The Michigan 7th Congressional District race between Elissa Slotkin (D) and Tom Barrett (R) is turning into a real barn-burner.
I suspect the Slotkin campaign is looking at polls and becoming desperate.
(Apologies. I was not able to find video or images to include in this post)
One of the Democrat's "plausible deniability" hit organizations, DCCC.org is running an ad that starts with a picture of Barrett overlain with the text
"TOM BARRETT EXTREMIST"
Then they follow with some blabbing then a visual of a man sitting at a desk with his back to the camera
"TOM BARRETT IS DANGEROUS"
The thing that rings-my-bell is that the next visual is only shown for about 0.7 seconds and is a paragraph of text where Candidate Barrett introduces himself to an audience. His first sentence, the only one you have time to read is
"I am a Christian..."
The trouble with lobbing hand-grenades is two-fold. They cause excessive collateral damages and the target can lob them back.
This ad is one of those hand-grenades. The Democrats just connected the dots. They told us that they think "Christians", "Extremists" and "Dangerous people" are almost mutually synonymous.
The weaselly, Democratic hatchet-men are resorting to sly imagery, innuendo and guilt-by-association to imply that voters should reject Candidate Barrett out-of-hand based on the faith he professes and practices.
The collateral damages for Elissa Slotkin is that many Progressives still believe that a candidate's choice of religion should not be that basis for whether one chooses to vote for him or his opponent; whether the candidate is Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or a Manchester United fan.
Lobbing the grenade back is simply a matter of pointing out where the Democrats went and what they did. Do they really want to turn elections into referendums about which religion is most popular? I am pretty sure Slotkin would lose by a very wide margin if that is what they are calling for.
Just saying, if that is the rule they are throwing on the table, let's make them live by it.