American Bridge Launches Ad Targeting Ron Johnson’s Insidious Agenda

Everything is awful. Everything is not cool when Ron Johnson’s your senator. Why? Because Johnson’s own policy agenda is “insidious,” to borrow the senator’s term. More concerning than his disproportionate focus on EMP attacks or his shockingly bad movie reviews are his stances on climate change, student loans, Social Security, Obamacare and public schools.

The AB21 online ad campaign targeting Wisconsin voters will begin today. Watch the new ad here:

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GOP Rabidly Following Extremists’ Anti-Choice Agenda

Anti-choice Senate Republicans, hurling themselves onto a bandwagon launched by anti-choice extremists, will this evening get a chance to do something they’ve long yearned for: Tonight, they will try to defund Planned Parenthood and restrict women’s access to preventive health care.

In a coordinated effort guided by anti-choice extremists, Republican presidential candidates and members of Congress have been whipped into a fervor by the Center For Medical Progress‘ misleading, highly-edited videos, and latched onto their politically-motivated onslaught against Planned Parenthood.

It speaks to the sorry state of today’s Republican Party that it’s stooped to working in tandem with disreputable and fraudulent anti-choice extremists, and now hungrily parrots those same groups’ misleading, inflammatory rhetoric that’s designed to damage and misinform.

Here’s What We Know About Center for Medical Progress:

Center for Medical Progress activists are deeply associated with a cadre of militant anti-choice extremists, who’ve been launching attacks on Planned Parenthood and women’s healthcare for decades
Center […]

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A Trump-Inspired Jindal Calls For Mayors Of Sanctuary Cities To Be Arrested

Hoping to pull the spotlight to his ill-fated presidential campaign, Bobby Jindal is now calling for mayors of sanctuary cities to be arrested. Nearly the entire GOP field, including Jeb Bush, have recently come out in opposition to sanctuary cities. Jindal’s latest comments and the field’s sprint to the right on sanctuary cities are clearly Trump-inspired. How long will it take the field to agree with Jindal at tonight’s WMUR New Hampshire non-debate in a desperate attempt to please their Trump-loving base on immigration?

BuzzFeed News: Bobby Jindal: Mayors Of Sanctuary Cities Should Be Arrested

By: Andrew Kaczynski, 8/3/2015

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told Boston Herald Radio on Monday morning that mayors of sanctuary cities should be arrested.

“Absolutely, I would hold them as an accomplice. Make them criminally culpable,” the Republican presidential candidate said when asked if he’d arrest mayors of sanctuary cities . “I’d also make them civilly liable so that families, […]

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MEMO: The YOOOGE Elephant In The Room At Tonight’s GOP Candidate Forum

MEMO

TO:                Interested Parties
FROM:          Jessica Mackler, President, American Bridge 21st Century
RE:                The YOOOGE Elephant In The Room At Tonight’s GOP Candidate Forum
DATE:           August 3, 2015

Anticipation is in the air, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the Republican clown car is back on tour with the first candidate forum. Yet on opening night, the Party’s front-runner and biggest buffoon, Donald Trump, is missing. He opted out of participating, but one can afford such luxuries with momentum like his.

In lieu of The Donald, American Bridge is deploying a Tracker Trump to New Hampshire, placing targeted digital ads and changing its Twitter avatar to this classy picture:

Republican voters are going to miss their man and Bridge will attempt to satisfy those who don’t immediately change the channel upon learning Trump isn’t there.

Jokes aside, Trump’s void will […]

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MEMO: “Inclusive?” Jeb’s Record Of Failing African Americans

TO: Interested Parties
FROM: Eddie Vale, Vice President, American Bridge 21st Century
RE:  “Inclusive?” Jeb’s Record Of Failing African Americans
DATE: July 31st, 2015

Jeb Bush is speaking today at the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale, but he gave Americans a preview of his thoughts on African Americans last week when he dismissed the Black Lives Matter movement as “a slogan.” With twinges of the same Bush who said he’d do “probably nothing” for African Americans during his first run for governor, his record is chock full of indifference toward black Floridians. He repeatedly failed to respond to issues caused by his own administration’s negligence. Bush’s resume reads like the out-of-touch Republican he is: End affirmative action, purge voter rolls, disenfranchise voters, and sign a Stand Your Ground law.

With Bush’s stump speech promise to campaign everywhere, including African American churches, here’s a look at Bush’s record that he’ll have to defend:

2000 Voter Purge: Thousands Of African Americans Unable […]

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Portman Holds Politically Motivated Senate Hearing

Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations today held a hearing that appears to be politically motivated. The subcommittee, chaired by thevulnerable Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), heard from a panel of corporate executives – including ones who oversaw corporate inversions –the moving of business operations to a foreign country, in order to avoid paying American taxes.

What Portman doesn’t want you to know, is that he benefited from corporations – including some once based in Ohio – that used inversion in order to skirt paying U.S. taxes.

But Portman’s support of policies that encouraged outsourcing is even more extensive than merely shipping jobs overseas and serving in the Bush Administration at a time when nine corporations committed some form of tax inversion.Unsurprisingly, Pro-Portman PACs, as well as his campaign, have received contributions from corporate inverters and outsourcers, including the Koch Brothers and Ohio companies that took […]

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Bankruptcies, Bubbles & Busts: The Economic Legacy Of Jeb Bush

It didn’t take long for folks to realize Jeb Bush’s economic record is a complete mirage, fueled by a housing and construction bubble that popped right after he left office as governor of Florida.

The Washington Post: A housing bubble made Jeb Bush look great — and then it tanked Florida’s economy

The Wall Street Journal: Florida’s Economic Leap Under Jeb Bush Helped By Housing Bubble, Economists Say

Bloomberg Politics: Governors Who Would Be President Have Mixed Records on Miracles

The Washington Post: Under Jeb Bush, housing prices fueled Florida’s boom. Then it all went bust.

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