As the mid-term elections approach Democrats are pulling out all the stops to portray Republicans as the party of extremism.
CNN on Sunday facilitated the Democrat effort.
During a debate between Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, CNN’s Candy Crowley allowed Wasserman Schultz to talk over Priebus.
She said the Tea Party and the Republican Party are extreme. Crowley and CNN helped push this message. “It seems that the Democrats overall message is yeah ISIS is scary, yeah Ebola’s scary, but Republicans are a lot scarier.” she said.
“Well, that’s right,” said Wasserman Schultz.
The Florida Democrat made the characterization after Priebus asked if Obama’s policies would be on the ballot next month.
Democrats have distanced themselves from the Obama administration and its failed domestic and foreign policy decisions.
Obama loyalists, however, believe the president can energize young Democrats, women and minorities despite his dismal poll numbers.
Republicans need to pick up three seats in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana and North Carolina to take control of the Senate away from Democrats. Five of those states are in the Republican column with the election a week away.