But the truth is, my slip of the tongue does not compare to what I saw from Mr. Lamb last night: A purposeful misrepresentation of his stances to win political favor. On multiple occasions, Mr. Lamb ran from pledges he had signed earlier this year, repeatedly making false claims about what those pledges really said.
1. Mr. Lamb claimed he never signed a pledge to dismantle the Department of Education until he was shown the Tea Party pledge he himself e-mailed out with pride to his mailing list.
2. Mr. Lamb claimed the 10th Amendment Pledge that he signed doesn’t call for an overly strict interpretation of the “general welfare” clause, undermining Child Labor laws, Social Security, the Civil Rights Act, Medicare, Minimum Wage, despite the fact that the pledge is very clear on that accord.
3. Mr. Lamb claimed his Americans for Tax Reform pledge doesn’t specifically require him to vote against closing tax loopholes for corporations that ship jobs overseas…despite the fact that ATR as an organization has said as much. ATR KeyVote
It’s disappointing to see Mr. Lamb so cynically try to change positions from pre-primary to the general election. Imagine what he’ll do with two years in Washington.
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