Karl Rove accused of political amnesia
July 18, 2011
REBUTTAL By BILL CARRICK
Bush political guru, Karl Rove, has a hole in his memory about his time in the Bush White House.
The Karl Rove sponsored ads attacking Congresswoman Lois Capps have been called “misleading” and “mostly opinions” by the non partisan group FACTCHECK.ORG .
Most of the current deficit is a result of Bush policies that Capps opposed…like the trillion dollar Iraq War, Medicare Part D, and tax cuts for the very wealthy. The Bush Administration made no attempt to ever pay for these trillion dollar policies; instead, they put all of them on the taxpayer’s credit card.
Much of the rest of the deficit comes from the economic meltdown at the end of the eight years of the Bush Administration. A meltdown that resulted in higher unemployment, increased Medicaid costs, and lost tax revenue.
Rove also falsely attacks Capps on taxes. Congresswoman Capps has voted – repeatedley – for lower taxes. Just recently, she voted for $300 billion in tax cuts that went to 95 percent of working families in the 2009 Recovery Act and another $850 billion in last year’s bi-partisan tax deal that reduced payroll taxes.
Congresswoman Capps supports a balanced plan to reign in our deficit, a plan that will protect Medicare.
Rove is rewriting the history of the Bush years in a pathetic attempt to restore his and his former boss’ reputation. What he doesn’t understand is that the independent minded voters of the Central Coast don’t need Karl Rove telling them what to think or how to vote.
Central Coast voters know that Lois Capps stands up for them and nothing Rove’s false ads say can change that.
Bill Carrick is Lois Capps’ political consultant.