Thursday, October 12, 2006

Richard Pombo LIES, LIES, LIES

Richard Pombo went out on the airwaves yesterday with an anti-McNerney radio spot that has left a lot of people scratching their heads. TPM Cafe has a recording of the ad here. After attacking McNerney for being soft on the War on Terror, the comercial goes on to state:
[McNerney] said North Korea should be allowed to develop nucelar weapons without fear of US military intervention.
Well, let me be the first to call this for what it is:


McNerney’s position on National Security has remained steadfast and unchanged:
Our foreign policy has been hijacked by fears resulting from the terrible attacks on 9/11. Terrorists must be dealt with harshly and without compromise or negotiation. However, our foreign policy needs to be guided by a rational assessment of what actions will result in a more secure homeland.
For Pombo to try to twist that into a stance that is soft on terror and advocates for allowing North Korea to develop nuclear weapons is the act of a desperate, desperate man. Taking a page from the Karl Rove playbook, Pombo has apparently decided to try to deflect attention from his terrible record, his lies, his ties to discredited House members, and his dealings with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff by making up a story so outrageous and inflammatory that it will overshadow the REAL news.

But with this new ad, Pombo really went over the top. I mean, who in this world thinks that North Korea should be allowed to develop nuclear weapons? NO ONE.

Especially not Jerry McNerney, whose son recently served in the Air Force in South Korea.

Let’s get back to reality here. Bribes from Monsanto, lobbying by Jack Abramoff, telling lies about his position on warrantless wiretapping (which, incidentally, has been picked up by the Tracy Press), a long history of shilling for big oil, blind support for Bush’s failed Iraq War coupled with lack of support for veterans benefits — no wonder Richard Pombo wants us talking about his made-up allegations vis-à-vis Jerry McNerney and North Korea.

This is a classic shell game, and Richard Pombo is hoping like crazy that by making such ludicrous accusations, he can take the voters’ eyes off the real issues.


Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

Bob Carson's if your out there would you support Pombo now. After a Marine Lieutenant Kernel and I ran against Pombo. Most Marines would spit on him what say you now. He has disgraced the military not supporting our wounded, he don't get it. He wanted to spend 169 billion on base closiers but nothing on hospitals for the wounded. After the forum he said to me, you had better stop telling ----ing lies about him. That is the truth, what lies it's on record. My answer was your full of ----. Lets get a tape specialist and read his lips, I have the tape.
Pombo can't handel the truth.

Tom Benigno

5:10 PM, October 12, 2006  
Blogger VPO said...

Is there any evidence, anywhere, at all, that Jerry ever said anything that could even remotely be construed to be what Pombo says in this ad?

I think we need to ask Pombo himself (or his BS-spewing Mouthpiece, Brian Kennedy). But bring a full-body suit and helmet, as they will be laying it on thick, real thick. Wear protection, since there is only so much bullshit a person can take in one day without going crazy. We are pretty near the limit daily with Pombo.

9:14 PM, October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Scott said...

I hear these adson kcbs in sf. I knew nothing about Pombo or McNerney, but hearing the ads, I absolutely knew Pombo was a scumbag and was lying. It's an ubelievable testament to Pombo's stupidity that he would think his own constituents are that dense. Let's hope they're not and McNerney wins. (I googled "Jerry McNerney nuclear weapons" and found this blog...)

9:44 PM, October 25, 2006  

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