Daily Media Spotlight October 25, 2010


Posted by Will Upton on Monday, October 25th, 2010, 4:38 PM PERMALINK

ATR’s own Adam Radman appears in the pages of The Daily Caller and exposes Democrats as the real fear-mongers this election cycle (Jon Stewart take note…). “Whether it’s attacks on organizations representing American small businesses, attacks on signers of a pledge to prevent tax hikes, or opposing opening up trade markets around the world to America’s goods, Democrats are desperate to spread fear among the electorate… It’s sad to see a president and a party that campaigned on post-partisanship in 2008 doing their best to be as nasty and brutish as they can be in 2010.” 

Also from The Daily Caller, Jonathan Strong asks, “The most desperate Dem attack this cycle?”  He highlights the Democrats and the DCCC’s new line of smear attacks against the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and the candidates who have signed it, noting, “Democrats are volleying their most desperate attack in this vein yet: that opposing tax increases is tantamount to supporting outsourcing American jobs “to places like China and India”… In a series of new advertisements for congressional races across the country, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is attacking Republicans for signing the Americans for Tax Reform pledge not to increase taxes…" The only problem for Democrats, as Strong points out is that, “FactCheck.org declared the ads ‘false’ and ‘a faulty argument.’”

The Arizona Daily Star has joined several other local and national watchdog and news outlets pointing out the false ads by congressional Democrats attacking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and the candidates who have signed it.  The Arizona Daily Star notes, “The pledge is to ‘oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses’ and to ‘oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.’ The pledge against increased taxes would apply generally to the tax code, and doesn't single out or specially apply to companies shipping jobs overseas.”

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