With enemies like these, who needs friends?

This speaks volumes about the way things are going in the US elections. Incumbent Oregon Senator Gordon Smith has been polling below 50% for four straight months. This is not considered a good thing in a country where incumbents traditionally enjoy a big advantage, and Smith’s senate seat is considered “in play”.

But the relatively moderateĀ Republican has a secret weapon… Barack Obama. Yep, he’s airing a campaign ad stressing his bi-partisan approach and featuring none other than Obama. (See it here.)

Well, it’s better than swift-boating.

… Meanwhile, the supposedly “most liberal senator” — he’s not, it’s just Republican bullshit — has come out against the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the death penalty for child rapists. He says that states should be able to execute people for “heinous” crimes like child rape. So long as they’re fair about it.

Liberal? Not!

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One Response to “With enemies like these, who needs friends?”

  1. Steve Withers Says:

    For a red Repubican Senator, his web page sure had a lot of BLUE on it….and the TV ad was completely GREEN-washed.

    It’s a good sign when a Republican incumbent doesn’t want to run as a Republican and instead tries to camouflage himself as a Democrat or – delicious irony – a GREEN!!!

    Yep, he is in a “blue state” and can obviously see which way the wind’s blowing. Interestingly, his attempts to support gay rights and a traditional definition of marriage (sounds like sconehead’s ideal candidate) have got a little convoluted.

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