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17 February 2010

National & State Dems Team Up To Hammer GAGOP On Stimulus Hypocrisy

Wednesday, the Democratic Party of Georgia (DPG) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) went on the attack against Republican members of Congress for their perceived hypocrisy on the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

In a series of press releases issued late Tuesday night, the DPG targeted Congressmen Phil Gingrey, Jack Kingston and John Linder for voting against the stimulus bill, but asking for stimulus funds to create job opportunities in their districts.

"The Recovery Act has enhanced public safety and created jobs in Linder’s district, which he has refused to publicly acknowledge," said state Democratic Party chair Jane Kidd. "But the Congressman has admitted in private that stimulus funds can create employment opportunities. His constituents should know that John Linder voted against this funding even if he attempts to take credit for them in public."

"Phil Gingrey is a prime example of Washington hypocrisy," said Matt Weyandt, the DPG's Executive Director. "He has voted against the Recovery Act, yet takes credit for it in front of his constituents. The citizens of the 11th district should know that their congressman has been openly hostile to these common-sense hometown improvements."

The Hill newspaper reported that the DNC issued a web video that reinforced the message of the Georgia Democratic Party.

In their latest salvo against Republicans who voted against the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Democratic National Committee (DNC) called 93 Republicans "hypocrites" for having promoted benefits from the bill in their districts.

"Republicans don't want to acknowledge that the recovery act has created jobs — many of them in their own districts," the ad says. "Except when they're asking for funding to create those very jobs."

O'Brien, Michael (2010-2-17). Democrats mark the anniversary of the stimulus with GOP 'hypocrites' video. The Hill. Retrieved on 2010-2-17.

Below is the DNC video:

Message coordination is definitely a good thing.