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More Adler Hypocrisy: Doors Closed to the Public, Open to Washington Lobbyists

June 16, 2010

From our friends at the NRCC: 

Democrats Meet in Secrecy With K Street Lobbyists

 to Strategize Job-Killing, Big-Government Agenda

 
 

 As the political battle for November intensifies for Democrats, one thing is for sure: John Adler is hiding. He hid from constituents back home in an effort to avoid town halls during recess, and he is hiding behind closed doors in Washington as Democrats meet with downtown lobbyists to discuss fundraising, messaging and campaign strategy in a desperate attempt to save his re-election.

At a dinner last Wednesday, lobbyists who are loyal to Pelosi met with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in private to strategize retaining the majority and expanding their unpopular message of a job-killing, budget-busting, special interest agenda to vulnerable Dems like Adler in their incumbent retention “Frontline” program. Just weeks after Democrats were caught avoiding town hall-style meetings during Memorial Day recess, they have now been caught spending time with K Street lobbyists in secrecy rather than listening to their own constituents. As corruption and the lack of transparency muddy the waters for Democrats, it has become abundantly clear that John Adler cares more about his loyalty as a Pelosi puppet than the constituents he is supposed to represent.

As reported by the New York Times, Democrats hid from voters during Memorial Day recess and refused to hold unscripted town hall meetings at the warnings of Pelosi and her party leaders:

“Of the 255 Democrats who make up the majority in the House, only a handful held town-hall-style forums as legislators spent last week at home in their districts. It was no scheduling accident… [M]any Democrats heeded the advice of party leaders and tried to avoid unscripted question-and-answer sessions. The recommendations were clear: hold events in controlled settings – a bank or credit union, for example – or tour local businesses or participate in community service projects.’” (Jeff Zeleny, “Democrats Skip Town Halls to Avoid Voter Rage,” New York Times, 06/06/10)

And just last Wednesday, Pelosi and her party loyalists met behind closed doors to discuss strategy for their job-killing, big-government agenda:

 “Lobbyists may be persona non grata on the campaign trail, but that hasn’t stopped the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from tapping K Street’s brain trust to try to retain the majority.

 

“Facing a tough political cycle, the DCCC is redoubling its efforts to enlist K Streeters to help its most vulnerable “Frontline” program Members with fundraising, messaging and campaign strategy.” (Anna Palmer, “DCCC Seeking Savvy K Street Reinforcements,” Roll Call, 6/14/2010)

 

“While the culture of hypocrisy muddies the Democrat party and the uphill battle until November intensifies, John Adler continues to turn his back on his constituents and prove his loyalty as a Pelosi puppet,”

 said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain.

“From skipping town halls during recess to strategizing with K Street lobbyists in secret meetings, it is clear that vulnerable ‘Frontline’ Democrats like Adler are struggling to stay afloat in this election cycle and are putting party loyalty before the constituents they are supposed to represent. While John Adler continues to hide behind closed doors, voters are left wondering one thing: What happened to the transparency Democrats once promised?”

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One Comment leave one →
  1. julie permalink
    June 16, 2010 10:35 pm

    Dirty Democrats are connected to George E. Norcross. We want him out, he has caused SOOOOOOO much Damage to our state

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