REPUBLICAN BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL
Attention shoppers: the Grand Old Party has a message for you. The National Republican Senatorial Committee is intent on grabbing the attention of Black Friday bargain hunters in Louisiana, Michigan, Alaska, Iowa and Georgia — all home to Democrats who are now vulnerable for re-election in 2014 because of their fierce endorsement of Obamacare.
The committee — led by Sens. Jerry Moran of Kansas, Rob Portman of Ohio and Ted Cruz of Texas — has made significant online ad buys in those states to showcase the misplaced loyalties of such lawmakers as Sens. Mary Landrieu of Lousiana and Mark Begich of Alaska, among many. And in the spirit of the shopping frenzy, the committee has recruited grass-roots volunteers to place gaudy fliers on car windshields in mall parking lots to bring home the point.
“Black Friday sellout!!” the assorted designs proclaim, each done up in the high-impact type and brilliant colors of a discount store. The idea? Republicans are determined to remind voters that many panicked Democrats are scrambling to distance themselves from their support of the faulty health care law. The public, they say, now deserves a “refund.”
As far as money goes, both sides of the aisle could use a little cash in the meantime, according to current filings with the Federal Election Commission. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee currently has $11.1 million cash on hand, but $6.25 million in debts. Its Republican counterpart has $5 million in cash on hand and no debts. And it’s interesting to note that 2014 dawns in a month. organizations in several countries. And oh, what headlines. They were positively meaty. A small portion:
“Al Gore embraces an inconvenient diet” (Time), “The Clinton-Gore ticket now belongs to the vegan party” (Red Alert Politics), “Al Gore is now a vegan for some reason” (The Blaze), “Al Gore outed as vegan” (Salon), “Just in time for Tofurky season, Al Gore joins Bill Clinton in vegan virtue” (Examiner.com), “Are you going vegan because Al Gore did?” (Yahoo News).
How new is this news? It’s actually pretty wilted. There have been reports dating back to 2006 that claim Mr. Gore was either a vegetarian or had “sharply” cut back his meat consumption.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee is showering Black Friday shoppers with fliers showcasing Democrats up for re-election who endorsed Obamacare, such as Sen. Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana.