Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Kratovil Shows Real Talent ...

... For Talking Out of Both Sides of Mouth

Yesterday, we showed you the new TV commercial unveiled by Democrat congressional candidate Frank Kratovil. Today a few tidbits were brought to our attention that you may find interesting. Blue Dog Frank promises to:

  • Cut Taxes - Just a few months ago, Frank Kratovil called cutting taxes "irresponsible". At a debate in January Kratovil stated that "we should not even be talking about tax cuts". After the primary, this tax-cutting man of the people said, "It's wrong to talk with a straight face about tax cuts. It's irresponsible". (Star-Democrat, 01/21/2008 and Star-Democrat, 03/21/2008)
  • Cut Wasteful Spending - In a radio interview Kratovil went on the record supporting earmarks. Earmarks are where a great deal of wasteful spending comes from. I wonder where Blue Dog Frank thinks we need a "Bridge to Nowhere"? (WYPR, 06/13/2008)
  • End Our Dependence of Foreign Oil - In the same radio interview, Kratovil states that he is opposed to drilling on the outer continental shelf. To steal a Democrat line, "It's the SUPPLY, stupid!" Without increasing our domestic supply, Americans will continue to face upward spiraling energy costs until we can adopt alternatives. No Frank, drilling won't solve the problem - it will only help as part of a complete solution. Because you, along with Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama, don't want to allow drilling our economy will suffer. That means that WE will suffer. Thanks Frank.
  • Crack Down on Illegal Immigration - Last January Kratovil stated that he would have supported the "Amnesty" bill that was before Congress last year. Amnesty for 20 million illegals - that's really "cracking down" on them Frank. (Star-Democrat, 01/13/2008)
We can all see that Frank Kratovil is a talented man. The people he aspires to emulate in Washington haven't mastered double speak any better than Kratovil has.

While there is no doubt that the First District would suffer if enough folk were tricked into voting for Kratovil, there is also no doubt that Blue Dog Frank would fit right in with the likes of Nancy Pelosi. Frank is really showing off his PG County roots.

cross posted at Delmarva Dealings


warpmine said...

"Leadership that Lies though it's teeth.

Is the electorate really that stupid? Time and one elction will tell in November

austin said...

Please dont mislead people by leaving off the rest of the quote. The full sentence is...

"Its irresponsible to pile on budget deficits and national debt"

He does not support bridges to nowhere. He wants transparency of funding

Frank is not against drilling. He encourages oil companies to drill in the 68 million acres they already have under lease. Leases they wanted.

Kratovil will do better than Harris who talks a good game on hi ads but voted against every bill dealing with alternative energy. You can argue they are bad bills, but then if he is such a leader, why didnt he introduce his own? Andy only called for a gas tax holiday AFTER the session ended. A day late and a dollar short if you ask me.

G. A. Harrison said...

Kratovil is on the record in favor of earmarks.

He is on the record opposed to offshore drilling (oil companies either are drilling on leased land, exploring, or hit dry holes - a risk of our market economy).

He is on the record against tax cuts. It doesn't matter how many times you say it Austin, reduction in tax rates do not equal a reduction in government revenue.

Where is Kratovil going to cut spending (or drastically reduce the growth in spending)? That is how you reduce deficits.