New tone: DCCC launches site branding GOP ‘hostage takers’

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is thrilled to announce their latest foray into fiscal cliff politics. This morning, the group unveiled, reminding Americans that Republicans are holding the middle class hostage and preventing Obama and the Democrats from solving all our problems.

Visitors to the site are greeted by a list of 40 House Republicans who have thus far refrained from signing a discharge petition that would force a vote to extend tax levels on families making less than $250,000 annually.

The DCCC would have you believe that they’re looking out for average Americans, but that’s not the case. Firstly, contrary to Democratic talking points, not raising tax rates is not the same as a tax cut. Additionally, if the Democrats get what they want, tax rates for families making more than $250,000 would increase. Fiscally conservative Republicans understand that the fiscal cliff cannot be averted by increasing the tax burden on wealthier Americans and job creators. But to the Left, that just doesn’t suit:

Conservatives are suffering from severe liberal rhetoric fatigue:

We’d love to.

  • TwitWit

    Am I the only person that’s upset to NOT SEE my States Representatives on that list?

    • SpinMeNot

      No, none of mine are either … I know what I’ll be doing over lunch tomorrow.

    • Penmar

      Mine isn’t on there because he’s a blue dog Democrat, however, am pretty darn sure he is not voting for it.

  • Teritd

    Let the Dems get what they voted for . Either way we’re falling off the cliff.

    • SpinMeNot

      And this is just the first step — ask any Airborne trooper — its not the fall that hurts, it is the sudden deceleration when you hit the ground.

      Jump Master: “Any questions before we board the aircraft?”

      Airborne Candidate, before first jump: “Sir, Jump Master, Sir! If my primary ‘fails to deploy, how long do I have to deploy my secondary?”

      Jump Master: “Soldier, you have the rest of your life …”

      ’nuff said.

      • Lisa Dean

        Love the Airborne reference.

      • TwitWit

        i want to be an Airborne Ranger. I want to lead a life of danger. AIRBORRRRNE. RANGER. RANGER RANGERRRR.
        sorry.. cadence just pops into to my mind from time to time.
        A little bird. with a little bill. was sittin on. my window sill. i lured him in. with a peice of bread. and then i. SEE.. there i go again.

    • Penmar

      My husband and I believe that Obama wants to go off that cliff, because he gets tax hikes for all without getting the blame for it.

  • Finrod Felagund

    The real hostage takers are the Democrats that are trying to take as much of our money hostage as possible.

  • stuckinIL4now

    You could call it a dilemma, but of course the Dooms are setting up a web site bcuz their little dumbmass moronic constituents are unable to find out on their own who’s who and what’s what. The ObamaZombies have to be told what to do and have to be directed to the Obamaganda sites bcuz they’re clueless–either way.

  • Guest

    I have my parachute. They’ll vilify us anyway; take the challenge! Otherwise, be prepared to LOSE the House in 2016, you gutless wonders.

  • detroit19

    Don’t do it, you gutless wonder, Republicans, unless you are prepared to be voted OUT in 2014! I have my parachute; I’m ready and willing to go over the fiscal cliff! Proud to say that MY representative, Trey Gowdy, is standing strong as is Senator Jim DeMint-not sure about Lindsey “Gramnisty’, for obvious reasons.

  • Purple State

    The tone of the DCCC’s choice of “hostage” reminds me of last week when Twitchy was inviting readers to “hijack” a hashtag. Civility!

    • Emily B

      Yeah, that’s the same.

  • Juanita Estrada

    Govt steals money from the earners to waste on things that produce no or very little positive results

    Middleman Govt steals from productive job creating earners who create wealth in our economy to finally give out remaining crumbs as buy off to deadbeats (expensive crumbs left over after most of the money goes to overhead, waste, other projects, etc)

    If govt was so great at spending money why are they in massive debt and have to take money from those in private sector who obviously spend their money better otherwise there wouldn’t be any money to take

    And all the govt money has no results, and same govt they blame for economy they trust to fix economy

    And always asking more money for schools, how come schools are still crap.

    How is stealing more money going to fix economy, they never answer that question.

    (somebody can take all my points and revise them to be more brief and better to the point)

    • SpinMeNot

      Well, I don’t see anything that needs revised — excellent points.