Dems Seek to Make Corbett a Liability for Romney (Watch Video)
When national Democrats hear Tom Corbett’s name, one thing springs to mind: “war on women.” The Guv endorsed Mitt Romney Tuesday, and the DNC wasted no time linking recent campaign messaging to Corbett’s recent comments on the mandatory ultrasound bill.
The Governor earned the scorn of liberals nationwide last month, when he said no one could force women to view an ultrasound image. His quote, “close your eyes,” went viral.
That’s the angle that the Democratic National Committee took on news of the endorsement. Their rapid response video is above.
It follows weeks of efforts – by both parties – to cast the other as anti-woman. Democrats accuse Republicans of threatening reproductive rights; Republicans accuse Democrats of economic policies that disproportionately hurt women and denigrating stay-at-home moms.
Democrats also reacted to Romney’s recent campaign swing through PA on tax day.
State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D- Phila/Montgomery) wrote in support of the Buffett Rule in a Patriot News Op-Ed today, “which is based on the simple principle of fairness and the idea that everyone should do their fair share and play by the same rules.” Hughes criticized Romney’s opposition to the Buffett Rule and claims that his “tax plan asks the middle class to pay for tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires that we can’t afford.”
Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Jim Burn requested that Romney release additional tax returns.
“From the limited returns he has released, we already know that Mitt Romney has made millions by investing in tax havens in Luxembourg, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. We also know that Mitt Romney pays a lower tax rate than most Pennsylvanians,” Burns said, “What else is Romney hiding?”
The same request was made Monday, this time by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and City Controller Alan Butkovitz.
Williams echoed Burns’ concerns, arguing that Romney’s practice, “defies precedent set by presidential candidates – his father released 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president, President Bush released returns back to 1991, and President Obama released eight years of tax returns during the 2008 campaign…Romney gave John McCain’s campaign 23 years of tax returns when he was being vetted as a potential vice presidential candidate, yet seems to believe the American people are only entitled to two years of returns.”