My attack ad
- Debbie Stabenow voted for the Patriot Act and the Military Commissions Act, which combined deprive us of the right of habeus corpus and most of the Bill of Rights, while basically sanctioning torture.
- Debbie Stabenow voted for the odious Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, which makes it nearly impossible for people financially crippled by illness, divorce or other family tragedy to get back on their feet.
- Although she voted against the authorization for the Iraq war in 2002, Debbie Stabenow has done nothing since to stop it, voting time and again for bills authorizing hundreds of billions of dollars to be wasted fighting a pointless war.
- Debbie Stabenow. Facilitating the fascist takeover of America.
A pretty atrocious record, no? You'd think her opponent would jump all over this, right?
Nope. Mike Bouchard blames Stabenow for only getting one bill passed (like she could get anything through the Repug-controlled Senate even if she tried), for giving social security to illegal immigrants (a bogus charge), and for not caving on EVERY Bush tax cut (although in Stabenow's ads, she brags about how she voted FOR tax cuts).
To summarize: "Debbie Stabenow--not bad enough. Michigan needs someone even worse. I'm Mike Bouchard, and I approved this message." Frankly, I think Bouchard's latest ad, "I've got a cute daughter," is more compelling.
[Update 11/7 2 PM] I've gotten some e-mail, so let me be clear. I do not support Mike Bouchard. Debbie Stabenow is a terrible senator; Mike Bouchard would be much worse. I voted for Green Party candidate David Sole this morning. If Stabenow loses by one vote, it's her vote for the torture bill that cost her the election, not my vote for Sole.