Thursday, August 17, 2006

Rubber stamp? Who me?

Congressman Mark Green is tired of being called a rubber stamp for George Bush.

Sure, he votes with Bush 92% of the time, but what about the times he stands up to W? From a Green release on Doyle's latest Green=Bush TV spot:
Jim Doyle’s Dirty Ad Claim: “… 92% of the time, Mark Green stands with George Bush …”

Fact: It is clear Jim Doyle wants to run against anyone but Mark Green. Mark Green has consistently shown his independence and a commitment to Wisconsin. According to Congressional Quarterly:

“In 2005, [Green] was one of just a dozen House Republicans to vote against the initial fiscal 2006 budget resolution. In 2004, he was one of 39 voting to provide additional benefits for unemployed workers. The year before, Green was one of a handful of Republicans who signed a letter to Speaker J. Dennis Hastert calling for a vote on a measure to nullify a Federal Communications Commission rule allowing greater media ownership consolidation.”
Pretty thin soup, wouldn't you say? Some defense.

Now that he knows about Green's courageous stand on the FCC rule on media ownership, Doyle will probably yank his ad right off the air.

Six years with Green in Congress and W as president, and that's the best example Green can think of when he didn't go along with Bush?

Guilty as charged. Take him away.


At 4:41 PM, Blogger grumps said...

Okay, and one of those isn't even a vote. It was a letter to call for a vote. My, oh my, he is a maverick. Isn't he?

At 12:31 PM, Blogger tom47 said...

There is no doubt the ad hits a Green nerve.
I hope there is more of it. But 92% does not get it for me. Let's have some examples. Iraq , medicare Part D, minimum wage, debt ceiling, etc.


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