Monday, July 25, 2011
Chocola's Club for Growth Lugar Ad Misleading
Factcheck.org apparently took a look at Club for Growth's anti-Lugar ad that has been running on tv screens across Indiana for the past couple of weeks. The non-partisan watchdog group says that the CFG's claim that Lugar voted to "bail out" New York City back in the 1970's is misleading.
As Factcheck points out, Congress bailed out New York City in 1975. Richard Lugar was still Mayor of Indianapolis.
Perhaps someone should fact check Chris Chocola! When the Republican was in Congress, he was one of the most wealthy individuals there, and he never met a tax cut for the wealthy that he didn't love. He voted to lower corporate taxes and helped to create the climate of debt we now swim in because of his votes in Congress.
Now, some of the same things he voted for, his group wants to criticize Richard Lugar for voting for. That, my friends, is the definition of hypocrisy.
Here's the ad, by the way.
After this ad, Lugar responded with this odd effort.
And then, his opponent for the Republican nomination, Richard Mourdock put up this web response to Lugar's ad which the Log Cabin Republicans called, "Juvenile."
Isn't it amazing how you can be ripped up in this political climate for working with someone? That's the kind of guy you'll get with Mourdock. If he wins the nomination, bet you dollars to doughnuts he will end up being the next Chris Chocola, run one way...vote another.