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The ad, which ran during Sunday’s Patriots game, urges voters to support McMahon onthe Independent Party line, saying it’s OK for them to back her and the president she villifies.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or a Republican,” says one of the people in the ad.
“You don’t always have to agree on everything,” says another, “but you agree on the most important things.”
This is from the candidate who supported the Blunt amendment to let employers decide if you could have family planning coverage in your insurance. She signed Grover Norquist's pledge in her 2010 race. She and her husband have given $150,000 to Restore Our Future, the pro-Romney Super PAC. She thinks hospitals should be able to deny emergency contraception to rape victims. She thinks Social Security should have an expiration date. She wants tax cuts for the wealthy and bare bones domestic spending.
But she wants Connecticut voters, who are likely to give President Obama a 10 or 15 point advantage on election day, to think she's on board with him. That putting her in the Senate would not be creating just one more vote to block all of his policies in the Senate.
This election has been remarkable for the cynicism, the lying, the brazen flip-flopping and obfuscation. It's been rife with Republicans, who like the man at the top of the ticket, will say anything, anything to get elected. McMahon is right up there with the worst of them in this.