5 Dem Congressmen say they voted against TARP - before they were even elected

For sheer lunacy, this is pretty funny. And for utter stupidity, you have to hand it  to these Dems who are so scared of being tarred with TARP that they would blatantly lie about voting against it.

Wall Street Journal Political Diary:

Republican Congressman Mike Castle's loss to upstart Christine O'Donnell in their Delaware Senate primary serves as yet another reminder of the political toxicity of the bank bailout. TARP has claimed a lot of martyrs over the primary season, most famously Utah GOP Senator Bob Bennett. And now 58% of Americans say the bailout wasn't even unnecessary.No wonder some elected officials have begun defying the laws of time and space to claim they voted against it. FactCheck.org reports that five freshman Democratic House Members have run ads claiming they voted "no" on TARP. "None of the five lawmakers who are running these ads is listed in the roll call vote," says FactCheck.org. "That's because none of them had taken office yet -- in fact, none of them would even be elected for another month. So what are they talking about?"

John Kerry notoriously was in favor of an Iraq War funding bill before he was against it. But this group has one-upped him. For the record, the five are: Ohio's Mary Jo Kilroy, Pennsylvania's Kathy Dahlkemper, Maryland's Frank Kratovil, Nevada's Dina Titus, and Virginia's Glenn Nye.

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky



For sheer lunacy, this is pretty funny. And for utter stupidity, you have to hand it  to these Dems who are so scared of being tarred with TARP that they would blatantly lie about voting against it.

Wall Street Journal Political Diary:

Republican Congressman Mike Castle's loss to upstart Christine O'Donnell in their Delaware Senate primary serves as yet another reminder of the political toxicity of the bank bailout. TARP has claimed a lot of martyrs over the primary season, most famously Utah GOP Senator Bob Bennett. And now 58% of Americans say the bailout wasn't even unnecessary.

No wonder some elected officials have begun defying the laws of time and space to claim they voted against it. FactCheck.org reports that five freshman Democratic House Members have run ads claiming they voted "no" on TARP. "None of the five lawmakers who are running these ads is listed in the roll call vote," says FactCheck.org. "That's because none of them had taken office yet -- in fact, none of them would even be elected for another month. So what are they talking about?"

John Kerry notoriously was in favor of an Iraq War funding bill before he was against it. But this group has one-upped him. For the record, the five are: Ohio's Mary Jo Kilroy, Pennsylvania's Kathy Dahlkemper, Maryland's Frank Kratovil, Nevada's Dina Titus, and Virginia's Glenn Nye.

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky



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