Posted: 6:03 pm Friday, April 18th, 2014

A new Super PAC salvo against Jack Kingston 

By Daniel Malloy

WASHINGTON – The above started airing on Atlanta TV stations this morning courtesy of Citizens for a Working America PAC, which has put $500,000 behind the effort.

It’s the first direct televised attack on Rep. Jack Kingston, and it follows some of the similar themes of Ending Spending PAC’s hit on Rep. Phil Gingrey, including earmarks, the debt ceiling and, interestingly enough, Cash for Clunkers.

The South Carolina-based Citizens for a Working America started in 2010 attacking then-Rep. John Spratt, D-S.C., and was going to be Michele Bachmann’s Super PAC in the 2012 presidential race before switching to Mitt Romney before the Iowa caucuses. It spent about $1.5 million in the 2012 cycle and this is its first reported spending of 2014.

The deluge is only just beginning, folks. Subscribers can read more on outside spending and the Senate race here or in tomorrow’s dead tree edition.

Here’s the ad script:

“Career politician Jack Kingston’s been in Washington over 20 years, so what’s he done? Kingston earned the title ‘King of Earmarks.’ He voted to spend billions of taxpayer dollars on Obama’s Cash for Clunkers used car program and voted to raise the debt ceiling. Kingston even took thousands in payraises.

“Now Kingston wants a promotion to the Senate. A promotion? Well, conservatives have a message: Hey Jack, you’re not going back.”

And here is the reply from Kingston spokesman Chris Crawford:

“This is politics as usual. A shady, out of state PAC wants to control our election by attacking a conservative fighter like Jack Kingston.”

39 comments
Adman
Adman


The people running these ads are fools. Last I checked, in order to get someone out of office voting someone else into office is required. They can rail against Kingston until the cows come home, but unless they offer an alternative it just sounds like a 2 year old whining!

honested
honested

We have to tolerate this nonsense because Justice roberts doesn't have the courage to follow the will of the Constitution and the Founders and accept that 'corporations' are fiction, not worthy of speech or access to a vote.

Bernie31
Bernie31

It  appears Jack Kingston is the consummate Career Welfare Politician. The Caretaker of the Governments Money sort of speak. The "King of Earmarks! Well whatta you know this means Jack has been stuffing his Filthy Pockets for years and now Jack wants to come and pretend he is one of US.

What a Load of crap and you Goobers Love him. Jack has been Robbing you Blind. Jack Kingston for the past year has been sticking it too all of the Poor & Needy of Georgia. It is not that Jack has been sticking it to the Coloureds alone. The Rural REDNECKS Too!  from the Children to the Old People. The Cripple and the Crazy!  Jack has even been gunning for the Veterans too for God's Sake! 

What in the Name in that is Good & Holy have we got on our Hands Here?

Jack says ALL of The Bums  from the Very Young to the Very old dey jest got it TOO GOOD!  All of them!

Jack Kingston hates them ALL. Then Jack goes your TEEVEE and pretends He is one of YOU!


Dat jest ain't Riiiiitttttte!

DS
DS

Okay, so let's dig into this PAC's charges:

Kingston earned the title ‘King of Earmarks.’ Wrong. That was Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran.

He voted to spend billions of taxpayer dollars on Obama’s Cash for Clunkers used car program. Good for him. That boosted our economy during the depths of the Great Recession and helped save U.S. jobs. Two thumbs up.

Voted to raise the debt ceiling. So Kingston believes we should pay our bills? So do I. If you don't like government spending, let's talk during the budget process, not after we've already spent the money. Again, two thumbs up for Kingston.

Actually, I'm not a Kingston supporter, but this attack ad is just all wrong. Muddled thinking.

BuzzG
BuzzG

I just sent a check to Citizens for a Working America.  These people have figured out that the politicians who put this country $17.5 trillion in debt are not people who should be sent back to Washington.  The leftist columnists at the AJC (and that would certainly include Daniel Malloy) don't like Citizens for a Working America because they know that the biggest spenders of all are their liberal Democrat friends. 

The time has come to get all the big spenders out of Washington, Democrat or Republican, and put some new people in. 

Paul Broun or Karen Handel, take your pick.  They both seem to be on the right track. 

Michelle Nunn will quickly fall into her father's big spending ways.  The AJC leftists have tried to convince us that Sam Nunn was a conservative.  He was not.  He was a big spender even back in his day.

anothercomment
anothercomment

Let's see the attack adds went against Michelle Nunn the first week, then wee have had 2-3 weeks against Gingrey, and now they moved on to Kingston.

So the choices left are Purdue who is trying to portray him self has the Mitt Romney character. Then we have Broun, followed by Handel.

td1234
td1234

We all have remote controls on our TV's so why are we watching political ads to begin with? 

Bernie31
Bernie31

Jack Kingston is a Goober and a willing Tool of Satan Himself. Any Politician who has Proudly and purposely have made the POOR & Needy their Target of Hatred is neither Christian or a God Fearing man. Jack Kingston is not one to be trusted,Prideful, Arrogant and thinks no one can see his hatred of Children,Seniors,The Disabled, Mentally Handicapped and Veterans.

The People of Georgia can do Far better than Jack Kingston.....Why Settle for another GODLESS Heathen. In this Senate Race we have two (2) others already and they are Both Physicians plus one other who has only a GED!  

The Physicians thinks every georgian citizen is a DUMMY and ignorant and they are needed to tell us all, what we need and must do. Karen is unfit Period! no need to discuss why...her record speaks for itself....No success to be found anywhere with her.

This is not 1950 but the year 2014! when is Georgia going to join the rest of America and gets something done for the PEOPLE of Georgia and Just for the friends and family of those who we send to Congress?

We All Deserve Better and Jack Kingston needs to be sent Home and never considered for Public Office from Georgia ever again. Jack has failed and miserably...Now we must Put Jack out of his MISERY!

Send Jack Home back to His Wife and Family....let him find out what real life is like in SOuth Georgia as a Citizen and get REAL! The people in Georgia are Hutrting and Hurting Badly.  Jack thinks everything is Funny and a JOKE! ......Jack Kingston is a LOSER! and all can see it and know it...listen to his Goober voice and look at that Goober mouth when he speaks. Jack is an Empty Suit only pretending to be a politician.

All of God's Angels in Heaven are in agreement with that one.....Fer sure!

honested
honested

Another odd PAC name.....


I wonder how many 'working Americans' (at least those who pay taxes as wage earners) contributed to this hot-air-travesty group?

MisterMikey
MisterMikey

Handel's ad with Palin is as lame as the 2 of them are.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

The hardline leftists who congregate here should be glad to hear that the Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, extending a decision indefinitely -- a move meant to to put off a determination until after the midterm elections.  11 Democratic senators had written to President Obama urging him to make a final decision by the end of May, complaining that the process "has been exhaustive in its time, breadth and scope."  That letter on top of wide bipartisan support in the Democratic Senate which voted 62-37 calling for the pipeline's approval.  Lots of other politically put off stuff to hit the fan after the election, too.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

Looks like the current leader, Perdue, is the last man standing (so far).  Unless you are the AJC hoping the broke high school graduate, female is the last woman standing.

JAWJA
JAWJA

Hopefully, the GOP candidates will self destruct before the general election. 

Brosephus
Brosephus

Applications for the circular firing squad are still being taken, I see.  

DewieCheatem_n_Howe
DewieCheatem_n_Howe

@honested  

Perhaps the only way to tackle it will be to bring some light on it to their stockholders and even their own employees. How can a Boeing justify cutting pensions and wages and turn around and give millions to corrupt political "non-profits"?

Freddie226
Freddie226

@Bernie31 I'm willing to listen to all arguments, but all I hear are generalizations.  Can you be SPECIFIC?  Young, Old, Redneck, "Coloured", Really?  Sounds like everything he did effected EVERYONE. Is he supposed to represent just ONE group?  I'll admit, I don't know a lot about him, but this hatchet job didn't help to make a case against him to me, just made me wonder your YOUR agenda is.


EdUktr
EdUktr

@Bernie31  

Bernie, use your Food Stamp card for nutrition.

The-Centrist
The-Centrist

What Buzz said.

Broun for Senator - that's the ticket...  All conservatives should vote for him in the primary - he's the only one who has a chance at beating Nunn.

DewieCheatem_n_Howe
DewieCheatem_n_Howe

@td1234  

Well I personally have yet to see one. But unfortunately the average voter is not very informed and apparently a great number of them are influenced by the television advertising. As I stated on another blog I never found Leno's "Jaywalking" bit all that funny when I realized their vote counts just as much as my own.

Kingston and Perdue were middle to bottom of all the polls until they pumped a million or so each into TeeVee advertising.  Broun appears to have put his paltry amounts into big yard signs and he hasn't done squat. Somebody is watching them. We'll have to wait and see how the Super PAC attack ads work against Gingrey and Kingston

DewieCheatem_n_Howe
DewieCheatem_n_Howe

@honested  

Looks like the major contributor to this one is another one named New Models or at least that was the case in their last reporting year I can find of 2012. New Models was run at that time by a former Sarah Palin "aide" but that could have changed as well. New Models was funded by J.P. Morgan, Boeing, DOW Chemical... and has primarily funneled their money into other 501(c) "non-profits" like Citizens for a Working America for the express purpose of running attack ads along with some strong ties to John Boehner for polling. Suffice it to say even the experts can't keep up with the Super PACs and their circular funding of each other but I seriously doubt any of their funding is from "working Americans".

honested
honested

@The_Centrist  

Not really, I wish he had put the final stake into the heart of this disastrously bad idea.

There is no justifiable reason whatsoever to put midwestern farmlands and aquifers at risk to provide a cost reduction method for the most anti-American of corporate entities to enhance their profits on fuels that can ONLY be exported to Asian countries (no Civilized countries still allow the sale of High Sulfur Diesel).

What do wrong-wingers intend to do when their 'profits' have impaired the ability of this planet to provide adequate food and habitat for it's most invasive species?

honested
honested

@Brosephus  

It does eventually make for an interesting dance (except for the bloody feet).

honested
honested

@DewieCheatem_n_Howe @honested 

Of course that would take generation, require full funding of smaller class sizes and no furlough days in the interim, ensure inclusion of adequate 'civics' classes in all grade levels and then hope the outcome is an informed Citizenry that would be adequately outraged.

In the meantime, we will still have to deal with those easily diverted by guns, abortion, 10 commandments, common core, 'taxed enough' nonsesne, etc.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@EdUktr - Now I understand why she has been Blowing UP My Muh phone...Beggin!

Bernie31
Bernie31

@EdUktr - You mean the one Yer Wife gave me...? Your'n?  Ain't nothing on iit...Wifey said you must hav drank it all UP!


uh...huh.


Bernie31
Bernie31

@EdUktr @Bernie31- Just got a call ffrom yer Wife saying you Walked into the room and Slapped Her! for no apparent reason!  Come on, is that any way to treat the Love of yer and My Life?

Bernie31
Bernie31

@EdUktr @Bernie31- Your Wife said you have been working fer da both of Us..that would be Yours truly!

You Need a better paying Job ya BUM!

she said don't get Mad at Him, he is doing the best he can. Then she Laughs and Kisses Me Full throated!


How has the SLOPPY Second's Been to ya?

RafeHollister
RafeHollister

@honested @The_Centrist  Every bit of the oil is now moving across the same ground in a much more hazardous fashion, trucks and rails.  Rails are backed up with demand and can not ship other products because of the oil transport, so the prices of other things rise as a result.  Stupid decision costs jobs, the economy, the environment, and creates more pollution as rail and trucks emit much more carbon than a pipeline.

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

honested I'm pretty much one of LImbaugh's environmental wackos.

But I have to say, on this one I can see the argument from Rafe - if this stuff isn't transported by pipeline, it's gonna be sent by rail - which seems like a much more hazardous proposition

I mean, it's absolutely goofy when the ever so brain dead centrist and td talk about jobs - it will create all of 35  permanent American jobs.

But still, isn't a pipeline safer than  rail?

Appreciate your thoughts - obviously you've studied it more than I have.

honested
honested

@RafeHollister @honested@The_Centrist 

Then prevent the poisonous liquid bitumen (mistakenly referred to as oil) from being refined into products illegal for sale in the United States.

It wouldn't take the Canadians long to realize the error of their ways as well.

But to those who feel that refining profits are more important than a liveable planet will never see the truth.

Kamchak
Kamchak

Looks like someone is butthurt about oil today.

Just noticin'.