The leaders of Democrats' campaign committees said Thursday they wouldn't get "cocky" about their victory in New York's 26th Congressional district but promised to keep attacking Republicans over Medicare.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel (N.Y.) and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (Wash.) spoke to reporters about their plans, attempting to use Rep.-elect Kathy Hochul's win to gain momentum without sounding overly optimistic.
"Today I can tell you that I fundamentally believe that the House of Representatives is in play," Israel said during a briefing at the Democratic National Committee. He said Hochul's victory doesn't mean Democrats would win back the 24 seats necessary to recapture the House in 2012, "yet." He said the Tuesday special election would not make Democrats "cocky."
...Israel hammered home three points: Democrats are recruiting good candidates, the DCCC is out-raising the National Republican Congressional Committee even though the GOP is in the majority and the party apparatus for mobilization is strong, which he called "a critical element for taking the House back."
Israel told reporters that earlier this month 43 recruits visited Washington. After Hochul's win, Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) "made 50 calls to our top 50 recruits," he said.
...Murray criticized the GOP for saying they would focus on jobs and the economy but instead focusing on "changing Medicare as we know it today in order to protect the wealthiest Americans and tax cut subsidies for oil companies."
The Democrat game-plan can be summarized thusly: lies, demagoguery, class warfare and, finally, a tragic collapse of the entire system.
I can't remember who said it, but the GOP needs to run a very simple tag-line from this point forward: Democrats lied, Medicare died.
Because every expert agrees: without changes, Medicare is set to collapse. And the Democrats are lying to the American people in a petty, last-gasp attempt to stay in power. Which is why pond-scum now talks down to Democrats.
Hat tip: TrendingRight.