September 24, 2010

YouTube video blasts Jason Welch

I have no idea who created this video, but it sure does take aim at Republican state Senate contender Jason Welch. See it for yourself:
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95 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why does Tom feel the need to go negative? Why can't Tom approve his own Videos? How come Tom is talkin about the issues? Only this kind of Crap......

Anonymous said...

Hey useless why are you saying Tom is going negative? I don't see him anywhere saying anything? Typical liar still I see. Just trying to make Colapietro look bad. What you jerks do is what's called being negative.

Anonymous said...

Well, I guess this proves that Steve isn't Jason's campaign manager. It also proves that Tom can indeed get rattled.

I'll be voting for Jason Welch and my kids will thank me.

harold said...

Why does Welch whine about mudslinging when he can't provide any examples? Why did welch move into Bristol? Did he just think he could WALK right into the Senate? Welch is an elitist carpetbagger, plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

And TOMMY does not throw mud

Anonymous said...

Vote Tom Colapietro all this blog is tell lies. Crap is the word but it's coming from you, Jason has done 2 or 3 press releases one which tried to spin what he said about Tom Colapietro wasn't true when I thought the reporter and Tom said he doesn't get rattled with the crap you and Jason try to be nice about. Tom hasn't even done 1 press release mention his opponent. So the "crap: is coming from his side........you and your "Hacks"

Anonymous said...

I love the quote by Adlai Stevenson that says" You stop telling your lies about him and he'll stop telling the truth about you " LMAO

Anonymous said...

BTW When is Jason going to talk about his plan? Who and how is he going cut to do all this stuff and All by himself? Ha nice try insulting peoples intelligence.

Anonymous said...

I thnk someone on here said if you want us to stop all you have to do is quit the crap yourself. If ya can't take the heat get out of the kitchen. Useless!

I love Bush said...

This has the loser, wimp Democrat hacks who post on this blog and who pick fights with people elsewhere in cyber-space written all over it.

I'd rather have a Bush clone than a neo-commie, community organizer clone any day.

But this is a weak, immature, pointless and baseless lame excuse for an attack.

Anonymous said...

Why would you post an ad like this on your blog Steve? Clearly the only forum for viewing this will be on your blog Steve. Clearly this immature and stupid "you tube" ad was made by a shameless jerk(s).

Why did they bother making this? What a waste of time. Obviously the people who created this have mental issues. Most of the ad doesn't even make sense. It looks like it was made by people with a high school mentality, ones who really are basically clueless about the world.

Anonymous said...

So we FINALLY see the other side of "Mr. Nice Guy –Jason Welch". So he's just another rich insurance guy. Is it true he bought a 1/2 million dollar ESTATE?

Anonymous said...

Really??? That is all they got against the kid is he went to private school, has a good education so he would be a bad politician?? Didn't Bill Clinton go to Yale?

new welch volunteer said...

1) If Steve, you have no idea who made this ad, how did you receive it? Are you trying to tell us you searched YouTube for local ads? I don't believe that.

2) This ad is offensive. I have been sitting on the sidelines. Now, after watching this offensive ad I plan on volunteering time for Jason Welch.

Anonymous said...

Why would Steve Collins post a campaign ad not approved by a candidate and with no credit to who made it? Very unprofessional.

Steve Collins said...

A reader whose name did not ring any bells with me called the video to my attention. I don't know who made it.

Anonymous said...

It must have been who ever "Odin" is. We'll find out.

bad ad, good reporting said...

Actually, it's good reporting by you Steve.

Now we know what morons we're dealing with.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

TOM ALL THE WAY NOBODY BETTER YOU ARE IN

Anonymous said...

tommy I'm disgusted with you.You should be ashamed.

Anonymous said...

That video of W is cool. It makes me like him more.

What's the big deal about a couple of pics that Jason has on his FB page? Obviously he's pround if his background.

What's wrong with the Kent School? A lot of local Democrats went to Saint Paul and private colleges, big deal.

Did Colapietro even graduate high school? Investigate that please.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does it seem that most of Tommie's followers seem to have a collective mentality of a 3rd grader? Geesh guys, let's try not to get so defensive.

If going to a swanky school is the worst thing that they can come up with, then Jason Welch is sounding better all the time. I know I'll be voting for him!

Anonymous said...

Hey "harold,"

Welch isn't whining about mudslinging, he's just stating a fact. He speaks frankly and honestly. Nothing elitist about that, plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

Jason welch is a god sent. it's time for tiny tom to go. being co-chair of general law he has destroyed the business oportunities in the state of ct. he is the most corruped senator in the state. why does tom except checks from bussinesses outside of his dist?
VOTE JASON WELCH

Anonymous said...

The kids of Bristol and the surrounding area's THANK YOU! for the highest taxes in the country! That a boy Tom! Keep up the great work of taxing families right out of CT!

Anonymous said...

Tom's corruped ways runs wild within the liquor industry along with his friend carrol hughs.it 's worse.now than when it was controled by organized crime..

so lets say good-bye to mustacho tom!!!

Anonymous said...

12:10 Kissy,Kissy the truth hurts eh ?

Anonymous said...

Boo Hoo Hoo somebody put a true video of you pretty boy and all you do is cry. Look at the crap you all put out. Take it or stop crying!

Anonymous said...

1:23 Why don't you tell us why Jason accepts checks from out of state . Not even from CT? Tea party maybe? or just more rich insurance people?

Anonymous said...

Vote Tom Colapietro at least he's honest unlike you.

Anonymous said...

Jason is just as good-looking in the YouTube video as he is in his commercials and on billboards and in person. This young-thinking grannie is voting for Jason!

Anonymous said...

I KNOW. Why would anyone pick on the dear boy? Maybe because HE is picking on the current Senator.

Anonymous said...

You got it! This blog is filled with lies written by Republicans!!!

Anonymous said...

So the message is that because Welch attended the Kent School, he doesn't deserve your vote. Pretty strange message.

Anonymous said...

That guy from Enfield fits right in here. He obviously can't even run his own business. Ask all the other package stores. You can tell by the way he talks!

Anonymous said...

"Boo Hoo Hoo somebody put a true video of you pretty boy and all you do is cry."

Huh? No one is crying, except maybe tommie and his followers. The video was a failed smear attack on Welch (emphasis on failed). The only thing the video showed was how low some politicians will go.

Jason Welch is looking better every day!

Anonymous said...

Very effective political ad. The creator should be working for OBAMA! Our greatest President in the country's history is being too nice! Time to fight!

Shrub and his posse of thieves practically ran this country and the world into the ground financially.

Why aren't more people cognizant of this reality????????
Why aren't more people pissed over our previous administration's criminal deeds???? WTF!!!

Anonymous said...

September 25, 2010 12:15 PM:

It's not supporters, it's obviously a supporter. The posts, albeit childish, are all from one moron not many.

Anonymous said...

The Republicans talk about being "fiscally conservative" but did you see Brickley hired a PLANE with a BANNER to advertise herself at Plainville Day at Robertson Airport? Looks like the Republicans have an awful lot of money to BLOW unlike the working poor.

Anonymous said...

Are we seeing the "Real Jason" for the first time in this video? Probably!! How can he claim to be poor when he went to the ELITE Kent School for Boys?
And to "I love Bush"…you love BUSH who ran up the 13 BILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT, the most of any President per a local newspaper today!!!!!??? To bad you hate the poor who need some help to get through this WORLD economic crisis. That shows your character.

Anonymous said...

Steve, I really believe the source of the video should be made public. At least the videos from Welch came from his campaign itself. Does Tom even approve of this? You are setting a dangerous precedent here. Supporters of any candidate can begin posting youtube videos that are slanderous and untrue, or just plain inappropriate and unfair and because they are on youtube, you will post them?

And before people start pointing fingers and saying sour grapes, Tommie has many things that can be included in a video that have nothing to do with politics that are just plain mean and possibly entertaining.

Steve Collins said...

10:08 -- I'll think about that. It's a fair point.
I would say to anyone reading this that if you know the source of this video, I'd sure like to hear about it.

Anonymous said...

Are these poor widdow republicans upset? And do they divulge the proof of the lies they spread on here? I don't think so . Grow up you babies. I kinda like the video. Is it true? I think so. And Steve if you tell who put this video on here I hope you're fair enough to put all the names of the liars on here as well.

Anonymous said...

10:50 Can't take it. Sreve don't fall for these cry babies. Make them say who they are when calling candidates names, We know they don't have the guts. Be fair is all I ask . Do what they want only make sure it includes them, remember how they tried to twist how Colapietro 's word were twisted by them when he said nothing they say rattles him that they say. I'm wondering how they can justify that. I understood it very clearly. And thanks to you Steve we all understood it.

Anonymous said...

9:08 LMAOROTF you mean more time ? Awwwww poor wimp. Can't take your own trash ! Wanna crying towel?

Anonymous said...

All I want to know is is it true ?

Anonymous said...

10:08 You gotta be kidding? What about all those anti-Tom things said that aren't true? You mean those that keep saying bad things about Tom and those that say go Jason aren't speaking in favor of the candidates? Let them all be known. I'm all for it.

Anonymous said...

I'm 10:08 and I am all for anyone backing up their statements with facts. If people are going to hammer a candidate, leave your name, by all means.

The only point I was trying to make is that if Steve is going to begin posting anonymous videos from Youtube, it can get ugly very quickly for all candidates. It is a very slippery slope. Give credit to Welch, he "approves this message". He is not hiding behind "anonymous". You may disagree with him, but he takes credit. Don't confuse misguided, immature partisan followers with his message.

The same goes for the followers of Welch. Let Tom state his case before you bash him. The insults about his appearance are ridiculous and have no part of the debate. In fact that is what should happen - a debate between the two candidates.

Steve is a rational guy and does a great job covering the campaigns and the issues, I just think posting an anonymous video that "blasts Jason Welch" was a mistake and it opens the door for many more things like this from both sides. The story and the original post intimates that this video came from Colapietro, but no one knows for certain.

And for the people simply asking "But is it true?" Ah, yeah, I believe some of it is. Welch did go to Kent School. Was he privileged? I don't know. You can go to private schools on scholarship. Either way, if he went to Kent or not, does it really matter? Does that make him any more or less of a leader then another person? I don't believe so. On the flip side - if Colapietro graduated from Bristol Central, does that make him less educated that a Kent School graduate or less of a leader? I don't think so.

I would just like to see people stick to the issues and stay focused. A debate is called for here.

Anonymous said...

Good call 10:08 You should practice what you preach. All about Colapietro have been lies or innuendos with no regard to the facts or issues.Just look back at all the stuff you guys say personally. Has that got anything to do with the issues? Boy you guys really are a few wimps and if none of you can't take what you dish out........quit! That video is who he really is and that is pretty obviously true and factual.

Anonymous said...

Does it matter if your pretty boy went to Kent? No but it does matter when you want to represent public education and you never went to a public school.These are facts . And what scholarship did you say HE went to Kent on? Lets stick to the issues on this one like you say ! Seems to me he wants you to think he was raised poor but he just bought a $448,000 home with tennis courts and a big pool. I guess he's not too poor.

Anonymous said...

I'm sitting here scratching my head trying to see the difference from an anonymous video and an anonymous statement .They should all put there names out there to be fair.

Anonymous said...

Who said Welch never went to public schools? 4 Years at a Prep school is not a complete education, he had to go to school before hand. Besides Colapietro didn't even graduate from High School and he got his GED, so by your own arguement that Doesn't really make Tom Qualified for supervising our public education system.

How come Tom doesn't ever want to talk about the issues? Jason has not done anything that is about Tom and his background, it is all about his votes and the current state of affairs in CT. Tom just loves to play this class warfare game. Sounds like OBama!!!

Anonymous said...

For some reason, the Republicans, or a selct few of then, have this thing for Colapietro.
Wish I knew what it was.
They haven'y gotten behind Fitzgerald or DelMastro anywhere near how they are behind Welch.

Is it a personal thing, a union thing, or what?

Anonymous said...

Welch is just a much better choice.

Anonymous said...

September 27, 2010 9:17 AM;

What are you talking about? The Welch campaing has been and is about issues. Some Colapietro supporter made this offensive video attacking the eduacted and successful Welch personally.

Anonymous said...

8:51 Which public school was that? Or did you forget?

Anonymous said...

Hmmm I would believe a video before I believe these anonymous statements. What's the matter babies ?

Anonymous said...

8:51 Well then if he's so great lets hear hi plan! Not the same old rhetoric that you all put out. Sau what and who you will cut?

Anonymous said...

10:29 Awwwwwwwww boo hoo can't take what you give out? Look at all the wise cracks and personal attacks you jerks have done to Colapietro. What a bunch of babies and might say liars.

Anonymous said...

Why have we not even heard one thing from about Tom as to what is his plan. Is it more borrowing and taxing? How about something from Tom on his ideas and plans, Welch has a website, where is Tom's?

Anonymous said...

Enough with all this Bull Sh-- on both sides. Tommy , Jason put the issues in front of the voters in a debate.

Anonymous said...

"Awwwwwwwww boo hoo can't take what you give out? Look at all the wise cracks and personal attacks you jerks have done to Colapietro. What a bunch of babies and might say liars."
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This, ladies and gentlemen, is the mentality level of Tommie Colapietro's supporters. Enough said?

Go Jason Welch!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy normal will see this blog and see the real mentality of the republicans, They try so hard to discredit Tom. Tommie,Tommie,Tommie but in reality as you can see it's these phony republicans trying to make you think Tom is doing this blog an injustice while you can see now it's actually them.

Anonymous said...

Honestly Steve if you really believe in the news why do you let these people turn this into an adolescent pissin match no matter what the news is?It turns to bashing and has nothing to do with the issue you print about. That's not news. And you also made a statement about the first ammendment. I don't see any where in there where it says freedom of speech is anonymously bashing someone .

Anonymous said...

@5:39 You gonna name any package store owners claiming that our friend in Enfield can't run his store? If you want us to believe you, you need something better than claiming "all the other package stores" say so— but not naming any of them.

Last time I was checked, this was Tommy's excuse for why it was okay for him to hurt this guy's business.

Also, if he's such a bad package store owner, why has he stayed in business for over 30 years. If he's such a bad businessman, why he has consistently been either the #1 or #2 Anheuser-Busch retailer in Enfield?

Anonymous said...

Colapietro's 2008 campaign and Carroll Hughes are under investigation by the State Elections Enforcement Commission. Apparently Hughes violated clean elections laws by soliciting campaign contributions for Colapietro. How else do you explain the many donations from out-of-district package stores?

Anonymous said...

It's time for a fresh face to represent our district. I'm sick of being represented by someone who kow-tows to the far left.

Let's be clear. Tom Colapietro wants to get rid of the death penalty and has voted to do so. If you ask me, it's precisely what the Cheshire killers deserve, but he could care less about Dr. Petit. Some crimes are so gruesome that you need to have the death penalty.

Let's be clear. A vote for Tom Colapietro is a vote for Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky. A vote for Jason Welch is a vote for justice for the Dr. Petit and the Petit family.

Anonymous said...

September 27, 2010 12:59 PM:

So this is pay back for blog comments? Is this a copy of the recent Kevin McCauley strategy?

If so then the supporters of our State Senator have brought this to a new low (albeit there's not much lower life than them anyway). And I thought it couldn't get any worse than Colapietro as a State Senator.

Anonymous said...

Drain the Bristol swamp!!!

VOTE JASON WELCH

Anonymous said...

What a lame video. Essentially the argument is:

Jason Welch went to private school
George W. Bush went to private school
Therefore, Jason Welch is George W. Bush.

This proposition contains multiple fallacies:.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacy_of_the_undistributed_middle

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_hoc_ergo_propter_hoc

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignoratio_elenchi

Shows that Colapietro and his supporters have never studied logic. It explains a lot about the crazy policies he has supported as a legislator.

VOTE DEMOCRAT!!! said...

September 27, 2010 6:33 PM

Citing Wikipedia as proof of anything is asinine. It's full of inaccuracies and misinformation. College Professors do not allow it to be used as a reference, and for very good reason.

All you repugnant republicants fit the same profile: angry, ignorant, misinformed and misdirected SOB's!

Vote Democrat. OBAMA 2012!!!

Anonymous said...

6:23 Only you have already brought this blog to a OLD low. And your dragging your pretty boy down with you!

Anonymous said...

Well that settles it!!! If this Welch has to have THAT many people crying to defend him, HE'S MUCH TOO DELICATE TO GO INTO POLITICS!!!! lol. I though Tea Party people were tougher than that. lol.

Anonymous said...

Hey 6:16 Go see his place then come back with the same biased statement.

Anonymous said...

To 6:18 Your lying again. Nobody believes your lies any more. And your tea party isn't under investegation by the federal government? I guess theres no sense in asking you to tell the truth cause I really don't think you can.

Anonymous said...

And now that the wierdos have opened the door to names lets see?
Wasn't TJBarnes the campaign manager to Colapietros opponet that did all that dirty mudslinging, And look and srr how much the Barn$$$e family to this guy? What's their interests? And isn't Colapietro's old opponent according to Jason's press release his co-ordinator in Harwinton? Isn't he a Contractor? Hmmm what's his interests? I could go on and on because what I say is all on public record . Unlike you people that spend all your time making up lies.

Anonymous said...

http://www.democrats.org/news/blog/727 Here's a link for Jason to look at.

Anonymous said...

Obama has a less than 50% approval rating. All that hope and change never happened. People are tired of empty promises. Jason Welch is exactly the type of new blood that what we need!

Anonymous said...

And you 9:34 probly IF anyone knew you would probably have a zero rating

Anonymous said...

9:34 oh that's right Welch has a plan but won't tell what it is. Just another one of you wacko's.

Anonymous said...

September 28, 2010 7:28 AM:

Are you speaking about how Colapietro voted to reduce the penalty for selling crack because some liberal Democrat leader in Hartford was told by the black lobby that it was racist?

Anonymous said...

@10:01 More like Tommy Colapietro has made a multitude of enemies. He is not at all well-liked in his district.

He's afraid that his Toupe and fake working-class manner put him at a disadvantage compared to the handsome, sincere Jason Welch.

Anonymous said...

2:31 C'mon Art can't you do better than that? Boring lod stuf you faceless wimp!

Anonymous said...

1:10 (yawn)You tried that one before remember . It didn't work and people are starting to see through you boring naysayers. So keep up the good work and your Jason will look just like you.

Anonymous said...

And jason "pretty boy" insurance man blowing in the girls ears isn't going to get him elected either! Keep up the good work wimps.

Anonymous said...

@10:01 Blah, blah, blah. Blowhards still at it.

Anonymous said...

Lets hear welch's plan. Oh I forgot like he says in his commercial he starts on November third. Somebody should tell the brilliant insurance claims adjuster that IF he won he don't even start until January. (Bright)

Anonymous said...

To all you scrooges. Wasn't it Jason himself that brought all his kids into his campaign? Some people would call that exploiting your own kids. So the blame actually goes onto him .......not the Democrats as you phonies say.

Anonymous said...

Scrooges? Geesh, enough with the silly name-calling already. Jason's picture with his wife and kids is pretty standard stuff, definitely NOT exploitation. You insulting him because of the size of his family IS.

Once again, Tommie's side grasping at straws only goes to show how desperate they've become.

Vote for Jason Welch!

Anonymous said...

12:31 Enough with the silly name calling so quit and it won't happen. Like it or not you deserve what you put out. So shut up or take it.

Anonymous said...

To 12:31 Nice try with the lies but really who cares anymore what you say ?

Anonymous said...

If I were Tom I would take this blog and it's cowards to court.But I don't have the Barnse$$$$ money behind me.

Anonymous said...

Poster 7:40, 7:42, 7:44, 7:49, 7:50...(and 95% of the other anti-Welch/pro-Tom commens)

Seems Tom has himself a lone supporter. He's been really busy too. Hope it's not interfering with his school work!

Anonymous said...

How come all you critics aren't asking Welch why he isn't really a practicing lawyer like he says ? Isn't that a lie? Why don't you ask if he works for an insurance Company as a claims manager?

Anonymous said...

7:41 Seems like once again you three don't knowwhat your talking about as usual..