September 28, 2010

Coming Soon to Your Highrise: the Cicilline Lie-Apalooza

Monique Chartier

Kicked off at a senior center in Pawtucket, Hot Air calls it the "Let’s Scare Grandma Tour".

[Mayor David] Cicilline’s presentation to seniors was false in numerous respects. There is no threat to the checks to be received by seniors now in the system either under the present system or with any reforms now in the early stages of discussion. None, yet Cicilline cynically suggests to the elderly that their checks are in jeopardy.

Cicilline’s fear mongering about ”privatization” also was misleading because the types of changes proposed by people like Paul Ryan would not affect anyone currently receiving social security, or even people a decade or more away, and would not require people to invest in the stock market.

Yet Cicilline raises the bogeyman of privatization to scare the elderly at senior centers.

Know the real name of this campaign tour?

"Fighting for Social Security"

Fighting for social security?? What does that have to do with the targeted demographic??? Not a single social security check in the audience is in jeopardy!!!

This is despicable. Clearly, the mayor of Providence believes that he can win the first Congressional district only by 1.) brazenly lying and 2.) needlessly terrifying seniors.

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Wow, I don't like cicilline but I admire how he is using the republican tactics of using lies and fear mongering to win. post 911 and the Iraq invasion comes to mind.

Posted by: Swaz at September 28, 2010 10:51 PM

""Yet Cicilline raises the bogeyman of privatization to scare the elderly at senior centers""
posrted by Monique
Yet the "Right" raises the bogeyman of "death panels" to SCARE the elderly at senior centers
""Obama wants to murder your GrandPa""
Sarah Palin and Joe da Plumber

Posted by: Sammy at September 28, 2010 11:03 PM

Sammy-it figures you would like a scumbag like Cicilline.
He has a history of lying even preceeding his tenure as mayor.He lied his ass off as an attorney.He is a sociopath.

Posted by: joe bernstein at September 29, 2010 3:40 AM

We couldn't possibly send Cicillini to Washington.

Could we?

A lot of PFD members are being forced to vote Republican.

Posted by: michael at September 29, 2010 8:09 AM

Why isn't Loughlin on the air tearing apart the corruption, sleaze, ineptness and cronyism in the Cicciline regime?
You say you want to win John,,
are you kidding me?

Posted by: Tommy Cranston at September 29, 2010 9:01 AM

There goes Sammy yet again telling us that "Because I think Bush did it, it's ok for a Democrat to do it!". Sammy, if it was wrong then, is it wrong now? If you want to point out consistent arguments, at least admit that your boi is wrong on this one too.

Posted by: Patrick at September 29, 2010 9:16 AM

Hey, this ploy worked for Patrick Kennedy every election cycle. Scare the ol' folks.

Where's pro-jo's truth-o-meter on this one?

Posted by: RITaxpayer at September 29, 2010 11:23 AM

Sammy-it figures you would like a scumbag like Cicilline.

Posted by joe bernstein at September 29, 2010 3:40 AM

Mr Bernstein, when did I say that i "like" Cicilline (BECAUSE I DON'T)

I was just pointing out that the Right-Wing-Nuts like to scare our seniors ALSO,

Posted by: Sammy at September 29, 2010 12:18 PM

"Where's pro-jo's truth-o-meter on this one?"

I'm going to look into my crystal ball and predict this will be in ProJo's PolitiFact tomorrow.

Posted by: Patrick at September 29, 2010 12:46 PM

sammy-ok-you don't like Cicilline?I stand corrected.I'm never afraid to admit I have been wrong.
There may be some right wingers who try to scare the elderly(I'm elderly but I don't scare easily)-however John Loughlin is not one of them.

Posted by: joe bernstein at September 29, 2010 3:30 PM

The assertion that lying is a "Republican tactic" needs to be supported by evidence or it is merely a baseless smear and a lie itself.

On the other hand, one can point to a host of lies being told by the Democrats from the White House to the State House over the past two years.

While I admire the open-mindedness of the proprietors of this site, I do wish they would hold a higher standard for responsible commentary.

Posted by: BobN at September 30, 2010 8:15 AM

Weapons of mass destruction.

Posted by: Swazool at September 30, 2010 8:41 AM

Swazool, undoubtedly the hundreds of thousands of Kurds and Iranians (... er, or their surviving relatives) upon whom Saddam Hussein dropped weapons of mass destruction would be pleased to testify that George Bush lied about Saddam Hussein possessing weapons of mass destruction.

Posted by: Monique at September 30, 2010 6:59 PM

Monique, now try these:

Mission Accomplished

Death Panels

I can do this all day!

Posted by: Swazool at October 1, 2010 11:56 AM