Because government restraint is a bad thing(?)
The Democrats have a new ad out painting Newt Gingrich as the “original tea partier.”
For the first time in the presidential primary campaign, Democrats are turning their web video and “rapid response” email attack machine on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Just hours after the ABC News presidential debate in Iowa Saturday, the Democratic National Committee blasted the GOP front-runner in a 90-second ad, labeling him the “original Tea Partier.”
While top Democratic and Obama campaign strategists had made a rhetorical shift in recent days – abandoning their previously exclusive focus on Mitt Romney – the video marks a new phase in their offensive and recognition of Gingrich’s rise in the polls.
DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz underscored the new line of messaging in a statement following the debate, calling the former Speaker “a Tea Party politician even before there was a Tea Party.”
Of course, the fact that anyone would want to limit government spending horrifies democrats.