By Ben Geman - 03/15/10 12:14 PM EDT
The sequel to the bizarre and widely-circulated “Demon
Sheep” ad from Republican Carly Fiorina’s California Senate
campaign aims to use incumbent Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerDem suggests race factored into Obama Senate endorsement Obama, Biden back Kamala Harris in Calif. Senate race Tim Scott says he was targeted by Capitol Police MORE’s (D) climate change
advocacy against her.
The strange new web video shows Boxer’s head enlarging until it breaks through the Capitol and becomes a blimp drifting across the country while the narrator attacks her on several fronts – including global warming.
Her alleged missteps include “proclaiming her cap-and-trade bill would clean the environment, indifferent that it would take already painful jobless numbers and make them dramatically worse,” the narrator states.
My colleagues at our Ballot Box and Blog Briefing Room pages wrote about the new ad here and here.
Boxer, with no GOP votes, steered a sweeping cap-and-trade bill through the Environment and Public Works Committee she chairs last year. Critics of cap-and-trade bills say they’ll cause big jumps in energy prices and hurt the economy.
But advocates point to EPA analyses showing that Boxer’s bill and a similar measure that passed the House last year would have minimal effects on household energy costs, and supporters also argue the measures would spur large-scale job creation in alternative energy sectors.
Anyway, Boxer’s bill is a non-starter in the full Senate and her co-sponsor, Sen. John KerryJohn KerryPower restored at Turkish air base used in anti-ISIS fight Don't expect much of a post-convention bounce for Trump or Clinton Kerry: Power at Turkish air base to be restored shortly MORE (D-Mass.), is instead working with Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamVulnerable GOP senators praise Kaine Meghan McCain: ‘I no longer recognize my party’ Ex-UN ambassador John Bolton: Trump should take back NATO remarks MORE (R-S.C.) on an alternative plan.