Chad Barefoot plays the Russian card in campaign outreach

Just when you thought it was safe, the Russians are coming:

Barefoot's email references these "negative attack ads" as well as comments by a NATO leader that "Russians are 'secretly' joining forces with extreme liberal environmental groups to spread misinformation regarding energy exploration." Although Barefoot stops short of saying this explicitly, the overall impression of the email is that "interests as far a field as Moscow and the Kremlin" are somehow playing a part in his state Senate campaign. Here's the text of the fundraising email:

"The environmentalists are on the attack again - and this time, Russia is in the mix...It is time to set the record straight and get this campaign rolling with our own TV ads. We can't let liberal, out-of-state special interests-even interests as far a field as Moscow and the Kremlin mislead the people of our district. That's why I'm coming to you right now."

Ahh! The Kremlin! The next thing you know, they'll be rounding up the Kulaks! (for the purpose of this discussion, the Kulaks would be farmers and private businessmen in Wake County) But it seems our good NATO Commander is angling for a Euro stink-tank position:

That report is based on one paragraph of a lengthy speech Rasmussen gave to Chatham House, a London-based think tank. The same speech was picked up in reports by The Times of London, CNN and The Financial Times, although seems to have dropped out of the news after a few days.

In his speech, a transcript provided by NATO quotes Rasmussen as saying, "But I have one additional remark on shale gas because I have met Allies who can report that Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organizations, environmental organizations working against shale gas, obviously to maintain European dependence on imported Russian gas. That's my interpretation. So it adds a new aspect to… to this information operation."

Left unsaid in the speech – and unspecified in the reporting on it – is how exactly Rasmussen might know this or what the evidence for such an operation might be. Environmental groups, many of which have been antagonistic to the Russian government, denied any entanglement. A spokesman for Greenpeace called the idea "preposterous" in The Guardian story.

Just a side-note: this guy is sending people into combat situations? Sheesh.

Comments

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I knew the little Prick Neo-Con Fu#King War Mongering GOP fool would catch Me!!!!!!!!!!

In Feb of this year, I purchase a Russian flag and hung it out in my front yard hoping that a Putin Elite Parachute Unit would rescue Me from Western Wake Ukraine GOP Nazi's like BareASS.. So far, nothing has occurred, in fact, 2 neighbors thought it was the Corporate Flag of Disney World without the Mouse and a Sports Fan in the neighborhood thought it was the Game Flag of the Cleveland Browns since they got the first round Draft Choice.. So I have decided to raise the Chips on Mr Bareballs by getting his Attention by Fracking on him with my piss if I see him at Public Event proving that a Russian is pissing on his Parade and the GOP Fool will think it is Rain..

Got it

Either send money to Chad Barefoot or the communists will take over. That is one fine platform to run on!

Up next: unless you send money to Chad Barefoot, Obama will come for your guns.

October surprise: you need to send Chad Barefoot some money right now or the liberals will take away your right to wear a tinfoil hat.

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