A billboard sponsored by the “Mad Dog PAC” claiming “The NRA is a terrorist organization” has caught the attention of Wisconsinites, and two more similar billboards might be on the way. The PAC’s leader, Claude Taylor, is no stranger to controversy, and through the “Mad Dog PAC” has plans of increasing the number of billboards which attack GOP leaders and the NRA across the country.
According to the Huffington Post, Claude Taylor is a former White House staff member for Bill Clinton. Claude’s Twitter feed bio boasts he is a “Veteran of 3 presidential campaigns, served on White House staff,” and labels himself as a “Political prankster” and “Propagandist.”
No stranger to creating controversy, Taylor was involved in spreading inaccurate information about President Donald Trump on Twitter after a hoaxer gave him fake information, according to The Guardian. The Guardian reported that the hoaxer was fed up with Taylor’s “dissemination of fake news,” and that:
“Taylor asked no questions to verify my identity, did no vetting whatsoever, sought no confirmation from a second source – but instead asked leading questions to support his various theories, asking me to verify them.”
Looking at the Mad Dog PAC website, it seems to reflect much of Taylor’s sensationalist ways. On the site, it makes no secret that the site is created to gather donations for the billboards and describes itself as:
“the Political Action Committee that solicits contributions from concerned citizens to fund billboards on against Treasonweasel House GOP candidates across the country. We are also the initiators of Anti-Trump Billboards with Impeachment Now, in addition to Attacking the NRA.”
The main goal of the site is to gather funds to create billboards around the US that attack GOP candidates and the president with messages such as “How much of Putin’s money did Paul Ryan Take?” and “End the NRA.” On the site, supporters can donate directly to fund a billboard of their choice, or buy a myriad of their self-proclaimed “swag,” which includes things like “The NRA is a Terrorist Association” t-shirts and signs or even an “impeachment now” t-shirt for dogs.
According to their website, they are asking for donations to fund three separate billboards in Wisconsin, with topics such as banning the NRA and assault weapons and with another one centered against Paul Ryan. One such billboard reading “the NRA is a terrorist organization” was spotted along Wisconsin Highway 29 near exit 101, which Taylor boasted about prior on his Twitter feed.
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) March 8, 2018