NOTE: If voters want to "end the wasteful spending and reckless policies in Washington," a good way to start would be to vote against Paul Hodes.
Hodes' lame trick: Claiming conservatism
September 17, 2010
New Hampshire voters, there's something you ought to know about Paul Hodes. He thinks you're stupid.
The liberal Democrat who has misrepresented New Hampshire's 2nd District in Congress for two terms is running for U.S. Senate this year, and he sees the writing on the wall. He knows that people are rising up against his Democratic Party and its big-government, big-spending agenda -- an agenda he has consistently supported.
Congress' popularity is at historic lows, and his own popularity is, too. So he's decided to trick you. He figures that if he simply says it enough, you'll believe he's a fiscal conservative.
In his new TV ad, he actually calls himself "a real fiscal conservative." This guy voted for Obamacare, the stimulus and the auto bailouts, and he wants to continue raising taxes. But he's hoping you won't take the time to check his record.
This week, he said through his Twitter account, "I will fight to create and keep jobs here in New Hampshire and to end the wasteful spending and reckless policies in Washington." Does he think we don't know which party is 100 percent in charge down there?
In the current Congress (you know, the one everybody is mad-as-hell at), Paul Hodes voted with Nancy Pelosi 94.7 percent of the time, The Washington Post reports. He's going to "end" policies he's been supporting for years? Sure he is.
If voters want to "end the wasteful spending and reckless policies in Washington," a good way to start would be to vote against Paul Hodes.