McCaskill ad says she’s ‘not one of those crazy Democrats.’ She should be more specific.

· October 24, 2018  
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The closing pitch of Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., to Missouri voters accuses other members of her party of being “crazy,” but doesn’t tell voters which Democrats in America have a screw loose.

A radio ad airing in Missouri features two male veterans discussing McCaskill’s record and portraying how she’s more moderate compared to unnamed “crazy Democrats,” CNN reports.

“I don’t always agree with Claire McCaskill,” one of the men says. “But she works hard, fighting against those tariffs, doing all those town halls.”

“Claire’s not afraid to stand up against her own party,” he adds.

“Yep,” says the second man. “And Claire’s not one of those crazy Democrats. She works right in the middle and finds compromise.”

Who is the McCaskill campaign talking about? Which Democrats are “crazy?” Could it be Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., who has called for mobs to harass Republicans? Is it House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who said “so be it” if Americans suffer “collateral damage” from Democratic policies? Is it her Senate colleague Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., who disgraces the “world’s greatest deliberative body” by screaming and grandstanding so he can run for president?

Or does McCaskill mean Democrats pushing crazy big government programs, like the Medicare for All plan for socialized medicine that would shrink the size of the economy by nine percent and reduce household incomes by 19 percent after taxes and health spending? Or the plan of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to “reform capitalism” by nationalizing everything? Or perhaps the call of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to “Abolish ICE?

McCaskill’s ad doesn’t tell us which Democrats she thinks are crazy, and it doesn’t matter because despite her claim of being a “moderate” Democrat, she votes with the “crazy” leftists 90 percent of the time in the Senate.


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Author: Chris Pandolfo

Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.

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