Lee Terry caused the Ebola outbreak.
That is what the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (aka DCCC) is claiming this morning. Later they will trot out some local Union members to push it further.
The basis is votes on the Center for Disease Control budget. We suppose that would be an interesting contention, if it happened. But it didn’t — even though President Obama proposed cuts to the CDC in HIS 2012 budget. Oh, and Terry voted for more than $80 million to fight Ebola. But nevermind.
We will see if any newsies ask the Union members how much the CDC’s budget was actually cut.
But if that isn’t part of the DCCC’s talking points, don’t expect an answer.
The Washington Post says, “this line of attack is absurd.”
Then they give it “Four Pinocchios”.
(Hint: That’s calling B.S. on Brad.)
Though we will say that the DCCC has a tight grip on Brad Ashford’s reins.
He and Lee Terry were at a function last night and Channel 6 caught up with them. Lee answered the reporter’s questions about the issue du jour – Ashford’s votes on the Good Time law.
Ashford instead would not answer any of the reporters questions on the subject.
“Ashford wouldn’t answer questions specifically asked about the good time law.”
Ya got that 2nd District? Ashford WON’T ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.
We are guessing Ashford might be down for some more hot Ebola talk though.
In the mean time, the Democrats have TWO new attack ads up for Brad Ashford.
(And, once again, let us laugh off this “he doesn’t care about party!” garbage. Funny we don’t find any Republicans running ads for him, yeah?)
See the first attack ad, on the “Dang Straight” line.
See it here:
And then, the second ad, on the “Dang Straight” line, featuring “Helen from Omaha”.
And you can see that here:
You see, Brad Ashford WOULD give you some response about why he opposes reforming the Good Time laws, but what he MEANS to say is, “But didn’t you hear Lee Terry say, ‘Dang Straight’???“