Daily Media Spotlight October 14, 2010
In Politico’s “Arena”, Grover Norquist answers the question of whether Chris Matthews and AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka traduced the Tea Party on MSNBC’s Hardball: “There is a reason that Chris Matthews and Richard Trumka are grumpy. Their view of government as daddy, nanny and overlord has been given a good try for the past two years and the American people do not like it one bit… No one likes to be told by millions of Americans that they are seen as somewhere between stupid and evil.”
Appearing again in Politico’s “Arena”, Grover settles the Reid-Angle face-off: “How weak is Harry Reid’s case for reelection if he cannot make it in positive advertising given his $19 million-plus budget? He knows he has voted against the interests of Nevadans and at the direction of Obama… Can he buy his way across the finish line? Maybe. But he will be leaving a number of his Senate colleagues behind.”
Check out the new independent documentary on Washington’s out of control spending called, “I Want Your Money”. From Variety.com: “‘I Want Your Money" goes hand and hand with Tea Party cries for less taxation and government, and has already generated more than 3.5 million views on YouTube…Paul Lauer, who is helping to market the project, has drawn on endorsements from American Conservative Union, Americans for Tax Reform and Citizens Against Government Waste. And Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan, the Republican House policy committee chair, has offered to promote the film on his own dime.” For some excellent pictures of the films premier, click here.
Congressional Democrats and their friends – and financiers – in Big Labor continue to run misleading and false attacks on the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and the candidates who have signed it. From The Hill: “The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is up with a new television and radio ad in support of Rep. Phil Hare (D-Ill.).The ads attack Hare's Republican opponent, Bobby Schilling, for… signing the Americans for Tax Reform's anti-tax pledge… The union is spending more than $317,000 on the ad buy…” For more on these false attacks check out FactCheck.org’s conclusions here and here.