It’s pretty clear that the democratic playbook for the up-coming election is to trash the tea party and blame all of us who rallied because of Rick Santelli’s famous rant on CNBC. Congressman Steve Israel is the head of the DCCC (Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee) and is using these tactics against every republican in the country and Steve Labate in particular. Below is a fundraising email from Congressman Steve Israel. The Israel campaign trashes the tea party as the enemy of women and the middle class. That’s funny since most everyone I have ever met at a tax day event was middle class and the largest majority of people there were women, many with their children. Particularly egregious is the charge that the tea party is responsible for the credit downgrade of the United States. Can you believe the nerve of these people? I’m sure the downgrade had nothing to do with the 4 straight years of $1 Trillion budget deficits and increase in the federal deficit by 50% to $15.5 Trillion. Show me one” tea party” member of Congress who voted for such fiscal irresponsibility. Show me Steve Israel and I will show you a Congressman who has been on a spending orgy since going to Washington. Yes folks, the tea party is the new bogie man and Congressman Israel attempts to use it as a smear against Steve Labate. Funny, I haven’t seen any official endorsement of Steve Labate by any group claiming to be the evil tea party. What’s the matter Congressman Israel, can’t dig up any dirt on Steve Labate? By the way, what is wrong with the “tea party” anyway? Is it wrong to be patriotic and believe in the greatness of America? Is it wrong to expect the government to live within their means? Is it wrong to support our troops? Is it wrong to want to utilize our country’s energy resources? Is it wrong to want freedom to choose what healthcare plan we want? If these are the evils of the “tea party”, then call me Lucifer because it’s this kind of evil I would be happy to show up with at the pearly gates.
From: “Hayley Prim ”
Date: February 16, 2012 4:25:53 PM EST
To: E-mail address removed to protect recipient
Subject: And so it begins
It’s official. Our campaign now has a Tea Party-backed candidate running against us for New York’s 2nd District. While this news doesn’t come as a shock, it does put more pressure on us to be prepared. Our opponent has been prepping for this race for over two years, when he first tried to get on the ballot in 2010. He’s been raising money and building his campaign since then, and now, with the Tea Party and Republican endorsement, he thinks he’s ready for prime time. Help us stop him in his tracks! Chip in just $5 today to put the brakes on the Tea Party! The Tea Party has been trying to run the country for just over a year now, and look where it’s gotten us. The candidates ran for Congress on the platform of “jobs, jobs, jobs,” but instead, they’ve been attacking women’s health care and tax cuts for the Middle Class. They’ve brought us to the brink of a government shut down three times now, and even caused our country’s credit rating to be downgraded. That hasn’t done much for our nation’s economic recovery. As for jobs bills? None. They’ve attacked the most vulnerable among us by doing nothing at all. The Tea Party run Congress has been the least effective Congress since 1812, and we don’t need to add to it by sending another member to Washington! Help Congressman Israel fight back against the Tea Party! Chip in $5 now: http://www.israelforcongress.com/contribute The Tea Party has sacrificed the average American time and time again for a misguided ideology that has produced no positive results. It’s time to put things right. Thanks for standing with Congressman Israel this election cycle.