As was expected when Democrats hung onto the House and captured control of the Senate and the White House, the Pandering Party of Hypocrites has since demonstrated it can do whatever it damn well pleases. Some votes have been closer than others, but yeah.
As we reported, such was the case on Saturday morning, when the Senate passed its version of the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill after a marathon 27-hour slugfest, by a margin of 50-49 after Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) flew home, due to his father-in-law passing away.
The bill, dubbed the “Pelosi Payoff” by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, which includes among other travesties, COVID “relief” checks — taxpayer handouts — to prisoners and illegal aliens — both of whom pay zero income taxes — now goes back to the House where drunken-sailor Pelosi will attempt to work more of her “magic.”
House Republicans, of course, won’t be able to stop Pelosi’s Democrats, who plan to vote on the Senate legislation on Tuesday so Biden* can sign it into law early in the week.
The original House bill passed on a 219-212 vote on Feb. 27, with two Democrats — Reps. Jared Golden of Maine and Kurt Schrader of Oregon — joining all Republicans in voting against the legislation. Now, a pro-Republican group plans to make vulnerable Democrats pay for it — including Golden and Schrader.
As reported by Fox News, the American Action Network (AAN), a conservative issues advocacy group, announced on Sunday it is expanding an issue advocacy campaign it originally launched last month that takes aim at “Nancy Pelosi’s liberal stimulus.”
FIRST on @foxnewspolitics – @AAN goes up today with ads in 11 House districts-where Democrats could face challenging re-elecs next year-with new ads targeting the $1.9 trillion #CovidReliefBill – which faces a final House vote Tuesday https://t.co/pMZWqE84ml #stimuluspackage #GOP pic.twitter.com/ZjsX7yqHOS
— Paul Steinhauser (@steinhauserNH1) March 7, 2021
ANN blasted House Democrats last week after they passed their version of the bill.
Public funding should go to helping Americans recover from COVID-19.
Instead, Members of Congress just passed a bill to use public funding to bail out their re-election campaigns.
— American Action Network (@AAN) March 4, 2021
The new ads, first shared with Fox News, will run in House districts with Democrat representatives who are potentially vulnerable in next year’s midterm elections. Given the beatdown delivered to House Democrats in the 2020 election, Republicans hope to win back the majority they lost in the 2018 midterms.
This ad targets Golden, who represents Maine’s 2nd Congressional District.
“Jared Golden’s party bosses want his vote, pushing to fast track nearly two trillion in spending they say is for COVID. But under 10% goes to public health priorities like vaccines.
“Instead, a freight train of frivolous spending to bankroll their liberal cronies — $350 billion in partisan bailouts to mismanaged states like New York and California. Tell Golden, hit the brakes on Pelosi’s plan.”
“Freight train of frivolous spending.” Not only has a nice ring; couldn’t be more on the mark.
A similar ad will also start running Sunday in Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District targeting Rep. Ron Kind. Here’s more from Fox News.
AAN says in addition it’s going up with digital search ads in those two districts – as well as in the districts of Reps. Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07), Cindy Axne (IA-03), Sharice Davids (KS-03), John Yarmouth (KY-03), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Kurt Schrader (OR-05), Conor Lamb (PA-17), Elaine Luria (VA-02) and Abigail Spanberger, (VA-07). And the group says it will reach out with phone calls in 41 additional congressional districts controlled by House Democrats.
AAN says it’s increasing its original ad buy “to beyond six figures,” according to Fox News. In a statement to Fox, AAN president Don Conston said the American people deserve better than what shameless Congressional Democrats are doing to them.
“Lives and livelihoods are on the line, but liberals in Congress are more concerned with funding progressive priorities, pet projects, and pork spending than funding the essentials we need to get out of this crisis. The American people deserve better.”
As we reported Sunday morning, The Washington Post — “Hypocrisy Thrives at WaPo” — begs to disagree with the notion that “the American people deserve better.” One look at this tweet is all you need to LOL at WaPo’s tagline, “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”
“Biden stimulus showers money on Americans, sharply cutting poverty in defining move of presidency“
The hypocrisy of the left. It knows no bounds.
Biden stimulus showers money on Americans, sharply cutting poverty in defining move of presidency https://t.co/MrzjVkZBEd
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 6, 2021
The Left, America. We do deserve better.