The facts are these.
Paul Ryan is an odious sack of human excrement.
Paul Ryan’s agenda is twofold: first, destroy decades of progress, including Social Security, Medicare, education funding, veterans’ benefits, food stamps, and pretty much every single program that has ever helped anyone poor or middle class; and second, give enormous tax breaks to the wealthy individuals and big corporations he so loyally serves.
Dick Cheney said: “I worship the ground that Paul Ryan walks on,” thereby confirming that Paul Ryan is actually Satan.
Rob Zerban is a Wisconsin progressive running against Paul Ryan.
Rob Zerban said of Paul Ryan’s budget, “This isn’t smart economic policy, this is Robin Hood in reverse!”
Rob Zerban is the kind of d00d who, whenever I email him a question about his position on this or that issue, emails me back or calls me personally to answer it — and it’s always the right answer.
Rob Zerban is not Satan: he cannot possibly be Satan, because as we know Paul Ryan is Satan. (Also, Rob Zerban cannot possibly be Satan because there is no actual Satan — although Paul Ryan is certainly a close enough approximation.)
Paul Ryan features prominently as a right-wing boogeyman in DCCC messaging intended to scare us with Ryan’s radical right-wing agenda in order to raise money, while the DCCC simultaneously funds conservative corporate shills in their own party who vote like Ryan and serve the same interests. Like these d00ds:
The DCCC is wasting their time and resources again this year bolstering reactionary Blue Dogs like Mike McIntyre (NC), Tim Holden (PA), John Barrow (GA), Jim Matheson (UT) Ben Chandler (KY), Nick Lampson (TX), Clark Hall (AR). Rob Wallace (OK), and Leonard Bembry (FL).
…in exactly the same way that the “Republican” War on Women features prominently in DCCC messaging intended to scare us with the “Republican” radical right-wing assault on women’s rights in order to raise money, while the DCCC simultaneously funds conservative anti-choice Democrats. Like these @$$holes:
Jason Altmire (PA-4); Dan Boren (OK-2); Jerry F. Costello (IL-12); Mark Critz (PA-12); Henry Cuellar (TX-28); Joe Donnelly (IN-2); Tim Holden (PA-17); Marcy Kaptur (OH-9); Dale E. Kildee (MI-5); Daniel Lipinski (IL-3); Jim Matheson (UT-2); Mike McIntyre (NC-7); Collin C. Peterson (MN-7); Nick J. Rahall II (WV-3); Mike Ross (AR-4); and Heath Shuler (NC-11).
This is because Steve Israel, who heads the DCCC, and most of the Democratic Party leadership are conservatives.
The DCCC is facing an end-of-the month and end-of-the-quarter fundraising deadline Saturday, so naturally the Palace inbox is flooded with missives from the Democratic leadership imploring us to deplete the Palace Treasury in order to help stop the menace that is Paul Ryan and end the “Republican” War on Women.
Rob Zerban is also facing an end-of-the month and end-of-the-quarter fundraising deadline Saturday.
For every cynical, hypocritical request for money that the Palace receives from Democrats this week (“Can you chip in $5 to hold Republicans accountable?”), the Palace will donate the exact amount requested directly to Rob Zerban’s campaign. A sort of reverse-reverse-Robin Hood, if you will. Or, you know, just Robin Hood. We’re up to $25 so far.
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