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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.

Primary is Tuesday.  Last chance to put the turncoat down. Send Ed Markey to the Senate.  GOTV!  Sign up to help him here.

Originally posted to litho on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 04:19 PM PDT.

Also republished by Massachusetts Kosmopolitans.

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  •  Tip Jar (14+ / 0-)

    When the union's inspiration /Through the workers' blood shall run /There can be no power greater /Anywhere beneath the sun /Solidarity Forever!

    by litho on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 04:19:00 PM PDT

  •  Yup, got the robo calls, I just hung up. It says (7+ / 0-)

    so much that the calls for Markey are real people, you
    know, have a conversation and a laugh, real people!
    Is Lynch unable to pay real people or are there no volunteers willing to work for him?

    "The devil laughs when the poor give to the rich," Benvenuto Cellini, goldsmith, sculptor 1500-1571

    by bumbi on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 04:33:42 PM PDT

  •  Aw nuts, now I'm waiting for the phone to ring n/t (4+ / 0-)

    "I just wanted to bring down your grim facade and for once, let you see the world as I see it. Giggling in a corner, and bleeding; but you've denied me even that." - The Joker to Batman, Arkham Asylum.

    by DeathDlr73 on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 04:42:21 PM PDT

  •  Minutes ago I just received the call saying he (5+ / 0-)

    supports the 99 percent and will protect Social Security.  What a joke.  I'm in a Republican town but I'll vote but for Markey.

    Do not adjust your mind, there is a flaw in reality.

    by Shrew in Shrewsbury on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 04:55:19 PM PDT

  •  I got the second call this afternoon (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Eric Nelson, CuriousBoston

    ... right after WarriorGirl exploded blue goo all over her bed.

    I screamed "FUCK YOU" into the phone and hung up.

    I need to to go start the dryer again; "Air Dry" works in 30 minute increments, and I do not want to roast the now blue-goo-free stuffed animal population.

    Lynch has to be running for governor in 2014; right now, he couldn't win re-election for his customized district.

  •  These calls are from (2+ / 0-)
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    litho, CuriousBoston

    the national Ironworkers union in DC. Lynch was president of Local 7 in South Boston 25 years ago. The national union wants to support him, fine. But to exploit the bombing tragedy and lie about a fellow Democrat's record not only on terrorism but on Social Security? Shameful.

    The name behind the calls is Edward McHugh, the Ironworkers' General Treasurer, phone: (202) 383-4830. Call and let him know what you think, as a Massachusetts voter, of these tactics.

    After this campaign, if Lynch is the Democratic nominee for governor in 2014, I'll vote for Charlie Baker.

    Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

    by fenway49 on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 04:33:51 AM PDT

    •  I'm wondering if the national party (1+ / 0-)
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      CuriousBoston

      or rather national political figures, might be willing to back a primary challenge to this sleazeball in 2014.  Mac D'Alessandro's campaign in 2010 fell apart when he failed to get financial support in Washington.

      When the union's inspiration /Through the workers' blood shall run /There can be no power greater /Anywhere beneath the sun /Solidarity Forever!

      by litho on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 05:00:02 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Another thought (2+ / 0-)
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    litho, CuriousBoston

    Lynch, with this call, just managed to ruin the one issue - Social Security - on which I didn't have a beef with him. Good going, guys.

    Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

    by fenway49 on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 04:45:52 AM PDT

  •  Yes, Markey people are real. Lynch himself is not. (0+ / 0-)

    2012-2016 President Obama, Vice President Biden, Senator Warren. For a LIFETIME, federal judges. Get the filibuster changed. Steamroll. http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments

    by CuriousBoston on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 09:12:23 AM PDT

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