'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
- Abraham Lincoln -

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

And They Say The GOP Is Messed Up

You know something's wrong when a Democratic governor runs a reelection ad on TV that attacks a Democratic President.  Such is the state of affairs.

Here it is:

The story behind it:
Tomblin Debuts First TV Ads of His Reelection Campaign
By Julie Sobel, National Journal

West Virginia Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is launching the first television ads of his reelection campaign, two positive commercials that focus on coal and his record on fiscal issues in the state while distancing him from President Obama and the national party.

"Growing up, I learned that coal is how towns like ours survive," says Tomblin in the first spot, highlighting the small town where he grew up. "Since the day I became governor, I fought the Obama Administration's war on coal. I took them to court, and we won."

Obama is unpopular in West Virginia, and coal/energy is an area where the Democratic governor has distanced himself from the administration.

The second ad contrasts the federal government with Tomblin's fiscal record as governor.

"While the federal government can't stop spending, West Virginia's state budget is balanced," says the ad's narrator. The narrator compliments Tomblin's "conservative financial management." Tomblin is running against businessman Bill Maloney, in a rematch from last year. Maloney also invoked the president in his first television ad, saying "the change he's promised has darkened." [link]
Thousands of West Virginians are being laid off as a result - in part - of the Obama administration's effort to kill coal.

The good people of the Mountain State - most of whom are Democrats - deserve better.  And are fighting back.