Russell Pearce Skewered by CBA in TV Ad

Russell Pearce gets the stuck pig treatment in this CBA ad.

State Senate President Russell Pearce, a wholly owned subsidiary of sleazy fatcat lobbyists, with his hand out, ready to take pricey trips and football tickets for himself and his family, while cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in state aid to education and healthcare for kids.

That's the message of this killer new video from Citizens for a Better Arizona, which will be playing on cable TV in Mesa starting Friday. Couldn't come at a better time, what with a Tea Party plot to front a sham candidate in the Legislative District 18 recall election exposed in superior court today. (More on that in a later post.) 

Kudos to CBA and keep 'em coming. If Pearce's mom was still kickin', I'd bet even she'd vote against him after seeing this blistering attack. The girl with the flowers at the end recalls the famous and highly effective anti-Barry Goldwater "daisy" ad from LBJ's 1964 presidential campaign. Brilliant touch.

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Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

Brilliant ad! There's so much material to work with, a series should be done for all posterity!

Jason
Jason

That video sums up Pearce very nicely.

What surprised me is that his association with the MCSO shurf wasn't mentioned. Pearce is responsible for Tent City.

Also not mentioned is his support of now former Senate Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard. Pearce called Bundgaard a "victim" in the February freeway fracas involving his ex-girlfriend.

And what about Pearce's associations with neo-Nazi JT Ready? 

This sick old man needs a swift and immediate boot from office. The corruption and malfeasance emanating from him reeks all the way to LD19 in east Mesa.  

Allan
Allan

I guess they could not aford a 2 hour ad.  So much to choose from they just had to leave some of the good stuff out.

Jason
Jason

Maybe they could create a second video and use some more good stuff....

Follower_of_the_ONE
Follower_of_the_ONE

Everyone of these GOP criminals are funded by OUT-OF-STATE support.  If they can't get IN-STATE funding they don't deserve the position.  Time to ramp up the Citizen's Clean Election Commission, set it back to it's original doctrine (before GOP intervention).  Use it to INSURE all candidate funding is in state.  I KNOW the commission worked, it was the will of the people, just like the Voter Initiative act that GOPers demonized.  ANYTHING to disenfranchise the will of the people is TREASON.  The one thing left out of the commerical, don't get me wrong it's a great piece of work, would be the mention of all the money being cut from our children's programs is being funneled into the private prison industry.

Anon
Anon

Well said.

teknik1200
teknik1200

kinda like the way they are trying to say that recalls themselves are a bad thing.

Follower_of_the_ONE
Follower_of_the_ONE

A note to CBA:  After sending Pearce away continue to work on the rest of the GOP corruption in the State of Arizona.  When Pearce is gone come November, it's time to tackle the rest of the Arizona GOP screw crew right up to the Witch of Washington St. Gov. JAN BREWER.  She is the one who gleefully signed off on this garbage legislation.  I wonder if she gleefully signed off on Pearce's Recall?  Did she feel a twing of premonition that things are going to turn real real ugly for her?

Wake up Arizona!
Wake up Arizona!

An uneducated and ignorant legislator does not want the states' children to know more than he knows. It's time to MOVE Arizona forward, into the future -- out of the '30's --- and into a better place. It's time for those who have only worked for government all their lives to the detriment of the people they are supposed to serve, to get booted out of office!

Wake up Arizona!
Wake up Arizona!

An uneducated and ignorant legislator does not want the states' children to know more than he knows. It's time to more Arizona into the future -- out of the '30's --- and into a better place. It's time for those who have only worked for government all their lives to the detriment of the people they are supposed to serve, to get booted out of office!

Wake up Arizona!
Wake up Arizona!

An uneducated and ignorant legislator does not want the states' children to know more than he knows. It's time to MOVE Arizona forward, into the future -- out of the '30's --- and into a better place. It's time for those who have only worked for government all their lives to the detriment of the people they are supposed to serve, to get booted out of office!

Anon
Anon

It's time to put the good ole boys like Russell Pearce out to pasture. If he cared about the people and Arizona's future, Pearce would retire and take his cronies with him, arpaio, coughlin, bungaard and more...

Wake up Arizona!
Wake up Arizona!

We support an educated man in office to lead the way for a better future for Arizona -- Vote for Jerry Lewis!

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Off topic, but related to the whole Pearce debacle. 

Channel 15 has posted a long interview with Olivia Cortes.  I find her to be a little bit believable inasmuch as she really does not have a clue.  This situation kind of reminds me of an old lady in a nursing home and the evil materialistic daughter holding her hand to ink her signature changing the will.

If the signs are not part of the Cortes campaign, should Mesa not take them down now?

How much of a reward would it take for a worker at a print shop to identify the person ordering the signs?  Unless Western printed them himself, it is unlikely that a local print shop worker or a designer would not sell him out to perjury for a grand or two.  Should we take up a donation?  20 people at $50 each and we have $1000 for the person that can spill the beans.  40 people at $50 each and we have $2K.  Give up a single dinner out and let's have some fun! 

Is there any indication of the print shop on the signs?  Not likely, but about 20% get labeled unless requested not to be labeled.

Jason
Jason

I got an extra $50 for that fund...

Car_del99
Car_del99

I will donate $50.00 to that fund

Oblivious Cortex
Oblivious Cortex

As the East Valley Tribune editorial states this morning:

At best, all of this makes Cortes 1) Incredibly naïve, 2) A very easy person to manipulate, or 3) Both.

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The last I heard, the girl in the LBJ ad grew up and went to work for Wells Fargo here in Phoenix.  Anyone know the rest of the story?

maxparraz
maxparraz

yes, much, much better to have a bankrupt state, high unemployment so unemployed bums can go play Bingo all day and take taxi rides on the taxpayer dime!

Bnbk
Bnbk

Sounds like the incoherent babble that constantly spews out of RuSSell 's shit trap! Is that you RuSSell ?

concerned american
concerned american

It might Russell playing the Olivia Cortes card now using a latino name. mbsanchez you are dumb..

Gpscentral
Gpscentral

lol @ mbsanchez......what a crock!

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I can't wait to see follow-on ad campaigns. 

I heard Pearce deny that he was fired for altering the DUI records, then I saw a follow-up noting that he quickly quit to avoid being fired and was exonerated.  As I understand it, it did not rise to the level where a prosecutor felt certain a conviction could be obtained.  However, it certainly did warrant his termination. 

MY POSITION:  I DON'T care whether or not he was fired or quit.  I DON'T care whether or not he was prosecuted or not.  I DO care that he did alter the records, which basically put his friend above the law and totally trashed the "Rule of Law."

Dennis Gilman
Dennis Gilman

Very impresive ad.  Help it go viral now.  

Not Surprised
Not Surprised

Classy ad...sure is nice to see opponents of Pearce keeping it clean and classy even if he can't.

Rob
Rob

At a time when Mesa has announced the likely closure of 4 schools and Russell Pearce has advocated for Mesa closing 13, along with his Genghis Khan approach to the state's education budget, this ad could not have been more appropriate.

Thank you CBA!

Stacy
Stacy

This is very good. He cut funding to education, children's health care all the while he took kickbacks from the Fiesta Bowl and vacationed on the special interest dime. Screw the voters, screw AZ as long as it benefits his pockets. This pretty much sums it up nicely.

Veritas Vincit
Veritas Vincit

Gee, why are so many Pearce supporters and Tea Party folk working for Cortes?  Western, Oldroyd, "Paul Revere" and Constantine?

Because Pearce knows he will lose to Lewis, his only hope is to confuse the hispanics in the district.  Pearce is an unethical pig and anyone that can support this troglodyte of a man and his corrupt family and sketchy friends is living in denial, or just plain evil.

Yes, we can...get Pearce out of office!

Guest23
Guest23

Wow, either someone on the sonoranalliaince.com comment forum uses the same nick as you or an incredible about face has occured. I suspect the former but who knows with all the crazy behavior swirling around this election.

Now. If the CBA could get an ad out on cortes that would be a one two punch.

One has to wonder what sleaze pearce has up his sleeve though.

Rob
Rob

Troll, IMO.

Guest23
Guest23

That was my suspicion and I spanked him for being one.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Awesome!  CBA you guys are true American Patriots, keep up the great job you are doing.

wtf
wtf

Good job CBA Next...make one showing the Cortez-Pearce association too!.

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