Memories of promises broken, as Harry Reid’s super PAC blames Thom Tillis death of Trayvon Martin.
To be fair, Senator Kay Hagan wasn’t the only Democrat who said people would be able to keep their healthcare plans and doctors under Obamacare. Lots of Democrats made that claim, including Obama and many of his supporters in the media.
It’s funny how they’re so tongue tied now. Kay Hagan was asked about her position in a TV Interview Tuesday night.
Transcript and video by the Washington Free Beacon:
Kay Hagan Won’t Say She Regrets Falsely Telling People They Could Keep Their Health Plans
Senator Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) refused to answer whether she regrets repeating President Obama’s famous lie that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.”
Hagan talked about failed legislative proposals to help North Carolinians keep their health care plans instead of expressing regret over her endorsement of President Obama’s statement in a TV interview Tuesday night.
“But if you knew then what you know now, do you think you would have said it that many times?” the anchor asked.
Here’s the video:
The North Carolina senate race took an especially nasty turn recently when Harry Reid’s super PAC tried to blame Hagan’s Republican challenger Thom Tillis for the death of Trayvon Martin.
Joel Gehrke of National Review reported:
Harry Reid’s Super PAC Ties GOP Candidate to Trayvon Martin’s Death
Senate majority leader Harry Reid’s super PAC tied Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis to the death of Trayvon Martin in an attempt to motivate black voters to support Tillis’s opponent, North Carolina senator Kay Hagan.
“Tillis won’t fight for us,” the ad says, per The New Yorker. “Instead, he made it harder for communities of color to vote, by restricting early voting and voter registration. Tillis even led the effort to pass the type of ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws that caused the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.”
There have also been “Uncle Tom” accusations directed at Tillis.
The New Yorker’s Jay Caspian Kang notes that the ad “relies on a fallacy” that Martin died because of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. “One would hope that such cynicism and willful manipulation would not be inevitable, but, given the stakes in the upcoming week, in which control of the Senate may hinge on whether or not Hagan can hold off Tillis’s late charge, and with millions more dollars from super PACs flooding the state, North Carolinians should expect more of the same from both sides,” he writes.
North Carolinians are getting a lot of that, lately. A Democratic congressional candidate called Tillis “Uncle Tom” during a rally with Hillary Clinton over the weekend, while a flyer passed out to black churchgoers depicts a lynching and suggests that President Obama will be impeached if Tillis wins.
According to Real Clear Politics, Hagan is leading Tillis by only one point.
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