Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Van Hilleary And His Supporters Are Liars

I have pointed out many times on this blog that Van Hilleary is a big liar.

Whether it be lying about his own record, Congressman Harold Ford Jr. or about the money he took from Jack Abramoff, he has said and done it all in the name of dishonesty.

Sadly, it appears that his supporters are just like him.

As I reported yesterday, Charles Badger from the Van Wagon, was once again misleading people about Congressman Ford and his record in Congress.

In a post that was intended to be an attack, Badger listed a vote from 1994 which he said Congressman Ford voted against that would have given federal funds only to schools that allow prayer in school. You may be asking, so what is the big deal?

The big deal is, Congressman Harold Ford Jr. was not elected to the United States Congress until 1996, two years after the vote in question took place!

What Badger did was use a vote that Harold Ford Sr. cast when he was serving in Congress, against Harold Ford Jr. because he could not find a vote that would suggest that Ford Jr. did not support prayer in school.

How pathetic is that? They have now resorted to JUST MAKING STUFF UP.

Once he was caught lying, Badger issued a statement saying it was just an error, which I do not believe. He knows good and well Harold Ford Jr. was not in Congress in 1994. So he is lying again to cover up for his initial lie.

It is becoming more clear with each passing day that the Republicans are willing to say and do anything in order to score political points against Congressman Ford.

However, it is the job of us Ford supporters to call them out on their lies and hit them back with the truth.

As Congressman Ford likes to say, when they hit us, we are going to hit them back twice as hard.

Hopefully, the truth hit Charles Badger right between the eyes, hard.

175 Days

Days of Congressional Inaction on Ethics

Above is the number of days that have passed since Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to bribing Congressman.

It is also the number of days in which Congress has failed to pass an ethics reform bill that would limit private travel, ski and golf junkets, and would call for a full disclosure of expenses by lobbyists on members of Congress.

It is time for Congress to step up and pass an ethics reform bill that would do all of the above. In addition, it is time to end the pork barrel spending system as we know it and establish an independent ethics commission that would review ethics complaints against members of Congress.

I am proud Congressman Harold Ford Jr. is fighting for that reform!

Read Congressman Ford's call for reform of the House rules here!