DCCC commercial riles Republicans

The following campaign video from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has Republicans in quite the tizzy. Titled, 'A New Direction for America' the ad promotes DCCC Chair Rahm Emanuel, Democratic Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

Republicans have taken major offense to images of soldiers' coffins being contrasted with messages like "Washington Republicans have sold America out... American families are paying the price."

A recent episode of Countdown addressed the dispute that has Republicans in an uproar. A popular question that has come up in regards to the commercial is, if it isn't okay for House Democratic Party members to use flag-draped coffins in their commercials, why was it okay for George W. Bush to do the same thing with 9/11 victims in his re-election campaign?

The answer seems to be something along the lines of the Bush campaign using those images to show that the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks did not die in vain, while Democrats showing images of American soldiers' coffins and asking for a new direction for America indicates that those soldiers DID die for nothing.

Olbermann whittles the controversy down to a simple question: "I'm struck by the offense being taken by critics about images of flag draped coffins, while no one seems to be objecting to the fact that there are flag draped coffins...am I once again asking too much of politicians?"

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