Karl Rove's heavy-hitting PAC, Crossroads GPS, announced Tuesday that it was dropping $240,000 to air its latest ad attacking Sen. Claire McCaskill. This is the group's second anti-McCaskill commercial. I'm starting to think they really, really don't like her.
This piece, entitled "Change," isn't exactly breaking new ground in political ads. One woman complains about food being expensive, a cranky guy at a gas station whines we're paying "double" to tank up, and another man laments that everybody's home is losing value. Somehow this is either McCaskill's fault, or the president's fault, and she is guilty by association. It's not really clear.
The Democrats, of course, don't think much of the latest TV salvo. Matt
Canter, spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, told PoliticMo that the spot is just throwing money down the drain.
"That's fine that Crossroads wants to waste its money on meaningless,
misleading ads, but the fact that Republicans are wasting taxpayer money
by protecting loopholes for big oil companies and more giveaways for
the wealthy -- that is what will matter next year for voters," he said.
OK, so now McCaskill is guilty of giving kids asthma, using a "body double" and gas being pricey. It's getting exciting to guess what accusation will come next.