Haven't we seen this movie before?

Politico hypes a classic dog-bites-man story:

Wait: Republicans are attacking Nancy Pelosi? You don't say.

This passage is typical of the article:

Still, GOP challengers are convinced the anti-Pelosi campaign is a winner given the strong opinions that many voters hold about her leadership.

I know I'm repeating myself here, but: No. GOP challengers say they are convinced the campaign is a winner. What else would you expect them to say? “Yeah, we don't know if this will work, but we figure it's worth a shot” ? Come on.

Incredibly, Politico never got around to mentioning that Republicans announce a plan to run against Democrats by attacking Nancy Pelosi every few months -- and every time congressional elections role around, it doesn't' work.

If you're going to call yourself “Politico,” shouldn't you have some ability to put political strategy in context?