DSCC freaking out over Cory Gardner ad that literally calls Udall a “nice guy”

posted at 9:41 pm on September 24, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

The ad is good, but what’s better is the reaction from the national Democratic Senatorial committee about the ad. This is not the behavior of a winning team.

First, the ad. It’s a good ad, tapping into the idea that Sen. Mark Udall has been a creature of Washington for far too long, and that he comes from a family whose aspirations and careers live there, too. Unlike Gardner, who touts his tractor-building Coloradan past and family. It uses Gardner’s engaging truly nice-guy charm to score a point on his opponent while keeping it positively sunshiney on the political ad scale. Stipulated that the “nice guy” has a hint of a “bless your heart” feel, but this is not an outrage-inspiring ad.

The DSCC disagrees, and their reaction to it is so very out of sync with the content of the ad that it really. Here’s the statement:

“It’s clear Congressman Cory Gardner’s campaign is struggling to overcome the damage done by his support for laws that could block a woman’s access to common forms of birth control, take away women’s personal health care decisions even in cases of rape or incest, and roll women’s health care rights back decades. It’s disgusting that Congressman Gardner would stoop as low as attacking Senator Mark Udall’s late father and it is beneath a candidate running for the U.S. Senate. Congressman Gardner should apologize to Senator Udall and his family and pull the ad off the air.”

An “attack” on Udall’s father, you see. Mentioning a rather standard point in his biography is a “disgusting” “attack” “beneath a candidate running for the U.S. Senate” that should be pulled off the air. This ad.

Uh huh:

Susan Davis, a reporter with USA Today, seems a tad confused, along with the rest of us:

Hate speech is anything uttered by a Republican, don’tcha know? And, now career politicians are apparently a protected class:

Read the whole Twitchy feed on this freak-out, here.


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According to the DSCC, stating that a person ran for president once is a “disgusting attack” on that person?

Not but pointing out that your father got his butt kicked by Jimmy Carter is.

Laurence on September 24, 2014 at 9:49 PM

I love to see the left freak out. Gardner’s ad is another example of why I like the guy so much.

He will be a breath of fresh air after the disgusting Udall is retired in January.

Come on Colorado….. elect this guy. :)

cat_owner on September 24, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Oh, and true to form, the Udall campaign attacks the ad by bringing up

a) abortion
b) contraception

He’s got NOTHING else.

cat_owner on September 24, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Have had the pleasure to meet soon-to-be Senator Gardner (and his awesome Congressional staff) twice. You won’t find a nicer, more engaging politician. Whatever faux outrage this ad is supposed to sell, it’s a load of BS.

Cory’s a good man … and a huge upgrade for Colorado.
Do the right thing!

Pelosi Schmelosi on September 24, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Liberalism is a mental disorder 101 here.

changer1701 on September 24, 2014 at 9:57 PM

damned if you do , damned if you don’t. What do the libs want? Snarky negative ads or the nice guy approach? I am truly confused.

warmairfan on September 24, 2014 at 9:58 PM

damned if you do , damned if you don’t. What do the libs want? Snarky negative ads or the nice guy approach? I am truly confused.

warmairfan on September 24, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Libs don’t really care so long as we lose.

txhsmom on September 24, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Udall’s own website has that his father ran for President in 76.

Mark’s family is no stranger to public service. His father, Morris “Mo” Udall, served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years and ran for the Democratic nomination for President in 1976. His uncle, Stewart, was widely revered for his accomplishments while serving as Secretary of the Interior under U.S. Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. In 2008, Mark’s cousin, Tom Udall, was elected to the Senate from New Mexico.

RickB on September 24, 2014 at 10:05 PM

DSCC freaking out over Cory Gardner ad that literally calls Udall a “nice guy”

I come to bury Udall not to praise him.

Seriously, this ad could well be a model for campaign 2016.

Happy Nomad on September 24, 2014 at 10:06 PM

That’s an aweful lot of outrageously outraged over that 30 seconds.

Great post MKH.

It reminds me of the typical DWS response to just about anything. They are really unhinged.

But in all honesty I’d like to see some Col. Allen West style outrage, in response to their faux outrage.

wolly4321 on September 24, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Not only a clever, effective ad on its surface, but that the libs are screaming over it proves its efficacy.

More, please.

TXUS on September 24, 2014 at 10:14 PM

RickB on September 24, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Good catch. More leftist hypocrisy.

cat_owner on September 24, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Dscc is freaking out. Double the ad buy tomorrow.

matthew8787 on September 24, 2014 at 10:23 PM

OK. I watched the ad, I listened carefully to the words and well, I guess I had a bad link because I missed the attack part. Does it have something to do with working on tractors?

Dan_NV on September 24, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Hmmm…maybe because this ALINSKY crap works.
After all, these are the same lying propagandists that had half of the country believing that Romney paid no taxes for years and killed a woman with cancer by yanking her HC.
.
When all you have are lies……….

FlaMurph on September 24, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Hard to listen to, probably because I was focused in on the first few notes of “A Perfect Day” by Danny Cope. Great song.

PackerBronco on September 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM

“It’s clear Congressman Cory Gardner’s campaign is struggling to overcome the damage done by his support for laws that could block a woman’s access to common forms of birth control, take away women’s personal health care decisions even in cases of rape or incest, and roll women’s health care rights back decades.”

Are they still harping on that nonsense? Guess what, Democrat morons? Women care about the economy and national security and don’t appreciate politicians treating them like walking vaginas.

Aizen on September 24, 2014 at 10:51 PM

“It’s clear Congressman Cory Gardner’s campaign is struggling to overcome the damage done by his support for laws that could block a woman’s access to common forms of birth control, take away women’s personal health care decisions even in cases of rape or incest, and roll women’s health care rights back decades.”

Are they still harping on that nonsense? Guess what, Democrat morons? Women care about the economy and national security and don’t appreciate politicians treating them like walking genitalia.

Aizen on September 24, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Mark’s family is no stranger to public service. His father, Morris “Mo” Udall, served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years and ran for the Democratic nomination for President in 1976. His uncle, Stewart, was widely revered for his accomplishments while serving as Secretary of the Interior under U.S. Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. In 2008, Mark’s cousin, Tom Udall, was elected to the Senate from New Mexico.

Yeah, well I’m 61 and take a udall every morning.

arnold ziffel on September 24, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Very effective ad – perfect tone – and it garnered a perfect and completely predictable response from obama liberals. Gardner is definitely on the right track.

Pork-Chop on September 24, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Congressman Gardner should apologize to Senator Udall and his family and pull the ad off the air.”

Oh! I’d love to write Gardner’s apology for him:

I’m sorry if anyone was offended by my calling Udall a nice guy. Obviously, I chose my words carelessly. Based on the DSCC’s response, Democrats are all a bunch of freakin’ wackos.

CJ on September 24, 2014 at 11:19 PM

The fact that Gardner is running a positive ad at this point and that the Udall campaign is attacking him for it says all you need to know about the state of the race.

Also, aren’t women offended by the fact that Democrats always try to talk down to them to get them to vote for their party? It’s sad because it actually works a lot of the time.

GOPRanknFile on September 24, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Reminds me of Dick Smothers, in Tommy’s face, yelling at him, “Tommy… you are so stupid!” To which Tommy replied, outraged, “I am too!”

Fast forward:

Cory Gardner: “Mark Udall is a nice guy.”

DSCC: “No, he’s not!” “Oh, wait… what did I say?”

IndieDogg on September 24, 2014 at 11:42 PM

I love this ad. Everything he says is true and yet pleasantly stated.

I would love a GOP ad (it could be used everywhere around the country) that shows a woman saying “I care about jobs, national security and the future of my children. Can you believe that, because I’m a woman, the Democratic Party thinks all I care about is spreading abortion-on-demand and free birth control?”

We need to take back the abortion issue and stop arguing about rape and incest. We need to paint them with their true motto: “Abortion any time, any reason and preferably taxpayer funded.” They are extremists and their position is UNPOPULAR. Make them OWN it. The pro-abort gotcha question: do you think it is OK to abort a child because they have Downs syndrome. If they can’t say no then remind everyone they think death is the solution for disabilities.

Deni101 on September 24, 2014 at 11:50 PM

A Senatorial Freshman Class that includes Cory Gardner and Tom Cotton can’t be bad for the country.

Another Drew on September 25, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Dscc is freaking out. Double the ad buy tomorrow.

matthew8787 on September 24, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Exactly. If people see the ad and then see the Dems loopy reaction, it could be a real eye-opener.

But they have to see the ad.

Double the ad buy. This one is turning into a Chinese-finger-trap for the Dems.

Pythagoras on September 25, 2014 at 12:55 AM

The DSCC disagrees, and their reaction to it is so very out of sync with the content of the ad that it really.

You have me on tenterhooks. That is really what?

cptacek on September 25, 2014 at 1:14 AM

I dunno. The Dems are all about idiotic talking points and plain lies.

And the problem is, it seems to work pretty well with the ahem electorate.

Family, middle-class, women. They spout this false mantra and it usually works.

Pretty sad.

Sherman1864 on September 25, 2014 at 1:55 AM

Democrats have short memories, how many times did the Dems bring up George Romney and his run for presidency??

RonK on September 25, 2014 at 2:02 AM

But…But…But…

Obama Disgraceful “Romney Killed My Wife” Cancer Ad:
http://www.dividedstates.com/obama-disgraceful-romney-killed-my-wife-cancer-ad-further-demeaning-office-of-president-again/

…BUNCH OF BLEEPING PROGRESSIVE HYPOCRITES…!!

Pelosi Schmelosi on September 25, 2014 at 2:47 AM

I think the ad is boring and comes across phony.

And I don’t think the Democrat reaction means the ad’s effective. They’ll use any excuse to attack.

But, yeah, when he says, “my dad?” and kind of pretends to almost laugh and then talks about tractors… seems so corny. It reminds me of one of those Werthers Original commercials with that music and the way the lines are delivered. I almost expected him to say that he could still remember the first time he was given a Werthers Original by his father. And then his son would come and he’d pat him on the head.

Hey, if people fall for it and vote for Gardner, then great!

bluegill on September 25, 2014 at 6:42 AM

Dems define hate. Anything that hurts their cause is hateful. It’s really that simple.

MT on September 25, 2014 at 8:09 AM

Reality doesn’t matter. If they can make their outrage the story, they win with everyone who doesn’t pay enough attention but still votes… which is A LOT of people.

MT on September 25, 2014 at 8:13 AM

An ad with women discussing abortion and contraception would be a bold move for the gop. They seem to be afraid of discussing very much these days. One with seniors discussing Dr. Zeke’s idea that offing yourself at 75 is a good idea, would be another great discussion. The ad could show the whole family sitting around the kitchen table saying their goodbyes to poppa and nana would be a real dose of reality.

Kissmygrits on September 25, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Could Gardner come out in favor of over the counter birth control pills?

talkingpoints on September 25, 2014 at 8:41 AM

I haven’t seen any outrage from Debbie Wassup Schultz lately. Has she been banished to boogieland?

woodhull on September 25, 2014 at 9:05 AM

The kind of hysteria they display used to be the evidence needed to have someone restrained and detained in the padded room for observation.

Buddahpundit on September 25, 2014 at 9:18 AM

But they have to see the ad.

Double the ad buy. This one is turning into a Chinese-finger-trap for the Dems.

Pythagoras on September 25, 2014 at 12:55 AM

This one is a real head-scratcher. Most political ads are utterly forgettable including this one. So to point and gawk, rant and rave at this inoffensive bit of political pablum serves only to draw more folks to viewing it where they will learn that, yes, the Udalls are members of the permanent political class.

The only things I can figure is that Udall’s internal polling is so abysmal that they’re just going to start throwing things at the wall and see what sticks. Today: feigned outrage. Tomorrow: Udall douses himself in gasoline and threatens to light a match unless Gardner withdraws from the race. When Gardner refuses, LSM decries him as heartless and mean.

dreadnought62 on September 25, 2014 at 9:26 AM

“Four legs good, two legs bad” pretty much sums up the democrat approach to campaigning. Four legs makes it a lot easier to wallow in the muck of corruption that is the hallmark of the Democrat Syndicate.

SteveThomas on September 25, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Hey lady, your first textlink do-dad is a bit Rothman-like.

S. D. on September 25, 2014 at 9:58 AM

I can see the DSCC’s point. Presidential candidates, especially Democratic ones, are often pretty loathsome.

SD on September 25, 2014 at 10:04 AM

We were going to retire in CO but the Kalifornia Libtards have infested it, after pooping their own nest.

Tard on September 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM

It’s an “attack” to say Mark Udall’s father ran for President and his family had a lot of people in D.C.

NO decent person would say such a thing.

http://www.markudall.senate.gov/?p=about_mark

Mark’s family is no stranger to public service. His father, Morris “Mo” Udall, served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years and ran for the Democratic nomination for President in 1976. His uncle, Stewart, was widely revered for his accomplishments while serving as Secretary of the Interior under U.S. Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. In 2008, Mark’s cousin, Tom Udall, was elected to the Senate from New Mexico.

OMG that is an inconceivably bad horrific attack on Udall by… Udall. On Udall’s webpage about Udall.

Weird that Udall is attacking himself so horrifically.

gekkobear on September 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Terrific ad!! I would give my full support in a heartbeat if running in my State. Da*m tired of the corruption, drama, and lies coming from the current Washington establishment! WE need to throw all the bums out and start over.

karlinsync on September 25, 2014 at 11:41 AM

“It’s clear Congressman Cory Gardner’s campaign is struggling to overcome the damage done by his support for laws that could block a woman’s access to common forms of birth control, take away women’s personal health care decisions even in cases of rape or incest, and roll women’s health care rights back decades. It’s disgusting that Congressman Gardner would stoop as low as attacking Senator Mark Udall’s late father and it is beneath a candidate running for the U.S. Senate. Congressman Gardner should apologize to Senator Udall and his family and pull the ad off the air.”

This pretty much sums up how stupid Democrat voters are.

cajunpatriot on September 25, 2014 at 12:44 PM

McCain’s already said he won’t campaign for Gardner because he was such BFFs with Udall’s father. Will McCain jump in to defend the Udall family honor against this “scurrilous attack” and demand that Gardner pull the ad as well?

Gator Country on September 25, 2014 at 2:10 PM

According to the DSCC, stating that a person ran for president once is a “disgusting attack” on that person?

If the person ran for president as a Democrat, the statement might well be considered a “disgusting attack”!

…and a well warranted one…

landlines on September 25, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Ben Shapiro has a 12 point book out on how to debate liberals. As a kindle book it is 99 cents, get it.

Liberals have a single play. They name call. Don’t accept it, get the first rhetorical punch in. For a great example watch Shapiro destroy Piers Morgan after Sandy Hook.

Stop with the my opponent is a nice guy stuff. Libs want to enslave you to their taxes and regulations.

jpmn on September 25, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Cory Gardner supports illegal alien amnesty:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/06/Gardner-Runs-Left-On-Immigration

bluegill on October 13, 2014 at 6:13 PM