October 29, 2010

New video assails Welch

By the way, I now do know who produced this and a previous video. I'll have that information on here soon.
Here is the note, in its entirety, that I got from the person who created this and a previous video about Welch:
Good morning.  I wanted to write you a quick note of thanks for posting my video, "The Real Jason Welch, Don't Get Fooled". 
At the time, I was upset that Mr. Welch was playing the "victim" card, whining about mudslinging, when at that time, none existed.  A quick tour around the internet and 10 minutes later, "Don't Get Fooled Again" was born.  
I have no ties to either campaign, and am flattered the video received a wider viewing audience thanks to your website.  I am a newcomer to the area, an independent voter who normally votes Republican.  I can simply no longer abide with Tea Party backed candidates such as Mr. Welch, pandering to a crowd of people who scream how they "Love America" but appear to hate Americans.  The Republican Party has been hijacked by "Cafeteria Constitutionalists" who want to pick and choose what they deem worthy from our Founding Fathers and the Constitution.  
Mr. Welch is nothing more than an effete political opportunist who fails to confront the basest elements of his party.  If he did, I would support him.
A quick look at BristolToday this morning has me thinking...
If pandering wasn't bad enough, Mr. Welch (or his rabid attack dogs) now resort to rumor mongering, scurrilously promoting an absurd, slanderous lie that "Union Thugs" will descend upon Bristol Election Day.  This is exactly what Welch did back in September, throwing out a baseless attack:  "Colapietro is Mudslinging" (he wasn't) forcing Colapietro respond.  What is next from the Welch Campaign?  Will Mr. Colapietro be forced to deny he is a witch? 
I would encourage you to ask Mr. Welch how his gutter political tactics create a single job for anyone here?  Further, are these the sorts of useless political stunts we can expect from Mr. Welch should he be elected?  
Since I will be voting for Colapietro for the first time, I think you know my answers, but Welch should be held accountable to his tasteless, baseless campaign.  Until those questions are answered, and in the spirit of Mr. Welch (and his James Carville like tactics), I present to you:  "Jason Welch:  Just Like Us?". 


I hope you find it worthy of posting on your site, as I certainly enjoy reading BristolToday.com.  I don't want to be the focus of this campaign, as I am not running for public office, but I thought I owed you an explanation. 
Thanks again for posting my previous video, and in advance for your consideration.
M Jennings
Harwinton, CT
*****

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48 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is retarded. Steve, aren't you above posting things like this to your blog?

Let's see the payout of Colapitro's bennies from his tax-payer bailed out GM pension and bennie program.

Anonymous said...

Evidently Welch earned his money. Colapietro needed a union to extort pay fro GM, and ended up driving GM out of CT.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I believe Jennings. I am sure he is a true independent with NO ties to Mr. Colapietro or anyone who even knows him. Probably will split his vote evenly among Republicans and Democrats this year, right? Amazing that he took the time to create all these videos completely on his own, with absolutely no dog in the fight. Lets be honest, if it looks and walks like a duck, then . . . The mudslinging commercial only said people were tired of the mudslinging in Hartford, not that Mr. Colapietrio had gone negative. But true to form, he has gone negative. Does Mr. Independent Jennings care that Colapietro out and out lied about Mr. Welch in a mailer saying Mr. Welch had pledged to raise taxes on the middle class? Can't wait to see the negative video that Mr. Jennings makes about Mr. Colapietro based on that!

Anonymous said...

I only see one side mudslinging... and after doing research myself - your facts checker needs to be fired. Colapitro's 'team' stoops to even new lows for him.

Anonymous said...

It's funny - you look at all the races here in Bristol and the only one that is this bad as far as mud slinging is concerned involves Colapietro and undoubtedly his union minions.

Note to Tom and minions - your voting record is public knowledge and knowing where a candidate stands and how if votes is not an attack. Crap like this video is wrong and personal. You guys stop at nothing to protect the status quo. It worked so well for you at New Departure. I am looking forward to the Colapietro working a real job. Good luck finding one in this democratically strangulated job environment Tom.

Is this all demoncrats behavior or just the those of the union variety?

Steve, shame on you for publishing this rubbish. You publishing this as as classless as they are.

Anonymous said...

Mr. jennings is a Registered Republican who lives in the 8th Senatorial District and can't vote for Colapietro anyways. He's nothing but a liar.

Steve Collins said...

2:19 - This blog is the place for the odd scraps of local political campaigns, which certainly include videos. I don't want to hide things from readers that are already in the public arena (which YouTube certainly is).

Anonymous said...

Who's he kidding .....He's just another union hack scum.

Anonymous said...

Steve,

I don't see the Video posted yesterday on Facebook of the debate. Why dont you put that up?

Steve Collins said...

I hope to link to all of the debate videos I can find over the weekend so voters can see whatever they want as they try to make up their minds. But there's much to do before that.

Anonymous said...

Steve,

This is a new low for you. In a matter of minutes I lost faith in you and what I thought you stood for. This video is a baseless, personal attack on Mr. Welch and that you would give it a forum is unbelievable. It is not a part of his campaign, but you just made it a part. Colapietro owes you a huge debt. I have know doubt that you support Mr. Colapietro. I no longer consider you unbiased.

This is typical of the democratic party in town. They bend the rules where ever they can, then go oops when confronted, but by then the damage is done. This is garbage and is protocol for them - October Surprise!

Steve, you disappoint me greatly.

Ashamed of the Barbarians said...

Jason,

I apologize for the uncivilized treatment that we the citizens of Bristol have given you and your family. Your crime sir was that you had the audacity to step up and volunteer to run for office.

I was born and raised here and couldn't be more embarrassed about the reception and treatment that you have received as a citizen and a potential public servant. I am proud of the clean campaign that you continue to run.

I guess certain democrats feel that with this proper treatment it will discourage others from stepping up and serving. Of all the races this certainly has been the most contentious and classless. I wonder why? "

Anonymous said...

The fact that Colapietro's side is getting sooooo incredibly desperate only confirms the fact that it's time for change. Vote for Jason Welch!

Anonymous said...

That was so Tom or one of his peeps...Nice try ...next

Anonymous said...

This is garbage all right. But I'm not sure why so many people are mad at Steve about it. I'm a Democrat who had planned to vote for Tom. Now I plan to vote for Jason, not because I agree with him on much of anything but because I don't like the way Tom is campaigning. So Steve just got Jason my vote!

Anonymous said...

The toupe and his thugs are running scared. Whenever the incumbent, regardless of their party affiliations stoop this low, it is because they are desperate.

Don't let them knock you down Mr. Welch. You have run a great campaign and an issues oriented campaign. All they have done is make it personal over and over again.

Vote Jason Welch!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Jennings -

I hope you get slammed for criminal trespassing and clear violation of CT election law...dont be suprised when the police and fines come your way

Anonymous said...

Nasty stuff coming from the Colapietro people... youtube videos and intimidation at the debate... time to unload Tom so we can be free of this kind of stuff. No one else local is doing it.

Anonymous said...

Mark Jennings looks like he has a pretty nice spread also. Drove by today and thought, man I wish I had my own fishing pond and swimming hole.

You should do it also, 57 Scoville Hill Rd, looks pretty nice to me. Here check it out on Google earth.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Steve for posting this video. It is now clear to me that we have a choice between a well educated family man who cares about the issues facing the state and someone who spends most of their campaign personally attacking their opponent instead of addressing the issues.

Vote Jason Welch Nov. 2

criticism of an immature kid said...

M. Jennings either is active in union polictics, has family that does or aspires to be. Or perhaps mommy or daddy worked at New Departure with Colapietro? Nothing this idiot (Jennings) tries to say makes any sense. The topics and themes of these videos Jennings made sound like they came from sophomoric college or high school student. Welch is surely laughing at this imbecile (Jennings). The fact that it made it on this blog shows how silly, irrelevent and intellectually lacking this blog is (albeit I always thought it was).

Anonymous said...

I can see from this that it's time for the gutters to be cleaned of this garbage. Focus on the issues such as Jason has done during his campaign.

Anonymous said...

Have any of Tom Colapietro's followers seen how he lives up at the Capitol? He has a very fancy office and he is kind of a big shot all on the taxpayer's dollar. I wonder why that is okay, but a young man working hard to educate himself and provide for his beautiful family is wrong. Union members, please be real men and stop letting these union leaders control you.

Anonymous said...

I think you mean the nasty stuff cominhg from you lying republicans. Can't take your own crap? But this stuff all can be proven can yours? LOL You are the desperate ones.

Anonymous said...

5:11 You never were a democrat or you would vote the truth not made up GOP lies.Real democrats would see through these lies. Lies means you GOP hacks are the real desperate ones. Too bad we will never know the names of the cry babies on here.

Anonymous said...

Why does this jack-ass Jennings get a post on your blog for creating a sophomoric, immature pointless video?

Hey Jennings...you may be somewhat tech-savvy, but otherwise you are a MORON!

Anonymous said...

Steve, Why are r's saying that they know how to run a business and that the unions ran the jobs away---Storts the college boy ran a dress shop into the toilet quicker than arty ward aka charley sheen ran his bar into financial ruin..............need a manager!

Anonymous said...

6:04 Don't be surprised if the FBI don't investigate all the trash you have put on here. It's way worse than that video. You have lots of lies on here. I hope you do call the police. And when you go to jail what kind of cake would you like. Please call the police!They'll love you tender babies in prison.

Anonymous said...

It's the GOP teaching all to be nasty. They can't run a clean campaign. They don't know how as anyone can see on this blog. Only thing is they can't take it when the crap they lie about splashes back on them.Maybe they should have a crying towel with them. Or quit!

Anonymous said...

Now we shouldn't vote for Welch because he works hard enough to provide his family with a nice home??? Uh, pardon me, but isn't that the exactly the kind of person we need? I was on the fence before, but now I'm voting for Jason Welch.

Anonymous said...

Steve and now that you said you would tell us all about who made this piece of junk, why is it that you choose to not fully provide us with the clear, in depth research you've done on this subject too?

Steve Collins said...

9:08 -- You know everything I know about the video, except for one thing. I have learned that George Carpenter, who sold the house to Welch, took the hot tub with him when he departed Bristol.

Anonymous said...

8:31 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Anonymous said...

This is funny. I found out today that these pictures came from the real estate ad before Jason bought the house. Carpenter took the patio furniture and the hot tub when the house was sold. A bird sancturary??? A Man cave? Out right lies by a man with a bigger house then Jason's and one that lives outside of the district and couldn't vote for Colapietro or Jason. Go visit Mark Jennings house at 57 Scoville Hill Rd in Harwinton and see how HE lives! Steve Collins you should be ashamed of yourself! Do some investigative reporting and see who is behind this Mark Jennings of 57 Scoville Hill Road in Harwinton.

FY punk said...

"I found out today that these pictures came from the real estate ad before Jason bought the house".

No kidding, really? duh! I fugured that out the first time I saw it. Clealy no one posting here has shopped for a home in the last 10 years. But I guess since most people posting here are either in high school or college that would be typical.

But this thing about this Jennings jerk is actually very odd. Is that his mommy and daddy's house on Scoville Hill Road or his? Whatever...how bizarre. (sung to that catchy little tune from 20 years ago when I was in college).

Anonymous said...

my husband has a man cave.
vote for Jason!

Anonymous said...

8:29 Typical GOP response when the truth hits them. Awwwwwww

Anonymous said...

Steve,

First off the videos are wonderfully entertaining, and the second one (Won't Get Fooled Again) is actually really well made. Thank you for posting.

I'm just amazed at how thin-skinned the republicans are, considering theirs is most certainly the party of fact distortion.

Just wish someone on any of the democratic teams had the brains to present such entertaining works to the public as a real commercial. Let's face it, thanks to Fox News, politics have been reduced to the lowest forms of entertainment anyway. You'd think the republicans would be able to laugh at their own creation.

Thanks again!

foul ball said...

I found both videos to be insulting and immature. I am bewildered by the fact that some elitist phoney would think his childish, feeble-minded attack videos would change my mind about anything. But what would you expect from a partisan liberal?

Anonymous said...

10:24 AM, "Wonderfully entertaining"? Guess you're easily amused. The videos are childish and pointless. I'm just amazed how low some people will stoop to try and get their candidate elected. Colapietro obviously can't run on his own merit, so he's taking the low road. Typical!

PS, Don't worry about the republicans' sense of humor...we're laughing all the way to polls!

Anonymous said...

I'm still trying to figure out where Mr Welch lead a dirty campaign. Confusing the rants of a few imbeciles who post on a blog like this with his actual campaign is foolish. That foolishness goes both ways also. I don't think anyone should take what is posted on here as the candidates' campaigns.

All literature sent out by Mr Welch has been issues oriented when Mr Colapietro's literature has been attacking personally. Where are his positions? Where are his plans?

People have tried to attack Welch on his first commercial that talked about the mudslinging that is typical of many campaigns, but he never said Colapietro. Sure you could infer that it was directed at him, but you can just as easily take it at face value. Given that he has never attacked Colapietro personally or mudslinged at all, I believe you have to take the secondary position.

I know that the videos posted by Mr Jennings are not from Colapietro's campaign. This is where Mr. Collins did everyone a major disservice and interjected himself into the campaigns by giving him a stage. For this he should be held responsible. Held responsible by losing some of his credibility. I know he has with me.

Finally, just because Jason has a nice house is irrelevant. Good for him that he has worked hard and can provide for his family that way that he does is a credit to him.

Anonymous said...

I think it's interesting that there's no time to spell "Welch" correctly but there's time to put these stupid videos on here.

Anonymous said...

5:52 -- Shouldn't you be out scaring little children?

Anonymous said...

What's "childish" and "immature" (And so "feeble-minded" for that matter) is the fact that the people complaining on this board support a party that is the king of such videos and in fact has a news channel that broadcasts nothing but childishness and immaturity (not to mention "hate") every hour, every day of the week. So, it's okay for the republicans to do it, but not the democrats. I can only imagine how you'd be proudly displaying and promoting these videos if they were for your candidate. You're all such hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

While Colapietro did not put out these mud slinging / personal attack videos he did say he agrees with them so that shows something about his character or lack of it. Tom can't defend your record or present a plan so he attacks Jason for moving to Bristol, buying a nice house (which he pays Bristol taxes on) or even goes after his kids. Tom should be ashamed of himself. It is time for a change and no Tom is not one of us. He has no idea who we are and doesn't care or listen. Time for change. Time for Jason Welch!

gag me with a spoon said...

Is this guy Jennings one of Zoppo's phoney St. Paulie girl friends?

Anonymous said...

Hope everyone gets out there to vote!!!

Anonymous said...

November 1, 2010 8:41 AM:

You mean that ultra-partisan, ultra liberal tradional America hating trio of Rachel Maddow (the degenerate), Keith Oberman and Lawrence O'Donnel on MSNBC?

Yes they are truely haters. But I hate them too.