National Republican Senatorial Committee Uses Philadelphia Actors to Portray “Hicky” West Virginia Voters

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has pulled an ad showing real West Virginia guys complaining about West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (D). The problem is that the real guys were not only actors but actors from Philadelphia. The ad makers told the talent agency that “We are going for a ‘Hicky’ Blue Collar look.”

They also submitted “Clothing Suggestions” to include jeans, work boots, flannel shirt, denim shirt, “Dickie’s type jacket with t-shirt underneath,” down-filled vest, “John Deer [sic] hats (not brand new, preferably beat up),” “trucker hats (not brand new, preferably beat up).” That is precisely what was shown to convince people to vote for Republican businessman John Raese. This may be why Raese is pronounced “racy.”

Things are getting ugly (well even more ugly) out there. Nevada Senatorial Candidate Angle has aired an ad saying that the Majority Leader Harry Reid supported giving sex offenders free Viagra. Not quite. This was a poison pill amendment by Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma entitled “No Erectile Dysfunction Drugs To Sex Offenders.” No one is funding Viagra for sex offenders and the vote was not to approve such funding.

Nevertheless, the same ad is running against Patti Murray:

Source: Politico

26 thoughts on “National Republican Senatorial Committee Uses Philadelphia Actors to Portray “Hicky” West Virginia Voters”

  1. Eniobob

    Those that live by the lie die by the lie. Fox has made itself into a parody of a news network. The only thing we haven’t yet seen is the “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore” speech by one of the “reporters” followed by …well…

    But I keep expecting it.

  2. Media Matters: Damage control week
    October 08, 2010 5:28 pm ET

    It’s been a bumpy week for America’s premier Republican cable news channel. Internal strife on various fronts required constant attention, but so did the assorted scandals that pricked up this week involving some of Fox News’ very favorite Republican candidates, requiring the network to play some strenuous defense.

  3. This is high entertainment for those who are attracted to the teabagger party.

    The wife of a Supreme Court Justice derides the President of the United States with complete contempt. This is the sort of behavior that teabaggers pay to see. It’s their version of female mud wrestling.

    It’s crude but I suppose fitting for people who would nickname themselves after a pornographic act.

  4. Bdaman,

    The Democratics have got to stop getting ideas from the Republican Book of Campaign Strategy!


    From Mother Jones
    NJ Democrats Behind Fake Tea Party Candidate
    By Suzy Khimm (10/8/2010)

    Republicans have a long history of such shenanigans, typically propping up the Green Party in recent election cycles. In Arizona, a Republican operative was particularly brazen in recruiting three homeless people to run for state office. And in Texas, Republicans spent a half-million dollars in an effort to put the Texas Green Party on the ballot in the state race—backed by sketchy operatives who also tried to help Ralph Nader in the 2004 race.

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