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Ad Claiming GOP Candidate Is Too Liberal Is Brought To You By The Democratic Party

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Terry Branstad is a Republican candidate running for Governor of Iowa, and as is to be expected, he is receiving some criticism in advertisements for being “liberal.” One such ad re-imagines the faces of Mt. Rushmore to include Branstad’s visage alongside other “liberal stalwarts” like President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. What’s unexpected about this ad, is that it appears to be paid for by the Democratic Governors Association. Whaaa?

Writing for The Upshot, Rachel Rose Hartman reports:

Tim Albrecht, spokesman for gubernatorial candidate Branstad, told The Upshot they knew something was fishy ever since the nebulously named 527 group, “Iowans for Responsible Government,” was formed in May. And today, they got their proof.

An IRS filing revealed that all of the group’s $782,500 raised came from the DGA.

“We were right all along. We have reached a new low in Iowa politics,” Albrecht said in a statement revealing the news.

Albrecht said Branstad’s campaign purchased the domain name, Iowans for Responsible Government, as soon as they suspected something was amiss and used the website to warn viewers about the shadow group. Albrecht noted that the 527 not only smeared Branstad, but its advertising attacked the president and multiple Democratic leaders in a seemingly counterproductive strategy.
 

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Re: Ad Claiming GOP Candidate Is Too Liberal Is Brought To You By The Democratic Part

It is a smart move actually or can be

If a third candidate who is "tea party" conservative shows up this is a fantastic political move. Branstad will lose some of the conservative votes, potentially allowing for the Democratic candidate to win as he/she would be unlikely to lose votes to the third party.

In the US right now the Democratic Party's best campaign move would be to fund the creation and certain candidates who promote Tea Party Values in all contested seats
 

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Re: Ad Claiming GOP Candidate Is Too Liberal Is Brought To You By The Democratic Part

It is a smart move actually or can be

If a third candidate who is "tea party" conservative shows up this is a fantastic political move. Branstad will lose some of the conservative votes, potentially allowing for the Democratic candidate to win as he/she would be unlikely to lose votes to the third party.

In the US right now the Democratic Party's best campaign move would be to fund the creation and certain candidates who promote Tea Party Values in all contested seats
When you put it that way, it does seem like a smart move on their part. Sneaky, but smart. It kind of reminds of 2004 where the Republicans paid people to show up at Kerry rally's with crazy signs like "Abortion for everyone!".
 

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Re: Ad Claiming GOP Candidate Is Too Liberal Is Brought To You By The Democratic Part

*facepalm*

My choice of votes this year will be between a party of assholes and a party of incompetents. Oh wait, that's the same as every election.
 

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Re: Ad Claiming GOP Candidate Is Too Liberal Is Brought To You By The Democratic Part

When you put it that way, it does seem like a smart move on their part. Sneaky, but smart. It kind of reminds of 2004 where the Republicans paid people to show up at Kerry rally's with crazy signs like "Abortion for everyone!".
As opposed to liberals paying unions members to show up at political events. Again we get a glimpse at the liberal hypocrisy.
 

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Re: Ad Claiming GOP Candidate Is Too Liberal Is Brought To You By The Democratic Part

As opposed to liberals paying unions members to show up at political events. Again we get a glimpse at the liberal hypocrisy.
What hypocrisy? Spoiler alert: not everyone who disagrees with you is a liberal. i'm a libertarian, but that doesn't mean i'm a fan of Republicans.
 
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