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Ad of the Day: SEIU says Angle will 'make...life worse' (Updated)

Update 1:52 p.m.: A new ad from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) goes after Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle claiming that she is "too dangerous to have real power over real people."

The ad is called "Phases" and shows a series of girls and women, from youngest to oldest. The ad claims that "at every stage" Angle will "make her life worse," and goes on to say that Angle does not support abortion in cases of rape, that she would end college loans, that it's "tough luck with Sharron Angle" for women looking for work and that she would phase out social security benefits.

It is true that Angle has said that "two wrongs don't make a right" when it comes to abortion in cases of rape or incest and that it is possible to make "a lemon situation into lemonade." And Angle has said she would support phasing out Social Security. The "tough luck" line has been used before to describe Angle's position on unemployment benefits -- she has said they are too high and discourage people from returning to the work force.

In other ad news:

- The National Republican Senatorial Committee has released a one-minute video of Democrats who have criticized Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Jack Conway's ad that goes after Republican Rand Paul's faith. The ad shows clip after clip of Democrats, Republicans and commentators saying Conway either went over the line or just up to it. The ad ends with NBC Today Show host Matt Lauer asking Conway whether the ad "foreshadows what kind of Senator [he] will be in Washington." The ad stops short of playing Lauer's full question and Conway's response. Here's the full Today Show interview (the question starts at the 3:37 mark):

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- The Fix has the story on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) having cut a radio ad and a robo-call on behalf of Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul. In the radio ad, Huckabee says an apology from Conway for the Aqua Buddha ad would be "meaningless" unless he "repented." Included in this morning's Fix report is the latest attack ad from Connecticut Republican Linda McMahon. The ad is McMahon's first stab at tying Democrat Richard Blumenthal to outgoing Sen. Chris Dodd (D).

- Nevada Republican Sharron Angle has released another ad after a previous one was removed from YouTube due to a legal challenge. The new ad goes after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) claiming that he "made a million bucks doing nothing," and that he is "another multimillionaire just trying to make ends meet." The ad refers to a $1.1 million land sale Reid profited from in 2004. The Associated Press reported on the deal in 2006, and Reid insisted that his actions were above board saying, "I paid all the taxes. Everything is fully disclosed to the ethics committee and everyone else. As I said, if there is some technical change that the ethics committee wants, I'll be happy to do that."

- Another ad from the conservative group Crossroads GPS goes after Reid asking voters if they're "tired of all these negative ads," and goes on to claim Reid has "made it worse" by supporting the health care overhaul legislation, the "Wall Street bailout" and increased national debt. The ad steers clear of mentioning that the Trouble Asset Relief Program has since turned a profit.

- A number of ads this cycle have been going after Republicans by claiming that they support a "23 percent tax increase." FactCheck.org, an independent project of The University of Pennsylvania, reports that there have been over 33 ads this cycle using this attack theme. The claim refers to the Fair Tax proposal, and many of the Democrats' ads leave out subtle but key points about the proposal.

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By Emi Kolawole  | October 21, 2010; 1:52 PM ET
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Comments

The "Axis of Tax U.S." (Obama / Reid / Pelosi) and their minions have got to go!!!!

Come 2 November, the dream becomes the reality and on 2 January, the nightmare starts to end!!!!

Posted by: Computer_Forensics_Expert_Computer_Expert_Witness | October 21, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

TIME TO CLEAR THE AIR ON NOVEMBER 2

The Liberal Democrats agenda in the first Senate session is sure to be the passage of AMNESTY, containing within the text AgJobs (for Farm guest workers) and the Dream Act. Self- Confessed Senator Harry Reid is determined to confront the 15 million unemployed Americans with this menacing referendum. What Reid and the Democrats haven’t revealed or the Liberal oriented press, the cost of processing this illegal Immigration law anticipated to be 2.6 Trillion dollars. This projection came from the non-profit group called the Heritage Foundation. This incredulous sum of money will be added to the US treasury shortfall of around 13 Trillion dollars and climbing. We are sitting on a financial powder keg and Incumbents Sen. Reid (NV); Boxer (CA); Feingold (WI); Bennett (CO); Inouye (HI)Lincoln (AR)); Mikulski (MD); Gillibrand (NY); Wyden (OR) Leahy (VT); Murray (WA) and Majority Speaker Pelosi.

Judging from their voting records on the website--ALL THE ISSUES, other than Gillibrand, who no voting record on Illegal Immigration. The rest of the sitting Senators have voted for funding Sanctuary Cities, Public welfare benefits and allowing illegal aliens to participate in our Social Security. But this is by far not the limit to these treacherous moves by Democrat-Senate, as they all agree on forcing through a Path to Citizenship. Nobody should be rewarded for breaking our laws. Every new candidate for office better beware of the fact, that THE TEA PARTY will be observant of their voting on all issues, including a demand for transparency as nobody is immune from being unseated. The Tea Party will not be corrupted by the special interest lobbyists, the powerful and elites in either party. They will not owe favors to trade unions, or any other business entity, as the Tea Party is the essence of all Americans.

That goes for new Politicians, Governors, Mayors, Police Chiefs and other elected officials in office. .Gubernatorial hopeful Jerry Brown is pro-Amnesty, so is Gavin Newsom, and have all catered to illegal immigrants by granting them access to welfare and all social services. This is a financial effrontery to all citizens and legal residents and should not be tolerated. The Federal government has been paying an estimated $113 billion dollars in benefits annually and it is still rising. There is another $60 Billion that leaves America in remittances in illegal workers wages and is not taxed. These amounts do not cover the State, county and municipal supplementary cash payments. As American citizens we need to keep a close eye on all polling stations, and a keen inspection of absentee ballots. California and Nevada especially as these states are well acquainted with illegal voting in prior years and have massive populations of foreigners, who will violate the law.

Posted by: infinity555 | October 21, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

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