Skip to comments.DSCC uses World Trade Center image in anti-Brown ad; Update: Rudy erupts
Posted on 01/15/2010 11:51:05 AM PST by American Dream 246
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee wants to paint Scott Brown as a Wall Street crony who is out of touch with the normal, everyday people of Massachusetts. Considering their candidates disdain for retail politics, thats a rather laughable accusation anyway, but the DSCC goes from laughable to jaw-droppingly inept with the imagery used in the ad. In order to represent Wall Street, which building do you suppose the DSCC used in conjunction with Brown?
A new ad from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee usesan unlikely symbol of Wall Street greed: The World Trade Center. VIDEO
The image in the attack on Scott Brown for his alleged closeness to Wall Street pictures the Trade Center and the destroyed Marriott Hotel on its western side.
A National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman, Brian Walsh, attacked its use.
Using the image of a site where over 2,700 Americans died in a terrorist attack to distort Scott Browns position on regulating Wall Street is both distasteful and disrespectful. Martha Coakley should immediately renounce this ad and call for it to be removed from the airwaves, he said.
Has anyone ever seen a major campaign this badly handled in one short week? Most of the blame goes to Coakley, but the DSCC was the group that sent Michael Meehan to help with messaging this week. His first contribution was to commit assault and battery on a reporter for the Weekly Standard. Now the DSCC chooses an image of the World Trade Center, Ground Zero on 9/11, to represent Wall Street and to attack Brown. Thats not just distasteful and disrespectful to someone who served in the war on terror and remains in the National Guard to this day, its flat-out stupidity.
And dont believe it when the DSCC claims it was a mistake, either. The World Trade Center is a very distinctive-looking building, one that every American grew to know in the endless replays of the 9/11 attack. Anyone working in politics who didnt recognize it either has been asleep for nine years or is irretrievably dense.
When the dust settles on this campaign, Democrats will be quick to blame Coakley for its failure (assuming she loses), but she wont be the only one who screwed up this election.
Update: My good friend Guy Benson says this on Twitter: Coakley is SO opposed to the death penalty for KSM that she put a picture of the building he plotted to bring down in an attack ad. (Explanation of death-penalty issue here.)
Update II: Real Clear Politics has the original ad, which the DSCC pulled.
Update III: Rudy Giuliani is not amused:
Never in their wildest dreams did they think they would lose in Massachusetts, says Giuliani. Now theyre using imagery from an area of New York where thousands of Americans died. The ad, he concludes, just understates how excessively negative theyve become since theyre so paranoid about losing this seat. Theyre now using buildings that were destroyed on 9/11 which is just unthinkable and somebody better look into what theyre really trying to say.
What are they really trying to say? My best guess is, Help me, Im drowning!, but honestly, your guess is as good as mine.
Thus, all they have left to try is Alinsky in hyper-drive.
Such blatent lying. Likely Brown's number are about to go up again.
The known unknowns of the Dem-fascists include willful blindness and dereliction of the duty to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and the citizens of the United States of America.
Democrat Party = CUPPAL.
Conduct unbecoming of the present purported American leadership.
Well, we haven’t seen it yet. If Brown wins we’ll get a real show.
This reminds me of all the ineptitude from the Socialist lackeys in Atlas Shrugged. All the good, capable people refused to follow foolish directives or be put in a position to be “thrown under the bus.” All that were left to fill positions were opportunity-seeking buffoons who couldn’t think for themselves and the country spirals into a nose-dive.
She's even having kiss-of-death Maobama come up this weekend. We should go there and cheer for him.
I don't know about that. If things get even a little bit worse, I'm guessing Obama will stay home rather than be associated with another defeat, ala the Olympics.
With this ad, the Dems just jumped into supporting one of the reasons UBL used in his justification for the attacks; the biggest symbol of greed in the world.
Nice job nitwhits! So now Obama is going to make a trip up there to support this kind of crap! Isn’t arrogance a fun thing to watch when it is on display for everyone to see?
Wow, this has the feel of a mutiny from inside the DSCC.
Steve Schmidt is quietly advising this campaign and as CLUELESS a LOON as he is, he thinks he is still advising McLame and is screwing things up so bad, we can only hope the outcome is the same!
Let’s hope they self-destruct.
Great point! This point needs to be driven through the Dems like a stake through their heart.
Looking at the ad, it appears to have been created by a 20 something dimwit who didn’t even realize that it was an image of the WTC.
It was probably a stock image that came up on a search for “Wall Street.”
It just shows how big a liability incompetence is.
No way is Scott Brown a Wall Street crony. They all work for Obama now.
Now that's a thought. Obummer & Co is in so deep that they can't do an about face even when it's obvious even the rank and file Democrats want out. If Coakley loses and ObamaCare goes down, they're out and can blame it all on those mean spirited Republicans.
Nah. They're just inept, incompetent and incredibly stupid. They are Marxists, after all.
“how low will they go?”
It is not beyond the realm of possibility that one might have to lift the word low to see under it, and to find them busily perverting.
Good one! These are the idiots who want to run our country.
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