The New York Times discovers Democratic dirty campaign tactics
One of the tactics we have been highlighting is their sponsoring of third parties or faux Tea Party candidates to siphon away votes from candidates challenging Democrats. Finally, the New York Times follows our lead-and the lead of other bloggers in uncovering these dirty tricks
Seeking any advantage in their effort to retain control of Congress, Democrats are working behind the scenes in a number of tight races to bolster long-shot third-party candidates who have platforms at odds with the Democratic agenda but hold the promise of siphoning Republican votes.
The efforts are taking place across the country with varying degrees of stealth. And in many cases, they seem to hold as much risk as potential reward for Democrats, prompting accusations of hypocrisy and dirty tricks from Republicans and the third-party movements that are on the receiving end of the unlikely, and sometimes unwelcome, support.
In California, Republicans have received recorded phone calls from a professed but unidentified "registered Republican" who says she is voting for the American Independent Party's candidate for a House seat, Bill Lussenheide, not for the incumbent Republican, Mary Bono Mack.
The caller says she is voting that way because "it's time we show Washington what a true conservative looks like."
The recording was openly paid for by the Democratic candidate for the seat, Mayor Steve Pougnet of Palm Springs.
In Pennsylvania, the Democratic candidate for a suburban Philadelphia House seat, Bryan Lentz, admitted this week that his volunteers helped Jim Schneller - a prominent skeptic of President Obama's citizenship - collect petitions to run against Mr. Lentz and his Republican opponent, Pat Meehan.
In Nevada, conservative radio listeners have heard an advertisement promoting the Senate campaign of a "Tea Party of Nevada" candidate, Scott Ashjian. The ads criticize Sharron Angle, the Republican nominee and favored candidate of the actual Tea Party movement in the race against Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic majority leader.
The ad was sponsored by a group backed by unions and casino and mining companies supporting Mr. Reid.
Democratic bomb thrower Alan Grayson has been revealed to be one the perpetrators of this low-down dirty tactic. What a surprise!
I thought the Democrats were supposed to be the party of purity whose ideas were supposed to lead voters to vote for them. Didn't we hear Nancy Pelosi tout that the "swamp" would be cleaned up? Instead, the swamp has spread across America.
When many Americans rejected the agenda being forced down our collective throats, Democrats either insulted us by saying we weren't intelligent enough (or hardwired enough) to understand all the good that they were trying to do. Or, alternatively, they engaged in a rare bout of humility and confessed that they were at fault for not spending enough time to explaining their programs (ObamaCare, Stimulus Bill, Financial Regulation, screwing of allies and empowering of adversaries) to us. I guess that was not doing the trick so they pulled some other tricks out of their bag.
When confronted with numerous examples of this trick, officials of the Democratic Party stonewall and retort, ""Republicans have no one to blame but their own ideological intolerance for the bloody civil war on their side."
Now that is rich - almost as rich as George Soros and his allies (including enriched public employee unions) who are spending tens of millions of dollars to elect Democrats. Now when will the Times investigate George Soros and lay off the Kochs and Karl Rove?
That will be the day.