May 9, 2012

Contradictions From Cicilline

Patrick Laverty

This would be funny if it weren't so sad. The incumbent Congressman's staff put out press releases on his behalf that contradict each other. According to one, it's a bad thing that out-of-state groups support Republican Brendan Doherty. But then the other hand, Cicilline wants to tout the fact that out-of-state, national groups support his own candidacy. Check out excerpts from two press releases sent out recently.

Included in a release yesterday:

David has also secured endorsements from AFL-CIO and the National Education Association.
If the endorsement is from a group that he likes, such as these two national organizations, then it's a good thing.

But then in today's press release:

an out-of-state Republican-allied group is going up on the air here in Rhode Island today touting David’s Republican opponent
But wait, it gets better:
Thank you for helping us to combat this secret out-of-state money that is trying to influence the outcome of this election.
Quite the contradiction, eh? It's ok for him to get endorsements and money from out-of-state national organizations, but it's not ok when Doherty does? And are they really saying that AFL-CIO and NEA money will not attempt to influence the outcome of the election? Seriously?

I guess when you're dealing with the team that had to apologize for misleading the public, you can't always expect consistency in something as simple as press releases.

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Wha-a-a-a-a-at??! David Cicilline has made two blatantly contradictory statements on the same subject??? I'm completely stunned.

Next, you'll be telling me that, as mayor, he quietly told the state that the city of Providence had budget issues and needed more money while simultaneously proclaiming, loudly and proudly at every microphone he could find for months on end, that the city was in excellent fiscal shape. Pshaw! That would be just CRAZY!!!

Posted by: Monique at May 9, 2012 10:38 PM

Secret out-of-state money from... the US Chamber of Commerce. Business people, that represent businesses that create JOBS, supporting a candidate that wants to create jobs. Shocking!

Posted by: Mark at May 10, 2012 10:01 PM
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