The new and improved Third Amigo, Kelly Ayotte (R-NRA), is filling in Traitor Joe’s shoes very nicely. Instead of being in the pocket of AIPAC, she’s sitting comfortably in the pocket of Wayne LaPierre, having voted to kill off the very weakened background checks legislation and whatnot, even though 91% of her state was in favor of them.
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Quid Meets Quo
LaPierre, to thank her for her efforts, put up this very deceptive ad when polls showed that Ayotte’s favorability rating almost instantly fell by more than 50%:
But it didn’t seem to do much good: her poll numbers remained depressed.
The Plot Thickens
So in steps the American Future Fund to lend a helping hand:
Except… those everyday, ordinary New Hampshire voters are Republican activists per Think Progress:
Jayne Millerick is billed in the ad as a “New Hampshire mom” and says “Those attack commercials are partisan and deliberately misleading.” But Millerick is actually a Republican strategist who served as Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, a New Hampshire Republican Delegate in 2008, and was a member of New Hampshire Women for Mitt coalition in 2012. She is now a professional political consultant.
Judy Brown, another “New Hampshire mom” from the ad, served alongside Millerick in the Romney campaign and volunteered for Ayotte’s campaign in 2010. In 2013, she was named as the Nashua City Republican of the Year.
Barbara Dutile, a “Law Enforcement official,” is the wife of a Republican Sheriff in Grafton County who was Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) New Hampshire delegate in 2008, campaigned for Romney, and served as an alternate delegate. In 2012 she received an award from the Republican Party of New Hampshire.
The other individuals featured in the ad Richard Crate, Russ Larry, and Christopher Connelly, are all part of a group of law enforcement officials who have backed Ayotte and are featured on her Facebook page.
So what does it all mean? Well, like Traitor Joe who famously to be relevant, Kelly Ayotte wanted to be a power player in the Senate, but she poorly choose her issue to betray her constituents; they hate her, they really hate her. I can hardly wait to see who steps up next to prop her up.