The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Yes, the 2012 Attack Ads Are Beginning Already.


The Agenda Project is running an attack ad against Scott Brown, declaring him “full of it” and suggesting he violated a pledge to lower taxes . . . by supporting the Bush tax cuts. You see, in the mind of the Agenda Project, if you support tax cuts on the highest earners, you’ve violated a pledge to lower taxes, because you didn’t vote for the Democrats’ plan to only lower taxes for some people.

The ad closes, “Tell Mr. Tough Guy to start acting like our senator, or come 2012, he won’t be.”

I wonder if they’ll run the same ad against Democrats like New Jersey’s Bob Menendez who are signing on to the tax deal, which extends the Bush tax cuts for all earners for the next two years.

Tags: Bob Menendez , Scott Brown


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