August 17, 2018

This is what I like to see: A narrative that identifies the thread of corruption that's inherent in the Republican party. More like this, please! Via The Hill:

Escalating its anti-corruption message, a top Democratic super PAC on Friday launched a blistering web ad designed to portray House Republicans as irredeemably unethical ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

The 30-second ad, sponsored by the House Majority PAC, which has close ties to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), highlights a series of scandals — some of them decades old — surrounding a handful of prominent Republicans hoping to replace retiring Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). The spot is certain to be controversial since some of the allegations remain unproven or under investigation.

At one point, the narrator invokes allegations that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who’s running for Speaker, failed to protect student athletes from a sexual predator when he was an Ohio State wrestling coach decades ago — a charge Jordan vehemently denies.

“Remind you of Joe Paterno?” the narrator says, referencing the legendary football coach who was accused of covering up a child sex abuse scandal at Penn State University.

Slam them, and when they hit the floor, slam them again. Don't let up.

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