Democratic Dirty Deeds for Election Disorder – Part THREE of FOUR
At least five freshmanDemocratic House members arerunning ads claiming they votedagainst the bank “bailout,”when in fact none was inCongress when the bill settingup the Troubled Asset ReliefProgram, or TARP,was enacted.
- Mary Jo Kilroy says she
- “voted against the bank bailout.”
- Kathy Dahlkemper says
- she voted “against a bailout
- that helped Wall Street.”
- Frank Kratovil claims to
- have cast his vote in
- opposition to “the big bank bailout.”
- Dina Titus’ ad maintains
- she “even voted against
- the bank bailout.”
- Glenn Nye’s ad tells viewers
- he went “against his own party”
- and “voted against the
- Wall Street bailout.”The final House vote on thetook place on Oct. 3, 2008.
The bill passed, 263-171.
None of the five lawmakerswho are running these ads islisted in the roll call vote.
That’s because none of themhad taken office yet —in fact, none of them wouldeven be elected for another month.
What’s a little fibbing when
Impoverishment of the elderly.
These are the values thatinspire and drive Republicanpoliticians —at least according to thebarrage of Democratic attackads airing this election season.
Faced with voters unenthusiasticabout (or downright hostile to)legislation passed by theDemocratic majority in thepast two years — notably,President Obama’s health-careplan and the stimulus bill —Democratic politicians areresorting to ads that paintRepublican opponents asout-of-touch lunatics.
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