My favorite Congressman, turncoat Stephen Lynch -- the so-called "progressive" who voted against including the public option in the ACA before voting against the entire ACA because... wait for it... it didn't include the public option -- continues his sleaze campaign for John Kerry's senate seat. A couple of days ago an ostensibly independent group calling itself "the ninety-nine percent" issued a robo-call on behalf of Lynch that politicized the Boston Marathon bombing. Blue Mass Group cited a voter who had previously leaned towards Lynch and was now planning to vote for Markey out of disgust at the tactic.
The online news site masslive.com reports the ninety-nine percent is an independent expenditure organization registered with the FEC by an ironworkers union based in Washington. Lynch himself is the former president of an ironworkers union. His campaign claims the group is completely independent of him, and he called on them to stop the robo-calls.
But they're back at it today. Their new call doesn't reference the bombings, but instead uses scare tactics, claiming that "some Democrats" in Congress are backing a Republican plan to cut the Social Security benefits that Democrats had worked hard so to create in the past. Only Lynch, the call suggests, would fight to defend Social Security if he is elected to the Senate.
It's sleaze, pure and simple. Exactly what you'd expect from a man with a lying track record like Lynch's.
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