As new members of Congress are sworn in on Thursday, Democrats are looking to brand the incoming Republican class early on. The DCCC is sending out the above “Tea Party membership cards” to the offices of 35 freshman Republicans.
Press releases in their individual districts identify each member as “the newest Tea Party House Republican who will put millionaires ahead of the middle class and dysfunction ahead of progress,” according to DCCC communications director Jesse Ferguson.
Democrats aren’t the only ones sarcastically rolling out the red carpet for the other side’s incoming class. The NRCC sent out “offical lap dog kits” for freshman Democrats emblazoned with corgis on Thursday, claiming they would teach them how to graduate from “Nancy Pelosi’s obedience school.”