March 10th, 2010
03:44 PM ET
4 years ago

Club for Growth hits Bennett with robocalls

Utah Sen. Bob Bennett is facing a blitz of robocalls by the anti-tax Club For Growth.
Utah Sen. Bob Bennett is facing a blitz of robocalls by the anti-tax Club For Growth.

Washington (CNN) - The anti-tax Club for Growth has started a blitz of robocalls attacking Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, a three-term incumbent being challenged on his right flank by multiple Republican candidates.

"Since Utahans last sent Sen. Bob Bennett to Washington, he voted to bail out Wall Street, voted for billions in wasteful spending like Alaska's 'Bridge to Nowhere,'" the 30-second call says. "Even joined with liberals supporting big government healthcare."

A spokesman for the Club said the calls have been going out for about a week.

"Had enough?," the call asks, before telling listeners to "vote for a change" in the state's March 23 Republican precinct caucuses. Those caucuses will determine delegates to the state GOP convention, where the party's Senate nominee will be selected.

The script is the same as an anti-Bennett television ad launched by the Club last week.

Update 5:25 p.m.: When reached for comment, campaign spokesman Jim Bennett told CNN that, "Bob Bennett is leading the fight against Obamacare. This is simply more of the same dishonest nonsense from an out-of-state special interest group trying to tell Utahns how to think. It's dirty politics, and Utah voters are smart enough not to fall for it."


Filed under: 2010 • Bob Bennett • Club for Growth • Utah
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Stacie

    You righties sure like those robocalls.

    March 10, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  2. SLM

    Democrats won't be happy until they tax us 100% and run our lives for us. We are taxed to death and even in the end they think they should be in our wills for atleast 50%.

    March 10, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  3. get real

    Another episode of Republicans eating their own. Wouldn't it be great if a Democrat won that seat.

    March 10, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  4. Zander

    My heart bleeds for the poor bastard.

    March 10, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  5. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    Feast! Feast!...all ye witless [R] baboons. What a bunch of drama queens...they can't wait to hike up their dresses to show us who has the reddest panties.

    March 10, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  6. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    You would have to hit a Club of Growth person exactly zero times to beat him sensless.

    March 10, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  7. RufusVonDufus

    Vote for change? Last time people voted for change they got Obama sans change and look where that has taken us! Forget change and vote against anything Obama! MMMMMM! MMMMMM! MMMMMMM!

    March 10, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  8. ahetch

    I just don't understand anything about these anti-tax people. If you want roads, police, fire dept, etc. It takes taxes, both fed and state. If you follow ron paul, he says there will be no taxes. Either he will be a miracle worker and we will get those services for free or everything will be privatized. How wonderful that will be.

    March 10, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  9. Marc

    get real – Won't gonna happen, no matter WHO is chosen to be the (R) candidate, since its in Utah he or she will have a good natural advantage against any other candidate...

    March 10, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  10. L

    To SLM and all the high-tax flamers....

    What's your net tax rate? I don't mean the officially posted rates but the rate after you compare your total income to final taxes after all deductions, exemptions, benefits, tax-free interest, ...

    From what I've seen, the more money you have the lower your rate as it becomes more cost-effective to dig up more and more exemptions.

    March 10, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  11. Stop taking my taxes

    Tired of these dirtbags spending my hard earned money on a bunch of baby making dead beat crack heads. Get every one out of here. Goverment does not need to take care of worthless baby makers.

    March 10, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  12. Iamalyingcorruptliberalandobamaman

    You libs just don't get it. We are tired of supporting the lazy and corrupt Obama supporters. The TEA party is bipartisan. It encompasses everyone that can't stand the tax, tax and spend. Most of us already have spent $3trillion dollard for the War on Poverty programs that did not do a bit of good and Obozo wants more and more of our money to give to the SEIU and NEA.

    March 10, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    The only reason people complain about taxes is because Republican economic policies result in the un-lubed shafting of the middle and lower classes. If you were making $250K+, you would barely notice if health care for everyone resulted in a 1-2% increase in your taxes. You know, unless you were already living on the edge of your means, which presumably you wouldn't be doing if you were making that kind of cash. Rightwing nutjobs who whine about this stuff ARE living at the edge of their means...they just don't want to admit that it's their traditional political party choice and it's fantasyland economic ideologies that causes them to be strapped for cash as a result of that aforementioned un-lubed shafting...because the GOP panders to the only other group of people who complain about miniscule tax increases: rich miserly racist bastards who think they own the rest of us as indentured servants. Sad thing is, because of the trickle-down mental fart that defined our economy for the past three decades, corporate America is pretty much right: at this point, they basically DO own us all as indentured servants (including our government).

    March 10, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  14. Marc

    'Iamalyingcorruptliberalandobamaman -March 10th, 2010 4:30 pm ET
    You libs just don't get it. We are tired of supporting the lazy and corrupt Obama supporters.'

    Like millions of people I would have been felt insulted by your words if i didn't knew that you:
    1- Didn't even bothered to think before typing them.
    2- Wouldn't take them back no matter how you got proved wrong.
    3- Has the bad habit of making accusations without proofs.
    and the list goes on and on and on!

    March 10, 2010 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  15. greenfish

    Taxed to death? Get real: what about the roads you drive on – gotta pay for that. What about the military? 'Gotta pay for that. What about public education? 'Gotta pay for that. What about snow-plowing? 'Gotta pay for that. What about police/fire/teachers? 'Gotta pay for that.

    Grow up people. Taxes are the price we pay for civilization.

    Ain't no system perfect, but please get some perspective!

    March 10, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  16. Bruce

    "Stop taking my taxes" – is it O.K. if we take your tax dollars to pay for a war that never should have happened? 'Cause that's what we're doing now–assuming you make more than $100k; otherwise you're probably getting back more than you pay in. We are paying China back the trillions of dollars we borrow to pay for the war in IRAQ with your tax dollars. You see that's how it works when you borrow money to pay for an unfunded, unjustified war. But I guess Rush aint informin you about that is he?

    March 10, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |