Monday, October 01, 2007
DCCC Hits Walberg On SCHIP
As you may recall, Congressman Tim Walberg voted against re-authorizing funding for children's health care (twice), a move that has brought the congressman considerable (and deserved) criticism.
I mean, let's be serious here. The man voted against helping children in a bill supported by the insurance industry and the AARP, and he tries to say that he voted against it because it was "socialized medicine" and a "nanny-state" and hurt senior citizens. This was a chance to help children in need, and he blew it. But it's never about doing the right thing for Tim Walberg. It's about doing whatever the Club for Growth tells him to do. So, it was a dumb move on every level.
That's why I was very pleased to see that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is going to be running a series of ads in the districts of vulnerable Republicans who voted against the bill. (Thanks, lpackard.)
Here's the radio ad that's running in the 7th District:
Text of the Ad, "Simple Choice," Against Kuhl and Walberg FollowsObviously, with Walberg's name instead of Randy Kuhl (and, I hope, with Michigan data instead of New York). There's also a robocall running:
Robo CallsAgain, with Walberg's information, not Knollenberg. I'm not normally a fan of robocalls-- as Sharon Renier learned, they can be used against you as a nasty campaign tactic and they can be kind of annoying. Still, it names the organization-- the DCCC-- at the start of the ad, so that's something.
Regardless of tactics, I'm glad to see them bring up this issue. Walberg is just plain wrong on it (for a refutation of the Bush-Walberg version of the story, click here), and he's on the wrong side of popular opinion as well.
By the way, if you want to read one local SCHIP related story, be sure to check out this article from the Battle Creek Enquirer.
This is the first I've heard of the Sharon Renier robocall impersonation (I'm new to this blog) from the last election. Did anything ever happen with that? Is there any chance we can have an election with a shred of integrity? Sorry to get off topic...
As far as I know, nothing more ever came of that robocall incident (or others across the country). But I might have just missed it.
As for an election with integrity... well, I hate to say it, but I'm not going to hold my breath. We need serious election reform to get the money out of politics, but I'm not going to use this blog for that particular rant.
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Did anyone see that Walberg voted "present" recently when the house was making a declaration supporting Ramadan and Muslims for their faith?Post a Comment
What is he so afraid of that he cannot support someone who has different religious beliefs as his own...
Not very neighborly of him..
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