American Action Network’s targeted advertising and the redistricting wars.

It’s interesting.  If you look at these two ads from American Action Network – one for California, and one for New York – solely from the perspective of a national observer, it’s a headscratcher as to why a conservative-leaning group is targeting six Democratic Members of Congress (Tim Bishop, Lois Capps, John Garamendi, Jerry McNerney, Bill Owens, & Louise Slaughter) in two Blue States; particularly since none of the individuals involved are freshmen.  And yet AAN did not merely do the ads; they’re going to be backing them with targeted online advertising.  And why are they doing this?

Because California and New York both had… unexpected… results in the redistricting wars.  Ones that actually ended up not hurting Republicans as much as expected. Continue reading American Action Network’s targeted advertising and the redistricting wars.

The nastiest thing said about President Obama yet. #rsrh

Mind you, this is considering the source:

Like many Democrats in Congress, [Rep. Louise Slaughter (D, NY)] praises Mr. Obama as intellectually gifted and a generous listener. But “if you are asking me if he dominates the room,” she said, “I would have to say no.”

Via Hot Air Headlines.  The rest of the article is pretty much an extended written game where the goal is to describe the President as a passive, ineffectual wimp without actually using the words ‘passive,’ ‘ineffectual,’ or ‘wimp:’ the writer succeeds, but at the expense of having to use the word ‘gentle’ in the title.  That possibly may have been too artful; I understand that the average New York Times reader is a bit delicate in his or her sensibilities (particularly when they’re being challenged), but surely they’re not that delicate?

Don’t answer that.

Moe Lane