Today, the Betsy Dirksen Londrigan for Congress campaign called out the Congressional Leadership Fund, Paul Ryan’s Super PAC, for lying about her record on healthcare, and sent a letter to TV stations in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District demanding that their false ad be pulled. For a detailed explanation of why the ad is blatantly false, read the Londrigan campaign’s letter HERE and attached below.
“It’s clear that Paul Ryan’s super PAC knows Rodney Davis’s disastrous healthcare record has landed him in real trouble in Central Illinois. This ad is a desperate, fraudulent attempt to distract voters from that truth,” said Emma Brown, campaign manager for Betsy Dirksen Londrigan. “While this group lies about Betsy, here are the facts about Rodney Davis: he voted for a health care repeal bill that would have left tens of thousands of his own constituents without health care, weakened protections for those with pre-existing conditions and charged older Americans more for their care. This is who Rodney Davis has shown himself to be, a career politician who will say anything to distract from his record and try to get re-elected.”
lol, “end Medicare as we know it.” Technically if you change one rule, one word of law, you end Medicare as we know it. The point is the make it better, which again, means ending the program as we know it.
It’s nothing but lies, innuendo and half-truths twisted to make Betsy Londrigan appear to be the devil. In other words, typical national political garbage.
Will it be effective? Probably, if people really are morons and will believe anything. More likely, it’ll just be more background noise that makes everyone wish it was November 7th already while they change the channel.
She is going to lose, a campaign based on a single issue will not work in today’s society. Not that it isn’t an important issue. This isn’t the number one issue in central Illinois, even though it is an emotional one.
Londrigan’s entire campaign rests on free stuff that can’t happen in the real world. She has repeatedly claimed that any votes to repeal and replace the dying Obamacare is opposition to health care coverage.
Eventually Davis would expose her dishonesty and reveal the flaws in her sweet dream. Hoping and promising doesn’t work in the real world, Betsy.
Obamacare couldn’t deliver or remain operational. Your health care promises are even more unrealistic. Ask Vermont. Ask Tennessee. The model for free stuff doesn’t, and has never worked.
The GOP has to lie about healthcare because they failed so miserably in dealing with the issue. That Davis hides behind these lies is particularly galling since he’s so prominently featured in the picture at the WH party celebrating the house repeal of the AHCA.
If Davis and the GOP remain in the majority, Medicare and a host of other programs benefiting Illinoisans will be targeted for cuts because of the deficit they created with their giveaway to the wealthy.
===Not the UK. Not Canada, Not Venezuela. They tried it around the world.===
Oh really? Hm. Not a single country that has enacted universal health care has moved to repeal it. People in those countries like having access to free (or free with a modest copay) health care without having to declare bankruptcy or having to choose between eating and paying for health care.
Here, health care bills are the single biggest reason for bankruptcies, and America is the only country on earth where people declare bankruptcy because of health care debt.
Yes, they have tried it around the world. And around the world, people are generally happy with it. When problems arise, as they will in any human system, those problems get addressed, people move on. The Pavlovian “OMG universal health care will end all life as we know it!” response we have in America is deranged.
Also, VMan, I’m certain you’re supportive of Gov. Rauner’s proposal to jack up all you state employees share of health insurance premiums by hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
I mean, you wouldn’t want “free stuff,” would you? The overburdened taxpayers salute you.
- Grandson of Man - Friday, Sep 28, 18 @ 12:33 pm:
“Londrigan’s entire campaign rests on free stuff that can’t happen in the real world.”
That massive, permanent, no strings attached tax cut for multibillion dollar corporations that’s exploding deficits and shoveling billions of dollars into the pockets of those who need it least, that’s just a figment of our imaginations.
=Londrigan’s entire campaign rests on free stuff that can’t happen in the real world.=
That’s a totally ludicrous statement in light of the wars and tax cuts our nation can “afford”. And yes trolls-to-be, Medicare is administered at the state level but is funded nationally.
- Louis G Atsaves - Friday, Sep 28, 18 @ 12:43 pm:
Disasterous. Dangerous. Fraudulent. Decimates.
Standard Democratic talking points to deflect discussion.
Standard rule for Democrats running for office this cycle.
Pot meet kettle. This is the big leagues. This ain’t the PTA. Don’t throw stones (or stretch he truth) if you live in a glass house. The letter from the campaign to the stations is almost comical. Actually goes to show how elitist and out of touch the campaign is. We can make baseless allegations, but if someone dares draw attention to my campaign and the record, well legal action is the next step obviously.
Louis read what you wrote a couple more times while I try to stop laughing at your silly comment. Londrigan has been focused on real issues on healthcare compared to the misleading baloney spewed by the GOP.
===Actually goes to show how elitist and out of touch the campaign is.===
Betsy Londrigan has held thirteen town halls around the district since last spring. Rodney Davis has held exactly zero (unless you count his invite-only appearance with Ivanka Trump), and he hasn’t even held office hours with constituents since May of 2017.