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Ad of the day: Sharron Angle ad says, 'It's our turn'

By Emi Kolawole
Republican Sharron Angle is out with a new campaign ad that places the foreclosure crisis, unemployment and the national debt, among other things, firmly at the feet of the man she's challenging for the U.S. Senate seat from Nevada: Majority Leader Harry Reid (alongside President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi).

"They promised change," intones the announcer over sounds of crowds cheering "Obama! Obama!"

After an audio effect that sounds like Darth Vader sighing, the announcer goes on to say: "They delivered unprecedented spending, overwhelming dead, heartbreaking job loss, astounding foreclosures, skyrocketing bankruptcies. They promised change. Now it's our turn." Cut to black. This is likely to be Angle's campaign ad swan song before voters go to the polls.

In other ad news:

- FactCheck.org's Lori Robertson has the goods when it comes to discerning fact from fiction on the health care overhaul. While Democrats have mostly been trying to pretend the bill doesn't exist, Republicans have been flogging their opponents at almost every opportunity. Here's what they get right and what they get wrong.

- The conservative group Minnesota Future has a new attack ad on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton, claiming that Dayton fired an office manager who said he had a heart condition that required surgery. The ad alleges that Dayton is "above the law, beneath the office."

While it's true a staffer claimed he was fired after telling Dayton he would need time off for heart surgery, Dayton disputes the account of events. Also, the ad claims the Supreme Court "rejected Dayton's appeal," which is an oversimplification of events. After the staffer filed a lawsuit, Dayton appealed to the D.C. Circuit court in an effort to get the case dismissed. The D.C. Circuit denied the request, and Dayton appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where the justices determined the court had no jurisdiction in the case. You can read the full Supreme Court decision here.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 29, 2010; 10:21 AM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Ad of the day  
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Posted by: derekjoan30 | October 30, 2010 4:23 AM | Report abuse

"Now it's our turn." meaning the crazy, racist stupid people of the world? And to do what, set us back 150 years?

Posted by: doolindalton1 | October 30, 2010 1:28 AM | Report abuse

Obama promised ObamaCare will not fund abortion... but will be handing over $700 million of tax payers money and our Public Schools to Planned Parenthood.

Harry Reid and Pelosi, please step aside, the taxpayers do not want ObamaCare, Cap & Tax, illegal aliens and terrorists. You've failed to protect the US citizens and the taxpayers.

We HOPE to CHANGE the White House!

Posted by: happyday3 | October 29, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

What Dishonesty to pretend this debauchle began with the election of Pres. Obama. Surely, voters have not forgotten that all of this mess has and was created by the Republicans?

Because of tax "loop holes", wealthy Americans and Corporations pay very little to no taxes at all. That means that everyday, average Americans shoulder and carry the tax burden within our society. Is this fair? In reality, Loop holes are just another way for the wealthy to lie and cheat and get around the law. Should loopholes be legal in America? And, what does that teach us about shouldering our fair share and being responsible or not responsible? And why have we put up with this lying and cheating for so long? What are we going to do about it?

The Republican Party, pretends that they want to lower taxes for the American people but they know full well that the loopholes they created means that Corporations and wealthy Americans will escape from paying their fair share and that every-day Average Americans will Shoulder the tax burden. Is this fair?

The Republicans pretend they want jobs here in America. But because of loop holes thousands of jobs have moved to China and India. Why do they support these loopholes so that companies invest in China and India and not here in the United States? Again, is this fair? And, is this cheating? I know it cheats the American people. Everyone knows that to create jobs, you have to invest in America. America's infrastructure, schools, technology, high-speed rails, cities and towns. You cannot continue to cut and cut, and not put anything back, after awhile you will have nothing left at all but desolation and decay.

One current example of a destroyer is the Republican Governor of New Jersey, currently proud of cutting the budget (education and services) but he will not Fund the tunnel which would have created thousands of jobs for his state. To put something back, just not desolate the state.

The Pretenders, "mission" is to sell to the American people the \"bill of goods\" that we Need less government, after all, government will only get in the way of their fraudulent schemes and try to hold them accountable to people and not to corporations! Less Government, means No Regulations and no one to keep them from their dirty deeds.

They pretend they did not "bail" out Wall Street. But because of no regulations and policing, they already bailed out Wall Street! Thank God for those sensible government officials who realized that in order to save our economy the bail out was necessary or the whole economy would have collapsed, because Bush & Co. waited until the last minute, when they were ready to get out of dodge and the collapse was imminent, to tell the American people just how badly they had squandered our economy with phony and fraudulent real-estate deals and in funding the phony and unnecessary Iraq War!

If you vote Republican or if you do not vote at all on November 2nd, and in the future you still continue

Posted by: wdsoulplane | October 29, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

And don't forget, Sharron Angle publicly advocates the violent overthrow of the democratically elected government of the United States (the very definition of TREASON), if she loses the election!

Posted by: thomasmc1957 | October 29, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

f Nevada elects Sharron Angle instead of Harry Reid next Tuesday, what they will get for the effort after spending $20 million is literally “Fools Gold” or a dumber than a brick senator to represent the state.

It's left to be seen how by electing a lunatic fringe as junior senator without any influence in the Senate would help Nevadans out of their current economic crisis.

But, if this is a gamble they are willing to take, my bet is that the odds of it paying off positively for them would be about a million to one. But then again, some people do win the lotto!

So, Good Luck with that Nevada!

Posted by: Citi__Street | October 29, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

f Nevada elects Sharron Angle instead of Harry Reid next Tuesday, what they will get for the effort after spending $20 million is literally “Fools Gold” or a dumber than a brick senator to represent the state.

It's left to be seen how by electing a lunatic fringe as junior senator without any influence in the Senate would help Nevadans out of their current economic crisis.

But, if this is a gamble they are willing to take, my bet is that the odds of it paying off positively for them would be about a million to one. But then again, some people do win the lotto!

So, Good Luck with that Nevada!

Posted by: Citi__Street | October 29, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I would like to know what has Sharon Angle promised the people of Nevada? I have seen her back more then her face! Nevada, we are all upset over the economy! But I truly believe President Obama has been true to his word! ABC News on 10/28/10 gave America a graph of how President Obama is pulling us out of this. The Economy is going to get better, but without the majority in the House and Senate we will get nothing done through the Party of NO! Nevada if Angle gets in, it will be the worst mistake! This woman has explained nothing but rubbish to you and I know you have been HAD! FACT CHECK the Facts on Obama. Angle will be lost! President Obama was voted in by the People, and I was one of the People! I plan on seeing him through and not handing him over to the ones who started this mess from the beginning!

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