Dan Maffei is running for Congress in New York's 25th district. He's running a new commercial in which he says that his grandfather's little factory closed and one hundred Syracusans lost their jobs. He is going to "stay and fight" to make Syracuse a great place to live again.
He says in his commercial that people leave NY for jobs in other states. Yet he fails to see the connection between the liberals in NY and their policies which have caused businesses to close and people to move away. People don't leave New York to live in California, New Jersey or Massachussetts. They leave NY to live in states with low taxes, where people can still afford to do business.
Mr. Maffei likes to remind us that he grew up in Syracuse. He leaves out the part about him being in Washington DC for most of his adult life. He doesn't mention that the only reason he moved back from Washington was to run for Congress. He also fails to mention where all of his campaign cash is coming from. His donors include the likes of George Soros and Eliot Spitzer. That doesn't include the thousands given to him by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
His sales pitch about being a home town kind of guy is nonsense. The people weren't buying it the last time around. Let's hope they don't buy it this time.