong on October 13, 2010 at 2:15 PM

How dishonest!

They want you to vote for them because they voted with the Republicans a few times!!!!

If they had Conservative values they should not be Democtrats. If they like the Republicans so much, they should be Republicans.

This is absurd, and sick!

William2006 on October 13, 2010 at 2:16 PM

Pelosi must feel like the red headed step child. Too bad someone doesnt have a scale showing Pelosi’s blood pressure moment to moment.

Greed on October 13, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Learn what candidates support what policies and agendas and vote their conscience.

Think about it.

shick on October 13, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Your concern is greatly appreciated.

The only vote that matters, is, “For whom did you vote for Speaker?” Because without Democrats in control of Congress, no one would have had to vote against the Porkulus, or ObamaCare — they never would have even come up.

And if you’re really concerned about “what candidates support what policies and agendas,” you better include: “what candidates support what individuals for leadership positions.” And on that one, every single Democrat candidate will fail. Waxman, Harman, Dingell, Frank — not to mention Pelosi — they must all be removed from positions of power. The only way to do that is to elect as many Republicans as possible — no matter what the Democrat candidate claims his/her views are.

notropis on October 13, 2010 at 2:24 PM

I wonder who actually voted for Pelosi as Speaker, and why.
Lily on October 13, 2010 at 1:28 PM

No Democrats voted against Pelosi for Speaker in the 111th Congress. Marshall did not vote against her. A vote for Marshall is a vote for Pelosi.

MassVictim on October 13, 2010 at 2:25 PM

He’s actually better than most RINOs.

I feel dirty now, must take shower.

tommer74 on October 13, 2010 at 1:57 PM

Actually, he’s not. Because as long as he’s part of the Democrat Majority, Congress will continue to be led by Barney Frank, Henry Waxman, John Dingell, etc.

I’m no RINO fan, but now that we’re to the general election, any “R” is better than any “D,” period. Because no matter how good you think your “D” is, having them in office gives power to the bad “D”s.

notropis on October 13, 2010 at 2:27 PM

This is comedy gold, who would have ever thought things would get so bad you’d see commercials like that. Hilarious.

scalleywag on October 13, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Austin Scott Is the Republican candidate who is running against Democrat Rep. Jim Marshall in Georgia’s 8th Congressional District.

Learn more about Austin Scott at his campaign website:

http://www.scottforga.com/index.php

Austin Scott has info on his website about how closely tied to Nancy Pelosi Rep. Jim Marshall actually is:

If Jim Marshall’s Not Going to Vote Pelosi for Speaker, He Should Return Her Money

For Immediate Release September 28, 2010 Contact: Sam Ray 703.624.6770

Macon, GA – Yesterday, in a CQ Politics article posted online, Jim Marshall declined to publicly support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker. Instead, Marshall offered he would “prefer more moderate leadership” in the House. (CQPolitics.com)

Since 2000, Marshall has received $47,000 from Pelosi and in return he has voted for her to be Speaker four times.

In Congress, Jim Marshall has voted with Pelosi 89% of the time, including $700 billion TARP, $800 billion failed stimulus, and to increase the national debt ceiling to $14 trillion.

Isn’t it interesting that as the election gets closer, Jim Marshall moves farther away from the Speaker?

If Marshall’s a man of his word and not a “Pelosi-crat,” like he wants us to believe, then he should return the Speaker’s money and apologize to the people of Georgia for voting with her.

http://www.scottforga.com/index.php/2010/09/give-it-back-jim/

Tell everybody you know in Georgia’s 8th District to vote for Austin Scott!

wren on October 13, 2010 at 2:53 PM

√ WoosterOh likes Dont compare me to that damn dirty hippie Nancy Pelosi

WoosterOh on October 13, 2010 at 2:54 PM

The only vote that matters, is, “For whom did you vote for Speaker?” Because without Democrats in control of Congress, no one would have had to vote against the Porkulus, or ObamaCare — they never would have even come up.

notropis on October 13, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Let’s have some fun!

Every single Democrat who is running for Congress should be asked at every single campaign stop: WHY they will or won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi to be Speaker of the House (or the Democrat Minority Leader)?

A video montage of the answers from Democrats across the country would be entertaining for us all and VERY EDUCATIONAL.

wren on October 13, 2010 at 3:07 PM

The “Wizard of Oz” parody directed by Ladd Ehlinger

“This video is no longer available due to copyright claim by EMI Publishing”

I guess that will teach me to be quicker!

oldleprechaun on October 13, 2010 at 3:31 PM

Man, this guys’ conservative percentage is almost twice as high as John McCain’s…

catmman on October 13, 2010 at 1:16 PM

FIFY

esnap on October 13, 2010 at 3:46 PM

Was here there in time to vote for the Speaker of the House? If so, who did he vote for?

scotash on October 13, 2010 at 4:05 PM

“There have just been some folks who really stood up knowing that the might be putting their congressional careers at risk. And that’s been a pleasant surprise.”

…he said as he nudged their political corpses with the toe of his well-polished shoe.

disa on October 13, 2010 at 4:33 PM

“I’m a lifelong Democrat, but my heart belongs to Republicans.”

The jokes write themselves.

franksalterego on October 13, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Considering the RINO’s in congress vote for 65% of the progressive agenda, this claim of voting with the reps is dubious at best. Vote for one of the conservatives running against him.

csdeven on October 13, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Cartman: Hippies.They’re everywhere. They wanna save the earth, but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad.

Cartman: I hate hippies! I mean, the way they always talk about “protectin’ the earth” and then drive around in cars that get poor gas mileage and wear those stupid bracelets – I hate ‘em! I wanna kick ‘em in the nuts!

mechkiller_k on October 13, 2010 at 1:25 PM

What’s yellow and orange and looks great on a hippie?

Fire

AaronGuzman on October 13, 2010 at 6:17 PM

That’s hilarious… “He’s a long way from San Fransisco!”

HotAirExpert on October 13, 2010 at 6:33 PM

I went to get a fishing license at a local sporting-goods store and hanging on the back of the cash register was a cartoon.

It said: “If you are feeling bad remember that, somewhere, there is a Mr. Pelosi!”

shorebird on October 14, 2010 at 1:36 AM

You know, it sort of surprises me that none of these embattled Dems have actually gone as far as to change parties. Not that it would necessarily help, but it is something that happens once in a while… has there ever been a time when it might have seemed more politically helpful than it does now?

Dirty Creature on October 14, 2010 at 7:41 AM