DEM on DEM Political Violence Escalates — DNC Launchs TV Ads Against its Own
WE INTERRUPT THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED WAR BETWEEN THE REPUBLICANS AND THE DEMOCRATS TO BRING YOU MORE DEMOCRAT ON DEMOCRAT POLITICAL VIOLENCE. RECENT TRENDS POINT TO INCREASED INCIDENTS AND INTENSITY OF SUCH VIOLENCE. GENERALS DEAN AND OBAMA HAVE BEEN QUOTED AS SAYING THAT NO COST IS TOO HIGH TO ACHIEVE VICTORY IN THE HEALTH CARE WAR AND FRIENDLY FIRE CAUSALITIES ARE A UNFORTUNATE BUT NECESSARY COST OF BATTLE.
Once you’ve wrapped your mind around that piece of news, you should know that the DEM on DEM TV ATTACKS are not being carried out by just the DNC. RollCall reports that President Obama’s campaign operation turned advocacy group is also running attack ads against their own party members.
Pure and simple, it’s desperation.
Is it any wonder that the New York Times is reporting today that “Democrats Grow Wary as Health Bill Advances.”
Via Politico, the details of the Dean’s Dem on Dem violence:
The Democratic National Committee’s Organizing for America Arm — criticized by Harry Reid yesterday for an ad pressuring Senate Democrats on health care — has launched a similar effort in the House.
A version of the same ad, in which citizens recount their families’ health care woes and declare that “it’s time” for reform, will be running in 15 media markets around the country.
The ad doesn’t say this, but a look at the media markets indicates that the White House political operation hasn’t backed off targeting Democrats — and indeed, has stepped up that program. The ad will appear in 15 markets, all of them within districts of members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the key body for a health care bill. All 15 are occupied by members seen as swing voters inside the committee, and 12 of those 15 members are Democrats.
The markets where the ad will run, according to the DNC press release, are: Savannah, Palm Springs, Seattle, Nashville, Bloomington, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Little Rock, Columbus, Marquette, Grand Rapids and Medford.
Here is a radical suggestion: Change the bill to attract broad support — but pride and arrogance of the White House, Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Waxman cannot permit it.
Now, what was that saying about some kind of fall?