Thursday, October 04, 2012

MARTHA McSALLY - Washington Democrats Spend Hundreds of Thousands on Attack Ad

Washington Democrats Spend Hundreds of Thousands on Attack Ad

McSally calls for the untrue, sexist ad to be taken off the air

Tucson - The House Majority PAC, a Democrat Political Action Committee controlled by Washington Democrats and former House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, began running their first attack ad of the Arizona 2ndCongressional District race today. Retired Air Force Colonel, Martha McSally, reacted to the television ad by saying:

"The ad being run by Ron Barber's Washington funders is untrue and smacks of sexism. First Ron Barber says Republicans are 'a bunch of white guys' and now he is using a tired, old stereotype to attack me. It's overt sexism and the kind of negativity I've been dealing with and fought against my entire military career. Besides, I was too busy shooting Al Qaeda with a 30 millimeter and eating at deployed chow halls to spend too much time in the kitchen. I will always keep our promise to seniors on Social Security and Medicare and any attempt to allege otherwise is false and misleading. The ad is simply outrageous and Ron Barber needs to join me in calling for this ad to be taken off the air.

The ad, paid for by the House Majority Fund, a Washington DC based Super PAC depicts McSally in the kitchen and talks about her "recipes" for Congress. Long-time Southern Arizona Congressman, Jim Kolbe, also reacted to the attack ad funded by Washington Democrats:

"At a time when the fiscal crisis facing taxpayers and our government has never been worse it is simply wrong for Congressman Barber and his Washington backers to be running attack ads against Martha McSally that rely on a decades old gender stereotype of keeping women in the kitchen; Martha McSally has spent a lifetime fighting those stereotypes. The spreading red ink of a growing deficit that the next Congress will have to confront requires thoughtful ideas and serious discussion--not scare tactics or cheap shots that have no basis in fact. Congressman Barber should demand that the Democrat leadership in Congress take these ads off the air."

The ad can be viewed here:

Martha McSally is the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, and first to command a fighter squadron in combat in United States history. In 2001-2002, Martha McSally earned national recognition for successfully overturning a military policy requiring all U.S. servicewomen to wear Muslim clothing when off base in Saudi Arabia.

Join Martha in calling for this ad to be taken off the air via Twitter,( and by reposting this post on Facebook,( And please visit her website,, for more ways to join Martha's campaign.


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