House Democrats’ campaign chief said the targeting of Republicans who voted for the Paul Ryan budget plan will help his party win back two key constituencies it lost in 2010: seniors and independents.You've really got to admire the chutzpah of these people. Republicans lied about us, but we're going to tell the truth by lying about Paul Ryan.
In a recent campaign of robocalls and radio and TV ads, Democrats have hit Republicans for voting for House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) plan to “eliminate” Medicare.
"They have put back into play two critical groups of the electorate, seniors and independents," Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told MSNBC Monday night. "Look, the bottom line is that we lost seniors in 2010 and we lost about 9 million independents in 2010. Now, we lost them because Republicans were effectively able to lie about us on Medicare.
"All we have to do to get them back is tell the truth about wanting to end Medicare and that's precisely what we're doing now and what we're going to continue to do every day," Israel said.
The media blitz is a coordinated effort by Democrats and liberal groups. On Monday night, the DCCC upped the number of targeted districts from 25 to 42.
If this tool thinks they're going to win back seniors and independents, I say keep it up. He's going to be in for a rude awakening in 2012.