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A new campaign ad by Colorado House candidate Cory Gardner misses the mark... by hitting the wrong Markey.

The Republican's 30-second spot attacks Democratic incumbent Betsy Markey for backing President Obama's 2010 spending plan. Except Betsy Markey, a conservative "Blue Dog" Dem, voted against the president's budget.

Gardner, a state representative, may have been thinking of Rep. Ed Markey, a Democrat who voted for the budget. The problem is Ed Markey represents Massachusetts.

Not surprisingly, Betsy Markey's camp has gleefully jumped on the goof as an example of Gardner being out of touch.

Markey and Markey"Rep. Gardner's new attack ad is lousy with the same already-debunked lies and misleading claims, but if there were degrees of 'false', this one takes the cake," Markey spokesman Ben Marter said in a release obtained by the blog Colorado Pols.

"Colorado deserves better than Gardner's half-baked hit jobs," said Marter, who added this zinger: "Frankly, Massachusetts deserves better too."

Gardner's campaign hasn't commented on the mistake.

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Gardner falsely accused Besty Markey of voting for certain legislation during his campaign so are we really going to take his word on what is going on.

November 10 2010 at 11:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The ad is either an indication of an utterly incompetent and ignorant candidate....or of a cynical attempt to simply distract from truth and divert attention from the hidden Tea Party Republican agendas. Either way, Gardner comes out smelling like a septic tank. As for the spin that "all pols are corrupt" so let's elect complete amateurs.......that's pure corporate propaganda. What the monied interests desire most is ineffectual dupes in office.....that way they can continue to *legally* steal from all of us and to rape the economy and he environment. The Dems are not perfect, far from it. But they are generally good. The radical extremist Tea Party alternatives are based on complete fear mongering and are funded/promoted by billions in corporate PR and commercial media support. This "gaffe" is telling on many levels.

October 22 2010 at 11:22 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

The GOP and the tea party are backing one guy that will not answer question . Another person that once believed in witch craft. A person that runs an tv spot that that has nothing to do with their opponent. In florida they are backing a guy that was indited for medicare fraud and took the 5th 75 times. This what many think are the people that will make thing better.Better for who.

October 22 2010 at 9:42 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
James Bridges

Does It Really matter which crook he meant one Liar Cheat and Thief is Just as Bad as another one doesnt Matter what Party they belong to or what State they Represent. All Politicians are the Same Only care about how much Money they can steal from the Tax-payers. We have heard the Promises From Washington for Many many Years and have they done any of them? That would be a Resounding NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. We dont need A Bigger Government we need a Smaller Government since The government which is supposed to Represent The people but They dont They Represent Themselves and Usually Big Business or some other Special Interest Group.Get rid of the Politicians and get Rid of Most of the Problems of the world

October 22 2010 at 9:26 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

Anymore, politics is like selling milk, honey or any other edible. I saw a product on the shelf not long ago: buy their product and get ours for free! I wish politics was like that, it isn't. You're not comparing a Macintosh to a delicious, you're comparing ideologies. The hierarchy of politics won't be taught in public schools because it exposes who's who. The Nat'l Ed Assoc. won't allow that because they believe Liberals support them. Well, we know today that this isn't so. How many unemployed teachers do you know? How many welfare recipients? I think Barry should have tightened our belts from the get-go ... Sorry for the tangental comment.

October 22 2010 at 9:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Do to the internet it is very easy to check on what we are told . All one needs to do is go on line. This is what many that are running do not understand. Every word , speech, commment can be verified. They all claim they can fix all. Not so, there is too much money in washington. Lobbyist funnel large amounts of money to congress. The folks in congress want to keep their jobs. They sell their votes for a pocket full of money for election time. Special interests are more then willing to pay as long as they vote the right way.It is no longer a matter of voting for the best person . It has become a matter of voting for the the person that will do the least damage.

October 22 2010 at 9:08 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

It's ok if a person who was Democrat says they don't like what their party has done since 2006, but then they have to think. Do they really want to vote Republican? Republicans don't give you an option for another party to vote for. Voting Republican is probably the worst thing you can do if you value education, the arts, gay rights, health insurance, minimum wage, abortions for rape victims and incest victims, and infrastructure spending(that's what taxes pay for dummies). I mean, if you want to elect the most hateful, cynical, crude, ridiculous, dumb, discriminatory, self-mandating slime America has to offer, then go right ahead and vote Republican. Everytime I see an ad that says "(Insert Democrat's Name) has voted with Obama 90% of the time and voted for the bailout and Obamacare" that makes me want to vote for that person 200% more! I thank everyone who is looking out for the bettering of every person in our country. I don't want people who would vote against those things.

October 22 2010 at 9:01 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

Lmao. Another republican showing why the dems should stay in power!!! Lets throw in some witch craft and lets not tell the people about our backgrounds.. LOL looks like another great year for the dems.. The republican party is like Barney (can only keep one bullet in there pocket so the dont shoot themselves in the foot)..

October 22 2010 at 9:00 AM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to articcat700sm's comment

I would rather have Barney Fife that Barney Frank. At least Barney Fife will not spend us into Bankruptcy, Frank is doing his best to put us there.

October 22 2010 at 9:16 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

You are kidding! All the speculation on Obama's background, his trip to Pakistan when Americans wern't allowed to go there? What passport he used to get there? You're offering up the pres on a plate with a comment like that! His very existence as an American is in jeopardy, not to mention his occupational standing!

October 22 2010 at 9:31 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

The GOP has multi millions of dollars being sent to third parties to trash Democrats. This piece is a reminder of just how out of touch they really are and how wrong it is to have third parties involved in our elections. The Democrats have received more donations from their core supporters than the GOP has received from their core supporters this year. So the GOP has made up the shortfall by allowing outsiders and foreigners to buy our elections. The best money can buy and they are still too stupid to get it right.

October 22 2010 at 9:00 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

why does every AOL headline always attacks the republican? Thkis country is in such a mess..since the denmocrats took over in 06 elections. i'm a democrat..but 2 out of 5 people in my family is now out of work. i wont vote democrat again. i think the media is 75% of the problem... because you always give the democrats a free ride. i did not like bush..but everything the guy said was true, but the media bad mouthed Obama is president..I voted for him..but everything he says is a lie...but the media says nothing. why is this?

October 22 2010 at 8:45 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to lelbs's comment

Let's give credit where credit is due, Okay? You say, "but 2 out of 5 people in my family is now out of work." Did they work for the government or a corporation? Because it would be just plain wrong to blame the government and the administration for sending jobs overseas. If they worked for corporations, it is the CEO's who killed their jobs. And who is funding these attack ads? Thanks to the conservative Supreme Court letting anonymous donors (including foreign governments) try to buy our election the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has pumped $140 Million in buying the attack ads.

October 22 2010 at 8:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This was not an "attack." It was a statement of fact. And this recession did not start with the current administration. Try going back and look and see what President Clinton left as a surplus and who was in office for the next eight years and what HE left the current President with. They had eight years to squander it all and you expect it to be fixed in a minute and a half? Not possible.

October 22 2010 at 9:01 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply


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