By Carole on Sep 10, 2010
Congressman and US Senate candidate Joe Sestak (D-Pennsylvania) has released a new ad today highlighting his 31 years of military service. The 30 second spot trumpets Mr. Sestak's military career, refers to him as Admiral Joe Sestak and states, "Now he's running to serve Pennsylvania, standing up to the bosses in both parties." But Admiral Sestak didn't go right from his military career to his current senate campaign. In between have been his 2 terms in the US House of Representatives and his strong support for the Obama agenda.
While many Democratic candidates are distancing themselves from President Barack Obama and Democratic Congressional leaders, with this ad Representative Sestak is trying to distance himself from himself. Amid the success of political outsiders during this election cycle, Representative Sestak is trying to disguise himself as one of them. "Now he's running to serve Pennsylvania?" The congressman has already served Pennsylvania for two full terms in the House during which time he voted for Obama agenda items such as Obamacare, the $800+ billion stimulus bill and Cap & Trade. Representative Sestak was also one of the original co-sponsors of the Employee Free Choice Act which includes card check.
So rather than run for a legislative office on the basis of his legislative record, Representative Sestak seems to be trying to trick voters into thinking he's a Navy Admiral that is new to politics. Too bad for his political future, he's not.
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