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Childers Blasts Nunnelee For Boehner Visit

October 22, 2010
tags: 2010 House, Alan Nunnelee, MS-01, Travis Childers
by Brett

One week after Bill Clinton stumped for Travis Childers at Ole Miss, the Childers campaign issued a press release criticizing Alan Nunnelee for welcoming House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) to Mississippi.

Here is what a spokesman from the Childers campaign said: “It’s clear that Alan Nunnelee has been letting out-of-touch Washington politicians run his campaign, so why would North Mississippians expect anything different from him if he were elected to Congress.”

Three points:

- How the heck do you send out a press release knocking your opponent for “relying on national figures from Washington” one week after you had a former president campaign for you? Did no one at the campaign think that just maybe this would be difficult to explain?

- The presser blasted Boehner for supporting the Fair Tax, Social Security privatization, raising the retirement age, and the bank bailout. The merits of those comments not withstanding- does Childers want to be judged by the statements and positions of his supporters? Do we want to talk about what Clinton supported from government healthcare to gays in the military to partial-birth abortion to massive tax hikes? What about everything supported by the woman he put in charge to run the House, Nancy Pelosi. Does he support everything she does?

- And as I said yesterday, Boehner- and the Republican leadership- is pretty popular in the district. A plurality said their views line up with the leadership with a substantial number saying they are more conservative than Boehner, Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), etc. Attacking them probably will not work.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. EMT1 permalink
    October 23, 2010 11:29 am

    Typical hyposcrisy from the “green-dog” democrat Childers. BTW, “green-dog” probably means something other than this but here is my take on so-called “blue-dog” democrats: In essence they are yellow-dog democrats with a fresh coat of blue paint that they put on while they are campaigning.

    Blue + Yellow = Green

  2. just sayin' permalink
    October 23, 2010 3:40 pm

    Travis Childers is a desperate fool. Is HE really this out of touch?!

    A few points/questions:
    1) Who is Dana Edelstein, where is she from, and where is Brad Morris? With all this talk of Washinton running Nunnelee’s campaign, I think they should be prepared to answer those questions.
    2) Bill Clinton was in MS a week ago. Hypocrite.
    3) Pelosi has contributed $25K to his campaigns. Hypocrite.
    4) Rahm Emanuel has contributed $15K to his campaigns. Hypocrite.
    5) Bennie Thompson has contributed $9.5K to his campaigns. Hypocrite.
    6) Harry Reid has contributed $3K. Hypocrite.
    7) Labor Unions have contributed over $300K to his campaigns. Hypocrite. 8) Barney Frank, whom even gay conservatives (GOProud) call an embarrassment, has hosted multiple fundraisers for Childers in Washington with out of touch Washington liberals. HUGE hypocrite.
    9) In his two years in office, two of every three dollars he’s spent on his campaigns have come from outside of MS. HUGE hypocrite.

    The dude is entrenched with these idiots! That’s where you really stand, Travis. Own it. Nunnelee is a conservative Republican running as a conservative Republican. You’re the one with an identity crisis, and YOU just don’t get it.

    Hypocrite.

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