August 11th, 2010
02:44 PM ET
4 years ago

Quayle son gets harsh on Obama

 Quayle is out with a dramatic new ad bashing Obama.
Quayle is out with a dramatic new ad bashing Obama.

(CNN) - Ben Quayle, the son of former Vice President Dan Quayle who is seeking a House seat in Arizona, is making a splash with a new campaign ad in which he looks straight into the camera and declares, "Barack Obama is the worst president in history."

"My generation will inherit a weakened country," Quayle also says solemnly in the new 30-second spot. "Drug cartels in Mexico, tax cartels in DC. What's happened to America? I love Arizona. I was raised right. Someone needs to go to Washington and knock the hell out of the place."

Quayle, the 33-year-old son of the former vice president, is one of 10 Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for the third district House seat of retiring Rep. John Shadegg. The Republican-leaning district primarily encompasses Phoenix and its surrounding suburbs.

Quayle recently ran into controversy after admitting to having posted on the controversial website DirtyScottsdale.com four years ago. The racy website features scantily clad women and focuses on profiling the Scottsdale nightclub scene. Quayle told a local TV station Tuesday he posted on the website on behalf of a friend to "drive some traffic."

The primary will be held on August 24.


Filed under: Arizona • Ben Quayle
soundoff (305 Responses)
  1. john

    Now I think everybody knows that's quite an exaggeration. This kid is starting off as a good republican, by slinging a bunch of BS.

    August 11, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  2. kalin

    So a 33 year old nobody attempts to make a name for himself by calling Obama the worst president because he spends money...The sad part is people dislike Obama and most dont even know why. I guess because the media told them to. I honestly wholeheartedly believe no matter Obama's policies, he would face extreme criticism. I dislike playing the race card, but i guess sometimes its the best card in the deck.

    August 11, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  3. indyreader

    So many "conservatives" seem to really not know how to make anything but inflammatory, propagandistic statements, divorced from any empirical reality or rationale. It's *always* easy and cheap to just say, "Washington's all screwed up!" and appeal to uninformed emotions, and that's all Quayle is doing here. What a useless git.

    August 11, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  4. Brian

    "Someone needs to go to Washington and knock the hell out of the place."

    These Republicans give us the bum's rush about "too much government" every time our president tries to do something and then they accuse him of not doing anything. They should make up their mind if they have one. By the way, it was Bush who started these government bailouts.

    August 11, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  5. Chris

    His generation will inherit a weaker country? Is he living in a strong one now?!!!!!

    August 11, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  6. R

    This fool must have been in space, or asleep the 8 years good ol' G. W. was in office.

    August 11, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  7. sickofit

    Just another moron taliking out of his a hole.Why don't these people just jump off a bridge?

    August 11, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  8. Willy Brown

    Barry was the worst before he got selected.

    August 11, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  9. Sandy in Portland

    Gee, nice to know the nut doesn't fall far from the tree.

    August 11, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  10. wayne

    Is this for real? Quayle's son, running for office, calls Obama the worst in history. This is too funny to be real. And if it's real, and ANYONE agrees, it's pretty scary.

    August 11, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  11. nick

    Your a moron Fallas, so are you Quayle

    August 11, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  12. billinpa

    Gentle Ben has a shortsighted view of history and a lousy memory. Let's hope he's a better speller than the old man. Potatoe anyone??

    August 11, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  13. Eldon

    I bet Ben can spell potatoe. What I'm more concerned about is his stance on Murphy Brown's status as a single mother. I wonder how that kid turned out, anyway.

    August 11, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  14. Grace

    Where were you when the country was going into the toilet? Now, you want to blame the person who has to unclog the crap!!

    August 11, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  15. What a Potatoe

    Where do these guys crawl in from? Rand the Weed Paul. Ben Potatoe Jr. Quayle egg.

    August 11, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  16. ART

    Excuse me does any one remember G.W Bush. This comming from a man whos father could not spell potato, as much as i hate to say it Palin would of made as good a vice president as Danny boy and that ain't saying much, believe me

    August 11, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  17. karuna

    lol, from the loins of someone who could not even spell potato "e"? So tell me, how smart is he, or rather how perceptive is he that he could even figure out 2+2! Drink more of that potato kool-aid man, and try to figure out what the world is today instead of throwing out random remarks that even a 5th grader knows more about.

    August 11, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  18. Brian

    yeah he definetly the worst seeing as Bush started two wars that are costing this country billions w/ no exit strategy and the recession ocurred under his watch as well. The sad thing is that many of these idiots w/ rather see the President AND the country fail for their own political gain than to see the country prosper and fear that Obama and the Dems get credit for it.

    August 11, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  19. AnProf

    Where can I contribute to his campaign?
    We need fighters like this who are unafraid to speak the truth. Americans are rising up and will no longer bow to the PC thought police.
    History will decide about this presidency, but yeah, Obama has not brought the country together but rather, has demonized and mocked business, doctors, conservatives, etc. all the while acting like one of the privileged jet set during our country's Great Recession.

    August 11, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  20. Leah

    Ha! Another empty-headed dimwit running for office, riding on his father's coatails. Why don't you get an original thought and not use the catch phrases from our last administration Ben!

    August 11, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  21. Marlin

    Another case of an apple not falling far from the tree!

    August 11, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  22. Big Jilm

    First, Mexico is not part of the US and these drug cartel problems did not exist before Obama got into office? Are you kidding me?

    August 11, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  23. howie

    Wow, wish I could vote for this guy!

    August 11, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  24. GL

    The Republicans candidates need a new message becasue the I HATE OBAMA message is over KILLED!

    August 11, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  25. Geoffrey

    Look Danny lil Baby Boy! Maybe at 33 you're too young to remember when Mexicans were portrayed as lazy people up until the 90's around the time many Americans referred to Mexicans as hard working people...Today they're commonly labeled "invaders"...that's because NAFTA all but destroyed Mexico's corn industry to the tune of 3 million jobs....GONE!! If Arizona would only enforce the laws on the books this problem would become easier on your state....Simply Put!!!...SEVERLY PUNISH COMPANY'S, SMALL BUSINESSES, FARMERS & WEALTHY PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO CLEAN THEIR OWN KITCHEN FOR HIRING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!!! It does'nt matter where they're from (Africa, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Spain or Isreal). If undocumented workers aren't hired illegally there wouldn't be a need to come to America unless they had the proper paperwork........Where was the Tea Party when George Bush was in office?....Why now?.........I will stand by OUR president....If you don't like it go back with Christopher Columbus....This land was taken from Native Americans ......Stop Whining!

    August 11, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
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