Thursday, December 9, 2010

Brad Chism: crybaby



Mississippi Democrat extraordinaire Brad Chism whined in a letter to the Sunday edition of the Clarion Ledger about how unfair the United decision was to Democrats:

"The official reports confirm an unprecedented spending spree on federal elections, with $351 million spent outside candidate campaigns to influence elections. With a Democrat in the White House and a Democratic-controlled House and the Senate for the last two years, Democratic Party Committees held a $30 million edge in spending.

Aside from party expenditures on behalf of their candidates, we find that groups spending to elect Republicans to the House and Senate spent $120 million, or about 2.3 times the amount of the same such spending for Democrats. The top independent expenditure for Republican candidates, Karl Rove's American Crossroads, spent more than all the labor, teacher and environmental groups combined spent to support Democrats.


In Mississippi, the outside influence was also one-sided. In northeast Mississippi, the non-party independent expenditures for state Sen. Alan Nunnelee totaled almost $320,000 - a 25 percent advantage in campaign spending over outside groups for incumbent U.S. Rep. Travis Childers.

Three groups that do not disclose their donor lists weighed in on behalf of Rep.-elect Nunnelee. The National Chamber of Commerce, a name familiar to most Mississippians, spent about $68,000.

The American Future Fund, founded by an Iowa businessman with ties to the ethanol industry, spent a whopping $216,000 and Americans for Limited Government, the brainchild of a New York Real Estate Developer, spent more than $32,000 to elect Nunnelee.


The national Democratic Party spent almost $1 million supporting Rep. Childers' re-election, or about $90,000 more than their Republican counterparts.


In south Mississippi, the spending advantage for the Republicans was nearly 3 to 1, with the national Republican Party committee spending more than $575,000 for U.S. Rep.-elect Steven Palazzo. None of the newly formed Republican independent expenditure committees were involved in the Fourth Congressional District race.
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Tell you what Brad, I don't ever hear you complaining about how the United decision helped unions as well as corporations or how Obama has substantially reduced the number of investigators assigned to monitor union corruption. In fact, Mr. Chism shades the truth a little bit when he claims American Crossroads spent more than all Democrat-friendly groups such as labor and teacher groups combined. The Wall Street Journal reported on October 29:

"The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is now the biggest outside spender of the 2010 elections, thanks to an 11th-hour effort to boost Democrats that has vaulted the public-sector union ahead of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO and a flock of new Republican groups in campaign spending.

The 1.6 million-member AFSCME is spending a total of $87.5 million on the elections after tapping into a $16 million emergency account to help fortify the Democrats' hold on Congress. Last week, AFSCME dug deeper, taking out a $2 million loan to fund its push. The group is spending money on television advertisements, phone calls, campaign mailings and other political efforts, helped by a Supreme Court decision that loosened restrictions on campaign spending.

"We're the big dog," said Larry Scanlon, the head of AFSCME's political operations. "But we don't like to brag
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This chart at Opensecrets.org claims Democrat-friendly 527's outspent their Republican-leaning counterparts. The Campaign Finance Institute reported losing incumbents usually spent substantially more money than the winning challengers. CFI also reported the disadvantage Democrats faced in money spent by outside groups was offset by the party spending advantage enjoyed by Democrats. The same organization also pointed out Democrats enjoyed a HUGE advantage in campaign donations from outside groups in 2008 and 2006 yet I've yet to hear Mr. Chism complain about it when his side wins. I've also yet to hear Mr. Chism complain about how homosexual gazillionaire activists funded secretive non-profit groups to turn Colorado from red to blue or how these same activists are funneling money into ProgressNow or the Democracy Alliance, groups which seek to replicate the same results in other states. While Mr. Chism complains about Karl Rove, perhaps he can also complain about George Soros and his funding of the Democratic Party.

Mr. Chism, you lost fair and square. Take it like a man instead of acting like a crybaby. You never griped about outside groups spending money on elections when you were whining, oops, I meant winning. You are only raising hell because you lost and got your ass kicked at your own game. It was your side that took advantage of McCain-Feingold to funnel large amounts of money through 527's and non-profits much to the dismay of Republicans. Your side accepted Soros's money and used it to conquer Republican districts all over the country in the last few years. You had no problem with Soros funding your project to capture Secretary of State offices nationwide so close elections could be "managed". I've yet to hear you utter one word of concern about campaign finance when Democrats were winning or when you were having your way. The truth is Mr. Chism, you are not some guardian of the public interest but are just a sore loser.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting this information. Have you written a letter to the editor at the CL in response to the letter?

Anonymous said...

Chism was paid by Planned Parenthood to use his push polls to attack pro-life candidates in Texas. He's a real peach.

Pro-life supporters in Mississippi should be advised that he's working, so far, for the Bill Luckett and Warner McBride campaigns.

Kingfish said...

You're ignorant. That is what happened in Colorado. Several homosexuals who just happened to be very rich were also very angry over the pro-family amendments and other legislation that had come up in Colorado. So they got together, put together a network of non-profits and even had a media matters local chapter to influence the media, hired some political pros to run the operation, and dumped an unprecedented amount of money in Colorado politics. See The Blueprint by Schraeger.

Anonymous said...

and it's probably just a coincidence that Colorado has gone totally liberal in their statewide votes since then :-(

Anonymous said...

KF @ 12:02 - who is "ignorant"? The only two posts visible seem to agree with you. I'm puzzled by your reaction. Is Chism NOT working for the two candidates mentioned in the second post?

Kingfish said...

This came through at 11:57 AM and for some reason, didn't show up here.


Beware the gazillionaire homosexuals! They are secretly running our government!

This blog is so dumb.

Posted by Anonymous to Jackson Jambalaya at December 9, 2010 11:57 AM

Anonymous said...

@11:04 calls it. Zata does push polling though Chism calls it advocacy work. It is robo-calling most often used for 11th hour negative attacks. Those "polls" Chism tried to pass off as opinion polls during the last election for mayor in Jackson were comical. The stupid media in this town sucked that shit up.

Rarl Kove said...

Do you think Chism will blame this one on Karl Rove?

Zata 3, a firm that played a massive role in the election of Barack Obama and continues to support his political initiatives to this day, produced an automated survey showing a 22 point difference from the previous poll.

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Zata 3 is known for using aggressive telephone campaigning to elect liberal Democrats all across the country. Their client list includes the most powerful politicians in Washington, D.C. Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, as well as a host of others including Barack Obama all call on Zata 3 to help them with their liberal agendas. In addition to America’s elected elite, Zata 3 also counts the AFLCIO, the SEIU, and the MS Sierra Club among its clients.


Chism's client lost going away.

Perhaps the biggest upset of the night came in southeast Oklahoma's Senate District 6 where two-term incumbent Sen. Jay Paul Gumm, D-Durant, lost to political newcomer Josh Brecheen, a Republican from Coalgate. Brecheen received 11,714 votes or 56.76 percent of the ballots cast to Gumm's 8,925 or 43.24 percent, according to unofficial results from the State Election Board.

Anonymous said...

Add Judge Larry Buffington as another Brad Chism client that lost this year.

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