Where’s the outrage? Biden supported same bills Carnahan pretends to oppose
August 20, 2010
After a series of stumbles and sinking poll numbers, Robin Carnahan is franticly trying to cover up her rubberstamp support for the reckless liberal agenda. In fact, Carnahan has become so desperate that her “phony” negative attacks on Roy Blunt are actually hitting members of her own party, including President Obama and her own brother, Congressman Russ Carnahan. The latest casualty of Carnahan’s frenzied phony fire is Vice President Joe Biden, addressed a national Democrat gathering in St. Louis on Friday.
Joe Biden voted for the very bills that Carnahan is blasting in television ads across the state. Biden voted for the 2008 emergency economic package known as “TARP,” and he was also one of 90 Senators supporting a bipartisan bill, signed by President Clinton in 1999, that Carnahan now falsely blames for the financial crisis. In 2008, President Clinton defended the 1999 bill saying, “I don’t see that signing that bill had anything to do with the current crisis.” Clinton added that it actually “helped stabilize the current situation.”
“As hard as she tries, Robin Carnahan cannot fool Missourians with manufactured outrage over bills that were supported by Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and ever her own brother, Russ Carnahan,” said Lloyd Smith, Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party. “If Carnahan actually believed what she was saying, she would take this opportunity to condemn the members of her own party, including Biden, for their support of bills that she now pretends to oppose. But she doesn’t , and Carnahan’s lack of outrage against Democrats makes it clear that she’s simply trying to muddy the waters and confuse Missourians about her record rubberstamp support for the Obama agenda.”
Despite Carnahan’s desperate attacks, she is facing serious credibility problem. No one, including Carnahan herself, believes that she actually would have opposed the bills she now condemns.
Carnahan’s manufactured outrage is nothing more than a political ploy meant to fool Missourians. When she let her guard down and thought no one was listening, the real Robin Carnahan actually stated that TARP “absolutely” prevented a worse financial problem. Her comments came at a private fundraiser in Santa Fe with liberal donors from the financial services industry. It’s no wonder Carnahan has been blasted for her “phony” opposition to TARP.Tagged as: barack obama, friendly fire, robin carnahan
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