* Texts from a Dem operative this week…
At this point I’ve had so many reporters just shrug when I point out Rauner lies that it’s becoming not worth my time.
“Rauner lied!” isn’t really a story anymore.
No one cares unless its about chocolate milk.
* The one thing that some reporters and columnists are picking up on, though, is the Rauner TV attack ads against Rep. Jeanne Ives for being in league with Speaker Madigan. The spots recently earned a “Pants on Fire” rating from Politifact. Here’s the DGA…
With just a few days to go in his surprisingly competitive primary election, Governor Bruce Rauner’s been under increasing scrutiny for his “blatantly false” ads attacking his primary opponent. Rauner recently earned a “Pants on Fire” rating for his ads.
Asked about it [yesterday], Rauner seemed unfamiliar with the term associated with serial liars:
Reporter: “You’ve talked about values, and you’ve been running ads against Jeanne Ives that are called ‘Pants on Fire’ by PolitiFact…”
Rauner: “Haha, whatever that means.”
Reporter: “It means that it’s not only false, it’s ludicrous….”
This actually explains a lot. Rauner’s been burning up the PolitiFact charts with his consistently untruthful statements:
Despite earning a “Pants on Fire” rating for falsely claiming his grandparents were immigrants to America, Rauner repeated the claim so often the State Journal-Register felt the need to rerun the fact check in their newspaper. By the way, Rauner’s grandparents were born in Wisconsin.
“Bruce Rauner’s not just telling white lies – he’s trying to cover up for three years of failed leadership,” said DGA Illinois Communications Director Sam Salustro. “The truth is that under Bruce Rauner state debt skyrocketed, job growth slowed, and the state suffered through a two-year budget crisis. Illinois is worse under Bruce Rauner’s failed leadership, and that’s no lie.”