POLITICS
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

DCCC Goes After Joe Wilson, Other GOP Reps For Siding With Wall Street (AUDIO)

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is releasing a new round of radio ads tying the GOP to big banks and targeting House Republicans for voting against financial regulatory reform.

In an ad provided to the Huffington Post, the campaign committee goes after Rep. Joe Wilson -- the controversial South Carolina Republican -- for voting "to let Wall Street continue the same risky practices that crippled retirement accounts and left taxpayers on the hook for $700 billion dollars."

"And he voted to allow the big banks to pay high-rolling executives unchecked compensation and bonuses," the spot continues. "Maybe the $55,000 dollars that financial special interests have given to Congressman Wilson mattered more to him than protecting taxpayers and consumers."

The DCCC is launching similar spots targeting Reps. Dan Lungren (R-Cali.), Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.), Lee Terry (R-Neb.) and Charlie Dent (R-Penn.).

Officials at the committee are calling this a "multi-pronged" grassroots campaign to target House Republicans as Congress continues to consider financial regulatory reform. The overarching goal is to flip the emerging meme that a Democratic-led Congress and administration placed the interests of Wall Street over job creation. And officials at the DCCC believe they're getting a big assist from across the aisle, both in the form of votes against regulatory reform and in the Republican Party's willingness to openly associate with lobbyists for the financial services industry.

HERE IS THE FULL SCRIPT:

October 2008, the last months of the Bush presidency.

The big banks and financial institutions almost collapsed, putting our entire economy at risk.

Remember?

We all know we should never let this happen again. That's why what our Congressman Joe Wilson did last week is so disturbing.

Congressman Wilson voted to let Wall Street continue the same risky practices that crippled retirement accounts and left taxpayers on the hook for $700 billion dollars.

And he voted to allow the big banks to pay high rolling executives unchecked compensation and bonuses.

Maybe the $55,000 dollars that financial special interests have given to Congressman Wilson mattered more to him than protecting taxpayers and consumers.

Doesn't that just make you mad?

Call Joe Wilson, tell him to stop standing up for the big banks and to start standing up for us.

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