NHDP - Hypocrisy Alert: Another Republican Guilty of Double-talk on State Budget, Recovery Act

Top Mahoney for Congress aide, NHGOP operative, caught with foot in mouth

Concord - Over the past year and a half, Republicans in New Hampshire have waged a campaign of misinformation and lies in order to score cheap political points prior to the November elections. Although many GOP leaders, operatives, and candidates for office have been critical of responsible Democratic leadership, their assertions not only fly in the face of reality, but also contradict their own records.

In order to expose this double-talk, the New Hampshire Democratic Party will be holding Republicans accountable in the coming months for their blatant hypocrisy on a wide-range of issues that matter to all Granite Staters.

Today, we highlight top Mahoney for Congress aide, and prominent Republican Party operative, Dave Carney.

Since the end of the 2008 elections, Carney has been on the attack, relentlessly smearing Democrats for addressing issues created by years of failed Republican leadership in Washington and Concord. From assailing the effectiveness of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to criticizing the responsible budget passed by the governor and state legislature, Carney has made it his mission to mislead the people of New Hampshire.

There is only one problem: one of the Republican candidates that Carney works for is facing massive deficits and has embraced the stimulus package to balance his budget. In Texas, Republican Governor Rick Perry was facing an 18 billion dollar shortfall, and took 17 billion in ARRA money to try to close the gap. But was Carney critical of this type of budgeting? Absolutely not.

In New Hampshire, Carney sings a much different tune. Instead of acknowledging the leadership of Democrats for spearheading the economic recovery and balancing the budget, he has continually lambasted their efforts in memos and on television.  And Sean Mahoney, who Carney serves as a senior adviser to, has made his opposition to the Recovery Act one of the cornerstones of his congressional campaign.

"Dave Carney is hypocrisy personified," said Harrell Kirstein, press secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "Apparently, his opinions on the Recovery Act and balanced budgets change once you cross the Texas border. Sadly, this is just another example of how Republicans will say anything to win an election."