You'd think they'd quit while they're behind. But nooooooo. The NRCC is accusing New York Democrats of being allied with the Communist Party. Apparently someone named Elena Mora, who is apparently the chairperson of the NY state Communist Party (who knew they even still existed?), who wrote a piece for the People's Weekly World (which I've never read but suspect would give the Weekly World News a run for its money on the credibility front) saying in part,
“New Yorkers have every reason to expect a big sweep for the Democrats in November, starting with the governor’s and U.S. Senate races, on down to the state Senate.The article mentioned four Democratic candidates by name, including "Kirsten Gillenbrand [sic]", who's running against John Sweeney for the 20th district House seat. This was apparently enough for an NRCC spokesweasel to come out with this remarkable bit:
Extremely important for the national picture are the congressional races. It looks like New York voters will contribute at least one and maybe more seats to the 15-seat change necessary to end Republican control of Congress.”
“It’s good to know Democrats can count on the support of card-carrying Communists to win over the hearts and minds of Empire State voters,” Patru said. “While it’s fitting that the party of failure and the philosophy of failure would join forces, we find these revelations quite disturbing nonetheless. New York Democrats, particularly these candidates, should tell voters whether they are now or ever have been in cahoots with Communists.”No shame. No scruples. No sense of history or propriety.
And really. "Cahoots"? I know it's a real word, but it sounds like he's accusing them of going to a dive bar together.