It’s no surprise that President Obama – whose first term in office is even more atrocious than Jimmy Carter’s ONLY term in office – runs like the wind away from his record while attacking Mitt Romney with a barrage of half-truths, distortions and outright lies.
And yet, that’s exactly what incumbent moderate Republican Leonard Lance is doing to his conservative opponent David Larsen. The other day Lance – whose voting record in Congress is so atrocious that the American Conservative Union refused to endorse him – decided it was time to launch a personal attack on David Larsen, regurgitating the same, tired and utterly misleading personal attacks he made two years ago. So why is he campaigning like Barack Obama?
Here’s why: the Central Jersey Conservative Herald exposed Lance’s voting record in Congress – a record filled with support for more spending and bigger government that Lance DOESN’T want you to see.
The recent mailer sent by the Lance campaign to Republican households in the 7th District calls David Larsen a “tax-dodging, hypocritical politician” because Larsen “failed to pay his property taxes 21 times” and that he “benefitted from Obama’s failed Stimulus Package.”
It turns out that Larsen already anticipated this attack as far back as May 20. In an interview published on page 6 of the Conservative Herald, Larsen explained in detail that while his property taxes were paid after the due date, they were paid in full – with hefty interest. He also explained what Mr. Lance knows perfectly well but refuses to admit: that the only “benefit” Larsen received from the Obama Stimulus was the profit his company made if a consumer bought one of his windows or doors: any tax credit that resulted from the transaction went directly to the consumer, not to Larsen or to his company.
Now here are just three outrageous votes that Lance won’t tell you about:
- He gave Obama an additional $2.1 trillion to spend when he voted for the so-called “Budget Control Act,” for which the Club for Growth called him a “hypocrite.”
- When he had a chance to strike a blow against Obamacare, Lance voted for a continuing resolution that funded it to the tune of $105 billion and even voted to expand the scope of Obamacare by including – believe it or not – veterinary services.
- Is the price of gasoline, diesel fuel and heating oil still outrageously high? Thank Leonard Lance: after President Obama imposed a moratorium on offshore drilling that devastated any prospect for more jobs, Congressman Lance was one of only nine Republicans who voted to keep Obama’s moratorium in place.
Oh…and Lance voted IN FAVOR of the failed Cash for Clunkers program – a complete waste of Stimulus tax dollars.
“Principled conservative?” Hardly. You can say that Leonard Lance is the Two Point One Trillion Dollar Man – except that he’s not nearly as dashingly heroic as Lee Majors: