Posted by AzBlueMeanie:In several campaign ads, The Flake sharply criticizes Dr. Richard Carmona over a phone call -- just one phone call -- he received from President Obama encouraging him to run for U.S. Senate.
Extrapolating from this one phone call, The Flake insists that Carmona was "handpicked" by Obama and he will be a "rubber-stamp" for Obama's agenda. The Flake is clearly unfamiliar with Dr. Carmona's "maverick" record of public service in the past.
The Flake's ads are a lame attempt at guilt by association for voters suffering from "Obama Derangement Syndrome." Apparently for these voters, one is disqualified from office for simply having spoken to President Obama. Well, by this standard, The Flake has also disqualified himself -- he is President Obama's B-ball buddy on the court. The horrors! The shame!
The Phoenix New Times reports, Jeff Flake, Republican Congressman Running for U.S. Senate, Playing Basketball with President Obama - Phoenix New Times:
As much as Congressman Jeff Flake and his supporters want voters to believe his Democratic opponent, Rich Carmona, is BFFs with President Barack Obama -- Carmona hasn't shot hoops with the prez like Flake has.
Here's a photo of Flake and Obama sharing sweat on the court.
Flake's effort to play off of anti-Obama sentiment among staunch conservatives isn't working out well.
A poll released by Public Policy Polling shows Carmona leading Flake 45-43. Three weeks ago, the same pollsters reported that Flake was ahead by a single point.
The poll shows Carmona has a 52 to 37 advantage over Flake with Independents, and he's also lured about 14 percent of Republicans into his corner.
As for The Flake's lame attack line, Is this any way to treat your B-ball buddy Obama? Didn't your mamma raise you with better manners than this?