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I’d just finished breakfast and opened the newspaper when a dyed-in-the-wool yellow dog Democrat crossed the restaurant, sat down across the table and said, ‘That new ad of Paul Newby’s makes him look like a fool.’
 
He was talking about the Newby Super PAC ad – which has hound dogs braying in hot pursuit of two thugs who dive into the back of a pickup truck to escape, all narrated by a fast talking banjo-picking actor singing ‘Paul Newby’s a tough ole judge.’
 
‘I reckon,’ the Republican sitting beside me said, ‘they figure come Election Day voters will remember ‘Paul Newby’s a tough ole judge’ but forget they heard it in that damn fool ad.’
 
‘So you figure,’ the Democrat snapped, ‘making Paul Newby a fool will get him elected?’
 
‘You’ve got to give them credit for one thing,’ the Republican said. ‘That ad sticks out. It’s not about to get buried under the clutter of Obama and Romney ads.’ 
 
That wasn’t the end of it.
 
Two days later on Sunday morning I was lying in bed peacefully reading the newspaper when Newby’s Super PAC ad came on TV and half-way through the banjo picking my wife’s voice echoed down the hallway from the kitchen.
 
 ‘That’s a tacky ad.
 
That was the subtle language of marital diplomacy. Translated into plain southern English what she meant was: Tell me you didn’t have anything to do with that ad.
 
For once I was innocent – looking toward the doorway, I said, ‘Does that mean you’re not voting for Paul Newby?’
 
The hallway went silent a moment. Then my wife’s voice floated into the room again, a bit sharper, ‘Do you like that ad?’
 
‘They’re gambling.
 
Then I explained the theory about the Newby Super PAC, figuring by Election Day voters would remember ‘Paul Newby’s a tough ole judge’ but forget the tacky ad.
 
That didn’t cut much mustard with my wife – or anyone else.
 
Every day someone – a lawyer, a campaign worker, a man in the locker room at the health club – cornered me about that ad. On Friday I spoke at a luncheon for two dozen Republicans and as soon as the time came to ask questions a grizzle-haired fellow’s hand shot up and he asked, ‘What about that Newby ad?’
 
I floated the theory again about voters just remembering ‘Paul Newby’s a tough ole judge’ but the words barely got out of my mouth before a voice from the back of the room rang out like a rifle shot saying, ‘My grandmother’s got a theory too – she says pretty is as pretty does and that ad says Paul Newby can’t tell the difference between common sense and plain fool politics.’
 
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dap916
# dap916
Thursday, October 25, 2012 4:08 PM
Well, Carter, it's like the old saying: "Any form of name recognition is good, even if it's bad".

Newby will be the winner...mark me down for that prognostication.
clarence swinney
# clarence swinney
Saturday, October 27, 2012 12:51 PM
David Stockman on Romney
“Mitt Romney was not a businessman; he bought, sold, flipped, and stripped businesses.
He did not build enterprises the old fashioned way—our of inspiration, perspiration, and a long slog in the free market fostering a new product, service, or process of production. Instead, he spend his 15 years raising debt in prodigious amounts on Wall Street so that Bain could purchase pots and pans and castoffs of corporate America, leverage them to the hilt, gussy them up as reborn “roll-ups,” then deliver them back to Wall Street for resale—the faster the better.”
David Stockman--Former Director of the Office Of Management and Budget for Reagan 1981-1985
clarence swinney
# clarence swinney
Sunday, October 28, 2012 3:58 PM
CORPOCRACY AMERICA
Ruined our great Savings and Loan Institution
Closed Fairness Doctrine that has Limbaugh types on our public airwaves
Closed Revenue Sharing
Since 1980, initiated our involvement in 10 foreign conflicts
Repealed Glass Steagall—took deposits in over 7000 banks and put 50% in 5 (Too Big To Fail)
and 80% in 10 (Too Big To Fail) Banks.
Modernization of Commodity Markets—from investment to Casino Derivative Of America
2 very dumb invasions of two of most unarmed and destitute nations.
Ruined our International reputation as a Do Good Christian nation to Big Bully Devil
Stood by as freak marketeers ruined our housing industry
Stood by as Casino Derivative Of America ruined the world financial industry
Impeached a great president for petty political gains that created a long term animosity between the parties
Attempted to destroy the safety nets that make a great middle class
Implemented Tax Codes that permitted a redistribution of Wealth to top (10%) who now own (73% )of Net Wealth and (83%) of Financial Wealth and take (50%)of all individual income
They have taken America to a rank of (#2) as Least Taxed in OECD nations; (#2) as least taxed corporations; and sadly to (# 4) on Inequality.
Since 1980, their Spend & Borrow policies, mainly, were responsible for adding 14,000 billion to our 1000B Debt when they started in 1981.
Fought the Great GI Bill.
Fought the WWII Draft
Installed strict laws which have loaded our prisons with non-violent offenders which make us world leader in prison population
CONCLUSION-WANT TO VIEW END OF AN EMPIRE THEN YIELED TOTAL CONTROLOF GOVERNMENT TO REPUBLICAN CONSERVATIVES AS WAS DONE IN 2001-2002-2003-2004=2005-2006- WHICH WILL BE JUDGED AS, OUTSIDE OF THEIR GREAT DEPRESSION, THE SIX WORST YEARS IN OUR HISTORY
IMAGINE THEM IN CONTROL FOR 12 YEARS????
clarence swinney
# clarence swinney
Monday, October 29, 2012 4:52 PM
OBAMA FAILED LAW ENFORCEMENT
There have been many convictions on Housing Fraud but penalties are fines and petty cash types.
Federal regulators pursued Small fry not Senior Mangers who did so much long term damage to this nation. Could it be pal to pal campaign donations.
In the 1980's S&L crimes 3700 got prison time.
The current Residential Mortgage Backed Securities Task Force needs help.
The Student Loan Industry has been loaded with servicers misapplying payments, giving borrowers bad advice and reporting incorrect information to credit bureaus.
We need action. Big time action. We will never get it out of Wall Street Romney.

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