Viral Video

Posted July 24, 2007 at 6:24pm

Laden with statistics and C-SPAN segments, a two-minute clip on “fiscal responsibility” seems unlikely to become the next “Obama Girl” video, but that’s what Democrats are hoping. [IMGCAP(1)]

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and conservative Blue Dog Democrats will unveil their new message video Wednesday, touting federal deficits amassed under Republican leadership while prompting the adoption of “pay-as-you-go” spending rules by the House earlier this year.

“This video is part of our effort to remind America who the true party of fiscal accountability is — and that’s the Democrats,” Hoyer said in a statement to Roll Call.

Democratic House Members will be asked to post the new video — set to the musical likes of Henrik Frenzel’s “See You in Paris” and Leland Thomas Faegre’s “March of the Monarchical Miscellany” — on their official Web sites, and the message also will be uploaded to venues such as YouTube. Democrats recently launched a related clearinghouse of information on “fiscal accountability” at majorityleader.house.gov.

“The Blue Dogs have been leading the fight in Congress to restore fiscal responsibility and accountability to our government, and continue to do so,” said Rep. Dennis Moore (Kan.), a Blue Dogs co-chairman.

— Jennifer Yachnin