Monday, June 11, 2012

Tim Griffin brings liar to town to campaign UPDATE

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 12:38 PM

It's not exactly surprising that U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, not known for candor or truthfulness, would bring a bodacious liar to town to endorse his candidacy.

Today, it's Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn. She lands with a Twitter blast parroting one of Griffin's hoariest and most dishonest memes:

Where is the Keystone Pipeline? In a pipe yard in Little Rock. 118,000 #jobs are waiting on your okay, Mr. President.

If facts matter to you — if they don't you're probably a 'bagger Republican — you'll know that an independent Cornell study said the Keystone pipeline, with all its environmental risks, found the pipeline would create 500 to 1,400 jobs. The project, in fact, could be on balance a negative. The Washington Post gave "two Pinocchios" to claims the pipeline would create 180,000. One each for Tiny Tim and Miss Marsha. The well-informed also know that Nebraska landowners' objections to an initial route slowed the Keystone line. Private property protection once was important to Republicans. Not when Big Oil has money to make.

UPDATE — AND SPEAKING OF LIARS: Just looked up some roll call votes on the Very Hon. U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, who went out to a meeting of Delta Grassroots Caucus supporters in Little Rock May 3 and told them how so very much he supported their efforts to lift the downtrodden Delta.


Indeed, the Very Hon. Tim Griffin can point to his vote, along with all other Arkansas congressmen, against a Tea Party Ohio congressman's amendment to end all funding for regional development commissions, from Appalachia to the Delta.

What Griffin is NOT likely to advertise is his lonely vote in the Arkansas congressional delegation for an amendment to the same legislation to cut money to the Delta Regional Authority by 24 percent. He stood alone in Arkansas and the amendment was defeated. This is known as having it both ways. Griffin screws the folks back home under the radar (nobody in the 2nd District much notices the Delta anyway), while building his reputation as a budget-cutter with the Club for Growth and other deep pockets who'll shower him with money this year and finance his race for governor in two years.

Tags: , , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (11)

Showing 1-11 of 11

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-11 of 11

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • It's official: Mike Huckabee has lost his mind

    Mike Huckabee's plan for winning the Republican presidential nomination is to convince primary voters there's a holy war underway against Christians.
    • Apr 24, 2015
  • Kenneth Starr: A comment from Betsey Wright

    Betsey Wright, former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff when he was Arkansas governor, responds bitterly to a New York Times article today quoting Whitewater Prosecutor Kenneth Starr's warm words about Clinton. She can't forget the lives Starr ruined in Arkansas.
    • May 24, 2016
  • Mike Huckabee, meet James Madison

    Not that it will do much good, but Times columnist Ernest Dumas this week provides some useful Founding Father history, plus a little bit of Bible, for how wrong-headed Mike Huckabee, Asa Hutchinson, the Republican legislature and others are in using government to enforce their religious views.
    • May 26, 2015

Most Shared

  • Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist resigns

    Bob Scoggin, 50, the Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist whose job it was to review the work of agencies, including DAH and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, for possible impacts on historic properties, resigned from the agency on Monday. Multiple sources say Scoggin, whom they describe as an "exemplary" employee who the week before had completed an archeological project on DAH property, was told he would be fired if he did not resign.
  • Rapert compares Bill Clinton to Orval Faubus

    Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway)  was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
  • Forget identity politics

    Amid the climate of disbelief and fear among Democrats following Donald Trump's election, a fascinating debate has broken out about what's called "identity politics" on the left, "political correctness" by the right.
  • Lawsuit filed against ADC officials, prison chaplain convicted of sexual assault at McPherson

    A former inmate who claims she was sexually assaulted over 70 times by former McPherson Womens' Unit chaplain Kenneth Dewitt has filed a federal lawsuit against Dewitt, several staff members at the prison, and officials with the Arkansas Department of Corrections, including former director Ray Hobbs.
  • Lessons from Standing Rock

    A Fayetteville resident joins the 'water protectors' allied against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Visit Arkansas

Arkansas remembers Pearl Harbor

Arkansas remembers Pearl Harbor

Central Arkansas venues have a full week of commemorative events planned

Most Viewed

  • Rapert compares Bill Clinton to Orval Faubus

    Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway)  was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
  • Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist resigns

    Bob Scoggin, 50, the Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist whose job it was to review the work of agencies, including DAH and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, for possible impacts on historic properties, resigned from the agency on Monday. Multiple sources say Scoggin, whom they describe as an "exemplary" employee who the week before had completed an archeological project on DAH property, was told he would be fired if he did not resign.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation