Carnahan discards ‘phony’ opposition to TARP, embraces bill as ‘needed to stabilize the economy’
July 16, 2010
Robin Carnahan’s is now embracing TARP as “needed to stabilize the economy,” shedding what had been described as her “phony” opposition to the measure.
“Robin Carnahan has been accused of ‘phony’ opposition to TARP, and now she is finally acknowledging this fact by stating that TARP was ‘needed to stabilize the economy,’” said Lloyd Smith, Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party. “What’s even worse, her attacks fail to mention that Barack Obama and her own brother voted for TARP. In fact, Carnahan’s selective memory is so shameless that even the reliably-liberal New York Times couldn’t ignore it any longer.”
Carnahan’s attacks are even worse considering that she now acknowledges that TARP may have been necessary to stabilize the economy, according to the Sedalia Democrat.
Some reporters are even beginning to question whether Carnahan ever really opposed TARP at all—or if it was just a poll-tested campaign platitude. In fact, a Kansas City Star columnist recently accused Carnahan of “pandering” and blasted her and her previous criticism of TARP as “phony.”
Despite her newfound support of the bill, Carnahan continues her blatant attempt to score political points from the bill.
But even the liberal New York Times points out that Carnahan’s brother and President Obama, who campaigned for her last week, were supporters of TARP—a fact she conveniently omits from her stump speech. The NY Times reported that Robin Carnahan attacked Roy Blunt at her fundraiser with Barack Obama, “not mentioning that Mr. Obama also backed the plan when he was a senator and presidential candidate, as did her brother, Russ, a Democratic House member.”Tagged as: robin carnahan, Wall Street
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