September 3rd, 2009
02:14 PM ET
8 years ago

Dems go after GOP Senate candidates

The DSCC is taking aim at the crop of GOP senate candidates as the midterm election season approaches.

The DSCC is taking aim at the crop of GOP senate candidates as the midterm election season approaches.

(CNN) - Gearing up for the midterm elections - a cycle that generally favors the party out of power - the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released another tough new Web ad Thursday that says the current slate of Senate GOP candidates "no dream team."

The ad calls Ohio candidate Rob Portman a "Bush insider," California candidate Carly Fiorina "one of the U.S.A.'s worst CEO's," and Missouri candidate Roy Blunt a "36-year politician."

The ad also goes after Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey, saying his "own party says he can't win," and New Hampshire's Kelly Ayotte who "broke her pledge" to serve out her term as the state's attorney general.

"This team deserves to stay on the bench," the ad declares.

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soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. RealityKing

    Meanwhile, the dems first string team on the field is 1.8 trillion points behind..., in the first quarter.

    September 3, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  2. Willy Brown

    I see the democrats are going to run aganist President Bush again. Psss, Dem's Bush did not run for reelection but go ahead and look backwards like your president Obama does.

    September 3, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  3. Casy

    Smells like desperation to me!

    September 3, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  4. susie

    Obama wants us to have faith in him and it's kind of hard. He has all these czars, don't know what their jobs are, or what they are paid. The czars have questionable past. The auto dealers haven't been paid yet for the "cash for clunkers". Only a small percentage has gone out on the stimbulus bill. Why should we believe in what Obama has to say to us about health care? He has not proven to the people that his way is the right way, too many unanswered questions.

    September 3, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  5. bozo the obama

    I pledge not to be indoctrinated by our Chairman and his non-vetted czars. I also pledge to keep my children safe from wearing brown shirts and black boots.

    September 3, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  6. Moderate Democrat

    If we want Health Care Reform to pass we need to vote for ONLY yes votes on reform, with no convoluted 'maybe' or 'if' responses to that most important of all issues.

    If you voted for Obama, we need to send another message, loud and clear: That he STILL has a majority backing his CHANGE.

    If you vote for a republican, reform and change will be stalled like it has for the past 50 years. Republicans have no CLUE how to move this nation forward, only backwards.

    September 3, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  7. Paul from Phoenix

    Not exatcly sure what more seats can do. The Dems already control the House, have a fillibuster-proof Senate, and the White House.

    All they have show is incomeptence in their leaders.

    September 3, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  8. Brig

    Those Dems can attack well but they sure can't govern.

    September 3, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  9. fellow from chicago

    At least they're in the majors. Sitting on the bench at the class A "bush" league level on the Dem side are: Barbara Boxer, Roland Burris, Chris Dodd, Al Franken, Patrick Leahy, and Arlen Spector. Soon John Q. Public will make sure these misfits will never play together again.

    September 3, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  10. Deep Throat

    Nobody said Ronald Reagan couldn't win after he was beaten by
    Gerald Ford in '76...he ran again four years later and won! Pat Toomey
    will run again and the Dems are scared he'll stage a come-back!

    September 3, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  11. Carly Fiorina "one of the U.S.A.'s worst CEO's

    Carly Fiorina IS the worst... responsible for spying, bringing her company to its knees

    I do not know what the GOP is thinking... but I wish the GOP only the worst

    Here is to Palin running for presidency again... she is the gift, as is Carly Fiorina "one of the U.S.A.'s worst CEO's, that just keeps on giving

    September 3, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  12. gg

    corpperate americas best say good bye to more america jobs

    September 3, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  13. Four and The Door

    That strategy has got to be easier than finding anything good to say about the Democratic Candidates;

    1. Signed off on the obcene spending bill which hasn't done squat.
    2. Approved the Cap-And-Trade energy so your costs go up there, too.
    3. Approved bank and auto company bailouts. Lotta good that did.

    ...and the list goes on. If they add Public Option health care approval, the Republicans just need to say who's running and they will get the votes.

    September 3, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  14. carol

    The Democratd are funning scared as they should be. People will vote the demo's out and the Republicans in.

    September 3, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  15. coolchange

    Darn good ad!

    September 3, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  16. Farrell in Houston

    This is not all of the "no dream team", where's Newt Gingrich (who quit as Speaker of the House), Sarah Palin (who quit as Governor of Alaska), the Senator who quit because he was having an affair and the other one that won't quit, the list goes on and on. There's nobody left in the GOP to save this sinking ship because they all keep jumping overboard. LOL.

    September 3, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  17. Hugo

    Just remember who the real Dream Team is in the DNC:


    With a destructive Team of liberal idiots made up of characters like this what could the GOP ever hope to accomplish in saving our Nation?

    September 3, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  18. phoenix86

    Incompetence, vanity, ignoring their constituents, run-away spending, record deficits, GM / UAW bailouts, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailouts, AIG bailouts, Cash to Japan for Clunkers, tax cheats in the White House, 40+ Czars, Apology Tours, 11 N. Korean Missle Tests, another 3 million jobs lost since the Porkulus package, falling currency values, allied with Hugo Chaves against democratic law in Honduras, Swine Flu projected deaths at 90,000+.

    And after all this, the democraps yell "Blame Bush".

    The democrats have made the employer the enemy, the people the enemy, and insurance company the enemy, etc.

    The democrats derserve to be thoroughly defeated in the next election. America is a center-right country. The democrat party has been taken over by the far left fringe.

    2010 time to correct Congress and the Senate.
    2012 time to correct the White House.

    September 3, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  19. Jon in CA

    These candidates may not be perfect...

    ....but they WEREN'T responsible for hiring Self-Avowed Communist Van Jones to become Obama's Jobs Czar!

    ... these are NOT the individuals demonizing American citizens ("angry mob", "astroturf", etc).

    ....these are NOT the politicians seeking to harm US Farmers by stopping the flow of water to farms in the central valley of CA all to save a 3-inch bait fish called the "Delta Smelt".

    THESE wonderful decisions belong to Obama and the democrats!!!

    September 3, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  20. Bruce

    I think it's the Democrats that need to be worried about mid-term elections. How can you blame the opposition whey they are the ones that has screwed everything up so badly.

    September 3, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  21. Obama Victim

    repubs may not be a "dream" team.....but since the Dems are a "nightmare".....I like their chances to "wake up" America..........get it???? sure ya do

    September 3, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  22. Felly

    The Grand Obstructionist Party are bunch of losers, period.

    September 3, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  23. For Love of Country

    Bashing an individual is bad enough. Bashing an entire group of people at the same time? Very bad taste, and very obviously mean politics.

    We were taught as children to play nice. Stop being mean as adults.

    September 3, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  24. big papa

    "This team deserves to be run out of the country"

    ...and they can take their cheerleaders with them...

    September 3, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  25. Fort Lauderdale, FL

    The U.S.A.'s worst CEO is Barack Obama. (They asked for that one).

    September 3, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
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