The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is on the attack against Nebraska 2nd District Congressman Lee Terry and four of his Republican colleagues. The group includes Joe "You Lie!" Wilson (SC-02).
The DCCC has come up with a radio spot knocking Terry and the others for a recent vote regarding TARP spending.
Hear it here:
Now first, note that this "buy" is for $1,725 on KFAB -- a paltry amount. If they were really serious about attacking Terry, it would have been more like $10K. Instead they're looking for the free-media angle in the MMM and...blogs like this (dammit!).
But if you were the Dems where your President's popularity has sunk at Titanic-like speed, support for the Health Care re-form bill has collapsed, and Democrat House incumbents are dropping like flies, what would you do?
Why you would harken back to the Bush administration and try to change the subject as quickly as possible!
Of course the GOP notes that the opposition to this Nancy Pelosi-Barney Frank bill was BI-partisan. Among other things, Terry voted to end TARP and get the money paid back to the Treasury.
But frankly, we're a little surprised that the DCCC still thinks spending any money against Lee Terry is going to get them anywhere.
The 2nd District Electoral win last year was based on a cult-of-personality candidate (who has fizzled) and new-voter turnout. That ain't gonna happen with Democrat Tom White, no matter how many ads they try to drop into the 2nd.
Then again, maybe the DCCC is just spending the last few bucks they can on offense before they're permanently on defense in places where House Dems are retiring and the possible other 30 seats the GOP may pick up.
Don't be surprised when the DCCC gravy train soon ends its slippery run to Nebraska's 2nd District.