Dem candidate under fire for false fundraising e-mail sends another false fundraising e-mail
Despite Legal Insurrection’s best efforts, Democrat congressional candidate Martha Robertson (NY-23) has repeatedly been unwilling, or more likely unable to produce evidence that GOP operatives hacked her website several months ago. As that claim was used in a fundraising e-mail, the possibility that Robertson committed wire fraud through such a bogus claim is still lurking.
Now, it would appear Robertson has followed up that incident with … yet another fundraising effort based on a fraudulent claim.
The NRCC reports:
By now you know about how Martha Robertson may have committed federal wire fraud by sending out a bogus fundraising email on September 30, 2013.
Well, it looks like she has done it again. In a fundraising email sent at 11:19 a.m. today (email below signature line) Robertson’s campaign claims that Congressman Tom Reed is a “NO vote for any sort of jobs plan at all.”
Democrats have consistently made claims that the Republican House has failed to produce a jobs plan of any kind. Politifact shreds that argument however, with a rating of “pants on fire.” The bottom line is, “The House, under the current Republican leadership, has passed bills with the goal of encouraging employment.”
In deciphering the truth on the ‘Republicans have no jobs plan’ argument, Politifact analyzes several bills passed by the House.
The SKILLS Act, which had numerous provisions dealing with various forms of labor, employment, and education, passed the House last March. There is also the Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 2013 which passed the House last September. These bills received yes votes from Congressman Tom Reed.
Reed announced his campaign this year with a press release in which he stated, “jobs matter most.” Just prior to that, he called on Robertson to put her extreme liberal ideologies aside and support repowering the Cayuga Power Plant, which he claimed would create hundreds of manufacturing jobs in the region. Reed also has received the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which “recognizes lawmakers that fight for sustained economic growth and help create jobs.”
NRCC spokesman Ian Prior issued a statement regarding Robertson’s latest dishonest fundraising e-mail:
This is the second time in six months that Martha Robertson’s campaign has sent out a fraudulent email to raise money. If Robertson can’t send emails without lying to her supporters, maybe she should just stop sending emails altogether.
Meanwhile, Robertson’s signature jobs plan seems to revolve around website designers, having recently complained that Republicans sabotaged the federal government’s Obamacare website by only allowing $677 million for its development and implementation.
Robertson throws blame in many directions on many different topics, but rarely lands on the truth. Then again, that may be what constitutes resume enhancement in her party.
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Are all their fund raising emails False?
I defy you to find a single Democratic fundraising email that does not contain false claims. There are hundreds of races between the Senate and the House. Even unopposed Democrats lie to attract donations.
The Democratic Party died as a serious institution when it decided it was more important to save its member, Bill Clinton, than to serve the nation and the truth. Plus, they found out they can lie about anything and get away with it. The media won’t call them on it and their supporters will swallow anything.
So deceitful spin replaced creativity, which had been on the wane since the Great Society programs failed. Truth was out the window once Democrats realized they could survive and even thrive on lies.
Democrats don’t even aspire to tell the truth anymore, they only want their statements to sound “truthy.” That’s good enough to fool the masses, so it’s good enough for them.
Obama lied his arse off to get his baby obamadungle passed. After that he and his crew have continued to lie, cheat, obfuscate and manipulate while taking a big dump on the separation of powers and the rule of law.
Did it occur to any of you that maybe that’s what their supporters want?
This Robertson lady is just catering to a certain kind of voter.
Good, potentially important point. In 2012 I recall smirking at some of the Obama ads like the Life of Julia stuff. I did not adequately understand that they were not targeted at me and my attitude was irrelevant to the ads’ purpose. Though I was dubious about Romney’s chances, the Democrats’ game was deeper than I realized.
Hopefully the GOP has learned from that experience. We’ll see.
Someone who is a “Republican operative”, preferably in New York, needs to sue her for defamation.
Sadly, Robertson is only a small part of a tide of disrespect for truth among liberals and Democrats in their public postures. It is almost Orwellian. Misnamed bills such as the “Employee Free Choice Act” they proposed actually do the opposite of what they are named. The President promises you can keep your doctor when you can’t.
Robertson fibs in her claim that Republican operatives hacked her site, now again in her advertising. She says she voted against the SAFE ACT, semi-true, but wait, first she voted for it. Pelosi won’t listen to data adverse to her positions. Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, living in fantasyland, says that Obamacare is working.
Robertson, after months of running is still a virtual unknown outside Tompkins, yet keeps claiming the race is “competitive” to raise money when the District has a 4 point Republican registration edge in what is shaping up to be a Republican year. Democrats, don’t waste your money.
Oh, and another huge whopper from Robertson, that she is “bipartisan” in her work in Tompkins County. That is a standing joke among Tompkins Republicans who know her as a bitter partisan and liberal activist. Unfortunately, the people who live in Dunkirk, Fredonia, or Jamestown may not know that she makes that and other things up.