Monday, October 03, 2011

Repug Ad Lies About Beshear Supporting Clean Air and Water

You read that right: the latest GOP ad in the Kentucky governor's race attacks the incumbent for supporting EPA regulations.

Here's the irony: Steve Beshear, a supposed Democrat, adamantly opposes EPA's efforts to minimize the water pollution and air pollution from coal mining - pollution that is directly and literally killing Kentuckians in the coal fields.

Here's the hysterical part: The Lexington Herald ran a piece exposing the ad as a lie:

The statement: “Beshear supports Obama’s EPA plans that will drive out our coal jobs by driving up our energy costs.”

— Restoring America, a group supporting Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams, in a television ad this week attacking Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear.

The ruling: False

The facts: Throughout this fall’s campaign for governor, Republican nominee David Williams has tried to tie Gov. Steve Beshear with Democratic President Obama, who is unpopular in the state.

And here's what's missing from the Herald's "campaign watchdog report:" For the last year, Steve Beshear has gone far out of his way to attack President Obama and blame the EPA for everything wrong in Kentucky coal country.

Barefoot and Progressive has the video of Beshear hysterically attacking President Obama for daring to protect the health and safety of Kentuckians:

It doesn't make any difference. Beshear is rolling to a landslide win. From the Courier:

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has extended his lead to 31 points over Republican Senate President David Williams, with just five weeks left before the Nov. 8 election, according to the latest Courier-Journal/WHAS11 Bluegrass Poll.

The poll, conducted by SurveyUSA, found that Beshear leads Williams 57 percent to 26 percent among likely Kentucky voters. The third candidate in the governor’s race, independent Gatewood Galbraith, had 8 percent, and 9 percent were undecided.

The poll questioned 569 likely voters Sept. 22-27 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.

Beshear led Williams by 24 points in the last Bluegrass Poll, conducted in late July, and the fact that his lead continues to grow has some political observers convinced that his coattails will be long enough to carry most, if not all, of the state’s other Democratic candidates for constitutional offices to victory.

Why Barack Obama lets a dime of federal money cross the border into Kentucky is beyond me.

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