Thursday, May 18, 2006
Dems Target GOP Christian Voters in Drake District
The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has purchased ads at several Christian radio stations and are targeting four House members, including Rep. Thelma Drake.
As a progressive Christian who sometimes listens to Christian radio, Howling Latina can only remark that it's about damn time!
In an advertisement scheduled to begin running Wednesday in five House districts in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Virginia, an announcer says that "retirement has become an uncertain time for many of us." The commercial goes on to suggest that the Social Security approach championed by Mr. Bush and many Congressional Republicans could undermine the stability of the retirement program while adding $2 trillion in federal debt.Let the Holy Spirit do His work on good-hearted Christians who rarely follow the news but follow the Word of God.
Mr. Emanuel said the advertisement raised the debt issue to spotlight another sore spot among conservatives — the level of spending overseen by Republicans in Congress. The rise in the debt limit and criticism of the growth in federal spending bills is adding to unrest among conservatives that is contributing to low public support for Congress. Even if the party is unable to convert conservatives, the advertisements could help hold down Republican support in districts where races could be tight.
Surely they know the Biblical tenet commanded by Jesus for fellow Christians, "Feed my sheep." (John 21:15).