Thursday, September 25, 2008

Another Far-Left Hollywood Fundraiser for Mark Udall Raises More Questions

Update: Edited to remove unfounded section originally quoted but later removed from Townhall article.

Townhall columnist Scott Bensing clues readers into a big Hollywood fundraiser this weekend for Mark Udall and some of his Democratic Senate candidate buddies. Of course, the usual out-of-touch, vapid Hollywood Lefties will be there to bolster the Udall campaign.

But Bensing also points out:
Most upsetting of the event attendees is Jodie Evans. Is she a movie star? No. A Hollywood power-player? No. Evans is a hero to the liberals of Hollywood because she is a representative of the dominant wing of the Democrat party – she is the co-founder of Code Pink.

If Reps. Allen, [Mark] Udall and [cousin Tom] Udall along with Kay Hagan, Jeff Merkley, Al Franken, Jeanne Shaheen and Mark Begich don’t agree with these views, why would they take such generous donations?...
Good question. Mark Udall really isn't trying to distance himself from the theme of this Freedom's Watch ad, is he.

But here are a couple other relevant questions: First, is this Hollywood fundraiser going to outshine Mark Udall's San Francisco fundraising event hosted by retired sweatshop owner Susie Tompkins-Buell?



And, maybe more importantly, will Barbra Streisand be there?

9 comments:

Curious Stranger said...

I thought conservative types had a problem with "news coverage" consisting of doctored photos, and by that, I don't mean the picture of Streisand and Udall. The "We Support the Murder of American Troops" picture is doctored. In fact, it even says "photo illustration" in the upper left corner. That must be why it's no longer in the original article.

BTW, that link is wonky. If it's working for you, you must have a Townhall.com email account.

Ben DeGrow said...

You are right: The Townhall column even removed the link, so I updated the post to reflect it.

Curious Stranger said...

So, with that picture removed, care to illustrate why we're supposed to be scared of Code Pink? Or why we're supposed to believe it's the "dominant wing of the Democrat party"? And when you're done explaining the relevance of the article, you can explain how attending a fundraiser where a Code Pink member attended has anything to do with Freedom Watch's ad on terrorism. Maybe it's best to just delete the whole post...

Ben DeGrow said...

The answer to your question is here:
http://schaffervudall.blogspot.com/2008/09/will-mark-udall-take-donation-from.html

Curious Stranger said...

And they're the "dominant wing of the Democrat [sic] party" because?

Ben DeGrow said...

Please notice that's in quotes. If you have a difference of opinion, take it up with Mr. Bensing. I can imagine what he might say. In any case, Mark Udall isn't helping to refute the opinion with his fundraiser this weekend.

Curious Stranger said...

So you also don't agree with that statement? Or the falsified picture? Is there anything in that article that you do agree with?

Mark Udall isn't helping to refute the opinion that Code Pink is the "dominant wing of the Democrat [sic] party" by attending a fundraiser where one of the attendees is a member? Can we assume that because McCain attended a fundraiser with Lynn Forrester de Rothschild that elitist multi-millionaire wives of international bankers are the "dominant wing of the Publican [sic] party"?

Mitchell said...

I'm glad that they asked Udall about his energy plan in the debate. He obviously has no plan. He thinks that domestic production is a crime. He has done nothing but block legislation that could lead the U.S. to energy independence. . . look at his record. .

http://www.friendsoftheuschamber.com/issues/index.cfm?ID=190

Are you kidding me?

Curious Stranger said...

Are *you* kidding me? You're apparently not a regular visitor here. If you were, you'd know that the Bush Administration's own numbers, not to mention the facts (since those two are seldom the same), show that domestic drilling would have no meaningful impact on prices at the pump for 30 years, and even then, would be easily offset by supply manipulation by OPEC. Oil is not a solution to an oil problem. Alternatives to oil are the solution to an oil problem.

Get your facts straight, then feel free to return.