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Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Thanks Charlie!) email thingie tells us the Dim-o-crats are wringing hands again, because, you know, the Party is fighting fire with fire (emphasis mine):
The House Democratic campaign arm’s plan to label the GOP as the GQP — the party of QAnon — is getting some pushback. Not all Democrats agree with this broad attack, with multiple Democrats telling your Huddle host a few Republicans are being unfairly targeted.
“I want to see the Democrats and DCCC hold ourselves to a higher standard relative to truth, relative to fact and relative to principle,” Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) told me. “And should we forget the consequences of misinformation, then we become culpable.”
The DCCC ad, which targets seven House Republicans and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, says the GOP members “stood with Q, not you,” because they voted against impeaching Trump after the Capitol insurrection. This includes Fitzpatrick and Bacon.
Malinowski and Philips aren’t alone. And your Huddle host is told members have raised the matter with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, the DCCC Chair, but he wouldn’t commit to changing their approach.
“It really made me uncomfortable when I saw that ad,” another Democratic member told me. “This idea that we can we should just contribute to an atmosphere where facts are just not even relevant — I don’t want to be the party that does that.”
The Coup Klux Klan in 2001 morphed triple amputee war hero (Silver Star, Bronze Star with “V” Device, Soldier’s Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal) Sen. Max Cleland (D-GA) into Osama Bin Laden, and he lost his re-election.
Just sayin’, when the GQP goes low, we should go high — to get a clean shot, as the snipers say.