Today the New York State Republican Party responded to DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s new television ad campaign:
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, led by New York’s own Steve Israel, is out with their first campaign ad of the 2012 season, in which they falsely accuse a Republican Congressman of voting to “end Medicare.”
Democrats tried these “Medi-scare” tactics last year, and they failed:
In New York’s 9th Congressional District, Republican Bob Turner won in a three-to-one Democratic district not held by a Republican since 1923 and in a swing Nevada district, the Republican won by twenty-two points.
Neither Barack Obama nor Congressional Democrats have a plan to save Medicare from bankruptcy.
In fact, only one bill in history signed by an American President actually removed funds from Medicare.
It was Obamacare, written by Democrats, signed into law by Barack Obama and passed with the votes of Steve Israel, Dan Maffei, Bill Owens, Paul Tonko, Louise Slaughter, Nita Lowey and Tim Bishop.
Team Obama’s doubling down on a failed attack line speaks volumes about their lack of confidence in their own record.
And Americans know why Democrats don’t want to discuss that:
Obama promised hope and change, but the legacy of his domestic legislative and regulatory agenda is high unemployment, the worst economic recovery in
70 years, four years of trillion-dollar deficits and the most federal government spending since World War II.
Come January, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will put America back on the path to fiscal sanity and economic prosperity.
The AP has just called the Republican Senate primary for Wendy Long. She has defeated U.S. Rep. Bob Turner and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos in New York’s 20th District.
Readers were introduced to Ms. Long back in February when she first announced her plans to run against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
According to a Capital New York report at that time, Long stated that she “was seeking to replace Gillibrand in order to return the country to its roots of limited constitutional government.”
… she attacked Gillibrand as “our former moderate upstate congresswoman” who entered a “political witness protection program” upon being appointed to the Senate, and “emerged as the most doctrinaire liberal in the Senate.
“Senator Gillibrand has been a compliant ‘yes’ vote for the liberal orthodoxy in Washington,” she said. “That is, unless she’s complaining that the orthodoxy isn’t far left enough.”
Gillibrand should never be accused of moderation, having voted along party lines at a rate of 97%. Long concurs, labeling Gillibrand as an ‘extremist’.
So what makes Long a better option for her district?
“I’m basically running on the economy and jobs and the skyrocketing national debt and the failure of Gillibrand and other members of the liberal establishment to get the budget under control,” she said of her campaign platform.
She also mentioned the Keystone Pipeline, and the “heavy hand” of government regulation.
In a letter to Republican county leaders she wrote:
“I am the most effective advocate to take the fight to Gillibrand on behalf of all of us New York Republicans and Conservatives,” Long writes. “I look forward to calling on the many friends that I have made in my work in politics and the law at the highest levels, both in New York and nationwide, for their support in my campaign. I have signed on the best talent in the country to run my campaign. I understand the monumental task of running against a Democratic incumbent in the state of New York. We will have to run fast and fight hard, but we can win. We need to use new messages and new strategies to win New Yorkers who are used to voting “D” over to our side.”
Can she send the nation’s most liberal Senator packing in November? It will be an uphill battle, as Gillibrand has greater name recognition and a sizable war chest.
Recently, the principal at PS 90 in New York City made headlines when she deemed the patriotic ballad “God Bless the USA” too controversial for her kindergarten classes to sing during a graduation ceremony. Some parents at the school decided to respond by holding a rather patriotic ceremony of their own, organizing for the children to sing the song on the school playground.
That’s when the protesters showed up and gave the kids a lesson in how not to act in public if you’re over the age of five.
The crux of the problem seems to be that the protesters disliked that the rally had a political flavor. True, Rep. Bob Turner (R-NY) was in attendance for the musical celebration, and he is running for the U.S. Senate seat against Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand – but he was invited by the parents.
The libs, as they often do, ignored that fact, misplaced their anger, and a chaotic scene broke out.
From Fox News Radio (h/t Todd Starnes):
“I thought it would be a great idea,” Turner said. “The kids were a delight.”
According to video of the incident, boys and girls were waving American flags and singing “God Bless the USA” when adults began swarming and shouting.
They were shouting down the kids as they were singing,” Turner told Fox News Radio. “This was really bad form.”
The website Politicker transcribed some of the protest.
“You Republicans come go to a Republican area and do that, we don’t do that here,” one of the hecklers said. “This is ridiculous, this is sad. This is so crazy. This is sad.”
You don’t do what here? Support your country? Sing songs? What don’t you do that only Republicans do? Express patriotism? Attend school?
And what exactly is ridiculous and sad here? Kids singing a song that professes their love of country? What’s sad is that anybody considers what the children and parents were doing as sad.
The report continues…
A Turner staffer can be heard off camera asking the protesters to stop – and to “let the kids sing.”
“The kids don’t even know what they’re singing,” the unidentified protester replied. “They got something you tell them to say. It’s ridiculous. It’s sad, sad, sad. You all are going to burn in hell. You all burn in hell. Shame on you. Shame on you.”
At one point, a tattooed protester cursed.
Let’s get this straight – you dislike pro-American songs, and you want children, their parents, and Republicans in general to burn in hell. I wonder what would happen if you said these things in a country that doesn’t allow freedom of speech you ignorant dolts.
Whatever one might feel about Turner’s presence at the event, nobody with an IQ that reaches triple digits should ever express their disdain by shouting, telling people to burn in hell, and cursing in front of children.