The Rachel Maddow Show | January 28, 2013
>>> on friday, we ended the show with a code 3 bullpucky alert, you were all calm, everybody did the show, just like we did my the drills. friday's group, the mandate, supposedly made up of liberals and democratic party , gay rights advocates. here is the problem, the people running this ad have told the press that they are liberal democrats with ties to the obama white house . but have refused to step out in the light. they're doing this anonymously. they paid for a national ad going after this president and his nominee, but have done it secretly. they said they wanted to be anonymous because they feared retribution from the obama white house , as if this white house is known for crushing liberals who disagree with them. the hole thing just seemed a little off. i'm not buying it. i call bullpucky. i say it is even money that this is the right running ads against hagel while pretending to be the left. i may be wrong, but i call bullpucky, if i'm wrong, there is an easy way to prove it. if you are not liz cheney or some republican, i'll be the first to admit i'm wrong. but i don't think i'm wrong. this is not a liberal group . it is a right wing group, you're trying to look like liberals and we can tell. that was friday, tonight, the follow-up. the day after the censors went off, the day after i said it was bill crystal or somebody like him, or i'm wrong, the day after they reported it after the ads, according to "the times," the group used the mandate, who has no sense of irony at all, used the mandate, hire the firm which is an arm of one of the most prominent republican ad buying firms in the country. between the times reporting and a follow-up at buzz feed, we learned that the firm's client list doesn't look at all that liberal or democratic or nice to gay people . it includes the republican national committee and the republican governor's association, and the sarah palin campaign, and the senate for o'donnell campaign, also i'm not a witch. and the concerned committee for israel which has on its board a rather famously anti-gay gary bower, the guy whose campaign went to, dan licked the door knobs at the campaign of gary bower to try to give him and his staff the flu. the group has a neo-conservative, bill crystal, who seems to be coordinating the right wing opposition. including, showing an ad of somebody who is trying to appear left wing , even though it really seems as though that is made up. we contacted them for comment, their comment today was no, as in they had no comment. use your mandate also has a new york-based consulting firm , they did confirm to us that "use your mandate was one of their clients, but declined to say who that client actually is. so you know, maybe there is a left wing group, that prioritizes gay rights that feels comfortable working alongside bill crystal and gary bower and using all of these republican resources to do their work. maybe, or, bullpucky, that alert is in effect. chuck hagel 's confirmation is on thursday, until this group says who they are, the important opposition to the chuck hagel 's nomination is going to be that some of that opposition appears to be fake, comically, ridiculously to be fake, do you want that to be the headline on thursday? if not, come out, come out, whoever you are. now it is fine for "the last word"