Oct
20
2010

DCCC calls racist… six House Democrats.

And one Republican – but that’s unsurprising of the DCCC.

The six House Democrats in question would be “Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Gene Taylor of Mississippi, Pete DeFazio of Oregon, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina and Jim Marshall and John Barrow of Georgia:” those are the six House Democrats who have gotten endorsements from a group called ALIPAC (Americans for Legal Immigration PAC), which is fairly obviously a group that heavily favors a stronger line on immigration policy. Why this exercise in bipartisanship is relevant – and so entertaining – is because ALIPAC had also endorsed AZ-08’s Jesse Kelly, which led DCCC spokesman Andy Stone to refer to a combat veteran as follows:

“Another [National Republican Congressional Committee] Young Gun candidate, another Nazi tie[*] — it should come as no surprise,” Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokesman Andy Stone said in a statement Monday. He said the group was “on the racist fringe” and that it was “backed by anti-Semites and white supremacists.”

And – just to make it clear – at least one of those delegates (Mike McIntyre) was bragging about his ALIPAC endorsement. Which I believe means that Andy Stone, DCCC spokesman, has just called at least one of his own employers a Nazi, anti-Semite, white supremacist.

(pause)

Oops?

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: Needless to say – and speaking as somebody who is considerably less rigorous on immigration policy than ALIPAC is – calling that group a bunch of Nazis is fever-dream territory for DCCC spokesman Andy Stone.  After all, if ALIPAC actually had these kind of links then the rather ruthless Darwinian selection process that is routinely imposed on Republican politicians would have marginalized the group fairly quickly. And, you know? I used to kind of find that sort of selective discrimination annoying. But, given what happens to the higher reasoning functions of people like DCCC spokesman Andy Stone when such discrimination is not applied, well…

PPS: Out of curiosity, DCCC spokesman Andy Stone: does this mean that your organization will stop funding Mike McIntyre? You know: your Nazi, anti-Semite, white supremacist candidate in NC-07 who is currently facing combat veteran Ilario Pantano.

*DCCC spokesman Andy Stone is referring to here to Rich Iott (R CAND, OH-09), whose hobbies include participating in military re-enactments.

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