The right wing is launching wild charges and vicious attacks in order to produce a conservative sweep of the November elections.
In Pennsylvania, the neoconservatives have joined with the Christian right to attack Senate candidate, and former Admiral, Joseph Sestak (D) for being “soft” on Israel. That’s a falsehood.
They have launched a series of malicious television ads to torpedo Sestak’s campaign.
The main figures behind the ads are Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol and Christian crusader Gary Bauer. The real aim is to elect right wingers like conservative Republican Pat Toomey, running against Sestak.
In April, Sestak toppled long time incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter 54% – 46% to win the Democratic nomination.
Council for a Livable World endorsed Sestak early in the campaign for his strong record on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, New START and a range of national security issues.
In Colorado, Tea Party favorite Dan Buck called the progressive liberal movement “the largest threat” to America, more than al Qaeda or Iran.
Greater than al Qaeda and Iran? What are these guys smoking?
Buck is the favorite for the Republican nomination and is running against Council-endorsed Senator Michael Bennet (D). Bennet was appointed to replace Senator Ken Salazar.
Bennet supports ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and the Kissinger-Schultz-Nunn-Perry vision of moving toward a world free of nuclear weapons. He will vote for New START and oppose efforts to derail the treaty.
The latest Pennsylvania polls show Sestak and Toomey tied 43% – 43%.
The latest Colorado polls show Buck with a narrow lead over Bennet.
Sestak and Bennet can both win, but they need substantial resources to turn back the right wing attacks.