Democrats Poke Fun at GOP After Specter Leaves Party

A new Web ad called "Survivor: GOP" talks about Republican infighting.


The Democrats seems to be really enjoying the post-Arlen Specter mess the Republican Party is in. Case in point: their new Web ad. The ad is a creative take on the opening credits of the TV show Survivor and "highlights the continued disunity" within the GOP. It doesn't have a strong political message, just points out that the Republicans currently don't have a strong leader.

Here are the release and video:

The Democratic National Committee today released a new web ad "Survivor: GOP" highlighting the continued disunity and infighting among Republican leaders over control of the party. Even as the GOP attempts to rebuild, they continue to be stymied by internal squabbles over who should lead the party and in what direction. While the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin face-off against Eric Cantor, Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, Michael Steele continues to face off against, well, everyone. Meanwhile, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and Newt Gingrich continue to pine for the good old days - defending a string of failed economic and foreign policies that they advocated for over the past two decades. All the while, GOP moderates, what's left of them, are treated like the skunk at the garden party.

Last week, Republican Senator Olympia Snowe pointed out in the New York Times after Arlen Specter switched parties that "It is true that being a Republican moderate sometimes feels like being a cast member of 'Survivor' — you are presented with multiple challenges, and you often get the distinct feeling that you're no longer welcome in the tribe."

As leading Republicans including Eric Cantor, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh continue to wage self-interested battles to shape the future of the Republican Party in the way that best serves their own political aspirations, Americans are voting themselves off the island, and out of the Republican party.

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