Skip to comments.Democrats Dig Harder Than Ever for GOP Dirt
Posted on 07/07/2010 11:22:43 AM PDT by nickcarraway
The Democratic Party is moving faster and more aggressively than in previous election years to dig up unflattering details about Republican challengers. In House races from New Jersey to Ohio to California, Democratic operatives are seizing on evidence of GOP candidates' unpaid income taxes, property tax breaks and ties to financial firms that received taxpayer bailout money.
In recent weeks, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has circulated information to local reporters about Republican candidates in close races. Among the claims:
-- That Jim Renacci of Ohio once owed nearly $1.4 million in unpaid state taxes.
-- That David Harmer of California received $160,000 in bonus and severance pay from a firm that got a federal bailout.
-- That Jon Runyan of New Jersey got a legal break in property taxes for his 25-acre homestead by qualifying for a farmland assessment thanks to his four donkeys.
Renacci's campaign said the candidate did not believe he had tax liabilities for a trust fund and eventually paid all that he owed. A spokesman for Harmer said criticizing him for the money he lawfully earned is a "severe twist of the facts." Runyan's campaign said his actions were legal.
Jon Vogel, executive director of the DCCC, said Democrats are merely pointing out that some Republican recruits in competitive House races are "flawed candidates."
He added, "We have made this election a choice. . . . They're trying to run this national message in part about fiscal discipline, but they've recruited a number of candidates not credible to carry that message."
Opposition research has been a part of political campaigns for decades, but the 2010 cycle is different.
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What else do demtards have? America despises them & their policies.
NAWWW, that digging is the hole they plan to bury the U.S. in.
You know what dimturds.
We don’t give a sh**. You people have shown your horns
and it’s over for you.
The Demorats can’t win in the arena of ideas so this is all they have. It won’t fly...
But, Biden said that the Dems would win handily n November. He wouldn’t lie, now would he?
The Dems are desperate and they are relying on one of the their oldest tactics: smear and lie about your opponent.
Well, it helps that the Dems use box cutters to ‘acquire’ information. That, or that they stomp on oxygen hoses for little old ladies and don’t do jack to clean up oil...let alone destroy millions of jobs in the US in 2 years.
The GOP can top ANYTHING the Dems have.....in the Department of Justice alone!
Well, let’s see here:
— That Jim Renacci of Ohio once owed nearly $1.4 million in unpaid state taxes.
“Once owed” being the operative term. Non-issue.
— That David Harmer of California received $160,000 in bonus and severance pay from a firm that got a federal bailout.
Depending on Harmer’s stances on the stimulus bill, a case maybe could be made for hypocrisy. But there is nothing even remotely illegal or unethical about being paid a bonus for good work or in accepting a severance package.
— That Jon Runyan of New Jersey got a legal break in property taxes for his 25-acre homestead by qualifying for a farmland assessment thanks to his four donkey.
So Runyan is smart enough to actually understand his state’s property tax laws? Sounds like someone I want in Congress, to tell you the truth.
“DCCC” should read “DCCCP”....it more accurately would reflect the KGB style garbage they are up to.
Dumpster diving for dirt is all the commie ‘RAT piggies have. They sure as hell don’t want to talk about the destruction they are doing to America.
That’s why we need to do it for them, we need to make sure the voters out there know how much the Rats have damaged this county.
The MSM breathlessly awaits, while ignoring the Obama scandals has become nearly a full time job.
I sure hope I don’t hear or read any whining about this.
The Republicans better have an army of PIs digging up dirt on the rats.
dig back..they want to give up US border to their drug dealers....push back
As compared to the dhimmicrats who are fatally cracked.
Problem...GOP see and hear no evil and shut uo mouth about it.
The GOP reminds me of a Wooden Indian.
Apologies to gypsy's and tramps.
The smell of RAT desperation.
I like that. The headline should read “Dems”(wits) go dumpster diving for votes.
I like that. The headline should read “Dems”(wits) go dumpster diving for votes.
Won’t work this time a%%holes! Americans are on to you. No more staying at home to “give Pubbies a lesson”. This November is do or die for freedom lovers, and we know it!
“That Jim Renacci of Ohio once owed nearly $1.4 million in unpaid state taxes”
...we’ve ALL “once owed” somebody something! Not gonna work this time!
This is to be expected from the party of personal destruction.
And they’ll save the most dire till the week before the election.
No time to turn the other cheek. Sauce for the goose, etc.
“We have made this election a choice. . . .”
...BINGO! A choice between Liberty/Freedom and Marxism!
I’m sure FReepers could come up with fine headlines.
“Pete Stark mocks constituents”
“Pete Stark admits that running up the national debt makes him wealthy”
Sorry, but I don't buy even that.
You play by the rules of the game in effect at the time. It's NOT hypocritical to say that it's wrong for the government to give away free cars, and then accept a free car while you're working to change the rules.
Good grief. And how many photo-ops did he get with ZERO.
After all we KNOW that tax evasion is NOT a JOB killer for Zero.
Is this why Zero is making OHIO his second home? (Campaigning)
Anyone got any dirt on Jon Vogel of the DCCC?
I’ll start digging!
Jon Vogel, formerly a partner in Global Strategy Group
Clients included Eliot Spitzer, Al Gore, John Edwards
Along with its roster of clients, GSG has been retained by large corporations, nonprofits and advocacy organizations like Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Condé Nast, General Electric, GlaxoSmithKline, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Scholastic, Silverstein Properties, Starwood, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), United Way and Yale University
This is what they do. All over the country in municipal offices little lemming leftists illegally use their access to confidential information on normal people and pass it to the media, which dutifully publishes it as if it were true.
“Flawed candidates.” But of course, no democrat candidate is flawed.
John Runyan should get some mileage out of those four donkeys!!
Yes Matt (Lauer) I bought the four donkeys knowing that if I fed them, watered them and provided shade on hot days - they would just wander around the field looking important.
Digging for dirt harder than ever, huh?? So what? My old rule applies:
If I have a choice to vote for a liberal scumbag or a conservative scumbag . . . I will vote for the conservative scumbag every time.
More forged memos and phony scandals from the DNC-Media again I seen.
Collusion is nothing new for the Democrats, they've had agents run yellow journalism interference for them through the decades.
Stupid Dims — this will actually help us!
The crooked GOPers will clean up, disappear, or switch to their party (where they’ll be welcomed with open arms), leaving us with the outstanding representatives we need.
Just bring up the known dirt on every obamaite appointed... they are all corrupt and evil.
Sounds more like a madam's client list (or a divorce lawyer's ). Is he really touting these three scumbag adulterers?
If this is all they've got ...
Bill Clinton once owed beaucoup unpaid federal taxes, it didn't stop him from being elected president.
This is exactly how Barack Obama became senator from Illinois - which he never expected until dirt in a divorce was made public by his operative and killed the chances for the republican.
They are bereft of ideas and have used dirty tricks as their mainstay to gain political power. A useless collection of human beings with no redeeming qualities - I am sick and tired of this professional political class that was never imagined by the Founders, taking over every aspect of our lives in order to perpetuate their own power and wealth. (Blago and Obama and the rest of Chicago is an interesting insight into the criminals “in the life”)
Supreme arrogance and a hunger for power is what drives these people. It should be eight years and then get out - go do something for society, make a pair of shoes or a pizza or something useful. Stop the ingrained corruption, stop the parasites before they choke the nation to death.
These are all flawed candidates, because they are NOT RINOS!