Daniel Doherty

Can you guess its content or subject matter? Surprise:

Lest you think it’s mere coincidence that Reid & Co. are ramping up the anti-Koch hysteria before the 2014 midterm elections, let me direct your attention to this. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) conceded today on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that bashing the Koch brothers and Koch Industries is a winning political strategy that Democrats are fully committing to. And why is that? Because it’s working (via Politico):

Obviously Democrats are not oblivious to political realities. For instance, a new Associated Press/GfK poll out today shows Republicans holding a narrow but not insignificant lead seven months before the fall elections. The electoral ground is shifting. At the same time, the unpopularity of the Affordable Care Act has backed many vulnerable Democrats into a proverbial corner, some of whom have forcibly said they’d vote for Obamacare again while others are quite literally running away from such questions. Hence why demonizing two evil, corporate-suit-wearing billionaires is a perfect way, as Chuck Schumer even said, to “undue the sting” of their damaging and effective anti-Obamacare attack ads.

What’s stunning to me, though, is that Reid acts as if Democrats occupy some sort of moral high ground on this issue, when the truth is Democrats receive donations from ideological billionaires, too -- and labor unions. But because the causes they champion are deemed “progressive” -- and therefore righteous and good -- they cannot recognize (or refuse to recognize) the hypocrisy dripping from their own public declarations.

Twitchy has a nice round-up of conservatives mercilessly ridiculing Reid for what he tweeted this afternoon. But alas, I don’t think he'll get the message.


Daniel Doherty

Daniel Doherty is Townhall's Deputy News Editor. Follow him on Twitter @danpdoherty.

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