Saturday, October 07, 2006

Georgia Governor Chastises Democrats For Being "Negative" ... Then Smears Democratic Opponent

Last week, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, a Republican, went on television with his wife and dog by his side, smiled, and said: "Wouldn't it be nice if we could go the whole campaign without those negative ads like they had in the Democratic primary?"

This week, Perdue apparently changed his mind, creating a negative advertisement against his Democratic opponent, Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor.

Nice to know Perdue practices what he preaches.

According to an Oct. 5 article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the mailer accuses Taylor of attacking "our traditions and values."

Why? Let's take a closer look:

FALSE ACCUSATION #1: Perdue accuses Taylor of killing legislation aimed at keeping public facilities open to the Boy Scouts. The flier references a 2001 opinion piece in the Augusta Chronicle. But the Journal-Constitution could not independently verify that claim with state Senate records. Taylor's campaign denied he tried to kill the legislation.

In other words, Perdue chose to quote an opinion, rather than rely on actual facts. Truthiness is alive and well in Georgia.

FALSE ACCUSATION #2: Perdue accuses Taylor of accepting money from an unidentified organization that Perdue claims "promotes partial-birth abortions" and "opposes parental notification laws." A Perdue spokesman told the Journal-Constitution that the group was Vote Choice, a political action committee connected to Planned Parenthood of Georgia.

But Planned Parenthood of Georgia has never taken any steps to promote late-term abortions, and has a long-standing policy of encouraging parental involvement for teens in areas of family planning and abortion.

In other words, Perdue chose to rely on conservative myths about Planned Parenthood, rather than rely on actual facts.

Hopefully, Georgians will recognize Perdue for what he is: a liar.


Anonymous bullimiami said...

he is a liar and a thief. the only reason he is governor is DIEBOLD.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Donnachaidh said...

Perdue is SCUM
In one of his ads he bleats about how he has raised the scores for education --

Yeah Sonny -- now we're only 2nd from the BOTTOM.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous BOSSHOG said...

Republicans know their base consists of ignorant fucking morons

When perdue tells them he had to go negative when he said he wouldn't they'll say its okay. Just gotta hate democrats regardless if our guy is a hateful lying sack of shit, we still love him.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous nickinSTL said...

"(R) Is A Big Fat Liar"

isn't that...redundant? Regardless of the name in front of the (R)?

11:42 AM  
Anonymous spag68 said...

Not really

Some of the rethugs are skinny liars.

11:43 AM  

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