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Democrat Strategy: Lie & Sling Mud

Posted by iusbvision on September 26, 2010

This post is a part of our new “LIES” category.

Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Democratic candidates across the country are opening a fierce offensive of negative advertisements against Republicans, using lawsuits, tax filings, reports from the Better Business Bureau and even divorce proceedings to try to discredit their opponents and save their congressional majority.

Opposition research and attack advertising are deployed in almost every election, but these biting ads are coming far earlier than ever before, according to party strategists. The campaign has intensified in the past two weeks as early voting begins in several states and as vulnerable incumbents try to fight off an onslaught of influences by outside groups.

As they struggle to break through with economic messages, many Democrats are deploying the fruits of a yearlong investigation into the business and personal histories of Republican candidates in an effort to plant doubts about them and avoid having races become a national referendum on the performance of President Obama and his party.

Democratic candidates across the country are opening a fierce offensive of negative advertisements against Republicans, using lawsuits, tax filings, reports from the Better Business Bureau and even divorce proceedings to try to discredit their opponents and save their congressional majority.

Opposition research and attack advertising are deployed in almost every election, but these biting ads are coming far earlier than ever before, according to party strategists. The campaign has intensified in the past two weeks as early voting begins in several states and as vulnerable incumbents try to fight off an onslaught of influences by outside groups.

As they struggle to break through with economic messages, many Democrats are deploying the fruits of a yearlong investigation into the business and personal histories of Republican candidates in an effort to plant doubts about them and avoid having races become a national referendum on the performance of President Obama and his party.

So far, many Republican candidates are defending themselves but not taking the bait by starting their own offensives. A review of television advertisements presented since Labor Day showed that the Republicans were basing theirs almost entirely on the records of Democrats on health care, the economic stimulus package and the first vote the Democrats cast when Congress convened in 2009: for making Nancy Pelosi speaker of the House.

As we can see in out own local race, and in the silly name calling Democrats are engaging in against Christine O’Donnell in Delaware and against Sharon Angle in Nevada. Democrats repeatedly accused South Carolina Governor Candidate Nikki Haley of having multiple affairs as if she was some kind of whore, but never offered proof to support it. Also notice how Democrats get especially nasty and personal when the Republican candidate is a woman.

South Carolina's Next Governor Nikki Haley

Here are other examples of the lying:
The lie; Wasserman is misrepresenting Ryan’s  position on Social Security. He doesn’t want to completely privatize it at all, he proposed as a possible alternative to offer people under age 55 the option of investing a fraction of their money in personal accounts in the same way that Congress has their retirement plan run. The plan that Congress has is partially private and partially ran by the government. All investments are carefully vetted and the money is very much diversified so if 1 of 25 investments loses some the others make money. The plan Congress has for themselves is ran VERY well and is quite lucrative. Of course what Wasserman doesn’t want to admit is that yes the Democrats have spent your Social Security money and continue to do so and now Social Security is in the red. The Social Security money is GONE and now Congress is printing money and burrowing money to pay Social Security benefits. Not being good enough Democrats have also raided $555 billion from the Medicare fund; Paul Ryan is 100% correct about that.
More Lies:

FactCheck.org Blasts Donnelley’s False Claims

Factcheck.org: Democratic Rep. Grayson wrongly says that his opponent ‘refused’ Vietnam service; claims he ‘doesn’t love this country.’

Factcheck.org: Labor union spends a pretty penny on misleading ads against GOP House candidates in Michigan and Nevada.

Factcheck.org: Obama’s (Latest) Social Security Whopper – The president claims Republican leaders are as eager to ‘privatize’ Social Security as they are to repeal his health care law. That’s not true.

Factcheck.org: In Indiana’s Senate race, Democratic Rep. Brad Ellsworth falsely alleged that his Republican opponent Dan Coats was involved in the closing of an automotive plant that left more than 800 people out of work.

Factcheck.org: The Democrat falsely accuses his likely Republican opponent of a cover-up.

Factcheck.org: A Democratic ad claims a GOP House candidate pledged to protect breaks for sending jobs abroad. He didn’t.


Now check this one out:
An independent group financed by labor unions distorts Whitman’s record as president and chief executive officer of eBay, the online auction site. The ad:
  • Says “overhead” expenses rose 2,000 percent from 1999 through 2007, without taking into account the phenomenal growth of a company that saw its payroll expand during that time from 138 employees to approximately 15,500;
  • Blames her for “failed mergers,” although she had more successes than failures, and falsely accuses her of resigning as a result of bad business deals;
Minnesota’s race for governor is pitting corporate money against money from labor unions and wealthy Democrats. So far, the misleading attack ads are all coming from the liberal side, and the corporate side is being badly outspent to boot. The Alliance for a Better Minnesota — a group funded by labor unions and the family of Democratic contender Mark Dayton — has raised nearly $1.7 million so far. Its ads have:
  • Accused GOP-endorsed candidate Tom Emmer of sponsoring a bill to “reduce penalties for drunk drivers.” That’s misleading. The bill would have required that accused drunk drivers be penalized only if convicted.
  • Said Emmer was “arrested twice himself for drunk driving.” That’s true — but the arrests were nearly 20 and 30 years ago.
  • Claimed Emmer voted against “corporations and CEOs” paying higher taxes. That’s false. He voted against a Democratic bill to raise state income taxes for all upper-income individuals — not corporations.
  • Claimed Emmer’s vote “created” a huge state deficit. That’s false as well. The deficit existed prior to Emmer’s vote against a Democratic plan to raise taxes to help close it.
On the other side, a group funded by Minnesota-based Target Corp. and several other corporations raised $1.1 million and has run a single, factually accurate ad supporting Emmer.
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  • Claims the new CEO cut her “bloated spending” after taking control of the company, but the economic downturn — not Whitman’s performance — was cited as the principal reason for the layoffs and spending cuts.
  • 3 Responses to “Democrat Strategy: Lie & Sling Mud”

    1. Paul Geer said

      6% Don’t know if the country is going in the Right or wrong direction?

      The fast talking lady (Debby) in the video said the Republican are trying to privatize Social Security by shoving it though the back door. Is that the same back door Democrats shoved ObamaCare through?

      Also she said Paul Ryan wouldn’t get elected if he openly supported privatizing Social Security. Wrong, Here is a citizen (me) that would sign on! Give me back what was FORCED to pay and let me do with the money according to my will.

      Wolf said there were Republicans “missing” from the document: Pledge to America. That’s easy, the ruling class rhino’s didn’t sign on, we know now rhino’s help Democrats, both are of the same ruling class Leftist.

      It is a fact that Democrats CUT Medicare for ObamaCare so we can put more “skin in the game”.

      As Paul Ryan speaks the fast talking lady (Debby) continues to make faces.

      Debby also states; “investing in the stock market is too risky for senior citizens”. That’s nice of her to be looking out for me, but my credit union invests in the stock market and other investments, and I have not lost a dime.

      To sum it up, Leftist ruling class Democrats lie, and the new Republicans know it. Time for the old ruling class to go!

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    3. […] no one’s surprise, that story has since been scrubbed, but it still can be found on the web, right here. Just look at Minnesota with Mark Dayton’s negative ads, or how about the viscious 6th […]

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