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October 26, 2010 6:07 pm ET filed under Ad Check

It's Time To "Put The Brakes" On The NRCC's Baseless Attacks

The NRCC has recycled a stale ad featuring an even staler car analogy to attack Rep. Mark Schauer (D-MI). In the advertisement, the NRCC claims that the Democrats hold "absolute power" and that Schauer has has gone "too far, too fast." The ad criticizes Schauer for voting for "out of control spending," a "national energy tax," and a "government takeover of health care." However, the Recovery Act provided a vital boost to the economy and clean energy legislation would create tens of thousands of jobs in Michigan alone.

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October 26, 2010 3:15 pm ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC Isn't "Fighting For" The Truth

The National Republican Congressional Committee is up to their usual tricks in a new attack ad against Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA), attempting to malign the congressman by questioning whether he has acted in the best interest of Virginians and plugging misleading claims about the national debt and clean energy legislation. The NRCC's ad criticizes Perriello for voting to raise the national debt limit, but conveniently ignores that a higher debt ceiling was needed to prevent the U.S. from entering into default. The ad follows up this piece of misinformation by claiming that a "national energy tax would eliminate" Virginia jobs, when clean energy legislation would bolster the economy and create millions of jobs across the country — including 45,000 in Virginia. 

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October 26, 2010 12:27 pm ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC Targets McDowell With Tired Misinformation

The National Republican Congressional Committee fails to get creative in a new attack ad against Michigan House candidate Gary McDowell (D), relying instead on tired distortions and stale talking points to mislead voters. In addition to misrepresenting the Recovery Act as "failed" — when in fact it created millions of American jobs and boosted the economy — the NRCC falsely suggests that stimulus dollars were used to create jobs overseas and provide Wall Street executives bonuses. What's more, that "massive new national debt" the NRCC hypes is actually the result of Bush policies and the recession, not the Recovery Act. 

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October 26, 2010 11:30 am ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC Still "Working" To Mislead Voters

The National Republican Congressional Committee has released an ad that attacks Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN) for his support of the Recovery Act and the Affordable Care Act. The ad mischaracterizes the Recovery Act as the "failed stimulus that created renewable energy jobs in China," and scare mongers about cuts to seniors' Medicare benefits. But the stimulus package put millions of Americans back to work and saved the country from economic disaster, and the Affordable Care Act strengthens Medicare without reducing seniors' benefits. 

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October 25, 2010 8:07 pm ET filed under Ad Check

The NRCC's Falsehoods Haven't "Changed" Though The Facts Remain The Same

The NRCC is on the air with a new ad attacking Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN), claiming that he has been "changed" by Washington. As evidence of this "change," the NRCC drags out their tired old claims about the "failed stimulus" suggesting that the legislation has done nothing to help the economy. The NRCC falsely claims that the Recovery Act created jobs in China and debt in America, when in actuality, the legislation boosted the economy and GDP — whereas the rising debt is a legacy of the Bush administration.

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October 25, 2010 7:34 pm ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC Distorts Rep. Jim Marshall's Voting Record

Grasping at straws in its attack on Rep. Jim Marshall (D-GA), the National Republican Congressional Committee distorts Marshall's voting record by suggesting that he voted to "increase the death tax." In fact, Marshall voted to prevent an even larger estate tax hike. Furthermore, the ad goes after Marshall because of his votes in favor of the Wall Street "bailout" and raising the debt limit. But the "bailouts" stabilized industry and the economy, and raising the debt limit was crucial to prevent the potentially disastrous effects of default.

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October 25, 2010 6:35 pm ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC Attacks Rep. Kirkpatrick With Stale Talking Points

Misleading viewers on the Recovery Act and Affordable Care Act apparently never gets old for the National Republican Congressional Committee. In a new attack ad against Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), the NRCC regurgitates well-worn Republican falsehoods about Medicare cuts, the "failed stimulus" package, and increased debt. Contrary to the NRCC's claims, the Affordable Care Act strengthens Medicare without reducing seniors' benefits and the Recovery Act created millions of jobs and boosted the economy. Additionally, the debt and deficit skyrocketed as a result of ill-conceived Bush policies and the economic downturn. 

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October 22, 2010 10:14 am ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC's Attack On Rep. Mitchell Has A "Problem" With The Truth

The National Republican Congressional Committee has released an ad that tries to discredit the Recovery Act and health care reform and attacks Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) for allegedly making America "poorer and weaker." The ad plugs the absurd claims that the stimulus bill allowed Wall Street bonuses and used American tax dollars to create jobs overseas; misrepresents the Affordable Care Act as a "government health care takeover"; and suggests that Mitchell is wholly responsible for the national debt. In reality, the Recovery Act actually limited executive bonuses for recipients of TARP and created jobs at U.S.-based projects across the country, and health care reform kept in place the private health insurance system. Further, the debt and deficit "exploded" because of Bush-era policies and the recession.

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October 21, 2010 6:19 pm ET filed under Ad Check

Nothing Has "Changed" For The NRCC — They're Still Ignoring The Facts

In a new, grossly misleading ad, the National Republican Congressional Committee attacks Rep. Rich Boucher (D-VA) for supporting a cap-and-trade policy that "could kill 56,000 Virginia jobs." In reality, clean energy legislation would create, not kill, millions of American jobs — including 45,000 in Virginia — while costing taxpayers only pennies a day. 

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October 21, 2010 5:31 pm ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC's Attack On Rep. Salazar Falls Flat

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) resorts to stale attacks on fiscal policy and health care reform in its new ad aimed at Rep. John Salazar (D-CO). In addition to claiming the stimulus bill "failed" when, in fact, it saved millions of jobs and stabilized the economy, the ad misrepresents the Affordable Care Act as "the government takeover of health care." Moreover, the ad criticizes Salazar for "raising the national debt limit" — an action that was necessary to prevent the U.S. from entering into default.

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October 18, 2010 4:48 pm ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC's New Anti-Space Ad Is In Keeping With Its "Record" Of Misinformation

The National Republican Congressional Committee's latest ad goes after Rep. Zack Space (D-OH), asserting that Space has "a record we don't need in Washington." The ad suggests that Space's votes in favor of the Recovery Act and clean energy legislation will harm Ohio voters. In fact, the Recovery Act was crucial in preventing further economic downturn, and if clean energy legislation had become law it would have helped the economy, created jobs, and cost taxpayers very little.

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October 16, 2010 2:36 pm ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC Travels Back In Time To Smear Keating

It's official: debunking the NRCC's attack ad against Bill Keating is about as easy as picking low-hanging fruit. The ad makes the absurd accusation that Keating supported the stimulus plan that used American tax dollars to create jobs in China while voting to "raise his own paycheck 66 percent." However, Keating's vote to raise his paycheck — from $18,000 to $30,000 — occurred in 1982, over twenty-five years before the stimulus package took effect. What's more, renewable energy grants provided by the stimulus have created thousands of American jobs; the claim that they have created jobs in China stems from a distortion of an economic report.  

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October 16, 2010 1:51 pm ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC Misleads Mississippi Voters In Attack On Rep. Childers

In a new ad, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) attacks Rep. Travis Childers (D-MS) for supporting the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. While the NRCC claims that the stimulus bill "failed," the fact is that the Recovery Act created millions of jobs and helped the country avoid a second Great Depression. Moreover, contrary to the NRCC's suggestion that the Recovery Act is to blame for the national debt, it was Republican policies from the Bush era that caused deficits to explode.

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October 15, 2010 8:05 pm ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC's Stimulus Falsehoods Aren't "Good Enough" For Ohio Voters

The NRCC continues to attempt to mislead voters by using fuzzy math to claim that the Recovery Act has had no effect on the economy. This time they've turned their attacks on Rep. John Boccieri (D-OH), suggesting that his vote for the stimulus was simply "more spending" with little result. The NRCC even goes so far as to suggest that unemployment in Ohio has increased in the time since the Recovery Act was implemented in February of 2009. The reality, though, is that unemployment has decreased in Ohio since Recovery Act money actually hit the economy in July 2009, and on top of that, the legislation boosted GDP and created hundreds of thousands of jobs across the country.

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October 15, 2010 7:04 pm ET filed under Ad Check

In Attack On Edwards, NRCC Continues To Muddle The Facts

The NRCC has added another example to its already sizeable pile of false and misleading campaign ads. In this ad, the NRCC attacks Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX), along with President Obama, over the Wall Street "bail out" and the "big government stimulus plan" that put the U.S. "deeper in debt." The NRCC seems to have a short memory. The Bush administration initiated TARP to bring the economy back from the brink of disaster, and the Recovery Act introduced hundreds of billions in tax cuts and stimulus spending to get the economy growing again. Furthermore, the debt problems we have now derive primarily from Bush-era policies.

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October 15, 2010 4:47 pm ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC Making Things Worse With Yet Another Deceptive Ad

The NRCC isn't content with simply dubbing Rep. Charlie Wilson (D-OH) "party line Charlie." In addition to bestowing this moniker on Wilson, the NRCC's latest ad attempts to blame the Congressman for making things worse for Ohio's families. Not only does the NRCC misrepresent the Affordable Care Act as a "government takeover of health care," the organization derides the stimulus as "wasteful" and claims that Democrat-supported legislation has made the burden on American families heavier. In fact, both the stimulus and TARP — which the NRCC refers to as "a bailout for Wall Street" — helped stabilize the economy, preventing further economic downturn, while health care reform actually reduces the deficit.

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October 15, 2010 4:12 pm ET filed under Ad Check

The NRCC Isn't Thinking Straight In Its Attack On Rep. Schauer

The NRCC's newest attack ad against Rep. Mark Schauer (D-MI) attempts to turn his own words against him in order to claim that he has voted for questionable legislation. Playing off Schauer's statement in a recent campaign ad in which he asked "what is Washington thinking," the NRCC questions Schauer's motives for voting for provisions like a "national energy tax" and the "failed stimulus bill" that supposedly created "jobs overseas" by asking: "What was Mark Schauer thinking?" Schauer was probably thinking of the millions of American jobs that would be created through both clean energy legislation and the stimulus, and the substantial boost that each would give to the economy.

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October 15, 2010 3:12 pm ET filed under Ad Check

The NRCC Concocts Phony Facts In Attacking Rep. Nye

The NRCC continues its streak of lying about the Recovery Act by attacking Rep. Glenn Nye (D-VA) for supporting the legislation, which they allege has not created jobs in Virginia. This time, the NRCC goes so far as to make the misleading suggestion that Nye is "bankrolling foreign jobs" by voting to spend "over a billion dollars" to create jobs in China instead of Virginia. The NRCC also uses deceptive math to claim that unemployment has increased by 14% in the state. In reality, renewable energy grants provided by the stimulus created thousands of jobs at U.S.-based projects across the country and the increase in unemployment in Virginia is nowhere near 14%.

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October 15, 2010 1:28 pm ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC Continues Its Dishonest Attack On Clean Energy In Latest Anti-Chandler Ad

The National Republican Campaign Committee has produced a new attack ad against Rep. Ben Chandler (D-KY) that attempts to deceive voters by plugging misleading claims about the national debt and clean energy legislation. The ad puts blame on Chandler for voting to raise "the debt limit to 14 trillion," and accuses him of supporting an energy tax that "could cost 35,000 jobs." In fact, the exploding debt is a result of Bush-era policies, and the clean energy bill passed by House Democrats would boost the economy and create millions of jobs — including 26,000 in Kentucky.

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October 15, 2010 12:46 pm ET filed under Ad Check

The NRCC Doesn't "Disappoint" With New Ad — If You're Looking For Lies And Distortions

Coupling a scolding tone and jarring music in a political ad attacking Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA), the NRCC demonstrates yet again that it must resort to gimmicks in lieu of facts to persuade voters. Calling Dahlkemper a "disappointment," and claiming that she "let us down," the NRCC accuses Dahlkemper of contributing to a "trillion dollar deficit" when in fact the deficit exploded because of Republican policies. It goes on to dishonestly say that Dahlkemper voted to "skyrocket the death tax" by 45 percent. But it was Republicans who wrought havoc on the estate tax law; Dahlkemper and other Democrats actually voted to enact a reduction in the 55 percent estate tax rate originally set by Republicans for 2011. 

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October 15, 2010 10:09 am ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC's Attack On Kagen Relies On Scare Tactics To Mislead Voters

In a new ad, the National Republican Congressional Committee continues its fear mongering campaign by relying on specious arguments and blatant falsehoods to accuse Rep. Steve Kagen (D-MI) of "supporting the largest increase in the death tax in U.S. history" and sending American jobs overseas. Additionally, the ad mischaracterizes the Affordable Care Act as a "government takeover of the health care system," and falsely claims that $500 billion will be cut from Medicare. In reality, however, the estate tax is set to increase as scheduled by the Republicans, and the Recovery Act allocated funds to U.S.-based projects. Moreover, there was no takeover of the health care system, and the Affordable Care Act actually strengthens Medicare. 

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October 15, 2010 9:56 am ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC: "Working" To Confuse Ohio's Voters On Rep. Space

Continuing their misleading complaints about the Recovery Act creating jobs in China, the NRCC's latest ad asks of Rep. Zack Space (D-OH): "Who's he working for?" The ad suggests that by voting for the stimulus, Space contributed to unemployment and debt at home while creating jobs in China. When you look at the facts, however, it's clear that Space has actually been working to help Americans, especially Ohioans. Since the Recovery Act took effect, Ohio's unemployment rate has decreased and thousands of jobs have been created across the state.

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October 14, 2010 8:03 pm ET filed under Ad Check

Despite NRCC's Prevarication, Clean Energy Act Would Create Jobs In New Mexico

Based entirely on false claims about clean energy legislation, NRCC's ad attacking Rep. Harry Teague (D-NM) tries to scare voters into thinking that cap and trade would cause massive long-term job losses and spikes in energy bills. These wildly inaccurate suggestions lack even a shred of truth; the Clean Energy Act would create jobs in all states, including thousands in New Mexico, and would cost most taxpayers the equivalent of only a postage stamp per day.

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October 14, 2010 2:53 pm ET filed under Ad Check

The NRCC Gets It Wrong ... Again

Just when it seemed as though the NRCC's attacks on the stimulus bill couldn't be any more dishonest, they come out with a new, even more bogus claim. This time the NRCC criticizes Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL) for voting for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. After the standard false attacks on clean energy and "the failed stimulus," the NRCC really ratchets up the deception by claiming that the stimulus "allow[ed] bonuses for Wall Street." In fact, the Recovery Act did the exact opposite; it limited bonuses for executives of companies receiving taxpayer money.

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October 14, 2010 11:04 am ET filed under Ad Check

The NRCC's Misleading Attacks On Jim Marshall And TARP

The NRCC is pulling out all the stops in their attack on Rep. Jim Marshall's (D-GA) support of the Troubled Assets Relief Program (a.k.a. TARP). However, their latest ad actually ignores key facts about the "Wall Street bailout" and its successes. Not only did TARP help stabilize the financial system, it saved the economy from the brink of a depression. In addition, though the NRCC's ad claims that the "bailout" has created "billions in new debt," recent estimates show that taxpayers could actually earn a profit on TARP.

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October 14, 2010 10:40 am ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC Raises Specter Of China To Fear-Monger About Rep. Hill

In its new ad, the National Republican Congressional Committee attempts to strike fear into the hearts of Indiana voters by raising the terrifying issue of China, complete with red flags, Chinese folk music and gratuitous gong sound effects. Asking if Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN) is running for Congress in Indiana or China, the ad ridiculously suggests Hill's vote in favor of the Recovery Act helped create jobs in China while the United States suffers under "massive debt." In reality, the Recovery Act helped bolster the economy against further economic downturn and created thousands of jobs, including a number in the renewable energy sector. Furthermore, the debt the NRCC is so eager to pin on Hill is really a legacy of Bush-era Republican policies.

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October 14, 2010 10:00 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann Is A Socialist! Another GOP Attack Bites The Dust

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October 13, 2010 5:56 pm ET filed under Ad Check

NRCC Smears Rep. Murphy With Tired Health Care Lies

In a new ad titled "Part Of The Problem," the National Republican Congressional Committee recycles tired health care falsehoods to attack Rep. Scott Murphy (D-NY). The ad mischaracterizes the Affordable Care Act as a "trillion-dollar government takeover of health care" and falsely suggests that $500 billion will be cut from seniors' Medicare benefits. In reality, there was no takeover of health care, and the Affordable Care Act will reduce the deficit, create jobs, and strengthen Medicare without cutting seniors' benefits.

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October 13, 2010 3:27 pm ET filed under Ad Check

The NRCC Continues To Lead Voters In The Wrong Direction

The National Republican Congressional Committee's latest round of deceptive advertising features a stunningly misleading attack on Rep. Betsy Markey (D-CO). The NRCC claims that Markey has teamed with Nancy Pelosi to take the country "in the absolute wrong direction" by supporting "out of control spending" and a "government takeover of health care." However it's the NRCC that is leading Colorado voters in the "wrong direction," not Betsy Markey. In fact, she has supported economic policies that lead the country in the right direction, by creating jobs and staving off an economic depression.

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August 19, 2010 3:40 pm ET filed under Blog

Meet Allen West: GOP Young Gun And Anti-Muslim Extremist

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