The Virginia Republican Party is out with a whopper Web video today mocking the incoming massive snowstorm as “global warming.”
Showing images of cars stuck in giant snow banks, ominous weather reports and a ruler showing more than a foot of the white fluffy stuff, the Virginia GOP attempts to exploit the storm for political gain.
The ad, called “12 inches of Global Warming” is specifically targeting Reps. Rick Boucher (D-VA) and Tom Perriello (D-VA) in advance of the fall midterm elections.
Boucher and Perriello “think global warming is a serious problem for Virginia” the ad claims, “so serious” they voted to “kill jobs” by backing the House cap-and-trade bill this summer.The Web ad, set to soothing music, asks Virginians to call Boucher and Periello “and tell them how much global warming you get this weekend. Maybe they’ll come help you shovel.”
The state party defends the ad as timed to the storms because “it might be a good time to remind them that Democrats Rick Boucher and Tom Perriello not only voted to make their heating bills far more expensive, but also to kill thousands of more jobs around the Commonwealth.”
“It’s going to be a cold weekend, but when folks in the 5th and 9th Congressional Districts are reminded of what their Representatives did to fight global warming, I’m pretty sure they’ll warm right back up,” Party Chairman Pat Mullins said.