With less than a month until the election, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is urging her fellow Democrats to highlight the ties between Republicans and corporate interests and aggressively respond to attacks by Republicans that attempt to portray the Democratic Party as out of touch with the economic concerns of voters. ….
“Somebody said to me, ‘You can survive being outspent eight to one.’ I said, ‘Just as long as the one is there. Eight to one? Okay. Eight to nothing? No, I don’t think so,'” Pelosi said.
If Democrats can’t match them in spending, said Pelosi, the party would tar Republicans by connecting them to corporate cash. “Of course, they all have euphemistic terms, “For Seniors” or “For Prosperity,” or whatever it is, but really it’s just cover,” she said.
“Whenever you get hit with an overwhelming weight, you have to jujitsu it. So we want to turn it against them… I want to tattoo them right on to the Republican candidate,” she said, smacking her hand for emphasis. “Big oil, big banks, big health insurance: We’re going to tattoo you with that, so it’s like doggy-doo stuck on your shoe. Wherever you go, people will know.”