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August 14, 2010

DNC Head Tim Kaine: Please, Democratic Candidates, Don't Bash Pelosi, Reid, and Obama Just to Win Your Stupid Meaningless Elections

He's commenting on one Democratic candidate for Congress who ran an ad that seems to bash Pelosi and Obama.

"Democrats who kind of are afraid to be who they are, or are pushing back on their leaders, I think they're crazy," said Kaine during an appearance on "Fox & Friends." "You can't win as a Democrat without energizing Democratic voters, and if you pour cold water on them and think you're going to win, it's tough....The good news is this is not what I'm seeing generally, as I travel around."

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[O]ne Democratic incumbent has actively criticized the president and other Democratic Party leaders. Rep. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, who is seeking a third term, has unveiled an ad that touts his hard line on illegal immigration. In the ad, narrated by Donnelly himself, the candidate says he has voted to "deport illegals" and "eliminate amnesty" for them. "No no one should ever be rewarded for breaking the law," Donnelly says, as a still photograph appears on-screen showing President Obama with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH). "That may not be what the Washington crowd wants," the ad says while returning to an image of Donnelly, "but I don't work for them. I work for you."

[F]acts suggest Donnelly's strategic decision to campaign against "Washington" and top Democrats was an elective choice, not a poll-driven move born of desperation or intense pressure by special interest blocs.

Apparently he's ahead by 20 points so he's not in great danger. Donnelly didn't return calls asking about the ad, apparently preferring to let it speak for itself.

Thanks to cthulhu.


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