Democrats Release Sequester Hit List With 27 GOP Targets

Who says the campaign season ends?

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Who says campaign season ends? With a deadline fast approaching before unwise spending cuts automatically take effect, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee staff has released a list of 27 Republican members of Congress they hope suffer the most from the coming public outrage. The list includes suburban districts near Orlando, Fla., and military districts, like Scott Rigell’s seat along Virginia’s coastline. All will be blitzed today with low-fi, low-cost online ads with horror movie soundtracks along the lines of this one.

Picking up the House remains an outside shot for Democrats in 2014, when the composition of the electorate is likely to once again favor Republicans. But that doesn’t mean a pound of flesh or two can’t be excised in the meantime. Republicans enter the latest game of bluff with the White House with a distinct disadvantage in the polls. And Democrats are decidedly acting far more giddy about this coming fight than Republicans.

The full list of targeted members follows. If you are reading from one of these districts, know that your opinion is likely to matter far more than most Americans over the coming weeks in deciding how this latest standoff gets resolved.

Andy Barr (KY-06)
Dan Benishek (MI-01)
Tom Cotton (AR-04)
Rick Crawford (AR-01)
Mike Coffman (CO-06)
Steve Daines (MT-AL)
Rodney Davis (IL-13)
Jeff Denham (CA-10)
Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08)
Chris Gibson (NY-19)
Tim Griffin (AR-02)
Michael Grimm (NY-11)
Joe Heck (NV-03)
Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03)
David Joyce (OH-14)
John Kline (MN-02)
Tom Latham (IA-03)
Gary Miller (CA-31)
Erik Paulsen (MN-03)
Tom Reed (NY-23)
Scott Rigell (VA-02)
Jon Runyan (NJ-03)
Steve Southerland (FL-02)
David Valadao (CA-21)
Jackie Walorski (IN-02)
Dan Webster (FL-10)
Bill Young (FL-13)

28 comments
walcath1
walcath1

@dccc Ah, yes, what the Republicans are doing to the USA---AGAIN!

dayo1946
dayo1946

@dccc Just bend over LIBS and take the sequester

jxjs12
jxjs12

@dccc Treason List

MindtwisterDean
MindtwisterDean

@dccc The GOP and their big business Tea Party can't lie their way out of this one. Time to pay the piper.

JINGofficial
JINGofficial

@dccc I know you probably won't see this but I really wish you would follow me! It would mean a lot! You're amazing! 2

notsacredh
notsacredh

"Republicans enter the latest game of bluff with the White House with a distinct disadvantage in the polls. And Democrats are decidedly acting far more giddy about this coming fight than Republicans."

But the republicans don't see a losing hand at all. They think that everybody thinks like them. Just ask President Romney.

SaoirseChurchwood
SaoirseChurchwood

Thanks,now I know where to send my modest campaign contributions. 2014 rallying words are: ANYBODY BUT a Democrat.

grape_crush
grape_crush

> Who says campaign season ends?

Dunno. Go ask Marco Rubio, who has been campaigning for President for at least a month. Or Mitt Romney, who spent at least six years campaigning for two elections.

> ...when the composition of the electorate is likely to once again favor Republicans.

You mean, 'fewer, whiter, and older,' right? And then there's that whole gerrymandering thing...


forgottenlord
forgottenlord

I love how the second half of the ad is basically them splicing newsmen quoting democratic talking points without showing that they're really just quotes

TyPollard
TyPollard

Good. 

Campaigns are appeals to citizens. The fact that the criticisms are valid make them all the better.

reallife
reallife

Oh My God! OH My God! 800000 layoffs from the Dept of Defense! just imagine! those people are going to be hungry! with no jobs! and they're probably trained! they'll be roaming the streets! and there will be no police, no firemen! no paramedics to help us!  It's Armageddon!

Oh boy! I'm so glad I kept my R15!



outsider
outsider

I think it's great. I'm tired of seeing the Dems play D - or at least not being as aggressive as the red meat eaters. 



MarcusTaylor
MarcusTaylor

@sacredh Republicans are defined by their willingness to believe whatever they want about the world. They are like children, playing in a make-believe world where 50%+ of marriages don't end in divorce, teachers unions are the prime cause of public financial imbalances, where tax cuts raise revenue and deregulation of finance and heavy industry promote responsible behavior within for-profit industries and "Free Markets" turn straw sub-prime mortgages into AAA certified Gold Bars. The ability to believe things without any evidence and the ability to believe fabricated evidence is demonstrative of mental derangement. 

To call Republicans members of a political party is a misunderstanding of the situation. Republicanism is a medically verified personality disorder. In short--Republicans don't need votes, they need medication.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@sacredh 

He just forgot the key to the white house, sorry out house. 

kirstinalv
kirstinalv

@jessicatramonta Thanks! It's my LinkedIn profile pic. Wish I could still fit into that dress... :-)

fitty_three
fitty_three

@paulejb 

The above link  was brought to you by the biggest liar in the Swamp.

steveot
steveot

@paulejb Why do you keep linking to puff opinion pieces?? Any number of delusional hacks can blather online, doesn't mean they know anything.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@outsider2011 I've been saying for years that the Dems need to start throwing more elbows and getting more aggressive. We've been ceding the field to the GOP for far too long.

It's high time we took the gloves off. I hope it continues.

zacharias.dupaix
zacharias.dupaix

@MarcusTaylor @sacredh

This is a ignorant and offensive post in my mind.  First off you know nothing of personality disorders and the suffering they cause by the content of this post.  You should look up the DSM-IV-TR or if you wait a couple of months maybe the DSM-V.  I think broad sweeping generalizations like this are a huge problem that this country is facing.  Democrats and Republicans are far too intolerant of each other.  I find it interesting that you find yourself to be an expert on all things political, economic, and within the field of psychiatry.  This is the type of ignorance that is destroying this country! 

The last thing I want to say is don't belittle people with personality disorders or any type of psychological disorder.  There are many people who suffer greatly of these problems and for you to treat them so lightly and to throw them around like this perpetuates stereotypes that hinder many people from getting the help they need.  Your logic is quite flawed and you should consider using different language in your arguments.

TyPollard
TyPollard

@kirstinalv 

I wish random tweets weren't popping up in comment threads.

No offense to Tweeters.