You know what word we hate? "Meme." Nevertheless, we're going to use it here because it's Monday, and using "trope" just seems too boring.
Democrat Kathy Dahlkemper's campaign was among the first to try to distance itself from the Obama administration -- in one of the first great Democratic memes of 2010, along with the tarring one's GOP opponent as a dismantler of social security. The third is saying one's opponent (in this case Mike Kelly) is in favor of shipping American jobs overseas, due to his signing of the Americans For Reform no-tax pledge.
Fack Check -- as Kelly's camp was more than happy to remind us -- has long called this charge "bogus": "the pledge a) says nothing about jobs, and b) does not rule out an overhaul of the tax code. So signers could vote to close tax loopholes and lower taxes elsewhere without violating the tax pledge."
Nonetheless here is the freshman Dem's new ad, which started running over the weekend: