This is special. Brian Fitzpatrick is a republican running for congress in Pennsylvania's 8th District. He is being linked to the Damp Circus Peanut in a tv ad. Like you’d do, if you were the the democrat opposing him, or the DCCC (who paid for said ad). Well. Fitz' lawyer has sent a cease and desist to the TV station saying, among other things:
Let's everyone fold our lips in unison....Awwwwww.
Here's the letter in full, from Matt Haverstick over at Kleinbard in Philly. You make a fair point in this letter, Matt. I, too, would feel inclined to seek redress in the courts if people thought I was birds of a feather with the Racist Hunting Vest. Who knows, I mean, maybe it'll work?
Because yeah. This is a a thing that is happening. A candidate is saying, in a formal complaint via legal counsel, that being connected to his own party’s candidate for president will harm his campaign. Additionally, he's concerned that being connected to his own party's candidate for president will harm his personal reputation. He is probably right. I mean, one hopes.
But wait, there's more! The Huffington Post explains that Illinois Rep. Bob Dold (R-Of course.), Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Naturally.), Florida Rep. David Jolly (R-Vraiment.) and New York Rep. John Katko (R-Eyeroll) are all making the same request of their relevant TV stations, in varying levels of dulcet tones. They contend that certain commercials paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee provide false or misleading information by connecting them to the GOP nominee. Republicans are essentially arguing that tying them to him amounts to defamation.
Huh. It's almost like Donald Trump is a person it might've been better not to elevate. But all is not lost, fellas, because on the 7th day, the Good Lord made gerrymandering, amirite? You'll keep the house in your grimy, craven mitts probably. Dicks.