Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Kenneth Gladney Update

Kenneth Gladney was named "Ass Clown of the Week" by an overwhelming margin in this week's Riverfront Times poll. I personally would have voted for Gladney's opportunistic "attorney who sells junk at political rallies" David Brown, but this is still good news as it shows that the only people who are swallowing the right-wing story whole with all of its inconsistencies are the same 30% of Americans who think Obama is a secret Muslim born in Kenya. See some of my previous writings about Gladney and Brown here and here.

Gladney also announced that he is going to be going on a nationwide tour with the Tea Party Express, a national propaganda campaign for the AstroTurf movement. Interestingly, Gladney announced the following on his I Am Kenneth Gladney site, another money making instrument:

Kenneth wants to make it clear that he is not funded by any special interest group or political party. Kenneth vows never to accept funds from any of these sources. Project Liberty is "people-powered." As with any endeavor of this magnitude, there are costs associated with this. If you would like to help defray these costs in this fight for liberty, stand up with Kenneth and donate today (emphasis mine).
Yet you can see right on the bottom of the front page of the Teabag Express page a list of "partners" for the tour, including Freedom Works. Freedom Works is not just a special interest group, but in fact is literally the quintessential AstroTurf special interest group, led by former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey, who also headed, before being forced to resign due to the scandal, a lobbying firm that is employed by many companies who benefit from the current health care system. You can watch a great Rachel Maddow video destroying Freedom Works here:

Well, it certainly will be quite an accomplishment for the unemployed Gladney to go two weeks on a national bus tour without accepting any funds from the groups sponsoring the tour.


  1. Yes Rachel Maddow.

    Did you also notice the teabaggers edited the video of Gladney in the wheelchair at the SEIU protest? They deleted the part at the end where his lawyer asked for money to pay for his health care expenses.

  2. I personally haven't seen any video where his lawyer asks for money. The first guy with the bullhorn, Bill Hennessy, asks for money before handing the bullhorn over to Gladney's lawyer.

  3. I notice iamkennethgladney.com is currently offline...LOL