Party Pooper

John Bel Edwards just opened a can of whoop-ass on Diaper Dave Vitter:

That’s fucking brutal.

67 replies
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    kindness says:

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. Oh that is rich.

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    mtiffany says:

    David Vitter, Hos before Bros.

    Nice.

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    jl says:

    Sounds good to me.
    Wonder if the fact checkers, WaPo and NYT will call it a pants on fire lie because, technically, in terms of a business transaction, the prostitute answered Vitter’s call.

    But who cares, it’s the kind of hard hitting ad needed to push voters out of there tribal (aka, bigoted) loyalties.

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    djork says:

    HA. Vitter will need a new set of diapers after that one.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    Wasn’t there another LA Gov named Edwards?

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    lamh36 says:

    Seen it. But to be honest, funny enough I see more ads linking Edwards to Obama on more “liberal” stations for some reason. I mean a Pro-Vitter ad on LOGO?

    @Gin & Tonic: 4 term Gov Edwin Edwards. No relation to this one though, I believe

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    JPL says:

    I’d say that is a tad powerful….
    WOW

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    Lee says:

    Hoooooly Shiiiiiiiiit. That is going to leave a mark!

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    Kathmandu513 says:

    Holy shit. I can not believe a Democrat is running that ad. A Reuplican would run that an not think twice. That is brutal

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @lamh36: Yah, I know, that was semi-snarky (I used to have business in NO and was there fairly frequently back in his day.) The comparison of, um, character is interesting. They’re not related, right?

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    Earl says:

    A Democrat found some balls. I *love* it.

    Now why the fuck did no one call out the Great Mulligan until Jeb! stomped on his own dick?

    Maybe Bel Edwards could run the DNC.

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    lamh36 says:

    ooh…wait…no that’s new…damn…yep..that’s brutal…GOOD…as I said, I’ve seen so many of them damn Obama-Edwards type ads or them “the david vitter” i know type ads on my tv, it was making me DVR everything just to go past them commercials.

    The question: Is it an actual ad buy or just for internet

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    Trollhattan says:

    Heh, hilarious. Wonder if they have a reserve “Diaper Dave” ad a glass case with a sign, “In case of Vitter surge, break glass and run it.”

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    mistermix says:

    @Gin & Tonic: His dad was not Edwin Edwards – a different Edwards family.

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    Mary G says:

    Wow. Just wow. “Vitter chose prostitutes over patriots.” Ouch. Good for Edwards.

    In other good news, Fox Business News says four candidates didn’t make the cut for the grown-ups’ table at the next Republican debate: Chris Christie; Mike Huckabee; Lindsey Graham; and George Pataki.

    Bwah ha ha.

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    KG says:

    Vitter just released this statement in response to this ad.

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    Trollhattan says:

    Welp, I guess file under “Water: still wet/Mormons: still Mormon.”

    We do not want your ghey marriage, no we don’t. Not your “kids” either.

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    Tom Levenson says:

    Dayum. That is all.

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    Calouste says:

    @Mary G: Pataki and Graham didn’t even make the cut for the kiddie table, and the cut for the kiddie table was to poll above 0% in 1 out of 4 recent polls.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Well, not to take Vitter’s side or anything, buttttt…..

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    beltane says:

    @Calouste: Will it just be Huckabee and Christie at the kiddie table? I can’t keep track anymore.

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    Trollhattan says:

    @beltane:
    Too bad Fiorina isn’t there with them–they’d take turns giving her noogies.

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    HeartlandLiberal says:

    Also f***** true. I for one am just glad to see a Democrat who is willing to actually go for his opponent’s throat like this with the hard truth. I think Democrats nationwide should pay attention to this. My biggest complaint about the Democratic party is it is just a bunch of wimps who do not understand when your opponents treat you like the enemy, you sometimes have to reply in kind.

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    @HeartlandLiberal:

    I don’t want Democrats to pick up the Republican habit of lying, but if you can prove a harsh truth about your opponent, why NOT use it?

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    Arclite says:

    Hahahahaha! Let him have it with both barrels.

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    Mike J says:

    I like the fact they didn’t waste this on the primary.

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    benw says:

    @Trollhattan: saw that. The article says that the kids of gay parents can reapply for church membership when they turn 18. Good luck with that, you stupid Mormon assholes!

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Trollhattan:

    Link fail. I can’t even see anything to try to fix it.

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    jl says:

    @beltane:

    Wonkette has the most concise and readable summary.
    Christie and Huckabee to kiddie table, Pataki and Graham told to stay home.

    BTW: what happened to the formatting buttons for comments?
    I have no problems with the new format at all. I do have problems if the site is starting to fall apart already.
    I want a decent interval before BJ website chaos kicks in.
    Well, wonkette.com is easy to find.

    GOP Losers Suck So Hard They’ve All Been Demoted To Kids’ Table Debate
    http://wonkette.com/595712/gop.....ble-debate

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    Bobby Thomson says:

    I literally laughed out loud at that one.

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    benw says:

    @Mnemosyne (iPhone): for a long time if a Democrat ran a hard-hitting add, the candidate was repulsed as “shrill” and unserious, no matter how true the facts in the ad.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @Steeplejack: Yup, there’s an ‘a’ tag but no href.

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    Trollhattan says:

    @Trollhattan:
    Holy carp, now I’m in moderation for retrying? Sheesh, now I have a cloud to yell at.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/th.....-apostates

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    Jeffro says:

    @Lee: That was about my reaction as well. LONG overdue, too.

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    Trollhattan says:

    @Steeplejack:
    Double sorry, my reposts with fixed linkie are all in moderation. Go to NPR main news page and scroll down

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @KG: ROFL.

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    Calouste says:

    @beltane: Huckabee, Santorum, Jindal, and Christie at the kiddies tables this time around IIRC.

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    wjs says:

    I’m sorry but Louisiana loves hookers and veterans are what they step over in order to get to the part of town where the sleazy ones work. This might do really, really well around military bases and Wal-Mart but it’s not going to make a dent with the downtown businessmen who prefer adult-diapers, funnels, and lube.

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    dp says:

    @Gin & Tonic: Yes, not related.

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    dp says:

    I am proud to call JBE a friend. He’s winning this freaking election!

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    geg6 says:

    @wjs:

    From what I’ve seen, Edwards was doing well in comparison to Vitter to begin with, so this is just insurance.

    But damn, that’s a brutal ad! Love to see a Dem not afraid to hit ’em hard.

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    Really? says:

    @wjs: Jesus, that’s bleak.

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    gratuitous says:

    Well, that certainly would do some damage to a candidate in some areas. Are we sure that voters in Louisiana would come away from that ad favoring Edwards over Vitter? Military service only seems to be a factor in favor of Republicans (cf. Kerry/Bush 2004), and being a lovable rogue who frequents prostitutes while declaiming family values only seems to enhance a Republican candidate’s standing (because of the contrition and the sinnnnnnnned against you, voters-love-redemption angle).

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    feebog says:

    That was almost perfect. All it lacked was a diaper photo shopped around Vitter’s ass.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @gratuitous: The Edwards campaign certainly thinks so. People run around complaining that Dems don’t fight hard and then, when one does, people worry that it might not do any good. Jeebus fuck!

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    @Omnes Omnibus:

    My main concern is that John Bel Edwards has managed to keep his pants zipped prior to dropping this bomb. If he has, I think it will leave a mark.

    For some reason, a Bertie Wooster quote came to mind: “At the age of 14 I once wrote to Marie Lloyd for her autograph, but apart from that my private life could bear the strictest investigation.”

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    dp says:

    @gratuitous: Nothing about David Vitter is “lovable.” He’s a bully, and his chickens are coming home to roost. The gloves are off in this one.

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    gogol's wife says:

    @Bobby Thomson:

    Me too.

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    hells littlest angel says:

    Fucking brutal. And fucking awesome.

    Vitter may need a diaper when he sees that.

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    @dp:

    Good. Remind him to keep it that way — Democrats are counting on him!
    :-)

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    philpm says:

    OOOOUUUCCH!!!! That mark will last at least until the next election. Gotta give the campaign props for being willing to go there.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Mnemosyne (iPhone):

    Ha! I love Wodehouse and Wooster.

    . . . OMG, it seems a lot of Wodehouse Playhouse is now on Youtube. “Rodney Fails to Qualify.”

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    raven says:

    Hold em by the nose and kick em in the ass. . .

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    wjs says:

    @Really?: Oh, God yes. Speaking as a downtown businessman, hookers are a fact of life. They are a producer in this economy–they are the vibrant life of any major American city. Veterans are takers.

    I have a sneaky suspicion that Vitter’s numbers are going to go up after this ad airs among suit-wearing professionals, sports team owners, and truckers. That’s what will get him elected governor–people know that this ad is unfair to handjob artists, whores, and your assorted sex industry professionals. Good people, all of them.

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    mclaren says:

    Dave Vitter sounds like a much better human being than John Bel Edwards.

    Vitter wanted to fuck gorgeous young women, while John Bel Edwards signed up to burn brown babies and shoot women in the head at checkpoints because they can’t speak English. Edwards seems like a sick sick sick individual. Vitter sounds a lot more normal.

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    mclaren says:

    In cultural anthropology terms, this campaign commercial provides a perfect MRI scan of America’s diseased puritanism. Consider the message of the commercial: killing people is good and admirable, having sex is evil and shameful.
    The deeply pathological sadomasochism of American culture gets clearly revealed by this kind of TV commercial. You would never find this kind of campaign commercial in Germany, where prostitution is legal and regulated by the government. You would never find this kind of commercial in the Netherlands, or in Finland or Denmark.
    Only in a sick twisted culture like America would the equation “murder + suffering = good, pleasure + sexuality = bad” seem anything other than wildly insane.
    The other fascinating aspect of this kind of TV commercial remains its glaring dishonesty. Anyone who served in war zones like Iraq or Afghanistan or Somalia or Sarajevo will tell that prostitution runs rampant in war zones. But not just ordinary prostitution — underage girls. The kind of prostitution you see in war zones like Afghanistan is the really grim kind, the kind of prostitution where ten-year-old girls watch their family get blown away by a Hellfire missile that mistakenly murders everyone in a wedding party, and only the ten-year-old kid is left alive.
    And who, in a dirt-poor third-world country like Afghanistan, is going to take care of a ten-year-old girl whose entire family and all her relatives have mistakenly been murdered by the Americans?
    Nobody.
    A ten-year-old orphan like that is on her own.
    So she becomes a prostitute to survive. She either lets U.S. servicemen fuck her up the ass for American dollars, or she starves.
    I would bet hard cash that John Bel Edwards, like most of the other young servicemen stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq, wound up paying some ten-year-old orphan girl to suck him off. We know from the documented evidence that military contractors routinely hired underage hookers in Iraq and Afghanistan. So it’s likely that the U.S. servicemen did too.
    This updates the old motto considerably: instead of “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel,” we’ll have to modernize it to “Patriotism is the last refuge of the kiddy-raper.”

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    SFAW says:

    @mclaren:
    Ha! Excellent parody troll (or is it “troll impression”?)

    I’m hoping that’s what it is. Because if you’re serious, that’s some fucked-up shit running all ’round your brain.

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    wjs says:

    @mclaren: I am in awe of your cognitive dissonance. Clearly, you’ve taken a dip in some very interesting pools.

    [slow clap, fade out, curtain falls]

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    chopper says:

    best. ad. ever.

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    mclaren says:

    @SFAW:

    Because if you’re serious, that’s some fucked-up shit running all ’round your brain.

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Because John Bel Edwards “answered America’s call.”

    To do what, exactly?

    What did America “call” servicemen to do in Afghanistan? Can anyone explain? What the fuck is the U.S. army still doing in Afghanistan? What purpose does our military serve?

    Aside from guarding the opium poppy fields of Afghan warlords, that is. I mean aside from little errands like that. Exactly what the FUCK is America doing in Afghanistan? Why should anyone boast about being one of the guys who guarded the Afghan warlords’ opium poppy fields? Why should any former American solider show any pride for what the U.S. military did in Iraq or Afghanistan?

    Explain it to me. Show me what our mission was. Explain how the U.S. military helped anyone, anywhere, at any time, by any means, in Afghanistan or Iraq.

    Other than the heroin-trafficking Afghan warlords, I mean — by guarding their opium poppy fields.

    If you’re going to talk about “some fucked-up shit running around” in people’s brains, we really ought to start with U.S. troops guarding heroin-trafficking warlords’ Afghan opium poppy fields, shouldn’t we?

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    Singular says:

    McLaren, I mostly kind of agree with most things you say. Including the last rants. But please, stop drinking for the day.

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    ET says:

    @JPL: I am not even David Vitter and that one hurts.

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    SFAW says:

    @mclaren:
    Don’t be a fucking moron, will you, please?

    I have not bothered to do extensive research on Edwards, as you apparently have, because you’re telling us all the war crimes or atrocities he committed in Afghanistan (and who knows where else?) The link has some lovely photos of poppies, certainly.

    But until you start providing properly-sourced reports of Edwards committing what you call atrocities or war crimes, you might consider not declaring that, because he was in the 82nd Airborne, he’s a war criminal, because reasons.

    I want shit like this, I can bop over to InfoWars, for some USDA Prime.

    ETA: And, you would certainly be more honest if you just stated “I fucking hate the fucking US Armed Forces, because they’re all fucking psychopaths and war criminals, or wish they were,” and be done with it. Might save you a lot of additional typing.

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