The Republican Governors Association has an ad attacking Jay Inslee. It’s not particularly honest, but whatever: super PAC’s gonna super PAC.* But what struck me was this:
Without naming the legislation, the ad hits Inslee for voting for “a massive tax increase” on small businesses. They are referring to the Affordable Care Act. Obviously, there are competing claims about the impact the ACA will have on small businesses.
I’m sure the press who were quick to attack Inslee for mentioning the ACA will get around to attacking the RGA about it. I mean don’t the RGA know the difference between a state and a federal issue, and whatever other nonsense the local media brought up when Inslee mentioned it?
But that’s not even what concerns me. What concerns me is that the Republican Governors Association doesn’t seem to know Rob McKenna’s position on the American Care Act. It’s understandable, since I’m not sure McKenna knows what his position on it is. But he did say, “There are a number of provisions in this law that ought to be maintained.”
So, the RGA is attacking Inslee for voting for provisions that McKenna seems to support, sometimes. If that’s the best attack they have, they don’t have much of an attack at all.
* Yes, I’m aware it’s a 527 organization. “527 organization gonna 527 organization” doesn’t have the same ring to it.