New ad recycles old claims
Says Bill Nelson "cast the deciding vote for Obamacare cutting Medicare spending by $700 billion and letting an unelected board decide what gets covered here."
A projection packed with disclaimers
"This is what President Obama said the jobless rate would be if we passed the stimulus: 5.6 percent."
Confusing its terminology
Under Barack Obama, the U.S. now has the "lowest workforce since (President Jimmy) Carter."
Less than 10 percent of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet members have private-sector experience.
Bonus claim bogus
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse "rewarded Wall Street executives with millions in bonuses."
Treasurer's office hasn't closed its doors when he's gone
"While Mandel's been busy traveling the country raising campaign money, he hasn't shown up for work."
Portland Public Schools wanted property owners, including seniors, to pay
Ben Unger supported a 15 percent property tax increase on Oregon seniors.
Overly amped on China
The Obama administration’s "green" stimulus program "funneled close to $2 billion dollars to overseas firms," creating thousands of jobs in China.
Tire jobs saved, others lost
Chinese tire imports threatened 1,000 American jobs, so President Obama "stood up to China and protected American workers. Mitt Romney attacked Obama's decision."
Says Mitt Romney’s investments created zero jobs.
Says the "public option" considered in the health care law backed by U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin was "wildly unpopular."
Doherty's position is more nuanced
Brendan Doherty wants "to repeal Obamacare, increasing drug prices for seniors."
Total cost between $310 and $353
Says it will cost $220 per square foot in hard construction costs to rebuild Portland Public high schools.
Only in bizarro world
Says Illinois Democrat David Gill "would end Medicare."
Misses on jobs statistic
Says Lois Frankel "took a 40 percent pay raise" as mayor while West Palm Beach "lost jobs."
Break out the brandy! Or not.
Says Daniel Webster "used taxpayer funds to build a lobbyist lounge."
82 would reverse a constitutional ban on casinos
Says Measures 82 and 83 authorize just one more casino.
Plenty of times, he mentions the line
Says Obama is only president in history who has deliberately removed the words "endowed by their Creator" when referring to the Declaration of Independence.
To some, morning after pill = abortion
"Barack Hussein Obama will .. force Christian organizations to pay for abortions."
Divorced from the truth
"Barack Hussein Obama will ... force courts to accept Islamic Sharia law in domestic disputes."
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