Posted on | May 14, 2010 | 13 Comments
I’d already reported this at The American Spectator:
Pittsburgh TV station WPGH has suspended the latest ad for Democrat Mark Critz for making false claims. The ad by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee falsely claimed that Republican Tim Burns supports a 23 percent national sales tax and wants to ship jobs overseas.
Today, Pittsburgh TV station WPGH pulled the ad, prompting the Burns campaign to declare victory over the “lying” of national Democrats.
But Democrats aren’t backing down. They point out that WPGH is owned by Sinclair Broadcasting, a conservative-leaning corporation that became infamous during the 2004 campaign for an 11th-hour broadcast attacking the anti-Vietnam War activism of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.).
Well, of course, the Democrats aren’t backing down. They’ve got the MSM to cover their asses and pretend that the Fair Tax represents a “national sales tax” over and above current federal taxes. Of course, they don’t want to deal with the facts.
As Weigel’s buddy Chris Cillizza says, PA-12 is crucial for 2010. The Democrats are doing what they do best: LYING!
UPDATE: Sean Trende at Real Clear Politics:
A Democratic loss in this district tells me that Jacksonians really are abandoning the Democrats at the Congressional level, and all sorts of hell is about to break loose in November. . . .
PA-12 is, quite frankly, gravy for Republicans
“Jacksonian hell” — I like that!