2010 Election

Democrat Earl Pomeroy Plays Up Bush Agreement In New Ad


Well here's something queer: a Democrat playing up his connections to the Republicans, namely George W. Bush. Apparently North Dakota Rep. Earl Pomeroy wants to hedge his bets and stress his agreement with the former President to win over some undecided independents or Republicans.

Though he voted for Obama's vilified health care reform, Pomeroy's commercial, called "Difference," points out that Pomeroy broke with his party to support Bush's prescription drug plan: "When George Bush proposed a Medicare prescription drug plan, Earl Pomeroy voted yes, putting seniors before party."

Pomeroy, opposes gay adoption bans and DOMA, hopes the ad will throw Republican opponent Rick Berg off balance. It's certainly going to confuse some die-hard Democrats.

Watch "Difference," AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Tch. Coward.

    It's Democrats like this that we could do without.

    Posted by: ravewulf | Sep 27, 2010 8:44:52 PM

  2. Honestly, he's probably a Republican that just has no place in the Republican party as a politician because he doesn't openly want to hate us.

    I'll take him over the Republican any time.

    Posted by: Joe | Sep 27, 2010 10:10:11 PM

  3. Maybe it's a strategy in order to keep his seat, so Dems don't lose the House. So he can continue opposing bans on gay adoption and DOMA!!! Think!

    Posted by: lazlo | Sep 27, 2010 10:48:47 PM

  4. What do you mean..."Well here's something queer:...."

    I'm not one of those politically correct peeps, but... REALLY?

    Posted by: Otto | Sep 28, 2010 4:49:35 AM

  5. Otto,

    The original etymology of the word "queer" actually means "unusual" or "strange". Het homo-haters had first used the word as a slur against us, but like some people use the n-word or f-word to empower or challenge the use of a previously negative or derogatory word, "queer" has been taken on by the GLBT community as a more inclusive and arguably more radical and empowering option that some people prefer to use over "the gay community" or "the GLBTLMNOP" community.

    Some people like it, others hate it, but Towleroad uses the word in an appropriate way in its original meaning, but of course with an ironic nod as it's writing to a predominatly "queer" audience.

    So in a word, yes, really....

    Posted by: GraphicJack | Sep 28, 2010 5:17:31 AM

  6. Isn't the Medicare Subscription Drug Plan the fiasco that no one ever figured out how to pay for?

    And he's touting this like it's a good thing?

    Posted by: damien | Sep 28, 2010 6:05:41 AM

  7. He's a prime example of what's wrong with so many of our politicos in DC: a supposed Democrat talking like a Repug JUST TO KEEP HIS JOB! No, he's not talking about supporting his Democratic president and policies but what he thinks the voters want to hear to PROTECT HIS BUTT! Disgraceful.

    Posted by: Rob | Sep 28, 2010 8:50:41 AM

  8. @GRAPHICJACK: Thanks for clearing that up. Now that I understood, I'm so gay--REALLY gay.

    Posted by: Otto | Sep 28, 2010 12:12:38 PM

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