When the Supreme Court put its stamp of approval on the creation of super PACs, they could never have seen this one coming.
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has launched a new advertisement showing a man catapaulting a bunny rabbit and blasting it into bloody chunks, as a little girl compares the animal to “small business” in the current U.S. economic climate.
The ad, a video plug for Cain’s latest web campaign, attacks stimulus policies used to rescue the U.S. financial system at the end of President George W. Bush’s second term, after credit stopped flowing and millions of jobs were endangered by corporate corruption and massive over-leveraging on Wall Street.
Cain’s new ad is also the second in a series: the first is equally cruel, showing a fish dying as it flops around gasping in the mud. In that ad, a little girl says “This is the economy,” as the fish is dumped from its bowl onto the ground. She then splashes the fish with more water, which quickly runs away. “This is the economy on stimulus,” she adds. “Any questions?”
The ad also solicits viewers’ opinions, asking to “help us create our next video” at SickOfStimulus.com.
Cain, who left the campaign trail months ago amid a flurry of sexual harassment scandals, has endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), who is badly trailing former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in polling and delegates.
The anti-stimulus ads aren’t the first time Cain’s videos have caused a stir: during his campaign he released an ad showing a top campaign aide smoking a cigarette and looking very somberly into the camera. It was widely spoofed across mainstream media, and nobody was quite sure what the campaign was thinking when they released it.
This ad was published to YouTube on Sunday, March 25, 2012.
Watergate lawyer reveals the Mueller report footnote on ‘theft’ that Dems must ask him about
Former federal prosecutor Nick Ackerman brought a highlighted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report during an appearance on MSNBC anticipating questions for Wednesday's hearing.
Host Ari Melber asked Ackerman to pick out the one page of the report that he would want to ask Mueller a question about.
Ackerman selected page 176, which relates to Roger Stone and the distribution of the stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee.
"It’s a fact, is it not, Mr. Mueller, if you look at that footnote — that your office considered charging people with the theft of stolen property and trafficking in stolen property, is that right?" Ackerman asked his hypothetical question to Mueller.
Republicans ‘are still scared Mueller might go rogue’: Lawyer who defended Trump official explains GOP’s fear
Republicans are terrified that special counsel Robert Mueller could harm President Donald Trump during public testimony before Congress, a lawyer who used to represent a Trump official explained on MSNBC on Monday.
Attorney Caroline Polisi, who represented George Papadopoulos, was interviewed on "The Beat" by Ari Melber.
The host played clips pointing out how hard it is for lawmakers to get information out of Mueller during congressional
"What's so interesting here, even in the face of all of this, they’re scared he may go rogue," Polisi explained.
"They’re still a little bit scared of that one percent possibility," she noted.
Here are 3 things Americans must hear from Mueller’s testimony: Democratic senator
No one can say with certainty what former special counsel Robert Mueller will tell the American people when he testifies before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees on Wednesday.
But on Monday, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told CNN's Wolf Blitzer the broad strokes of what Mueller will be expected to say — and what the American people should be listening for if they are not yet convinced President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses.
"Do you think there are Americans out there who still haven't made up their mind on this issue of impeachment, obstruction of justice, collusion and all of that?" Blitzer asked her. "Have the American people moved on?"