House Majority PAC and the permanent Democrat majority or whatever

posted at 5:01 pm on May 11, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

Forget all that pandering you’ve heard about Republican gains during this mid-term election cycle. It’s clearly just more propaganda from the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy… sound and fury without substance. The real news is apparently that the Democrats are ready to take back control of the House of Representatives. That could be difficult, what with all of that heavy duty conservative money – which they hate to see in politics – lined up against them But they’re hard at work countering it… with big money of their own.

Enter the House Majority PAC. They’re busy raising money and stepping into congressional races. This should spell big trouble for the Republicans I bet. Let’s check in and see how they’ve been doing so far.

Back in December, they jumped in to help out the campaign of Nick Rahall. This resulted in the campaign issuing false claims of an endorsement by the WV Chamber of Commerce so outlandish that the CoC had to issue a call themselves for a retraction. (You can read about the current, rather sorry state of the Rahall campaign here.)

In January, HMP decided to ride to the rescue of Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona, developing an independent ad which took the curious tack of praising her for throwing Barack Obama under the bus. That one was far fetched enough that even CNN wasn’t buying it, and led to accusations that they had been coordinating with the Kirkpatrick campaign in violation of election laws.

In March, apparently feeling that they hadn’t “helped” quite enough, they jumped back into the Rahall campaign, this time pushing a heartwarming tale of a retired coal miner who admired Rahall’s record on energy. Unfortunately, only a few moments of checking showed that their chosen spokesperson was an elected Democrat official and paid union officer. From the other side of the fight, they next claimed that the Republican in the race opposed black lung benefits. Once again, a few moments of background investigation left FactCheck.org unimpressed.

This past month, undeterred by their previous “success” stories, they decided to accuse Evan Jenkins, (the aforementioned Republican) of having taken contributions from Massey Energy, the company responsible for a previous coal mine collapse. Unfortunately those pesky things known as “facts” got in the way again, revealing that the contribution came from long before the incident in question, and (as a bonus) that Rahall was a shareholder in the company at the time of the disaster. Here’s a local video story of that particular debacle.

What’s next for the House Majority PAC? Only time will tell. But if you know of any GOP candidates out there locked in a tight House race, you might want to suggest that HMP check in and “help” out their opponents. They’ve clearly got the magic touch.


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Heh. I eat this kinda’ stuff up with a big ol’ spoon…

OmahaConservative on May 11, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Ooh, wouldn’t it be fine if this were an clandestine Republican sabotage organization?

Yeah, well I can dream, can’t I?

I know, I know- the Pubs would just take that old wooden shoe and put out their own eye with it rather than throwing it in the gears.

Dolce Far Niente on May 11, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Democrats lie, they lie all the time. Obama has made lying acceptable to any and all leftists. We sure don’t have a media that will call themselve….er democrats on it.

jukin3 on May 11, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Ooh, wouldn’t it be fine if this were an clandestine Republican sabotage organization?

There is. Unfortunately they use it on themselves…

Hard Right on May 11, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Nickie Joe Rahall is a dead man walking!

ezspirit on May 11, 2014 at 5:24 PM

The HMP could always start telling how zero is solidly behind it’s candidates, with accompanying soundbytes…that oughta knock it outta the park!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 11, 2014 at 5:35 PM

, and led to accusations that they had been coordinating with the Kirkpatrick campaign in violation of election laws.

Fascist-Democrats violating election laws? I am so shocked you could knock me over with a 16 ton weight.

rbj on May 11, 2014 at 5:36 PM

The Dems know the media always has their backs … as do Establishment Republicans when they attack conservatives.

bw222 on May 11, 2014 at 5:36 PM

But WHAT ABOUT THE KITTENS ???

(see end of imbedded video)

kurtzz3 on May 11, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Unfortunately those pesky things known as “facts” got in the way again, revealing that the contribution came from long before the incident in question, and (as a bonus) that Rahall was a shareholder in the company at the time of the disaster. Here’s a local video story of that particular debacle.

I played the clip as you suggested. The clip reports that Rahall was a bondholder, not a shareholder. To be sure, each is an investor, but I’m concerned about what this says about credibility. What else is wrong?

BuckeyeSam on May 11, 2014 at 5:38 PM

The only sad thing about any of this is that there are awfully blind and stupid people believing it.

crosshugger on May 11, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Where is Schadenfreude when you need him?

oscarwilde on May 11, 2014 at 6:19 PM

The GOP leadership is, frankly, too stupid to bother to look at history, either 1986 in particular or the last 30 years in general. 60% of immigrants and 75% of illegal immigrants come from six countries, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Costa Rica. Those countries are basket cases and the new Americans from there are voting 2:1 to turn the US into equally dysfunctional basket cases. If the GOP is not smart enough to see that then the party deserves to die so that some other party that actually represents people who seek to keep the country free and prosperous can emerge.

The GOP leadership must be using Common Core math to do the calculations on Immigration… and the result is exactly what you’d expect…

http://www.imperfectamerica.com

imperfectamerica on May 11, 2014 at 7:18 PM

60% of immigrants and 75% of illegal immigrants come from six countries, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Costa Rica.

My bad… Number 7, Nicaragua should not be there…

imperfectamerica on May 11, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Laugh all you like. Meanwhile the LoFo’s eat it up. These HMP people aren’t stupid, they’re just trawling for the bottom-feeders, and there’s more votes to be had from LoFo’s than there are from political junkies who care about this stuff.

bofh on May 11, 2014 at 9:26 PM

I don’t think the LoFo’s vote in midterm elections.
They do in WA State, with MAIL IN REGISTRATION AND VOTING!!
Whoooooo! illegal? No Problem!
Fifty people registered to the same address? OK!

Republicans Need Not Apply here

Tard on May 11, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Which fascist party is going to pretend to control the bureaucracy?

What a nail biter.

Another Libertarian on May 11, 2014 at 11:44 PM

If the GOP goes all in with this amnesty stuff, a Democrat majority is exactly what we’ll have.

New Slogan: Vote Republican, because we’re not quite as awful as the Democrats.

SAMinVA on May 12, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Is Piglosi running the HMP? It sounds as delusional as she does.

Kissmygrits on May 12, 2014 at 8:57 AM