A left-wing PAC is raising money to “take out” Congressman Steve Scalise. The Mad Dog PAC has a proposed billboard and a link asking for donations.
From The Federalist:
A liberal group is raising money to put up a billboard to “take out” Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), who survived being shot while practicing at a baseball field in Alexandria last June.
The homepage of Mad Dog PAC’s website has a photo of the proposed billboard with a link asking site-goers for donations. The liberal group is the same organization behind a billboard with the message “IMPEACHMENT NOW” along the motorcade route to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
On June 14, 2017, Scalise and several other Republican congressmen were practicing for the upcoming annual congressional baseball game at a field in Alexandria, Virginia, when a gunman opened fire on the members and shot Scalise in the hip. Before opening fire, the shooter asked for the baseball players’ party identification, and identified with far-left politicians and causes. For weeks after the shooting, Scalise’s recovery was uncertain.
Mad Dog PAC is more of a troll PAC than a legitimate organization. It’s hard to see how anything this PAC does is even remotely effective. Billboards, come on?
But once again we have the left engaging in violent rhetoric while decrying the right for the same thing. Using the phrase “take out” to describe a survivor of a leftist terrorist attack like Steve Scalise is a bad choice of words.
But then again, Mad Dog PAC engages in plenty of violent rhetoric.
Mad Dog PAC chairman Claude Taylor told The Ledger that his group was planning to “toss mortars” at the other side.
“People know that President Trump is a crook, and we’re going to do something about it,” Taylor said. “We are tossing mortars at the other side. We’re not offering policy prescriptions. We’re attack dogs; that’s what we’re here for.”
Lovely group. Surely the mainstream media will denounce them.
While it is true that Scalise has his toughest challenger in years, he is still heavily favored to retain his seat. LA-01 is the reddest district in one of the reddest states in the country.
If Mad Dog PAC wants to waste their money on a billboard campaign that will be ineffective, by all means, they should. That’s less money that could be used to target vulnerable Republicans.
They are better off just lighting a pile of money on fire.