The Communications Director for a Democrat Super PAC attacked Marine combat veteran Congressman Mike Coffman as a “hostage-taking” member of a “suicide squad” for his role in voting to defund Obamacare.
Spokesman Andy Stone leveled the over-the-top charge in an article about how Coffman helped pass the only piece of successful legislation in Washington this week, ensuring that members of the military don’t have their pay cut during the shutdown.
Reports KDVR‘s Eli Stokols:
Coffman, an Iraq and Afghanistan war vet, sponsored the one piece of legislation that both the House and Senate have agreed to this week: the “Pay Our Military Act”, which will ensure that members of the military won’t see their paychecks delayed even if there is a shutdown.
President Barack Obama signed the bill into law late Monday night, just before the government shutdown happened…
Democrats in Washington are already working hard to see that Coffman is tied to the House GOP majority.
“As a member of the Tea Party House Republican ‘suicide squad,’ Mike Coffman’s bluster, brinkmanship, and economic hostage-taking will mean a government shutdown that will hurt the people of Colorado,” said Andy Stone, with the House Majority PAC, in a press release Monday morning.
We understand, and appreciate, the need to label political opponents as unsavory characters with extreme agendas, but this goes over the line by a good nautical mile.
We don’t care what side does it – if you invoke Hitler or call your opponent a terrorist, you lose. If for no other reason than lack of creativity, you lose. It’s pathetic no matter whose lips it leaves.
In this case, it’s even more classless as Coffman has no doubt had to deal with the threat of actual suicide squads as a veteran of multiple combat tours.
So far Andrew Romanoff, Coffman’s opponent, has not denounced the House Majority PAC’s outrageous political epithet.