Tim Griffin brings liar to town to campaign UPDATE | Arkansas Blog

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

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…

  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017
  • The LR chamber does the public's business. Is it accountable? Blue Hog on the case.

    Matt Campbell, lawyer and Blue Hog Report blogger, has sent a Freedom of Information Act request to Jay Chessir, director of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Mark Stodola related to the publicity stunt yesterday  built around withdrawing from the mayor's rash pronouncement that the city would seek an Amazon HQ2 project even though the city  didn't meet the company's criteria.
    • Oct 20, 2017
  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation