What Will It Take For The DCCC To Learn A Lesson-- November Taught Them Absolutely Nothing At All About Actual Democratic Voters
10 Democratic congressmen signed... which is just fine with the DCCC
Once again, the DCCC-- now run by military brainwashing victim/"ex"-Blue Dog Steve Israel-- has the hypocrisy flag unfurled and flapping in the wind.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced plans Thursday morning to go after several Republicans for recently endorsing budget cuts to “restrict women’s access to legal and lifesaving health care services while preserving taxpayer subsidies for Big Oil companies.”
It is among the first efforts linking the GOP to budget cuts aimed at Planned Parenthood. Women, of course, are a key demographic who voted in unusually high numbers for Republicans last November and could play a pivotal role in 2012.
...The Republican targets include Reps. Ann Marie Buerkle (N.Y.), Nan Hayworth (N.Y.), Robert Dold (Ill.), Jon Runyan (N.J.) and Steve Stivers (Ohio)... Here’s a sample script of the automated calls, this one going after Runyan in New Jersey:
“Representative Jon Runyan voted with the extremists to deny women access to lifesaving health care services and restrict their reproductive freedoms. Runyan voted to block access to vital health care services for millions of women, like breast exams and vaccines,” the DCCC says. “That’s right, Runyan did nothing to stop sending our tax dollars to Big Oil and instead chose to side with extremists who want to restrict women’s access to legal and lifesaving health care services.”
And Representative Jon Runyan did indeed vote "with the extremists to deny women access to lifesaving health care services and restrict their reproductive freedoms." And the DCCC wants you to donate to them so they can... use the money to prop up Blue Dogs and other endangered conservative Democrats-- the ones who weren't voted out of office because disillusioned Democrats refused to come to the polls last November-- and right-wing candidates Israel and Heath Shuler are out recruiting to run as Republican-lite candidates in 2012.
Ten Democrats, mostly Blue Dogs, also voted "with the extremists to deny women access to lifesaving health care services and restrict their reproductive freedoms." But what does Steve Israel or the DCCC have to say about them? Not a word. Not even a pledge that money collected from pro-Choice grassroots Dems won't go to finance anti-choice candidates like Heath Shuler, Mike McIntyre, Dan Lipinski and Mike Ross.
According to a new analysis by the National Journal released yesterday, there were 17 Democrats in Congress last session who voted more than 50% of the time with the Republicans on social issues, like Choice and equal rights. The worst of them were mostly defeated in November when as many as half the Democrats in their districts just refused to vote and the Republicans came out in great numbers and... voted for Republican candidates. Here's the list of Democrats (with their scores) who voted most of the time with the GOP on social issues:
Travis Childers (Blue Dog-MS)- 39% Defeated
Jim Marshall (Blue Dog-GA)- 39% Defeated
Mike McIntyre (Blue Dog-NC)- 39%- just voted to defund Planned Parenthood
Dan Boren (Blue Dog-OK)- 41%- just voted to defund Planned Parenthood
Collin Peterson (Blue Dog-MN)- 41%- just voted to defund Panned Parenthood
Bill Owens (NY)- 42%
Heath Shuler (Blue Dog-NC)- 42%- just voted to defund Planned Parenthood
Joe Donnelly (Blue Dog-IN)- 42%- just voted to defund Planned Parenthood
Tim Holden (Blue Dog-PA)- 42%
John Barrow (Blue Dog-GA)- 42%
Mike Ross (Blue Dog-AR)- just voted to defund Planned Parenthood
Jerry Costello (IL)- 43%- just voted to defund Planned Parenthood
Harry Mitchell (Blue Dog-AZ)- 44%- Defeated
Glenn Nye (Blue Dog-VA)- 43%- Defeated
Ike Skelton (MO)- 46%- Defeated
Frank Kratovil (Blue Dog-MD)- 47%- Defeated
Lincoln Davis (Blue Dog-TN)- 48%- Defeated
Next time the DCCC asks you for money, ask them how much of it is being used to recruit the people on this list who were defeated in November to run again and how much is being used to re-elect the ones who weren't defeated. Then tell them to go screw themselves and donate directly to pro-Choice candidates who stand for the same principles, values and ideals you stand for-- and send the sick Establishment Insiders a message. Because we need real fighters-- not corporate whores-- to fight this: