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The Mary Jo Kilroy (D, OH-15) Timeline of Lies.

Since Mary Jo Kilroy (D, OH-15) is apparently unclear about this entire causality thing, allow me to remind her of her recent history.

  • October 3, 2008. HR 1424 (TARP) is passed in the House.
  • November4, 2008. Mary Jo Kilroy is elected to Congress.
  • January 3, 2009. Kilroy is sworn in as Congresswoman.
  • January 21, 2009. HR 384 (TARP Reform and Accountability Act) is passed in the House. Kilroy votes for the bill, and thus preserving TARP.
  • January 22, 2009. (via Third Base Politics) A ‘resolution of disapproval‘ of releasing more funds to TARP is passed in the House. Kilroy does vote for this; however, this is after the Senate version was defeated, thus making it what CQ accurately called a ‘hollow gesture.’
  • December 11, 2009. HR 4173 (The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009) is passed in the House; a motion to recommit is defeated. Kilroy votes for the bill and against the recommit, and thus preserving TARP.
  • June 17, 2010. Video surfaces at the Jawa Report showing Kilroy claiming that she voted against TARP.

In reality, of course, the closest thing to a ‘no’ vote from Kilory against TARP was a pre-doomed, cynical political ploy designed to give her some cover in case TARP ended up being as unpopular as it turned out to be. It’s a lie, in other words. And if you want to play semantic games because you lack the elementary self-respect to admit that you let Democratic politicians use you whenever they feel like it, feel free – but that’s your crippling sense of inadequacy, not mine. In the real world, Kilroy lied.

Because she’s a Democratic politician, and Democratic politicians lie.

Moe Lane

PS: Steve Stivers is the Republican nominee for OH-15.

Crossposted to Moe Lane.

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