Washington (CNN) - Top Democrats are firing back at House candidate Ben Quayle, son of former Vice President Dan Quayle, for running a new campaign ad that slashes President Obama by calling him "the worst president in history."
Brad Woodhouse, spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, told CNN that the candidate for a U.S. House seat from Arizona has no standing to judge Obama.
"The son of the worst vice president ever may think he has some wisdom on the job performance of political leaders, but if he thinks a president whose actions have saved the country from a second Great Depression, reformed a broken health care system and protected consumers from the risk and greed of Wall Street merits such mention, his analysis is only slightly less ridiculous than his candidacy for public office is," said Woodhouse.
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.
In the new 30-second spot Quayle declares: "My generation will inherit a weakened country. 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."
I'm from Indiana. And if the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree, then this one is definitely ROTTEN!!!
A worse president than William Henry Harrison? Really?
It is about time. I have made comments comparing Jimmy Carter and Obama for some time. The far left labels "dubya" as the worst yet Bush spent his last two years as a lame duck president vetoing as many wild eyed Democrat spending bills as he could. On the day Dems took control of BOTH houses, Bush became a lame duck Preisdent was the same day Nancy Pelosi was sworn in as Speaker of the House.........smugly proclaiming "We're in charge now" Bush and the Republican that stepped down had 4.6% unemployment, the stock market was 12,300, gas was $2.12 per gallon, the size of government was 25% SMALLER, and the deficit was 1/3 what it is today.
Those are the FACTS making Quayles argument...............some day soon "It's all Bush's fault" will be a joke referring to gullible fools who believe ANYTHING you tell them.
Seems Ben Quayle's grasp of history is only slightly less informed than that of "history professor" Newt Gingrich.
What a twisted young man Ben is. Yet another thing Dan got wrong.
Ben Quayle es un idiota!
I guess little Quayle got that line from Big Quayle.. That statement is just out fight nonsense "The worst President in History" I thought The current President could only be labeled this, when he become a "FORMER PRESIDENT"???????
Correction: Quayle only held the title of worst vice president in history until Cheney took office. And Cheney should hang onto it for generations to come.
Well, he certainly has the Republican hate speak down at a very tender age. I'm sure his pandering to the far right will certainly help him accomplish some of his life goals. Of course looking at himself in the mirror every day will be a challenge!
"The son of the worst vice president ever may think he has some wisdom on the job performance of political leaders, but if he thinks a president whose actions have saved the country from a second Great Depression, reformed a broken health care system and protected consumers from the risk and greed of Wall Street merits such mention, his analysis is only slightly less ridiculous than his candidacy for public office is..."
This is the kind of reaction Democrats should always display when faced with such ridiculous Tea Bag posturing. Well said!!
CNN quit calling them democrats. Call them LIBERALs, there are no democrats anymore.
The dem party has been infested by libs calling themselves democrats or progressives
Perfectly said Woodhouse. Now lets give this idiot no more media attention. Thats what we should have done with Palin.
Already today the media is starting to circulate stories
about the younger Quayle being connected to a sexy
web site. Typical state run media strategy , if someone
insults our leader let's begin a discredit and destroy
campaign. And you liberals rant on about freedom.
Someone needs to take a little deeper look into young Mr. Quayle.
It would be quite rewarding, I'm sure.
Such a good example of a bad gene pool.
His generation will inherit a weakened country because of the Bush/Cheney regime. Thank goodness we have a good, intelligent, strong president like President Obama who is trying to rebuild this country and get us back to where we used to be before Bush/Cheney destroyed it.
Rich kid who grows up in the ugly world of Lee Atwater/Roger Ailes GOP politics.
Memo to Ben Q.: Be FOR something. Anyone can be AGAINST.
Gotta love the drug cartel comment. Maybe he's confusing New Mexico with old Mexico. Why doesn't he ask his father, Dan Quayle, the expert in Latin American ways.
Ben Quayle, son of former Vice President Dan Quayle = the even dumber son of the dumbest vice-president in history
Brock Landers will fit right in with the current Congress. He will never miss an opportunity to pander to his base or to disrespect the President personally as opposed to working on legislation to reduce the size of government.
"saved the country from a second Great Depression"??? That's a ridiculous statement given the reality that the economy would have been better off if Obama had done nothing. Instead he's put the entire country at risk of a total collapse. Yeah, I'd say that the worst President in History fits.
The kind of political savvy you would expect from the son of a Foot-in-Mouth World Champion; a spoiled geeky brat who hangs out on Internet porn sites and poses as a poster boy for Dobson & Co.
You would think a Quayle would want to stay far away from public discourse; then again, that would require a certain level of intelligence. Here we go again! Quayle 2.0 – what a godsend for Comedy Central.
The guy is phony!! Sample this!!
"The son of former Vice President Dan Quayle is trying to shake off accusations that he helped found a raunchy website featuring 20-something clubgoers, as he vies for an open congressional seat in central Arizona. The charges center around TheDirty.com, a site dedicated to pictures of scantily dressed women and nasty comments about them. MyFoxPhoenix reports that the man who runs the site is claiming Ben Quayle helped create it - and even wrote for the site under the fake name Brock Landers. With just days to decide before the Arizona primary on Aug. 24, Quayle, 33, who is running as a Republican for an open House seat, is denying that he had a central role in the site. He acknowledges he spoke to the founder in the site's early days, but says it didn't contain the racy content it has now, according to MyFoxPhoenix. Quayle also admits to referring the founder to an attorney and he told the Arizona Republic he did write occasionally in the early days. "I just posted comments to try to drive some traffic," he is quoted as saying." WHAT A CONSERVATIVE!!!
This person has no leg to stand on to critize the president. He has no good example in his father. I would hope he would have provided some reasons why Obama is the worst president while his term isn't even over yet.
We cannot reward those who are responsible for this mess in the first place. Have we forgotten the BUSH-GOP era and the millions of jobs that we lost thanks to their policies?
It would be stupid if we give them back our economy when they almost destroyed it. On the contrary some of their Wall Street pals should be in jail for what they did to our families.
Politicians are not necessarily the best people, but at least the Dems are working to help the middle class while the GOP has done nothing in Congress other than spreading hatred and racism across America.
Let us be smart and let us say no to the party of NO.!