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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Murray Jumps the Shark

Last week, former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris Widener tweeted that Clint Didier and Paul Akers had "jumped the shark" with their joint announcement last week to campaign together against the "establishment" conspiracy to ensconce Dino Rossi as the party's nominee.

Now, Patty Murray has also jumped the same shark by resurrecting the moldy old bogeyman of Dubya, DUBYA!, who hasn't run for anything in six years, to go after Dino Rossi in a new TV ad:

And in case you were wondering, Bush Derangement Syndrome is SO 2008. A new poll by Third Way reveals that:
...just 25% of Americans say that the GOP's return to power in Congress will mean a return to those unpopular Bush policies. Fully 65% believe a GOP Congress would promote "a new economic agenda that is different from George W. Bush's policies."
Murray, as usual, missed what the real concerns of Washingtonians are. It's the economy, stupid. And Bush is all you can talk about? Lame.

And allying herself closely with Obama is not not going to help Murray win a fourth term. As Third Way found, just 48% of independent voters think Obama has an economic agenda at all, let alone one that's working.

UPDATE: The Washington State Republican Party in a new press release notes about Murray's new ad:
It's a bizarre attempt to link a challenger to special interests when the bail-out supporting Senator's largest donors, as the Seattle Times reports, are lobbyists.

Patty Murray, in her career has taken over $500,000 from the Securities and Investment industry, and is one of the Top 10 Senators who take contributions from lobbyists according to the Center For Responsive Politics (www.OpenSecrets.org).
Publicola also has more. Patty was for Wall Street bailouts before she was against them.

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