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Monday, October 09, 2006

CT-05: Nancy Johnson = Pure Evil

Posted by James L.

It's a tough call, but for some reason, Connecticut's Nancy Johnson is the Republican House member I despise most. I'm not talking about ordinary, banal Republican evil. I'm talking about Satan's stooge-type evil. Maybe it was her tasteless campaign commercial that re-enacted a 9/11 funeral service, or maybe it was her disgustingly misleading campaign ad saying that because Chris Murphy opposes illegal wiretapping, he also opposes prompt surveillance of terrorist communications. (It's a totally ludicrous claim, of course--there's no stopping warrants from being sought AFTER the wiretap was conducted.) But this statement from Johnson on the House Republican cover-up of the Mark Foley scandal takes the cake:

If any leader from either party tried to cover up this information at the expense of the safety of our children, then they should resign their position immediately.

It would be reprehensible if any Republican leader intentionally covered up the full facts of the case, and it would be equally reprehensible if Democrat leaders sat on this information for a year in order to release it 30 days before an election.

I want an investigation to go forward to find out answers to these questions.

There are probably a dozen ridiculous things about this statement, but let's point out the obvious ones. As ctblogger notes, Johnson throws out a completely baseless insinuation that Democrats had access to Mark Foley's predatory e-mails and IMs, when there is no evidence of the sort. Where does she get off throwing her party's dirty laundry into the Democrats' backyard? Completely despicable. Secondly, Nancy Johnson knows goddamn well that Democrats didn't leak Foley's e-mails to the media; Republican sources did, according to both The Hill and ABC's Brian Ross. So Nancy Johnson gets to lie through her teeth merely by "raising the question" of whether or not "Democrat leaders" leaked this information for electoral purposes. And to top it all off, she spits all this bile while somehow clinging to a "grandmotherly" image of care and moderation.

It's a good thing none of Johnson's TV ads show her facing away from the camera--otherwise her demonic horns might have been revealed.

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Hmm...looks like Nancy must have gotten a call from Karl Rove before her latest out of the mainstream remarks. "Democrat" leaders should counterract it.

Posted by: Kyle Raccio [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 9, 2006 03:56 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Maybe Pete King. Though I am from CT and also loathe Nancy Johnson.

Posted by: Democraticavenger [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 9, 2006 04:05 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Less scary than the usual Jean "Cafeteria Lady" Schmidt photo..LOL.
Well that is two from CT who absolutely have got to go, obviously she's using the Rove playbook. So much for her phoney "moderate" veneer. And yes, throw Shays & Simmons down the drain too.

Posted by: Predictor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 9, 2006 05:21 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

He is not running for reelection, but by far Bill Thomas is the most despicable Republican in Congress. From the monstrosity of the donut hole to refusing to even permit Democratis conferees attend the conference to ordering Capitol Hill police to oust Ways and Means Democrats who were meeting in the committee library, few have done more to create the poisonous atmosphere that is the House today.

Posted by: Vadranor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 9, 2006 05:23 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

It's awful and disgusting that Mark Foley preyed on young pages and solicited sex with them and it would be just as awful and disgusting if Nancy Johnson would have shown such a despicable behaviour and preyed on young, underage pages.

I want an investigation to go forward to find out answers to these questions.

Posted by: micha1976 [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 10, 2006 05:59 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

We would all have our unfavorite Republicans to put forward for such an accolade
(mine might be Pombo, CA-11, or Hunter, CA-52)
but the point is that Johnson is terrible and it will be a shame
if she survives the wave in November.

In addition to the points you cite, I believe she was the principal author of the Medicare prescription revision that nobody likes.
Seniors in her district should be up in arms against her, but I don't know if they are.

Posted by: Christopher Walker [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 10, 2006 10:51 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Good choices people.Since I've never mentioned so, here are my top favorites that I want to see go down the tubes:
Senate: Macaca Allen & Lieberjerk & Sanitarium.
House: Pombo CA-11, Drake VA-02, Musgrave CO-04, Kelly NY-19, Schmidt OH-02, Ferguson NJ-07.
Oh, there's a bunch more, like a couple of hundred, but those are my fave races that I will hopefully be wildly celebrating along with the rest of you.

Posted by: Predictor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 10, 2006 10:10 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Its such a contrast between Johnson and Murphy. I hate how as soon as a Rupublican candidate begins to feel threatened they launch into the disgusting campaign commercials and nasty accusations. But I guess if I were Johnson I'd be a little scared too. Murphy is honest, what a concept, right? I actually found this website for a group that endorses candidates like him: http://www.21stcenturydems.org/. They have info on all their candidates and why they deserve to be supported.

Posted by: ChristinaWA [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 13, 2006 01:25 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment