Of Course: Liberal PAC Using Hurricane Isaac to Bash GOP

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 at 11:20 am

Let’s forget their guy is in the White House and they control the Senate. It’s the GOP’s fault for not having enough disaster relief or something. Also conveniently overlooked: All the states possible affected by the hurricane are run by Republican governors who are out front and center the past few days in preparation, unlike in 2005 when Governor Blanco and Mayor Ray Nagin scurried for cover, totally unprepared.

But let’s not let the facts get in the way of a pre-emptive smear campaign by a far left pro-Obama PAC.

A Democratic-aligned PAC launched an Internet ad campaign Monday hitting Republicans for supporting cuts in disaster relief while ensuring convention-goers in Tampa “have alternative housing if needed” because of Tropical Storm Isaac.

The ads show House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) beneath text that reads: “Republicans voted against disaster relief. ‘Thank’ them here.”

Clicking on the ad takes you to the Progressive Change Campaign Committee’s (PCCC) website.

“This week, Republicans will ‘ensure the delegations housed in storm-impacted areas have alternative housing if needed,’” the site says, quoting a Republican National Committee (RNC) memo. “Republican politicians give themselves extra safety from the storm, but consistently leave Florida out in the cold. Thanks a lot, Republicans.”

The group says GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget cuts billions from disaster relief funding, and that House and Senate Republicans “blocked billions” in disaster relief to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Earlier this year, House Republicans ignored portions of Ryan’s budget on the controversial issue of disaster relief, spending over the discretionary levels set in his 2013 budget.

Yeah, whatever. But we still don’t have a budget from Democrats and everything Obama offers is DOA, not getting a single vote. But it’s the GOP’s fault.

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