Agents of the National Republican The Congress Committee (NRCC) spied on their democratic counterparts when they held a strategy session on upcoming congress races, according to a report in Politico's playbook newsletter which describes one of the more stupid episodes of intrigue in our already stupid political moment.
Politico writes that members of the Committee for Democratic Congress Campaigns ( DCCC ) Held meetings “billed as part of their red-blue program,” their strategy of changing Republican seats in Congress for Democrats this November, the kind of meetings a political party wants to hold internally in order not to give your opponent valuable data about strengths or weaknesses. Democrats decided to do so to do this in a room with large street-level windows where the blinds were apparently so thin that you could see right through them, which is stupid. The lack of precautionary measures meant that people from the NRCC could go straight upstairs and take photos through a window, which is wise in a sense but not as wise as a fox unless he is Fuchs is a stupid fox who was lucky . Note that DCCC and NRCC appear to be a block and a half apart, which further reduces the effort.
Politico received a copy of the NRCC report . , although it is not clear whether it leaked (stupid) or the NRCC wanted to brag about how stupid their opponents were, although would alert their opponents not to hold meetings in this room again (again, very stupid).
"When we went to the DCCC, we clearly saw the slide show titled & # 39; DCCC California Delegation & # 39; from the sidewalk see where there was a driveway from a closed parking lot Los meets the street. Since there was an ashtray there, we stood there for an hour where the sidewalk meets the driveway and smoked next to the ashtray so that we could photograph slides and take notes on survey data, ”says NRCC staff who, of course, are chain smokers, wrote in the report.
"Since it was the end of the working day and a big meeting started, at least a dozen people passed us during this time (members, security forces and DCCC staff)," they added, emphasizing how this all went The episode is like watching a drunk person play a level of Splinter Cell in which the guards are also drunk. "Nobody has dealt with us at any time."
According to Politico, the Republicans were able to extract valuable information from the situation, such as how the GOP candidate in California's 25th district was only four points behind in democratic internal polls (a district that in the last election by 54.4 percent to 45.6 percent of the Republicans blue) and a number of Democratic Party favorites in various primary races.
"If you have no ideas or achievements to walk on, you crawl into the bushes, take pictures through people's windows, and invade their privacy," a DCCC spokesman told Politico in a stupid statement , "The next time the NRCC looks for tips on how to run winning campaigns, just give us a call. We'll be happy to explain why Kevin McCarthy is the leader of the minorities."
In the future we would advise the DCCC to keep their meetings on signal, but we know how lucky the democratic establishment is when it comes to navigating apps.