Floyd Brown is going after Sen. Harry Reid in his home state of Nevada. In an ad that's been called "one of the strangest you’ll see," (see below) Brown and notorious birther (and aptly named) Gary Kreep claim Reid is cozy with Arab slave merchants (!).That’s funny enough, but even funnier is the (see above) “press conference” they held in front of the famous “Fabulous Las Vegas” sign.
It never occurred to them that the sign is one of the hottest tourist photo-op locations in Las Vegas. Watch tourist groups on the right of the screen- a family, some teenage girls, a trio of young men in wife-beaters (who might, incidentally, be Arab terrorists!) clown around for their own cameras oblivious to Brown’s dead serious “press conference” in the middle of it all.Hoping to keep the shot clear of outsiders, the videographer finally zooms in. Unfortunately, a couple of teenage girls acting silly for their own camera manage to innocently crowd the shot, giving mock leg show and jumping into each other’s arms as Brown and Kreep drone on about Nefarious Harry.
Of course, it was all a sham- at one point, Floyd tells the camera he’ll take questions later, but of course, there were none… BECAUSE THERE WAS NO PRESS AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE... no anyone but two rumpled, sweating, right-wing, 50-somethings in suits squinting into the desert sun blathering sternly while youthful vacationeers romp blithely around them. Watch the whole thing here.
It was the self-important right-wing at its hilarious best.
Who's Floyd Brown, you ask? Read his reviews:
He's “one of the nation’s dirtiest political strategists” (USA Today); "the lowest form of life." (George H.W. Bush) "a slimy thug for hire," (George Stephanopoulos).
Best known as an architect (with the late Lee Atwater, and Fox News' Roger Ailes) of the racially-charged Willie Horton ad that helped kill the Michael Dukakis candidacy in 1988, Floyd is a deeply religious, evangelical Christian (couldn't you tell?), a birther; a Republican operative who's peddled an Obama impeachment petition since October.
He was once a KVI evening talk host - he and wife Mary Beth, a hack conservative hagiographer, live in Tacoma. Which is why we love to write about him: He's OUR "slimy thug," goddamnit!
Here’s the weird Floyd Brown ad that plays the slavery card against Harry Reid.