Friday, February 03, 2006
Elated to see the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee adopt former Maj. Paul Hackett of Ohio's battle cry from last August; he nearly won a special election for a congressional seat in an overwhelmingly red district in Ohio.
The DCCC has a new rubber stamp Web site with links to Republican members for each state, and a very special link with their levels of rubber stamp voting.
What a grreat idea!
When Hackett used the term during the special election, I knew it was a winning slogan and spoke of it. Here's what I had to say on the subject of framing an opponent as a Republican rubber stamp last summer:
Sure beats the dickens out of the lame Democrats latest slogan, "Together, we can do better."
[H]is framing of Schmidt as a Taft “rubber stamp” went a long way in framing his opponet; and it could also be the meme [for] future elections [that] lead[s] to success for Democrats countrywide.
In Ohio, people responded when you told them Hackett would bring a fresh, independent voice to Congress. They were fed up with Republican clones who always vote exactly alike...
I mean, yes we can but... only by reminding voters how Congress has rubber stamped the White House policies that have ruined our country.