Christine O’Donnell: A New Distortion Site

A former commenter on this site, Democratgirl4ChristineODonnell, has a website of the same name. She writes this on her site:

I have no doubt about Christine O’Donnell’s integrity and I know unlike her opponent Mike Castle, she will not vote for hidden amendments like the Obama Stimulus package where Castle supported the funding of such outrageous expenditures (like building a tunnel for turtles to cross a FL road). Castle has a record dating all the way back to 1993 where he has been deceitful to Delawareans. He even voted against the Bush tax cuts. I’m not Republican, but it fiscally I am conservative. This is extremely liberal of him to vote against the below major cuts.

First, Mike Castle did NOT vote for the 2009 Stimulus Package. The 2009 Stimulus Package included the “Turtle Tunnel” Democratgirl writes about. Click HERE to see the House Roll Call vote on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. You will find Mike Castle under the “NAYS”.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this distortion of Mike Castle’s record. Christine O’Donnell’s own campaign attempted it in July. Click HERE to see Christine O’Donnell try to peddle the same distortion.

Second, Castle voted FOR the Bush Tax Cuts. Both in 2001 and in 2003. Click HERE to see Castle’s YEA vote on the 2001 Bush Tax Cut. Click HERE to see Castle’s YEA vote on the 2003 Bush Tax Cut.

Democratgirl4Christine O’Donnell writes, “Of course with any political campaign, there will be the naysayers who try to distract, distort, and misinform the public,” and as we can see from her blog, that is accurate. In fact, it’s one of the few accurate statements on her blog.

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11 Responses to Christine O’Donnell: A New Distortion Site

  1. (1) You are correct that Castle Voted for the 2001 Bush Tax Cut….BUT he voted against the 2003 Bush Tax and you can see his vote here:

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2003-182&sort=name

    He was one of 3 Republicans to voted against.

    This entailed cap gains, marriage-tax penalty relief, expansion of the 10% tax bracket, and increases in the child tax credit to $1,000 per qualifying child, and the a new provision in lowering the maximum tax rate

    (2) He did deceitfully vote for the funding of the Stimulus package. In HR 1 (2009) He voted against Amendment 16 which sought to strike the $355 billion in funding for discretionary programs contained in the bill.

    You can see his vote here: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-1&tab=amendments

  2. The 2003 tax cut bill you are citing was not the final bill, what you cited went to the Senate, was stripped of discretionary spending, and came back to the House where Castle voted in favor of passage. Only one Republican voted against that bill, Rep. Leach from Iowa. I have cited both the Bill and the House vote. What we know as the 2003 Bush Tax Cut was passed on May 23, 2003 and Mike Castle voted in favor of it.

    As for your second point, it’s moot since Castle voted against the entire 2009 Stimulus Bill. Cherry picking through amendments in order to make your claim that Castle supported the 2009 Stimulus Bill won’t work here. Castle voted against the entirety of the 2009 Stimulus package.

    I would also like to point out that Tea Party favorite, Michele Bachmann, joined Mike Castle in a “NO” vote on that amendment, as did 44 other Republicans. Was Michele Bachmann trying to “deceive” the people by voting against that amendment?

  3. Democratgirl, it looks like you’ll have to update your attempted slam on the Delaware Republican Record, since you have been proved wrong again.

  4. It doesn’t matter, the point being Castle continuously votes against the party.

    That was an enormous vote against the original version of the 2003 Bush Tax Cuts. Again, he was one of 3 Republicans to do so…

    And I do have to search every fine detail of these bills because Castle tends to flip flop on positions i.e. school vouchers, vote on amendments that are contrary to the Republican party, and basically talk out of both sides of his mouth.

    He’s like Chris Coons. Coons stated he wanted a ban on Ex-Congressmen and their Senior Congressional staff from lobbying, but then Coons uses tax payer dollars to pay ex- Congressional senior staff to be lobbyists for the county. Castle does the same thing consistently.

    As for Bachmann, well that was her prerogative. I know that Christine would have voted for that Amendment.

    • The original version of the 2003 tax cut included earmarks and spending that were unnecessary, that is what the Republican controlled Senate took out of the original bill.

      To say that Castle voted against the 2003 Bush Tax Cut is a total and complete distortion of the truth. Castle voted for the 2003 Tax Cut Bill that included “cap gains, marriage-tax penalty relief, expansion of the 10% tax bracket, and increases in the child tax credit to $1,000 per qualifying child, and the a new provision in lowering the maximum tax rate .” You claim he voted against those things, he clearly voted in favor of them.

      • Those provisions (cap gains, marriage-tax penalty relief, expansion of the 10% tax bracket, and increases in the child tax credit to $1,000 per qualifying child, and the a new provision in lowering the maximum tax rate) were also in the first bill.

        However, the difference was that the Senate slashed more than half of President Bush’s proposal to reduce taxes by $726 billion to $350 billion instead. Really it was a defeat to the President’s original plan.

        Something is better than nothing I suppose, but clearly Mike Castle voted against the President’s original plans which is a slap in the face to the Republican Party.

        • Freckles says:

          Give it up, DemocratLoonieforONutty, you were wrong, and you just can’t admit it. You’re a typical, kook aid drinking O’Nutjob supporter.

          And just like most of O’Nutjob’s supporters, you won’t be able to vote for her.

          There is a God.

    • Freckles says:

      “It doesn’t matter” is the battle cry of lying Christine O’Donnell supporters. They get caught in their lies, then they whine that “it doesn’t matter” and then they deflect to another lie.

      Christine O’Donnell and her lying minion’s lies are like playing WACK A MOLE, you knock down one lie then they counter with another lie.

      DemocratLIARgirl4LYINGChristineODonnell is nothing but a XXXXXXX liar, just like Christine O’Donnell.

      If you’ve got to LIE to make Christine O’Donnell win, she NOT WORTH IT.

      Admin note: **Freckles watch the language.**

  5. Publius says:

    The O’Donnell playbook seems to be to just lie and distort as much as possible, with the idea that most of the distortions, errors, and lies will never be brought to the attention of those who hear or read them. This style of politicking tells us even more about O’Donnell’s “character” than her tax problems, job problems, mortgage problems, campaign finance problems, and, of course, her counting problems (she says she won two counties in the 2008 election, when, in fact, she won none).

    Of course, if she were to somehow win the primary on Sept. 14th, the press (and the democrats) would start the education process in a way that O’Donnell has yet to experience, so much so that there is simply no way she will be found fit to be elected by the majority of the voting public.

    Keep up the good work, though, DRR, because the O’Donnell campaign needs to know that it is going to be called on every lie. Maybe that will keep it honest, or at least less dishonest, than it has in the past.

  6. Christine O'Denial says:

    I don’t care what you say or what binding and so called legitimate documents you find. I deny them all as I deny you, this site and the RINO feces infected GOP. I deny all those who dare threaten my right to use my campaign funds as I see fit. I deny all who are not me. I am queen and you are a middling plebe. I deny that, too.

  7. GeorgeC says:

    It is pretty obvious this is being put on by O’Donnell’s campaign. A Democratic woman would not be supporting Christine O’Donnell or she would not be a Democrat. Not even arguing whose viewpoints are right it isn’t possible, I tried to explain this to Delaware Politics but people said I’m making it up…. if they say so.

    This is in my opinion the O’Donnell campaign’s response to the recent blitz at them. I don’t have a problem with the blog, I just think it is from their campaign and it is pretty obvious.

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