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Tracking Politicians: How Democratic Operations Have Changed Elections - And How Republicans Plan To
International Business Times ^ | September 13, 2013 | By Pema Levy

Posted on 09/14/2013 6:42:25 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

In the summer of 2011, Jon Bruning, an up-and-coming Nebraska politician with all-American good looks, was on his way to becoming the state’s next U.S. senator.

But, in August, Bruning’s luck began to change. Nebraska’s attorney general since 2003 found himself on a growing list of politicians who have said something offensive and had the misfortune to have it caught on camera. In Bruning’s case, he compared welfare recipients to raccoons.

In the audience was a tracker recording audio and video of the speech for an upstart political-research group called American Bridge 21st Century, a fledgling group out to collect dirt on Republican candidates and use it against them. American Bridge, a super PAC and affiliated 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization founded only a few months earlier by David Brock, who runs the media-watchdog group Media Matters, had caught its first big break. Thanks to American Bridge, Bruning’s first major introduction to Nebraska voters in his Senate race was this video, and the comments dogged his campaign for weeks.

(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012

1 posted on 09/14/2013 6:42:25 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Up and coming future American KGB is born


2 posted on 09/14/2013 6:55:59 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Don’t take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

brock is the enemy that must be taken down.


3 posted on 09/14/2013 7:00:29 AM PDT by Post5203 (Please name me a sucessful city or country run by a "person of color".)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Rats play by Alinksy back alley rules while the Republicans play by Marquess of Queensbury rules. Until that changes, Republican candidates will always be at a big disadvantage.


4 posted on 09/14/2013 7:07:17 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Yup. W never fought back, mcLame wouldn’t utter Barry’s middle name, and Romney was, well, Romney.


5 posted on 09/14/2013 7:09:29 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Timber Rattler; Oldeconomybuyer

The GOP lost it’s balls when Lee Atwater died.


6 posted on 09/14/2013 7:21:56 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Yep - the party needs a crew with blood on it’s teeth.


7 posted on 09/14/2013 7:23:33 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Romney never looked more stupid than when he “conceded” the election to Obama-—an election that was clearly stolen.

Who could forget that evil leer on Obama’s face as took the mic to claim victory.

In his book, 2012 What Happened, Jerome Corsi states that Democrats’ swing-state voter fraud is a given—until voter ID is implemented.


8 posted on 09/14/2013 7:28:26 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yes, and here is how Demon-rats are trying to stop the same game from being played on them: recently I saw video of Debbie Blabbermouth Schmuck, the Demonrat chief liar, Obamugabe lackey and Mayonaissed-Hair afficiando, at a public event in South Florida.

Lo and behold, I noticed something I had never seen before with the Liar-in-chief’s Chief congressional Liar: black suited bodyguards.

No idea whether your taxpayer dollars were paying for the thugs to keep lil’ Debbie safe from any tough questions (the only tough questions she’ll ever get is from citizen-journalists or citizens...the south Florida media does nothing but repeat her talking points).


9 posted on 09/14/2013 7:54:40 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: GOPsterinMA

Democrats from that era still shiver at the thought of Lee Atwater. When asked they compare him to Satan and babble about how vicious he was.

In other words, he acted just like the Democrat operatives, attack and then attack again. GOP problem is that MSM prints the Democrats positions first and only question later if at all. GOP is questioned if not quashed before printing. Fact of life!


10 posted on 09/14/2013 8:32:19 AM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Impy; BillyBoy

Um, Bruning didn’t lose because of that. He lost because he was exposed as a RINO.


11 posted on 09/14/2013 4:51:59 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SES1066

Curious that when Atwater was dying of cancer, he asked for forgiveness from his political opponents. I doubt we’ll ever see that level of class from the likes of thugs like James Carville (nevermind Mayo Hair).


12 posted on 09/14/2013 4:57:11 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; Oldeconomybuyer

Yup, Bruning was a RINO and Stenberg a perennial loser so voters went with door number C, Deb Fischer. I never even heard of this raccoon incident. Author fail.


13 posted on 09/14/2013 9:08:26 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: SES1066; Impy; NFHale

Yes. The current GOP tries to fight with one hand tied around their collective ass when the RATS/MSM dissect them.

Clone Lee Atwater, a street-fighter if there ever was one.


14 posted on 09/15/2013 5:55:09 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: Liz

The Dems have taken Chicago politics national. They have a vote-producing machine in every swing state...they have Cleveland in Ohio, Miami in Florida, Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, and so forth. If you watch closely each election you will find ALL these vote factories staffed by Dem operatives who hold the counting open long enough to “find” just the right amount of votes.

While the idiot R’s fight the press to try and win over actual voters, the D’s have become experts at bending the rules.


15 posted on 09/15/2013 6:04:41 AM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: ez

Stupid Repubs——

Romney chief among the stupids-—conceding an election that was obviously stolen.

He believed all the polls that said he was ahead——stupidly ignoring that polls do not factor in voter fraud.


16 posted on 09/15/2013 6:10:41 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

David Brock is a psychopath and a sociopath and must be utterly and absolutely destroyed. He needs to be tried for treason and executed on the Washington Mall for all to see.


17 posted on 09/15/2013 6:28:49 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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