Connie Mack IV Links Bill Nelson to Monkeys on Cocaine

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Florida's 2012 Senate election is shaping up to be as ridiculous as ever. Connie Mack IV, whom you might remember has been characterized by his Republican opponents as "the Charlie Sheen of Florida Politics," released a web ad today linking incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson to coked-up monkeys. 





Yes, this is a true thing, and actually it's an old attack. Back in 2010, several Republican incumbents and challengers highlighted the fact that a tiny fraction of stimulus dollars given to the National Institutes of Health was used to fund a study investigating why humans get addicted to drugs. Of course, the scientists didn't want to carry out the research on humans, so they used monkeys instead. 

Nelson has no link to the study other than the fact that he voted for the stimulus. 

Let's not forget that politicians of all stripes do funny things when it comes to fighting the ol' War on Drugs and drug abuse. Let's not forget Rick Scott's controversial drug-testing-for-welfare law. 

Anyway, we're not saying the stimulus shouldn't be discussed in a 2012 campaign, but many more pertinent facts have emerged since then. Plus, Mack IV might be a bit better off if he could come up with his own lines of attack and not recycle ones from two years ago. 

We'd like to think a guy who promises to bring new ideas to the Senate can come up with original ideas for his own campaign. 

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Lou
Lou

That's an ape not a monkey.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

  I must be blind too, cuz I sho' didn't see that as-whuppin' comin'!

nanook5
nanook5

some people actually kinda care about animal abuse as a political issue, but dismiss away.

MadeUpIssue
MadeUpIssue

 Yeah, but Bill Nelson supporting the stimulus does not equal Bill Nelson supporting animal abuse.

CompleteIdiot
CompleteIdiot

Connie Mack, a drunken brawler with a fake name who makes up stories to cover his ass.   Go to hell Connie Mack.

malcolmkyle
malcolmkyle

During alcohol prohibition, all profits went to enrich thugs and criminals. Young men died every day on inner-city streets while battling over turf. A fortune was wasted on enforcement that could have gone on education, etc. On top of the budget-busting prosecution and incarceration costs, billions in taxes were lost. Finally, the economy collapsed. Sound familiar?

It's possible that many of the early Prohibitionists did not actually intend to kill hundreds of thousands worldwide and put 1 in every 30 American adults under supervision of the correctional system while bringing shame upon what was once a shining beacon of liberty and prosperity. But predictively similar to our "Great Experiment" of the 1920s, this foolish and counter-productive 're-run' has once again spawned rampant off-the-scale criminality, corruption, a bust economy, mass unemployment, the world's highest incarceration rate, a civil war in Mexico, an un-winnable war in Afghanistan, and an even higher rate of drug-use (both legal & illegal) than in all other countries that have courageously refused to blindly follow us down this sadomoralistic, dystopian rat hole. 

Should we wait for complete and utter economic ruination before demanding a return to sanity and the restoration of our unalienable­ rights? 

Surely it's high time we all stood up and told our dysfunctional government that we're totally pooped at being abused, beaten and jailed in order that unconscionable Transnational Corporations - and their Media Enablers - can continue to dupe, addict and poison us for obscene profits.

According to the CATO Institute, ending prohibition would save an annual $41 billion of expenditure while generating an estimated $46 billion in tax revenues.

malcolmkyle
malcolmkyle

During alcohol prohibition, all profits went to enrich thugs and criminals. Young men died every day on inner-city streets while battling over turf. A fortune was wasted on enforcement that could have gone on education, etc. On top of the budget-busting prosecution and incarceration costs, billions in taxes were lost. Finally, the economy collapsed. Sound familiar?

According to the CATO Institute, ending prohibition would save an annual $41 billion of expenditure while generating an estimated $46 billion in tax revenues.

malcolmkyle
malcolmkyle

During alcohol prohibition, all profits went to enrich thugs and criminals. Young men died every day on inner-city streets while battling over turf. A fortune was wasted on enforcement that could have gone on education, etc. On top of the budget-busting prosecution and incarceration costs, billions in taxes were lost. Finally, the economy collapsed. Sound familiar?

It's possible that many of the early Prohibitionists did not actually intend to kill hundreds of thousands worldwide and put 1 in every 30 American adults under supervision of the correctional system while bringing shame upon what was once a shining beacon of liberty and prosperity. But predictively similar to our "Great Experiment" of the 1920s, this foolish and counter-productive 're-run' has once again spawned rampant off-the-scale criminality, corruption, a bust economy, mass unemployment, the world's highest incarceration rate, a civil war in Mexico, an un-winnable war in Afghanistan, and an even higher rate of drug-use (both legal & illegal) than in all other countries that have courageously refused to blindly follow us down this sadomoralistic, dystopian rat hole. 

Should we wait for complete and utter economic ruination before demanding a return to sanity and the restoration of our unalienable­ rights? 

Surely it's high time we all stood up and told our dysfunctional government that we're totally pooped at being abused, beaten and jailed in order that unconscionable Transnational Corporations - and their Media Enablers - can continue to dupe, addict and poison us for obscene profits.

According to the CATO Institute, ending prohibition would save an annual $41 billion of expenditure while generating an estimated $46 billion in tax revenues.

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