That’s right! Republican Pat Toomey seems to be HAPPY that China is modernizing and lifting hundreds of millions of its citizens out of poverty. How dare he. That’s the message of the DSCC, who drives the point home with a gong and a fortune cookie. Seriously. (Surely, if a republican were to run an ad about China with a gong and the crunch of a fortune cookie, no one would protest.)
I live in Pennsylvania, so I see this ad constantly, along with this one, which bashes Toomey for doing business with a “Hong Kong billionaire” who devilishly was trying to “help the Chinese economy.”
One of the funniest parts of both ads is that the main charge seems to be that Toomey voted to give normal trade status to China. When? 5/24/2000..as summarized by the New York Times in an article entitled:
Hmmmm…Clinton? Is that some sort of Republican extremist? Maybe Sestak can ask him next time they hang out.