For the past week or so, Bob Corker has been running around Tennessee telling folks that Harold Ford Jr. and the Democrats are lying about him in relationship to the missed 911 calls under his watch as Mayor of Chattanooga.
He even went as far as to threaten to sue television stations if they ran a DSCC ad which detailed his failures; they said the ad was filled with lies and that the television stations would be culpable if they ran the ad.
All I have heard from the Corker camp in the past week is that Ford is lying blah, blah, blah.
However, they all shut up yesterday when the independent group FactCheck.org issued a analysis that said there was nothing inaccurate about what Ford or the Democrats were saying. It was all true: Corker failed.
A new independent fact check released yesterday by the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Factcheck.org reaffirms the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s (DSCC) ad claiming that tens of thousands of 9-1-1 calls went unanswered when Bob Corker was Mayor of Chattanooga.
“We now have yet another independent entity confirming that Bob Corker blew it when it came to fixing one of his city’s biggest security problems. The Corker campaign should stop denying and start explaining why he failed to fix Chattanooga’s 9-1-1 system when he was mayor,” DSCC spokesman Phil Singer said. “In a post 9/11 world, voters can’t afford to have someone with Corker’s failed security record in the Senate.”
Factcheck.org backs up research showing that the number of unanswered 9-1-1 calls “worsened significantly under Corker's tenure” and that the city’s former police chief said he asked the Corker administration for additional communications officers every year, to no avail. The analysis also notes that, contrary to the Corker campaign’s charges, the DSCC ad correctly attributes the 31,000 missed calls to Corker's ‘failures as mayor’ and doesn't claim they were all missed while he was actually in office.
To read the factcheck.org analysis, visit: http://www.factcheck.org/article425.html
To see the DSCC ad, visit: http://thetruthaboutbobcorker.com/
Why quiet now Bob? Nathan? Truman? Jay?
Is FactCheck.org lying on you too? Hardly.
The facts clearly show that Bob Corker failed as Mayor. We cannot afford to have him do the same as our next U.S. Senator.