National Democrats are hoping they can benefit from the wave of discontent with Republicans among their union base in the Badger State by heavily targeting freshman GOP congressman Sean Duffy. As Politico reports,
the party's strategy is to characterize Wisconsin's axe-wielding Republican as, um...too "Hollywood":
The carpet bombing began even before Duffy was sworn into office: The state Democratic Party mocked him for appearing on ABC’s daytime talk show “The View.”
“That Didn’t Take Long: Sean Duffy Goes Hollywood,” blared the release. “Claims He is ‘In-Touch’ By Going on Celebrity Tee-Vee Show.”
Since last April, when he was still a candidate, reporters’ inboxes have been peppered with at least 40 press releases targeting Duffy, the former cast member of MTV’s “The Real World” who is characterized as “Hollywood Sean Duffy."
Is this really the best tactic for Democrats in 2012? After all, their presidential nominee has appeared in Hollywood-produced TV shows throughout his presidency, including The View. Also, no one can forget the scores of celebrity endorsements Obama received throughout the 2008 campaign.
Duffy, on the other hand, was on MTV's The Real World almost 15 years ago. Since then, he became Ashland County, Wisconsin's district attorney, where he served until his run for Congress last year. The "Hollywood" label isn't likely to stick.
In a related note, Duffy, a Tea Party favorite, was one of only seven House Republicans to not vote to defund National Public Radio yesterday.
Read more at The Weekly Standard.