Republican liars

Desperate Tillis ramps up anti-Obama fear-mongering

Oh my God, what if things stay the same as they have been?

“Can you imagine if we don’t get a Senate majority what this president will do in the remaining two years of his term?,” Tillis told about 300 of his supporters Saturday evening in a high school cafeteria.

“He will pack the federal courts with the most liberal activist judges you’ve ever seen. He will sign an executive order granting amnesty, threatening the American workers and threatening our safety and security. He will fail to stand up to Iran, he will fail to stand up to ISIS. And our country will be less safe and secure than he found it. It already is ladies and gentlemen. That’s why I’m running for Senate.”

This is almost as stupid as some of the online ads I've seen from Neocon John Bolton: "Do you want to see a Democrat-controlled Senate?" No doubt there's a startling percentage of the electorate who have no idea the Dems have already controlled the Senate for several years, but the other 82% should see the logical misstep in this claim. First off, Republicans don't need a Senate majority to block the nominations of judges, they've already done that with gusto. And second, a President facing two hostile Houses of Congress is more likely to increase Executive Orders than if he's only facing one. And lastly, Tillis is on record (more than once) demonstrating he has absolutely no idea what he would do about ISIS, which translates to siding with McCain and other war-mongers by putting tens of thousands of boots back on the ground in Iraq. Something I believe most North Carolinians don't want.

Debunking the "Stimulus" attacks on Kay Hagan

As usual, Carolina Journal only reports part of a story:

The Carolina Journal report expands on the Politico story, noting that the JDC originally projected spending $438,627 but was later revised downward by more than $100,000 and emphasizing the company "kept all of the savings, sending none back to taxpayers who had funded the stimulus grant."

However, an internal accounting of the project provided to WRAL News by JDC Manufacturing shows that that the project's final costs totaled $503,477. A company spokeswoman said the official project cost was revised downward to show the money actually spent by Dec. 31, 2010, the end of the grant's term. The rest of the money was spent in 2011, and those costs were not eligible to be reimbursed. Other records disclosed by the Energy Division show the total cost of the JDC project inching up to roughly $509,000 over two years, confirming the accounting provided by the company.

And it's a good bet the "researchers" at Art Pope's propaganda-laced "newspaper" were well aware of the total cost of the project, but chose to exclude that information from their report, because it would have completely negated their "pocketed $100,000 of taxpayer's money" smoking gun revelation.

Tom Murry's degrading propaganda back in action

Because nothing says leadership better than photoshopping pictures of your opponent:

Murry's campaign, backed by the state GOP, has been relentless in attacking Adcock and her record on the Cary Town Council. In a mailer sent out this summer, a doctored image of Adcock shows her with a Pinocchio nose, claiming Adcock and her "liberal supporters" aren't telling voters the truth.

This tactic is similar to the one the North Carolina GOP executive committee used in 2010, when it sent offensive mailers on behalf of Murry depicting then-opponent Chris Heagerty in a sombrero and claiming he supported higher taxes with the line "mucho taxo," driving jobs "south of the border."

Sadly enough, this sophomoric behavior doesn't seem to backfire as much as it should. Which doesn't reflect well on the voters who respond favorably to such tactics.

Shameless Dallas Woodhouse using autism for political purposes

It's a special kind of jerk who would think this is a good idea:

House Speaker Thom Tillis often wears an Autism Speaks pin and supported legislation this year that would require insurers cover certain treatment for autism disorders. The measure got tied up in the Senate and didn't become law, but that's not stopping Carolina Rising from running two ads thanking Tillis for his support.

The North Carolina-based group is run by Dallas Woodhouse, the former state director of Americans for Prosperity. It is a tax-exempt nonprofit that is not required to disclose its donors. According to Carolina Rising it is spending $2 million on the TV ads.

The only thing "rising" is the bile in my throat. Again, a regulatory system that would allow this kind of dark money to be spent is no regulatory system at all.

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